We've heard a lot of requests for Network Creators to have more visibility into what their members are doing on your Ning Network. We've launched the Leaderboards feature and the new Dashboard to try to provide just this type of insight.
However, there was a simple piece missing — knowing when the last time was that each member visited your Ning Network. We're happy to announce that ends today!
Shortly, you'll be able to see a new column in your members spreadsheet that records the most recent activity (for instructions on how to export your list of members to a spreadsheet, read this document). Next to each member's name, you'll see the last date that they visited your Ning Network. This data is updated only once every 24 hours, so it could take up to a day to show a recently visited member's new date.
This isn't retroactive, so dates will only be displayed for members who visit from this point forward. The remainder will be blank. However, as weeks and months go by, this should provide you great insight into who's visiting, especially those members that are visiting without participating. It should also give you a new way to target inactive members and encourage them to come back.
We're exploring adding this date to profile pages as well, and we'd love your feedback on that.
Great feature! very valuable as it gives us the chance to wake up "sleeping members"...:-))
Some social networks show members when other members visited their profile. If not too complicated this could be another possibility to increase activity.
Yes, would love it on the profile pages too...Thanks!
Awesome! Very Helpful!
Great feature, thanks!
Tip on the memberdata.csv file: Can you make it TAB delimited? My member data file is always messy, because people use comma's in their profile discriptions, i.e. "Specialized in portrait, sports and event photography". The comma will be read by excel as a delimiter, which causes the data to shift cells, until a new CR/LF character is found.
Not a huge problem, but something for the bug list..
If you need, I'll send you my CSV file for your reference.
Doesn't for me - check your Excel settings when opening .csv files. It might be set to the wrong delimiter or something. My members use commas all over the place, but the file opens correctly.
I see the issue. Wondering about the "text qualifier". Why are you "importing text" - excel should just open a csv without any fuss. Even a row of commas like ",,,,,," in the free text fields don't mess up the csv for me. You could also try openoffice.
I've never heard reports of this before. Could you drop us a note in the Help Center so we can check it out? Please include the version of Excel you're using.
Ning Product Manager
I sent the CSV file to firstname.lastname@example.org, asking them to forward to you.
Thanks for your help!
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Ning Product Manager