What is a StatCounter?
Internet Marketing Dictionary |
StatCounter is a free web traffic logging service that lets you find
out how many visitors your site is getting, where they are in
the world, which browser they use and how many times they have
visited your site.
It also importantly will tell you what keywords
they entered to find your site if they found it via a
search engine or which domain
name they were on if they got to your site via a link.
If you have an interest in web traffic, and you
should, then StatCounter is an excellent way to start finding
out what is going on. The sad truth is that most websites get
very little traffic and so they struggle to make any money.
StatCounter will tell you the brutal facts of what is going on
with your own site.
StatCounter works by installing a small piece
of code into every page of your site (excepts those that you
don't want to track). Whenever one of those pages is viewed
this bit of code runs a very quick program that tells the
StatCounter servers that it has been viewed. Software running
on the StatCounter servers then processes this data and stores
it for you. You can then log in to your StatCounter account to
see a history of what has been going on.
One of the features of StatCounter that I like
is the ability it gives you to view the physical locations of
visitors to your site. For example when I send out emails using
my autoresponder, I can quickly
see as people in Australia, the US, New Zealand, Germany,
Turkey, Russia and South Africa etc. start to view any web
pages on my sites that I have mentioned.
If you open a StatCounter account you can start
to see web traffic trends and work out whether you should do
some advertising to increase your web traffic or consider