A large number of services or tools for measuring the statistics of your website , usually just use it to obtain data from visitors to our sites, but there is another user profile that looks more detailed data about users who visit our site as can be: mean residence time, geographical origin of visits, page views per user, etc …
In this post we present several options with different characteristics and therefore should only search services that best fit our needs .
Clarify this point because it also
There are other gauges as Webalizer and Analyzer stored on the server all the information a visitor.
Why measurements of different services do not match?
We often have several services to measure the statistics of our websites, in most cases is
combine Web services mentioned above (Analytics, StatCounter, W3Counter) with services server side < > (Webalizer, Analyzer).
Example: Webalizer vs Analytics
In these cases, for example (Webalizer vs Analytics)
the problem is in receipt of the information
So we must not think that visitor numbers supplied by
is the closest to reality as often include a large number of visits that were hardly visits itself, but more they are requests to the server .
Example StatCounter vs Analytics
In the above case is a clear difference of views among the various services, but …
Why two gauges provide different data on web statistics from the same website ?
In this case the key is
What considers each service as a visit?
, For some it may be two visits when a person visits a Web page in a interval of 30 minutes , while that if another set of visitors meter intervals of 60 minutes will only have a visit.
Services statistics free
Google Analytics is probably
the strongest in both users who use it as their own service features
, we need to be able to access a Google account.
It allows us to
monitor multiple websites in the same account ‘to’ and has a friendly interface, usable and a large number of powerful features. To display the data
uses Flash technology so we can interact with the graphics of the visits .
It does not offer statistics in real time ‘to’ and the gap is between 3 and 4 hours what it does not meet the needs of users who
need to have the data in the least possible delay of time
offers real-time data
to know what is happening right now in our web
, this is important because we can find some very interesting data as the keywords for which are accessing our site within a given hour.
The remaining features are very limited in the free version, with a premium version but really fails to provide the depth of data from other gauges of statistics web .
ShinyStat like StatCounter has a
premium version and a Free ‘to’ and has the added value of being translated into different languages (including this Spanish).
very popular in Italy , but still is not powerful enough to reach two meters cited above (StatCounter and Google Analytics).
W3Counter is a meter of statistics that has the peculiarity that we
lets see statistics for users who are connected at the same time the site
simple, straightforward and easy to use
, but for my taste
does not reach the robustness and simplicity offered by StatCounter
, but certainly this is a good alternative.
With respect to services personally I stay with Analytics and StatCounter
, and even combine both services, this way we will have the
Data Analytics depth and immediacy of StatCounter
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With regard to another topic, The differences between Visitor various gauges , really I do not worry about that subject and used to be possible rises percentage of the service that I used as the data percentage offered by one meter and can not deceive know with certainty whether the site is increasing or decreasing in terms of visitors in a given time interval.