Seeking website counter

by lurky
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Hello,
I've built a simple website and I want to add a counter.
I'd imagine there are standardized website counters that you'd have to use so that people can believe your traffic numbers. Also I'd like to gather some info about my visitors.
Please suggest a counter.
Thanks
#counter #seeking #website
  • Profile picture of the author Oakleaf
    Personally I have found Statcounter to be the easiest to setup and does almost everything I want (show recent visitors, keyword analysis, popular pages etc).

    If you'd like more advanced features or if you're adding a counter mainly to assure people of your traffic, go with Google Analytics.
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    • Profile picture of the author Technista
      If you have access cPanel through your web hosting account, there is a free CGI counter script you can use. It's called Counter, and you can find it in the CGI Center. It's easy to customize the size and appearance of the counter, and the script generates the html code for you to put in your web page(s).

      T
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    • Profile picture of the author Technista
      Originally Posted by Oakleaf View Post

      If you'd like more advanced features or if you're adding a counter mainly to assure people of your traffic, go with Google Analytics.
      You can't go wrong with Google Analytics. You can also look at very detailed information on your visitors with Awstats in cPanel.

      T
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  • Profile picture of the author CoderPundit
    I'm using Statcounter and Analytics. I find that the number of visits and pageviews reported by Statcounter is much higher than whats reported by Analytics.

    Statcounter seems inflated.
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  • Profile picture of the author link8
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  • Profile picture of the author kittyd
    i use Google Analytics for most things i`m interested in, they have some may goodies in there
    but, as you probably know, GA does not SHOW OFF towards your visitors, it is hidden
    So to be able to also give the visitors a way to check the site stats, i use this little thing:
    eXTReMe Tracking - Free Tracker Registration
    its a popular little square planet that ppl interested in the stats know to click it and doesn`t offend with intriguing numbers the "innocent visitor"
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  • Profile picture of the author jficarro
    counter.... how 90's.... yuck. Lots and lots of counters. I agree with using cpanel "free counters" if you insist, but google anaylitics will be much more accurate and nobody has to see it but you.

    Whenever I see a counter.... I think "novice". sorry. just my opinion.
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    • Profile picture of the author hmdadou
      If you want to have something like google analytics with counter and browser sniffing and those reports you want to analyse for your website.
      If you have access to your website database you could install this little web application very easy to install and very powerfull.
      it's called PhpTraffiA from soft.zoneo.net
      I've been using it for quite a long time now I control all my sites with it.
      Good luck
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    • Profile picture of the author bizfox
      Originally Posted by jficarro View Post

      counter.... how 90's.... yuck.
      Whenever I see a counter.... I think "novice". sorry. just my opinion.
      ya counters are 90's and look amateurish

      google analytics is better.
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  • Profile picture of the author gena
    Originally Posted by lurky View Post

    Hello,
    I've built a simple website and I want to add a counter.
    I'd imagine there are standardized website counters that you'd have to use so that people can believe your traffic numbers. Also I'd like to gather some info about my visitors.
    Please suggest a counter.
    Thanks

    Hi,

    You may want also to take a look at GoStats Free Analytics & Website Hit Counter.It's available from gostats.com
    You may choose from many types of counter styles one that suits best to your site.

    There is also available a professional GoStats version, which has more features than the free one, but the free version should be sufficient.

    G.
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  • Profile picture of the author BMboyz
    if you use wordpress. you may simply add plugin named 'STATPRESS' it is a all in one solutin for admin (back end statistic) and Guest (front end statistic)

    if u use basic html page.. i would recomment you Free Website Hit Counters, Web Page and Traffic Stats Counter as it also provide detail about ur website statistic on their site
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  • Profile picture of the author Happyeagle
    Google Analytics
    StatCounter
    Getclicky

    I think stat counter has the option to make your stats public.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aussie_Striker
    ok, excuse my ignorance, is google analytics free to use? I have used statcounter and also used statspress in wordpress. Interestingly I get different figures with them, not sure why that is.
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