10 Promising Free Web Analytics Tools

Jan 2 2009 by Jacob Gube | 126 Comments

Web analytics is the process of gathering and analyzing your web content’s data in order to glean meaningful information about how your site is being utilized by your users. There are plenty of Web analytics applications out there, and you probably already know the big guns such as Google Analytics, Crazy Egg, and remote-site services such as Alexa and Compete.

We go off the trodden path and explore a few lesser-known Web analytics options. In this article, you’ll find 10 excellent and free tools and applications to help you gather and analyze data about your web content.

1. Piwik

Piwik - screen shot.Go to Live Demonstration of Piwik.

Piwik is an open-source Web analytics application developed using PHP and MySQL. It has a "plugins" system that allows for utmost extensibility and customization. Install only the plugins you need or go overboard and install them all – the choice is up to you. The plugins system, as you can imagine, also opens up possibilities for you to create your own custom extensions. This thing’s lightweight – the download’s only 1.9MB.

2. FireStats

FireStats - screen shot.Go to Live Demonstration of FireStats.

FireStats is a simple and straight-forward Web analytics application written in PHP/MySQL. It supports numerous platforms and set-ups including C# sites, Django sites, Drupal, Joomla!, WordPress, and several others. Are you a resourceful developer who needs moar cowbell? FireStats has an excellent API that will assist you in creating your own custom apps or publishing platform components (imagine: displaying the top 10 most downloaded files in your WordPress site) based on your FireStats data.

3. Snoop

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Snoop is a desktop-based application that runs on the Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista platforms. It sits nicely on your system status bar/system tray, notifying you with audible sounds whenever something happens. Another outstanding Snoop feature is the Name Tags option which allows you to "tag" visitors for easier identification. So when Joe over at the accounting department visits your site, you’ll instantly know.

4. Yahoo! Web Analytics

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Yahoo! Web analytics is Yahoo!’s alternative to the dominant Google Analytics. It’s an enterprise-level, robust web-based third-party solution which makes accessing data easy especially for multiple-user groups. It’s got all the things you’d expect from a comprehensive Web analytics tool such as pretty graphs, custom-designed (and printable) reports, and real-time data tracking.

5. BBClone

BBClone - screen shot.Go to Live Demonstration of BBClone.

If you’re looking for a simple, server-side web application that doesn’t rely on third-party services to monitor your data, check out BBClone – a PHP-based server application that gives you a detailed overview of website traffic and visitor data. It supports language localization for 32 languages like English, Chinese, German, and Japanese. It easily integrates with popular publishing platforms like Drupal, WordPress, and Textpattern. Since it’s logfile-based, it doesn’t require you to use a server-side relational database.

6. Woopra

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Woopra is a Web analytics application written in Java. It’s split into two parts which includes a desktop application for data analysis/exploration and a web service to monitor website statistics. Woopra has a robust user interface, an intuitive management system that allows you to run it on multiple sites and domains, and even a chat feature so that you can gather non-numerical information by talking to your site users. Woopra is currently in beta and requires you to request for a private beta registration.

7. JAWStats

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JAWStats is a server-based Web analytics application that runs with the popular AWStats (in fact, if you’re on a shared hosting plan – AWStats is probably already installed). JAWStats does two things to extend AWStats – it improves performance by reducing server resource usage and improves the user interface a little bit. With that said, you can’t go wrong with just using AWStats either if you’re happy with it.

8. 4Q

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A large part of Web analytics deals with number-crunching and numerical data. Raw numbers tells only part of the story and it’s often helpful to perform analytics by way of interacting with actual users. 4Q developer Avinash Kaushik puts it perfectly when he said: "Web analytics is good at the ‘What’. It is not good at the ‘Why’".4Q is a simple surveying application focused on improving your traditional numerical Web analytics by supplementing it with actual user feedback. Check out this YouTube video on how easy it is to set up 4Q.

9. MochiBot

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MochiBot is a free Web analytics/tracking tool especially designed for Flash assets. With MochiBot, you can see who’s sharing your Flash content, how many times people view your content, as well as helping you track where your Flash content is to prevent piracy and content theft. Installing MochiBot is a breeze; you simply copy a few lines of ActionScript code in the .FLA files you want to monitor.

10. Grape Web Statistics

Grape Web Statistics - screen shot.Go to Live Demonstration of Grape Web Statistics.

