Monday, January 21, 2008

Google Analytics

There is another thing I need to make sure you all know about Google and Blogger.
Google Analytics is a fantastic resource for your blog. Google Analytics allows you to learn where your visitors come from and how they interact with your site. Google doesn't mess around....this thing is intense.
Setting it up isn't too difficult. You just have to insert a line of code into your blogs html. It will take Google about 24 hours to gather your blogs data and then it will spit out some crazy detailed reports.
The report below details the traffic sources from the past couple of days from those of you that have visited my blog. It allows me to see how people found my blog and the path they took to view my blog.

You can't see it too well, but 65 people typed my blog directly into your browser, 28 people googled my blog to find it, 23 found me through Google images, 11 found me through Aletha's blog at Pearls Events ,etc.

There are so many other features of Google Analytics... visitors per day, popular entries according to page views, even the average amount of time that visitors spend on your site! Take the time to hook your blog up to Google Analytics!


aletha @ pearls events said...

Isn't the internet crazy? I use statcounter to track mine, but I'm totally going to try this too! :) I LOVE seeing who is coming to my blog, where they are coming from, etc. Sometimes I even find blogs that link to me that I've never read.

Oh, and you totally convinced me to activate my Google Reader, AND I'm glad people are coming to your site from mine! Thanks for the shout out!

elizabeth @ elizabeth anne designs said...

i love google analytics! we've had it hooked to our blog for a while now and it's so interesting to see the data!

Linda said...

I love Google Anaylitics. I check it every morning to see how many people stopped by! I checked and your blog referred 4 people my way. Thanks!

soon-to-be Mrs. Ish said...

Thanks for the info! I'm going to try this out!

Jessica said...

I never thought of using this for my blog - I'll have to check it out. Thanks!

Rosie said...

Thanks so much for spelling out how Google Analytics works! I've been wanting to know how people find my blog for ages, but I didn't know the technical term for this and never managed to find an easy tutorial. I'll go sign up for the analytics now.

It's wonderful to come across clear advice spelled out - best wishes to you!

msnrossman said...

I love your blog! I am waiting for a proposal and love googling things.... I have added you to my favorites! Happy planning!