Referrers from StumbleUpon


StumbleUpon is a popular, fast growing web community. Stumblers share their opinions about the web sites they like or dislike.

When you get traffic from StumbleUpon, this traffic appears in your AWStats reports under “Stumbleupon (Social Bookmark)” among the “Links from an Internet Search Engine“.

If you wonder what pages of your site are being stumbled, the first extra section is for you. It will show you a list of your pages on StumbleUpon. For each page, the extra section provides a direct link to the StumbleUpon reviews.

The second extra section shows the referrers from the “People” part of StumbleUpon. Referrers with a higher number for hits than for pages are hot linking to your web site (images from your site shown in a StumbleUpon page).

New Report

AWStats, StumbleUpon referrers
This AWStats screen has been simulated for better readability.

Extra Sections

ExtraSectionName1="StumbleUpon Referrers (Websites)"
ExtraSectionCodeFilter1="200 304"
ExtraSectionCondition1="REFERER,^http://www.stumbleupon.com/"
ExtraSectionFirstColumnTitle1="Pages (links from StumbleUpon reviews)"
ExtraSectionFirstColumnValues1="REFERER,www.your_site.com(.*)"
ExtraSectionFirstColumnFormat1="<A HREF='http://www.stumbleupon.com/url/www.your_site.com%s' TARGET='_blank'>%s</A>"
ExtraSectionStatTypes1=PHBL
ExtraSectionAddSumRow1=1
MaxNbOfExtra1=10
MinHitExtra1=1

ExtraSectionName2="StumbleUpon Referrers (People)"
ExtraSectionCodeFilter2="200 304"
ExtraSectionCondition2="REFERER,^http://(?!www)[^\.]+.stumbleupon.com/"
ExtraSectionFirstColumnTitle2="People (links from people pages)"
ExtraSectionFirstColumnValues2="REFERER,^(.*)$"
ExtraSectionFirstColumnFormat2="<A HREF='%s' TARGET='_blank'>%s</A>"
ExtraSectionStatTypes2=PHBL
ExtraSectionAddSumRow2=1
MaxNbOfExtra2=10
MinHitExtra2=1

Replace www.your_site.com by the address of your site.

MaxNbOfExtra* is the number of rows that will be listed. Use the most convenient value.

12 Responses to “Referrers from StumbleUpon”

  1. Tim L. Walker says:

    Cool! So where do I put this extra code??

  2. Jean-Luc says:

    This code must be placed in your AWStats config file.

  3. Tim L. Walker says:

    Stupid question, I know, but any idea where that’s located in cPanel?

  4. Jean-Luc says:

    See our new article Changing the AWStats config file in cPanel.

  5. Tim L. Walker says:

    Nice! Thanks!

  6. Tim L. Walker says:

    So it won’t retroactively gather the stumbleupon links, correct? It will just start placing them in the new section as of the time I updated the config file, right?

  7. Jean-Luc says:

    That’s correct!

  8. Tim L. Walker says:

    I’ve let it run for a couple of months, but it doesn’t seem to work… it’s collected no stats, though I know SU sends me at least 100 visitors/day. Ideas?

  9. Jean-Luc says:

    Oops! You are right. There was a problem with the extra section. I have replaced it with two new extra sections that will give you a complete view of the referrers from StumbleUpon.

    Tim, thanks for helping me solve this problem.

  10. Tim L. Walker says:

    Thank you!

  11. Bobbie Fisher says:

    Do you have anything that tracks from facebook as well?

  12. Spaceman says:

    Wow. I just happened across your site today and I am glad I did. I am learning so much. Thanks for taking the time to provide such useful tools and tutorials for aspiring webmasters.


 

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