After a few days with the new download tracking plug-in installed on my blog I am already seeing its value – somewhat. The release of the Multiple Database Search plug-in for Lotus Notes on OpenNTF shows 35 people have downloaded the source and install site. The download manager WP-DownloadManager, shows 56 downloads of the widget that installs the plugin.
The problem is the log shows eight of those downloads (of the widget) to be either duplicates or multiple downloads from the same IP address. This means the net difference is 13. So even though the numbers are close this does show some people have more interest in just using it versus scanning the source code.