They say the 3rd time's the charm - and it looks like that's just about right for the Philadelphia StartupWeekend. While some weekends end with a bunch of mock-ups, slide decks and just a handful of working demos, that wasn't the case for Philly this time around. Demos and deployed sites were the rule, with almost 20 different pitches making it to Sunday afternoon.
In order for a website to have any impact on the web, it has to be seen. Knowing how many people have visited the site and if it's effective enough to keep them coming back again and again is key. The world wide web is a densely populated jungle of competitors fighting for the consumer's attention, and in order to stay ahead of the pack, it's good to know the facts.