I just came across an OPEN SOURCE and FREE web stats / analytics package that is aiming to be "an open source alternative to Google Analytics."
Since it's on YOUR site, you're not giving your data to a third party, and will probably make page loading faster, since your site doesn't have to connect to an external site. (I've noticed that Google Analytics sometimes slows down a page, as the browser tries to connect.)
I thought I'd let the forum know about it. I've got nothing against Google myself, but I'm always wary of giving them TOO MUCH of my data, what with Feedburner and Analytics and Website Optimizer, not to mention Google search data, that's a bit too much data for someone else to have on my business
So you can get this open source software for your site here:
Piwik - Web analytics - Open source
I've just installed it on my blog. Apart from setting up a database, it was pretty easy. For self-hosted Wordpress blogs, you can use the following plug-in, in conjunction with a Piwik installation:
WordPress › Piwik Analytics WordPress Plugins
Anyway, I hope some of you will find this useful. The analytics seem great, and looks (at least on the surface) like it could be a good rival to Google Analytics.