I’ve been engrossed in the topic of web measurement the past couple weeks, with a two-part series here at MediaShift. In the first part, I wondered why the web, which is supposed to be the most measurable medium ever (putting TV and radio audience measurement to shame), is still so inconsistent with so few standards in place. If you write a blog or run a website, what web traffic numbers do you trust? Your own server logs, or web analytics firms such as WebTrends or Omniture, or Alexa or HitWise? Or do you feel that Nielsen and comScore do a decent job of gauging traffic? How do you think web measurement could be improved? Share your thoughts in the comments below and I’ll run the best ones in a future Your Take Roundup.
What services do you trust for measuring web traffic to your site?
By Mark Glaser
July 30, 2007
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