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Can anyone recommend a good traffic analyser?

Discussion in 'Traffic Analysis' started by Nixies, Oct 27, 2005.

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    Hi

    I was just looking for some help, I have a quite large search engine marketing campaign which I am about to start and I have decided that now is probable a good time to invest in some kind of good reporting tool that could help me track the traffic that goes to my website so I can figure out ROI and how to spend the money.

    Now presently the only thing I am really recording is amount of unique hits I am getting a month, but I want to get a lot more complicated. I really want to be able to track how people exactly get to the site, and then which of these people end up going to the contact us page. It would be great if the system is combined with some kind of campaign management system like adwatcher.

    I’m not sure if something like this exists but it must be something that other people have a solution for. I could start to try and build something, but I don’t think I understand the field well enough to design something. So I am really looking for something that is already built.

    Ay suggestions? What do you guys use?
    SEMrush
     
    Nixies, Oct 27, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. sgthayes

    sgthayes Peon

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    Sawmill is the best log analyser I ever used. Lots of nice features. I think they have a demo version you can try.
     
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    What's your budget?
     
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    mystikmedia Jedi Master

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    I like WebLog Expert.
     
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    statcounter.com is another one simple to install and simple to understand.
     
    etechsupport, Oct 27, 2005 IP
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    Is the paid statcounter.com tools worth paying for?
    I use the free service, Im still deciding whether the paid service would be worthwhile or not
     
    forumbulge, Oct 27, 2005 IP
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    The paid Statcounter service is simply more of the same: Same features, just bigger log sizes. I have a log of 10,000 which just about covers my page views for one day, so as long as I don't hang around, I can check visitors IPs against purchases to see who came from where and bought what.

    I like Statcounter's simplicity and the fact that they always seem to be adding more features.
     
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    ... I use hitslink.com; sounds like it'll do most, if not all of what you're after
     
    carlf, Oct 28, 2005 IP
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    Statcounter costs $9/month upgrading to 1000 pageloads and 10,000 pageloads are around $19/month, not bad. They are coming soon with Advanced Service which will offer Exit Link Tracking, Download Tracking, and Unlimited Log Size etc.
     
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    I'm using the StatCounter free service at the moment. I'm pretty happy with it as I pretty much get to analyze where traffic is coming from and how long they hang around.
     
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    The other benefit of the paid service is you don't have to link to them.

    Personally, nothing beats a log analyzer

    (I use Statcounter for one of my external shopping carts where logs don't help me)
     
    yfs1, Oct 28, 2005 IP
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    Statcounter doesn't force you to link to the with their free version. They say they would "appreciate it", or something like that, but it's not required. At least that's the way it was last I looked.

    Still, only 100 entries in the log isn't all that helpful.
     
    gary99, Nov 1, 2005 IP
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    u dont need to link back to stat counter, just an invisible counter code and thats abiout it , u are set
     
    fadetoblack, Nov 16, 2006 IP
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    i think you must try google analitics for traffic monitoring
     
    trichnosis, Nov 26, 2006 IP
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    I use ritecounter (a free invisible tracker) and webtrends (not free but very good)
     
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    our current company uses the following tools:
    - web position
    - amniture
    - google trends
    - yahoo overture selector tool

    and other free tools on the web..we gather as much data as possible..and look at the number of url referals, search engine referals, how many pages indexed every month (to test for the visibility) etc.
     
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    rite now im using extreme tracker. i love it,
     
    Tracey12, Nov 29, 2006 IP
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    do you think all these tools do the same job?
    i found click tracks not very userfriendly..even though a lot people recommended it to me...
     
    seorocks, Nov 30, 2006 IP
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    what is the main excately url of log analyzer :confused: ? there are many when i search on google.
     
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    my vote goes to statcounter as well
     
    ht125, Dec 25, 2006 IP