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  2. Claire says:

    Wow – I didn’t know there were quite so many more tools out there! I guess probably more are being developed every day as well! I mostly just use Google analytics, Facebook Insights and also the Sprout Social analytics, but will definitely be looking at the few you’ve listed that I have not come across before. Thanks, Lilach =)

  3. Marc Joss says:

    CrazyEgg sounds good. I’m going to see how the trial goes.
    Thanks, Lilach!
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  4. Steve says:

    Interesting article, I am not going to Twit it but I will Tweet it. Twitting it would just make me sound like a Twit !
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  5. Ande Lyons says:

    Hi Lilach -

    Thanks for this great post. I have a few questions: Have you heard of Awstats and is it a good analytics tool? My hosting company provides Awstats with their package, and it appears to have all the same info as Google Analytics.

    Many thanks!

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    • Lilach says:

      Thanks Ande:) I haven’t heard of Awstats to be honest. I’m not sure how widely used it is. I just checked it out and it’s a free tool. I personally would use Google Analytics over it as the results will probably be more reliable.
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  6. Wow, thanks! I didn’t know about ALL of those. Now I’m curious to try out Yahoo Analytics. I didn’t even know that existed. ;)

    Thanks for all the FREE analytics to check out. :)
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    • Lilach says:

      Thanks Rachel, my pleasure:) Yes it seems that Google Analytics is the most popular tool but it’s definitely worthwhile checking out Yahoo Analytics too – especially as it’s free:)
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  7. Lynn Brown says:

    You are so right about knowing the information that is moving your business forward or stalling it out. Thank you Lilach for putting this wonderful resource together. I use many of the Google and Facebook tools, but I am certainly going to be checking out the others (or have my VA check them out, lol) since knowing how you are doing in your business is valuable in keeping you on your path for success.
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    • Lilach says:

      Thanks Lynn:) I agree, I’m really anal about my stat’s and keep an eye on them on a daily basis. I also think it’s important to keep one step ahead of your competitors:)
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  8. Hajra says:

    Hey,

    I never knew so many existed! :)

    I use G analytics and Facebook Insights mostly. Facebook does provide a page update often so that makes for a good study. I think it basically depends on how well you are using those analytic for further bettering your website and whether you actually understand those trends and put them to good use.

    Thanks again! This has been all analytical! ;)
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    • Lilach says:

      Thanks Harja – pleased it’s been analytical for you:)

      I would really recommend trying out a couple of the other tools as well, particularly to find out more about how visitors are using your website and of course spying on your competitors is great fun plus very useful:)
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  9. Hi Lilach,
    Being here its because of G+; there are 210 Googlers are common in between us. Thanks a million to share the great & interesting post! Can’t wait to tweets and share :)

    Many thanks; will be back again and again to read your blog.

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    • Lilach says:

      Hi Mithu – great to see you here – love how Google + is shaping up and connecting with like-minded people plus of course bringing me lots of juicy traffic:)

      Please do come back again soon and visit:)
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  10. Jaime says:

    This is why I love these types of blogs…I am always learning something new everyday! Thank you for taking the time to list these killer resources. Of course, like many people, I use google analytics and a couple others, but I can’t wait to look at some of these other tools as they will most likely provide even more feedback that I can use to help improve my site. This article was very well written and chalk-full of great and helpful information! I am definitely going to check out compete…sounds interesting!

    Thanks,
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    • Lilach says:

      Thanks Jaime, appreciate your comment:)

      Yes it’s definitely worthwhile checking out some of the other analytical sites, I love finding out what my visitors are doing and it helps me convert people better too.
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  11. Solid post Lilach, it is important to track results to know the effectiveness of the strategies we use. These are some great tools you suggested.
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    • Lilach says:

      Thanks John – I agree and am so surprised that people just aren’t concentrating on the measuring of their results side. I guess for some people it’s just not “sexy” and too boring – but there is nothing more sexy or exciting than making money because what you’re doing is working – and everything we do can be improved and the only way to do this is by testing/changing/measuring etc.
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  12. Val Heisey says:

    Wow Lilach! I am using Google Analytics, but don’t check it very often. I wonder how you have time to check all these and do all the blogging, commenting, facebooking and tweeting that you do? You are amazing!
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    • Lilach says:

      Thanks Val:) Superwoman I’m not (although wish I was!!) I’ve always been honest and I spend hours literally working on my blog, facebook/tweeting etc. I work incredibly hard – there isn’t a 4 hour work week where I am!! But I love what I do so am not complaining:)
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  13. Another great list of tools here Lilach and, not surprisingly, many I had not heard of. I do tend to use Google analytic more than anything at the moment, maybe I should take a look at website optimizer!

