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Firestats.com – Best statistics system for WordPress

FirestatsI have been trying many stat counters for my blogs. Hitstats, Statcounter, Google Analytics and Feedburner Stats Pro to name a few. Recently I Stumbled upon Firestats. Since then, I’ve lost my hobby of looking for new stat counters.

FireStats is a web statistics system developed by Omry Yadan. It is an excellent stats plugin for WordPress and other self-hosted systems. Able to show deatiled informations about who’s visited, referrals, search engine terms, countries, browsers and popular pages on your blog. My blog shows the User Statistics (right sidebar, last widget) using Firestats.

Firestats seems to be the most accurate among all the statistics systems available, allowing you to monitor your website traffic in realtime if need be.

The support for Firestats is just amazing !!! Lets see, Ive opened two tickets so far and they were replied by Omry in a few hours. He really deserves a beer! :-D Firestats is free to use for non-commercial use and 25$ for commercial use.

Moving on to the feature list here is the extract from their site.

Features

  • FireStats protect the privacy of your users, unlike services like Google analytics.
  • Basic hit statistics (hits ever, in last 24 days etc)
  • Recent popular pages
  • Recent referrers
  • Browser and OS trees, grouped by what matters
  • IP to country – know where your visitors are surfing from
  • Search engine keywords
  • A detailed list of recent hits
  • Excluding unwanted hits from the database
    • By IP address
    • By user-agent (to be used to filter bots)
  • Ajax UI, no need to reload the whole page – just press the ‘refresh statistics’ button to get the latest data.
  • Designed to work on all browsers. (Tested on Firefox, Explorer, Opera etc)
  • Internationalization ready (Translating to additional languages is easy)
  • Can monitor multiple sites on the same server
  • Compacts old data to improve performance and reduce used storage

WordPress specific features

  • Exclude hits by Logged in user (to be used mostly to filter blog administrator(s))
  • Can add flag, OS and browser icons to comments
  • Can add statistics to the blog footer
  • Widgets
    • Statistics widget (used on this blog)
    • Popular posts widget (NEW)
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Firestats.com – Best statistics system for WordPress
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  • Tal Galili

    I agree with every word. FireStats if THE best website statistics software on the bloc.
    And Omry is very kind with ticket replies.

    Cheers for the review,
    Tal.

  • Hi Alfred,
    True to your word indeed :), thanks for the review.

  • wish I could add the firestats logo under my widget but there is some css problem :(

  • web statistics

    i’m using idlogger (http://www.idlogger.com) for web statistics, it’s very powerfull and affordable.

  • Lebanese Music

    Hi there…Man i just love your blog, keep the cool posts comin..holy Thursday

  • Matthew

    Great post and great blog.

  • Mike

    I totally agree. Firestats is awesome.

    But how do you get the stats on your sidebar? My theme doesn’t support widgets and I have no idea what the code is to get the stats.

    How would I go about finding out what the code is to get individual stats?

    P.S. I really like your blog! Mind if I add you to my blogroll?

  • Hey Mike,
    You can open a ticket on firestats.cc
    Omry (the guy behind firestats) replies to tickets made for support. I remember him sending me some php code for it, but unfortunately dont have it with me now.

    Btw I really liked your blogs design, really nice.

    Sure you can add me to your blogroll, just letting you knw, tht this blog moved to techieportal.com so u may want to link and read that one.

  • Josh

    Firestats is awesome :!:

  • chris

    hey, i love firestats too!

    so much in fact i was wondering if it is possible to add the old stats from the former wordpress which had this as a plugin too. i reinstalled wordpress and reinstalled firestats but it doest contain all the old stats from the past year… dang….

    anyone who can help me with this deserves a beer :)

  • the stats in firestats in stored in the mysql database so if you still have the old database it is possible to get the data back to your new installation.

    for more help regarding the same, i recommend your contact Omry at firestats support, hes always kind enough to answer questions..

  • Ian

    I’ve seen this on a lot of blogs. I must have a better look at it.

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