I haven’t done a Tips post in a looong time, but I thought this time around we would talk a little bit about stats. Knowing you stats is very important. Especially if you are going to be requesting books from publishers.Not only does it let them know how much traffic you are getting but it helps you to know where your traffic is coming from!
I know Blogger has added a stats feature to the dashboard but it does have a lot. It’s definitely not as comprehensive as Google Analytics. With Analytics you can see everything! I really mean everything! Where the Blogger stats only shows pageviews, Analytics shows you visitors, average time on site, and of course traffic sources. Some people might shy away from Analytics because you have to install a code in your blog’s html. I’m going to try to simplify this process for you! The tutorial on the site can be a little confusing so I hope this helps.
Sign in (or up) at Google Analytics. It should then take you to your dashboard. Click the add a new profile on the right. Put in your blog’s URL, select your country and time zone. Click continue. Then it will give you your tracking code!
Here’s how you install it:
Go to your Blogger Dashboard – Design – Edit HTML:
It never hurts to back up your template if you are going to be messing with the HTML and it only takes a second, so click Download Full Template at the top and save.
Now that that is done hit Ctrl F on your keyboard and search for < /head> tag Copy the code from Analytics directly before the tag! It should look like this:
That’s it! You can now go back to your dashboard and where it says Status there should be a little check mark that means you are receiving data! I hope that helped some of you! 🙂
If you need any help just let me know!