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Analytics tools
« on: January 09, 2012, 11:34:18 AM »
I am trying to gather statistics on my website visitors.  I know there are a lot of tools to do this... in fact so many I am not sure what to use.

Jack mentioned one called Woopra on his show.  I signed up for that but then on the last page of the signup they say it is only free for 30 days and then you have to start paying.  It is like $12/month IIRC.  I don't see a 'completely free' option.  It seems absurd for me to pay more for analytics than for the hosting account!

I also know Google Analytics is a popular one, but I am not planning on doing any advertising yet with adwords so I am not sure if it is appropriate.

My webhost has a script called analog which scans the access logs and makes reports, but it is pretty bad.

Does anyone know of any others?  Preferably something I don't have to pay for?

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Re: Analytics tools
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2012, 11:39:08 AM »
Just use google. It's easy and it will give you all the info you need. If your using WP there is a add on that displays your analyitics on your admin dashboard.
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Re: Analytics tools
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2012, 05:01:17 PM »
I like getclicky as well, I think they have a free option.  If I wasn't technical, I'd use either them or Google Analytics.

On my PYF blog, I use both, oddly enough.
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Re: Analytics tools
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2012, 11:03:20 PM »
I've used Google Analytics almost exclusively. I was tempted by Woopra for a while, but now that Google has realtime stats available the primary differentiator is gone.
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