Saturday, March 14, 2009

Myspace Headline Tracker Broken in Private Profiles

I've just had a conversation with WunderCounter user who has confirmed that the Myspace Headline Tracker is currently only working when profiles are set to public. (Thanks, Molly!)

I haven't played with this myself, but what I have been told is that if you have a WunderCounter Tracker in your Myspace headline, it will work when your profile is set to public. However, if you set your profile to private, Myspace will expose the WunderCounter code in the headline. This has the affect that:
  1. Page hits will not be tracked
  2. It looks really messy
There's no workaround that I know of at this time. If your profile is private, you'll need to put your tracker code somewhere other than your headline. That way you'll be able to track page views from your friends. Unfortunately you'll no longer be able to track page views from people who aren't your friends, but who tried to view your profile. This is a limitation imposed by Myspace (whether it's intentional or not, I can't say) and it's in no way a problem with the WunderCounter.

If, at some point in the future, this changes, please do let me know so that I can update this post.

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