Analyzing your web site traffic can help you understand where your visitors come from and how they reach your site. There are two kinds of traffic tracking tools, one by embedding a tracking counter into your web pages, the other by analyzing your web log files.
The most commonly used website statistics tools by web server log files:
The most commonly used website statistics tools by tracking counters:
The above tools are free. In most cases, your web hosting company offers such website statistics tool for free. Other traffic tracking include: