- Check Your Blog Stats Like Your ATM Balance Pt. 1
- Check Your Blog Stats Like Your ATM Balance Pt 2
Whenever I check my ATM card balance I find out several things that form my spending behavior. Well the same thing happens with our blog stats. As many of you the blog stats available to you on your host can tell you a lot about your current and future blogging activity.
What If You Are Using Blogger or WordPress.com?
Well, I currently use both Blogger and WordPress.com for my FREE hosted blogging. I have never used a service to track statistics on Blogger but I found a service that does it free.
But wait! Did you know that Google owns both Blogger and Google Analytics? Well, they would not leave their blog site without a statistical interface for too long. Here is a tutorial for adding Google Analytics(Which I also use for this self-hosted site) to your Blogger blog.
WordPress.com has a built in blog statistical interface. It is quite good. It will also tell you the posts that get the most attention. Check out the stats on one of my recently neglected sites.This is what you will see directly on your Dashboard on a WordPress.com site. It shows the top posts for the week and also the most active. If you place your cursor on the graph it will show the number of posts for a given day. Since I have not been as active for a few moons there is not a lot of activity. But that will change..
Now see what happens when I click on the Blog Stats Tab on the Administration Panel.
Note that now you can search by Days, Weeks and Months. You can also see what sites have sent you traffic, top posts on your site, search engine traffic, clicks, a summary table, incoming links and how many email subscribers you have. In my case I am using Feedburner.com.
Based on this short look at my stats I have decided to link to this site post in a post on the Rosies Blog Class site. I will also resume posting other tutorials. You know the same would be true if I looked at my ATM balance I would decide that it needed a deposit.
Part 2 will deal my self-hosted stats for my other blogs.