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[NEW PLUGIN] REMOTE COUNT 1.0.0
           Remote Count - Version - 1.0.0



About



Remote count is a clever script which allows you to place a page counter, or a graphic of your choice onto a remote site, and maintain the count in your links database. It also directs anyone who clicks on the graphic or custom "Powered By....." text to either the detailed page of the link, or your home page - YOU DECIDE. No matter what, you bring more traffic to your site.


RemoteCount is a Commercial plug-in. There are no trial versions.

Pricing is $35 including free upgrades.



System Requirements


You will need, Links SQL version 2.1.0 or newer. The beta version of Links 2.1.0 will cause errors. RemoteCount should work on either dynamic or static setups of Links

Download and Availability


I will be adding RemoteCount to my own site for download, and hopefully in the near future, back into the Links SQL plug-in download area. You can place an order for RremoteCount at any time, and you will be given access to the download area.



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Ian: Jun 21, 2002, 12:47 PM
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Re: [Ian] [NEW PLUGIN] REMOTE COUNT 1.0.0 In reply to
Hey Ian,

Cool plugin. Does it track ins and outs?

In from X Site
Out to X Site

And will it show the in and out on the link detail page?



Thanks!
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Re: [Teambldr] [NEW PLUGIN] REMOTE COUNT 1.0.0 In reply to
Hi Brian,

The idea is based on a request from someone actually.

Like my other plug-ins, I released the basic version, and will keep adding features to it (hence the price).

So at the moment, it is purely a hit counter and customizable link/graphic. I am open to suggestions - like IN and OUT! This is my first plug-in I have done where I never asked for comments before releasing it. So fire awaySmile

I will add a screenshot or two, but I must warn you, they might be boring, as this magic is in what it does, not what it shows. There is a "statistics page" which tells you some information about the links being tracked also.

Yes, you can display the remote page hitcount from a tag in your templatesSmile

<%Plugins::RemoteCount::hitcount(LinkID)%>

I can easily add TOP X tags to this (and I think I will)... just want to see what anyone thinks might be good.


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Ian: Jun 21, 2002, 1:12 PM
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Re: [Ian] [NEW PLUGIN] REMOTE COUNT 1.0.0 In reply to
Very cool.



I think that the LinksSQL counts the OUT and shows it under the link itself. If a person was to plug in the IN count next to that it would be pretty cool. Especially if the graphic on the remote site asked for a review to be done.Cool

I like the idea of a Top X. That would be very cool if it could go to a large number as well Such as 100! And show the IN and OUT next to it. Like this:

Top 100 Sites
Site Name..........IN..........OUT
XXX.com 123 1234

and so on...

This is a lot like Top Sites in the way it works if set up this way.

Nice work!
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Re: [Teambldr] [NEW PLUGIN] REMOTE COUNT 1.0.0 In reply to
Hi Brian,

Give me a minute and i'll see what I can doWink

I will get Remote Count to tap into the existing hits against a link (THE OUT) and put these along side a possible IN's.

Just clarify what you mean by IN... page hit, or clickthrough?


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Ian: Jun 21, 2002, 1:21 PM
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Re: [Ian] [NEW PLUGIN] REMOTE COUNT 1.0.0 In reply to
Why did I know you would say that?

Smile
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Re: [Teambldr] [NEW PLUGIN] REMOTE COUNT 1.0.0 In reply to
I guess the IN count is when someone actually clicks the graphic or counter and comes to your page.

IN OUT EXPOSURES

I know how to get IN, and EXPOSURES (which is my hits at the moment).... IN, I have to think about...


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Re: [Teambldr] [NEW PLUGIN] REMOTE COUNT 1.0.0 In reply to
Yes, I *think* I know how... it will take a little remodel of the cgi program to handle the incoming hits also.... leave it with me today... hopefully by tommorow!


