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Google Analytics Alternative??

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by n8g33k, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. n8g33k

    n8g33k Registered Member

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    Any alternative recommendations for Google Analytics? I know getclicky but I hate their ad and scrollbar!
     
  2. proexploit

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    I use statcounter.com, never liked GA much and they have HTML only tracking as an option as well.
     
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  3. fuzion

    fuzion Newbie

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    I would definitely check out piwik if you host your sites yourself.
     
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  4. BlackFiTTed

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    Woopra also looks interesting
     
  5. FleshJoe

    FleshJoe Power Member

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    You should not use google analytics if you're using blackhat... they'll have proof of all your misdeeds... c'mon now! ;)
     
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  6. comparco

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    They both look good, but what if you are on a shared host like gator. I suspect they might be server hogs.
    Is there any software out there that would just collate the info from awstats from a few of my sites into one dashboard, or control panel.
    I guess I am just looking for pretty pictures of the data.
     
  7. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    In my experience, Piwik isn't bad on server resources and is a pretty awesome tool. That said, I use and really like Clicky.
     
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  8. fuzion

    fuzion Newbie

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    i use a single piwik install on several low-med traffic domains on shared hosting without issue
    I actually liked woopra, but they're approval time is abysmal so i just switched everything over
     
  9. 4alllifestyles

    4alllifestyles Junior Member

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    piwik would be the tool you want... Nice pretty graphics, real usable data, and if you get it from a service provider it won't use resources from your web host....

    Everything I've seen that takes in awstats, etc., and does what your wanting to do ends up using about as much resource as having your own piwik (which could be an issue on shared hosting).
     
  10. iyalah

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    Woopra is definite google analytics replacement :p
     
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    Domain Dashboard is a Windows desktop program that you can use to collect from AWStats from all of your cpanel based sites, plus it will check your number of pages indexed and number of backlinks reported.

    Leigh
     
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    there are many these days. statcounter.com, hitstats.com etc. I have been using statcounter.com for last 3-4 years and its working perfectly for me. Real time tracking!
     
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    Are any of these particularly good for WP sites?

    This is an area of interest I am launching 10-ish sites that are white hat with some poss grey hat ;)

    Was going to go with GA but not sure as they can be so ban happy :(
     
  14. squelsh

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    I was with Google Anayltics but even though I'm only doing whitehat stuff am moving onto something else. I think you pay a big price giving all that data to Google, whitehat or blackhat.

    Piwik is one I'm trying out at the moment and it looks interesting. Not as pretty as GA but I can live without that. I was trying to setup Jawstats last night as that looked interesting, havent succeeded yet though.
     
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    revit BANNED BANNED

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    Here you go, here's a list of interesting stat tools:

    http://feedmyapp.com/web_20_stats_applications_sites
     
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  16. Rick4691

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    I am looking at piwik, too --- it looks like you can track multiple sites from a centralized installation, so that's sweet. As with GA, you have to put a bit of code on your pages (easily done --- just stick it in your footer or something).

    Unfortunately, Domain Dashboard was pulled several months ago and replaced with a monthly subscription service.

    For tracking individual WP sites, I've been using the StatPress Reloaded plugin. It works pretty good and doesn't have some of the bugginess the original StatPress plugin had. It's simple to install and use, but you have to go to the admin section of each of your sites to see how they're doing --- you don't have a chance to "see the whole picture."

    For ten sites like this, I would lean toward trying out piwik.
     
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  17. seorebel

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    I use statcounter as well.. Yahoo bought IndexTools.. That might be interesting as well..
     
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    Clicky appears (on the surface) to be a Piwik base.. Sure looks like it anyway.

    Piwick has a realtime plugin, and also has installable plugins for Wordpress, Joomla, etc. (a whole pile of them).

    I've thought about putting up a BlackHat stats service based on Piwik. I run a centralized service for my hosting customers and Analytics just doesn't come close to the flexibility and speed of Piwick (then again, they're running millions of instances, I'm only running about a thousand).

    In any case, I agree with Rick.. Put in Piwick and drop in the plugins for realtime and whatever else you want. It's definantly worth it.
     
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  20. blackberry

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    You could also check out Iwebtrack

    I used that for ages and imho its great.