How to Track your Visitors stats in laravel

So , do you need stats like wordpress  in your laravel if yes then here is the good news for you you can now easily track your visitors stats with your laravel appp with a new laravel package called Laravel Stats Tracker , Storing user tracking information, on indexed and normalized database tables, wastes less disk space and ease the extract of valuable information about your application and business.

Tracker gathers a lot of information from your requests to identify and store:

  • Sessions
  • Page Views (hits on routes)
  • Users (logged users)
  • Devices (computer, smartphone, tablet…)
  • User Devices (by, yeah, storing a cookie on each device)
  • Browsers (Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer…)
  • Operating Systems (iOS, Mac OS, Linux, Windows…)
  • Geo Location Data (Latitute, Longitude, Country and City)
  • Routes and all its parameters
  • Events
  • Referers (url, medium, source, search term…)
  • Exceptions/Errors
  • Sql queries and all its bindings
  • Url queries and all its arguments
  • Database connections

You can istall it very easily via composer  just rquire it via composer

Require the tracker package by executing the following command in your command line:

composer require pragmarx/tracker

Add the service provider to your app/config/app.php:

'PragmaRX\Tracker\Vendor\Laravel\ServiceProvider',

Add the alias to the facade on your app/config/app.php:

'Tracker' => 'PragmaRX\Tracker\Vendor\Laravel\Facade',

Publish tracker configuration:

Laravel 4

php artisan config:publish pragmarx/tracker

Laravel 5

php artisan vendor:publish

Enable Tracker in your config.php (Laravel 4) or tracker.php (Laravel 5)

'enabled' => true,

Publish the migration

php artisan tracker:tables

This is only needed if you are on Laravel 4, because vendor:publish does it for you in Laravel 5.

Create a database connection for it on your config/database.php

'tracker' => [
    'driver'   => '...',
    'host'     => '...',
    'database' => ...,
    ...
],

Migrate it

If you have set the default connection to tracker, you can

php artisan migrate

Otherwise you’ll have to

php artisan migrate --database=tracker

If you are planning to store Geo IP information, also install the geoip package:

composer require "geoip/geoip":"~1.14"

or

composer require "geoip2/geoip2":"~2.0"

And make sure you don’t have the PHP module installed. This is a Debian/Ubuntu example:

sudo apt-get purge php5-geoip

Everything Is Disabled By Default

Tracker has a lot of logging options, but you need to decide what you want to log. Starting by enabling this one:

'log_enabled' => true,

It is responsible for logging page hits and sessions, basically the client IP address.

Stats Panel

To use the stats panel on your website you’ll need to download the sb-admin 2 sources to your public folder:

wget --output-document=/tmp/sba2.zip https://github.com/IronSummitMedia/startbootstrap-sb-admin-2/archive/v1.0.7.zip
unzip /tmp/sba2.zip -d /tmp
mkdir -p public/templates; mv /tmp/startbootstrap-sb-admin-2-1.0.7 public/templates/sb-admin-2

And enabled in your config file:

'stats_panel_enabled' => true,

Only admins can view the stats, so if you don’t have an is_admin attribute on your user model, you’ll have to add one:

public function getIsAdminAttribute()
{
    return true;
}

It can be ‘admin’, ‘is_admin’, ‘root’ or ‘is_root’.

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HERE is How you can use this package

As soon as you install and enable it, Tracker will start storing all information you tell it to, then you can in your application use the Tracker Facade to access everything. Here are some of the methods and relatioships available:

Current Session/Visitor

$visitor = Tracker::currentSession();

Most of those methods return an Eloquent model or collection, so you can use not only its attributes, but also relational data:

var_dump( $visitor->client_ip );

var_dump( $visitor->device->is_mobile );

var_dump( $visitor->device->platform );

var_dump( $visitor->geoIp->city );

Sessions (visits)

$sessions = Tracker::sessions(60 * 24); // get sessions (visits) from the past day
foreach ($sessions as $session)
{
    var_dump( $session->user->email );

    var_dump( $session->device->kind . ' - ' . $session->device->platform );

    var_dump( $session->agent->browser . ' - ' . $session->agent->browser_version );

    var_dump( $session->geoIp->country_name );

    foreach ($session->session->log as $log)
    {
        var_dump( $log->path );
    }
}

