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Alternative to Google In-Page Analytics

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7:59 pm on Oct 4, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Looking for a good alternative to Google In-Page Analytics.

I have a WordPress site and In-Page Analytics does not provide much useful data. I can't get clicks on individual slides on the homepage slideshow, some clickable elements on the pages show no click data at all (even though they have been clicked. My main top menu is static (webpage content slides under it) and now in page analytics does not show clicks un sub-elements in the main top nav, etc...

Just not very useful for reporting.
3:08 am on Oct 5, 2017 (gmt 0)

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If you are moderately tech savvy and have access to your raw server logs, that is the best way to get actual data without being "interpreted" by online stats software and analytics programs.

Download your log a couple times per day and manually examine it with a text editor. In time you learn what to look for. Investigate who and where your visitors come from, and what they do on your website.

If you find looking at a raw log overwhelming, once it is on your local machine you can process it with Analog [mirror.reverse.net] which is free, accurate & highly customizable web log analysis software.

Helpful Links:

Search Engine Spider & User Agent ID Forum [webmasterworld.com]

Server Farm IP Ranges [webmasterworld.com]

Most of Your Traffic is Not Human [webmasterworld.com]

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5:36 am on Oct 5, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Any of the above, or dump your raw log into any database engine and write your own custom reporting (this is what I do). Has a side advantage of keeping multi-years worth of data at "instant" beck and call to perform trend analysis year on year, etc.
 

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