Generate: - visits - downloads - outlinks - referers - campaigns - goals
The idea here is to create a remote service that will generate visits to the user's Piwik installation.
Requirements: - scripted to send requests to piwik.php directly - service throttling to avoid abuse - user must enable the troubleshooting plugin which allows the service to add a test web site and collect test results to complete the feedback loop - present test results to the user
Optional: - a smart bot that visits the user's web page to see if the tracking code runs (i.e., pasted correctly)
See also: #404
risky to generate any hits on third party server. See also #588
For troubleshooting, an alternative is to give more feedback about what is happening (no logs at all? logs, but no archives? etc.) See #404