Well, the word "StatCounter" will tell you for sure more...and if not...then it's worth to continue to read here. Cullen is actually the founder of StatCounter, an online service for tracking website-visitors.
A month ago I received a mail from StatCounter (as also all other StatCounter account owners), asking to vote for Cullen, as he had been nominated for BusinessWeek's "Young Entrepreneur Award". It seems as if my vote has helped :) , since today I received the mail that he actually won. And his story is really impressing...When he was only 12 years old, he started his first business and with 16 years he launched the Dublin-based StatCounter. If you want to read more about that...continue here.
What is StatCounter?
I'm not going now to describe all of StatCounter's features, but only some which I find most interesting use.
A free yet reliable invisible web tracker, highly configurable hit counter and real-time detailed web stats. Insert a simple piece of our code on your web page or blog and you will be able to analyse and monitor all the visitors to your website in real-time!
Free, Fast, Responsive, Quick loading and Reliable Service. (Why is it free?)
Invisible Tracking - no ads on your website.
Accurate real-time website statistics with detailed visitor tracking and analysis.Taken from StatCounter website
Recent Visitor Map
This is actually the feature which led me to the decision to use StatCounter instead of Google Analytics. Analytics has very nice features, specially after the last huge update, they have added a lot of nice flash pieces showing very detailed statistics etc...However the problem there is that they allow only to filter out specific host-names or ip-addresses / ip-ranges. But if you're only a normal, little user behind your computer, writing useless posts to your blog and you don't have a static ip-address, but a dynamic one, which is assigned to you automatically by our ISP...then this feature doesn't help much. For a company with their own server with static ip etc...it may be great, however.
As I said, I just listed my top 3 features, which I use most or find most useful. However there is a bunch of other features, which I just directly list below: