Google Analytics vs. Webalizer

We're working on a website makeover and dealing with an unfortunate client who is running only webalizer for web stats. Webalizer doesn't discriminate between people and robots (spidering programs), so we're looking over their web stats, trying to find out what's popular and what's not.

Without Google Analytics or some other statistics gathering tool that doesn't show robots, it's hard to know what's hot and what's not. In general, you don't care how many robots hit a page. With the webalizer data, you can still make out what's popular, but all the data needs to be taken with a grain of salt. For most sites, the visits by robots vastlty outnumber the visits by humans, so counting the robovisits can dilute and skew your stats.

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