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Version 7.7.4898 (May 30, 2013)

  • Fixed: SmarterStats service will no longer fail to start after OS reboot.

Version 7.7.4807 (Feb 28, 2013)

  • Fixed: Site tuning no longer reports urls with extra '/' as different pages and duplicate pages
  • Fixed: Sites pages containing dynamic query string values are no longer considered seperate pages in site tuning

Version 7.7.4786 (Feb 7, 2013)

  • Efficiency: Increased the responsiveness of the management interface when switching between sections.
  • Fixed: An error will no longer occur when a title isn't provided for scheduled email reports.
  • Fixed: Email report settings now function as expected when using SSL.
  • Fixed: FTP will now properly download from Microsoft FTP server on newer Windows Server machines.
  • Fixed: The setting to include GZ files will now be set properly editing FTP log locations for sites.

Version 7.7.4703 (Nov 16, 2012)

  • Efficiency: Increased the responsiveness of the management interface when switching between sections.
  • Fixed: An error will no longer occur when a title isn't provided for scheduled email reports.
  • Fixed: Email report settings now function as expected when using SSL.
  • Fixed: The setting to include GZ files will now be set properly editing FTP log locations for sites.

Version 7.6.4695 (Nov 8, 2012)

  • Added: Language can now be set when using the auto login script for site administrators.
  • Fixed: Configuring the Included Web Server to listen on All IP Addresses will now function correctly.
  • Fixed: Remote servers will no longer be able to get added when SmarterStats cannot connect to it.

Version 7.6.4682 (Oct 26, 2012)

  • Fixed: Email report log will now log the report frequency correctly.
  • Fixed: Installer no longer flags service as Interact With Desktop.
  • Fixed: Installer now functions properly on Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.
  • Fixed: Internet Explorer will no longer require using compatibility mode when accessing SmarterStats.
  • Fixed: The management interface will now load correctly when one or more remote servers aren't available.

Version 7.5.4653 (Sep 27, 2012)

  • Added: New site tuning web services were added for consistency: GetSiteTuningIssues2, GetSiteTuningSettings2, SetSiteTuningSettings2 and StartSiteTuning2.
  • Changed: Reports will now show a date range by the selected date and group by instead of just the selected date range.
  • Changed: Time zone information has been updated.
  • Fixed: An error will no longer occasionally occur causing the SEO config file to corrupt.
  • Fixed: An error will no longer occur preventing site tuning settings from loading correctly.
  • Fixed: Many administrative settings will now save as expected.
  • Fixed: Site propagation will no longer get stuck in certain circumstances.
  • Fixed: The Visits column has been properly renamed to Page Views for data mining reports.

Version 7.4.4611 (Aug 16, 2012)

  • Added: A new web service method was added for GetUser2 and GetUsers2 to the UserAdmin web service that will return EmailAddress and support future functionality.
  • Fixed: A site will no longer occasionally get stuck in phase 2 when reprocessing log files.
  • Fixed: An error will no longer occasionally occur when loading the web interface as an admin.
  • Fixed: An error will no longer occur when adding a log source.
  • Fixed: Logging into the Web interface when one or more remote services are unavailable now functions as expected.
  • Fixed: Site propagation now functions as expected.
  • Fixed: The Hits column has been properly renamed to Visits for data mining reports
  • Fixed: The service will now process FTP logs older than 3 days and over a passive connection.

Version 7.3.4541 (Jun 7, 2012)

  • Fixed: Data mining reports for username now function as expected.
  • Fixed: Downloading logs using FTP will now properly use active and passive modes.
  • Fixed: It's now possible to get to drill down reports from spider related reports.
  • Fixed: Obsolete web services will now return results in the same format as they did in previous versions.
  • Fixed: Page position is now properly displayed in Google UK SEO reports.
  • Fixed: Page rank now functions as expected for Google UK SEO reports.
  • Fixed: SEO competitors are now processed as expected when several campaigns are configured.
  • Fixed: SmarterLog auto-delete will now be propagated correctly.
  • Fixed: When a site gets created and the Site Admin Email address is set, users logging in with that email address for the first time will no longer have to go through the setup wizard.

