harvestmoon, i pasted the code into the footer.php before the </body> tag and it seems to be working. the only problem is that it doesn’t differentiate between which page it is.. it just lists the page as the root of my site..
Shortstat is godly. There’s a complete plugin for it, and its installation is simple. Just activate and you’ve got stats. Shortstat takes a different approach to site stats. I’m not using wp-shortstat, rather the original shortstat, but the display is similar. You can look at http://blog.jalenack.com/shortstat/