Who can help on web analytics?

Google Analytics
Putting People First needs better web analytics (or statistics).

So I would like to know what free or paid online programmes exist and how they perform. I tried StatCounter and looked at Google Analytics (which is by invitation only). Does anyone have experience with these or other programmes? What can you recommend?

UPDATE – 24 April 2006
Based on some of your input, I am currently experimenting with Performancing (which has a great-looking Java interface) and Logdy (which provides more detailed statistics). Both are really new — Performancing was launched in November, Logdy in March. If any of you has some experience with these services, please contact me.

One comment

  1. Google Analytics and StatCounter are good for a first run at web analytics but once you start to understand the power of your data and want even more nuggets of information its probably time to upgrade to a paid solution.

    There are two types of web analytics, hosted solutions which use page tags and in-house solutions which can use both page tags and log files.

    I would suggest an in-house application like Unica NetTracker which I have a bit of experience with. The beauty is that it can process log files and page tags but also I don’t have to rely on a service provider giving me the right reports. Its just had a new release which looks amazing with some really user friendly features like drag and drop.

    Oh, and also it’s not too expensive for small e-commerce site or consultants :-)

    Matt Hopkins
    Web Analytic Matt

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