Top 3 Alternatives to Google Analytics

After you create a site, it is important that you find a web traffic analysis and get the information on the traffic you are getting. When in it comes to web traffic analysis, Google Analytics is considered the best for two reasons(my choices) –>

1. It is related to Google.
2. Due to its superior features.
But wait, can there be a better web traffic analyzer than Google Analytics? Yes, there is. Well, actually, there are. Choosing a great traffic analyzer is important, so I will tell you the top 3 alternatives to Google Analytics which may help you to choose a better one. So, lets begin.

1. StatCounter


This is my favorite. StatCounter is a web traffic analysis tool. Access to basic services is free and advanced services can cost between $9 and $119 a month. StatCounter was the first traffic analyzer I tried and I loved it. It is the best in my opinion, even better than Google Analytics. The features it offer and the ease to do them is just awesome. Recently, they have upgraded their interface which has made it more user-friendly. Let me share the list of sidebar features StatCounter offers.

  • Summary
  • Hourly
  • Popular Pages
  • Entry Pages
  • Exit Pages
  • Came From
  • Keyword Analysis
  • Recent Keyword Activity
  • Recent Came From
  • Search Engine Wars
  • Exit Links
  • Exit Link Activity
  • Downloads
  • Download Activity
  • Visitor Paths
  • Visit Length
  • Returning Visits
  • Recent Pageload Activity
  • Recent Visitor Activity
  • Recent Visitor Map
  • Country/State/City/ISP
  • Browsers
  • System Stats
  • Lookup IP Address
  • Download Logs

StatCounter offers a lot which can make it better than Google Analytics. So, if you are looking for a better web traffic analyzer than Google Analytics, then StatCounter would be the best choice.
My Rating–> 5/5

2. HiStats

If talking about the design, this site is the best in my opinion but the lack of different ways of stats makes it a not so better web traffic analyzer. Like Google Analytics, you can get a peek at the stats from the homepage but sadly, as told above, the features are too less. Another plus point is that you can add different types of widgets(which actually gather the stats) in your site. The widgets show the number of page views you have received today, no. of unique visitors and more. Now, let me share the sidebar features offered by HiStats.

  • Summary
  • Users online
  • Daily stats
  • Monthly by day/month
  • Last 120 days
  • Sources Overview
  • Referring Sites
  • Search Engines
  • Browsers / os / lang
  • Geolocation
  • Log Analyzer beta
  • Traffic by Url
  • Traffic by Title
  • Tags/Variables
  • Click count
  • IP exclusion
  • Translate Histats! beta

Even though Histats has got some features which cannot be neglected but it certainly lacks in the no. of features. If you are searching for a better web analyzer, Histats can be a choice but think before you choose.
My rating–> 3/5

3. Sitemeter

This is something you cannot miss. A fast, free Web counter that features custom counters styles. Site Meter creates dynamic 3D charts showing visitors, page views, country maps, etc. On the home, you can see the info on visits and page views and under them are the options to take a peek in the bigger options. The features offered by Sitemeter are:-

  • Summary
  • Who’s On
  • Traffic Prediction
  • Visitors by details
  • Visitors by referrals
  • Visitors by world map
  • Visitors by location
  • Visitors by entry and exit pages
  • Visits of current day
  • Visits of previous 7 days
  • Visits of previous 30 days
  • Visits of previous 12 months
  • Entry pages
  • Exit pages

The features, sadly are too less but the features which are offered are amazing. You have to try this one.
My Rating –>

So, those were the top 3 alternative to Google Analytics. You should try them all. The best one(in my opinion) is StatCounter.
What do you think? Do comment.