July 14, 2024

10 Useful Website Analytics Tools

When you start a website, no matter if you have chosen a top business hosting package or a cheap website hosting package, you will find various website analysis tools in your web hosting admin panel. Website analysis tools, such as Awstats, are typically included in both business hosting and cheap website hosting packages and these tools are indeed good. However, if you want options when it comes to website analytics tools, here are some suggestions.


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If you like Awstats, you will certainly appreciate JAWStats as well. JAWStats runs in conjunction with Awstats and produces more graphics than Awstats.


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Goingup! is one more tool website stats freaks will love because it offers many kinds of statistical data, which is represented in visually attractive ways. A substantial part of the functionality of goingup! is SEO-related, so if you don’t use any other SEO-tools, this tool will do this job as well.


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Clicky also made the list of useful website analysis tools not only because it has tons of great features but also because it is one of the few website analysis tools you can use from your iPhone.

Google Analytics

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Google Analytics is rightfully considered one of the best because it is really a comprehensive tool, which gives you tons of useful data about your site.


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W3Counter is a free, hosted website analytics solution for answering the key questions about your website: who’s your audience, how they find your site, and what interests them.


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Woopra is another excellent website analysis package. It has many, many features and there are webmasters, who name Woopra, not Google Analytics, the most comprehensive website analysis tool.


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W3Perl can use server’s logfiles and/or be used as a page tagging tool. The perl scripts analyze logfiles and produce HTML/PDF reports. It can be run from the command line or from the web interface.


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Piwik has all the features you can expect from analysis application. Its main advantage is that its features come in the form of plugins, which means you can choose which features to get and which to skip.


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TraceWatch lets you keep track of the visitors to your website in real time with detailed statistics and deep analysis using an innovative user interface for FREE and helps you make your website more effective. It can be easily installed on any website supporting PHP and MySQL. You only need to upload some files to your server.


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Unlike almost all the other tools on the list, which are either used on the server of their developer, or have to be installed on your web host, Snoop is a desktop application. Snoop has a Windows and Mac version and after you install it, it runs in your tray and you get notified if an important event on your site occurs.

Certainly there are other great and useful website analysis tools in addition to the ones we have listed. If you try them and see that they aren’t what you are looking for, rest assured – there are many more website analytics tools for you to try! You can always start with the website analysis tools in your web hosting account but sooner or later you will feel the need to find more tools and get more data in addition to what you are getting for free with your business hosting or your cheap website hosting.

About the Author

Vanessa Davis writes for WHS, which lists reviews of leading hosting companies. She is deeply involved in writing web development and webhosting articles covering almost all topics from best cheap hosting to business hosting.



  1. Dimi Reply

    Is google analytics not enough? I am surprised there are so many other ones out there, I wonder what the user base is like for them.

    Great list though, I will check a few of them out, thanks.

  2. Daniel Bönisch Reply

    Not to forget: Econda (http://www.econda.de/). A very useful and powerful tool, not only for e-commerce websites. It is especially recommendable for its data privacy protection which is a big concern for european webmasters – or at least it will be. For example, in Germany Google Analytics comes increasingly under fire by the federal data protection commissioner. Better watch out for a more suitable and sustainable solution.

  3. Daniel Long Reply

    I have only used Google Analytics in the past. It is easy to use and gathers a lot of information which is easy to read and interpret.
    There looks like there are some other good ones here which I will be very interested in trying.

  4. Noel Wiggins Reply

    I can’t wait to be invites to use snoop that seems like a really cool tool.

    google analytics is good But I hate that its a day late.

    I would love to have realtime reporting…
    And the path a user takes would be great as well I will try out some of these that I haven’t herd of before…

    Thanks and Regards

    Noel for Nopun.com
    a graphic design studio

  5. Nick Pettit Reply

    All great stuff! For web analytics on the iPhone, I really like the “Analytics” app, along with Ego (for Twitter, RSS, and some other stats).

    Has anyone else tried these? They’re absolutely great, IMO.

  6. Luke Frederick Reply

    I can see a real use for Trace Watch. Many clients would love to see the real time process on their website. So much can be learned about user habits which informs website structure.

  7. Tad Chef Reply

    goingup! is actually down – Support and forum are down as well. You can register but all you can see when you log in is the “come back in a few minutes” sign. It’s on for at least 2 days in a row.

  8. fgaeg Reply

    wow really love this one, web capture including little bit information would be nicely for everyone. this one is great post to share with the community and internet creative!

  9. David Reply

    These is awesome before i used to know only Google Analytics as only one which can track the visitors for any website, nice post

  10. Alisha Sims Reply

    Nice blog here! Also your website loads up very fast! What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

  11. D Reply

    Excellent list, but I still don’t see why anyone would leave Google Analytics. I feel it’s more reliable. The previous comments mentioned 1 website tha was listed went down, I personally wouldn’t take that chance.

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