Monday, April 20, 2009

Blog Stats

It's been interesting comparing what Google Analytics gives me and what Sitemeter gives me. Sitemeter registers many more visits - but, as I have said before, most of these are preloads from web accelerators. Sitemeter registers 41 hits for yesterday, but Google Analytics 7. I think this is good. But Google Analytics is still picking up web accelerator pages - because my Sleeping Beauty post is the top post according to Google Analytics (and I know that that is because of image searches, not actual visits). Also Google Analytics doesn't seem to pick up referrals from search engines properly (I mean they are not allocated to the search engine category). I know that sitemeter does not pick up every hit. I'm not sure yet about Google Analytics. It is interesting using the two together.

2 comments:

Thomas Scarborough said...

A minister friend in Cyprus reads my blog daily through Google Reader, yet nothing reflects in my stats. You and I might have 100,000 readers without knowing it.

Jenny Hillebrand said...

Yes, I don't think feedreaders register on the stats.
Mostly I love numbers. I think if I had figured that out in my teens I might have gone into some sort of statistical research. As it is, I analyse whatever I can find. So, unlike you, I would record the numbers attending church services. Because I enjoy seeing what the numbers show!