Another free analytics package that’s caught my eye is Woopra. It has a similar functionality to Google Analytics, but the main difference is that Woopra can monitor visitors in real-time, while Google Analytics tends to have a lag time of several hours when tracking visitor data. Woopra can even let you chat with visitors as they visit your site, which I admit is a little creepy (though a really cool idea nonetheless).
A quick Google search will no doubt uncover a multitude of free (as in freedom) and “free” (as in “there’s a catch”) analytics solutions. In my experience, Google Analytics does the trick just fine with minimal effort. Stay tuned for more cool stuff to do with Google Analytics in future posts.