Recently i have been asked how do i keep an eye on how my website performs without paying for any extra services.
Well the answer is easy, Google Analytics!
Google analytics is completley free to use and lets you keep an eye on exactly how many visitors and visitors you receive aswel as their geographical location. Its a good way to see exactly how people reach your site and the most popular pages, so that way you know exactly how to best promote parts of your website to best effect!
A good feature of the software is to add filters and exclude the IP address(s) where you are accessing the website from, if not then the results could be wrong, especially if you keep searching through your own website.