Monday, 15 March 2010
On Adding Google Analytics to a Blogger Blog
I have recently discovered how to add Google Analytics to a Blogger blog.
After one month of scrutinising how many visitors I get, where they come from, who sent them, what they typed into Google and how long they spent, I have become the Uber Geek.
It’s pretty easy to do, although does involved that four letter word CODE.
Interesting statistics so far (I know that sounds like an oxymoron)
One Tweet about my ‘Is this St Catherine’s Chantry?’ blog created a spike of 84 visitors. Only one of these left a comment. That’s a lot of lurkers. On average those people spent five minutes on that particular blog, which means THEY READ THE WHOLE DAMN THING. This makes me extremely happy.
I have readers from 21 countries. Bonjour. Willkommen. Aloha.
Most of my vistors arrive via Twitter. Blogger, Stumbleupon and my commercial copywriting pages at Push Creativity.
However, I’m also getting a lot of visitors via other people’s blogs, so a big thank you to The Life and Times of a Househusband, Mrs Trefusis Takes a Taxi, Woman at Work and The Middenshire Chronicles – busy blogs that have kindly signposted their readers to Incense and Peppermints.
People have also reached my blog through Google searches, with the most weird search being ‘sleep sixy afgan girl’. Did they mean sexy Afghan girl? Who knows. They only stayed with me for 2 seconds anyway. Good riddance.
So how did I do it? I followed the instructions here at eblog templates. And yes it's all free, so go on, release your inner nerd.
Finally, please share this blog using the handy Share widget below, and make my Google Analytics dance…