The past few weeks, I’ve noticed that my visitor count has been drastically low on my blogs. I don’t think it was due to the holidays- this began sometime around the first of the month. Also, it seems that I haven’t been receiving any traffic from Google searches, except for image searches.
I use StatCounter for monitoring my traffic. It tells me where people came from (for example, Google searches or a referring blog), if they looked at other pages on my site, and how long they stayed. It is rather important to me to monitor this activity, since I blog for pay, and I like to know the demographics of the people who read my blog.
But I think NoScript is blocking StatCounter. People use NoScript with Firefox to make pages load faster. But NoScript also blocks out important stuff like StatCounter (and Entrecard, unless you know how to allow it). I tried NoScript whenI used Firefox, and I hated it. It blocked EVERYTHING. No images, no nothing! It pretty much white-washed a blog. I happen to like the blog-reading experience– you know, the photos, the layout, the design, etc. NoScript wiped it all out. Using it to drop Entrecards was like like having a relationship without love and affection. :-p
So I quit NoScript, and I quit Firefox. I HATE Firefox. It won’t work on my wireless and I tried for months to fix it. And when I try to drop Entrecards using Firefox on my ethernet, I have to reload and reload the blogs, just to get the widgets to show up. No thanks. I went with Opera. It was hard getting used to Opera, but I forced myself, and now I LOVE it. It’s so fast. The only thing I miss about Firefox is the Auto Complete and the blocking of ads. But since Opera is so fast, the ads don’t slow things down, anyway.
So I quit NoScript and I quit Firefox, even though everyone else was using it. Fine, go ahead and use it, with your buggy Entrecard toolbar. I am enjoying a life free from that EC toolbar, let me tell you, lol! I have enough problems in my life without adding another, lol!
And also, none of the search engine referrals are showing up, either. So although I see that I have visitors coming from search engines, these visits are not showing up in my stats. WAH!!! 🙁
I hate NoScript! If you are using it to make pages load faster and not get viruses, use Opera! 😀