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  • I’ve been a subscriber to StatCounter but am pretty dissatisfied with them lately. I’d love to switch over the WP Statistics, but it seems there’s something missing.

    At StatCounter, you pay for a “Log Quota” of a certain size – like 50K, 100K, 250K pageviews. That’s the rolling number of site visits that you can see detailed data for.

    But even for days where your Log Quota has passed, StatCounter keeps track (forever!) of two simple numbers for that day: Total Visits and Total Visitors.

    That way, even months or years later, you can still see & track your site’s overall traffic levels… It’s extremely lightweight and costs virtually nothing.

    I see that WP Statistics already has a historical table where cumulative totals are updated after “Purge Old Data Daily” is run.

    Couldn’t it easily be extended so that it also keeps track of Total Visits and Total Visitors for each day that’s rolled off – so that this helpful data is always preserved, and also shown in the Hits Statistics Charts over time, even going months or years back, and so on?

    I think it would be a fantastic and very helpful addition, rather than the older chart days just dropping off to zero whenever detailed data is purged. Probably not too hard to implement, as well.

    Heck, you could even make it a Premium Add-On if you like.

    What do you think?

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