Google Analytics is almost the default free service for any blogger, and for good reason. It’s a solid service, essential for anyone needing to track visitor statistics and create a successful blog.
The biggest complaint I hear around however is over the fact Google Analytics doesn’t have any kind of ‘live tracking’ functions, statistics refresh just once per 24hours which can become a pain with time.
Woopra is a real-time tracking service with a huge range of features and is also completely free at the moment, although premium services will eventually be available.
Woopra is also in private beta, although by signing up there’s a good chance you’ll be accepted fairly promptly. Current restrictions also include the number of websites you can have tracked for the beta.
Woopra is a desktop application, although a basic version exists online, nothing compared to Google Analytics however. I prefer using a desktop program however as they perform better, can have more intuitive interfaces and more advanced features.
The standout Woopra features include:
I highly recommend you giving this service a try!
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