Free Stuff: Counters

Written by Richard Lowe

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4) The counter companies usually make money by indirect means such as advertising and selling marketing research information. This makes them very vulnerable torepparttar whims of advertisers (andrepparttar 113282 stock market). You could find yourself replacing all of your remotely loaded scripts more often than you would like simply due to company turnover (and quite a few of these companies have gone belly up inrepparttar 113283 year 2001).

There are not that many advantages to using these scripts. In fact,repparttar 113284 only real reason that makes sense is simply that you have no choice because you do not have access torepparttar 113285 server logs. Another reason is if you really want a hit counter displayed on your pages.

If you must use a remotely hosted counter script, be sure and look at them all before settling on one. Why? Sincerepparttar 113286 code is embedded within all of your pages, it can be quite a pain to change later. So takerepparttar 113287 time to find a script which gives you all ofrepparttar 113288 data that you need to manage your site.

Some remotely hosted scripts are listed below.

BeSeen Simple counter with a variety of styles.

Bravenet Web Services The counters come in various sizes and colors, and increment when new visitors come to your web page. When you click on your counter it will take you to several pages of useful statistics.

Extreme Tracking racking/ Very advanced tracking service. You will be able to tell exactly what your visitors are doing if you add this service to your site. Some ofrepparttar 113289 features include: real-time reporting and extensive referrer tracking.

Fast Counter This service from bCentral gives you a simple, fast counter. Nothing fancy, just a variety of styles. Not much reporting capabilities.

FreeStats A very good tracking service with lots of features. With Freestats you will be able to know exactly what your visitors are doing on your web site, how long they've been there and where they came from.

HitBox By farrepparttar 113290 best tracking service onrepparttar 113291 internet. If you want to find out exactly what your visitors are doing, where they came from and how long they stayed, this service is for you. Note: this service does require a bit more setup than most.

HitMatic A good counter with lots of statistics.

SiteMeter Site Meter is a free, fast, and easy way to add a web counter to your web page. Not only does it displayrepparttar 113292 number of visitors to your web site, it also keeps statistics onrepparttar 113293 number of visits each hour and each day.

WebStat Reasonably good statistics package. Easy to install, easy to use.

WebTracker racker/ Implementing a WebTracker on your page lets you count visitors to your page. You gain informative data on what browser they are using,repparttar 113294 operating system they are running, and can even tell if they are a return visitor! Find out what days ofrepparttar 113295 week are hot at your site, and find out what time ofrepparttar 113296 day visitors come to your site. Note: limited to sites with 500 hits per day or less.

Additional Information

Constantly collect and analyze statistics You MUST collect and analyze statistics about your web site to determine what is working and what is not.

Watching Your Visitors If you are a webmaster, then you need to know what your visitors are doing on your web site.

Web Bugs Web bugs are little graphic images inserted into web pages, emails and other web-aware documents to allow companies to gather information about you without your knowledge.

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The Cost of FREE is Not FREE

Written by Patricia Deere Ring

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How much you do really appreciate something FREE? Do you take care of it as well as something you had to buy? Do you value that FREE item as much asrepparttar item that cost you a distinct price? Are you willing to share that FREE gift? Do you show your thanks for that FREE ebook by reading it and using it? Do you delete that FREE ezine without looking through all of it?

FREE is great! I personally love anything FREE, but I have learned that somewhere that FREE item cost someone something. It could have been me, so I want to appreciate it and take care of it. If I download a FREE ebook, I read it. I personally subscribe to a LOT of ezines, but I honestly do try to read through them all.

We live inrepparttar 113281 land ofrepparttar 113282 FREE, but many have paid a high price to keep it that way. Enjoyrepparttar 113283 FREE things you get every day. Remember to send a short thank you for them if possible. Enjoy them! Use them! Share them! FREE is FUN!

Patricia Deere Ring is a freelance writer, craft entrepreneur, and business owner who lives in Tarkington Prairie, Texas with her retired husband. She can be reached by email at or on her web site at

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