Users

$users = Tracker::users(60 * 24);

User Devices

$users = Tracker::userDevices(60 * 24, $user->id);

Events

$events = Tracker::events(60 * 24);

Errors

$errors = Tracker::errors(60 * 24);

PageViews summary

$pageViews = Tracker::pageViews(60 * 24 * 30);

PageViews By Country summary

$pageViews = Tracker::pageViewsByCountry(60 * 24);

Filter range

You can send timestamp ranges to those methods using the Minutes class:

$range = new Minutes();

$range->setStart(Carbon::now()->subDays(2));

$range->setEnd(Carbon::now()->subDays(1));

Tracker::userDevices($range);

Routes By Name

Having a route of

Route::get('user/{id}', ['as' => 'user.profile', 'use' => [email protected]']);

You can use this method to select all hits on that particular route and count them using Laravel:

return Tracker::logByRouteName('user.profile')
        ->where(function($query)
        {
            $query
                ->where('parameter', 'id')
                ->where('value', 1);
        })
        ->count();

And if you need count how many unique visitors accessed that route, you can do:

return Tracker::logByRouteName('tracker.stats.log')
        ->where(function($query)
        {
            $query
                ->where('parameter', 'uuid')
                ->where('value', '8b6faf82-00f1-4db9-88ad-32e58cfb4f9d');
        })
        ->select('tracker_log.session_id')
        ->groupBy('tracker_log.session_id')
        ->distinct()
        ->count('tracker_log.session_id');

 

 

Screenshots

Visits

visits

Charts

charts

Users

users

Events

events

Errors

errors

 

 

 

Blade Views

The views above are available in this package, but you need to install the sb-admin panel on your public folder, please look at the instructions below.

How data is stored

All tables are prefixed by tracker_, and here’s an extract of some of them, showing columns and contents:

sessions

+-----+--------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------+-----------------+------------+-----------+----------+
| id  | uuid                                 | user_id | device_id | agent_id | client_ip       | referer_id | cookie_id | geoip_id |
+-----+--------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------+-----------------+------------+-----------+----------+
| 1   | 09465be3-5930-4581-8711-5161f62c4373 | 1       | 1         | 1        | 186.228.127.245 | 2          | 1         | 2        |
| 2   | 07399969-0a19-47f0-862d-43b06d7cde45 |         | 2         | 2        | 66.240.192.138  |            | 2         | 2        |
+-----+--------------------------------------+---------+-----------+----------+-----------------+------------+-----------+----------+

devices

+----+----------+-------------+-------------+------------------+-----------+
| id | kind     | model       | platform    | platform_version | is_mobile |
+----+----------+-------------+-------------+------------------+-----------+
| 1  | Computer | unavailable | Windows 8   |                  |           |
| 2  | Tablet   | iPad        | iOS         | 7.1.1            | 1         |
| 3  | Computer | unavailable | Windows XP  |                  |           |
| 5  | Computer | unavailable | Other       |                  |           |
| 6  | Computer | unavailable | Windows 7   |                  |           |
| 7  | Computer | unavailable | Windows 8.1 |                  |           |
| 8  | Phone    | iPhone      | iOS         | 7.1              | 1         |
+----+----------+-------------+-------------+------------------+-----------+

agents

+----+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------+-----------------+
| id | name                                                                                                                                    | browser           | browser_version |
+----+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------+-----------------+
| 1  | Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/35.0.1916.114 Safari/537.36                           | Chrome            | 35.0.1916       |
| 2  | Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; CPU OS 7_1_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/537.51.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) CriOS/34.0.1847.18 Mobile/11D201 Safari/9537.53 | Chrome Mobile iOS | 34.0.1847       |
| 3  | Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)                                                                                      | IE                | 6.0             |
| 4  | Python-urllib/2.6                                                                                                                       | Other             |                 |
| 5  | Other                                                                                                                                   | Other             |                 |
| 6  | Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/34.0.1847.137 Safari/537.36                           | Chrome            | 34.0.1847       |
| 7  | Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; rv:28.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/28.0                                                                       | Firefox           | 28.0            |
| 8  | Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 7_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/537.51.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/7.0 Mobile/11D169 Safari/9537.53 | Mobile Safari     | 7.0             |
+----+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------+-----------------+