Grape Web Statistics is a simple, open-source application geared towards web developers. It has a clean and usable interface and has an Extensions API to extend and customize your installation. It uses PHP for the backend and you can run it on any operating system that runs PHP.

Let’s talk about it.

What Web analytics software do you use, and why? Do you have any extensive experience in using any of the above application? Share it with all of us in the comments!

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126 Comments

Chris W.

January 2nd, 2009

Hot. I solely use GA simply because I started out with it and it shows me all my sites at once. Plus I don’t want to bog down my pages with a bunch of external JS calls.

Ben Ho

January 2nd, 2009

Thanks for the great list. Most of them I don’t know about. I’ve been using Mint – http://www.haveamint.com but it’s a paid web app. But what I like about Mint is the elegant design and usability. I can see everything at one glance, you can also optimise Mint for the iPhone’s screen so that you can check your stats on the go.

Raymond Selda

January 2nd, 2009

Wow! Never knew there were a lot of analytics software around. Thank you for this post. I’ve heard interesting features on Woopra on BoagWorld.

Jacob Gube

January 2nd, 2009

@Chris W.: Google Analytics is very hard to beat. It’s got a great user interface, great reporting tools, and is very easy to install. A downside I see with with GA is that it’s a third-party application. Piwik and FireStats, for example, is hosted on your server. That not only improves the accuracy of the results (because GA is JavaScript-based, it can be blocked by the user), but also makes sure you have a better control with your site’s data. With that said – I do use Google Analytics on Six Revisions – it’s convenient, especially with multi-site tracking (like you’ve mentioned) and reduces server load.

@Ben Ho: I’ve heard a lot of great things about Mint, and the design/usability of the app is what most people also mention. Would you say it’s worth the cost? And what are the features that free applications like Google Analytics or Yahoo! Site Explorer don’t have that Mint has, other than those that you’ve mentioned?

Scott Petrovic

January 2nd, 2009

great post!! Web analytics is a great tool that I don’t think most web designers know enough about. The 4Q tool works really well. Nothing better than a free ongoing on-exit survey.

Chris W.

January 2nd, 2009

I use GA for more accurate/advanced tracking and reporting without having to customize a script that resides on my own server. For example, the WordPress Google Analytics script allows me to exclude any hits from a logged in administrator (me) and also tracks downloads automatically so I don’t have to use an external file host or write something myself.

GA = quick, easy, pretty, well-supported. Woot woot.

Jonny T

January 2nd, 2009

I’ve always used Google Analytics, but I can’t wait for Yahoo! Web Analytics to open up.

Advice – Everyone needs to install the 4Q survey on their website.

Decent Weblog

January 2nd, 2009

Very nice list of web analytics tool. I only use Google analytics on all my sites, I find it very easy and accurate than any other tool.

Ben Ho

January 2nd, 2009

@Jacob Gube – I must say the pricing for Mint is a little steep, when most free analytics tool provides the same features and more. But I guess it really depends on the individual’s needs. What I am attracted to Mint is it’s aesthetics and how it lets me spend less time by looking at all data at once in one page. One other feature for Mint is that it’s much like WordPress where it lets you install plugins which they refer to it as “Pepper”, which means the possibilities are endless. Ultimately I would use this for myself but I won’t recommend it to my corporate clients.

Josh

January 2nd, 2009

Great post, but you forgot Clicky:
http://getclicky.com/

The paid version is better than the free version, but the free version is very useful too…

Mo

January 2nd, 2009

Yahoo Web Analytics is formerly known as Indextools .It is a paid service and is currently undergoing some work under the hood to fit into Y!OS

Walter

January 2nd, 2009

I’ve been using Mint for a while now and I’m very satisfied with it. I’m also currently trying out StatCounter.com but I’m going to stick with Mint.

Advantages are the layout, the usability, the extensibility and, of course, that all collected data remains on your server (I consider the information about visitors on my sites private). But Mint hasn’t been built for long term analysis, see their FAQ at http://www.haveamint.com/faqs/miscellaneous/ups_and_downs However, it suits my purposes very well.

John Wang

January 2nd, 2009

I have been using Google Analytics and Woopra. I would like to try out Yahoo’s version but still nothing from them.

Woopra is nice as you get to see real-time data. Whereas Google makes you wait a day.

Dan Gaul

January 2nd, 2009

Interesting list. However, Yahoo Analytics is closed to the public right now, and has been for some time.

