Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sitemeter Alternatives?

We've been tracking our visitors for a while via Sitemeter. It's quite amusing at times to see what people search for to get to us or who's linking to us, so much so we even paid for Sitemeter's Premium service. Unfortunately Sitemeter have decided to redesign their service and made it completely un-usable. The change only went live today and we're hoping that by making this post we'll add one more voice to the number of other bloggers out there who are really unhappy about the change.

However in anticipation of this change staying in place we're looking for recommendations for other stats services. Any suggestions?

For those who don't know what we're wittering on about our regularly scheduled programming will return later this week.

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Anonymous said...

I had the same reaction to the new Sitemeter as you did, and I ended up switching over to Statcounter, which I'm now realizing (3 1/2 years too late) is actually better than the old Sitemeter was, at least for what I wanted to see (chronological referrals, location, page views, entry pages), and all on just one page. Plus the log goes back 500 visits instead of 100.

Craig said...

I also use Statcounter!

Anonymous said... is a nice one.

Waldorf said...

Thanks for that. Sitemeter have seen the error of their ways (temporarily anyway) and rolled back their changes.

But I've put in place StatCounter in parallel for just now - it looks good from an initial check.