5 Easy To Use Analytics Packages – Mostly Free Too

Analytics are one item that every site owner should be looking into to find out where traffic is coming from and how users are interacting with the site.  However, analytics can sometimes be to much to consume with to much information or a cluttered interface.

Fortunately there are many analytics packages available that make reading and understanding your site’s stats pretty simple.  You shouldn’t need to be a geek to just pick out the basics.

Here are 5 analytics packages that are easy to understand and mostly free.

Clicky – Free to $20/month



Great user interface with graphs, bar charts and color coded %s to make understanding the information quick and visual.

Clicky also integrates Twiter and FeedBurner stats to monitor the growth of those services.

Performancing Metrics Rises From The Dead

I’m constantly looking for a nice, quick and easy blog stats. Google Analytics is a great program, but it’s a bit complex for my daily checks. I’ve tried quite a few and recently Performancing Metrics came back online. It’s not really a new service, but it is a great step forward.

Performancing Logo

Performancing Metrics now uses Clicky stats as its core. It wasn’t built from the ground up, but rather re-branded. I’m not sure what it offers as unique, but regardless, it’s still a nice stats program with the promises of unique features yet to come.

So what makes Performancing Metrics different? Well it’s more about what is happening now then rather aggregating data. It’s great for seeing what’s happening today, but not great for finding out what happened over the past month.