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Amazon and the iFrame… a solution!

Another Wordpress post here. We recently added some Amazon affiliate product links on another site we have, and decided to include some Amazon dynamic ads as well. Both use the HTML <iFrame> tag, which is considered bad form these days as it doesn’t follow strict HTML standards. As such, the TinyMCE editor used in Wordpress refuses to validate that tag and strips them from posts. This is awkward, as Amazon delivers its product and ad HTML using an iframe.

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StatCounter – an alternative to Google Analytics

This will only be of interest to anyone who manages one or more websites, but just thought I’d give a tip ‘o the hat to an excellent free service I’ve used for years. StatCounter allows you to insert a bit of code into your site, and then it tracks all visitors. You can view metrics through a variety of filters – chronologically, geographically, ‘came from’ sources, most popular pages, unique vs returning visitors, etc. I use Google Analytics also – another great free service – but I find StatCounter easier to use. However, both services allow for excellent granularity of information.

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