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vBSEO LiveStats: On-Demand Search Engine Performance Reports - v.1.1.2
Mod Version: 1.1.2, by vBSEO (Coder) vBSEO is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (34 votes - 4.79 average) Installs: 294
Released: 09 Jul 2009 Last Update: 06 Dec 2011 Downloads: 2040
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  • vBSEO LiveStats for vBulletin allows admins to instantly check their forum's search performance, without ever leaving the page!
  • See benefits and examples below.
  • Just click the hovering tab (viewable only to admins) to launch the report.
  • An ultra easy to read micro report shows you how many hits you are getting, from which keywords, and from which sites.
  • Find out how the entire forum is performing, or get stats only for the currently viewed page.
  • Very powerful, but conveniently simple and user friendly.
Search engine hits are the rocket fuel of a successful forum. Stats tools like Google Analytics provide the data you need to measure your performance. However, it requires you to login into GA, and drill down into its many report formats. You know the result: Many admins simply forget about their stats most of the time, and really don't know which pages are actually performing (or not).

vBSEO LiveStats gives you all the data you need in a split second, without leaving the forum. You get all the valuable info to know immediately how your pages are performing, without spending any time figuring out the complexities of Google Analytics.

Benefits and Example Usage

  • Success - See examples below.
  • Save time - Loads instantly, on-demand, while browsing your forum. You don't need to leave the page.
  • Easy to use - Opens with easy to read micro-report ready for you. No drill down required.
  • Instant info - Find out if a "page" is performing without ever launching Google Analytics (or trying to dig through it's many reports to get what you want)
  • Secure - Only visible by admins with granted permissions.

Example 1 - Why is that thread so hot all of a sudden?

You notice more guest users are online. Several of them are reading and posting to a particular thread. You go to that thread and click "stats". LiveStats loads on demand and gives you the micro report. It turns out for the past 24 hours you are getting hits for one of your top keywords!

Example 2 - Was that email effective?

You send out an email to your forum members, telling them about an important new announcement. How many of them actually were interested? You browse to the announcement thread, load LiveStats on-demand. It turns out 25% of your members visited your announcement within 24 hours of sending the email.

Example 3 - Is my participation at another forum getting me any hits?

You have been actively posting at a related forum to build links and get some click through traffic. Are you getting any clicks by the visitors there? You browse to the page you were linking to, load LiveStats on-demand, and see if the site you are targeting is sending you traffic this week. It looks like you are getting some hits.

Example 4 - I installed vBSEO last month. How much new traffic am I getting?

You vBSEO-enabled your forum to get more search traffic, but you want to find out how well it's working. This will be your 30 day progress report. You load LiveStats on-demand on *any* page of your forum and click the link for your Global site report. You set the date for 30 days before you installed. Looks like you got 100,000 hits that month. Now you set it for the 30 days you had vBSEO installed. It turns out you had 105,000 hits the first month with vBSEO, so your traffic is up by 5%.

Example 5 - Are your new articles getting any hits?

You are building your content by writing new articles related to your forum topic. This week you created 10 new articles. As you visit each article, you load LiveStats on-demand and instantly see the total hits, keywords, and other sites that are sending you traffic since the article was created. Looks like 3 of your articles are doing better than the others. Common factor: A keyword rich title. It turns out LiveStats has helped you zero in on the best way to optimize your content to get more traffic.

How do you use LiveStats? Please tell us...

What does it do?
  • Securely connects to your Google Analytics account.
  • Collects page data and generates micro-reports, on-demand.
  • Admin-only "stats" Tab hovers for instant access on any page.
  • When "stats" tab is clicked, LiveStats launches on the page.
  • Micro search engine performance reports are displayed for the current page, or the full site.
  • Admins can select date range, to check out performance for a desired time period.
How does it work?

The LiveStats engine was designed to extract key performance data securely from your Google Analytics account, displaying the micro reports directly to logged in admins only.

Help Us Rename LiveStats!


vBSEO LiveStats is the internal working name the vBSEO Team has given this new plugin. Do you like it? Can you think of a better name? Please let us know.

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Installation & Configuration for vB 3.6.x - 4.1.x as a Plugin


Follow the installation/upgrade instructions provided in the docs/readme.html file.

Google Analytics Accounts

You must have a Google Analytics account setup and running on your forum to use vBSEO LiveStats. You can sign up for Google Analytics.


