StatCounter, a provider of free Web traffic analysis, has upgraded its site with a number of new features.
"Our goal remains to offer the most user-friendly Web site traffic analysis to all our members, ranging from companies, organizations and webmasters to bloggers and individuals," commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO of StatCounter. "The changes have been made in response to feedback and suggestions received."
He said that the company was keen to retain the look and feel of the original site and operated in public beta mode for more than nine months to allow members plenty of time to evaluate and comment on the changes. "The feedback has been great, and we really appreciate all the help and ideas we have received from our members."
Among the new features, StatCounter has made it more intuitive for new members to sign up and check that they are properly installed. New features also include a date range comparison, allowing members to compare and contrast stats for different periods. For users who manage a number of Web sites, it’s also now possible to organize them into user defined groups. The new site now also includes hourly stats, allowing members to watch hour-by-hour traffic trends.
Founded in 1999 StatCounter allows users to monitor the number of hits to their Web sites, the geographical location of visitors, the pages visitors view, key search words used to find the sites, where the visitor went, and other features. Its free service is aimed at Web sites with up to 250,000 pageloads per month and offers lifetime summary stats for unique and returning visits and pageloads with detailed analysis of the most recent 500 pageloads. Upgrades start from $5 per month.