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Is it somewhere in the url? Or do I have to mess with the tracking software to do this? If so, how? Anyone use Accrue?
A word of warning though - the free version is open for anyone to view your stats. If your competitors come across your site using this tracker they can click on the tracker symbol and view your stats, keywords, referring URLs etc (unless its a paid tracker).
This can be quite a useful tool for you to use. Do a search on AV using link:extreme-dm.com and XXXX where XXXX is one of your keywords. This will bring up a list of competing sites using extreme tracking for you to examine. It's a popular tracker.
>but sometimes a little slow
you are very kind in your understatement. lately, they are often very slow, but worth the wait.
That's a good point.
I agree the speed has become a problem - to the extent that I switched over to hitbox. I ran both on the same site for a few weeks and hitbox registered stats that extreme didn't. I started to wonder if extreme was so slow that some visitors just didn't register.
I sent a polite email to extreme about the performance asking if they had a date when the server upgrades would be finished but never got a reply.
Anyone got any info on this - I must admit to a preference for the way extreme displays referral URL's over hitbox.
If your host can provide you with raw apache log files with referral strings, this is the best. If not, a good local counter like AXS or Traxis is the next best.
I disagree. I think they (freebie counters) have a place, but anyone using them probably should not count on incredible accuracy. But they are useful in getting a quick trendline or the major search terms. I know, for instance, that uniques are undercounted, but they still provide a comparison for the day or week before.