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Best Tools To Monitor Traffic ?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by VinceC, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. VinceC

    VinceC Elite Member

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    Hi, anyone has good experience on any tools on monitoring and capture what pharse and what search engine the buyers who came to my site and purchase, be it affiliate products or adsense clicks.

    Thanks for any advices given :)
     
  2. grahamhead

    grahamhead Registered Member

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    I think you should try google analytics. Its easy to set up and will give you traffic details and search phrases (by search engine).

    Then if you had a specific "Thank you" page or a click out page you can set these up as "goals" in analytics and track your conversions. So then you will have good information on what is working and how the user brought the product.

    Once this is running try using different variations of landing pages until you see an increase in conversions.
     
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  3. tsanko

    tsanko Senior Member

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    I use google analytics too:) It`s good, easy and with a lot of statistics.
     
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  4. abismal

    abismal Newbie

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    I vote too for Google Analytics or a custom made php tracker. But you need some coding skills for that. I usually prefer custom made stuff
     
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    I use both google analytics and Statcounter . com good results and both are usually in tune with eachother
     
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  6. topihitam

    topihitam Newbie

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    try hittail dot com
     
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  7. scriptaty

    scriptaty Regular Member Premium Member

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    One more vote for Google Analytics.

    But I heard statcounter is also very good counter but never tried them.
     
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  8. koshiro

    koshiro Junior Member

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    For a free tool, Google Analytics is pretty hard to beat. 103bees is pretty decent too for longtail search queries.
     
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  9. rbarukh

    rbarukh Registered Member

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    I've just got to express my support for... Google Analytics!
     
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  10. deef

    deef Junior Member

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    Don't use google analitys, google can track your sites and link them on each other.

    IMHO you don't need so detailled statistics. The only thing that's counting is the amount of money that you make. I'm using a little php script for my websites what simply tracks the refer off the site and takes this to the affiliate. Like that I can see from where the money comes. More you don't need IMHO.

    Cheers,

    deef
     
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  11. 4alllifestyles

    4alllifestyles Junior Member

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    Use Piwik..

    Open Source (i.e. free) and it kicks GA's butt with both detail and quality of analysis.
     
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  12. Gordon Shumway

    Gordon Shumway Newbie

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    Google Analytics because its free, but the problem is that they are like the "big brother" watching your every move and I hate that, I really think PIWIK is a good option but the problem is that it runs in PHP5 and my lame host has PHP4 so I cant use it... what a waste..
     
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  13. Jax08

    Jax08 Registered Member

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    take a look at a tool called woopra.
     
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  14. woodstuck

    woodstuck Junior Member

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    @gordon has it right, while Big G has nice analytics, the price you pay for free is privacy.

    I think most people end up with a combination, my host offers webalizer, and aw stats, with my hosting...these are o.k. for free and have some filtering.

    I use and prefer 123 logAnalyzer (not sure if it's still around?), but it was not too much cash and has nice filtering and reporting including things like number of people who bookmarked your webpage... then you just need to retrieve raw log files from your Host and the application does the analysis.

    There are free ones like Alexa(!), Compete, and Quantcast,... depends on what you need.

    (hoping I did not break any rules for naming names...?)

    (lights a bowl and cheers for Dale Jr. in the gatorade Duel)
     
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  15. aмillionaírе

    aмillionaírе Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Get Piwik. It's a good tool, better than GA and you can feel safe that your business isn't being pried upon.
     
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  16. dealhunter

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    I use statcounter and had great results : )
     
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  17. Gordon Shumway

    Gordon Shumway Newbie

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    hahahaha nice signature, LoL corn syrup hahahaha that movie was great.
    sorry for going a little off topic...
     
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  18. redmercury

    redmercury Registered Member

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    Google analytics works. Anyone have proof of a case where google analytics on multiple sites caused ban?
     
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    ukescuba Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i like google analytics

    and i know this is probably old school but i like webalizer it shows everything on one page unlike google analytics :)
     
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  20. Sweetfunny

    Sweetfunny Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I will NOT use Google Analytics, ever. I use GetClicky, check the demo:

    Code:
    http://getclicky.com/stats/home?site_id=32020
    Make sure you check the "Spy" tab, with realtime traffic feed it's really handy. They have a free version, although i use the paid one which allows much more traffic.

    See also the feature comparison between Getclicky, GA, StatCounter, Wopra etc:

    Code:
    http://getclicky.com/#theotherguys
     
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