Nowadays, a lot of people have blogs. At the same time, not as many know how to check and monitor their stats in a productive way. This is a quick way to check the daily visits, or analytics, to your blog and how you’re doing compared to your monthly average. Just like custom address labels are there when you need them, so a few tools can help you check your analytics quickly on demand.
What you need (materials):
A Google Analytics account for each if you have multiple blogs.
Optional: Mozilla Firefox (for ease of shortcuts)
1) Make a new folder on your shortcut bar entitled Analytics (or whatever you choose).
2) Go to your blogs “Overview” page in Google Analytics.
3) Drag that url into your new Analytics folder on the toolbar.
4) Repeat steps 2 and 3 with any other blogs you wish to monitor.
5) Click on the folder. When all GA shortcuts drop down. click “Open all in tabs.”
6) Start on the left tab. Look at your graph. Note yesterday’s number of visits by scrolling over the point. (ie; 151 etc.)
7) Now find the monthly number of visits on the bottom left of the graph (ie; 4,846 visits etc.) Click on that.
8) In the same area you will now see a visits / day number. That is your daily average for the past 30 days. (ie; 156.32 etc.)
So, if you had 151 visits yesterday, you were about 6 visits lower than your monthly average.
9) Go back to step moving one tab to the right and repeat the rest of the steps until you’ve monitored all your blog analytics.
10) Note the changes or lack thereof. Make tasks for the week that will help you raise your analytics or keep them high.
This is an excellent way to monitor the “A” in my acronym CAN. CAN is a method I created of improving blog stats through setting strategic goals.