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Re: [Ian] [NEW PLUGIN] REMOTE COUNT 1.0.0 In reply to
Yes, the IN would be the remote counts actual clicks. The out would be the hits from LinksSQL.
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Re: [Teambldr] [NEW PLUGIN] REMOTE COUNT 1.0.0 In reply to
Ok, i'll just sum up what I will try to add in:

IN - this is when someone clicks on the remote graphic or counter
COUNT - this is the number of exposures of the remote graphic, and what the counter displays
OUT - this is the links SQL hit count for the link

Top X tag for IN/OUT/COUNT

And as for the formatting of this tag?


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Re: [Ian] [NEW PLUGIN] REMOTE COUNT 1.0.0 In reply to
Then it would not only count the exposures of the graphic on the remote site, it would also count the traffic generated by the graphic. This would lend itself to accountability in the placement and the design of the graphic on the remote site.

If you had a low click thru and a high exposure then the owner would check for quality placement on the site and if the placement is good then look at the graphic itself and its effectiveness.

Checks and Balances!

Then throw in the placement of the top X and you have a cool interactive program that extends your sites reach through others websites.

Very Cool!
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Re: [Ian] [NEW PLUGIN] REMOTE COUNT 1.0.0 In reply to
How about a four column table with no Title?

This way the site owner could add their own title and the columns would keep the data in alignment.

Just a thought!

Smile
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Re: [Ian] [NEW PLUGIN] REMOTE COUNT 1.0.0 In reply to
Hi Ian



the information link in the plug in area is returing:

A fatal error has occured:
Undefined subroutine &Links::SiteHTML::display called at /home/virtual/site315/fst/var/www/cgi-bin/links/admin/Plugins/RemoteCount.pm line 65.


Please enable debugging in setup for more details.
Regards
KaTaBd

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Re: [Teambldr] [NEW PLUGIN] REMOTE COUNT 1.0.0 In reply to
Exactly.... I'll be back.... work to do!


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Re: [Teambldr] [NEW PLUGIN] REMOTE COUNT 1.0.0 In reply to
Good idea..... BRB, just going to have a look at this install error katabd is having.Smile


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Re: [Ian] [NEW PLUGIN] REMOTE COUNT 1.0.0 In reply to
Add

use Links::SiteHTML;

...into the plugin :)
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Re: [Paul] [NEW PLUGIN] REMOTE COUNT 1.0.0 In reply to
Thanks Paul... you beat me too it!Smile

EDIT: The information symbol suits you Paul.


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Ian: Jun 21, 2002, 2:13 PM
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Re: [Teambldr] [NEW PLUGIN] REMOTE COUNT 1.0.0 In reply to
    

Position.....URL.......IN.....OUT.....COUNT

1.............blah,blah...234...2342.....234324

URL, will have to length limited I suspect, to keep it tidy.....

URL or TITLE though?


EDIT: title might be better eh.... but limit the length on it.


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Ian: Jun 21, 2002, 2:21 PM
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Re: [Ian] [NEW PLUGIN] REMOTE COUNT 1.0.0 In reply to
I think title as well. The length limit is the tricky part as you want to give them the most exposure possible.

Crazy
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Re: [Teambldr] [NEW PLUGIN] REMOTE COUNT 1.0.0 In reply to
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I think title as well. The length limit is the tricky part as you want to give them the most exposure possible.

Why don't I make the length admin definable then.Wink... unless you can think of another way to set this out.?


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Re: [Ian] [NEW PLUGIN] REMOTE COUNT 1.0.0 In reply to
Ooooo settings!

Its got to be good if there are settings! Cool
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Re: [Teambldr] [NEW PLUGIN] REMOTE COUNT 1.0.0 In reply to
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Its got to be good if there are settings!


LOL.

Ok, I have to go and work out the IN part now.... back in a while!


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[NEW PLUGIN] REMOTE COUNT 2.0.0 In reply to

UPDATE

VERSION 2.0.0


I have completly re-written version 1.0.0 this aftenoon and this evening. I am not finished yet, but when I am this is going to be version 2.0.0, it is so majorly different AND BETTER!!

