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    SitePoint Zealot Jason_Therrien's Avatar
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    Howdy!

    I would like to hear the input of the esteemed members of Site Point on the subject of website tracking programs.

    Which ones to you use? Have you had success with them?
    I don't care if they were free downloads or expensive packages. Any input is appreciated.

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    Jason,

    Although I haven't heard much review (positive or negative) I like thecounter.com - it's easy, free, and they don't put any stupid icons on your page. The stats seem good and they have a feature which allows you not to count hits from your computer. If anyone has anything out there that's better, I'd like to know as well.

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    Don't get too close, I bite! Nicky's Avatar
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    TheCounter is good for a free tool. However, it does tend to miss out on some of your site's hits. I recommend installing Urchin on your server, it is a great web stats tool.
    www.urchin.com

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    I can't say enough about SiteMeter! I love their service, it's free, easy, and detailed. Plus, the tracker image is invisible.

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    This question is asked often and this recent thread has additional member comments about web stats:
    http://www.sitepointforums.com/showt...threadid=20230

    And I also have to recommend *Free* SiteMeter for its reliability, custom features and great webmaster Dave Smith~~

    ::ALSO a reminder to all to utilize the "SitePoint Search Feature" link at the top of the forum page to find other related threads about the subjects that you are interested in.....WebKat::
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    SitePoint Zealot JamesCross's Avatar
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    We've been using www.webtrends.com for the past 3 years, and found it excellent.

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    try www.websitereporter.com
    not too expensive, and gives a great deal of information about your visitors, all logged through javascript and available on your own server!

    Have a great day,

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    Chris Beasley - I publish content and ecommerce sites.
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    WebTrends is extemely popular in the US Federal government. The Big Whigs like the graphical presentation of the numbers and the different reports the program can generate. We've also used Analog ( I can't seem to find their site), but not nearly as powerful and did not have a GUI interface.

    I guess it really depends on what you particular stats you are looking to track. I'm not sure how powerful and customizable some of the free/shareware applications are.

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    I'm using websitetracker. I get 10 days of stats including referrals if they are available. I can get a summary for any number of days. It is a hosted program, so the info is not on my site. I can have the counter be invisible, and exclude my own log ons. I think I paid $30. So far I'm happy with it, but I haven't tried the others that are mentioned here.

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    AWStats

    The open source AWStats (http://awstats.sourceforge.net/) is proving to be incredibly fast and thorough. When I first ran this program, I was overwhelmed by the wealth of information it provides, including a rundown of those pesky 'Unresolved' addresses.

    Supports multiple languages and has the best referral report I've ever seen.

    Visit http://awstats.sourceforge.net for a list of features.
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    Site Reporting

    I use webtrends. it was actually a little difficult starting out but after attending a class I really like it now. The 2 drawbacks would be cost and having a dedicated server. If you are running on multiple servers you need a licesce for each. If your log files are large you need a dedicated server to run the reports on, or be willing to not use your PC for a few hours. Other than that I really like it, you can run customized reports on a schduled basis, and have results in a wide variety of formats.

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    i'm developing a web based counter service with user statisics. it is available for general use here and if you want to run a similar service on your site, the scripts are available here

    requirements are php4+ and mysql 3.23.32 or latest stable version.

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    Hello Jason,

    As a developer, I found it was ultimately best to write my own, which I did using PHP/MySQL. It's simple to implement and has very comprehensive reporting capabilities.

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    3dstats.com

    3dstats.com offers a very good service. Cost $18 US only per month. http://www.3dstats.com


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