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  14. Easther says:

    Hey Lilach
    I never knew there were so many analytical tool out there.
    most of them I never heard before, but i like the sound of crazy egg. my check it out..

    thanks for sharing it with us Lilach
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  15. Radu says:

    Hey Lilach,
    Wow, there are so many tracking tools these days..and if we add the plethora of tools for tracking the results on social media, the list becomes insanely huge. The simpler the better :) I might say that one tool for blogging such as Google Analytics or Clicky and 1 for social media (depending on what sites we focus on but Facebook insights primarily), are enough. It’s easy to lose yourself in tracking and measuring, that’s why it’s better to keep it as simple as possible.

    Thanks for showing us a lot of new tools. I will go through them :)
    All the best,
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    • Lilach says:

      Thanks Radu:) Yes you’re quite right, there are so many tools out there and it can be very overwhelming. Whilst I don’t recommend you use them all, I do think it’s worthwhile not just relying on Google Analytics but taking it to another level and using a couple of others as well. Google Analytics is a great tool and I’m not knocking it, but I’ve found that once I started to know more about my visitors and how they were spending time on my website (plus of course spying on my competitors) my results have definitely improved.
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  16. Hey Lilach, I didnt know there were that many tools for analyzing. I definitly use 3 or 4 of the ones you revealed. But will definitely check some others out!
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  17. Measuring results is something all successful traditional businesses do. They spend a huge percentage of their resources on advertising and determining where and how that advertising dollar should be spent. It only makes sense that we make sure that we are maximizing our profits. Thanks for a vital assist.
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  18. Amit Shaw says:

    Wow Excellent List. Except Google Analytics i never heard about this tools 11 tools. Thanks Lilach for sharing with us.
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  19. Warren says:

    That is why i love following your blog and twitter Lilach. I always learn something new! Currently waiting for my Twitalyzer results! :)
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  20. Stacy says:

    Hi Lilach,

    I had no idea that there were so many tools out there! I use google analytics and facebook insights but all of the rest are new to me!

    Thanks,
    STacy
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  21. Lilach. Wow, these are all great concepts. You definetly need to be tracking what visitors and customers are doing on your website. That way you can pin point certain areas and content to focus more on. Great stuff.

  22. Lesa says:

    I love analyitics and had heard of several tools on your list, but you’ve introduced me to many more. Thank you for compiling and sharing this list.

  23. Jamella says:

    Hi Lilach,

    Currently I am doing nothing regarding analytics. Obviously, this is something I need to look into. I am relatively new to blogging, and just hadn’t gotten around to this yet. Thanks to you, I now have a wealth of information on this topic.
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    • Lilach says:

      Thanks Jamella:) As a relative newbie to blogging I’d recommend starting with Google Analytics before moving onto the other ones. Once your traffic increases though it’s definitely worth investing in a paid site that provides you with much more features than Google Analytics does.
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  24. LaRae Quy says:

    Hi Lillach

    Great article and you’re so correct – we really do need to check these tools on a regular basis to get the most out of them.

    BTW, glad you got rid of the pop-up :-)
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    • Lilach says:

      Thanks LaRae,I agree, I check on my analytics every day!

      I haven’t got rid of the pop-up btw! I love it but I’ve changed the settings so if you’re a subscriber you don’t receive it again:)
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  25. Alan Cheng says:

    Hi Lillach,

    Thanks for the list. I have heard great things about Clicktale, but I haven’t used it personally.

    I used to use Google Analytics for all my websites which I thought was fantastic. Then someone advised me about TraceWatch which is also free.