Fully compatible with:
  • vBulletin 3.0.x, 3.5.x, 3.6.x, 3.7.x, 3.8.x, 4.0.x and 4.1.x
  • All versions of vBSEO
Copyright & Licensing

vBSEO LiveStats plugin is copyright protected by Crawlability Inc.
  • You are free to download and install this plugin on any vBulletin forum for which you hold a valid vB license.
  • Unauthorized distribution of any code and/or documentation, whole or in part, included here is strictly prohibited.
Revision History

  • Update - vBulletin 4.x compatibility update
  • Fix - Various bug fixes
v1.0 RC3
  • Fix - Google Analytics compatibility update
v1.0 RC2
  • Fix - Google Analytics login issue corrected
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Old 24 Jul 2009, 19:55
vbem2 vbem2 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2007
Any ideas? I have tried with out without @gmail, different user log ins, different domain prefixes, etc. I wish there were some sort of error reporting...
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Old 24 Jul 2009, 22:22
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Hostboard Hostboard is offline
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Originally Posted by RKI View Post
Okay, I have not found a solution to this and the hoster is not answering my tickets regarding this, but could this be the reason for that the livestats bar loads forever and analytics says I do not have a tracker? Ive read this thread back & forth and the intro text for the plugin .. and im lost.

If anyone can help me - I would be most grateful ...
Where or what template did you place the analytics code in?
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Old 25 Jul 2009, 03:28
RKI RKI is offline
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Originally Posted by Hostboard View Post
Where or what template did you place the analytics code in?
I cant put it anywhere because of suhosin / hardened php on the server, and the host has zero service and does not answer my tickets .. so I can not edit anything in php .. template or anything else for that matter until I get that disabled .. im going nuts, im about to blast all over this thread whom im hosting with so you guys can avoid using that service, this has taken me well over a week , 5 e-mails now and not an answer from them .. so im just stranded
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Old 25 Jul 2009, 10:52
BigBass BigBass is offline
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Removing this today!
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Old 25 Jul 2009, 22:41
1320Nation 1320Nation is offline
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Originally Posted by BigBass View Post
Removing this today!
I uninstalled this mod as well. I have had the same problem as several others and I simply unistalled it due to the lack of support. It's a shame considering I have bought 2 vbSEO license for two of my domains over the last 8 months.
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Old 27 Jul 2009, 01:03
vbem2 vbem2 is offline
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I'm also going to uninstall since it seems no one can tell me how to get the log in to work
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Old 28 Jul 2009, 03:31
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Saviour Saviour is offline
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Originally Posted by Hostboard View Post
Inconsistent behavior though:

Under IE8 the tab is on the left side of the forum but yet the Google page opens from the right. Did not do this in prior versions that I remember.

Under FireFox 3.5 the tab is on the left and the Google page opens from the left.

I do not believe this can slow down the forums when installed becuase from what I can tell it does not access anything until you click on the tab. However since images and javascript are being called from the VBSEO server on top of data from Google you are at the mercy of both services when used.

Also just to renote that this also does not work on the IBProArcade page.
I'm experiencing the same issue with IE8.

Is there a fix for this? I have not tried it in Safari or Opera, as of yet. I'll be doing that within the next few minutes.
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Old 28 Jul 2009, 04:44
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Just tried latest versions of Safari and well as Firefox...all of those browsers display it fine...though I did have to clear cache and reset the Opera and Safari browsers.

If the tas are displayed on the right in IE8...then it works fine. If the tabs are on the left and clicked...the window opens from the right side.

I look forward to any recommendations...suggestions...
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Old 30 Jul 2009, 22:58
h2ojunkie h2ojunkie is offline
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I have the same problems. It jsut grinds away and never loads any data.
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Old 31 Jul 2009, 00:52
atcspaul atcspaul is offline
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never loads the data for me either, gonna uninstall
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Old 31 Jul 2009, 01:15
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Problem with most that they aren't fully tested for cross browser compatibility. Seems if it works with Firefox...then it's supposedly "golden". Not in this case, though.

Issues with Opera, Safari and IE make this mod destined for a much needed update. I was in contact with Mert over at vBSEO...and he has submitted the issues for correction.

I guess if you're using's okay. However, if your members are going to be viewing this (and I don't see why), then the developer needs to fix it.
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Old 02 Aug 2009, 01:36's Avatar is offline
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Installed and Loving it!!

Working fine for me with FF, Safari, IE8, Oprah, and Google Chrome using both Mac OS X and Windows XP.
__________________ (it's work and family friendly)

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Old 02 Aug 2009, 01:59
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Originally Posted by View Post
Installed and Loving it!!

Working fine for me with FF, Safari, IE8, Oprah, and Google Chrome using both Mac OS X and Windows XP.
Try moving the stats button to the left, instead of the right. Open IE...then click the stats button. Window opens on the right...not the left...unless you know something I don't know.
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Old 02 Aug 2009, 08:58
jmw jmw is offline
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This thing works sometimes, not always. It keeps trying to communicate with GA I guess unsuccessfully as it keeps spinning and shows nothing. Again, works sometimes. FF 3.5.1 version here. Might uninstall as there is no support.
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Old 02 Aug 2009, 18:52
blogthea blogthea is offline
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it doesnt load the data from GA. I'm 100% sure login details and id are correct..
I use vbulletin 3.8.3 and VbSEO latest Version

edit:any updates?

Last edited by blogthea; 04 Aug 2009 at 16:33.
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