By arungupta on Jan 05, 2007
I also added support for Google Analytics but it's not real time. There are four dashboards view: Executive, Conversion, Marketing and Content, each providing multiple customizable reports. Each report can be exported to tab-separated text, XML or CSV spreadsheet. The default analytics report (Executive dashboard) shows four reports with total number of visits and pageviews, number of first time and returning visits, cities from which the visitors come and top referral sources. As with most of other Google services, this is free as well. Viewing the report requires a Google account which is a little weird to me.
Both of these are web log analyzers (a.k.a. web loggers) that parses a log file from a Web server, and based on the values contained in the log file, converts the data into graphical reports. There are other web analytics tools such as Web stat, Omniture Web Analytics and ClickTracks but either they are not free or the evaluation version expires after few days. I'm going to monitor the two reports (statcounter and Google Analytics) over the next few weeks and see which one provides better analysis and then remove the other one.