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Google Analytics

Discussion in 'Google Analytics' started by Sohan, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. #1
    Hey,
    SEMrush
    I need a program like google Analytics, but live in realtime etc. I don't want to wait 24 hours for updates!

    Can any one reccomend and programs?

    ~Sohan.
     
    Sohan, Nov 1, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Monty

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    #2
    You don't need to wait 24 hours for updates with Google Analytics.
    I think the average delay is about 3 hours or so
     
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  3. Sohan

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    #3
    It's still long to be honest. Live updating is what I would like to have.
     
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  4. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    It is 24 hours for me.

    Try statcounter.com - it's real time.
     
    T0PS3O, Nov 1, 2006 IP
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    frankcow Well-Known Member

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    but with statcounter don't you have to display their image on your site?
     
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    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    No, just a bit of tracking invocation code, just like any other 3d party stats package. It may be a 1x1 invisble gif or something but nothing you have to worry about.
     
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  7. Sohan

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    The log is limited to 100, which isn't much. Is there any cheap ones or under $5?
     
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    Look into Urchin (http://www.pop.us/analytics/urchin5.aspx). You can use it in tandem with Google Analytics to analyze the same click stream data that GA gets but process data from your own log files as often as you like. You can process hourly with ease, or set it up to process even more often.

    -Caleb
     
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  9. Sohan

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    Site's not clear. can't find a download.
     
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    Urchin is a purchasable product - not free like Google Analytics. You can get a 15 day trial version for free from http://www.google.com/analytics/urchin_downloads.html. If you don't want to purchase a whole license you can get a hosted service from some places - one I know of is http://www.blueboxgrid.com/services/urchinhosting/.

    For integration with Google Analytics you'll probably need help from a Google Analytics partner: http://www.google.com/analytics/support_partner_analysis.html.

    -Caleb
     
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    Wow it is hard to spot, on the right side, right above the technical support pricing headline. If they're the masters of analytics, I guess us finding that info isn't a goal! :D Really I guess it is a goal for you to call instead 'cause it's just a pdf with prices and a contact number.
     
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  12. Sohan

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    Is there any free ones?
     
    Sohan, Nov 3, 2006 IP
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    #13
    Not that I know of that provide quality reports that don't have volume capped or require ads. It costs money to provide web analytics services and more money to provide real-time services.

    There are some relatively cheap ones that require installation on your site:

    • http://www.haveamint.com/
    • http://mapstats.blogflux.com/

    There are some free PHP/MySQL packages you can install too. IF your site is running PHP/MySQL this could be an option and I can point you to a few resources for this.

    -Caleb
     
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    And here is another one: http://wettone.com/code/slimstat
     
    calebw, Nov 3, 2006 IP
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    #15
    there are different types of stats:

    external tracking- easier but typically less flexibility, less accurate, and adds a bit of overhead to your load time.

    on-server tracking- programs that analyze your apache log files. you can have these update as often as you want via crons, etc, but they will use system resources.

    that said, I use both. I love statcounter.com for simple, overall, longterm trends in traffic. for referrer tracking and keyword tracking I use my own custom scripts.
     
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    Note that log analysis apps often do not count out robot-based sessions. This is good for understanding how often bots visit your sites, but bad because it inflates traffic counts 20 to 60%, skewing figures about real human activity.

    Using a tag-based, javascript/cookie (external) tool and a log analysis tool as disgust is doing is a great strategy. You get a picture of human activity and a picture of bot activity.

    -Caleb
     
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