Tracking how many visits you get is a direct reflection of how successful your blog is.
So being able to watch/keep track is key to monitoring your blog.
So here is my favorite 5 blog tracking tools.
Woopra is a real-time website/blog tracking tool.
I absolutely love it because I can watch live visitors arriving to my blog, and from where.
I can also launch a chat session if I need to.
It is free for blogs that get under 30,000 page views per month.
It supports PHP Forums, Wikimedia, WordPress, Blogspot or anything that accepts script based HTML. Note: Does not work with wordpress.com blogs.
2. WordPress Stats
WordPress stats is a free visitor tracking tool.
Naturally its only for wordpress.com/wordpress hosted blogs.
It is a simplistic version of Google analytics.
Included for .com blogs, wordpress.org users download the plugin here.
3. Crawl Track
Crawl track is a radically different approach to the stat tracking.
Crawl track is .php based so it can also monitor search engine robot visits as explained in an earlier post of mine.
It can also protect against hacking attempts.
While it’s not the best looking it does have the most function, and doesn’t leave tracking cookies behind.
Since it needs a mysql database, and php it does not work with blogspot nor wordpress.com blogs.
4. Google Analytics
Google analytics is pretty much used by every blog and or website known.
In-fact 85/100 top 100 websites use it.
It shows visitors, time visited, location, can email you .pdf/excel data reports…which is very handy.
It’s also free.
I’ve used Whos.Amung.Us ever since I started blogging fore a very good reason.
It’s free (paid features available), it’s visible to website visitors, its customizable. has a firefox/chrome plugin, and its a live counter.
While it doesn’t track the stats, nor keep cookies, or really do much it is useful.
It shows the live amount of users online your blog at one time.
It’s nice as it allows your blog visitors see how many people are visiting, and from where.
So that’s the Top 5 tools to track your website visits, most I use or have used at some time.