(Psssst… See the new Facebook “Like” button at the bottom of this post? Hint hint)
Hey, everybody! It’s Monday again- time to share your life, and your blog! First up, a Blogging Tip!
For today’s tip, I figured I’d talk about Stat Trackers. I’ve been using Google Analytics for a long time, and I’ve always been happy with it. There is a depth of statistics information you can get there, especially in the advanced options.
The most important numbers to look at are:
- Unique Visits
- Page Views
- Referring Link
- Bounce Rate (percentage of single page visits)
It doesn’t help to be obsessed with yourt stats (especially if you moved from Blogger to WordPress, lost all your Google Juice, and have at least half the traffic you use to. *sigh*) – And yes, I really need to read Kelby’s Book! However, you need to at least be aware of who is visiting you, where they are coming from, how long they stay, and what they read. It lets you know what changes to make- and what to keep the same!
I’ve heard lots of people say that Google may not be incredibly accurate, so I installed Get Clicky last night. See funky error code at the top of this blog. Grrrrrrr. If you know how to get rid of it, please let me know!
Do you track your blog stats? What service do you use?
Now it’s time to link up any post from the last week that you’d like to promote! Just add the permalink of your post to the linky below, and then go visit the other links!! When you read other blogs, tell you them you came from Real Life! If you’d like to spread the word, you can click the “RETWEET” button at the top, or share on Facebook!
I’ll be tweeting some of the posts with the hashtag #yourblog. I encourage you to tweet them too, and feel free to add your posts to my Facebook Fan Page as well!