I used to use various stat programs such as AWStats, Webalizer, etc but they were just overkill for what I needed. They also weren’t very nice to look at though the data was comprehensive. Eventually a program called ShortStat came out and I switched to that. It gave me the basic information I needed without all the fluff and was in a easy to read/use format.
Well the successor, Mint, came out recently and I went ahead and bought it. My site gets little traffic (100 hits a week or so) so the $30 price tag was a bit high for me. On the other hand I was tempted many times to make a donation for ShortStat so I think of it as a split purchase. Either way I’m very happy with the results. It has everything I liked about ShortStat with addition of so much more. By much more I don’t mean as much as AWStats, etc though you can practically make it that much if you want to using Pepper add-ons. More about those later.
The next thing I like are the search displays. I get an easy view of what searches are leading to my site and what searches people perform at my site. The latter is a very nice addition and is split into common and most recent as is the other. A plus is that it works with Wordpress without doing any changes to Wordpress. I just entered a ‘/’ and ’s' in the Pepper config and off it went.
And then there are the Pepper add-ons. Right now I only have one installed which is outclicks. This tracks what links people are clicking on to leave my site. I plan on installing the error tracker one in the near future as error pages was originally why I ran the larger stat programs. With the addition of that I think I will have pretty much everything I want and no more. I can disable modules at will if I please so I only have what I want.
Overall I say this product was worth every cent and I use it many times a day. If you are looking for a simple stats program that gives you what you want and only what you want then give it a try. Below is a screenshot of part of my set-up. The thumbnail links to a full-sized image which is rather large (1234x822 180k).