I recently added Google Analytics to track my blogs usage. Haven't heard of it? Neither did I until Teri of The Infertility Chronicles mentioned it in a post of hers.
I have had it for one month now. It tracks how many visitors you have in a day. How many of these visitors are repeat visitors. Where they came from.
I am not sure if it tracks myself as well or not. It probably does, since I refresh the screen or go to the main page to capture links. That would explain some of the volume.
It is kind of neat to see. I have captured some screenshots to share with you. You can click on any image to enlarge.
This is the main screen.
When I clicked view report for Visitor's Overview this is what came up:
Clicking the word Visits led me to this:
Clicking Map Overlay on the main screen led to this:
See the second tab shaped like a pie there? When I clicked that I got this:
Hopefully, this will give me a chance to reach out to my readers on the best days. I'm posting this on a Saturday which is risky because Saturday is not a very busy day in blogville. I'm taking the risk though.
My only dislike about this is that I always have to try and figure out how to get back to the analytics. It shouldn't be so difficult, but yet, I can never quite figure it out. I usually just search for it.
Install it now and find out who your readers are!
- I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...