Version 7.2.4499 (Apr 4, 2012)

  • Fixed: Changing the campaign in SEO-related custom report items no longer resets other fields on the page.
  • Fixed: Creating sites using our deprecated Web services now functions as expected.
  • Fixed: Definition files for Google SEO reports have been updated for more accurate results
  • Fixed: Disabling an SEO keyword now functions as expected.
  • Fixed: Enabling site tuning for a site now functions as expected.
  • Fixed: FTP .tmp files are now cleared before attempting to download log files from an FTP server.
  • Fixed: Refreshing the management interface no longer loads the incorrect page.
  • Fixed: Results for the Bing search engine now display as expected.
  • Fixed: Site tuning now supports additional page extensions.
  • Fixed: Site tuning values can now be propagated to sites as expected
  • Fixed: The selected campaign is now remembered when adding an SEO-related report item to a custom report.
  • Fixed: The selected competitor is now remembered when adding an SEO-related report item to a custom report.
  • Fixed: The status of a site now updates as expected.

Version 7.1.4450 (Mar 8, 2012)

  • Fixed: Import filters now function as expected.
  • Fixed: Recipient email addresses can now be separated by semicolons or commas when sending scheduled emailed reports.
  • Fixed: SEO reports for Ask.com now return results as expected.
  • Fixed: Site tuning settings can now be saved as expected.
  • Fixed: Spider data is no longer included in statistics when the drilldown feature in reports is used.
  • Fixed: The Getting Started page now functions as expected.
  • Fixed: The keyword suggestion tool no longer times out when the connection is slow.
  • Fixed: The status percentage for SEO processing no longer sticks when an error processing stats occurs.
  • Fixed: URLs from Google now display correctly in SEO position reports.
  • Removed: The option to make exclusions permanent has been removed from Site Importing settings.

Version 7.1.4415 (Feb 2, 2012)

  • Changed: A confirmation window now displays when multiple custom reports are deleted at once.
  • Changed: Some version-specific configuration files were moved out of App_Data\Config to avoid accidental overwriting.
  • Fixed: A few custom report items that were not being generated correctly have been fixed.
  • Fixed: Blank page titles are now reported correctly in site tuning.
  • Fixed: Changing the default date range for which report statistics are calculated now takes effect immediately.
  • Fixed: Clicking on the plus sign in the data mining browse popup now functions as expected.
  • Fixed: Corrected a bandwidth rounding error.
  • Fixed: Counts in site tuning now display correctly while scanning.
  • Fixed: Custom report items now save properly when the chart type is set to none.
  • Fixed: Email reports now properly encode periods.
  • Fixed: Email reports sent through TLS now function as expected.
  • Fixed: Grouping functions in the server trend report now function as expected.
  • Fixed: If a server cannot be contacted while generating server summary, server trend or site summary reports, it is now indicated on the report.
  • Fixed: If a user's session times out while viewing statistics, the application now properly redirects the user to the login page.
  • Fixed: Report styles now display properly in Internet Explorer.
  • Fixed: Sitemap links to external sites in robots.txt files are no longer be treated as missing when discovered by site tuning.
  • Fixed: The actions menu in IP Address columns now displays properly when the arrow is clicked.
  • Fixed: The columns "First Hit" and "Last Hit" in the Top Files from IP Address data mining report have been renamed to "First Hit in Visit" and "Last Hit in Visit" respectively.
  • Fixed: The date field now displays correctly on the View Logs page.
  • Fixed: The delete button no longer displays on report items, as only custom reports can be deleted.

Version 7.0.4402 (Jan 20, 2012)

  • Fixed: The actions menu now functions as expected when viewing the list of sites.
  • Fixed: The site setting to look for logs in .gz and .zip archives now saves properly if it is disabled.

Version 7.0.4401 (Jan 19, 2012)

  • Added: A new site tuning check to warn users if images are missing alt tags.
  • Added: A new View menu to the sites list, allowing administrators to choose what fields show up in the Sites sidebar, as well as how they are sorted.
  • Added: Custom report items can now be configured to exclude charts.
  • Added: Google.cl is now included to the list of possible search engines for SEO reporting.
  • Added: Web services documentation is now available to system administrators from the settings section of the Web interface.
  • Changed: Minor Web services changes to SiteTuning.asmx for consistency.
  • Changed: Site tuning is now limited to 120 pages per minute when using the SmarterStats Free.
  • Efficiency: Site tuning now make fewer redundant hits to pages while scanning.
  • Fixed: Custom report trend items are now properly converted from previous versions.
  • Fixed: Custom reports can now be deleted as expected.
  • Fixed: Date range menus now display properly when editing custom report items.
  • Fixed: Email reports now properly show the sorting icon.
  • Fixed: Report items within a custom report can now be deleted as expected.
  • Fixed: Search engine listings in settings are now properly sorted.
  • Fixed: Servers dropdown will no longer appear on non-administrator reports.
  • Fixed: System-level reports no longer display in the list of available custom report items.

