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Dan Rubin's SuperfluousBanter

Suffering from chronic idiocy since 1977

Archive for January, 2005

Stat Tracking for Web Projects

Monday, January 10th, 2005

I’ve come to the con­clu­sion that I’m not always using the best soft­ware for mon­i­tor­ing stats for web sites (and by stats I mean any­thing from hits to refer­rers to user pat­terns, and every­thing in between and on each side), includ­ing per­sonal projects such as this site, and com­mer­cial projects for clients. I’ve tried built-in log-analysis offer­ings from var­i­ous hosts (e.g. Webal­izer), as well as free scripts such as Shaun Inman’s Short­Stat and Dean Allen’s Refer (usu­ally com­bi­na­tions of more than one such appli­ca­tion and/or script), some of which pro­vide use­ful infor­ma­tion, but I’m not entirely con­vinced that I’ve found the cor­rect col­lec­tion of tools to eval­u­ate and mon­i­tor (and allow clients to do like­wise) web site sta­tis­tics.