Woopra Going Public

Woopra, the real-time Web statistics tracking application, has announced that it will be moving out of the private beta phase very soon. When it moves out of beta, Woopra will be introducing a “freemium” business model, allowing most non-commercial users to use the service for free. However, those free users will be limited to 30,000 pageviews per month (not a big deal for most non-commercial sites, I’m guessing) and will only be able to store 90 days of historical data.

I have to wonder, however, how popular the commercial model will be for Woopra. With so many other groups out there offering free stat tracking for Web sites, with little to no restrictions, will the real-time information and desktop application be enough to get people to pay for Woopra? I suppose only time will tell.

Woopra – Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be

Woopra Promo Screen

A few weeks ago, I read about Woopra over on CN. Intrigued, I decided to give it a try. I registered two accounts (one for work and one for personal use) and signed up all of the sites I manage.

A week or two later, I received notification that my sites had all been approved, and that I could start using Woopra to track them. I got all of the tracking code installed, downloaded the Woopra client to my desktop and started watching the action on my sites.

For a week or so, I was really impressed. The interface is extremely attractive, and has lots of pretty colors. The data it collects seems to be most of what I want from an analytics service.