Visitor Tracking Statistics

How can I track who is visiting my website or blog?

There are many web trackers available to use free of charge. Two examples

  • StatCounter
  • Google Analytics

StatCounter –

Provides lots of statistics including:

  • Page Loads
  • Unique Visitors
  • First Time Visitors
  • Returning visitors
  • Referring Link
  • Keywords used to arrive at your blog / website

StatCounter is free for websites receiving less than 9,000 page loads a day. Any more than this and you will need to upgrade.

Google Analytics –

Again, lots of statistics including:

  • Search Engines – will show you what keywords visitors to your blog/website searched for
  • Referring Sites – which website the visitor arrived at your blog / website from
    Direct Traffic – number of visitors who came directly to your blog/ website
  • Keywords used

Registering for Google Analytics requires a Google mail account (to access your statistics).

Both web statistics providers ask you to register your details with them (Google Analytics requires a Google mail email account). To allow the statistics to work, you need to add some code within your website / blog. The code is provided after registering along with details of where it needs to be entered.