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a good, free blog stat counter

by mittens / April 25, 2009 9:14 AM PDT

i see many stat counters out there, and of course they are all wonderful, wonderful.

I used an excellent one for a month, and was very pleased with the results, but (and I knew this going in) it was a trial run, with the option to pay per month (between 5.95 and 9.95, depending on the level of quality you wanted) and I simply could not justify paying perhaps 120 bucks a year to monitor a blog that gets maybe 60 hits a month...?

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good stat-counter that they trust?

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oops, where''d it go?
by mittens / May 31, 2009 11:44 PM PDT

someone (two someones in fact) just replied to my question, and now it seems they have disappeared...sigh...

they wanted to know what I had tried. I deliberately refrained, because the idea was for someone to tell me what THEY used. However.

I started out with Web Stat, a thirty day trial. I liked it immensely, and the tech suppport is excellent. However it costs anywhere from $5 to $9 a month, and for a site like mine that gets minimal traffic, that seemed a bit steeper than I would like to go.

My second choice was StatCounter, free, and after a few weeks I noticed I was having sign-in problems, and when I asked about it I was told "I must be doing something". Then I checked the forums about it, and it turns out they have had a trail of being hacked into, and frankly customer support isnt all that great. It also seemed complicated and with a steeper curve than the other...

I was merely wondering if anyone knew of a good free site. One of the posters mentioned one, but with the messages apparently gone, I can't remember what he said he used.

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Google Analytics
by Kelevraco / June 29, 2009 9:12 PM PDT

The best one out there with out having to pay is Google. It keeps a pretty good eye on everything in your site.

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by mittens / June 29, 2009 10:00 PM PDT
In reply to: Google Analytics

i keep looking at Google, and thinking about it--but I have this built in resistance to yet another Google process in my life *g*.
I suppose, though, if I have a google blog, it makes sense, doesnt it.

I'll give it a go. thank you.

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I agree go with Google
by bpatton2382 / July 16, 2009 3:15 AM PDT
In reply to: google

Yeah Google is the way to go <A HREF="http://www.janilink">:-)</A>

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Reposted for viastain.
by Kees Bakker / October 26, 2009 8:05 PM PDT
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