A recent site speed and loading time analysis showed that the visitor statistic plugin I was using was taking up too much time to load, slowing down the site speed significantly, so I decided to look for an alternative.
Most recommended, with the most detailed statistics is the Google Analytics. Together with their Webmaster tools this is the a very powerful information gatherer, which you can use to analyze and modify your titles, descriptions and keywords to optimize your SEO.
What do you need to set up Google Analytics
- A google mail account
- Access to your files on the webserver OR (for locally installed wordpress)
- Admin access to a plugin that can insert the Google Analytics code (I use the header & Footer plugin)