    The good thing is that TraceWatch is hosted on your website so the data is real-time and very accurate compared to Analytics. Worth a look :-)
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  26. There is also Thesociallab -www.thesociallab.net- which analyis your Facebook Fan pages and let you manage your pages on thesociallab.net website without loging in to Facebook.
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    • Lilach says:

      Thanks – although I clicked your link and all the wording is Turkish… nothing wrong with that of course except that most people in the UK/USA etc. can’t/wouldn’t use it for that reason…
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  27. Jayne Kopp says:

    Hi Lilach, wow… there really are quite a few options out there. I use Clicky personally and just love it.

    It has a free version, but it also has paid versions starting at about $29.00 bucks. I use the $69.00 personally because I have a few niche sites and can access all the data from one spot.

    It’s really good and is in real time too. You can see how people found you, what they read, for how long and where they exit your site from. This is particularly interested when you promote affiliates because you can see who looked!

    It does much more… it’s likely similar to some of the ones you mentioned.

    Thanks

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    • Lilach says:

      Thanks Jayne:) Clicky looks great too and I’ll definitely be checking that one out – thanks for the share. I have no problem in paying for tools and see them as part of running a successful business. If it can improve your results and make you more money in the long term then that’s great:)
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  28. A few great metrics tools there…I have tried a few others, like dashthis & spring metrics. Spring Metrics – for me definitely the best – but I would advice trying as many different versions as possible – especially with the free trials. Even if no free trial is offered – emailing the sales team should get one with most firms…we managed to get some trials extended from 1 month to 2. Everyone feels comfortable with a different system…so for sure need to test & test until you find the magic one that suits your needs.
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    • Lilach says:

      Thanks Ciaran:) That’s a great idea and something I’m a huge fan of – I always ask for discounts – I’m a great believer if you don’t ask you don’t get!

      I think you’re right in that it’s important to try different systems, you have to be comfortable with them and find them easy to use. If they’re too complicated or overwhelming for you then as a user you’re just be turned off and not use it so what’s the point?
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  29. Tosin says:

    Hello Lilach,

    This is an exceptional article because it focuses on one of the cornerstones… TEST and TRACK. Tracking is so important for any business, especially online. After all, if you don’t know what’s working, how can you do more of it?

    Even more importantly, if you don’t know what’s NOT working for you, you’re destined to spend your valuable resource of time on wasteful methods that just don’t give you results.

    I use Google Analytics to analyze my blog traffic, but I must say that I don’t take advantage of many of the cool features they offer for free. Maybe it’s time to study it a bit more.

    I am intrigued by the other tools. May have to check them out, as well.

    Thanks for the great information, Lilach!
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    • Lilach says:

      Thanks Tosin:) Yep if you’re not testing and tracking you’re going to seriously regret it – it’s part of business and we all need to learn how to improve our results.

      I hope you find some of the other tools useful:)
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  30. This is a great list of tools that you have put together. I currently use a couple of them, and a few of them I was not aware existed. What do you thing about using Heatmap’s to see what the traffic is doing on your site?

    Regards,
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    • Lilach says:

      Thanks Clint:) I think heatmaps are very useful. It’s important that we learn not just how many visitors we have but what they’re actually doing on our website. When they leave our website and whether they start completing an optin form and then for whatever reason don’t!

      I genuinely believe the more we know and understand about our readers/target audience the better we can provide for them and in turn the better results we will get.
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  31. Hi Lilach, This is great info on all the analytic tools available to me. I want to check out yahoo web analytics. Thanks for the tips :)
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  32. Herbert says:

    The only tool i have used is Google Analytics, I have no single idea that there are lot of related tools to use for checking analytics of you site. Thanks Lilach
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    • Lilach says:

      Thanks Herbert. Yes Google Analytics is definitely the most popular but the other tools are really useful and definitely worth investigating, particularly if you want to spy on your competitors:)
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  33. Susan says:

    Wow – how much information have you provided here. Great value. Find one that works for you and stick with it so that measurability is consistent in everything you do. Great post :-) C&S
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  34. I’ve used a few of these before but what a comprehansive list! thank you so much for compiling and sharing. I’m anxious to try a couple of new ones to see how they compare. I will also tweet it!
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  35. Hi Lilach,
    this article is exactly what I needed now as my plan this week is to see from Google analytics combined with Aweber what are the pages where my visitors open the links, which articlea re most read and which less and why..
    Measuring our success is like measuring how many kilos we have lost after dieting and doing sport, It is importnat to increase our progresses knowing what to do and what not to do.
    How many tools you are offering here.. woau…. thank you!
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      Thanks Patricia:) I like your thinking process:) I’d recommend that you create a spreadsheet so you can watch the growth. Also something I do when measuring is I categorize my blogs and monitor the traffic to see which blog posts attract the most amount of visitors/optins. This helps me know what subjects to write about too:)
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  36. Kostas says:

