What Is The Best System For Seeing Traffic Stats?

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Hey Gang,

I have a question, and just wondering what you guys think is The "Best & Most Trusted" System For Seeing Traffic Stats Coming To Our Wordpress sites as an affiliate marketer?

Do you guys use Google Analytics or something better?

Basically, I am starting to put backlinks out there in Social Media, and I'd like to see what are some of the best traffic sources so I can concentrate on them more.

In Many Thanks,
Kyle
#stats #system #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author Perfect Sidekick
    Google Analytics, accept no substitute.
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  • Profile picture of the author wayneh
    Google Analytics is very good but I've also found Get Clicky pretty good too.
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  • Profile picture of the author John J M
    Google analytics will give you most everything you need. However, there are much more powerful analytics you can get through companies like mixpanel and kissmetrics.
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  • Profile picture of the author Original Hosting
    I personally use Google Analytics and believe it has some good features. For example if I am doing offline marketing in a certain area I can see if I start getting more activity from that specific city.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ripster
    Google Analytics is great for seeing traffic statistics.
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    • Profile picture of the author smak
      I have only ever measured traffic using the GA program and so far satsified.
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  • Profile picture of the author samkadya
    Originally Posted by KylePeters View Post

    Hey Gang,

    I have a question, and just wondering what you guys think is The "Best & Most Trusted" System For Seeing Traffic Stats Coming To Our Wordpress sites as an affiliate marketer?

    Do you guys use Google Analytics or something better?

    Basically, I am starting to put backlinks out there in Social Media, and I'd like to see what are some of the best traffic sources so I can concentrate on them more.

    In Many Thanks,
    Kyle
    Google analytical is the best by far for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author zimzalabim
    It's most likely sitting in your hosting account and it's called AWstats.

    Tells you what you need to know including referral URLs (where your traffic comes from) and search key words used to find your site.

    Straightforward, simple. My personal preference.
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  • Profile picture of the author SeanSupplee
    Google analytics and if your looking for wordpress get the plugin Ultimate Google Analytics
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  • Profile picture of the author nik0
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    Statcounter does the job for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author nadal619
    I agree with the rest , Google analytics provide the best for traffic stats
    Awstats in the cpanle can also help you with that
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  • Profile picture of the author JRJWrites
    I use Google Analytics.

    Easy to install, shows accurate data, shows REAL-time data, shows behaviour, everything.

    For a free program, that's excellent.
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  • Profile picture of the author Theo A
    Yep, definitely Google Analytics, it not only provides traffic statistics but all the metrics you can think of. I like the fact you can use it on all your sites, I'm sure the others provide similar metrics but it's the one I started on and provides everything I need.
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  • Profile picture of the author hotconcepts
    I use
    Google Analytics

    Piwik ( Open source and self hosted)

    woopra

    all three are good.
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  • Profile picture of the author ErinWalsh
    If I had to pick just one it would be Google Analytics. There are other trusted programs which can be used alongside Google Analytics that give useful information as well. They have free toolbars and can give quick information at a glance.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim3
    Google Analytics is pretty good.

    AWstats is (usually) already installed in your hosting cPanel. This data is the most accurate but no so easy to interpret.

    Piwik has a superb interface, but you will need to set up a database.

    Statcounter uses a WP plug-in and will give you most of the data you want.
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  • Profile picture of the author cyberzolo
    Google Analytics over anything else. Most accurate traffic recording platform
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  • Profile picture of the author StuartDavidson
    Definitely Google Analytics. All. Day. Long.
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  • Profile picture of the author shazshaz
    have to disagree, Google Analytics is average at best and is not reliable,
    had an e-commerce with google analytics showing around 80uniques per day,while we averaged 20 sales a day for 2 months,
    we finally got the real numbers after installing a real professional tracking service, the tracking helped us to improve the ROI drastically
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    • Profile picture of the author KylePeters
      Originally Posted by shazshaz View Post

      have to disagree, Google Analytics is average at best and is not reliable,
      had an e-commerce with google analytics showing around 80uniques per day,while we averaged 20 sales a day for 2 months,
      we finally got the real numbers after installing a real professional tracking service, the tracking helped us to improve the ROI drastically
      What "professional tracking service" did you install?
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