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Log Anaylser - any recommendation?

I'm looking for a good log analyser for our domain site logs and was wondering if anyone here can recommend one. Requirements would be:
- primarily want to track google adwords referrals (volume is low enough I'd like to see what individual sessions did on the site)
- can read zipped IIS logs
- no need for amazing aggregated stats (not a high volume site, just our business domain)

Currently have been using WebLog Expert Lite which has the advantage of being entirely free, but won't do any individual session-tracking and won't show me adwords clickthroughs (identified w/ querystring param)


Colm Larkin
Friday, July 16, 2004

Check out 'awstats'.

Found it quite useful.

Friday, July 16, 2004

I knocked my own one up in perl pretty easily once in an afternoon. You shouldn't have too much difficulty making your own in most languages.

Matthew Lock
Friday, July 16, 2004

AWStats: well it's certainly full featured enough - currently DL'ing and setting up. As is often the case with open source, its a bit hard to setup .. currently trawling through looking for the free Perl interpreter :)

Thanks for the link though

Colm Larkin
Friday, July 16, 2004

It's not that much of a pain though. Also once you have to configured, check out the add-ons. The one I found interesting and useful was to track the country of the visitor. I needed that information for a customer of ours. You will have to download the perl modules for them, though. But the documentation should step you through it.

Good luck.

Friday, July 16, 2004

For others' info, the windows Perl interpreter I got (free) from is in a package called ActivePerl. Installed no problem.

Now to wrestle w/ the command line for AWstats :)
I'll have a look at add-ons once I've tortured some results from this.

Colm Larkin
Friday, July 16, 2004

Analog does the job.

Simon Lucy
Friday, July 16, 2004

Web Trends has proven useful to me.

Friday, July 16, 2004

just my 2 cents...

awstats took too long to crack/understand/setup.
there's an iis log analyzer tool from ms that supports *tons* of log formats. can query using sql like queries and esp for low volume sites it rocks.

forget the exac name. googles ur friend.

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Friday, July 16, 2004

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Li-fan Chen
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