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Which Stats Package is right for you?
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Receptional




msg:896672
 9:10 pm on Aug 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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

Where has this question been asked (and more or less answered) before?

[webmasterworld.com...]
[webmasterworld.com...]
[webmasterworld.com...]
[webmasterworld.com...] [Conversion Tracking]
[webmasterworld.com...]

So, you can see that this question is well and truly in the spotlight.

My thinking is that if you have/use a package or two, perhaps you can (in a very unbiased way) add to this list, Always using the following:

Package name?:
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?:
Price range for target user?:
Logfile based or Tagging based?:
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?
Unusual Extras?

I plan to do enormous amounts of editing in this thread... to try to keep some consistency.

Here are the ones I have experience with...

Package name?: Indextools
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: small to medium
Price range for target user?: Page view based. Seen it work from 1000 to 1 million page views a month.
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
Unusual Extras? Allows user logins, good white label

Package name?: Webtrends Log Analyzer (Not Webtrends live)
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: small biz
Price range for target user?: $300 one off appx.
Logfile based or Tagging based?: Logs
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?: PC
Reporting formats? (HTML, Email, CSV, WORD...): All of these
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? Not well
Tracks conversion data for natural search? No
Unusual Extras? In theory, license only allows you to analyse logs on one server (regardless of number of sites).

Package name?: Hitbox (Webside story)
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: small to medium
Price range for target user?: Page view based pricing
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, Don't know about others
Tracks daily unique visitors as well as page views?: Yes
Gives geographic data?:
Graphical or text based reporting?:
Tracks Spiders?:
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns? Yes
Tracks conversion data for natural search? Don't recall
Unusual Extras?

Who can add to this, maybe with stats packages like:

Nettracker
Webtrends Live
Websidestory
Awstats
Faststats
Hitslink
Livestats/Deepmetrix

 

flashfan




msg:896673
 5:38 pm on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

Package name: Webtrends Live
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: all
Price range for target user?: depends on version(prof, eBusiness..)
Logfile based or Tagging based?: Tag
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?: 3rd party server
Reporting formats? (HTML, Email, CSV, WORD...): all
Tracks daily unique visitors as well as page views?: both
Gives geographic data?: yes
Graphical or text based reporting?: both
Tracks Spiders?: Yes
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns? yes (need tag)
Tracks conversion data for natural search? not clear
Unusual Extras?

Package name: NetTracker
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: all
Price range for target user?: don't know
Logfile based or Tagging based?: both
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?: PC
Reporting formats? (HTML, Email, CSV, WORD...): all
Tracks daily unique visitors as well as page views?: yes
Gives geographic data?: yes
Graphical or text based reporting?: graphic
Tracks Spiders?: yes
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns? Not very good
Tracks conversion data for natural search? not clear
Unusual Extras?

Package name: awstats
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: personal to small biz
Price range for target user?: free
Logfile based or Tagging based?: logfile
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?: PC
Reporting formats? (HTML, Email, CSV, WORD...): HTML
Tracks daily unique visitors as well as page views?: Yes
Gives geographic data?: Need plug-in
Graphical or text based reporting?: Graphic
Tracks Spiders?:Yes
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns? No
Tracks conversion data for natural search? No
Unusual Extras?
(Added - le_gber says awstats sits on the server, not your PC)

[edited by: Receptional at 12:25 pm (utc) on Sep. 21, 2005]
[edit reason] Correction [/edit]

ToddHag




msg:896674
 6:34 pm on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

Package name: NetTracker
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: all
Price range for target user?: wide range to fit all
Logfile based or Tagging based?: both
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?: All
Reporting formats? (HTML, Email, CSV, WORD...): all
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 (tag provides more information)
Tracks conversion data for natural search? yes (tag provides more information
Unusual Extras? Drill down, Ad Hoc (on-the-fly) reporting.

tedster




msg:896675
 4:17 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Package name: FastStats (Mach5)
Target user: Small to Medium. Also a handy "extra" tool for a large enterprise's custom questions
Price range for target user: Very inexpensive, especially given its power - couple hundred bucks
Logfile based
Runs locally - but can anlayze logfiles locally or on server
Reporting formats: HTML and CSV - Word was dropped in v.4
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
Unusual Extras? Highly customizable; can anayze cookie data; native stickiness analysis

EquityMind




msg:896676
 5:04 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Package name?: Omniture 11
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: Enterprize level (i.e. EBay, Autobytel etc.)
Price range for target user?: $10K - $20K per month +
Logfile based or Tagging based?: pixel based
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?: Hosted application by Omniture
Reporting formats? (HTML, Email, CSV, WORD...): All
Tracks daily unique visitors as well as page views?: Yes
Gives geographic data?: Yes
Graphical or text based reporting?: Both
Tracks Spiders?: Not sure
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns? Yes
Tracks conversion data for natural search? Yes
Unusual Extras? Click mapping, fall out reporting, visitor tracking through site, multiple campaign reporting, unlimited campaigns, too much to mention, best program I've used, primarily for large enterprise level sites, many of my clients are users and this is one of the first applications I recommend upon initial consultation with new clients.

