The following softwares are also recommended for web analytics (or analyzing traffic to your website)
1) Index Tools (acquired by Yahoo in April , thats 2 months ago) and now reportedly free .It is considered comparable in most features to Omniture , the market leader (see below)
The leading professional web analytics software. The only caveat is the premium cost.
3) Get Clicky
4) Sitemeter (Small , useful for counting traffics, not useful for graphics rich sites)
5) Microsoft’s Answer (Adcentre -Analytics)
So here are 5 alternative ways to Google Analytics and thus have more , better control over your data.
The actual software used should be dependent on
anticipated traffic and
subject matter domain of website.