So how many people are visiting your website and where do
they come from? What keywords are they using to search for
your website and which search engines are sending you the
most traffic? These are only some of the questions you can
get answered by looking at your site's stats.
There are many ways to view your stats, some web hosts supply
stats for free with your account, you can purchase software
or use a third party stats service online. By understanding
and viewing stats you'll get a much clearer picture as to
what advertising methods are paying off and the routes people
take through your website. Statistics are loaded with valuable
information, use them to your advantage.
Web Analytics: "Yahoo! has integrated its
acquisition of IndexTools, a leading provider of web analytics
software, with its own systems to provide a free full featured
enterprise analytics solution which also now provides insight
into the demographics and category interests of your website
Promising Free Web Analytics Tool: "In this
article, you’ll find 10 excellent and free tools and
applications to help you gather and analyze data about your
Webalizer: The Webalizer is a fast, free web
server log file analysis program. It produces highly detailed,
easily configurable usage reports in HTML format, for viewing
with a standard web browser.
Meter: A free, fast, and easy way to add a web counter
to your web page. Not only does it display the number of visitors
to your web site, it also keeps statistics on the number of
visits each hour and each day.
Everything from Google is
awesome and their free website tracking Analytics
is no exception. Track multiple sites or just one
and it won't cost you a thing. All hail Google.
Offers over 50 different reports, which include: Comprehensive
visitor breakdowns by month, day, and hour; Visitor Details;
Marketing Trends. WebSTAT currently offers the top 100 entries
of each report for each day. All reports are downloadable
in the most popular formats for presentation (Printer Friendly
format, Excel, PDF). Pricing starts at 9.95 a month and goes
up from there.
Counter: A free service which is easy to set up. There's
also an option for an invisible counter.
A free service but you'll have to display a small button on
your site for the privilege.
A FREE counter for non-commercial homepages providing instant,
reliable statistics about the visitors to your homepage. Optionally,
RealTracker FREE can be configured to allow your visitors
to leave their opinions regarding the design and content of
your web site.