For the first two decades of the web, the vast majority of those performing web marketing tasks used visitor analytics tools (from log files and hit counters all the way up to today’s full-featured visitor analytics tools) to do their jobs. We’d look at how many visits came in, where they were coming from, and what pages they saw, and that was enough.
But, web marketing has evolved. It’s become far more complex and competitive. And in 2013, visitor analytics alone doesn’t cut it.