Where do I find my site's stats within Wordress?

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I am a new user of Wordpress --- can someone tell me where you can see your site's stats, such as number of unique visitors? Is there a feature within Wordpress that logs your site activity like that? Thanks for your help.
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  • Profile picture of the author Diane S
    Originally Posted by BillyBee View Post

    I am a new user of Wordpress --- can someone tell me where you can see your site's stats, such as number of unique visitors? Is there a feature within Wordpress that logs your site activity like that? Thanks for your help.
    There is a plugin for installing statcounter that is useful. You can get the same stats from your cPanel. But a wordpress install does not automatically provide stats.
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    • Profile picture of the author BillyBee
      Originally Posted by Diane S View Post

      There is a plugin for installing statcounter that is useful. You can get the same stats from your cPanel. But a wordpress install does not automatically provide stats.
      How do you see those stats in cPanel?
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      • Profile picture of the author Diane S
        Originally Posted by BillyBee View Post

        How do you see those stats in cPanel?
        There are several choices for stats. I like AWStats. Go to cPanel and just click on the icon for AW Stats and it should take you right there. It is interesting to see what keywords were used by searchers to find your site. You can look at the full list and start using those phrases in your content to keep pulling in the traffic from those phrases that searchers actually use, not what you think they use.
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    • Profile picture of the author scrofford
      Originally Posted by Diane S View Post

      You can get the same stats from your cPanel. But a wordpress install does not automatically provide stats.
      Not everyone has Cpanel with their hosting. In every hosting account there are some kind of statistics you can view for your website. You can also install the google analytics plugin on your WP site and that really gives you a good idea of what's going on.
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  • Profile picture of the author dadamson
    You will need to firstly install a Wordpress plugin that monitors your traffic. I recommend StatPress or KStats. After activating it, it will start pulling the data in real-time. You can see the stats from the tab on the left of your dashboard.
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    • Profile picture of the author BayAreaSteve
      Originally Posted by dadamson View Post

      You will need to firstly install a Wordpress plugin that monitors your traffic. I recommend StatPress or KStats. After activating it, it will start pulling the data in real-time. You can see the stats from the tab on the left of your dashboard.

      I use Google Analytics, can you have more than one site status plugin installed ?
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      • Profile picture of the author dadamson
        Originally Posted by BayAreaSteve View Post

        I use Google Analytics, can you have more than one site status plugin installed ?
        I believe you can but there's only one way to find out..

        Google Analytics is the best IMO because of the amount of data it returns.
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    • Profile picture of the author scrofford
      Originally Posted by dadamson View Post

      You will need to firstly install a Wordpress plugin that monitors your traffic. I recommend StatPress or KStats. After activating it, it will start pulling the data in real-time. You can see the stats from the tab on the left of your dashboard.
      If the OP has a Cpanel then the OP would not need to do this because CPanel has an excellent stats system.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alfred23
    Your stats are displayed in a frame on your own blog's dashboard. There are graphs and several sections of charts below. Please see h ttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/stats/screenshots/

    Originally Posted by BillyBee View Post

    I am a new user of Wordpress --- can someone tell me where you can see your site's stats, such as number of unique visitors? Is there a feature within Wordpress that logs your site activity like that? Thanks for your help.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lee Glynn
      A plugin called statpress reloaded is great because it will give you the stats on the spider activity which I think is important for the early stages of your sites life. Clicky is amazing too,better than google analytics I think.Its a paid service but you can add it to one site for free. If this is a main site for you Clicky all the way. It even gives you real time stats,you can actually watch what a visitor is doing (while they are on your site) in real time.
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      • Profile picture of the author tjs1954
        Originally Posted by Lee Glynn View Post

        A plugin called statpress reloaded is great because it will give you the stats on the spider activity which I think is important for the early stages of your sites life. Clicky is amazing too,better than google analytics I think.Its a paid service but you can add it to one site for free. If this is a main site for you Clicky all the way. It even gives you real time stats,you can actually watch what a visitor is doing (while they are on your site) in real time.
        I use it too, It works well and gives you good info, also it's free.
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        • Profile picture of the author CelticFiddler
          I have tried kstats, and I have had confusing results. For instance, the AWStats report on CPanel for one of my sites says I have exactly ONE hit yesterday, where kstats claims I had 71 visitors for the same period, and lists many different IPs.

          What gives? I'm relatively new at internet marketing (I'm an experienced programmer), but that kind of difference strikes me as very strange.

          Edit: I think I found part of the discrepancy: The WP installation did not have the time zone set, and there was a 5-hour difference. However, going back the past several days still shows a huge difference in the totals, with AWStats showing a much smaller number.
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  • Profile picture of the author mattjay
    i highly reccomend statpress. it lines up nicely for me with google analytics and my cpanel info. just a suggestion

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  • Profile picture of the author Darla
    I also use the google analytics plugin , but I also look at AW stats in cpanel about one a month. Having the plugin on the blog is just more convenient, but AW Stats give a lot more details, which is good to know such as which keywords visitors use to find your site etc. You can also see which bits are visiting your site and how often.
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  • Profile picture of the author arnoldsmithh
    When you login your wordpress site it will show you at home page.
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  • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
    Statpress Visitors is more detailed than Statpress reloaded
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  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    While it's great to have all the details that awstats or GA gives you, I find that I like the simplicity of wordpress.com stats plugin. Tells you most of the important info at a glance.

    If you want more detailed info and you don't trust Google Analytics (which does leave a footprint), then check out the open source version.

    Open Web Analytics
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  • Profile picture of the author redfieryheart
    there is nothing like Google Analytics, all the comprehensive data you need is there. But if you want to see it in your WP dashboard Kstats is a good plugin tool you can install.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave90210
    I just started using a plugin WassUp you have to check it out it's awesome and everything is real time
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  • Profile picture of the author simonbuzz
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    google analytics is the best and free so use that one..
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