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Gravity Insights: advanced forum statistics & analytics
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vB Version: 4.0.x Rating: (9 votes - 4.44 average) Installs: 127
Released: 19 Feb 2010 Last Update: 20 Apr 2010 Downloads: 577
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Gravity Insights real-time forum analytics

UNDERSTAND YOUR FORUM CONTENT AND USERS. MAKE BETTER DECISIONS FOR YOUR COMMUNITY.

Gravity Insights is a real-time forum analytics service. Gravity Insights is the only analytics service designed to help forum administrators understand their content and users and make their sites better. With Insights, you’ll have a detailed understanding of who comes to your site, why they come to your site and how they interact with your content.

Please visit http://insights.gravity.com for more information.


Feature Highlights
Dashboard
  • Hourly trends for the last 24 hours
  • Recent stats & trends (pageviews, visitors, new members, new threads, new replies, searches)
  • Active Threads
  • Active Users
  • Trending Topics

Real-time Dashboard
  • Real-time stream of new threads
  • Real-time stream of new media


Who's using Gravity Insights
  1. Crackberry
  2. Mothering.com
  3. Poke Community
  4. PBNation
  5. vBSEO
  6. and hundreds more


What people are saying?
  • Kevin Michaluk, Co-founder Crackberry.com: "Insights does an outstanding job giving us an instant overview of what's happening in real time on the CrackBerry.com forums. There's always a ton of activity and sometimes it's hard to keep up. Gravity Insights not only shows us which threads are the most active, but also gives us an easy way to identify new members who are contributing great content."
  • Ed Rieker, President of PbNation: "There are a lot of generic analytics services out there. Gravity Insights is NOT one of them. Insights does an amazing job of distilling all the activity in our community into useful information. Monitoring the forum in real-time has also never been easier. Because of Gravity Insights, I now know exactly what's happening on our site. The Gravity team is outstanding, a pleasure to work with and very responsive to our needs. I highly recommend them."
  • Patrick Clinger, President and CEO, ProBoards, Inc.:"With Gravity Insights I can see what's happening across the millions of ProBoards forums. Gravity Insights is the first analytics service that I've found that includes relevant forum statistics and can scale to meet our heavy traffic volume. As a big analytics user, I continue to be surprised by all the new things I'm discovering with Gravity Insights."


How does Gravity Insights work?
It’s pretty simple. Gravity Insights is a standard vBulletin plugin. Once installed, Gravity Insights puts a lightweight beacon (similar to Google Analytics) on every vBulletin generated webpage. In addition, Gravity Insights has custom hooks that initiate asynchronous server-to-server calls between your vBulletin server and the Gravity Insights servers. These hooks allow Gravity Insights to track all the things that standard analytics software can’t track (like new threads, new replies, new member registrations, etc.).


Requirements to use Gravity Insights
Gravity Insights has been tested with very large and very small forums. You’ll need vBulletin version 3.6 or later to use Gravity Insights. Gravity Insights also supports phpBB, Vanilla Forums, and ProBoards.


Legal stuff…
Gravity Insights is copyright protected by Project Rover, Inc. You’re free to use Gravity Insights (subject to our terms and privacy policy) on any vBulletin forum for which you hold a valid license.


Anything else?
Drop us an email at [email protected] if you have any questions.

If you try Gravity Insights, please click mark as installed and rate the plugin to show your support. And again, let us know what you think – good or bad! How can we make Gravity Insights better for you?

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  #61  
Old 26 Feb 2010, 15:52
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Originally Posted by molieman View Post
If you installed the updated version, did you put your site_guid in the siteconfig.ini ? Possibly that may be the problem. Just a thought.
No i actually downloaded it from the official site after i registered. Was told no file edits are required if downloading from the official site. I appreciate your help though..
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Edit my bad you are correct i quickly downloaded the updated file from vB.org so yup that would be my problem. Off to make a quick edit now. thanks for the tip.
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Exit information: A couple of admins asked if we could track what the last conversation that a user viewed was – especially for guest users.
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Old 26 Feb 2010, 19:29
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Information gathered seems not totally accurate

I find after watching the information displayed on Gravity-Insights web-site, the information gathered not totally accurate, at least not compared to my AWSTATS for the site.

