What use are your analytics for your blog? – They tell an interesting story. | Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

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Sally Cronin is sharing her thoughts and experience tracking her analytics in her WordPress dashboard. Like she says, we may not all be interested in all the statistics and numbers of followers on our blogs, but Sally breaks down how to use your analytics to grow your following, and shares what’s working for her. Sally also talks about the views we get on our blogs from having them shared and tagged on different social media sites. Have a look at what Sally has to say below:

 

What use are your analytics for your blog? – They tell an interesting story.

This time of year I like to look at the analytics of my blog and social media to find out where my views come from and where my efforts to develop the blog should be focused.

Firstly my reasons for writing my blog are twofold and they are not about the numbers.

One… I love doing it and it gives me an opportunity to write every day about subjects that have always interested me and also allows me the privilege to promote my fellow bloggers and authors.. As you will see in a little while, that actually is a very important aspect of blogging. Continue Reading

 

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14 thoughts on “What use are your analytics for your blog? – They tell an interesting story. | Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

  1. Before I read Sally’s post, I had never looked at WP analytics. I tend to avoid analytics. They wreak havoc with my biorhythms. 🙂 But as I gingerly scrolled through the post, I was surprised to learn that I wasn’t wading through hell after all! Sally presented them in a way that even my resistant mind was willing and able to digest. So now I’m a little (notice the word ‘little’) more inclined to come in off the astral plane periodically and check them out. Thanks for the nudge, Deb! 🙂 ♥

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    1. Lol T. Yes, Sal does simply here what many of us tend to ignore because of the technical matter some choose not to learn about. You know you can rely on me to keep you in the loop, lol. It sometimes is the subject matter that deters us but great explanations can expand our horizons. 🙂 ❤

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  2. I dabble in my WP analytics from time to time, but it’s overwhelming. My posts on 52 Memoir Topics gets five times the views as anything else. I also have Bing and Google analytics accounts as well as Google webmaster dashboard. I know just enough to keep me confused and in trouble 😉

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    1. Lol Jeri. I’m so with you! Many of us get overwhelmed with analytics but somehow Sally has done a great job in layman’s terms of making more sense of it. 🙂

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  3. Thanks for the link to Sally’s post Deb…I’ve lost the plot when it comes to stats, analytics and referrers, so her post is good timing for me 🙂 ❤

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