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well need help to study logs

     
9:22 pm on Jan 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

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this not what i am doing the first time i used to study logs with a particular software till now but now when i have used another software recently both of them show me different results so it has become hard for me to choose which one is right ....

can anyone tell me the right way of studying logs for finding out information like hits, visitors, referrers, top entry pages ....
and which are software used to study the logs which gives reliable results.

which is the sofware used by every web master ...
please help me solve this ...

1:18 pm on Jan 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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try awstats for this.

also check out [httpd.apache.org...] for documentation on logging.

HTH :)

1:33 pm on Jan 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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You could take a look here: [webmasterworld.com...]

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6:18 pm on Jan 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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well i do use log expert and also sawmill but then could these tools be trusted i mean that they show valid results ...
and if u try some other software it shows diff results i am really confused ... here
9:49 pm on Jan 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Analog is very good. It is a little more confusing to use at first, and requires editing a configuration file to turn things on and off, but it will do fairly much everything that every other log analyzer can do, (DNS look-ups included), with a much greater degree of control.

It's a free download.

10:57 pm on Jan 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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what is the best way to go about it so u get valid results without much hassale ....

how do the experts in the field do ... so that we keep track of all the traffic we get

help this i would get the answer i guess everyone here is looking for ...:(

12:29 am on Jan 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Here is some useful info on the factors involved in accurately tracking and understanding visitor data:

[webmasterworld.com...]

Here's a good look at what over 100 different WebmasterWorld members are using for log analysis and visitor tracking:

[webmasterworld.com...]

I think if you read through these threads you will learn quite a bit. Good luck.

 

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