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Tool for clickstream anlyzing of Apache logs?

Are there any good tools to analyze the clickstream of individual users in Apache web server logs? For example, I'd like to be able to click on a visitors IP address and see all pages the user ...
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Website analytic software compliance

I need to find a program which can crawl a site and show what various search engine spiders will parse (or not parse) and use for information. What we are looking to do is have a program go through ...
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What sense can be made out of TIME_WAIT, CLOSE_WAIT, ESTABLISHED

Using netstat command, I got the number of couple of TCP states of connections. But for running websites, how to make meaningful connections between these numbers and the bottleneck/performance of ...
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Analytics Tracking and SEO

I'm using piwik on some of my websites and recently switched from google analytics. I find most of the stuff same on both analytics. But i always had this question in mind that what am i supposed to ...
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Recording custom variables to identify individual users with Google Analytics

I have been asked by our marketing department to add Google Analytics custom variable tracking to my company's website. As the website uses server side includes, modifications to the tracking tag roll ...
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Sites & Tools for comparing domains

What are some good tools or websites for comparing websites traffic, SEO, and other factors site owners might want to know about their competition.
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Handling Page View for Images Site

I want to know how sites like stackoverflow.com or imgur.com manage the page views of their article. i.e. once i view it and then no matter how many times i refresh it.. the page view count won't ...
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How can I obtain click data to sort a list of URLs?

If you had a list of URLs and you wanted to show which of them was more important than the others (by click-through), how would you gain the number of clicks for a given link so that you could sort ...
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Key performance indicators to measure online brand image

A company is going to launch an event and a series of online related content that will be published on it's website and promoted online and offline to it's customers and leads. The event will last for ...
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Good tools to measure a page’s usefulness?

I'd like to add a "Was this page useful?" part at the end of multiple pages for visitors to rate the page and leave feedback. I could program this myself, store the data and make the reports that my ...
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Do multiple Google Analytics profiles share the same raw data?

I have two profiles under one web site in Google Analytics. The two profiles are essentially the same except one has defined parameters to exclude (e.g. id, page... etc) so that I could aggregate the ...
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Implementing Google Analytics through GoDaddy/Website Tonight

Is there a way to implement Analytics with GoDaddy's "Website Tonight?" Obviously GoDaddy wants you to sell you their analytics package, but this is what the client wants. I don't see any way to ...
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Metrics on Potential Website Overhaul

We are considering a drastic overhaul of our 5+ year old site - UI, structure, content, SEO, backend, etc. We are not ecommerce, we generate leads for a high cost product. We're aware of the obvious ...
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Exporting Google Analytics Data

I want to export all of my Google Analytics data to Excel for a weekly report. I will need to re-export the data every week so the process needs to be maintainable. What is the best way to just get ...
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Google Analytics unable to validate my site during setup [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Google Analytics unable to validate my site during setup I had trouble setting up GA on one of my websites so I set up a very simple test environment with a new domain ...
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Google Analytics unable to validate my site during setup

I had trouble setting up GA on one of my websites so I set up a very simple test environment with a new domain name and just a single page - the default page. Even in this simple environment I ...
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What are examples of services that track content-driven activity on social networks like Facebook and Twitter?

I'm trying to design the basics for a platform that enables users to access sets of statistics and information related to the way how their publications are handled and shared across social networks ...
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Which analytics solution would you recommend?

I'm working on enhancing several applications at work, and thought of installing an analytics solution to track user behavior and collect some metrics. The problem is our company is a bit sensitive ...
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Google Adsense Impressions Not Matching With Analytics

I'm using woopra and google analytics on one site. Both are reporting 100 unique visits to one site. Browsers - 70% Firefox, 10% chrome, 15% IE and remaining are others. My adsense stats are showing ...
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Tracking multiple domains and subdomains on one analytics profile

I'm looking to set up Google Analytics for a system we have. Essentially, we have a multi tenant system where everything shares a single code base but might have extra pages or not. What I think I'm ...
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Track actions of paying customers

I'm looking for software that can analyze my Apache log files (or some other source) and tell me, from the visitors that actually bought something from my site, some profiling information; like time ...
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Web analytics accuracy - log files vs JavaScript

I've just read a claim on a web stats package site that suggests that log files generate more accurate stats than their JavaScript-based counterparts. This seems to be an over-simplification at best; ...
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Google Analytics tracking on the same domain account through an iframe

I have written an advertising system for a client that serves adverts on one website (say, www.adhost.com) as a small HTML page and a second website (say, www.addisplay.com) pulls this page in as an ...
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Meaning of 'UsageValue' in Amazon EC2 Reports

I've recently downloaded my usage reports from my EC2 account, but I don't understand the 'UsageValue' data since there is no indication of what unit the numbers are measured in. I have a similar ...
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Can someone suggest a site which shows today's macro web traffic

I want to compare today's traffic for my company website with today's macro web traffic. Anyone know of a site which does this? Mostly, I want to see trends and reassure myself that my 33% drop in ...
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How do I track a goal path over multiple visits?

