[Tor www-team] Analytics Data?

Sean Rafferty seanmrafferty at me.com
Thu Jan 9 04:05:53 UTC 2014

I guess we could write a script to generate page counts from a log file.  That would be fun and give a rough idea of what should be prioritized.  There may already be something that can do this. What kind of web servers are you running?

I’m not an analytics expert, but I play one on TV.  Actually, I literally sit next to one at work. I will ask him about this, but would you ever consider adding some kind of analytics to the new site if it could be anonymized?  Although we would love to know who uses the site, we really just need to know what they are doing.  It would really help you to understand how the site is used, what works, what doesn’t work, etc.  It’s much easier to make decisions and set priorities about what to work on when you have this kind of data.  It’s might be clear to some what goes in the MVP, but after that you run the risk of spending limited resources on things that don’t matter as much.

On Jan 8, 2014, at 10:29 PM, andrew at torproject.is wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 08, 2014 at 09:21:21PM -0500, seanmrafferty at me.com wrote 0.8K bytes in 0 lines about:
> : Is there any analytics data for the current site such as google analytics?  Having this data will help prioritize the features that get developed. It's always very difficult to rebuild every feature in the MVP when replacing a website.  The MVP should have only the most important ie most used features.  Too often people assume what the most important features are when the analytics show otherwise.  Some features are obvious (download tor) but priorities can get less clear quickly.  The analytics make it much easier to focus on the right things for MVP.
> There's none. We don't much in order to avoid legal attacks on users. We
> have log files from the webservers, but they look like this:
> - - [09/Jan/2014:00:00:00 +0000] "GET /images/onion.jpg HTTP/1.1" 200 3911 "https://www.torproject.org/download/download.html.en" "-"
> - - [09/Jan/2014:00:00:00 +0000] "GET /js/jquery.min.js HTTP/1.1" 200 31940 "https://www.torproject.org/download/download.html.en" "-"
> - - [09/Jan/2014:00:00:00 +0000] "GET /dist/torbrowser/3.5/torbrowser-install-3.5_en-US.exe HTTP/1.1" 206 5411707 "https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en" "-"
> I'm willing to just publish the raw log files, but others get all antsy
> about this.
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