Correct me if I'm wrong, please, the only information collected is from the forum, not the CSS. So all articles read or moving around from home page is not recorded, is this correct? An example is; Yesterday AWSTATS page views indicated 73K, Gravity-Insight shows 9.72K. That's quite a bit off.

I also have Downloads II, PhotoPost, and Classifieds, I don't believe those areas are recorded either.

This could be a complete misunderstanding in my part, perhaps an explanation of exactly each item represents would help.

I don't mind sharing my sites information, but I do want the information to be an accurate representation.

I find the streaming information to be interesting and helpful, but the numbers are critical for me to sell my site for advertising.
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Old 26 Feb 2010, 20:03
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hi Matt, you are correct that only the forum data is tracked right now. If there is enough interest we could provide a piece of javascript that could be used on all pages for other pages on the site.

Some of our bigger forums like the separation so they compare how their community is doing vs the rest of the site.
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Old 26 Feb 2010, 20:19
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I reinstalled and nothing has changed.

The same problem:

Catchable fatal error: Argument 1 passed to services_DashboardInfo::setSite() must be an instance of site_Model, instance of stdClass given, called in /var/www/insights/application/default/controllers/DashboardController.php on line 25 and defined in /var/www/insights/application/default/services/DashboardInfo.php on line 48
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Old 26 Feb 2010, 20:44
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Got this installed from your site so no need for editing any files ? is this correct ?

When i view the dashboard it has "no data found" any reason why this is showing ?

Does this change after say 1 day or have i done something wrong ?

cheers in advance

Last edited by betts02; 26 Feb 2010 at 21:19.
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 05:22
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hi guys, we pushed a new download of the plugin at http://insights.gravity.com
1.4.0 It should address the remaining issues we've been seeing. If you have any other problems feel free to email me directly at: [email protected]
thanks,
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 14:40
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also, I am seeing some data come in without a proper siteguid so please double check your insightsconfig.php or siteconfig.ini files to make sure you have a valid siteguid from insights.gravity.com

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Old 27 Feb 2010, 18:45
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Well after the latest update all my problems have been solved. I love this unique way of tracking our forum specific data. A+ stuff. Wondering if we can switch the stats to operate within our forums Default timezone?
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 21:46
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the live search stats are an amazing tool. love this
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Old 28 Feb 2010, 04:56
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Originally Posted by VonDoom View Post
Well after the latest update all my problems have been solved. I love this unique way of tracking our forum specific data. A+ stuff. Wondering if we can switch the stats to operate within our forums Default timezone?
awesome! glad we were able to get it working for you. Currently the times are PST but we do have time zone bases stats scheduled for the future.

let us know if there's any other features you'd value

thanks,
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Old 28 Feb 2010, 21:29
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Originally Posted by betts02 View Post
Got this installed from your site so no need for editing any files ? is this correct ?

When i view the dashboard it has "no data found" any reason why this is showing ?

Does this change after say 1 day or have i done something wrong ?

cheers in advance
Are you still having these issues? Have you verified that your config file has a valid siteguid?
Email me and we can walk through it together if you're still having issues... [email protected]

thanks,
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Old 28 Feb 2010, 21:46
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sorry for the late reply, but all is working great now, must of just needed a day to collect the data ?

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Old 01 Mar 2010, 03:18
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Thanks! Installed.

What about the ability to have other webmasters view the statistics but not be able to edit any information.

For example i have 3 other admins but do not want to give them my login information to the Gravity Insights website. An option for me to grant them access to those stats would be good.
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Old 01 Mar 2010, 04:30
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how about adding last weeks stats to the charts??
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Old 01 Mar 2010, 05:34
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Originally Posted by BlackJacket View Post
Thanks! Installed.

What about the ability to have other webmasters view the statistics but not be able to edit any information.

For example i have 3 other admins but do not want to give them my login information to the Gravity Insights website. An option for me to grant them access to those stats would be good.
that's available
PM me to get it set up. The front end hasn't been finished yet but the backend fully supports multiple users on an account.
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