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Need a web statistics analyser

My boss wants detailed reports of our various websites both Internet and Intranet sites. We are currently using a free piece of software called Analog, but my boss feels that this dosn't give the best information.
A lot of the information is dynamic, and is being pulled from databases, Analog does not seem to cope with this data.

What she wants is :-

track unique vistors and return visitors to site
page impressions - visit per page and unique hits
Where people go when they leave site
which site people come from
Which device they are using (phone, pc, tv,etc)
top 5 areas of site
track peoples journey through a site
Duration on pages
keep track on ad campaigns
Proper page information instead of www.mysite.com/default.asp?id=213

I would prefer not to use cookies, but if we have to thats okay.

If people could let me know what packages that might be appropriate it would be much appreciated



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Some of what you want can't be retrieved RELIABLY, I don't think (e.g. where people go when they leave) -- for example, I frequently have three or four browser windows open when I'm at EE.

Having said that, I'd start by looking at http://www.webtrends.com -- they've been at it a while, and have a pretty good reputation, but no, I haven't used them.

I have used http://www.extreme-dm.com -- but just their free service. They do keep interesting stats, but I don't have any experience with their paid service.

A couple of "do-it-yourself" type sites are at http://www.howtoweb.com/corner/stats.htm and http://www.hitbox.com/

Hope this helps,


a good site:

webtrends is pretty good. I have used them and their stats/reporing is very elaborate.

Stating that Analog is very good and is the very popular.  Have you tried using one of the helper apps to make its reporting better.




Browse these links, might help you to see which links that can provide most of your requests.


Good Luck.

  Accrue products and services to go far beyond traditional analysis?even to automate business processes and implement highly targeted campaigns to improve the profitability of customer interactions across multiple touch points.  

  Free product with basic reporting of web site "usage patterns".

  $99 for up to 25 users with a 30 day trial. (Review)  

  HitBox Pro
  Free service with basic reporting (must display HitBox logo on your site), or Page View based monthly pricing of 5000 hits $20; 25,000 hits $90; 50,000 hits $189. (Review)  

  M5 Analyzer
  Highly rated traffic analyzer priced at $100 with 30 day free trial.    (Reviews)

  MediaMetrix Audience Measurement
  Subscription based digital media report

  NetTracker Log File Analyzer
  Comprehensive web site traffic reports available with eBusiness (shopping cart, ROI, visitor segmentation). Package prices are $495, $995 and $9995. (Review)

  Statistics Server LiveStats
  Your customers can see what?s happening on the company?s site right now, enabling an ISP, Webmaster or site marketing staff to work with the most current information. The only real time demo in the industry. Price $400 with 30 day free trial. (Review)  

  Real-time site traffic reporting starting at $20 per month. (Review)  

  Web Funnel Review
  PROS + Support for multiple platforms + Support for virtual domains and clustering CONS - Lack of real time analysis COST $1,

Just wanted to add webalizer to the list. Frankly I'm surprised none of you guys had mentioned it yet :-)


They even have a special feature for people who need more detail. (you need to pay for that though)
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