Re: [WSG] Standards friendly 'page tagging' web stats

2007-08-27 Thread Michael MD
Patrick, reports based on server log files are considerably limiting. For example, visitors are generally identified by IP and Session ID. This doesn't tell me if the person is a repeat customer, or how often they frequent the website, and also provides more accurate filtering of non-human user

Re: [WSG] Standards friendly 'page tagging' web stats

2007-08-26 Thread John Faulds
Have you looked at Google Analytics? On Mon, 27 Aug 2007 10:52:44 +1000, Paul Hempsall [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hey all, I'm investigating improving our current method of reporting our web traffic - we currently use server logs only (with an annual community survey for good measure). I'm

Re: [WSG] Standards friendly 'page tagging' web stats

2007-08-26 Thread Jason Grant
Try this: http://www.google.com/analytics/ Hope its good. Regards, Jason www.flexewebs.com On 8/27/07, Paul Hempsall [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hey all, I'm investigating improving our current method of reporting our web traffic - we currently use server logs only (with an annual

Re: [WSG] Standards friendly 'page tagging' web stats

2007-08-26 Thread Patrick H. Lauke
Paul Hempsall wrote: I'm investigating improving our current method of reporting our web traffic - we currently use server logs only (with an annual community survey for good measure). You haven't really defined your probem...what exactly is it that you're trying to improve? I'm assuming

RE: [WSG] Standards friendly 'page tagging' web stats

2007-08-26 Thread Paul Minty
Paul, We use Google Analytics in-house and it is a good addition to log file analysis. 'Mint' is another tagging-based stats package that should be OK on a standards-based website http://haveamint.com/ You do get a lot more info on browsers and viewport size throygh the tagging stats approach.

RE: [WSG] Standards friendly 'page tagging' web stats

2007-08-26 Thread Paul Hempsall
Thanks for the responses and suggestions. I haven't checked out Google Analytics yet, although it was on my list. In fact I'm heading down to Sydney in Sept for some training on it's use and how to best implement it. Patrick, reports based on server log files are considerably limiting. For

RE: [WSG] Standards friendly 'page tagging' web stats

2007-08-26 Thread Kane Tapping
Hi Paul, I'm heading down to Sydney in Sept for some training on it's use and how to best implement it. Please tell me your not paying for that. About Google Analytics http://www.google.com/support/googleanalytics/bin/topic.py?topic=10977 Installing the tracking code