Web Analytics Tools

Web Analytics Tools

There are many ongoing tasks a web master performs and a very important one of them is website analysis. If you have the right analytics, this task is not only easy but enjoyable as well. Here are some great tools you can use on a daily basis:

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is frequently considered the most popular free website analysis tool and this is for a reason – it offers so much and so useful information! A number of these analysis tools look very very basic and really don’t appeal to the designer in me. However, the user interface within Google Analytics is another huge selling point for me.

Google

Awstats

Awstats is one of the oldest web analysis tools. Chances are that you are familiar with it – many website hosting companies offer it by default because Awstats is part of cPanel.

Awstats

Alexa

Alexa is also another web analysis tool with traditions. Alexa allows you to check statistics for every site you want and it is handy if you want to research your competitors.

Alexa

Sitemeter

Sitemeter isn’t as popular as Google Analytics, Awstats, or Alexa but still it is a useful tool, which offers quite a lot of stats.

Sitemeter

eLogic

eLogic is a comprehensive web analysis package. The basic package is free and it includes a lot of features. If you want more features, you can get the paid version.

eLogic

Webalizer

Similarly to Awstats, Webalizer is frequently offered by web hosting companies for free because it comes pre-installed with your web hosting software. Webalizer can report a lot and its most important feature is that it is very fast because it is written in C.

Webalizer

Yahoo! Web Analytics

This is another great web analysis tool, especially for enterprises. Try it and you might like it. A word must also be said that the Yahoo! user interface is very pleasing on the eye and very easy to navigate.

Yahoo!

Piwik

Piwik is an open source website analysis tool and even though it is not as popular as most of the other applications on the list, it is not inferior to them. Piwik is installed onto your server and can therefore give you up to the second statistics. Hopefully Piwik will become even more powerful in the future as developers begin to add to the open source code.

Piwik

What’s your favourite analytics tool? I’d love to hear your experiences with these tools or even if you think I have missed one out that you just couldn’t live without.

This article was written by Athena who works for Web Hosting Search a site that allows you to search for the best web hosting package. I thank her for taking the time to put this little list together for me.

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