In January, not long after starting this here blog, I added the basic (read free) SiteMeter. I've always liked how the reports were set up. Easy to access, easy to scan fairly quickly to get some basic info if you wanted to.
Over the weekend, they revamped the site and "migrated" all of their accounts to a new site with a new setup. The new site was up and running this morning.
First off, it may be a little wonky because they're still getting things up and running, so I'll forgive the fact that for the moment, it tries to load my page and then defaults to their home page. The only way for me to get my stats right now is to hit the STOP LOADING button before it redirects. Like I said, probably a temporary issue.
And there's one really good thing about the new SiteMeter. I've whined before that I couldn't get Unique Visits as a stat and now I can. Having said that, the unique visits feature may be the only thing I like better.
This is what I used to see first when I clicked on the site. Pretty clear and easy to absorb.
If I wanted, I could get the details of a particular visit. (This one chops off the part with the visitor's IP and location and such, but it would have showed just as clearly as the part you're seeing.)
This is what I get now for an overview of visitors. Click on it to see its real size (which is pretty damned close to what you're looking at). I don't know about you but I can't read it. And if you do the old apple+ + to magnify, it magnifies the page, but not this part.
If you click on a particular strip to get a detailed look at one visit, you get this. Once again, not real readable.
This is what I get as an entry page. Again with the hard to make any sense of it (other than the bar graph, which is ok).
I was actually thinking about switching to the paid version of SiteMeter, but if this is what I'd be getting...plus some other stats I couldn't read, I'll be rethinking that whole concept.
Anybody else have this? Any reason to tell me I'm wrong in my opinion of it?
Update 8:56pm: It's back to the good old site. Hah!