    Hi Lilach,
    Thanks for sharing all these tools, many of them like wroi, CrazyEgg, HyperTracker and a few others are new to me. Right now I use only google analytics which is more than enough for me but I would certainly like to know to know what ads attract more visitors and a few other details…
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  37. some great sources that im going to try i have heard good things about hypertracker so might give that a shot with my ads. Using google analytics at the moment and really like it

    keep the good work up
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    • Lilach says:

      Thanks Lewys:) Yes Hypertracker is a good one. I too use Google Analytics but it’s definitely worthwhile experimenting with a couple of other sites and seeing if you can gleen more stats from them and of course it goes without saying to spy on your competitors:)
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  38. I used Twitalyzer and love it; thanks for the recommendation. I’ve been visiting for your website for a while but today I subscribed. I look forward to your newsletter.
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  39. Noel gil says:

    Lilach, you have provided such amazing information here. I personally use Google Analytics for my own Fanpage which very helpful to me but now I use SocialDon http://www.socialdon.com/ because it helps me compare FanPages of my competitors too. The difference between SocialDon an other Analytic tools is that mostly charge a big fee or they provide trail versions. SocialDon gives u everything for Free, so I consider using SocialDon insist of other tools.

  40. Noel gil says:

    Lilach,
    thanks for such amazing tools now defiantly ill try some from here

  41. Ajnabii says:

    Hi Lilach! nice post.

    I’m using Google Analytic Tool and it is one of best tools. i did not check other tools lets try out them :)

    Thanks
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  42. Doh!

    I’m clearly not doing all I can in this department because I am currently ONLY using Google Analytics. :-/

    This is more evidence to me that I am not “in enough places” at once and that I need to be outsourcing! I think I’ve developed a “theme” for myself in everything I’ve been reading on your blog today and it’s simply that I need to be taking a critical look into this so as to not be leaving too much to chance.

    Thanks for another great list, Lilach!

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  44. You can see lots of stats with http://www.websitepepper.com. It’s a free tool with unlimited SEO reports, with PDF output. You can also see your history if your site has reported more then 2 times…
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  45. Malds says:

    Lot of stuff here. I only use analytics and the jetpack plugin on wordpress, those work well for me. I might have to use some of these to track my best converting ads though.
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  46. ouedkniss says:

    hi lilach, I always use google analytic, I do not know the others, I’ll try Yahoo web analytics to get an idea .
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  47. Lee says:

    Hi lilacs am going to bookmark this post so that I can try a few of these out. I will start with google website optimiser see how I go with that and then try another one out.

    So thanks again lee
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  49. Right now I’m only using Google analytics, but I”m going to try a few of these. Your explanations will make it easier to find the right ones to meet my needs. My challenge will be to stop myself from signing up for too many!
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  51. Steven says:

    Thanks for this very useful list! I use Google Analytics for my blog but it can get really complicated in reading the data. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good but I wouldn’t mind trying out some of these other analysis tools. Thanks, again!
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  52. Dear Lilach,

    I am using Google Analytics, but it is too complex and I think I require a training for Analytics. It is really a great tool, but too difficult.

    Thanks,

    Chennai CCNA.

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  57. Hello Lilach,
    great list of tools which measure the performance of blog/website. these tools are also helpful for newbie bloggers. i am using Google analytics for tracking my info. is there any best tools as compared to google analytics. Do reply
    thanks for sharing :)
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  58. Rui Santos says:

    Hi Lilach ,
    again another article with very good quality information. Precious to real marketers that use social media, web site, etc and that to succeed need to be aware that tracking results is an essential part for us Internet Marketers.
    Continue your good work. See you soon for your valuable article.

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  59. Hello Lilach,

    Thank you for your sharing.I will try it later on my website!

    This really helps me.

    Ralf

  60. Are you really using that many on-page analytics? I would think that would mean adding lots of javascript code…which could slow a page down considerably. I’ll have to check out some of the other stuff though. Thanks!
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