WordPress.com web analytics against Google Analytics and others

WordPress.com web analytics against Google Analytics and other
WordPress.com web analytics against Google Analytics and other

If you have a blog on WordPress.com and now you’re reading this blog, and want to improve the success of your blog, you have the possibility to check your stats and web analytics study post in the My Stats section of WordPress, accessible from URL: http://wordpress.com/#!/my-stats/.

Control Panel: As you enter, you will see a summary of all available data, in the form of widgets which are foldable and sortable. Statistics are quite practical, although as we will have improvable details and limitations.

Visits and visitors: it is the first thing we see in large (though not really know a priori that considered a visitor, if a user with cookie and IP in 24h, in a week, month, etc.). In this information, we can deepen the level of detail: Days, Weeks and Months, very practical for only require one click for access without refreshing, because in reality are the three options more consulted on statistics from blogs, but made on lack to dig a little deeper and select the specific period, to analyze a certain hype, or the impact of an article in a peak of visits.

If like me you write a daily post, you’ll see in the daily view to put yourself on the spine of a day, that article you wrote that day, so that you can attribute that success or failure. Although after that every day we will not only visit the article written logically that day, but if you can be the hero for the novelty, and therefore that attracts most visitors, even entice readers to stay and then see some of the other blog posts.

Humanize section, with all respect to the entire Automattic team, but I think a very big flapdoodle no value, in this section, or at least with this title should appear perhaps visitors last detail, stemming browser , time on the site or similar.

Geographical level: Shows visits by country, highlighting the country to get to learn geography above is fine, really, but for an analytical tool like this would make more sense if the place ourselves in Mexico, we could see the details of the traffic zones of the country for example, instead of the plane of its extension country highlighted in another color only. The allow you to gain insight into today and yesterday, is convenient, but poor, just as we mentioned before.

Top post and pages: At the level of content you have the list of today’s article, and you can see yesterday ordered by visits, visitors can not see them, nor for more levels of temporal detail. You have to enter Summary for details, individually you can not see otherwise, and to enter into the details of the post not only shows you the visits distributed for days, you can not view the sources per article or anything else.

Clicks: Here is where we aimed towards traffic to our blog, that is where people have clicked on the links that we have. We can understand a little depending on how we link it, site, and context, as people behave with a link in a post. At the level of Today and Yesterday.

References: This seems particularly important, because we can see the opposite of the above, ie as they have come to our blog visits from links from other pages. Whether from an article shared on Twitter, a link to one of our post or cover from another blog, from the browser, etc.. Again remains poor, even entering this broad summary information rather than rows. No more details. As destination url in our blog each reference, hours, etc. If you add the always, it is to see the top of references from the beginning of the blog.

Tags and Categories: Is the section shows the success of audience as noting classify content, because being on WordPress.com belong to the network and appear in the list of global WordPress.com seeking such information to place a tag on our post and if sailing on your blog by category. Lets be aware when classifying the article the most convenient way.

Search Engine Keywords: You indicates that a user has written words on Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, Yahoo, etc., and as a result has clicked on our link and come to our site. Thus we also see that the words we used are those that attract more users and from that source.

Comments: This brings additional value to such tools as Google Analytics where difference: Top Recent Commenters, Most Commented and Summary. By allowing us to know what readers are more active and interact more with us, what our blog articles are those that contribute more dialog and abstract or total global data.

Total, Followers and Shares: What is the total number of items, categories and tags blog, followers of the blog via WordPress.com, comments, and followers on Facebook and Twitter, if you have connected to the plugin Plublicize, something highly recommended . In the other tab, see how many times you have shared our posts, something that works really bad, and spam received and captured beautifully by Akismet.

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