Here’s why I decided to create my own web traffic log analysis tool:
The “detailed statistics” link doesn’t help much, either. It’s also page views, but by directory/page, and without breaking the total down by day/date. Some numbers look terribly wrong to me, too.
Although I did manage to find a perfectly good, free log analysis tool for Windows, it produces too many reports, detailing too much information I don’t want, and no view showing exactly what I did want. Since I’ve done plenty of NCSA log processing in the past, for a couple different websites, the simplest solution seemed to be my favorite part about being a programmer: make my own app.
NCSAnalysis is a simple, free, Java-based web analysis tool that processes log files to produce Excel-formatted reports detailing unique IP (site visitor) traffic on a daily basis:
You can filter out traffic from certain IPs, and from web bots/crawlers. It also lets you track hits to individual resources, such as program installation files, audio files, etc.