Joe

jimh009




msg:896677
 5:12 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Package name?: Urchin Stats
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: Should work for any size. Have to customize settings though for larger sites.
Price range for target user?: Free in my case. Actual cost unknown.
Logfile based or Tagging based?: Logging is standard. Believe option available for tagging.
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?: Sits on server. May be configured to be on a stats server if desired.
Reporting formats? (HTML, Email, CSV, WORD...): HTML, CSV
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?: Optional. Has to be set up seperately but can be done. I haven't used this option.
Tracks conversion data for natural search? Yes. Also optional.
Unusual Extras? : Free with many web hosting accounts. Nice interface. Very detailed if settings are configured properly.

My Conclusion - Urchin, now owned by Google I believe, is an awesome stats package. It can be a bit slow at times due to heavy graphical interface. It is excellent at reporting page views, geographical data and ALL organic search terms from all SE's. Very easy to use. Trick to Urchin is configuring it properly. The "default" comes a bit stripped down which will work fine for small sites without much traffic but will frustrate larger sites. This frustration can be removed by changing the settings to allow for larger table size so Urchin can hold more data.

"Physics" adds: There are two types of urchin (at least): the one that's free with most web hosts and the $200/month javascript tag one that has advanced features and roi tracking and stuff (I think ... haven't used it but sat through some presentations . Anway I wanted to post that in the thread but don't want to start a discussion.)

[edited by: Receptional at 7:13 am (utc) on Sep. 5, 2005]
[edit reason] Added Physic's comment [/edit]

jimh009




msg:896678
 5:19 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Package name?: Livestats/Deepmetrix
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: All
Price range for target user?: Free with many hosting accounts. Unsure of actual cost but think it is relatively expensive.
Logfile based or Tagging based?: Logfile standard. Believe tagging is optional.
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?: Sits on server. Also setup on a seperate stats server.
Reporting formats? (HTML, Email, CSV, WORD...): HTML, CSV
Tracks daily unique visitors as well as page views?: Yes
Gives geographic data?: Yes
Graphical or text based reporting?: Both, with heavy use of graphics.
racks Spiders?: Recognizes spiders, but does not track them.
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns?: Unsure
Tracks conversion data for natural search? : Unsure
Unusual Extras?: Real time stats reporting. Very nice graphics.

My Conclusion : A very nice concept that is missing one absolutely key component - Deep Metrixs (or at least the version I used last year) does NOT track organic search phrases. It keeps tab on keywords used. But it splits search phrases up into keywords - and does not report phrases used. Thus, a search in Google that leads to your site for "some term" will not be shown as a keyword phrase. Instead, it shows up in the keyword reports as "some" and "term". This makes tracking your targeted keyword phrases nearly impossible.

[edited by: Receptional at 7:15 am (utc) on Sep. 5, 2005]
[edit reason] Formatting changed only [/edit]

woop01




msg:896679
 5:48 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Package name?: Weblog Expert
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: Ambiguous question but I would assume small to medium. We use it on sites that range from 10 to 1,000,000 page views per day.
Price range for target user?: $74.95 USD
Logfile based or Tagging based?: Logfile
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?: We use it on the server. It can download the logs via FTP.
Reporting formats? (HTML, Email, CSV, WORD...): HTML, PDF, CSV
Tracks daily unique visitors as well as page views?: Yes
Gives geographic data?: Yes
Graphical or text based reporting?: Both
Tracks Spiders?: Yes Counted 42 spiders in our last analysis
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns? Yes, but not easily or efficiently.
Tracks conversion data for natural search? Yes, but not easily or efficiently.
Unusual Extras?