Glenn

January 3rd, 2009

I think obligatory mention of http://awstats.sourceforge.net/ is necessary here.

Chris

January 3rd, 2009

Any good tools for analyzing IIS logs for internal intranet sites? i.e. SharePoint sites?

SE7EN

January 3rd, 2009

Now I’m using GA, clicky, Reinvigorate, W3Counter, GoingUp
Just added Woopra and Microsoft Analytics

I know these will make my site slow, but I’m just want to try them all. lol

Saad Kamal

January 3rd, 2009

How about Mint? Its pretty cool.

John Cisco

January 3rd, 2009

Must admit that only free program we use is Awstats for just a quick overview.

However for real analytics we are stick to webtrends, it offers an extremly rich feature set that cant be matched by anything for free, GA included.

Happy New Year all.

Keith

January 3rd, 2009

Well done on the list of 10 promising free web analytics tools. I do use Google Analytics a lot nonetheless, which is strangely not included here. Apart from that, I do like FireStats.

geekTips

January 3rd, 2009

I also used GA for all of my sites, but for a real-time visitors report I sometime used motigo.com or w3counter.com

Jacob Gube

January 3rd, 2009

@Glenn: I think AWstats is pretty known. But I agree, the obligatory mention is important, that’s why I mentioned it along with the JAWstats entry.

@Keith: I wanted to focus on lesser-known web analytics apps in this article. Google Analytics was mentioned a couple of times though.

Holly

January 3rd, 2009

Woopra looks really good, but has TOO MANY bugs. Tried to used, but ended up giving up on it.

stelt

January 3rd, 2009

Which one of the above has SVG output?

stelt

January 3rd, 2009

of course “have”, not “has”

david orozco

January 3rd, 2009

I’will try one of those open source scripts, to manage my own analytics, and see how it works, btw now i just use wordpress plugins

astraea

January 3rd, 2009

i use tracewatch
http://www.tracewatch.com/
the tool enable me to track visitor ;)

UrAdGinny Incorporation

January 3rd, 2009

I have a website which is dot net coded, can any of the above be suitable for my website.

SOS Media Web Design

January 3rd, 2009

Thanks for the info. I’d love to check out each of these and compare to my Google Stats…

Tom Collinson

January 3rd, 2009

I’ve tried a few but GA stands head and shoulders above the rest. I use it to track clients websites as well as my own and the ability to connect Google Adwords to track efficiency and success is vital for anyone dealing in PPC.

Nicodemas

January 3rd, 2009

Don’t forget about GetClicky!

George Fragos

January 3rd, 2009

I’ve been using Google Analitics for some time. I tried some others whose names escape me that didn’t use cookies and in some instances inconsistently extended the load times for my pages. Cookies insure that all your recorded vistors are human and not crawlers. I also like that I can exclude all the computers I use from my statistics. GA provides a lot of information that is very helpful in understanding the traffic to my and my clients sites. I don’t feel a need to look elesewhere and free is always a great price.

Andy Gongea

January 3rd, 2009

Nice article Jacob. Cheers!

Pemo Theodore

January 4th, 2009

I’ve been using FireStats since I started my blog & find that their stats are really helpful. I paid initially as the blog is my business.

Jon Combe

January 4th, 2009

Thank you very much for the link to JAWStats.com, I really appreciate it.

This is a good article and it is good to see so much healthy competition in the free web stats market, especially as such tools seemed quite thin on the ground as recently a couple of years back.

Finally, thank you for sixrevisions.com. I apologise to say that I hadn’t come across this site before today, but I have spent a good chunk of this morning going through the articles. Keep up the good work, I’ll be a frequent visitor in future.

Malcolm Bastien

January 4th, 2009

Nice list, I actually didn’t find nearly as many when I tried to do a search for free or open source ones a few months ago.

insic

January 5th, 2009

cool list. i only know Google analytics. lol

Asif Ejaz

January 5th, 2009

Yahoo! Web Analytics is not free.

Kika

January 5th, 2009

I used to rely on GA, which I think is great, but felt the need to move to a server side solution to have real time stats and I recently installed Piwick, a pretty good solution IMHO. I tried Mint too, and I must admit it’s an excellent product, definitely worth its price, especially for websites with high traffic.

Jacob Gube

January 5th, 2009

@Jon Combe: Thanks and keep up the great work with JAWStats.

