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Which stat is best ever

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by arena, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. #1
    Hi,
    Iam little confused which one to choose.
    Google analytics or statcounter?
    Also is there any better than 2 of these?
    let me know.
    Regards.
     
    arena, Aug 25, 2008 IP
  2. NewBeginningsDetox

    NewBeginningsDetox Peon

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    #2
    Google analytics. Which has all new features now...
     
    NewBeginningsDetox, Aug 25, 2008 IP
  3. pnt_global

    pnt_global Peon

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    I will suggest you google analystic first, but statcounter is also very fine for me
     
    pnt_global, Aug 25, 2008 IP
  4. schgrv

    schgrv Active Member

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    #4
    I am using both of them for one of my site. So you cud use both. But i wud say Analytics is far better than Stat Counter because with the help you cud do deep analysis of traffic coming to ur site.........................
     
    schgrv, Aug 25, 2008 IP
  5. Australianfranchises

    Australianfranchises Peon

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    #5
    you use Google analytics, there is more advanced!
     
    Australianfranchises, Aug 25, 2008 IP
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    Bloomtools Peon

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    Google Analytics is the best tools out there for analyzing traffic on your website.
     
    Bloomtools, Aug 25, 2008 IP
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    seocipl Member

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    Both are best. yes Google Analytics is better than the statcounter. I used Both
     
    seocipl, Aug 25, 2008 IP
  8. arena

    arena Banned

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    Ok i will stick to GA now.
     
    arena, Aug 25, 2008 IP
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  10. ddkoh92

    ddkoh92 Peon

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    but google analytics is not real time traffic...I use reinvigorate for real time traffic
     
    ddkoh92, Aug 26, 2008 IP
  11. real_skinner

    real_skinner Notable Member

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    Well what I am happy about google analytics is the bounce rate feature that they have. But in monitoring my site traffic at real time I am using statcounter and just lately I am happy using Histats

    Will you can always use them together anyway :D
     
    real_skinner, Aug 26, 2008 IP
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    tendulkar2 Banned

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    I think Google Analytics tracking is not instant.. the stats will update once a day. Personally, I'm using Histats which is excellent.
     
    tendulkar2, Aug 26, 2008 IP
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    sandhuharvey Active Member

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    I currently only use Google Analytics. It's very good with loads of data about your site.
     
    sandhuharvey, Aug 26, 2008 IP
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    saurabhj Banned

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    Google Analytics is the best ever web stats. I am also Happy with AWStats...
     
    saurabhj, Aug 26, 2008 IP
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    Actually I used both, coz I like the differences ot the two in showing results (visitors. etc.).
     
    pinkblush, Aug 26, 2008 IP
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    Mega B Well-Known Member

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    I use Awstats and Statcounter.
     
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  17. ezprint2008

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    #17
    for real time you could just use a php code in your pages.

    <?php
    $ref = getenv("HTTP_REFERER"); // site the visitor is coming from before they leave to come to your site
    $ip = $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR']; // the IP of the visitor
    $today = date("F j, Y, g:i a"); // the date, time the visitor arrives at your site

    $stats = $today . "Page Name ------------" . $ip . "------------ " . $ref . "\r\n";
    // write it to a txt file
    $myFile = "RealtimeStats/RealTimeStats.txt";
    $fh = fopen($myFile, 'a') or die("can't open file"); // append the file it auto updates
    $stringData =$stats;
    fwrite($fh, $stringData);
    fclose($fh);
    ?>

    Make a folder and .txt file called RealTimeStats. (or whatever you want - but change it above)

    That way you can track in real time , you can see the date/time - the page visited - the site the visitor came from etc. (if you want to know what browser they're using you could add that and any other info you wanted to see if you wanted)

    That way you can open the RealTimeStats.txt file on your server and keep it open and just refresh the page to watch it in real-time.
     
    ezprint2008, Aug 26, 2008 IP
  18. jzarante1231

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    Google analytics provides you with good information about you site; traffic, keyword, etc. They are more advanced. But currently, I use statcounter. It is easy to use and it can also provide great statistic about the site.
     
    jzarante1231, Aug 26, 2008 IP
  19. arena

    arena Banned

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    #19
    As said above statcounter is easy to use and novice user can understand easily.But no bounce rate provided.
    GA has plethora of tools which are more advanced to use.
     
    arena, Aug 26, 2008 IP
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    If you need to easily integrate with an Adwords campaign, GA is the best bet. If you want live stats, Woopra is really amazing. Takes a few weeks to get approved, but it is worth the wait. You could always use both...
     
    idevlabs, Aug 26, 2008 IP