I feel so wiped after writing all day, I am sure I am going miss mentioning features or changes so, I will be very brief on what is new.

  • Table is now merged with existing Links table, allowing seemless integration of data with each link and a dynamic enviroment when it comes to new links being added, and old ones being removed.
  • Template based counter to place on your customers website! Drop in the required tags, and the rest is up to you. Put your own formatting, layout, colors, even remote images.
  • Made the handling cgi twice as clever! It now handles incoming clicks off of graphics on any website out there holding your remote counter. This gives you an 'IN' count, automatically in your links. I am sure you can see the $$ and "wow" potential out of this.
  • Added statistics to inlcude maximum and average for IN, EXPOSURE and OUT (hits) on all links.
  • Added two functions to set all links in your directory to either show a remote IMAGE or the remote COUNTER with a single click of a button.
  • All codes are defaulted at 0, so if you don't wish to use the code for authentication, you can just set CODE=0 in the appropriate link - EASY setup.
  • plus more.....

I am going to add:

  • Top X tag as discussed in this thread.





Sorry, but that might have to be it for version 2.0.0. I have a few other plug-in commitments I MUST finish (private contracts). But, like all of my other plug-ins, I will come back and add more.

Smile

I really think this is a useful plug-in that you can put to work straight away and see results, and I hope you will think so too!


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Ian: Jun 21, 2002, 6:29 PM
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Re: [Ian] [NEW PLUGIN] REMOTE COUNT 2.0.0 In reply to
Ian:

The speed at which you work amazes me, as does your obvious skills! Keep up the good work!

Do you have a DEMO area or similar?

I am keen to look at some of your stuff - including the Remote Count Plugin.

Thanks,



Regards,



Clint.
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Re: [Clint] [NEW PLUGIN] REMOTE COUNT 2.0.0 In reply to
Hi Clint,

Thanks for your kind comments!

I have not got around to making any mocks ups as yetUnsure... just been busy trying to get v2 out (plus finish other work).

I am not exactly sure what to show as a screen shoot for this plug-in, but I see if I can think of something. There are no demos for my plug-ins any more for a number of reasons - sorry for this.

I will see what I can do, and if you have any questions, please message me and be glad to help!


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Re: [Ian] [NEW PLUGIN] REMOTE COUNT 2.0.0 In reply to
Hey Ian,



Maybe a flow chart would be better to show for this plugin as it is about traffic generation and uses multiple points of start and finish.

An example is attached.

Cool
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Re: [Teambldr] [NEW PLUGIN] REMOTE COUNT 2.0.0 In reply to
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An example is attached.


Brain!

You have done it for me!! Looks fantastic too!

Good oneSmile


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Re: [Ian] [NEW PLUGIN] REMOTE COUNT 2.0.0 In reply to
Thanks!

Hope it helps!

Smile
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TOP X TAG In reply to

UPDATE





The TopX tag is coming along nicely. The tag is TEMPLATE BASED. So you can do your own formatingWink I will supply a base template for you to modify, just to save you a bit more time during setup. Not that this plug-in takes much to set-up.

I think my skills are getting better each time I go back and revise a plug-in or write a new one!

Anyways, version 2.0.1 will be due out tonight. (2.0.0 is already out - minus the tag). I'll make a fresh thread when I realse the update.




Thanks for drawing this Brian! I hope you can all get a better idea of what this plug-in does from the picture!


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Ian: Jun 22, 2002, 2:41 PM
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Re: [Ian] TOP X TAG In reply to
Settings AND templates?

This REALLY has to be good!Tongue



This is a great plugin Ian. I look forward to getting it. 2.0.1 of course!Cool
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Re: [Teambldr] TOP X TAG In reply to
Thought you might like that!


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Re: [Teambldr] TOP X TAG In reply to
Ok,

How should this tag rank (order) the output?

