You guys don’t notice when some of the sites you host grow more and more popular over decades?
I have looked at Google Analytics but it seems like overkill. We just want to share reports about how many people are reading what, what they are looking for and finding or not finding, so we can plan what to add or make more convenient. We’re a non-profit educational site. We’re not selling anything. Ours is a free public service. We don’t buy or sell ads. We just let everyone link to us, which many do.
How about you suggest to your supervisors that Dreamhost offer a one-click sitemeter like the pagemeter we have on our homepage?