physics




msg:896680
 6:46 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Package name?: ClickTracks
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: Packages for different sizes: Analyzer, Optimizer, Professional ... hosted/log file solutions for all
Price range for target user?: $49 - $179 + per month hosted, $500 - $3,000 software, $11,000 for premium big business package
Logfile based or Tagging based?: Logfiles or javascript
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?: All choices available.
Reporting formats? (HTML, Email, CSV, WORD...): PDF, EXCEL, view in applicaton ... multi-page export to pdf is a nice feature for Optimizer and up
Tracks daily unique visitors as well as page views?: Yes - Very advanced tracking. Can tag user groups based on entry page or query string. Can view stats 'on page' on your site, i.e. shows a graphical overlay of any page with what percentage of visitors clicked which link ... this is the best feature really (if you set a conversion goal tag you can look at how many people that actually converted clicked say a link on your home page as opposed to people who didn't convert). Also tracks time on site for different visitors.
Gives geographic data?: Yes (Optimizer and up)
Graphical or text based reporting?: Both?
Tracks Spiders?: Yes - Full spider reports
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns?: Professional can. Others can do 'cost analysis'.
Tracks conversion data for natural search?: Professional can. Others can do 'cost analysis'.
Unusual Extras? : Analyze a group of interconnected web sites (pro), Analyze sites running on multiple/load-balanced servers (hosted and pro) Did I mention that 'overlay' view of your site rocks?
Features I wish it had: Support for non-standard log file formats. This isn't that hard to implement really. Just allow the user to say what fields are in what order and what the delimiter / text qualifier is.

You can compare the different packages in a table view on their web site. It's pretty nice that one can get in on this advanced software for $50/month with the Analyzer hosted.

statguy




msg:896681
 8:35 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Package name?: web-stat
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: All (can handle up to 3 million page views per month - special pricing above 650,000 page views)
Price range for target user?: $5 to $9.50 per month
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, CSV
Tracks daily unique visitors as well as page views?: Yes
Gives geographic data?: Yes
Graphical or text based reporting?: both with emphasis on graphical
Tracks Spiders?: no
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns? yes
Tracks conversion data for natural search? yes
Unusual Extras?
'live' traffic maps, which can be embedded in client's site
Graphical 'weekly referrer tracker'
Monitors site's uptime ratio and HTTP connect time

[edited by: Receptional at 11:46 am (utc) on Aug. 31, 2005]

kapow




msg:896682
 11:58 am on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Package name?: Analog
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: small to medium
Price range for target user?: Free
Logfile based or Tagging based?: Logs
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?: Just page views
Gives geographic data?: Yes
Graphical or text based reporting?: Graphical and Text
Tracks Spiders?: No
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns?: No
Tracks conversion data for natural search?: No
Unusual Extras?: HTML reports have 'no robots' tag, Reports use a CSS file that you create, Lots of configuration options.

netscan




msg:896683
 7:05 pm on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Package name?: Sawmill
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: All
Price range for target user?: $139.00 1 Profile
Logfile based or Tagging based?: Logs
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?: Your choice
Reporting formats? (HTML, Email, CSV, WORD...): HTML with other output options
Tracks daily unique visitors as well as page views?: Yes
Gives geographic data?: Yes
Graphical or text based reporting?: Graphical and Text
Tracks Spiders?: Yes
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns?: Unknown
Tracks conversion data for natural search?: Unknown
Unusual Extras?: Too many to list, really feature packed.

Side note: Each profile is a license, but you can specify as many log files as you want (will fetch them from local drive or FTP) under 1 profile, it will break down the results by domain. This is a really nice piece of software, the filters are plentiful with the ablitly to create custom filters easily.

ftppro




msg:896684
 10:57 pm on Aug 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Package name?: LogView
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: ALL
Price range for target user?: FREE
Logfile based or Tagging based?: Logfile
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?: 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?: TEXT
Tracks Spiders?: YES
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns? YES
Tracks conversion data for natural search? YES
Unusual Extras? Searches through multiple AccessLogs (if your web host automatically rotates compressed files).

[edited by: Receptional at 11:43 am (utc) on Aug. 31, 2005]

markd




msg:896685
 8:33 am on Aug 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

Package name: HitsLink
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: personal to med bix
Price range for target user?: based on number of page views from $9.95 for 1k
Logfile based or Tagging based?: Tagging
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?: Third party server
Reporting formats? (HTML, Email, CSV, WORD...): All of these formats and more
Tracks daily unique visitors as well as page views?: Yes
Gives geographic data?: No
Graphical or text based reporting?: Both
Tracks Spiders?:No
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns? Yes, via their Enterprise Edition
Tracks conversion data for natural search? No
Unusual Extras? Offer Private Label programm which allows SEO's to add own branding and open sub accounts for each client

[edited by: Receptional at 12:19 pm (utc) on Aug. 31, 2005]
[edit reason] Took out question - trying to keep this thread uniform [/edit]