I currently have it ordering as follows:
  1. By Exposures (page loads of counter image on remote site)
  2. By IN (inward clicks from your counter or image)
  3. By OUT (hits in links)


Comments appreciated.

I will ultimately make a setting for changing the order, but for the next version, what would be the preference?


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Re: [Ian] TOP X TAG In reply to
I would say by IN.

The reason is that OUT is not a reason to rank high, EXPOSURES can be enhanced on their end but actual site visits (IN) are hard to manipulate. So my vote would be for IN!



Cool
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Re: [Teambldr] TOP X TAG In reply to
DONE!

So now:
  1. IN
  2. and if two are the same, it will order by OUT, and if they are the same still, then by exposures


IN, then OUT, then EXPOSURES?

or IN, EXPOSURES, OUT? gosh


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Ian: Jun 22, 2002, 3:03 PM
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I would say IN, EXPOSURES then OUT

Exposures at least give you advertising! Crazy


The OUT is really to sell the program to the Link Owner.


Of course if I were wearing a raincoat it would be exposures first! LOL

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Teambldr: Jun 22, 2002, 3:08 PM
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Re: [Teambldr] TOP X TAG In reply to
Ok,

The tag looks like this at the moment:

<%Plugins::RemoteCount::TopXCount('TopX','Max Title Length')%>

You would use it like:

<%Plugins::RemoteCount::TopXCount('100','75')%>

This prevents your Titles from being huge and spoiling your formatting. What it does is caps the title length at the value you specify and tacks on a space and three dots:

"Birds of a feather floc ..." This would be a setting of 23 for example... giving a total string length of 27 (4 for the space and three dots).


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Re: [Ian] TOP X TAG In reply to
If you wanted a full length name what would you enter?
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Re: [Teambldr] TOP X TAG In reply to
The maximum length of the field for title in Links. Check your Links Table... I beleive it is set at 100. So you would just put 100.


Edit: If you are not sure... then put a rediculous number like 1000, and RC will still handle this Wink


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Ian: Jun 22, 2002, 4:07 PM
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Re: [Ian] TOP X TAG In reply to
Cool!

That will work!

Nice job!
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Re: [Teambldr] TOP X TAG In reply to
Alrighty then, I could not help it:

Top X Count

# This subroutine returns the toplist
# Called with <%Plugins::RemoteCount::TopXCount('TopX','Max Title Length', 'Sort Order')%>
# Order:
# iox - IN OUT EXP
# ixo - IN EXP OUT
# xoi - EXP OUT IN
# xio - EXP IN OUT
# oix - OUT IN EXP
# oxi - OUT EXP IN

Now you can pick the order right from the tag!

Example: <%Plugins::RemoteCount::TopXCount('100','75', 'xio')%>

Returns the top 100, with titles capped at 75 chars, and order by Exposures, In's then Out's


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Ian: Jun 22, 2002, 4:47 PM
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Re: [Ian] TOP X TAG In reply to
Hi

Way to go ..!!

You are something else.. that really sounds way beyond what we talked about..
I will give it a try tonight and let you know..
Regards
KaTaBd

Users plug In - Multi Search And Remote Search plug in - WebRing plug in - Muslims Directory
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Re: [katabd] TOP X TAG In reply to
Hi katabd, Thanks!!

If you hold off on downloading for another 2-3 hours, I will have version 2.0.1 in the download area all ready to try out!

Smile


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Re: [Ian] TOP X TAG In reply to
Ok

I will do that..
Thanks
Regards
KaTaBd

Users plug In - Multi Search And Remote Search plug in - WebRing plug in - Muslims Directory
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Re: [Ian] TOP X TAG In reply to
Oh Bats! He did it again!



Did I say Bats? A snack does sound good! Tongue
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Re: [Teambldr] TOP X TAG In reply to

NEW VERSION INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE:

http://www.gossamer-threads.com/perl/gforum/gforum.cgi?post=202082#202082





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