My sales cycle is measured in weeks. A typical user behavior pattern looks like this: Finds the site via organic, cpc, or referral Browses the content for awhile. Returns a few days later, browses ...
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Is there a blogging platform that allows me to give traffic related bonuses to writers?

I would like to be able to reward writers with bonuses based upon the amount of traffic their individual posts receive, to encourage them to promote their posts on the internet. Is there a platform ...
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Using Google Analytics to establish busiest time of day

I am trying to find a way to establish my sites busiest hour, but when using the "hour of the day" metric, each seems to have a date specific code, rather than just a number from 0-23, as I would ...
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How does proxying and caching affect analytics?

What is the effect of proxying and caching at the web server on analytics reports and figures? I have an online resource that has recently been bogged down by traffic and I want to reduce dynamic ...
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One multi-domain analytics profile, or one analytics profiles per domain?

I currently run a small web-app that connects local businesses with new customers in a very specific niche. In the past few months this model has worked very well and the growth is excellent, so much ...
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Tracking an iframed page hosted on another domain with Google Analytics

I've followed Google's instructions on tracking iframed content on another domain (http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/tracking/gaTrackingSite.html#trackingIFrames) as best I can, yet there is ...
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How to track opens and pageviews in PDFs?

I know how to track clicks in links to pdfs and pfd's downloads. But I need to track how many times a PDF is opened after being downloaded and if possible track how many times certain pages are ...
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Google Analytics - Phone Orders Internally

I am running an ecommerce site and currently have google analytics filtering out our IP. While this gives almost absolute metrics about visitors it does not include orders processed internally ...
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What does the Quantcast __qca cookie do?

I'm reviewing the cookies served up from my website and one of them is a first-party cookie __qca which seems to be set by Quantcast. I'm sure this is just used for tracking, but I can't find this ...
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Best way to track multiple sites with Google Analytics

I currently have 63 websites (and counting) that I'm tracking on one Google Analytics account, and I'm starting to realize... this is becoming a bit cumbersome. What's the best way to collect traffic ...
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Tools to track internal traffic

Google Analytics is a great analytics tool. However I find it's not easy when it comes to tracking INTERNAL traffic. For example, let's say I put a banner on my ecommerce advertising a specific ...
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Why is there such a huge discrepancy between my Google Analytics and Webtrends stats for PDF downloads

I was charged with getting the number of times a specific PDF has been clicked on our site for the past two years. GA registered something like 30 downloads, which at first I found impossible to ...
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Global Analytics Filter for all accounts

I am trying to create a filter for all of my Analytics websites. I am wondering if it is currently possible to do this. Basically one filter to rule them all! thanks!
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Web site analysis

I am looking for an opensource API for my existing website. The functionality that I am looking for is: How many users visited the site in a particular interval of time? What is the IP address the ...
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Why am I getting hits to pages with ?fb_xd_fragment=

I have added a Facebook like box and like buttons on my blog and, recently, I've been seeing on analytics a lot of hits to pages ending with ?fb_xd_fragment=. I've found a related thread on the ...
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What hosted analytics offers IP recording?

I'm looking for a free hosted analytic service that logs IP addresses. My first choice would have been Google Analytics, but apparently they do not offer IP logging. Hosted software only, please. ...
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How do i analyse my website in terms of seo

what are the tools that can be used to analyse the SEO score and other seo facctors that helps in promoting websites in search engines
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Abandoment to blame for the last JavaScript file not always being loaded?

I have a code snippet for an app that users are loading as a 3rd party script on their site. The general sequence is as follows: Site loads http://www.example.com/foo.js foo.js does stuff 1 to 2 ...
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How can I track conversions on third party websites?

We run a number of affiliate schemes, and I would like to track which links from our website produce sales, and which do not. I can persuade our affiliates to include tracking code in their pages for ...
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Very few visitors on Analytics: incorrect setting?

it's quite a long time Analytics is making me crazy: I have a 2 years old website, started with Aruba (an Italian provider) and then transfered on Hostgator. It's a blog Wordpress + MyBB forum, and on ...
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What are some advantages of using Analytics like Urchin?

I'm interested in utilizing urchin. What are some advantages of self hosted analytics software like urchin over Google analytics?
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Any free web analytics/tracking services without JavaScript?

Is there any free web analytics/tracking service that can work without JavaScript on client side?
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How can I find the number of users who visit my site via a redirect?

My domain foo.com redirects (via a permanent 301) to bar.com. I want to know how many visitors to bar.com come from having first visited foo.com. I'm using Woopra - originally, I thought the ...
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Cookie data transfer

The context is a third-party analytics service, specifically Quantcast, but the inquiries are more general in nature. Please forgive and correct me if any of my assumptions are off, and thank you in ...
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Tracking Facebook “Likes”

Beyond the count posted next to the button, is there anyway to see a list of users have completed a successful “like” action, but not as the owner of the "like" button/website; or for that matter any ...