Version 7.0.4394 (Jan 13, 2012)

  • Added: A Getting Started webpage that opens in the user's browser after installing SmarterStats for the first time using the automated installer.
  • Added: A new column for the date the report was last sent was added to the scheduled email reports page.
  • Added: A new data mining report that shows hits by username.
  • Added: A new Top Keywords SEO report.
  • Added: A page details view that shows activity for a page and site tuning issues.
  • Added: A popup menu in reports that allows users to quickly perform a related task that offers additional information, such as data mining queries, viewing page details or opening the URL.
  • Added: A server active processes view that shows all currently executing tasks on each server connected to SmarterStats.
  • Added: A server profile option that allows system administrators to quickly tune the CPU usage of SmarterStats services.
  • Added: Added overview pages to SEO that show a summary of campaigns and keywords, as well as importing status.
  • Added: An option in General Settings to prevent sites from overriding SMTP settings.
  • Added: Dynamic user agent detection that improves how SmarterStats detects new browsers and platforms.
  • Added: Geographic reports now show on the map what data value is being reported on.
  • Added: Load balancing reports by hostname, server IP and server name.
  • Added: Multiple SEO keywords can now be added at the same time.
  • Added: New reports for recent spider details and recent spider activity.
  • Added: New Web service methods to add or modify specific site users.
  • Added: Operating system reports based on incoming user agents.
  • Added: Percentage indicators on reports, which can be enabled/disabled at the user level.
  • Added: Reminders that notify system administrators when a new version of the product is available.
  • Added: Reports that show the percentage of page bounces, entries, and exits.
  • Added: Secure Link Broken (MRS Not Authorized) errors can now be quickly fixed using the ResetSecureLink.bat file in the service folder.
  • Added: Site tuning that proactively scans your site for errors and warns about items that could negatively affect SEO, such as broken links, multiple redirects and performance issues.
  • Added: Sites can now be set up with any combination of log analysis, site tuning, and/or SEO, allowing for sites to be created that do not even have log files.
  • Added: Support for importing from log files contained in ZIP or GZ archives.
  • Added: Support for international characters in reports.
  • Added: Support for SSL over SMTP as well as SMTP authentication.
  • Added: System administrators can now configure the number of SEO campaigns a site can have.
  • Added: System-level reports now display a message indicating that the report is system-wide.
  • Added: The ability to add data mining queries to custom reports.
  • Added: The ability to allow users to reset their account password if it is forgotten.
  • Added: The ability to include data from more than two columns in a chart.
  • Added: The ability to propagate site time zones.
  • Added: The ability to quickly resend an email report to the original recipients.
  • Added: The ability to send scheduled email reports in different languages.
  • Added: The ability to specify multiple recipients for scheduled email reports.
  • Added: The ability to test SMTP settings from the Setup Wizard.
  • Added: The Top Files from IP data mining report now shows the date of the first hit and last hit to each file.
  • Added: Video tutorials to help administrators configure the product that can be accessed from the settings section of the management interface.
  • Changed: A default SEO campaign is now automatically created for sites.
  • Changed: Bots and spiders are no longer included in demographic reports.
  • Changed: Charts are now enabled by default in email reports.
  • Changed: Data mining report columns were refactored to be more useful.
  • Changed: Every report item in a custom report now has separately configurable date ranges and other properties.
  • Changed: Folder browse dialogs are now much easier to use.
  • Changed: Free edition is now limited to a single SEO campaign instead of 10 SEO keywords.
  • Changed: Improved the algorithm used to render geographic map reports so that color ranges display better and labels automatically scale.
  • Changed: Items on pie charts that are less than 3% of the total pie area are grouped together as "other items."
  • Changed: Items under MRS\Temp have been moved to use MRS\App_Data\Temp, resulting in less permissions that need to be defined when moving to IIS.
  • Changed: Keyword and competitor suggestions are now accessible when creating or editing a campaign.
  • Changed: MRS Not Authorized messages have been renamed to "Secure Link Broken."
  • Changed: Pages relating to servers and server status are now located in the settings section.
  • Changed: Phrase sources and keyword sources reports now include a search engine column to be more consistent with other reports.
  • Changed: Recent visitor reports no longer include spiders.
  • Changed: Renamed mobile device reports to "Devices" due to the amount of cross-over devices on the market.
  • Changed: Reorganized all settings pages for system administrators.
  • Changed: Reports that had variants like daily, weekly, monthly, etc. have been consolidated to trend reports that contain a group by option.
