Useful blogging tool part 3

pick of the week So, now you have your own blog. You have uploaded all your contents and customized everything to suit your taste. And you tell your friends about it. Then you got curious and want to know more, like, the total number of visitors and what are they reading.

There are alot of website that can track down web statistic for free. Some of them are very basic, only offer limited services (e.g. daily traffic, where they come from, keywords) while other are more detail and offer options that can actually help you to build traffic, even increase your adsense revenue. Here are some of the free website (except Google Analytics, well, sort of)

6. Google Analyctics
In their own words,

Google Analytics tells you everything you want to know about how your visitors found you and how they interact with your site. You'll be able to focus your arketing resources on campaigns and initiatives that deliver ROI, and improve your site to convert more visitors.

The data is smartly divided into several categories that might seem quite confusing and overwhelming to basic computer user or someone with moderate IT understanding (that include me). But upon close observation, you might slowly learn what is all itall about. Everything is well laid out and put in a graph form.

Conversion University

The setup is quite easy but you do have to add a script into your website before the it can start monitoring your website. Apart from monitoring blg statistic, user should also check out Google Conversion University. There you can find alot of useful tips and pointer to generate more income through your blog.

The advantages & disadvantages

Google Analyctics is full with features. It is Integrated with AdWords so it will cost and keyword tracking data that is useful to further improve your earning. The downside is although it is free, you have to request for an invitation code which will take some time before Goggle send it to you. The layout and features might be too much for majority, everyday blogger. But overall, it is well worth it.

7. Performancing Metrics

This website aims to help blogger to succeed. There are alot of article but unlike Google's Conversion University, the terms and language used are simple and easier to understand. You can also join in theirforum and be a member of the largest profesional blogger comunity on the web.
Performancing Metrics

Okay, about their blog statistic tracking system. Compared to Google, it is easier to understand. A lot more. Everything are conviniently categorized, from basic information like number of visitors, where they come from to more detail information like Adsense Clicks and Referrers information. Everything are put in a graph for easier comparison.

The advantages & disadvantages

Performacing Matrics is very easy to understand and can track mutiple blogs with one user account. User can also use the RSS feed and get your stats in your news reader. Between Google Analyctics and Performancing Matrics, I give my vote to Performancing because of it user friendly interface and easy to use. It is not to say Google Analyctics is not good, it is the best but Performancing Matrics is simpler to understand and will appeal to all range of users.

8. Basic, no-nonsense, hassle free.
Webstats4u, Sitemeter, Statcounter, Web-stat, Shinystat & Bravenet.

Now, if you don't care about the nitty-gritty details about marketing or such and only interested in number of visitor coming to your site, please check out one of the above. I personally live Webstat4u as it is simple to understand and the information is quite detail. You do need to add a script into your website, same as Google Analyctics and Performancing Matrics. Another popular choice is Sitemeter.

You can check out Bravenet as well because they offer various type of web tool and goodies beside the usual web traffic counter.



Faizal Rahman said...

Good reviews. Already try statcounter, google analytics and Performancing. IMHO statcounter is the best even it's limited with free account.

syed syahrul zarizi b syed abdullah said...

a'a, it is sooo old skool but still effective.