StatCounter in WordPress: Tracking the Crowd
StatCounter.com has been around for years and years and is one of the best free web tools out there. They have been delivering concise and extensive statistics to users since 1999. The company was founded by Aodhan Cullen, who was named the Businessweek Young European Entrepreneur of the Year in 2007.
The Official StatCounter Wordpress Plugin brings you all the powerful StatCounter features to your WordPress blog. This is a great way to keep track of your visitors to your self hosted blog and utilises all the great drilling down tools that StatCounter.com has consistently provided over the years.
The scope of the latest version of StatCounter is greater than the range of tools and statistics provided in the WordPress ‘Jetpack’ stats plugin. Both installations will work side by side and are a great compliment to each other, with ‘Jetpack’ giving a good snapshot of activity in its easy to read, graphical analysis and ‘StatCounter’ giving the hardcore SEO facts and figures.
Installing this plugin is easier to do than trying to explain how to do it. It is a fairly painless process and everything appears to do what it says in the installation walk through.
My installation notes:
In your WordPress dashboard click on ‘Plugins’ then search for new plugins. Type in ‘statcounter’ and ‘StatCounter - Free Real Time Visitor Stats’ should be the first listed. Download, install then activate the plugin. In the left hand navigation bar of your WordPress dashboard click on ‘statcounter admin’. To activate the StatCounter service for your WordPress site all you have to do is sign up with StatCounter or add a new project to your existing account.Continued on the next page