10 Feb 2014
Due to an error in the AdWords tracking (changes by AdWords) around half of the AdWords click was counted with the referrer as "Direct" instead of AdWords. We are very sorry for this and this is now fully fixed as of today 10th of February 2014.
This means that if you were using Redistats and got traffic from AdWords you will now see that the number of referrals from AdWords will go up around 50% to the correct number and the "Direct" referrers will go down with the same amount.
We are also as of today stripping out the gclid parameter. For example:
This URL: http://www.domainname.com/?gclid=3DCsdfgO3SiPi4wbwCFdfdfaHbcgodqEEA1Q
Will now bee seen as: http://www.domainname.com
Again, we are sorry for this.
23 Aug 2013
Today I implemted a change in the tracking.
We are using both a cookie and an identifier based on IP and user agent (if cookies are turned off) to see if a visitor is returning or not.
Before we counted unique visitors and it was based on 24 hours. The cookie and identifier was set once with a 24 hour expiration. If a visitor did not have a cookie or identifier it was counted as a unique visitor.
Now we are instead counting visits and it is based on 30 minutes but the cookie or identifier are extended 30 minutes with each page view. If a visitor do not have a cookie or identifier it is counted as a visit.
This is the same a Google Analytics are doing and it is the new industry standard. It is important for Redistats to follow the industry standard.
We decided to do this now right away before we get a lot of users to Redistats. So far it is only a handful.
The graph of unique visitors has been renamed to visits and unfortunaly it will now increase slightly. I estimate around 5%.
22 Aug 2013
Our API is just released.
With a simple GET request you receive a simple JSON that you can use to display data in your own system.
See our API documentation for more details.
14 Aug 2013
Today our free beta is open for all our plans until 2014.
Please let us know any feedback, anything is welcome.
If you are using WordPress, use our plugin.
We had some attention and diskussion here on Hacker News. Around 2K visitors from there took a look at the project.