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  3. Becca

    I have a blog on Blogger, and I track it with the free version of sitemeter. Lately I usually check my stats a few times on a day that I post and every few days when don’t. I find it kind of difficult to read the data in a meaningful way because I have to view each category (referral, location, etc.) separately.

    I get a lot of my hits come from Twitter, but more than half are from “unknown” sources, whatever that means. Only a few of the known sources are searches.

    What do you use to track your data?

  4. Margarette Burnette

    Thanks for this info, Michelle. I also find blog stats helpful because they let me know which sites are referring readers to my blog.

    I run contests often, and I try to announce them on various sweepstakes sites. My blog stats have helped me focus on the sites that bring the most interested readers to my web page.

  5. Jesaka Long

    Hi, my name is Jesaka and I can be pretty obsessive about my web stats. I love how applicable and no-nonsense your reasons/ tips are. They are especially useful for writers and people who want to analyze their content, not just the traffic. Thanks for such a great post, Michelle!

  6. Sister Wolf

    I an usually baffled by my blog stats. But I do know that posts about ugly shoes get more comments than something more complicated.

    I wish we bloggers could write about what we WANT to write about instead of trying to boost traffic! In an ideal world….. oh well.

  7. Kathy

    I’m afraid I am not too familiar with following my stats, I have some wordpress sites I will have to look into that.

    Thanks also to becca, one of your commenters I am going to download sitemeter.

    It is not too often I linger on a site and enjoy reading the content, I am glad I found your site, I’m now following you on twitter, thanks for the useful info,Kathy

  8. Tony

    I check my stats too much, I am obsessive compulsive when it comes to statistics. I wish I paid as much attention working on the blogs.

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