Increasingly, bloggers want to know more about their readership status turning to more sophisticated tools than the simple ones that their hosting service provide them with. The mainstream option is (tuh-duh!) Google Analytics, yet another competing and open source choice is available, Piwik.

Piwik is really good and you get a hold of your data (know what I mean?). It works as usual, you copy-paste a script JavaScript on your page of interest and it’s all set and done! Unfortunately (for me and the rest wordpress.com users) you have to install the software on your server,so… no web analytics for me!

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