Learning to network

January 4, 2008

Understanding your readers

Filed under: Publishing, Technologies — Arthur M. Gallagher @ 8:53 pm

Incoming links shows which paths readers could use to arrive at your blog, and indicates your level of support from your blogging community. However if you want to know how they are arriving, and which are the most common ways they click through to you you need to track referrals.

Once again, your blogging software is lilkely to have some information, but you can improve your statistical information gathering by including some scripts in your pages from one of the following tools:

  • AWStats (Advanced Web Stats)
  • MyBlogLog
  • Google Analytics
  • StatCounter
  • 103bees

The first two seem to be the most respected – although Google is one of the most common, some suggest that their statistics may be subject to some bias. Other tools are available but some are tied to services (like AdSense) and others involve payment (like the good but rather costly Overture).

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