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April 17, 2006, 5:21 am
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Re: Best site counter?
Are you after a "counter" or a "tracker"? The distinction being that a
counter gives a visible count on your web pages of either the total number
of page loads for that page or for your site. A tracker doesn't (normally)
give a page counter, but does allow you to track the number of visitors
across your site. (And yes, the distinction between the two can become very
Personally, I use HitTracker
(http://world.icdirect.com/icdirect/hitTracker.asp ), which probably does
what you are after - it does require an image to appear on each page but
doesn't give a visible counter.
I've accumulated a list of counters:
http://www.cryer.co.uk/resources/websitecounters.htm , and a list of
trackers: http://www.cryer.co.uk/resources/websitetracking.htm , which might
If you have access to your server logs then you don't need a
counter/tracker, but software to analyse the logs. Nico's posting for
awstats is one of the better ones I've seen, and is one I use for some of my
Hope this is useful.