[sf-lug] Web Log Analyzers
Ernest De Leon
edeleonjr at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 16:13:06 PST 2007
Wow, I'm sorry to hear that they won't take Google analytics. It provides
exactly what you are looking for: visits and absolute unique visitors.
Urchin is a paid for software from Google (which may not help you out), and
it is essentially analytics on steriods plus support. Other than that, I
don't know what to tell you.
On Dec 6, 2007 3:13 PM, Steven Friese <stvn_consult at yahoo.com> wrote:
> First of all, let me apologize for the junk at the top of my email
> request, this is the first time that has ever happened and I don't know the
> In the Webtrends report, there is a page called Visitors Overview. Right
> under the top graph is a statistic that reads "XXX people visited this
> site". They also have a number for Absolute Unique Visitors on the same
> From what I've read from some Open Source web analyzer docs, there is no
> real way to get these kinds of statistics since:
> 1. an IP address does not necessarily represent a person
> 2. dial-up lines can get different IP addresses for each call
> 3. NAT based routers show all users at one IP address
> 4. more than one person can use a computer
> 5. etc.
> The problem is that, since a commercial software has these numbers (and
> advertisers seem to love them) we need a (preferably) Open Source product
> that can give those stats. Failing that, we need commercial software that
> runs on Linux and provides those stats.
> I suggested Google-Analytics but for some reason it is forbidden to be
> used here.
> Thanks for your help.
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Ernest De Leon <edeleonjr at gmail.com>
> To: Steven Friese <stvn_consult at yahoo.com>
> Cc: sf-lug at linuxmafia.com
> Sent: Thursday, December 6, 2007 1:48:55 PM
> Subject: Re: [sf-lug] Web Log Analyzers
> I'm not sure exactly what you are looking for when you say "visits by
> people"...do you mean unique visitors? I use google analytics for my web
> sites. It works great for me. I can see how many people hit my site, what
> pages they hit, where they came from ( i.e. search engine, referral),
> where they are located (geographically), what my bounce rate is, average
> time on website, average time on site, etc. What more are you looking for?
> On Dec 6, 2007 12:09 PM, Steven Friese <stvn_consult at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > I work for an online company where one of our sources of revenue is
> > advertising. We switched from using Windows to Linux and are now
> > trying
> > to find a replacement for WebTrends. We would prefer an Open Source
> > solution and I have looked at Webalizer, AWStats,w3perl, AWFful and
> > Google Analytics so far. None of these has all the features that
> > WebTrends
> > does. Our marketing people definitely want something like Webtrends
> > 'Visits by People' statistic. Anyone know of a Open Source or
> > Commercial
> > analysis tool that works on Linux that will give an advertising
> > department the stats they need to make sales?
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