[poll] What do you use to monitor your website traffic

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What do you use to monitor your website traffic

  1. Google analytics

  2. Statcounter.com

  3. Crazyegg

  4. Sitemeter

  5. Other

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  1. davids355

    davids355 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Whenever I speak to anyone about visitor traffic monitoring they always reply with GA / Google analytics. Personally I dont like it though. I have been used to statcounter for years and it just seems like I can get far more granular with the stats than I can with GA. But of course that could just be the fact that I dont have a clue how to use GA :)

    Just wondering what everyone else uses to track visitors / website traffic / stats.
     
  2. Nut-Nights

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    Fuck Google, Statcounter works good for my websites.
     
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  3. Jurr29

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    I used to use Statcounter but after taking a course about GA and learned what it's capable of, I switched to GA only. I learn more about my visitors by using GA than Statcounter.
     
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    google analytics and histats
     
  5. Capo Dei Capi

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    I've used yandex metrica on my last site and it was pretty good.
     
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    Well David, I have used both statcounter and Google Analytics depending on the project and both get the job done really. The advantage GA has
    in my opinion isn't in the analytics as much as in the branding of it. It's recognized by so many groups that if you want to share your analytics for
    any reason or even sell your web asset later you can with an overall trusted dashboard. =)
     
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    Analytics is horse shit in my opinion. I use Statcounter.
     
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  8. davids355

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    Yea, agree with that. A lot of people I come across in the industry are always talking about GA and as you said I think its the most well known and trusted source of stats.
    I like the way it can integrate with adwords as well to give more insight on conversions etc.

    But as I said, having used both I do prefer the amount of info that you can get from statcounter.
     
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    Personally, G.A & G00G-shortener do the job. Previously, I used Statcounter & Yandex - almost all quite good.
     
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    I use statcounter... But when Am about to sell a site, i have to switch to GA. That is what potential buyers want to see anyways.
     
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    I used GA whenever am flipping a website.
     
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  14. davids355

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    I use Statcounter as well. Never tried GA :)
     
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    If your using any pbn don't ever use google analytics.
     
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    i use a homemade php script that tells me what words people used to find my pages; which search engine they used; and which pages they read.
     
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    Statcounter works good for me.
     
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