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    What is the best traffic analyzer for affiliates?
    Hi,
    I have a new affiliate site (2 months old) and we are trying to find a 3rd party company that will do log aggregation and analysis along with giving us traffic insight. We were told Webtrends is good and doesn't cost a lot of money, but I wanted to see if anyone else out there has other solutions.
    Thanks!

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    Take a look through this parent forum: Analytics and Actionable Intelligence - ABestWeb Affiliate Marketing Forum

    Since Google Analytics is free why wouldn't you start there?

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    Google Analytics is a free option, and it works quite well. I would recommend that also. I have had great success with that thus far. I know I am a bit late on this one. What did you end up going with?

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    For awhile, I was using Piwik. Forget who recommended it to me, and it seems to give you a lot of stats.

    Mostly I've just gotten involved with a lot of other stuff non-web related, and have lost track of keeping stats -- but the software is free, open source, and is certainly worth your look.

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    Probably me, Gary. If you want to host your own solution and keep ownership of your data, I still think Piwik is the best free option out there. Here's some brief instructions I wrote on setting up Piwik goals for affiliates: http://kevinwebster.us/2011/01/11/3-...iate-websites/
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    Cool
    So far I like Google Analytics and Pmetrics. Google Analytics has recently added a feature called In-Page Analytics that I have found to be very interesting.

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    Piwik now has the ability to do ecommerce tracking to track orders + items purchased as well as tracking add to cart, items added to the cart, product & category page views.

    This is not automatically enabled, instructions here: piwik.org/docs/ecommerce-analytics/
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    Google Analytics is the ever best option to avail.

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    what about conversion tracking? anyone ever use affiliatereporting.com?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboysfan View Post
    what about conversion tracking? anyone ever use affiliatereporting.com?
    I haven't. Is the claim that they can track from click in, to click out, to sale?
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    i'm not sure how they do it..but they claim they can tell you want keywords are making the sale for you.

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    Ok. just went and had a look. Certainly very do-able in reading through the documentation. Problem for me is, I'm an organic affiliate. A lot of the affiliates they want to target probably got hosed from AdWords already. :P

    What the general affiliate population needs is THIS EXACT software, but for organic clicks.
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    Google analytics is best tool for view number of visiters...

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    As of the moment, there are a lot of options to choose from, all you have to do is to perform a little research using your internet and choose what software suits your needs. There are even some tools that are available for download for their free trial.

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