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    Geronimo
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    Other than Google Analytics, what tools or custom reports are people using to better understand their visitors. I would love to know who they are, but realise that that’s a little hard.

    Any thoughts?

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    Ive never used google analytics but have always been a fan of awstats.

    Steve

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    MatthewKeath
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    I like the look of this one: http://www.crazyegg.com/

    For the newbies who are confused about the difference between ‘Web Analytics ‘ and ‘AWstats’ – it’s impossible to compare the two. AWstats is a server managment tool, not Web Analytics.

    This guy explains it better than I.

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    MatthewKeath, post: 124226 wrote:
    For the newbies who are confused about the difference between ‘Web Analytics ‘ and ‘AWstats’ – it’s impossible to compare the two. AWstats is a server managment tool, not Web Analytics.

    Its kind of nice to be called a newbie.
    Its also kind of interesting hearing that awstats is a server management tool.

    Steve

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    Divert To Mobile, post: 124239 wrote:
    Its kind of nice to be called a newbie.
    Its also kind of interesting hearing that awstats is a server management tool.

    Steve:) I was more talking to anybody who came to this thread who might just be starting out.

    If you have not yet checked out Google Analytics I would give it a burl. It’s awesome!

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    AWStats is definitively not a web analytic’s tool. It can not tell you the most basic of information that you will need from your analytic’s tool. ie how does my site convert visitors to customers. Plus the visitor flow feature in google is awesome.

    Over the last few years the amount of new features in Google analytic’s has made it one of the must have tools, especially since it is free.

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    Divert To Mobile, post: 124202 wrote:
    Ive never used google analytics but have always been a fan of awstats.

    Whaaaaat?! You’re missing out! 😮 Get it installed on your site ASAP.

    It will seriously make you happy :)

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    Well I installed google analytics and see now why you think awstats is garbage.
    Site analytics has definitely come a looooong way in the last 10years – I think probably thanks to cookies winning in the privacy wars.

    Well done thanks everyone. Now I have even more data to paralyse myself with.

    Steve

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    Yep and now Ive also discovered webmaster tools and given myself a headache.

    Steve

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    Adding a how did you find us section to your contact page is a good idea if you want to learn more about your website visitors.

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