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Which stats package is right for you? (2007 edition)
Receptional

WebmasterWorld Administrator receptional us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3483952 posted 2:23 pm on Oct 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

This is an opportunity to update the 2005 thread [webmasterworld.com]

One of the most commonly asked questions in this forum is "what stats package do you recommend?". Whilst Webmasterworld is NOT the place for people to make specific recommendations, there comes a point where the question gets asked so many times that it needs a stock answer.

If you use a package or two, this thread allows you (in a very unbiased way) add to this list. Please always using the following syntax for an unbiased comparison:

Package name?:
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?:
Price range for target user?:
Logfile based or Tagging based?:
Reads compressed logfiles?:
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?:
Reporting formats? (HTML, Email, CSV, WORD...):
Tracks daily unique visitors as well as page views?:
Gives geographic data?:
Graphical or text based reporting?:
Tracks Spiders?:
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns?
Tracks conversion data for natural search?
Allows custom visitor type filters?
Allows revision of spider definitions filters?
Bid management module?
Unusual Extras?

If you don't know one or more of the answers - simply put Don't know. I'll try to edit entries when people send me corrections! On the edit front, I mat have to edit this thread a bit more than normal if people start to abuse it, but in 2005 everyone was very helpful.

Starting things off, here's a few:

Package name?: MakeMeTop Analytics
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: Medium and Large
Price range for target user?: From $300 per month for .5 million tracking calls.
Logfile based or Tagging based?: Tagging based
Reads compressed logfiles?: I don't think so
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?: 3rd Party server.
Reporting formats? (HTML, Email, CSV, WORD...): HTML, e-mail, CSV, Word, Excel and on-line.
Tracks daily unique visitors as well as page views?: Yes
Gives geographic data?: Yes
Graphical or text based reporting?: Both
Tracks Spiders?: Yes
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns? Yes
Tracks conversion data for natural search? Yes
Allows custom visitor type filters? YES
Allows revision of spider definitions filters? Don't Know
Bid Management Module? Yes - as a core element
Unusual Extras? A full interface is provided for SEM agencies to allow them to assign client logins for reporting. Allows weighting of referrals to allow revenue from a sale to be shared or apportioned amongst referrals.

Package name?: Indextools
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: Two versions e-business for small businesses to Emterprise for large
Price range for target user?: From $50 a month (E-business) or $250 a month (Enterprise).
Logfile based or Tagging based?: Tagging
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?: Third party server
Reporting formats? (HTML, Email, CSV, WORD...): HTML, with csv and scheduled email exports
Tracks daily unique visitors as well as page views?: Yes
Gives geographic data?: yes
Graphical or text based reporting?: Graphical
Tracks Spiders?: Not very well
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns? Yes
Tracks conversion data for natural search? Yes
Allows custom visitor type filters? Yes
Allows revision of spider definitions filters? No
Bid Management Module?: Yes
Unusual Extras? Allows user logins, good reseller white label, has a path explorer plugin and dashboards. Also - the data is (pretty much) real time.

Please add any other packages here using the same syntax. Thanks for sharing!

[edited by: Receptional at 4:21 pm (utc) on Oct. 23, 2007]

 

Tidal2

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3483952 posted 5:08 pm on Oct 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

Package name?: Weblog Expert Lite
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: Personal/small biz - restricted version shows top 50 items analysed - pages for example, all 50+ items are merged into an 'other' subtotal.
Price range for target user?: Freeware
Logfile based or Tagging based?: Logfile
Reads compressed logfiles?: Yes, gz and zip are claimed but I just use gz.
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?: local running on Win XP in my case
Reporting formats? (HTML, Email, CSV, WORD...): HTML
Tracks daily unique visitors as well as page views?: Both I think but 'unique visitor' is a difficult definition
Gives geographic data?: No
Graphical or text based reporting?: Mostly text, some top ten bar charts and pie charts graphics.
Tracks Spiders?: No but shows robots.txt reads
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns? No
Tracks conversion data for natural search? No
Allows custom visitor type filters? No
Allows revision of spider definitions filters? No
Bid management module? No
Unusual Extras?

[edited by: Receptional at 7:41 pm (utc) on Oct. 29, 2007]
[edit reason] Corrected product name [/edit]

Tokmak

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3483952 posted 2:26 pm on Oct 23, 2007 (gmt 0)
Package name?: TrackSite
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: 3 editions for small/med/big biz respectively
Price range for target user?: one time cost in range $200-1500 (depending on edition)
Logfile based or Tagging based?: Don't know
Reads compressed logfiles?: Don't know
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?: Sits on server
Reporting formats? (HTML, Email, CSV, WORD...): HTML
Tracks daily unique visitors as well as page views?: Yes
Gives geographic data?: Country, region, city, organization (ISP). Plus, various third-party IP geolocation databases are supported
Graphical or text based reporting?: Both
Tracks Spiders?: Yes
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns? Yes
Tracks conversion data for natural search? Yes
Allows custom visitor type filters? Yes
Allows revision of spider definitions filters? Don't know
Bid management module? Don't know
Unusual Extras? Comprehensive web analytics. Real-time. Tracking individual visitor sessions. Customizable reports/tracking. Downloads/RSS/Emails/Images tracking. Webserver stats module. Consulting and custom solutions development are available.
mattb

