The price for performance and features is well worth it,
and most important, the client is delighted.

(BTW, looking forward to seeing you again at SXSW.)

Shane Shepherd said on January 08, 2007

Welcome to the club Jonathan! When I first got Minted, I was addicted to the live stats. I love the fact that I can see activity while it's happening!

Kyle Korleski said on January 08, 2007

Good to see that you finally caved in. ^^

Jonathan Snook said on January 08, 2007

Also, for those who are curious, I've currently got mint configured for client mode.

Michael: SXSW should be fun, definitely look forward to seeing you there!

Nathan Smith said on January 08, 2007

Mint is such a fantastic tool / app, and is as essential to the beginning of one's day as a morning cup of coffee. Glad to see you finally joined the bandwagon!

Jonathan E said on January 08, 2007

That's great that you'll be at WDN! It'd be great to meet you in person.

Andy Kant said on January 08, 2007

Mint is a great application, thanks for reminding me that I still haven't reconfigured Mint since I switched hosts. ;-)

Cory said on January 08, 2007

I recently blogged about this as well.

Mint is a great little piece of software that I am extremely addicted to! I often ask myself how I lived without it for so long. I kept thinking that I didn't need it, it was overrated, not worth the money. I was so totally wrong!

Jeff said on January 10, 2007

I imagine that the mint interface must match your site pretty well!

Most stats programs don't give me the feedback that I'm after, which is mainly the exact browse-path that a visitor goes through. I've resorted to going through my raw server logs for this information. It helps me get a sense of what someone is interested in, including the time it takes them to load the page, browser, etc.

From the demo/client page, it doesn't seem like I can get an idea of this through Mint. Your comment about being to "watch" a page sounds like the closest thing. What does this mean?

Jonathan Snook said on January 10, 2007

Jeff: the watch feature just allows me to see how many hits I get on a particular page. With additional Pepper, though, you can do a bit more. There's a Trends Pepper where you can see a bar graph day-over-day to see the performance of watched pages (along with popular, new, and old pages).

For tracking browse-paths, there are a couple Pepper for that as well. XXXStrong Mint, for example, tracks IP addresses, does dns lookups, and let's you see the page history of a particular address. It's cool in that you can see people coming back days after checking out stuff. In this case though, it only lets you view individual users and not aggregate. I believe there's an aggregate Pepper available to do this but I haven't tried it.

Shaun Inman said on February 19, 2007

Snook, not sure if you've updated your bookmarklets for Mint 2 but now there's an official Pepper based on this idea.

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