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Which statistics plugin to chose? (5 posts)

  1. Madsen
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    ...there's so many! Can't figure out which one to chose. I realize it all depends on my needs but...well...the usual...referrers (to track down people hotlinking)...hits etc. etc.

    Any suggestions....I'm kind of a n00b with this, so something very easy to implement would be preferred.

    Thx. :-)

  2. allthewhile
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I use a combination of 3 different ones. I don't see why you can't install more than one at the same time.

    I use these:

    BaStats
    http://asymptomatic.net/wp-hacks

    wpShortStat
    http://dev.wp-plugins.org/wiki/wp-shortstat

    cgReferrer
    http://www.chait.net/index.php?p=238

    I think if I had to pick one I'd go with cgReferrer only it doesn't quite show daily hit count as readable as I'd like.

  3. Madsen
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Excellent...thx....I'll give 'em a shot.

  4. MikeDawg
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Essentially, the developer of BaStats said he is no longer going to develop BaStats, and it does have a little more developing to go. I've been moving away from using BaStats.

  5. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It really does depend on SPECIFIC needs.

    CG-Referrer is, by its name, highly focused on referrer tracking. But, it has expanded over the past two years... ;) The latest version (sitting on my machine, and two 'testers' out there...) has separate pages showing recent visitors, bots, searches, feed-reading, and basic statistics. Plus, it has built-in optional referrer-'bouncing' to combat referrer (and comment) spammers, using some heuristic analysis plus a few different blacklists (sites, keywords, user agents, and IPs). Probably one missing thing is a 'popular pages' breakdown, which wouldn't be too hard based on daily or weekly limiting...

    If you know what are your top few things you are looking for, I can tell you whether CG-Referrer is well-suited for your needs or whether you might want to evaluate other options first...

    -d

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