@Kika: I tried Piwik too, I’m liking it so far. It doesn’t require much server resources either.

Adam Covati

January 5th, 2009

You should also consider tracking your social engagement efforts. Tools like http://idek.net allow you to capture analytics for the links you place in your twitter stream or other social engagement that may be off of your site.

Sites like idek.net help you to understand the value of your contributions to these new and growing channels.

Note: I created and maintain idek.net. Even if you don’t like idek.net there are other url shorteners that will give you some analytics as well.

Branica

January 5th, 2009

I think PiWik is great and has a great API for easy integration for multiple applications such as Google Docs Spreadsheets.

I did a quick tutorial on how to integrate PiWik with Google Spreadsheets here:

http://www.branica.com/forums/web-analytics/459-piwik-google-spreadsheets-more-integration.html

Jamison

January 5th, 2009

I’m a huge fan of Google Analytics however I’m seriously looking into Mint at the moment.

Jacob Gube

January 5th, 2009

@Adam Covati: You’re absolutely right, you can gain a lot of information about people who click on your Twitter feed and you’re app is very helpful indeed. Along those lines, I currently use tr.im to shorten and track links (and conversations about those links) on Twitter.

@Branica: Thank you very much for sharing (and writing) your Piwik + Google Spreadsheets tutorial.

Chris W.

January 5th, 2009

Well, as long as we’re talking about other cool analytical tools, check out ClickTale. It records your users’ actions on the site throughout a site visit, provides heat maps that show how long parts of the page were in view, and a lot more. You can set it up to record infrequently or as often as you want. Obviously, you can’t read people’s minds, but you can combine this tool with your other analytics to get a better idea of what’s going on.

Farid Hadi

January 6th, 2009

Nice list. Haven’t heard of quite a few of them that you have listed. I used to just go with whatever was installed by the host, i.e. Webalizer and AWStats, but started using Google Analytics a while back and kind of like it. The only downside to it is that it’s an external JS and that kind of slows your site down a bit, but since you’re supposed to include it just before the end of your document it doesn’t cause much damage.

tuzruhu

January 6th, 2009

Googlye analytics is the best i think

Jim Jamesson

January 8th, 2009

Piwik is pretty neat from what I have seen of it… but mostly I still find myself using Google Analytics. Seems to jive the best with clients, especially with the whole ‘google’ mystique added to it.

GoingUp! Web Analytics

January 8th, 2009

http://www.goingup.com/ has real promise. It’s still a ways from being completed, but I really like the interface. I hope they finish it soon. It has SEO features tied in. So far, it’s free too. I have access to their keyword tracking and it’s amazing.

Abdel

January 9th, 2009

What happened to Google Analytics?

Pinny Cohen

January 14th, 2009

Google Analytics just makes the most sense given who’s behind it, the cost (free), the amazing features, and ease of setting up.

Brian Rowe

January 19th, 2009

We have been using GA, but find it disappointing. I was surprised how many people like it so much so maybe I don’t know how to use it well.
Some problems I see so far are the following:
- I don’t get reverse DNS lookup for the name of the IP at my site. I don’t even see the IP. This one is big for me, so we put webalizer on our apache server to get this. I want to know who was at the site.
- The update time on the data is delayed
- Integration with other tools isn’t there.
- Most of the UI is eye candy not information.
- My Ad words account, doesn’t link properly, always shows 0 in GA but in Ad words I get a bill. Not sure what’s going on there.

Dorajiab

January 27th, 2009

Which one will show me if the visitors visit my site using the links they bookmarked?

Dorajiab

January 27th, 2009

Which one should I use in order to know if the visitors are from the links they bookmarked?

ATV

February 5th, 2009

ehh i think i’ll stick with google analytics for now.

Anoj Kumar

March 2nd, 2009

Thankyou for publishing such a useful list of free web apps.

mani

March 11th, 2009

I did not know about a lot of services in the list.
Thanks mate!!

Jay Philips

March 13th, 2009

What about Clicky & StatsCounter? Both of those are great too.

@jayphilips

eleventh.attempt

March 17th, 2009

Slimstats, http://wettone.com/code/slimstat, looks good but only for PHP pages.

Erick

March 23rd, 2009

Guys, GA and all the other JS includes are nowhere close to “accurate analytics”. Many users have JavaScript disabled. You’re getting nothing from those users.

