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  1. Personally, I use my host’s AwStats package.

    Google Analytics isn’t for me, and I had massive problems setting it up initially. I just reverted back to AwStats.

    Speed is definitely an issue though, but I find sites like MyBlogLog are much slower.

    Google should release a local version of the site.

  2. I wish that you could be taken directly to your reports, rather than winding through the front page that you are shown. There’s just so much text, and it’s aggravating.

    Also, yeah, the links don’t work properly on mine. It makes me sad.

    But it’s still rather pretty!

  3. On your style of background, on most blogs you can comment and when you comment yours is coloured so people know its you. How do you do that? Please help me.

    Thank you.

  4. Joe – that’s an interesting point about the speed. A local version would be interesting too, but with the amount of data they hold I wonder if it would be too processor intensive for people on shared hosting.

    Biscuitrat – Personally I don’t mind the overview, but I can see where you’re coming from. And it is very pretty πŸ™‚

    Shama – that’s a little offtopic I’d say, but I use a plugin called Author Highlight. There are loads of wordpress plugins that do it. Just Google for them.

  5. Do they cost anything? Sorry… I only want to know so people know its me ❗ I’m having trouble finding what I need.

    Thank you.

  6. Shama – You don’t say where your website is. If you’re on WordPress.com and using the Regulus theme then you need to go to your control panel. Go to the presentation section of you site and then click the current theme options link. Go to the personal information and enter the name and email address you used to create your wordpress account. Press save.

    If you’re not using wordpress.com then your best bet is to ask on the wordpress.org forums as I don’t do wordpress support.

  7. While I responded in 9rules, I figured I’d respond here as well and say I really enjoyed the list, and I certainly hope these things are looked at/fixed in future versions. Thanks!

  8. Welcome to Binary Moon Bartoneus πŸ™‚

    I’m glad you liked the article. One of your comments on 9rules has given me an idea for a follow up article πŸ™‚

  9. My sixth point: a better check of the outgoing clicks. It would be useful to understand where the visitors pass by to exit the site.

  10. As I am not to worried about exact traffic levels, AWstats seems to be a good fit and shows traffic trends that I need. I do want to try analytics to see some more granular reports on the traffic. Not sure if the juice if worth the squeeze though.

  11. Google Analytics is wonderful. My only problem is that it doesn’t show the stats in real time.

  12. Jake – do you have a link to these filters for finding out this information. I’d be interested in that myself.

  13. I think what annoyed me the most was not having a complete breakdown of which search engines sent which visitors for which keywords, or what keywords brought users to a paticular page, but now people have devised filters that do it for you so I’m very pleased with it again πŸ™‚

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