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How to get metrics for use of Facebook social plugins?

I have a site with hundreds of content pages. Each content page has a Facebook like button on it. Aside from browsing to each page and reading the number next to each Like button, how can I get ...
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Self hosted Web Analytics like urchin

I would like some cheap/free web analytic software to be used on my windows server (Server 2008). urchin seems to be way expensive. please provide me some good recommendations.
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What are the pros & cons of web server log analysis over web based analytics like google analytics

What are the advantages of web server log file analysis over web services like google analytics? What are the advantages of google analytics like tools over web server log file analysis?
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amung.us and “users online” time window [closed]

Greetings i would like to ask you what is the time window that amung.us calculates "online" users. 1 hour? 30 min? 15 min? other?????
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How do large sites like StackOverflow handle their access logs?

I'm wondering how large sites like StackOverflow handle their access logs. A write to the disk on every request seems a little bit uneconomical, but is Google Analytics that reliable to use it as your ...
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What is the best Apache logs Analyzer? [closed]

What real-time log analyzer can you suggest for Apache access and error logs? There is a list of web analytics software on wikipedia, but it would be great to hear opinions from people with ...
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Determine what percentage of visitors to my site leave without taking a certain on-page action

On Rap Genius you can click the orange lyrics to read pop-up explanations: However, I'm sure some visitors don't know that the orange lyrics are clickable. I'd like to figure out what percentage of ...
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Piwik vs. Google Analytics

I run both piwik and google analytics on my site. I have noticed that the google analytics data is totally wrong. It does not seem to register any hits while piwik does. What could be wrong?
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Using Feedburner with both RSS and Atom feeds

I might be misunderstanding the concept completely, but here's the question: when I try to add a blog's feeds (the blog is hosted at Blogspot, so it provides both Atom and RSS) to FeedBurner, it ...
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Best Free Web Statistics and Analytics Packages For Sites Using PHP & MySQL

I'm looking for a list of the best free web statistics and analytics packages for my site using PHP & MySQL?
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Is there a good tool or service for tracking and analyzing website response/download time?

I am looking for a simple tool or service to track the server-side performance of a website over time. It would be nice to have the possibility to register a set of URLs for different page types and ...
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Has anyone used Genetify for A/B testing

I'm working on a small project that will likely run on Wordpress, I always like to run some split testing to improve conversion rates for various goals. Typically if its a small site that I either ...
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Understanding alexa rank

When I check Alexa rankings for my site it says that one site is linking to my site. Is this only back links? If it is then why are other website traffic checking tools like Google etc showing ...
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How I quantify the success of a folksonomy?

CONCEPTS: completeness, accuracy, consistency, stability, relevancy SEMI-RELATE-SUBJECTS: taxonomy, data quality, indexes, keywords, SEO, SEM FORMULAS: ? ? ?
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Yahoo Site Explorer API replacement?

Since the Yahoo Site Explorer Web Services API is going away at the end of 2010, are there any other web search APIs that offer similar information? In particular, I'm interested in services similar ...
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How do you get new sites into your Quantcast network?

Over a month ago, we added some of the new Stack Exchange sites to the "Stack Overflow Network" on Quantcast, but to date, they haven't showed up: http://www.quantcast.com/p-c1rF4kxgLUzNc#subdomain ...
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What is “?sfgdataq” that I see appended to some requests to my application?

I have noticed that a small number of requests come through my application with ?sfgdataq appended to them, I probably wouldn't have ever noticed it if it didn't cause an error on some requests. I ...
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How to track subscriptions to an RSS feed

I have RSS feeds on some of my sites and I'm wondering how I can track how many people are subscribing to them. The obvious solution is to track the number of hits on the URL, but I don't feel like ...
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Javascript based analytics tool with multiple user account management options?

We run a manage a website system for a large retail franchise. Each franchisee has their own templated website. We currently use SmarterStats to provide website analytics to our franchisees. ...
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Is it a bad idea to use multiple analytic packages?

Is it alright to use multiple analytics packages (Google, clicky, mixpanel, etc) at the same time on the same site? Would it be more beneficial to just use one package?
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How to make sense of analytics data?

Are there any good resources out there for learning how to use analytics data? I'd like to learn how to take the data and apply it practically to my site in order to make it a better experience for ...
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What is the target time to have visitors spend per visit?

Looking at Google Analytics, It seems that people spend approximately 3.5 minutes per average on my web site, per visit. That's approximately enough time to read one article and perhaps leave a ...
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How do you format SEM URLS to properly track results using analytics engines like Google analytics?

If I were to purchase some advertising space on a website- what should I add to the end of the URL to track the results of that campaign in a tool like Google Analytics? Is capitalization ...
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How can I parse Amazon S3 log files?

What are the best options for parsing Amazon S3 (Simple Storage) log files? I've turned on logging and now I have log files that look like this: ...
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Is there a good way to measure my site's response time from different parts of the world?

I would like to measure how fast my site loads from different locations around the world. What is the best way to do this?
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Is there a better analytics package than Google Analytics? [closed]

I've used Google Analytics for a while now, and it's pretty good for a high level view. But when I want to dig into the numbers a bit more, everything gets kind of vague. I also don't like that it ...
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web analytics with path click analysis

trying to look for an web analytics service(preferably free) which gets the usual stuff, browser, hits, OS, etc. in addition, it needs be able to track user click paths, and some how be able to tie ...