Ahmer

March 24th, 2009

Ummm, is there a way that i can load the statistics data in my database, for performing, mining operations?? Is there a tool, that would support this feature? Piwik, is good. But doesn’t feel like stable for me..

K Irizawa

April 15th, 2009

Great digg! I use Google Analytics. I heard great stories about the Yahoo!’s analytics tool. I’ve also used 4Q Iperceptions for survey (user satisfaction analysis), but didn’t know they were coming out with web analytics solution.

Vikram

May 6th, 2009

I have Firestats installed in WordPress and have google analytics account too both show different reading. i think Google don’t count the crawls from other search engines or search directory sites

Mat

May 12th, 2009

Any recomendations for which tools are best for analysing RESTfull web service apis including custom http headers?

Jacob Gube

May 13th, 2009

@Mat: Not sure if any of them could analyze RESTful API’s, good question. Do you have an API that you’d like to keep stats on?

jkl

May 30th, 2009

Dorajiab: Use awstats (remember it will just give an estimation)

All: Don’t use bbclone; it has not been updated since a while and Google Chrome is not detected.

jean

June 6th, 2009

Most of those solutions are server side and it’s hard to believe that with their budget they can hire enough people to beat GA. I’m using Google Analytics on the server side and I often use Expert Data Miner on my desktop ( http://www.expertdataminer.com ). The first one gives me the cities and some nice charts, with the second one I have the click trail of any visitor and it does support GA’s cookies. I will probably try Piwik soon.

crawler

June 11th, 2009

Hello, I didn’t knew about all that. I guess piwik is cool but it sucks from some reasons. The geoip plugin is buggy and it’s own system/plugin for location of visitors is not accurate at all, so you don’t know where everyone came from. It surely needs more work and an important problem like that, shouldn’t be left for “tomorrow”. Great interface, but for what use, if you don’t know the visitors location..!? It renders it pretty much useless.

I guess you also, forgot OWA – http://www.openwebanalytics.com/

deepak

July 2nd, 2009

Is there any free tool that can allow me to run the Web Analytics on the intranet web site also?

Michael Rinto

August 14th, 2009

I track with a program called engine ready. Its now owned by yahoo. The tracking is fantastic you can track banner campaigns, email campaigns and it has many other functions to numerous to list her. It outshines google analytics easily

Nah

August 17th, 2009

I’m always using http://www.tracewatch.com, but i’m interesting to try that 10 tools.

Michael

August 20th, 2009

My problem with Google analytics is the way Google uses the data against the site. I believe the less you tell Google the better for your site ranking.
If Google knows that time on page is 2 secs and another site also using GA has a 10 sec avg time on the competing page, your page will be ranked lower in results.
If they didn’t know, they wouldn’t use it.

Michael

August 20th, 2009

The thing most of these free stats programs miss is pathing analysis. No ability to tag a location as a certain type of page and then watch visitors move through the funnel.
That’s a big one and if someone had that in a free product, it would end the battle for a free product – imho.

Ian Bugeja

September 14th, 2009

I suggest Apache Logs Viewer. It’s a free tool which helps you view and analyze apache log files. It enables you to search and filter by status codes.

You can generate some interesting graphs, reports and compute interesting statistics.

James Sen

September 29th, 2009

Does anyone happen to know what the Yahoo Analytics program costs?

Simon

November 14th, 2009

I use Mint and JAWstats. I use both because either one on its own does not give me all the information I require. I love the complete nature and layout of JAWstats while mint provides me information on which pages of my blog are most popular, where people have come from and what search phrases brought people to different pages. JAWstats does that but not all at once, I would have to take various data from its different metrics and work it out myself, however JAWstats does give me complete data on bandwidth usage, file hits, external bandwidth drains, etc.

The main difference between the two is one works off apache logs while the other is a js script and as such is limited in what kind of information it can report.

Jef

November 16th, 2009

Firestat looks great, I used it for a while, but my webserver was often high loaded due to problem with firestat crossed with google-bot, and after investigation, firestat under wordpress for sharing account is something to develop a bit more… Thanks for the post, I discover Piwik!

denbagus

November 18th, 2009

i still use google analytics for my web…

Gaston

December 29th, 2009

I’ve used Slimstats for years and it’s pretty good for real time data.

I’m gonna try out Woopra and see how it goes.

I’ve been waiting for a Reinvigorate account for months and never got it.

