I figured I’d better make sure my own house was in order if I was going to blog about web tracking! I’ve reviewed my websites and blogs, and find the following.
Wonderful Life – this is a WordPress blog. I identified a few trackers, as follows:
Ghostery identifies the following running on Wonderful Life:
Quantcast – this is associated with the IntenseDebate commenting plugin. Blocking this tracker with Ghostery doesn’t appear to affect the functionality of IntenseDebate.
MyBlogLog – This is associated with the MyBlogLog widget in the main page.
Google Analytics – Possibly the most widely used tracker on the web. I kind of figure that anyone using the web will encounter sites using Google Analytics.
The Team Grumpy Blog – a Google Blogger hosted site, naturally has a Google-related script running, with two others:
Google Friend Connect Seems to enable connections between blog-readers. – Collects data on visitor numbers.
MyBlogLog – as above, associated with a MyBlogLog widget.
Stat Counter – associated with counting site visits.