domains

+----+--------------------------+
| id | name                     |
+----+--------------------------+
| 1  | antoniocarlosribeiro.com |
+----+--------------------------+

errors

+----+------+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| id | code | message                                                                                                                                                                                                                      |
+----+------+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| 1  | 404  |                                                                                                                                                                                                                              |
| 2  | 500  | Call to undefined method PragmaRX\Tracker\Tracker::sessionLog()                                                                                                                                                              |
| 3  | 500  | Trying to get property of non-object (View: /home/forge/stage.antoniocarlosribeiro.com/app/views/admin/tracker/log.blade.php)                                                                                                |
| 4  | 500  | syntax error, unexpected 'foreach' (T_FOREACH)                                                                                                                                                                               |
| 5  | 500  | Call to undefined method PragmaRX\Tracker\Tracker::pageViewsByCountry()                                                                                                                                                      |
| 6  | 500  | Class PragmaRX\Firewall\Vendor\Laravel\Artisan\Base contains 1 abstract method and must therefore be declared abstract or implement the remaining methods (Illuminate\Console\Command::fire)                                 |
| 7  | 405  |                                                                                                                                                                                                                              |
| 8  | 500  | Trying to get property of non-object                                                                                                                                                                                         |
| 9  | 500  | Missing argument 2 for Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model::setAttribute(), called in /home/forge/stage.antoniocarlosribeiro.com/vendor/laravel/framework/src/Illuminate/Database/Eloquent/Model.php on line 2444 and defined |
+----+------+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

events

+----+------------------------------------------------+
| id | name                                           |
+----+------------------------------------------------+
| 1  | illuminate.log                                 |
| 2  | router.before                                  |
| 3  | router.matched                                 |
| 4  | auth.attempt                                   |
| 5  | auth.login                                     |
| 6  | composing: admin.tracker.index                 |
| 7  | creating: admin.tracker._partials.menu         |
| 8  | composing: admin.tracker._partials.menu        |
| 9  | creating: admin.layout                         |
| 10 | composing: admin.layout                        |
| 11 | creating: admin._partials.mainMenu             |
| 12 | composing: admin._partials.mainMenu            |
| 13 | creating: admin._partials.messages             |
| 14 | composing: admin._partials.messages            |
| 15 | creating: global._partials.google-analytics    |
| 16 | composing: global._partials.google-analytics   |
+----+------------------------------------------------+

