Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Verifying that analytics data collection is happening

I just finished adding the analytics tracking javascript to my blog. I wanted to do a quick check that the data collection is happening. To verify, I made use of the excellent tool called HttpWatch Professional. It is a very neat little tool for inspecting and debugging the http traffic from your browser.

A quick gander over to my blog after starting "Record" in the tool immediately verified that the data collection was happening - the proof was the calls to http://analytics.live.com domain to download the tracking javascript, and the calls to http://analytics.r.msn.com/x.gif, which are the requests issued for every event that is tracked on the website.

So far so good, everything working as expected.

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