Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Google Analytics and Better Blogging

Phillip Gibb on Synaptic Light is recommending a course of 31 days to better blogging. I've signed up for this, so we'll see how it goes.
One of the things they recommend is Google Analytics which is a traffic analysing tool. I put it on my blog yesterday and it looks like it will be interesting to compare it to Sitemeter. I'm hoping that it will filter out my fake hits - people who search for images and their 'web-accelerator' loads my page, but they never access it.
Their map overlay confuses me. Today I've apparently had two new visitors from three different countries!? And yesterday South Africa was coloured in, but when I load yesterday's stats now, it only shows American hits. I guess I'll figure it out in time!

1 comment:

Phillip Gibb said...

Thanks for the reference :-)
I can't wait to get Google Analytics going but I can't until I go wordpress.org (wordpress.com does not allow scripts) which is going to happen soon. There are so many great tools out there that need scripts.