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10:14 am on Jan 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I want to switch from almost home-made log/stat analysis software programe to some more user friendly yet more effective. I have found some on the Net but what you can suggest to have? Thank you very much!
10:35 am on Jan 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I normally use free webapp Awstats. It gives me everything I need at a glance with more details if I want them. Though, I personally like to isolate my logs (say, so I only see what googlebot has been up to). For that, I use the commercial program, Weblog Expert.
10:45 am on Jan 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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AWstats and Index Tools(hosted) for a complete job,depends on your budget!
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10:45 am on Jan 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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juvenall,
Thank you very much. Yes awstats looks great.

Folks I would appresiate if you can tell me something about deep log analyzer. Is is worth to consider?

4:19 pm on Jan 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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NetTracker has a very friendly user interface. IMO
4:28 pm on Jan 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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TonyHodge,
Thank you.
Looks interesting.
Good luck.
4:45 pm on Jan 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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What kind of data do you want to report on? Are you a web merchant, or informational website? Do you need to report on marketing efforts? Is latent (deferred) activity analsysis important to you?

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1:47 pm on Feb 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

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i'm guessing shape wants to track adwords/overture se traffic vs. organic traffic. so how could
he
do it?
3:06 pm on Feb 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'm a fan of “tagging” Overture and Adwords at either the key word or campaign level.

In English, I have my client assign a unique variable in the link to the site (www.site.com/page.asp?Overt=keyword).

Here is where it gets tricky. You DON'T want to just capture the click into the site (no real value), you want to capture CONVERSION (the visitor did X action - purchased, signed up for an email promo, filled out a form, whatever your client sees is the purpose of their website).

To do this you can carry the value in the URL or cookie the visitor. At the appropriate page (confirmation), you post the cookie value to your analytics server (or if you are analyzing local, you log file).

To illustrate what I track for my clients (merchants) - we track top product views, purchase activity, revenue, missed revenue opportunity, catalog requests, email opt-ins, account creation, and the usual "visit" activity.

We also track deferred activity. Visitors who found the site using Adwords (Overture, Affiliates, etc), left the site without committing a purchase, only to return X days later and convert. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT METRIC as I have seen that ROAS (return on ad spend) increases by as much as 50% when you track deferred activity. CMOs also LOVE IT...helps them justify their budget for both analytics and SEM (same technology works for affiliates, link exchange partners, email marketing, banner ads, shopping portals - froogle).

I run Webtrends Reporting Server 7.0 Enterprise
using Remote Data Collection (invisible gif) AND raw log files. We have a 3-1 mix of custom created reports to Webtrends "canned" stuff.

I might recommend checking our FireClick and Click Tracks. Both very good tools.

 

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