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.
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?