Deeper Site Statistics?


#1

Hi all,

Ive been using Dreamhost for just over 10 years now, mostly for personal projects and such.

I have been hosting a podcast, and using the Site Stats available in our Panel forever, but as of now, it’s no longer useful to me. Unfortunately, it only lists a certain number of files, and I can’t see when certain episodes have less than 1000 downloads.

This is what happens: http://imgur.com/a/DFDO6

They are listed under NOT LISTED. This doesn’t help give an accurate number of downloads to advertisers, unfortunately.

I contacted support about this, and they suggested I Google search something to get deeper site stats. So, I am turning to you guys.

Does anyone have any recommendations for good tools to view site statistics that work better than the built in dreamhost ones?

Thanks!


#2

What the support person was likely trying to suggest was using “Google Analytics” https://www.google.com/analytics/

an offering by Google. It’s a free product, of course google gets the data also.


#3

Forgive me if I am wrong, but doesn’t Open Web and Googly Analytics both only track websites that have their code embedded in it? IE, the pages themselves.

I am not looking for how many page views a page has, but specifically looking for how many times files are accessed, ie episodes are downloaded.

Ive looked through documentation on both OpenWeb and Google Analytics before, and it seems that it is only for web sites, and not particular files.

If I am wrong, please let me know :slight_smile: