I’m going to preach to you now. Preach the importance of web stats. Many people run their own websites using Adsence, Amazon ads or some other affiliate advertising yet have no idea how much traffic they’re receiving, or where it’s coming from.
How can you expect to get the most from your website if you don’t what your visitors are looking for when they find you? What pages they’re coming in on, and where they’re coming from? It’s like running a business without ever looking at your sales figures. It’s the ultimate in stupidity.
Luckily there are loads of different websites and packages out that offer you comprehensive stats on your website’s traffic. One such site is GoStats.com. GoStats web stats offer a free basic counter for you to keep tabs on your traffic levels, but for the more in-depth traffic analysis you’ll need to convert your visitors into cash you’ll want the full version, which has three subscription pricing tiers.
You can subscribe to the counter for a month, 6-month or yearly period depending on your budget.
Of course you may be asking what does GoStats do that the newly revamped Google Analytics doesn’t already do, and for free to boot? Well, GoStats does offer the inclusion of your website in its top sites directory list, which is a high PR list thus worth the effort in itself; however for pure features in statistics analysis it’s worth trying both GoStats web stats demo and Google Analytics first, before you buy.