|TOP FREE WEBSITE TOOLS TO MONITOR YOUR SITE'S ANALYTICS|
|Author: Patty Molloy|
Those managing a business website generally use at least one web service to monitor web traffic.
To help you in your analysis, here are 10 top-notch, free, and simple web tools to help you learn more about your website or monitor the competition.
Clicky - Clicky has a real-time tracking and monitoring feature, called Spy. Besides Spy, there’s a host of other analytics data you can look at such as user Actions – which records click data from your users and Visitors – providing you user data.
Website Grader - Generates a complete report of SEO for your website, with many factors analyzed. A really excellent tool.
Alexa - Alexa is the most popular traffic ranking service today. It tracks traffic statistics of websites and provides a numerical rank based on the data that they collect.
Site Explorer - Site explorer allows you to inspect certain aspects of a URL. The "Inlinks" feature shows you details about web pages that link back to the particular URL you are exploring. Site Explorer gives you some insights on how popular a website is based on how many web pages are linking to it.
Popuri - a tool that can help determine how popular a URL is based on web services and statistics such as Alexa, Technorati, Delicious bookmarks, number of subscribers, and more. This site even gives you the option to post widget on your site to display your popularity.
Quarkbase - Quarkbase is a comprehensive web tool that presents a myriad of information about a website. Quarkbase has a "Social Popularity" tab that shows you information about a website’s popularity among social media sites like Digg, Stumbleupon, and Delicious.
Stat Brain - Statbrain uses different resources on the web combined with mathematical and statistical methods to estimate how many visits a website has.
Cube Stat - Another simple web tool that provides you with a host of information about a website’s popularity daily page views. What’s unique about Cubestat is that it estimates a website’s monetary value (in U.S. dollars) – the more expensive the website is, the more popular it is.
dn Scoop - dnScoop attempts to estimate the value of a website based on factors such as links pointing to the domain, popularity of the domain, page rank, traffic, and more.
Website Outlook - WebsiteOutlook allows you to determine a website’s popularity based on its estimated value, daily page views, and revenue. Also this site determines the estimated value of the website.