What is the best Stats plugin for Wordpress?

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Hey guys,

I have been using Statspress for one of my wp based website and know what? I am a bit confused as the stats of Google Analytics, Statcounter, Webalizer and Statspress don't match a bit anyway.

I think Statspress is making me fool as it shows traffic on my website while the other services say I don't have any traffic.

So what should I do to keep an eye on the traffic towards my website?

Whose stats are reliable?
  • StatsPress WP Plugin
  • Statcounter dot com (3rd party service)
  • Google Analytics
  • Webalizer (built-in hosting gig)
What is best Stats plugin for Wordpress?
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  • Profile picture of the author Tech19
    I use Clicky and love it. You can use the plugin for stats on your wp dashboard, or login to your account to get full traffic details.
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    • Profile picture of the author DSTeam
      You can also check out the Count Per Day plugin, besides the usual stats it also shows you how many people are on your website in real time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sean Donahoe
    My personal preference is GetClicky.com (steer clear of Analytics unless you want Google knowing everything you do! )

    However for a RAW system built as a plugin you cannot go wrong with WordPress › WP-Piwik « WordPress Plugins

    It combines the open source Piwik stats system with the convenience of a wordpress plugin and gives just as good a stat setup as Analytics.

    Another one you can use is part of "JETPACK" and that uses wordpress stats system via their cloud so you have minimal site slowdown for stat gathering as well.

    All the best

    Sean
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    • Profile picture of the author UMS
      Originally Posted by Sean Donahoe View Post

      Another one you can use is part of "JETPACK" and that uses wordpress stats system via their cloud so you have minimal site slowdown for stat gathering as well.
      I use GA (which is good for detailed analysis) on a lot of my sites, but I generally also install "WordPress Stats" (now part of Jetpack) as Sean says, it has very little overhead and I like the very quick and easy to read stats.
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      • Profile picture of the author SARahman
        Originally Posted by UMS View Post

        I use GA (which is good for detailed analysis) on a lot of my sites, but I generally also install "WordPress Stats" (now part of Jetpack) as Sean says, it has very little overhead and I like the very quick and easy to read stats.
        Guys!

        I am confused after using so many stats plugins and tools.

        Everyone of these tools is misleading me.

        Example;

        If GA says I had 26 visitors today, Statscounter would disagree by stating 46 visitors. On the other hand Wp Stats says my site had 104 visitors, 44 spider, 312 page views, etc.

        Now a difference between 104 and 26 is way too much. I can't calculate the exact conversion ratio.

        Since you guys are seasoned marketers with a lot of websites and analytics experience. Please guide me! Guide me which one to use and which one to lose?

        Thanks for your advise,

        S A Rahman B
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    • Profile picture of the author abrandt
      Originally Posted by Sean Donahoe View Post

      (steer clear of Analytics unless you want Google knowing everything you do! )
      Agreed, Sean! Everyone should READ their contract word for word.
      One word: HORRENDOUS.

      Alan
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  • Profile picture of the author Micronichedude
    I use Google analytics plugin, and use the Google analytics dashboard to view it on wordpress.
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    • Profile picture of the author Fun2Video
      You can use extreme tracker which is external tracker and give you real stats and also there is no need to install any plugin to worldpress.
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