Munin Popularity Plugins


After writing about Munin last week and mentioning some of its uses outside of system performance tracking I decided to write a collection of plugins for tracking website popularity. The full code is available on GitHub.

The plugins include:

  • Alexa traffic rank
  • Number of pages in the Google index
  • Technorati authority
  • Feedburner RSS subscribers
  • Twitter followers

Munin will automatically handle the generation of daily, weekly, monthly and yearly graphs. All of the plugins support graphing of multiple sites/accounts, so you can show several sites on the same graph, as is the case with the Google index graph above, or you can decide to show a single site/account per graph. Some example graphs are shown below:





Posted on 29 Oct 2009
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