Last night was a big night for numbers with the release of Shaun Inman’s Mint. To celebrate, I thought I’d gather a few other ways to help you obsess over your site’s status on the web.

  • Mint - New kid on the block. We got it yesterday and it’s like buying emeralds for your stats.

  • ShortStat - The ancestor to Mint, Shortstat will do for those not willing to dig into their pockets for Recent Referrer action.

  • Urchin - There’s a reason why Google bought them. Considered simply one of the best out there.

  • AWstats - Open source at its best. Pulls its numbers straight from your server log files and so is comprehensive like a foreign language final exam. (or is that cumulative?)

And then again, referrers aren’t the only way to go when it comes to understanding your site’s reputation. Here are some resources you don’t have to upload or install.

  • Alexa - Powered by Amazon, if your site is among the top 100,000 most visited sites (according to them), then you might be able to track your traffic ranking against the other big dogs.

  • PubSub SiteStats - A nice web 2.0 app that keeps tabs on your site’s rankings based on people’s feed use. Nicely designed.

  • Talk Digger - One of my favorites. Because not all search engines and social bookmarking services are created equal, Talk Digger shows you your status on most of them on one convenient screen.

  • IceRocket - Some are saying this little puppy is doing what Technorati can’t seem to do just yet. Search blogs, see who’s talking about you. Doesn’t get much simpler.

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Site Statistics Roundup by Kevin Hale

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  1. Bob Wyman · 5 years ago

    You wrote: “PubSub SiteStats – A nice web 2.0 app”

    Thanks for your kind comment! If you have any ideas on how we can make any of our statistics more useful to you as a blogger, please don’t hesitate to send an email.

    bob wyman

  2. Christian Watson · 5 years ago

    Kevin, thanks for the links to PubSub and Talk Digger – those are both cool services.

    My web host has AWstats installed, and I’m pretty happy with it. We use Urchin 5 here at work and that is a great, cheap, server-based solution for where you want a lot of people to have access to the information.

    I would also mention ClickTracks ( which you can buy for as little (!) as $495. It has the major benefit of enabling you to see very easily which links visitors are clicking on as they move around your site.

    Oh, and for a really different take on web stats, don’t forget VisitorVille ( This tool really has to be seen to be believed – it is way cool and a lot of fun to use.

  3. Nick Dominguez · 5 years ago

    One web based stats package that I think should’ve been mentioned is Reinvigorate. It’s currently in beta for the relaunch of the service, but I have used it before and found it to be a very nice FREE stats package.