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vidyasawh
06-18-2007, 02:40 PM
HI, the client wants a counter on each page, does anyone know of a simple and reputable one to insert? and FREE of course.
vidya

davidj
06-18-2007, 03:01 PM
COUNTERS!

please dont use them. They relay false information! They are useless. and give the impression of an amature product

Offer the client a full statistics service then access the web logs for your/his domain. your host should provide an area to view these in a readable format or you could download them and view them using a third party app like webtrends...

WebTrends Analytics 8 (http://www.webtrends.com)

There are others and some may even be free

Dom will drop by soon to give you a complete run down

vidyasawh
06-18-2007, 03:05 PM
really David, I will take your advice! You're right, now that I think of it, they DO look amateurish. the client is hosting themselves and I"m sure they're ISP can supply the stats, thats true too. how does it relay false info? i guess with ppl getting lost in a site, or ME even logging in and looking at my pages etc, stuff like that. Or the client themselves checking out their site. Hmmm!

davidj
06-18-2007, 03:16 PM
counters don't tell you anything worth while. A user could increment a counter a few times while visiting a site so a value of 500 on a counter doesn't mean 500 people have visited. You have to remember that bots/spiders also visit your site when indexing so the incrementing number of &&&&& means nothing. How would they produce a marketing strategy based on those figures?

Find out about any statistic tools their HOST provides. They should provide something which can be interpreted into understandable data

Newin
06-19-2007, 08:06 PM
HISTATS (http://www.histats.com) provides good counters (for free) you should check it out... though Davidj is right.!!!!