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Open Source Web Analytics Framework

The Open Web Analytics (OWA) is an open source web analytics framework. It provides a generic set of PHP and HTTP APIs that application developers can use to integrate web analytics into any application. The OWA framework also comes with built-in support for popular web applications such as Wordpress and MediaWiki. As a generic web analytics framework, OWA can be extended to track and analyze any web application. To download the latest releases of OWA, click here.

Open Source Web Analytics Software

Tracking/Reporting Features
  • Track Page views, visits, and unique visitors over time
  • Track unique, new, repeat visitors over time
  • Multiple Web Site Support – track any number of web sites and view statistics in aggregate or by site
  • Click-streams – view the actual click-stream of each visitor
  • Click Tracking – Track where exactly on a web page users are clicking and view clicks by browser type
  • Click Heat Maps – view a heat map of where users are clicking on your web pages
  • Google Maps – map your visitors on Google Maps
  • Google Earth (KML) – view your visitors in Google Earth via a KML file export
  • RSS/ATOM subscription tracking – track unique feed readers, reader types, and feed requests
  • Visitor Aging – understand the age of your repeat visitors.
  • Canned and Custom Time Periods – generate reports using pre-defined reporting periods or custom date ranges
  • Refering Page Analysis – View the title, anchor text, and surrounding text of inbound links from refering web pages
  • View visits by user agent
  • Track entry and exit pages
  • Track pages by custom page types
WordPress Specific Analytics Features
  • Track visitors by WordPress user name or e-mail address they use in comments.
  • Track all Wordpress Page Types (Posts, Pages, Authors, Archives, Categories, etc.)
  • Track the number of comments made by visit
  • Reporting accessable via Admin Dashboard
  • Track subscribers to RSS/Atom feeds
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