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
Analytics) over the next few weeks and see which one provides better
analysis and then remove the other one.