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What I was wondering is how it compares to Webtrends? Are there things it does not have that Webtrends has? Conversely are there things or options on Live Stats that are not on Webertain?
Any info would be appreciated.
agerhart, thanks for the response, Live Stats is not free, but it is considerable less than Webtrends. I am not sure if it is better because I just got it and haven't explored the whole package yet.
Halfloaf, since you have Live Stats, can I find out how well I am doing from Search Engines, in other words I know Webtrends has a section that shows you your daily traffic coming in specifically from search engines, this would be particularly great to have?
Also does Live Stats allow you to track the most common paths thru the site?
I agree the Watches do look great, I just need to see a couple of examples of how to set one up, I will be looking for that in the next couple of days.
Thanks for your help.
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Livestats allows you to see entry/exit page counts and other tracking related stats in the 'pages by' section and you have some referral stats in the 'referrer by' section (this seems to be poor and out of date on my Livestats).
The Watches are pretty easy to set up but are a labour intensive exorcise.
You can use the Spider IPs from searchengineworld and from the virtual admin (or yours may be Global Admin) Click: Watches > Create New Watch > New IP Watch then fill in a name for Displayable title (AV204.123.9.*) and IP Address to Watch (204.123.9.*) click the keep detailed event log check box and submit update and you now have a watch for all IPs visiting from 18.104.22.168 to 255 (* = any number of digits and ? = 1 digit).
You can watch doorways on your site by setting up URL watches on them this can be handy because it keeps the data needed to track this stuff on the same page instead of having to check separate pages for each kind of data for any given page.
Doing all/some of the spiders in fairly big IP blocks using the Wildcards took me all day but it is almost impossible using the existing stats to track where any spider has been. If you are installing Livestats yourself maybe there is a quicker method not open to me.
I am in here most days so post any more questions and I will get back to you ASAP.
I know there are probably some very powerful features I have not even tapped yet.
Is there a way to find unique visitors? Is that under the sessions tab?
And also is there a user manual I can find somewhere for help with it?
ps. to the mod of this forum ... i notice in the charter discuss/url's of specific software disallowed but as this thread several days old thought it ok to reference the user manual.