Wed Nov 09 2022 - ...
FastComments Analytics can now be used to provide a live report on users using your platform or product.
A total number of users online is provided, as well as the ability to sort pages by the number of users online. You can now also sort pages by the number of comments on each page.
You'll find these reports are accurate and fast, as we have put significant effort into ensuring they perform as such so that FastComments can continue to live up to its name. :)
How to Get It
All FastComments customers on all tiers now have access to the new live analytics numbers via the FastComments Analytics page.
The live metrics (users online, users online per page) are reported without any delay. They do require a page refresh to see the latest number, but that number is served without any caching or delay. The other metrics, like number of page loads or new comments per day, may be up to one minute delayed.
User Activity Icon Improvements
Along with this release we have improved the accuracy of the user activity icons displayed on each comment that shows if a user is online and viewing that comment thread. Before, there may be some delay, or the icon may not always be accurate. This has been improved with a complete rewrite of the user activity tracking system.
Updated analytics documentation can be found on docs.fastcomments.com.
Like all major releases, we're glad that we could take the time to optimize, test, and properly release this feature. Let us know below if you discover any issues.