Gargen




msg:896686
 9:55 pm on Sep 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

Package name: awstats
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: personal to small biz
Price range for target user?: free
Logfile based or Tagging based?: logfile
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?: PC
Reporting formats? (HTML, Email, CSV, WORD...): HTML
Tracks daily unique visitors as well as page views?: Yes
Gives geographic data?: Need plug-in
Graphical or text based reporting?: Graphic
Tracks Spiders?:Yes
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns? No
Tracks conversion data for natural search? No

cgrantski




msg:896687
 4:50 pm on Sep 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

Package name?: WebTrends Enterprise 7.5 software (top level of 7.5 above Small Business & Professional levels) (this is software not On Demand)
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: med-big or shared by small, personal
Price range for target user?: list price: first year $12,000 including service contract, $1,700 for subsequent years, this buys 20 milliion page views, additional batches of 20 million are $2,500.
Logfile based or Tagging based?: either, also both simultaneously if desired
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?: server
Reporting formats? (HTML, Email, CSV, WORD...): all plus Excel pivot tables that self-update
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
Unusual Extras? overlay plug-in for browsers that gives stats on live site pages; exporting to Excel pivot table format that can be further manipulated; this export includes calendar for regenerating stats without going to the WebTrends interface; extensive custom reporting including custom dimensions, measures, filters as well as tables; visitor history collected in a separate dataset that can be exported; drill-across links connecting related reports for a particular table row; 13 hit filter categories and 3 visit filter categories.

Receptional - FYI, WebTrends Log Analyzer is no longer available and the pricing model you supplied is no longer being used. It's now page views regardless of servers, CPUs, etc.

[edited by: cgrantski at 5:07 pm (utc) on Sep. 4, 2005]

cgrantski




msg:896688
 4:56 pm on Sep 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

Package name?: WebTrends Professional 7.5 software (middle level of 7.5 above Small Business & below Enterpriselevels) (this is software not On Demand)
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: small-med-big or shared by personal
Price range for target user?: list price: first year $4,100 including service contract, $600 for subsequent years, this buys 5 milliion page views, additional batches of 5 million are about $1,000 first year, $600 subsequent years.
Logfile based or Tagging based?: either, also both simultaneously if desired
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?: server
Reporting formats? (HTML, Email, CSV, WORD...): all plus Excel pivot tables that self-update
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
Unusual Extras? overlay plug-in for browsers that gives stats on live site pages; exporting to Excel pivot table format that can be further manipulated; this export includes calendar for regenerating stats without going to the WebTrends interface; drill-across links connecting related reports for a particular table row; 13 hit filter categories and 3 visit filter categories.

[edited by: cgrantski at 5:08 pm (utc) on Sep. 4, 2005]

cgrantski




msg:896689
 5:01 pm on Sep 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

Package name?: WebTrends Small Business 7.5 software (lowest level of 7.5) (this is software not On Demand)
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: small
Price range for target user?: list price: first year $1,000 including service contract, $150 for subsequent years, this buys 1 milliion page views, additional batches of 1 million are about $300 first year, $150 subsequent years.
Logfile based or Tagging based?: either, also both simultaneously if desired
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?: server or local
Reporting formats? (HTML, Email, CSV, WORD...): all
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
Unusual Extras? drill-across links connecting related reports for a particular table row; 13 hit filter categories and 3 visit filter categories.

Tidal2




msg:896690
 5:35 pm on Sep 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

Package name?: Weblog Expert Lite
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: Personal 50 page or less site.
Price range for target user?: Free
Logfile based or Tagging based?: Logfile
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?: Local PC.
Reporting formats? (HTML, Email, CSV, WORD...): HTML
Tracks daily unique visitors as well as page views?: Yes
Gives geographic data?: No
Graphical or text based reporting?: Graphic top 10, Text top 50.
Tracks Spiders?: No
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns? No.
Tracks conversion data for natural search? No.
Unusual Extras?

Receptional




msg:896691
 7:24 am on Sep 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Well - that went better than expected!

Firstly, thanks to everyone who posted, for being objective and for sticking to the point. I hope this thread proves to be a useful resource for years to come, and is destined for the Tracking and Logging document library [webmasterworld.com]

Because this thread borders on soliciting for business, I am taking the unusual step of locking the thread now. If anyone wants to add a significant package, or request that something here is updated, please sticky me. In doing so, please cut and paste the format above, so I don't have to spend ages changing your sticky. I would like to limit this to stats packages that have at least come off Beta and have some market penetration please.

THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE.

Dixon.

