Jul 2, 2010

Blogger Introduces "Blogger Stats"

Over in Blogger's Blogger in Draft blog they just posted an announcement about a new native stats feature for Blogger. I already use Google Analytics and you may already use something similar to see where traffic for your garden blog is coming from, but the new feature from Blogger looks pretty neat. The stats are almost in real time and they're easier to understand and use than Google Analytics for those who don't need so much information.

You can check out your Blogger blog's features by logging into Blogger in Draft and clicking on the "stats" tab.  You get a general overview of your stats, statistics on page views being generated by individual posts, traffic sources, and statistics on where your audience is located and what kind of browsers and Operating system they're using.

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for the heads up on this, I hadn't noticed it yet.

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  2. I'm away to log in "in draft" - never noticed this yesterday.

    Thanks

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  3. I'm back to say that I am amazed at all the detail they can give - and for free!

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  4. MBT, you & Blogger made me look... never used any kind of analytical tool before but this was integrated into the blog so it seemed different.

    Still trying to decide if knowing is a good thing or a bad thing!

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

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  5. Great to know-thanks!

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  6. I use Google Analytics (which was hard to set up correctly), but I'm always afraid to look in case nobody is reading the blog. Such vanity!

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  7. @Catherine,
    You're welcome!

    @Rosie,
    Thanks for coming back ;0) Yeah, me too. I'm glad they're doing it though, since it would probably make some people take out those traffic widgets that sometimes cause a blog to slow down.

    @Annie,
    It can be a blessing and a curse. If you get too into it you spend hours analyzing and thinking about things that have to do with your traffic. On the other hand, it can help you discover what people want to learn about who are landing on your blog and help you discover some new voices who maybe don't comment but link to your blog.

    @Penny,
    LOL. I remember those days. After a while though you go from nobody reading, to having regular traffic to obsessing about how you can attract MORE traffic.

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