I've noticed over the last few days that sitemeter is not providing real time site visitation statistics - this is important to me - I'd like to see if people are visiting the 30s and 40s personal finance carnival. I noticed on some days that the meter had no visitors the entire day and would update to a possibly more accurate amount, the following day. It's quite mysterious.
Do I need to pay more money to have real time statistics? It's a bit frustrating.
What do other bloggers use for their efforts? It seems like sitemeter is the most popular meter out there.