Thursday, February 3, 2011

30 Days to a Better Blog: Day 12 – Analyze Your Statistics

I have Google Analytics and I'm very happy with it!  It gives me a lot of information.  I do a weekly report and look at trends, it seems Wii and Build a Bear are my TOP KEYWORDS.  What do you look at when you check out your reports?

Items you’ll want to look at include:

Bounce Rate: This percentage that shows the amount of single-page visits to your site. You want it as low as possible.
Average Time on Site: You want this to be as high as possible! If it’s too low it means readers aren’t finding the content they are looking for, your navigation is week, or there are other problems with the site.
Content Overview: This will show the highest single pages on your site for a specific period of time. You can look for trends and what your readers are interested in!
Traffic Sources: Find out how readers are finding your site.
Exit Pages: Are there post or pages with a high exit rate? If so, add better navigation and links at the bottom of the content!
Keywords: Learn what keywords search engine users are entering to find your site. These may come as a surprise – either good or bad! If people are finding your site for the “wrong” reasons – your bounce rate and time on site will be low. This means you need to take a look at your keywords and up your SEO efforts.
Number of Visits and Pages/Visit: This is your first indication of traffic and is best to track over a long period of time. Look for spikes and trends throughout the weeks, months, and years.

Please read the entire post from Blog World: http://www.blogworld.com/2011/01/12/30-days-to-a-better-blog-analyze-your-statistics/

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April on February 4, 2011 at 8:27 PM said...

Thanks! I just signed up for Google Analytics! Did you just put the code on your home page?
Stopping by from the blog hop - new follower!


PinkMama on February 5, 2011 at 8:14 AM said...

April~ Copy the code from your GA profile, go to blogspot dashboard, click Layout, click Edit HTML, scroll right to the bottom until you see
paste the code right before /body and click Save Template.

Note it can up to 24 hours before data appears in your reports.

Hope that helps you...thanks for being my newest fan.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking on February 6, 2011 at 4:26 PM said...

Wow this is great information!I have this am just learning how it works. This post has been helpful. If you can't tell I am new to blogging!Really glad I found your site.

Janae on February 6, 2011 at 9:00 PM said...

Great site! Thanks for the information--I'm a new follower--I will join google analytics.

PinkMama on February 7, 2011 at 7:15 PM said...

Alicia~ thanks for the wonderful post on the wool dryer balls- AWESOME and loving your blog! Also thanks for stopping by!

Janae~ Love your blog too thanks for the info on YOGA...I plan to start that soon- not just on the Wii. LOL! Thanks for stopping by here too!

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