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What is the best free website traffic counter?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Masterptc, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. Masterptc

    Masterptc Regular Member

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    Besides Google what is the best site stat counter that is free?
    I joined statcounter.com but i just read that it only reports the last 500 pageviews for your site,
    Im still kind of confused, is this daily and then just erases all your stats?
     
  2. QuiGloriam

    QuiGloriam Regular Member

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    I use statcounter because is in real time.

    The stats are permanent, for example you had 500 views yesterday and 200 today, statcounter will not erase those 500 views.

    But for other more detailed things like come forms, page views per user, used browser etc... will count only the last 500.

    If you want to expand you can buy for $5 per month up to last 5000 logs or even more.
     
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  3. Masterptc

    Masterptc Regular Member

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    Ok thanks for the explanation, so the other more detailed stats your talking about,
    i will only get 500 of those stats a month?
     
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    GetClicky.com - it's free for one or two sites I believe.
     
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    Masterptc Regular Member

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    Thanks for the info, i have over 10 sites so i wont be using them.
     
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    Statcounter and w3counter are good. The free versions have limits but they are good. If you can afford installing piwik for the growing space usage then it can be good. It's free too.
     
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    using statcounter and for saving the stats i use Google one ;)
     
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    infoasian Supreme Member

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    Most hosting packages come with webalizer and awstats or similar. Server based stats are always more reliable than third party scripts.
     
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    I second this. Many say this "under counts" the hits, which in a way is good, because you know you are AT LEAST pulling in that much, not inflating numbers way past the "real amount".
     
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    MaverickonRoids Power Member

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    To add, if you are using WP, you can grab the "Wassup" plugin. They track hits to your site and lay out pretty easily where each hit comes from, and the type.
     
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    supernova123456 Newbie

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    With GoStats I have so much information about my traffic which is easy to use and analyze .Full with a variety of options , based on privacy and control over your data. It is a free alternative but believe me its fantastic.
     
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    I use piwik and Statcounter on some of my website . But you should give Statcounter or w3counter a try.
     
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    I appreciate your choice. I'll try the mentioned tools , but at the moment I'm more than satisfied with GoStats.
    Thanks a lot anyway :D .
     
  15. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi Power Member

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    Yandex Metrika has a stat counter for free.
     
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    dusanvoda Newbie

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    just use own script. Can be easily found online for free or if you wish, I can write one for you. Just PM me
     
  17. dragonnet

    dragonnet Registered Member

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    Try this one http://www.histats.com/
    Im using it and its good so far(in compariosn with my server awstats/webalizer + G-analytics - its almost 100% accurate).Many filters for creating reports,but not very in-depth tho..