STATISTICS (and page reads counter) is easily enabled in Configuration
set names utf8; select node.nid,node_counter.nid,node.title,node_counter.totalcount from johnpfe5_physics.node left join johnpfe5_physics.node_counter on node.nid = node_counter.nid;
Note: Doesn't seem to increment node_counter if the story was imported using node_export
Prerequisite: a http://google.com/analytics user and the "unique id" (UA-xxxxxxx-x)
Download "google analytics" module from Drupal.org (download -> modules -> search analytics)
http://drupal.org/project/google_analytics (was http://drupal.org/node/37694)
tar -xzvf google_analytics-6.x-2.2.tar.gz (-xz means un gzip and extract from tar) (or double click it from a GUI that has archive opening software)
Extract it to a folder...
FTP into my webhosting cd to the root directory of the Drupal folder cd /drupal-root/sites/all upload the google_analytics folder (end result will be /drupal-root/sites/all/google_analytics)
Enable the google analytics module by clicking the checkbox and the Save Configuration button Administer -> Site Building -> Modules (or http://website/admin/build/modules/list)
Configure the google analytics module (add the UA-xxxxxxx ID from google)
Administer -> Site Configuration -> Google Analytics
Also, you may want to limit the roles tracked to Anonymous or only some registered users... you probably don't want to count how many times you (or your admin) logged on to do work...
So choose to add tracking for the roles you desire BUT definitely choose to Add Segmentation
Download then upload the extracted... http://drupal.org/project/xmlsitemap
Enable via Administer -> Site Building -> Modules (or http://website/admin/build/modules/list)
Update your robot.txt file: Sitemap: http://www.example.com/sitemap.xml
Run "update.php" and "run cron" (manually even!) to ensure that your Drupal content is updated.
enable the core module for statistics (with the checkbox SAVE) admin/build/modules
then enable access log settings admin/reports/settings
Anonymous user permission to see log/access info...
/admin/user/permissions statistics module access statistics view post access counter
Now you'll see how much each post is read (but not on the main page?)
You can improve the way statistics works with the above module. (which also requires browscap http://drupal.org/project/browscap)
admin/reports/settings/advanced Now you can ensure you're not counting the ADMIN user's hits.
google analytics custom php block to drupal
Add Block (description = GoogleAnalytics)
Paste into the Block Body
Dropdown = format = php