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Which website analytics are you using?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by Nerevar, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Nerevar

    Nerevar Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    After all of the horror stories I've read here about Google Analytics I'm thinking of transferring all our sites to a new analytics app.

    I've tried Piwik a few months back but their Javascript tracking wasn't working properly. I might try again but we're also looking into paid apps.

    What are you using?

    Some of the other options we're looking into:

     
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  3. roberteb

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    I still use GA for all my WH sites.
    Woopra for everything else.
     
  4. WayneRoberts

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    What is the problem with GA if you use some BH techniques with your money site?
     
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    Never had any problem with GA or may be I am just lucky... Piwik sounds good and I am planning to put it on few sites...
     
  6. pirondi

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    I am using Getclicky,it is not on the level of Google analitics but does the job..

    If you has one site it is okay,if you has a lot of sites google will use ga to track your sites..
     
  7. Nerevar

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    @pirondi: Where does GetClicky fall short compared to GA?
     
  8. murokoma

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    Nerevar:

    Which "horror stories" did you hear?
     
  9. WayneRoberts

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    Ok I did a search, and it seems as if the bounce rates concern a lot of folks.

    I use scrapebox and forum spam mostly with a lot of links from duplicate articles, but I do so for my money sites. Spent some time in the sandbox, but I am still ranking number 1 for quite a few terms on some of my target keywords

    My sites have a lot of content though and I have users adding more and more content every single day. So if your bounce rates are low, would GA actually help rankings in any way?
     
  10. Nerevar

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    I think that for people with only a small number of sites, GA is the way to go because it is such a powerful too.

    I am generally doubtful of the negative effects of GA on those with many many sites on the one account, but I think it would be naive to think google couldn't/woudlnt use data like that to protect their advertisers.

    I have had a play with GetClicky, but it is not the polished package that GA is.
     
  12. Nerevar

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    I'm also doubtful that G would use the service against its users but I'm not really willing to risk it ...
     
  13. RaveRandi

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    I use PIWIK its exteremly similar to Getclicky but many features of GA.

    Plus its in house-hosted. Therefore you set up the script on your own website with the privacy! No one will ever know your traffic sour but yyou!

    piwik .org
     
  14. mataff

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    I guess its fine if your using the same adsense account on these sites.
     
  15. reptile

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    I use PIWIK. Host on your own server. add as many accounts as you want.

    My only concern is that it does leave a footprint that someone could use to find all your sites.

    HTML:
    piwik_subdomain.mydomain.com/piwik.php?idsite=
     
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    is there any way to remove this footprint?
     
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  18. Nerevar

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    @mataf: Open Web Analytics look great. Will check it out.
     
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    If you use joomla for anything...
    try using joomla watch... real time.. and i mean real time analytics..
    10 second delay at most....
    but its for joomla only...

    I change something... and instantly i can see whats going on...


    there is a free version... but buy the component... its awesome...
     
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    its looking gud will try this