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Recommended alternative to Google Analytics

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by dirtysecret, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. dirtysecret

    dirtysecret Regular Member

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    Need an alternative.
    Something I can use to track my "feeder site" / "mini-net" in one place with also giving up to the search engines that they're all owned by the same guy -which putting it on one GA account obviously does)
     
  2. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    Check out Piwik: http://piwik.org/
     
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  3. mrtornado

    mrtornado Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yea is there a site free site like Google Analytics but with live updates ? like 2-3 minutes updates or something like that.
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    http://www.opentracker.net/index.jsp
    is a good one but after 30 days it's all over :)


    Edited: Never mind I decided to have a look at oldenstylehats plugin and it seems to be a really nice one. Even integration with WP and so. Thanks for this olden really nice.
     
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    10kay Registered Member

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    thats a nice source olden.. thnx. i was using hittail*com awhile back, but not as robust as piwik ... more like statcounter*com
     
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  6. dirtysecret

    dirtysecret Regular Member

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    Thanks for suggestion but I should have been more clear....

    An alternative that doesn't SUCK.

    I guess I've been spoiled by GA.
     
  7. dirtysecret

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    "An open source alternative to Google Analytics" - EXACTLY what I was looking for. tHanks bro.
     
  8. lhammond

    lhammond Newbie

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    I like Clicky Analytics. Nice interface, easy and better than GA IMO
     
  9. Longover

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    I second that. It also has a beta heat tracking addon for free.
     
  10. Matt Cutts

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    piwik is great. I have set it up for a number of clients that appreciate their privacy.
     
  11. sasin

    sasin Junior Member

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    try Quantcast, but it's for public.
     
  12. anon7

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    Man, oldenstylehats - what a great resource.
    I've been itchin' for some alternative to the big G. You made my day, thanks!
     
  13. sidddd

    sidddd Power Member

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    Just seen a demo of Piwik looks good but I still stay with Statcounter..

    Seriously one of the very powerful simple tracking service ever.. no fuzz and attractive graphs.Just the main stuff you require as a webmaster are in statcounter. . :)
     
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    I installed piwik yesterday morning, so far im loving it, even gives screen resolutions and type of screen our viewers are using! Makes some very interesting reading.

    Is this the Goals add-on?
     
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    Piwik is ok, but small configuration and reading long tail (sorry, but my english is poor).
     
  16. acp0rnstar

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    I use getclicky, has a ton of features
     
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    dangregory Registered Member

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    I've always liked statcounter and find it easy to use.

    Dan
     
  18. number82

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    GA is really weird for me at the moment, it shows up to 15% fewer visitors than statpress.
     
  19. dirtysecret

    dirtysecret Regular Member

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    Yeah, I'm noticing that too. Now that I own some websites that get actual traffic (100s daily) I've noticed that my GA #'s are ALWAYS a little lower than my awstats #s.

    I also use GA to track opt-in rates. But given the # of visitors and the # of opt-ins that it says are converting (in terms of %) I can look directly at my own database and confirm that I am getting more opt-ins than GA says I am.
     
  20. dirtysecret

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    I noticed that piwick requires that I create a mysql database on my webserver.

    I have 10 seperate Class-C IP address hosting accounts.
    Does that mean that I'll have to load it on each of my 10 web hosts?