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3483952 posted 3:36 pm on Oct 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

Package name?: Google Analytics
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: All
Price range for target user?: Free
Logfile based or Tagging based?: Tagging based
Reads compressed logfiles?: N/A
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?: 3rd Party server.
Reporting formats? (HTML, Email, CSV, WORD...): e-mail, XML, PDF, Excel and on-line.
Tracks daily unique visitors as well as page views?: Yes
Gives geographic data?: Yes
Graphical or text based reporting?: Both
Tracks Spiders?: No
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns? Yes
Tracks conversion data for natural search? Yes
Allows custom visitor type filters? YES
Allows revision of spider definitions filters? No
Bid Management Module? Integrates cost reporting with Adwords only.
Unusual Extras? Site Overlay, Goals, tight integration with Google Adwords, Integrates with 3rd party tools such as Live Person and on-site search

nahdoic

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3483952 posted 4:17 pm on Oct 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

Package name: StatCounter
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: All
Price range for target user?: Free (upgrades from $9 - $29 a month)
Logfile based or Tagging based?: Tagging based
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?: Third party server
Reporting formats? (HTML, Email, CSV, WORD...): HTML, Excel/csv/visitor log download/scheduled email reports
Tracks daily unique visitors as well as page views?: Yes
Gives geographic data?: Yes
Graphical or text based reporting?: Both
Tracks Spiders?: No
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns? Not in the typical way.
Tracks conversion data for natural search? Not in the typical way.
Allows custom visitor type filters? Yes
Bid management module? No
Unusual Extras? Allows you to drill down through all your data in an easy to understand and intuitive way. Drill down on visitors who reached a certain page or were referred from a certain site and view their paths. View recent visitors on a Google map. IP address labelling. All data in real-time.

copland

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3483952 posted 12:53 am on Oct 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

Package name?: SML Traffic Report.
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: All.
Price range for target user?: 50 euros per domain.
Logfile based or Tagging based?: Logfile.
Reads compressed logfiles?: No.
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?: Sits on server and/or locally on your PC.
Reporting formats? (HTML, Email, CSV, WORD...): HTML, and Logfile output.
Tracks daily unique visitors as well as page views?: Yes.
Gives geographic data?: Yes.
Graphical or text based reporting?: Text.
Tracks Spiders?: Yes.
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns? Yes.
Tracks conversion data for natural search? Yes.
Allows custom visitor type filters? Yes.
Allows revision of spider definitions filters? Yes.
Bid management module? Not presently.
Unusual Extras? Runs via both CLI and CGI. Search through and compile reports on every single available variable. One years free upgrades and support.

Receptional

WebmasterWorld Administrator receptional us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3483952 posted 7:46 pm on Nov 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

Any Others? (bump)

graeme_p

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3483952 posted 7:10 am on Nov 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

Package name?: AWStats
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: Not sure
Price range for target user?: Free
Logfile based or Tagging based?: logfile
Reads compressed logfiles?: yes
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?: server (can run on PC)
Reporting formats? (HTML, Email, CSV, WORD...): HTML
Tracks daily unique visitors as well as page views?: Yes
Gives geographic data?: Yes, with bundled plugin and (separately downloaded) Maxmind database.
Graphical or text based reporting?: graphic
Tracks Spiders?: yes
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns? No
Tracks conversion data for natural search? No
Allows custom visitor type filters? Yes
Allows revision of spider definitions filters? yes
Bid management module? No
Unusual Extras? stats update can be run from command line or browser, can analyse FTP and mail log files as well.

cuiyj

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3483952 posted 4:24 am on Nov 17, 2007 (gmt 0)

Package name?: Nihuo Web Log Analyzer
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?:3 editions for small/med/big biz respectively
Price range for target user?: Start from $99
Logfile based or Tagging based?: Logfile
Reads compressed logfiles?: Yes
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?:local PC or Sits on windows server
Reporting formats? (HTML, Email, CSV, WORD...): HTML
Tracks daily unique visitors as well as page views?: Yes
Gives geographic data?: Yes
Graphical or text based reporting?: Both
Tracks Spiders?: Yes
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns? No
Tracks conversion data for natural search? No
Allows custom visitor type filters? Yes
Allows revision of spider definitions filters? Yes
Bid management module? No
Unusual Extras? Page title retrieval, Search Spider Analysis, Bounce Rate Analysis, Support boolean operator in filtering system

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