February 5, 2011

Checking your blog's visitor stats

You might already know about this, but I thought I would post just in case. I actually had no idea about it until my sister asked me, "Have you checked out your stats?", back when I first started my blog.

The stats feature is wicked cool! Under your Blogger editing page, you will see a tab on the end labeled "Stats".

You can check out the number of pageviews (under the Overview menu)...






Pageviews by countries (map as well as a list of countries)....








Pageviews on specific posts...










And my favorite: Traffic Sources! This is a really cool feature because you can see links referring your site.



Plus, at the bottom of the Traffic Sources page, you can see what key words people are searching for when they find your site (or google items that lead to your site!).




There is one thing you will need to do however, to exclude your own visits to your site.

On the "Overview" page, you will see a little link: "Don't track your own pageviews".

Click on this link...







And then just select "Don't track my pageviews".

And that's it!





All of these features can be analyzed by Now, Day, Week, Month, and Year...so there are a lot of stats to check out.


So, in posting this, I worried about two things:

1. Everyone will be like, "I already know this!
"

2. You didn't already know it--and now I've helped to create a new facet to your blogging addiction!!

In either case, I apologize! But the stats are too fun and informative not to share!

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for the NEW to me info on the blog stats! :) You're right, it will be a new addiction!

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  2. You've added a new facet to my addiction. Hahahaha! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I think it is so cool- I just learned that just a bit ago :)

    I always think it was cool to see where everyone came from who didn't leave a comment :)

    Jennifer

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  4. That is one of my fav blogger tabs...it makes me feel so loved! :)

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  5. I think that's one of my favorite things to do... I am always fascinated by the "audience" tab.. I think it's so cool that people outside of the United States check my blog. L.O.V.E it!

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  6. Thanks for sharing the information about stats. I didn't know about it. I found it very interesting!!

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  7. I didn't know about that tab. Thanks, I live this kind of info.

    Ms m
    www.msk1ell.blogspot.com

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