Osborne Brook

January 4th, 2010

Great list but is it worth trying any other free analytics tool other than google analytics?

Jo

January 7th, 2010

I use a tracker(Java) coded by my husband http://smoothfoot.com/
I still like it because it has no graphs or charts but plain records

Rudi Shumpert

January 19th, 2010

@Mo – Yahoo Web Analytics is a free tool. However it is not readily available to the public yet.

I’ve been using it for a while and it is a great tool. I’ve even written a WordPress plugin for it.

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ywa-yahoo-web-analytics/

Dheeraj Nim

January 21st, 2010

wonderful but is it really free. How can we get them

inwebdeveloper

January 25th, 2010

I still using Google Analytic.

Daquan Wright

January 25th, 2010

http://www.extremetracking.com

I’m actually testing both Google Analytics and Extreme Tracker when I setup my WP site. I’ve used et in the past, you do get a slew of information, from daily amount of viewers to exact search strings that are used to find your site.

Mark van der Putten

January 27th, 2010

A very nice tool I am using currently is Snoobi… http://www.snoobi.com. Its a paid service but it brings statistics real-time and they have great support/helpdesk available.

Thaninrat

February 2nd, 2010

Nice Article. I wonder is there any analytics tool that can integrate into cms website.

Rydal

February 15th, 2010

Another tool that provides real time statistics and a long list of tools is http://foxmetrics.com, we are currently in public beta, so sign-up and try it out.

Paul Frossell

March 6th, 2010

Another tool just created is at http://www.frosse.com. It provides an *extremely simple* realtime view of whats happening on your website now. Compliments Google Analytics.

Rajiv

March 19th, 2010

Very good article. Thanks for all the information. Good to know there were so many tools available…only knew GA so far.

Adam

April 5th, 2010

Yeah, OK…
So what’s the advantage of these services over GA?

PMcGuinness

April 7th, 2010

I used Yahoo as a paid member of IndexTools. I actually thought it was a little more user friendly, and real-time, than GA. But haven’t used since I left my last job and I’m sorry to hear that they haven’t made it public yet.

taktik(z)

April 10th, 2010

Over the course of several years, we’ve used most analytics apps on the list: Piwik, GA, Awstats, Woopra, Firestats, Grape, etc.

If it is a desktop-based application, we stay away. They tend to be buggy and resource hogs.

Since we are on Dreamhost, awstats is a bit more difficult to implement. Awstats is a great programe of the historical data, but development/updates a bit slow.

Currently using GA and Mint, which is plenty of JS load on a site for analytics.

Unfortunately Mint: (1) is a paid app, (2) lack historical data retention or drill-down. On the plus side, the UI is inviting and iPhone/mobile access is hard to beat.

GA is superb in many ways, but many of the features take some time to learn.

Bing optimization

May 3rd, 2010

Great list. I have used quite a few of them. Google analytics, firestats, awstats, statcounter. Yahoo web analytics is a new surprise. Firestats is quite powerful and rightly in the top 5.

Philip

May 12th, 2010

Hi,

I use histats.com and GA.

Hi stats because it has also a counter, which i put it on the website, unfortunately the country is fix, although you have many styles to choose, cannot choose the option in an ordner.

I will try other tools which where wrote here also, to see.

I used the program http://www.clicktracks.com, which I found it very useful, I downloaded the raw log file and uploaded it in the program. Now the software is not more, they offer now a paid and online vers on http://www.lyris.com.

Jeremy Ashburn

May 17th, 2010

I’ve been using GA ever since I formed my blog about 6 months ago. I came across the suggestion of using Piwik for heatmap generation. I’m installing it now; curious as to see Piwik’s analytical abilities.

Richard

July 13th, 2010

Should definitely also check out http://mixpanel.com — real-time analytics

Maisam

July 14th, 2010

I am currently using GetClicky on my website.. and its running coool dude :)

Tony

August 4th, 2010

I love Firestats. I mentioned it to one of my friends but he hadn’t heard of it. I’ll point him in this direction.

Pofi

August 29th, 2010

Installed Woopra on OS xp, and the Emsisoft A2 found the Trojan-Spy.win32.Zbot virus immediately! This trojan is a key logger, it goes to the registry. Very nasty one!

Peter

September 5th, 2010

think you for this list but i use google Analytics.

Craig

September 15th, 2010

Great list of web analytics tools. I only use Google analytics on my sites, I find it very easy and accurate and dont want extra embedded js. Thanks for sharing!

