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What webcounter do YOU use?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by 19w08, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. 19w08

    19w08 Guest

    Counters, well we all need them don't we. We need to keep track where, how, how long etc. etc. etc.

    If we have the FREE information of our visitors we can tweak here and there some things. We want to give the visitor what they want don't we.

    But in my case, i use them mainly to know from where they came from. Youtube? Socials? Feeds? G?

    I use at this moment statcounter and histats, but they have both their ups and downs...

    Statcounter has a 500 max log ( cant reset ) and Histats... Not to much info and is very slow to work with...

    So what i really want to know is what counters do you use?
  2. dealhunter

    dealhunter Regular Member

    Oct 22, 2008
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    I actually like stat counter. You can get a lot of info if you know where to look ( Use the links on the left after you are inside the site). Also stat counter is in real time compared to Google Anaylics. I think it is really just what you prefer.
  3. intence

    intence Regular Member

    Nov 21, 2008
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    Google Analytics, Google Webmaster Tools, and Awstats.
  4. dayomoto

    dayomoto Junior Member

    Jul 12, 2008
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    i use w3counter for my non wordpress sites for live view stats and etc and it does the job
  5. scriptkiddy

    scriptkiddy Junior Member

    Jan 11, 2008
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    Every time a visitor hits a page on any of my sites I store ALL the available data in a mySql DB (IP,host,referer,user agent,time), I have a simple script that creates a new table every day, so they can be archived or deleted.

    I have simple scripts that access the db and tell me what I'm interested in, for instance:

    hits via Google and/or Yahoo.
    query strings from Google and/or Yahoo.

    If there's anything else I want to know I hack a simple script to give me the data

    Doing it this way I have all the data, I can analyse it in whatever way I choose, and I'm not giving any of it so someone else. I can leave it on the server (or shared hosting DB) or dwnload it to my PC for further analysis.

    I don't have pretty pictures or pie graphs, who gives a sh**, I just have ALL the data! I don't give Google (or other analytics) a handy list of all my sites.
  6. Ramage

    Ramage Registered Member

    Apr 9, 2008
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    New Zealand
    Analytics, ExtremeTracking and Awstats.

    ExtremeTracking is my favorite, but there's a small ugly icon that you must place on your website unless you pay for it.