Are you a Web Analytics Junkie?

Chances are you are – if you own and operate a website of any type. Studying site stats (or analytics) is something of a nerd pastime, and I’m fully guilty of participating in it. It’s interesting to see where visitors come from.

I’m humbled by the fact that the PCW have a large following in the U.S, Canada, Europe and Australia. It’s a little sparser for the PCW in Asia and Africa, but there are readers who do hail from those regions.

For all my site stats, I use Clicky. It’s free, very easy to install, and provides a lot of interesting metrics that site stat junkies can fixate upon. Do you have another pick? Sound off in the comments below.

About the author

Krishna Sadasivam creates custom comics and illustrations for organizations, magazines and companies. A champion of comics advocacy, Krishna speaks, blogs, and writes articles on illustration and sequential arts techniques and the importance of the comics medium in both education and brand awareness. His clients have included Microsoft, Mashable, Other World Computing and EE Times. His work has been featured on many notable websites, including TechCrunch, Gizmodo and CNET. His portfolio can be found at

  • Jason

    I use Google Analytics on my site. They bought out Urchin a year or so ago so you can really get some amazing statistics with your traffic. It even works well and doesn’t have issues with WordPress, Gallery or any combination of the two as far as tracking dynamic content metrics.

  • gu

    i loved today strip as i’m one of the party ;)
    to me, i use awstats, and i like it. give it a shot!

  • eddie

    how true that is, the comic is right on. ummmm i use the godaddy tool that comes with the hosting. (yeah i said godaddy…) peace.


  • krishna

    Thanks for the feedback, guys – Jason – I’ll look further into Google Analytics. Gu, eddie – thanks for the kudos! :)

  • Michelle

    OMG. I’m a nerd?! I look at my stats every, single day. I use my Host’s stats. Sometimes I think the stats lie. For instance, why will there be “adult” websites linking to my site? It makes no sense. I wonder about that.

  • mashnut

    Thank goodness I thought it was just me. I scared one of my good friends last night by presenting him with the details of his latest hit to my page. if only for the world map that shows where the hits have come from.

  • Kevin Rubin

    Do I have to comment, or did you know i was here?