But you haven’t installed it yet. Reasons could range from I don’t like Google, to I really don’t know how, to my webmaster is really slow. If you haven’t installed Analytics, there are other ways you can check your web statistics. Most web hosts have some sort of user control panel. Good web hosting companies have something called CPanel. Other web hosting companies like Godaddy, have their own version of the user control panel. No matter what web host you are using, most will have some sort of Statistics tools available in the user control panel.
In each of these two alternate tools, look for something called the referrer. In Webalizer it is a little harder to find, but it is at the top of the menu. The webalizer is a little harder to read because your own in site referrals are in there. If you have a lot of other pages in your site, the information can be a little tough to read.
That is why I prefer AWStats. In AWStats, the referrers are located along the left side menu. You will see two different referrers. One being the search engines and one being sites. For our purposes you will look at sites. The order of these sites should be very simple. The sites you are paying the most for should be right at the top. Because after all, you are paying them to send visitors to your web site. If they are not at the top, then there is something amiss and you are not getting a good return on your investment.
No matter which Statistics method you are using, you are still getting some basic “need to know” information and not having to rely on the information being supplied to you by anyone else.
Once again, I hope this information helps someone.
Until next time,
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