My seventh post in this series. It is a handy list, a one stop shop if you like, of the best Free Web analytics tools. While there are many expensive Web analytics tools available, you will be pleased to know that there are also many free alternatives. I currently use Google analytics and Mochibot. Whatever you decide stick to one (at most two) and don´t clutter your pages with extra unnecessary code, since your pages might take longer to load as each analytics tracking code will add some delay to the load time. All links are External.
Web analytics is the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of internet data for purposes of understanding and optimizing Web usage. Web analytics is not just a tool for measuring Website traffic, but can be used for business and market research. Web analytics is the process of gathering and analyzing your data in order to get meaningful information about how your Website is being used by your users. More from Wikipedia.
I want to emphasize that all the tools listed below are:
- either totally free or offer a basic free plan.
- in my opinion, the best.
Hover over each image or link for a short description about each tool. Good Luck!
These are third-party remote-site services that monitor your traffic and analyze your data.
Tools Installed on your Web Server
The main advantage of the following tools is that you are in control. Unlike the remote-hosted services mentioned above, they reside on your own server.
Web Log Analyzers
A Web log analyzer is a simple kind of a Web analytics software that parses a log file from a Web server, and based on the values contained in the log file, derives indicators about who, when, and how a Web server is visited. More from Wikipedia.
Freemium Web Analytics Tools
Freemium is a combination of the words “free” and “premium”. It is a business model that works by offering a basic product or service for free while charging a premium for advanced features. Bottom line is that the following tools offer a basic plan for free while you need to pay for upgrades.
Comparison Tables Between Different Tools
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