|08-16-2011, 10:05 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Barleylands, United Kingdom
What is the best way to track your blog's traffic?
I'm wondering what you guys consider to be the best way to track your website's traffic?
I'm confused because hostgator traffic tracking and google analytics show completely different things. I've also heard that there are some paid options for that that are cool (forgot the names, lol ). What do you guys think?
|08-16-2011, 09:17 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Google Analytics is pretty legit. They give you tons of information. Also one reason why Analytics stats may be different than web host stats, is that (I've heard) that Analytics doesn't count search engine bots and other bots that come to your website as visitors. Whereas some other tracking methods do count those, so their numbers are skewed by bot visits.
|08-17-2011, 01:50 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
I also installed the wibya toobar at the bottom of my site - Wake Up World and this allows me to watch traffic in real time.
My stats within my Wordpress dashboard are pretty good as well.
|08-17-2011, 07:39 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2011
I love using StatCounter. It has a nice design to it, is easy to navigate and browse through the stats, is written simply and easy to understand. It is also always up-to-date when you refresh it, which is nice if you want to check up on your traffic throughout the day.
Google Analytics is nice, but I find it is only updated every few hours, which is a turn-off for me. It might be more productive to check up on your stats only once a day, but it bothers me that I never know if it's the most up-to-date version of my statistics.
But yeah, Analytics is probably the most accurate as far as blocking bots and search engines goes.
Last edited by Dimitri; 08-17-2011 at 07:41 PM.
|08-19-2011, 06:55 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Piwik is a good alternative to Google Analytics. It's an open-source project, and you run it on your own web server (or whereever your page is hosted). It has a live view of the traffic, and pretty much the same features as Google Analytics, except you're not handing your data over to Google and it updates faster. It also has a plug-in for wordpress, so you can see some basic statistics there.
|09-22-2011, 01:37 PM||#12 (permalink)|
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