No WordPress owner gets up in the morning to have a failure of a website. We all want to be successful bloggers and portal owners. But if you are not tracking your site’s statistics and doing some serious analysis to find ways to improve your content, navigation, and design, you are doing your website injustice. WP SlimStat is an awesome analytics plugin for WordPress that keeps track of hits and traffic on your website (keeping your information private only to you and your company employees).
Those of you who have played with Google Analytics in the past probably know what to expect from this software package. It provides you with live tracking of people visiting your website. It also shows you browser, country, and platform used by your visitors.
WP SlimStat provides you with the kind of data you need to be looking at to figure out which of your articles are in demand and what are some of the things you could be doing to improve your site and enhance your traffic. Your dashboard has multiple tabs specifically for tracking your visitors, traffic sources, content, and much more.
I do encourage you to keep a close eye on this plugin and the way it consumes resources in your hosting environment. Since you are storing your data locally, you could store a ton of data and run out of space (depending on how limited your web hosting service is). This plugin should work fine for small sites but if you use it for a large blog network, things could be more complicated.