One of the new google services is http://www.google.com/analytics/. Just by adding a bit of simple java script to your site, it starts tracking all sorts of statistics. I requested an invitation a few months ago and received my code a few days ago. I guess they’re encountering some startup problems and are also experiencing some pretty heavy demand from people like me.
I installed it into three of my sites (maximum is five) using three profiles:
- This blog
- My publicationssite
- And my mainsite
Now as for traffic. The statistics are much better than what I used to get from nedstat before they renamed themselves to webstat4u and became greedy bastards. I’m doing pretty well. I managed to get a few hundred of visitors on my blog over the weekend. Apparently people are interested in my ubuntu post a few days ago and also my itunes post a few months back remains popular.
Update. The problem indeed fixed itself. Though still unconfirmed it is gathering data anyway for my mainsite.