Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Meet Google Analytics

Since more than one of you lovely readers have asked where I find my keyword stats, I thought I should just write a whole post about it.

There are many options out there, but I've been using Google Analytics. It's not the most user friendly, but it's smart and has lots of valuable information for any kind of site you're wanting to track. I use it on 2 Belles & a Bead as well.

http://www.google.com/analytics/

It gives you a simple code (invisible) that you plug into your html, and soon enough you'll have lots of fun stats... where your visitors live, how long they stay at your site, what sites referred them to yours, and of course, the coveted keyword stats.

There you go! Now you can see how many moles have souls and just happen to read your blog. Have fun. *grin*

6 comments:

The Rock Chick said...

Oh cool ! I'm gonna try it! I want to see what lures people to my blog. One can only imagine! Thanks, Crystal!

Kathryn said...

I nominated your blog for an award, come on over and check it out!

Nicole said...

So, now you know how much time I spend on your blog hey? Hmmmm... I suppose that is cool lol!

Thanks for explaining things. I am so trying that now!

Dustin said...

I installed it (this morning) on my blog and so far...nothing...I need for ALL of your readers to do me a favor and not only visit my blog, but laugh, have fun, comment and refer all their friends because...let's face it...I'm AWESOME!

:-P

Colorado Dreamin' said...

Yes, I got the certificate and keep thinking, I need to go and shop but then forget! Could you extend it? I will try to spend it by next weekend? This week I just don't have the money and I love your stuff!!!!

The Rock Chick said...

Crystal--this is the best thing ever!!!! I hooked it up and I've been sooooo enjoying seeing some of the keywords...

My favorite one so far: "outhouse digging". Hmmmmmm............Thanks for the info on google analytics. It's one of my favorite new toys!