IIS Web Statistics PackageRSS

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Last post Jul 27, 2005 02:59 PM by Morritt

  • IIS Web Statistics Package

    Mar 22, 2005 03:02 PM|oddible|LINK

    I'm looking for some feedback about the various packages for providing marketing organization units with a view of website statistics. I've tried WebTrends, Urchin, SurfStats, SmarterStats, among others. Each of these have strengths and weaknesses. One of my major criteria is that I use several data driven web apps and therefore a LOT of my site visits all tag the same exact page but with different arguments (default.aspx). Does anyone else out there use SharePoint / DotNetNuke / DotText / CommunityServer and what do you use for site statistics? Does MS provide a package for this? The Log Analyser is a not exactly a friendly user interface for our marketing types. Any other ideas? Thanks.
  • Re: IIS Web Statistics Package

    Mar 22, 2005 03:13 PM|j_gaylord|LINK

    Microsoft does provide a "package" for statistics. However, it's not very cut and dry. It's called Commerce Server and is usually used for commerce applications hosted internally. But, there are others out there besides the other costly ones you've mentioned. Visit my article at http://aspalliance.com/652. Choose Category 11. The top 2 are decent website statistics tools. The issue with logging tools on sites with dynamic data is that the tools tend to misrepresent the pages clicked. You have to tailor it to tell it not to count an image on an .aspx page for instance or the admin site in .Text (now called CommunityServer).
    Jason N. Gaylord
    ASPInsider and Microsoft MVP
    http://jasongaylord.com
  • Re: IIS Web Statistics Package

    Mar 23, 2005 01:38 AM|qbernard|LINK

    I have client use livestats by deepmetrix, fancy charts, diagrams etc. For sysadmin, MS log parser is cool tiny tool which allow you to parse and query huge log file in split seconds.
    Cheers,
    Bernard Cheah
  • Re: IIS Web Statistics Package

    Mar 31, 2005 11:24 PM|JoshWithrow|LINK

    I have AWStats setup on IIS...  works beautifully, and it's free.

    http://awstats.sourceforge.net

    And...  here's a sample for a website I developed and am hosting...  http://www.talbotvideo.com/stats/ and http://www.JimCamarata.net/stats/ ;)  Great stuff.  Updated daily via a Scheduled task, and all I have to do is add a conf file everytime a website is added.  Total beauty.
    Josh Withrow
  • Re: IIS Web Statistics Package

    Jul 22, 2005 02:20 AM|Morritt|LINK

    yeah AWStats is neat, i just wish it would update from the last logfile present on the server, that way you dont have to run it daily, i dont [yet] have access to add a scheduled task :( gaps in data are annoying. if you miss a day then you have to go back and edit the config
  • Re: IIS Web Statistics Package

    Jul 26, 2005 04:32 PM|JoshWithrow|LINK

    Why don't you just leave the conf file set to parse all log files?  Yeah, it takes longer, but at least you wouldn't have that problem.
    Josh Withrow
  • Re: IIS Web Statistics Package

    Jul 26, 2005 04:48 PM|Morritt|LINK

    'cos I didnt look into it that much, i asked one of the perl guys at work and he never mentioned it could do that, on a professional level i think perl is great, and very powerful, but on a personal level i can't see the need for all those tilde's and slashes.
  • Re: IIS Web Statistics Package

    Jul 26, 2005 06:49 PM|JoshWithrow|LINK

    in your awstats.conf file you just set log files to be piped thru logresolvemerg.pl (or one of those like that) and it parses all the log files in that folder.  It's truly easy enough.  Here's a sample logfile line from my conf file:

    LogFile="C:\Perl\bin\perl.exe C:\Inetpub\!stats\tools\logresolvemerge.pl C:\Inetpub\!stats\log-src\joshandbrandi.com\W3SVC302456186\*.log |"

    Josh Withrow
  • Re: IIS Web Statistics Package

    Jul 27, 2005 02:59 PM|Morritt|LINK

    thanks, i'll give that one a try! been wondering how to do that for ages