Can you recommend a good alternative to Sitemeter as an adjunct to Google analytics?
I like the tools Sitemeter offers, but lately I've been dissatisfied with it, as it seems to have gotten inaccurate.
I already use the webmaster tools from Google and Bing. What would be a good service to use to supplement the info they provide. Of course, cheap or free is better. Thanks!
What specific info are you looking for that isn't provided using Google Analytics?
If you have an app or web service, MixPanel is awesome. It allows you more easily find out how users use your app, what they do, etc. MixPanel have a free tier.
If you're selling stuff on your site KissMetrics is great, allowing you to map entire customer journeys and conduct detailed profile analyses. They offer a 14 day free trial.
If you're looking for something easier to use than Google Analytics, then try Clicky ($10/month).
What about your web host? They often have stats available, especially on Cpanel. In the past, I've recommended a web site called histats.com. http://www.histats.com/ They are actually very accurate with good information.
Try using the demographics in your actual google analytics to determine what your audience enjoys then look for a company that provides insights and marketing tools in those areas.
Thank you for your answers and input :)
To clarify: The site in question is my profile/resume/portfolio. I want to get info on a per-visit/per-user basis -- the pages looked at, for how long, referral pages, etc. Also useful is the IP address of the visitor. I like(d) Sitemeter because it tracked each user's interaction so I could really get a feel for what they were doing, It also provided info on each visitor's IP (3/4 of it anyway), which I could look up and discover what city they were in at the time. All that is helpful in figuring out who might have an interest in hiring me or which proposals I sent out were well received.
I will follow up on your suggestions, and if you have any more I'd love to hear them. Thanks again to all who responded.