Php2ranjan

September 25th, 2010

Hi all,
Great Analytic tool explainer here. there is also some good Analytics tool avail here. some of is JAWStats, goingup!, Clicky, Google Analytics, W3Counter, Woopra, W3Perl, Piwik
TraceWatch, Snoop. This is also very famous Analytics tools.

The main problem is how to choose the Analytics tools in this market there is lot more tool available.
Can any one Suggest me which tool is performing very good.
thanks guys..

John Simms

October 12th, 2010

I tried Piwik and although it’s almost too much data for my purpose, it’s certainly the best free web analytics tool around in my opinion. Firestats is nice but a bit too heavy on resources from my impression.

Petya Miteva

November 17th, 2010

Hey guys, I work for a company that develops a web analytics tool. It’s called Lytiks. You can check it out here:

http://lytiks.com/free-web-analytics

We’re trying to simplify it while providing the most crucial data any online marketer or small business owner might need.

Jon Sanders

November 26th, 2010

Lots of interesting info here, but unfortunately I’m looking for a good Off-site analytics programme? Any suggestions?

Peter Adams

December 3rd, 2010

You should also give Open Web Analytics (http://www.openwebanalytics.com) a look. It’s a free open source alternative to these commercial solutions. It tracks site usage, campaigns, e-commerce, and conversion goals. It also delivers usability analytics with it’s funnel reports, click heatmaps, and mouse movement recording/playback.

Leonard Van Hirtum

December 11th, 2010

Very inteeesting; I am not a web techie but due to cash, I am trying to develop and maintain. Need SEO

Thanks

Len

chloep

December 22nd, 2010

index tools taken over by yahoo(yahoo web analytics) is a simply superb tool. gives advanced reports; every tit-bit.

Naveen Sanagala

January 7th, 2011

Good article. Nice to know about top 10 web analytics tools. Thanks for sharing..

wiyono

January 30th, 2011

Thank you so much…
I had this so long time to search..

Thank you..
Very usefull.

tasarhane

February 8th, 2011

Good article. Thanks..

Vtunnel

February 10th, 2011

Before reaing this post i just know Google and Yahoo analytics tool, really nice sharing and informative too. Thanks for it.

Clearcode

February 11th, 2011

We release Google2Piwik, an open source script which allow exporting Google data to Piwik. And now it’s easier then ever swap to private system.

David

February 23rd, 2011

have to say woopra is the best for real time data. PLus its got an integrated live chat feature (if u choose to go that way).

GA is great, but for monitoring your site (plus getting a feel for how people navigate your site) Woopra is amazing. Plus it also helps to identify ‘dead ends’ and broken links quickly.

perusahaan manufaktur

March 1st, 2011

thank for share…
Open Web Analytics (http://www.openwebanalytics.com). It’s a free open source alternative to these commercial solutions. It tracks site usage, campaigns, e-commerce, and conversion goals. It also delivers usability analytics with it’s funnel reports, click heatmaps, and mouse movement recording/playback.

barbara maraz

March 8th, 2011

@perusahaan How did you come across openwebanalytics.com and have you used any comparable software?

Great link sixrevisions. Posted in 2009 and you are still receiving commentary. Well done.

Peter

April 9th, 2011

I try to expirement with JAWStats but, what a hell… google is still the best

andy

April 19th, 2011

hi all. thanks for use information.. i like a free application.. lol..

but i use woopra

John Simpson

April 19th, 2011

I tried the beta of http://www.statcentric.com and I think it’s the best web analytics software I’ve used to date.

motupally pavan

May 24th, 2011

Hi to all,

Thanks to Jacob Gube , for this nice post . Actually i am searching for this info (List of Web Analytic tools) from past one year and i got the complete information here. In these tools i heared few of them but i am very familier with google analytic tool and i am using google analytic for my websites. Any how once again thanks to one and all who commented and shared their views…..

Cao Tri

May 28th, 2011

Hi all. thanks for shared, It very helpfull for newbie like me

Tim

July 20th, 2011

Thanks to EU legislation that says we must ask site visitors for explicit permission to track them with cookies, it seems we’ll need to rely more on server-side/logfile analytics than on the likes of GoogleAnalytics.

Milon

August 10th, 2011

Pretty cool idea for them who are very much new in freelancing world. I believe this is very helpful topic.