Code: [faq] 188.1question (2010-01-30 16:28:20, diff)Sev: 1
English (LJ):
How do I add a counter and track visitors to my journal?

Code: [faq] 188.2answer (2017-04-03 21:36:09, diff)Sev: 1
English (LJ):
<a name="counter"></a><h3>Adding a Counter</h3>
All LiveJournal users can add a counter to their journal in an entry dated far in the future (so it stays at the top of your journal) and enabling the <a href="lj://faq/91" title="FAQ #91:
[[faqtitle:91]]">"Date Out of Order"</a> option.

Your ability to add a counter to your style depends on your account type and your chosen theme.
<ul><li><b>Accounts without additional packages</b>: You can add counters to your style via the "Presentation" section on the <a href="">[[gmlitem:/customize/options.bml.title]]</a> page, provided that <a href="">your layout supports counter code</a>. If it does not, you can add the counter code within a <a href="lj://faq/213" title="FAQ #213: [[faqtitle:213]]">free text area</a> in your layout.</li>
<li><b>Accounts with Professional and Permanent package of service</b>: If your chosen layout doesn't support counter code or free text areas, you can use <lj user="s2howto">'s <a href=";keyword=Adding+a+counter&amp;filter=all">"Adding a counter" memories</a> to create a <a href="lj://faq/177" title="FAQ #177:
[[faqtitle:177]]">custom S2 style</a> with counter code. You can also use this method to move the counter code to a different location.</li></ul>
If your account uses the <a href="lj://faq/168" title="FAQ #168: [[faqtitle:168]]">old style system</a>, you can add a third-party counter to your style by following the instructions in this <lj user="howto"> <a href="">tutorial</a>.

Code: [faq] 188.3summary (2017-04-03 21:36:09, diff)Sev: 1
English (LJ):
You can use LiveJournal's <a href="lj://faq/298" title="FAQ #298: [[faqtitle:298]]">My Guests feature</a> to find out which LiveJournal users are visiting your journal. If you are concerned that unwanted people are reading your journal, you can <a href="lj://faq/66" title='FAQ #66: [[faqtitle:66]]'>track the IP addresses of commenters in your journal</a> and use <a href="lj://faq/24" title="FAQ #24: [[faqtitle:24]]">security settings</a> to restrict who can read your entries.

Alternatively, you can add a third-party counter from an external site to your journal, as long as the code doesn't use <a href="lj://faq/14" title="FAQ #14: [[faqtitle:14]]">JavaScript or Flash</a>. Along with counting the number of people who visit your journal, the counter may provide information about the people visiting your journal. If you don't know of a counter service, you may want to use your favorite search engine to find one.