geoip

+----+----------+-----------+--------------+---------------+---------------------------+--------+----------------+-------------+-----------+----------+------------+----------------+
| id | latitude | longitude | country_code | country_code3 | country_name              | region | city           | postal_code | area_code | dma_code | metro_code | continent_code |
+----+----------+-----------+--------------+---------------+---------------------------+--------+----------------+-------------+-----------+----------+------------+----------------+
| 1  | 37.4192  | -122.057  | US           | USA           | United States             | CA     | Mountain View  | 94043       | 650       | 807      | 807        | NA             |
| 2  | -10      | -55       | BR           | BRA           | Brazil                    |        |                |             |           |          |            | SA             |
| 3  | 30.3909  | -86.3161  | US           | USA           | United States             | FL     | Miramar Beach  | 32550       | 850       | 686      | 686        | NA             |
| 4  | 38.65    | -90.5334  | US           | USA           | United States             | MO     | Chesterfield   | 63017       | 314       | 609      | 609        | NA             |
| 5  | 42.7257  | -84.636   | US           | USA           | United States             | MI     | Lansing        | 48917       | 517       | 551      | 551        | NA             |
| 6  | 42.8884  | -78.8761  | US           | USA           | United States             | NY     | Buffalo        | 14202       | 716       | 514      | 514        | NA             |
| 7  | 40.1545  | -75.3809  | US           | USA           | United States             | PA     | Norristown     | 19403       | 610       | 504      | 504        | NA             |
| 8  | 47.4891  | -122.291  | US           | USA           | United States             | WA     | Seattle        | 98168       | 206       | 819      | 819        | NA             |
| 9  | 33.7516  | -84.3915  | US           | USA           | United States             | GA     | Atlanta        | 30303       | 404       | 524      | 524        | NA             |
| 10 | 33.7633  | -117.794  | US           | USA           | United States             | CA     | Santa Ana      | 92705       | 714       | 803      | 803        | NA             |
| 11 | 33.4357  | -111.917  | US           | USA           | United States             | AZ     | Tempe          | 85281       | 480       | 753      | 753        | NA             |
| 12 | 40.7421  | -74.0018  | US           | USA           | United States             | NY     | New York       | 10011       | 212       | 501      | 501        | NA             |
| 13 | 28.6185  | -81.4336  | US           | USA           | United States             | FL     | Orlando        | 32810       | 407       | 534      | 534        | NA             |
| 14 | 38.6312  | -90.1922  | US           | USA           | United States             | MO     | Saint Louis    | 63101       | 314       | 609      | 609        | NA             |
| 15 | 51       | 9         | DE           | DEU           | Germany                   |        |                |             |           |          |            | EU             |
| 16 | 52.5     | 5.75      | NL           | NLD           | Netherlands               |        |                |             |           |          |            | EU             |
| 17 | 48.86    | 2.35      | FR           | FRA           | France                    |        |                |             |           |          |            | EU             |
| 18 | 60       | 100       | RU           | RUS           | Russian Federation        |        |                |             |           |          |            | EU             |
| 19 | 51.5     | -0.13     | GB           | GBR           | United Kingdom            |        |                |             |           |          |            | EU             |
| 20 | 42.8333  | 12.8333   | IT           | ITA           | Italy                     |        |                |             |           |          |            | EU             |
| 21 | 59.3333  | 18.05     | SE           | SWE           | Sweden                    | 26     | Stockholm      |             |           |          |            | EU             |
| 22 | -41      | 174       | NZ           | NZL           | New Zealand               |        |                |             |           |          |            | OC             |
| 23 | 37.57    | 126.98    | KR           | KOR           | Korea, Republic of        |        |                |             |           |          |            | AS             |
| 24 | 1.3667   | 103.8     | SG           | SGP           | Singapore                 |        |                |             |           |          |            | AS             |
| 25 | -43.5333 | 172.633   | NZ           | NZL           | New Zealand               | E9     | Christchurch   | 8023        |           |          |            | OC             |
| 26 | -27.471  | 153.024   | AU           | AUS           | Australia                 | 04     | Brisbane       |             |           |          |            | OC             |
| 27 | 26.9167  | 75.8167   | IN           | IND           | India                     | 24     | Jaipur         |             |           |          |            | AS             |
| 28 | 32       | 53        | IR           | IRN           | Iran, Islamic Republic of |        |                |             |           |          |            | AS             |
| 29 | 32.0617  | 118.778   | CN           | CHN           | China                     | 04     | Nanjing        |             |           |          |            | AS             |
| 30 | -22.9    | -47.0833  | BR           | BRA           | Brazil                    | 27     | Campinas       |             |           |          |            | SA             |
| 31 | 32.8073  | -117.132  | US           | USA           | United States             | CA     | San Diego      | 92123       | 858       | 825      | 825        | NA             |
| 32 | -22.9    | -43.2333  | BR           | BRA           | Brazil                    | 21     | Rio De Janeiro |             |           |          |            | SA             |
+----+----------+-----------+--------------+---------------+---------------------------+--------+----------------+-------------+-----------+----------+------------+----------------+

log

+-----+------------+---------+----------+--------+---------------+---------+-----------+---------+------------+----------+
| id  | session_id | path_id | query_id | method | route_path_id | is_ajax | is_secure | is_json | wants_json | error_id |
+-----+------------+---------+----------+--------+---------------+---------+-----------+---------+------------+----------+
| 1   | 1          | 1       |          | GET    | 1             |         | 1         |         |            |          |
| 2   | 1          | 2       |          | GET    | 2             |         | 1         |         |            |          |
| 3   | 1          | 3       |          | GET    | 3             |         | 1         |         |            |          |
| 4   | 1          | 3       |          | POST   | 4             |         | 1         |         |            |          |
+-----+------------+---------+----------+--------+---------------+---------+-----------+---------+------------+----------+

