Monday, November 10, 2008

Tracking Your Website with StatCounter

Aside from Google Analytics, another web tracker that I use is Statcounter. What is StatCounter? It is like a stripped down version of Google Analytics. But that is not necessarily a bad thing.
StatCounter is ideal for those who want to track their blogs or small websites. If you don't need complicated stats or conversion trackers, then StatCounter is for you.
It is much much simpler than Google Analytics, but it still gets the job done. But what I like about it most is that it churns out real-time results, unlike in GA wherein there is a one-day delay in the release of the tracking stats. I also like its visitor paths feature because it tracks the location of the visitor, as well as the pages that he accessed. Aside from these, there are many other features of StatCounter, which are listed here.
The downside is that a free StatCounter account will only have a log size of 500. If you want more capacity, you have to pay a monthly fee. But I personally don't have problem with this, since I have a Google Analytics acccount anyway, and I use StatCounter mainly for the real-time report.
If you are have a Blogger account, here is the step-by-step process of installing Statcounter.

1 comment:

P.J. said...

I like stat counter, especially for smaller blogs. Its pretty basic and easy to use, and just like mentioned, the live stats are pretty handy.