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Posted 12 July 2005 - 03:31 PM
Posted 12 July 2005 - 04:44 PM
Moved your thread to the logs and tracking section of the forum, where you should get more responses.
Posted 12 July 2005 - 05:02 PM
Posted 12 July 2005 - 05:14 PM
I use Urchin and love it. It's especially good for e-commerce sites if you activate their Urchin Tracking Module (UTM) and E-Commerce/Revenue Source modules.
The basic visitor data is pretty cool, in that it breaks down First Time Uniques and Return Uniques, etc, etc. But the part I love the most is where you can see which search engines and which search terms are bringing you revenue. That one little thing has helped me to better target some terms that I would have never thought of, and they're search terms that convert very, very well.
Posted 12 July 2005 - 07:38 PM
I actually use Urchin 5.7.
Urchin 6 is an "on-demand" service running on their servers and processed by them. I was able to add Urchin 5.7 onto my hosting account for a one-time $10 setup fee. The 5.7 version is software sold to my hosting company that's run on their servers. 5.7 is the latest in the 5 series.
I don't know how 6.0 works, but with 5.7 I don't use any special tags in my code, since it's handled by my server, since 6.0 is an on-demand service, is it like VisitorVille where one would have to insert some code onto every page?
It's not nearly as beautiful as 6.0, but for a one-time $10 fee compared to $199/month, I'm willing to save thousands of dollars/year for a 0.3 version difference.
If your hosting company has something similar, you may want to consider something like that.
One thing I don't care for is I have to log in to see my stats. <_<
Posted 13 July 2005 - 07:06 AM
Not quite a one time charge to have it installed, but close. The colo I get my servers through will sell me a 100 domain license for Urchin 5.x for a whopping $1 per month.
Can't beat that price with a stick! Especially for such an excellent bit of kit.
Posted 13 July 2005 - 08:31 AM
I don't like heavy pages - I'm not sure if the trade-off is worth it or not. We'll see.
Posted 13 July 2005 - 09:41 AM
I don't know if any of you guys use this or have heard of it, but I currently use Deep Metrix's Livestats, which is ok for what I use it for, but I would like to use something that is a little more hand in hand with my marketing campaigns. I also like the fact that you can compare two arbitrary date ranges with Urchin, because you can only see the stats for one date range with Livestats (comparing two date ranges can get a little irritating with that program). Livestats is the program used by my hosting company.
Another question, is the prettiness of the interface the only major difference between Urchin 6 and Urchin 5.x? Or is there a major difference in functionality as well?
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Posted 14 July 2005 - 09:39 AM
But that small amount of code will then load a 20K script from the Urchin server.
So it's already in it's own file and then you just use an include.
So it's not like it's 20K/page-view that's coming from your bandwidth, but it will still slow down your visitors that much more.
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