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back end website stats

Discussion in 'Website Design Forum:' started by philjohns, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. philjohns

    philjohns Senior Member

    Sometimes when I take on a redesign of a website, I realise that on the webspace is a back end admin area where the client can login to view the visitor stats of the website - in this case I always try to contact the previous designer/manager to make sure I do not damge the system.

    However, something that I have only just started to worry about is how I can offer this to my own clients?

    - Do i have to develop such a system to intergrate myself?
    - Are there opensource solutions for website statistic back end intergration out there?

    Thanks in advance,

    PHil Johns
  2. tbwcf

    tbwcf Active Member

    It's normally something that's included in hosting packages, but a good one to use other than that would be google analytics, you could set an account up for your client to log into ((all you need to do is add some code to the bottom of your webpages)) or you can keep it under your own account and e-mail it to the client as & when.
  3. philjohns

    philjohns Senior Member

    Oh right, ok.

    I have to admit I already use Analytics - dont know where I would be without it for my clients.

    And yeh, at the moment I charge a little extra to provide my clients with a monthly written report.
  4. VertigoSFX

    VertigoSFX Senior Member

    Ya man, I haven't found anything better that is the best.
  5. 61pixels

    61pixels Member

    While I use analytics as well. Woopra is by far the coolest and nicest software I've found. It is still in beta though so has downtime a lot (which is why I have google and woopra on my site). But it's pretty darn impressive.

    Here are a few features I love:
    - REAL TIME tracking, view and watch users in real time as they enter your site and navigate around
    - Chat In real time with users on your site, requires no special plug-ins
    - Track downloads, and direct links clicked (google only tracks pages, not actual clicks)
    - Standalone PC software, run it in your system tray and set up custom event notifications if you'd like.

    Those are just a few items, but overall it is really impressive. It's free currently in beta, but I'm not sure how much it will cost once it goes live. If it's cheap, I'll definitely be buying a membership.

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