W3Counter

W3Counter is the most powerful traffic counter I found. It tracks almost everything you need to know, like unique visits, search terms, locations of visitors, referrers and more. There is a Live View page showing real time data, such as Online Now, Twitter Mentions.

Twitter Mentions W3Counter

W3Counter offers free and pro accounts. As free account, you can track 1 website and up to 5,000 page views per day.

You need to sign up to use W3Counter service. After sign up, enter information of your website to create the counter:

W3Counter Website Information

Here is your tracking code, paste it on your website.

W3Counter Tracking Code

If you are using WordPress, you can install the plugin of W3Counter. Search Blog Stats by W3Counter plugin and install it.

Blog Stats by W3Counter WordPress Plugin

Go to Settings, find W3Counter, Enter your website ID and W3Counter account information.

W3Counter Configuration

You can now check out your stats report on W3Counter or directly on WordPress Dashboard.

W3Counter Stats

VISIT W3Counter

Mixpanel

Mixpanel is a real-time analytics service that helps improve internet applications by tracking how users interact & engage with them. The key point to make Mixpanel different is that Mixpanel is tracking events(actions) rather than pageviews.

The good news is Mixpanel changed its pricing and made the $50 Basic Plan for FREE.

VISIT Mixpanel

Hummingbird

Hummingbird takes a different approach to web analytics by proving real time web traffic visualization – it allows you to see how visitors are interacting with your website in real time. It refreshes 20 times per seconds. Hummingbird is built on the top of Node.js, a JavaScript web toolkit and uses the MongoDB database system.

Hummingbird lets you see how visitors are interacting with your website in real time.

And by “real time” we don’t mean it refreshes every 5 minutes—WebSockets enable Hummingbird to update 20 times per second.

Hummingbird is built on top of Node.js, a new javascript web toolkit that can handle large amounts of traffic and many concurrent users.

Hummingbird DEMO

DOWNLOAD Hummingbird from GitHub

Trendcounter: Free Real-time Traffic Counter

Trendcounter offers free Real-time traffic counter widgets. It’s similar to RadarURL which shows online visitor number. Trendcounter also has a flag counter separates visitors by country.

Flag Counter

All Counter Widgets are free of charge, adfree and immediately usable without signup. On your Website, Blog or Social Network profile.

With our realtime stats you’ll see who’s online on your Website. They are so much more than simpleOnline Counter! One click on the Widget, and you’ll gain statistics of your visitors in the history.

Get Your Real-time Flag Counter from Trendcounter

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