  • Changed: Scheduled email reports are now managed from the settings section.
  • Changed: SEO configuration settings have been moved to the settings section
  • Changed: SEO reports have been renamed for consistency.
  • Changed: Simplified email settings.
  • Changed: Site administrators can now export log files that cover more than 30 days.
  • Changed: Site management has been redesigned to improve usability.
  • Changed: Standard reports are now automatically created as custom reports, allowing users to modify or delete them as necessary.
  • Changed: Support for multiple include-only items in the same filter set.
  • Changed: The Bandwidth by IP Address data mining report is now named Visitor Bandwidth.
  • Changed: The debug level in Server Settings is now a list with friendly names to improve usability.
  • Changed: The default report settings have been updated. It is recommended that customers upgrading from a previous version of SmarterStats implement the new defaults by clicking the Load Defaults button on the Report Settings page.
  • Changed: The Generate Report button has been moved to the content pane toolbar.
  • Changed: The report options bar has been redesigned to improve usability.
  • Changed: The site ID of "admin" is now optional when logging in as the system administrator.
  • Changed: Total footer rows no longer include items excluded by filter sets.
  • Changed: Updated the geolocation database for better accuracy.
  • Changed: Users are no longer required to provide the current password when changing their password if they are currently logged in.
  • Changed: Various edit operations are now performed in popup windows, so multiple items can now be edited simultaneously.
  • Changed: Views per visit report no longer includes sessions that hit no pages during their visit.
  • Changed: Visit length is now formatted as a time span instead of a total number of seconds.
  • Efficiency: Faster application shutdown when using IIS.
  • Efficiency: Implemented various CPU and memory enhancements that can substantially reduce the amount of memory the SmarterStats service uses to analyze and generate reports.
  • Efficiency: Implemented various interface optimizations to improve performance and usability on mobile devices like iPads, tablet computers and smartphones.
  • Fixed: Changing a site name now properly takes effect on the Sites page.
  • Fixed: Custom report items now pull from the correct report list.
  • Fixed: Deleting a site and then adding a new site with the same ID without stopping the SmarterStats service no longer copies the SEO properties of the old site to the new site.
  • Fixed: Email report delivery thread no longer stops occasionally when IIS recycles the application pool.
  • Fixed: Group by will no longer show up in the summary area of reports when the option is not selected.
  • Fixed: If a geographic report has less than four colors rendered, the other colors in the legend now hide properly.
  • Fixed: Page utilization reports now calculate the score correctly.
  • Fixed: Passwords pasted into the login screen from Excel now function as expected.
  • Fixed: Pie charts now display page aliases when applicable.
  • Fixed: Plain text parts of scheduled email reports sent as HTML+TEXT are now properly filled with data.
  • Fixed: Printing a report in Chrome no longer causes the browser to crash.
  • Fixed: Resolved various minor bugs and usability issues.
  • Fixed: SEO campaign importing no longer fails if there is no log file analysis data for the current month.
  • Fixed: SEO reports that do not require keywords now generate properly when keywords do not exist.
  • Fixed: The Bandwidth by IP Address data mining report now displays the correct results. Note that this report is now named Visitor Bandwidth.
  • Fixed: The competitor and keyword suggestion tools now only use the search engine(s) selected on the site and will default to Google if no search engine is selected.
  • Fixed: The operating systems report now functions properly in custom reports.
  • Fixed: The referrers and referring sites data mining reports now properly refer to the same data set.
  • Fixed: The referring sites data mining report now properly displays referring sites rather than referring URLs.
  • Fixed: The return visits report item is now sorted correctly.
  • Fixed: Visits column now displays footer information in site activity reports.
  • Fixed: When a Secure Link Broken (MRS Not Authorized) exception occurs when saving a new site, the system will now allow the save to complete before warning the administrator.
  • Removed: Max Standard Report Days setting is no longer used and was removed.
  • Removed: Overview reports have been removed. Users will now start in a default report for each section.
  • Removed: Removed obsolete Web services functions in Services/Bandwidth.asmx. These have been replaced by Services/Statistics.asmx.
  • Removed: The "Engine for Overviews" option has been removed from SEO settings.
  • Removed: The average summary row has been removed from reports.
  • Removed: The favorite report functionality has been removed in favor of custom reports.
  • Removed: The filtered items footer has been removed from report items because it was causing confusion.
  • Removed: The search volume field has been removed from SEO keywords.
  • Removed: The site name has been removed from report titles to avoid confusion.
  • Removed: To reduce confusion, the ability to lock date range and filter set options for custom reports has been removed.