Just been trying out a new Desktop Statistical package to measure hits and a plethora of other info on your website’s performance. Its good!
Woopra is a fairly new program/service and its still in beta. Signing up on their website is free but unfortunately it took weeks (yes weeks!) to get my website approved for analysis and I ended up having to email support a couple of times to remind them I was still waiting!
When your site is approved you can access the code required from the Members section and paste it into the footer of whichever pages you’d like tracked. This aspect of the services is similar to Google Analytics or Statcounter. You then download the desktop client and login to see your stats. Heres a screenshot:
After about a week of stat-gathering I had enough info on my main site and blog to show off Woopra’s features & capabilities. It gives the usual statistical breakdown including:
- Visits & Hits
- Top Pages
- Bounce Rates
- Operating Systems & Browsers
- Screen Resolutions
- Search Keywords & Phrases
However, the thing that makes this program interesting is the fact that it has a ‘Live’ button which when clicked allows you to see people who are actually on your site right at that instant. You can tell:
- Who they are
- Where they are
- What page they’re on
- Their operating system and their browser!!
Apparently you can also initiate a chat with them but I havn’t been able to get this to work yet apart from talking to myself and theres a serious delay with that!
The program is very nicely laid out and attractive and has a ticker tape running across the bottom of the screen ala sky news or stock prices showing your site’s trends, eg – page visits up 20% etc… You can also add more than one site and export your data.