[pmwiki-users] Google Analytics
schildberg at scoid.de
Wed Aug 23 11:46:15 CDT 2006
Although I use it very early on in November in one of this wonderful
Wiki, I would not recommend it to everybody straight forward.
Sure, I would be more lucky to implement an independent solution, to
which only me has access.
Google Analytics helped me a lot to teak that website and to predict
marketing related strategies.
It is clear to me, that with this right I give to Google, they can build
an even more gigantic prediction system, which will enable them to be
the most powerful analyst worldwide. I would not waste not that
correlation ability, if I had it.
As soon, as I have the possibility to switch to an os software, running
on my server, I am off.
PmWiki, at least for me appeared (because I cannot prove it), to be
clean and independent from any commercial power, beside Patrick's own
intentions. This was a 'good feeling', is a good image for this
software, now will slightly vanish.
so far I did apply. I can think better of a whole packet, where all
those commercial applications, inclusively mapping app's etc (btw, I
more suggest the API of the upcoming OpenStreetMap -Projekt, which
really is os and NOT dependent on any ad's), can be bundled together,
why not a whole Google sampler?
> Initially I thought that this was a non-issue and so said nothing.
> Now, however, I have a few worries about the slippery slope that
> inclusion in the core presents. Rather than being a purely
> open-source project, PmWiki will have some components embedded in it
> that are of a commercial nature. There may already be such components
> in PmWiki, but I am not aware of them - so shame on me if they are there.
> I know that at least one of my clients would be concerned about
> having Google "code" inside PmWiki even if it is something that needs
> to be switched on by the admin. They have no problems with recipes,
> because they are clearly not part of the basic system and can be
> omitted or inserted as required.
> They are not concerned about how users have "found" their sites,
> because for the most part they are closed. If they went to the Google
> page http://www.google.com/analytics/ , the heading that says
> "Integrated with Adwords" would be enough to kill any consideration of PmWiki.
> Their views may be minor, but having Google Analytics as a recipe
> would sidestep the issue completely. Most admins (on this list,
> anyway) are using other recipes, so one more should not be a show stopper.
> Neil Herber
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