Receptional




msg:896692
 12:21 pm on Sep 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

Update - Needless to say, a few more entries have come in and I promised to update. I think I will wait some months before another update, as I have a day job, but you are welcome to sticky me with more using this foramt. I possibly won't reply - but will "file" the stickies ready for the next add-opn.

From member Raboof:

Package name: Pathalizer
Target user: Personal to med biz
Price range for target user: Free
Logfile based or Tagging based: Logfile based
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC: Can be installed on server or local PC.
Reporting formats: PDF,PostScript,PNG,JPEG,SVG,DOT
Gives geographic data:No'
Graphical or text based reporting:Graphical
Tracks Spiders?: No
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns? No.
Tracks conversion data for natural search? No.
Unusual Extras: Pathalizer is complementary to more conversative statistics gatherers. Rather than the raw statistics (for which plenty of good analysis tools are widely available), Pathalizer attempts to extract the most-used paths through the website, producing a high-level graphical view of the way users navigate the site.
The result is represented as a graph (in the nodes-and-edges sense of the word).

From member wart888:

Package name: opentracker.net
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz): all levels
Price range for target user: starting $16.99 p/m $169 p/y
Logfile based or Tagging based?: Tagging - 1st party cookie
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?: 3rd party - Application Service Provider
Reporting formats? (HTML, Email, CSV, WORD...): html, .csv
Tracks daily unique visitors as well as page views?: yes
Gives geographic data?: city, company, region, country, postal, dma, zip
Graphical or text based reporting?: both
Tracks Spiders?: no (specifically only human)
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns? no
Tracks conversion data for natural search? no
Unusual Extras? real-time clickstream reporting, high volume capability, all data stored indefinitely

From member dragen_djapic:

Package name?: Web Log Storming
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: small biz
Price range for target user?: $129
Logfile based or Tagging based?: Logfile based
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?: PC windows
Reporting formats? (HTML, Email, CSV, WORD...): Html, Email, CSV
Tracks daily unique visitors as well as page views?: Yes
Gives geographic data?: Yes (country name)
Graphical or text based reporting?: Graphical
Tracks Spiders?: Yes
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns? No
Tracks conversion data for natural search? No
Unusual Extras? Unique feature to identify and inspect individual visitors and their activity on website

From TokMak

Package name?: TrackSite
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: All
Price range for target user?: $79 - $189 (one-time cost)
Logfile based or Tagging based?: Tagging
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?: Yes
Graphical or text based reporting?: Graphical
Tracks Spiders?: Yes
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns? Yes
Tracks conversion data for natural search? Yes
Unusual Extras? real-time, downloads tracking, webserver stats (Apache only), very compact database, multi-user, free edition available, reseller program

from LarryN

Package name?: Visitour
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: Small to Medium
Price range for target user?: $79 for basic package, additional modules $25 each, eCommerce modules $50 - $150 each; Free Trial, limited version, never expires
Logfile based or Tagging based?: Log file (Apache, IIS/W3C); local tagging option via beacons or scripting
Sits on server / third party server / local your PC?: Analysis runs locally or on your server (requires Java VM)
Reporting formats? (HTML, Email, CSV, WORD...): HTML, CSV export
Tracks daily unique visitors as well as page views?: Yes
Gives geographic data?: No
Graphical or text based reporting?: Plain language Text reports, many with inline bar graphs
Tracks Spiders?: Yes, full tracking for Spiders in additional plug-in module
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns? Yes, full campaign tracking in additional Ad Campaign tracking module, conversions tracking requires Shopping module
Tracks conversion data for natural search? Yes, Referral tracking included in Core modules, conversion tracking requires additional Shopping module

Unusual Extras? Multiple levels of reports with increasing detail based on business needs: Executive Summary, Highlights, Digests, Lists, Full Details (e.g. individual page details, campaign tracking, ad tracking, etc.).Treats dynamically generated pages as unique pages for analysis, better duplicating visitor experience No page tagging needed, special attributes work after simple configuration Session cookies tracked to identify unique and returning visitors, when available Visitor behavior filtering for segment analysis Log spam filters Runs on Windows, OSX, Linux, etc.; configure locally and copy configuration to server

From Stevil

Package name: AllTracked
Target user Personal/small biz/med biz/big biz)?: All
Price range for target user?: $49.95
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, Email
Tracks daily unique visitors as well as page views?: Yes
Gives geographic data?: Yes
Graphical or text based reporting?: Yes
Tracks Spiders?: No
Tracks conversion data for PPC campaigns? Yes
Tracks conversion data for natural search? Yes
Unusual Extras? Allows you to define your own tracking sections, things such as sign ups, logins, support requests and anything else you can think of.

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