paths

+----+--------------------------------------------------------+
| id | path                                                   |
+----+--------------------------------------------------------+
| 1  | /                                                      |
| 2  | admin                                                  |
| 3  | login                                                  |
| 4  | admin/languages                                        |
| 5  | admin/tracker                                          |
| 6  | admin/pages                                            |
| 7  | jmx-console                                            |
| 8  | manager/html                                           |
| 9  | administrator                                          |
| 10 | joomla/administrator                                   |
| 11 | cms/administrator                                      |
| 12 | Joomla/administrator                                   |
| 13 | phpmyadmin                                             |
| 14 | phpMyAdmin                                             |
| 15 | mysql                                                  |
| 16 | sql                                                    |
| 17 | myadmin                                                |
| 18 | webdav                                                 |
+----+--------------------------------------------------------+

route_paths

+----+----------+--------------------------------------------------------+
| id | route_id | path                                                   |
+----+----------+--------------------------------------------------------+
| 1  | 1        | /                                                      |
| 2  | 2        | admin                                                  |
| 3  | 3        | login                                                  |
| 4  | 4        | login                                                  |
| 5  | 5        | admin/languages                                        |
| 6  | 6        | admin/tracker                                          |
| 7  | 7        | admin/pages                                            |
+----+----------+--------------------------------------------------------+

routes

+----+--------------------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------+
| id | name                                 | action                                                   |
+----+--------------------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------+
| 1  | home                                 | ACR\Controllers\Home@index                               |
| 2  | admin                                | ACR\Controllers\Admin\Admin@index                        |
| 3  | login.form                           | ACR\Controllers\Logon@form                               |
| 4  | login.do                             | ACR\Controllers\Logon@login                              |
| 5  | admin.languages.index                | ACR\Controllers\Admin\Languages@index                    |
| 6  | admin.tracker.index                  | ACR\Controllers\Admin\Tracker@index                      |
| 7  | admin.pages.index                    | ACR\Controllers\Admin\Pages@index                        |
| 8  | admin.tracker.log                    | ACR\Controllers\Admin\Tracker@log                        |
| 9  | technology                           | ACR\Controllers\Technology@index                         |
| 10 | technology.articles.show             | ACR\Controllers\Technology@show                          |
| 11 | language.select                      | ACR\Controllers\Language@select                          |
| 12 | admin.tracker.summary                | ACR\Controllers\Admin\Tracker@summary                    |
| 13 | admin.tracker.api.pageviews          | ACR\Controllers\Admin\Tracker@apiPageviews               |
| 14 | admin.tracker.api.pageviewsbycountry | ACR\Controllers\Admin\Tracker@apiPageviewsByCountry      |
| 15 | admin.pages.create                   | ACR\Controllers\Admin\Pages@create                       |
| 16 | api.markdown                         | ACR\Controllers\Api@markdown                             |
| 17 | admin.pages.store                    | ACR\Controllers\Admin\Pages@store                        |
| 18 | bio                                  | ACR\Controllers\StaticPages@show                         |
| 19 | logout.do                            | ACR\Controllers\Logon@logout                             |
| 20 | admin.tracker.index                  | ACR\Controllers\Admin\UsageTracker@index                 |
| 21 | admin.tracker.api.pageviewsbycountry | ACR\Controllers\Admin\UsageTracker@apiPageviewsByCountry |
| 22 | admin.tracker.api.pageviews          | ACR\Controllers\Admin\UsageTracker@apiPageviews          |
+----+--------------------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------+

sql_queries ;

+----+------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------+---------------+
| id | sha1                                     | statement                                                                                       | time  | connection_id |
+----+------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------+---------------+
| 1  | 5aee121018ac16dbf26dbbe0cf35fd44a29a5d7e | select * from "users" where "id" = ? limit 1                                                    | 3.13  | 1             |
| 2  | fc3f3a722b0f9ef38e6bee44fc3fde9fb1fd1d9 | select "created_at" from "articles" where "published_at" is not null order by "created_at" desc | 1.99  | 1             |
+----+------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------+---------------+

Manually log things

If your application has special needs, you can manually log things like:

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Events

Tracker::trackEvent(['name' => 'cart.add']);
Tracker::trackEvent(['name' => 'cart.add', 'object' => 'App\Cart\Events\Add']);

Routes

Tracker::trackVisit(
    [
        'name' => 'my.dynamic.route.name', 
        'action' => [email protected]'
    ], 
    ['path' => 'my/dynamic/url']
);





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