Saturday, November 24, 2007

Google Analytics

On Oct. 7, 2007 I discovered Google Analytics from another blog and by Oct. 8th it was up and running. Google Analytics is a website tracker, basically letting you know how many visits your got and where they came from (and a lot of other nice things).

I've been blogging now since June, although I didn't get serious about it until October so I'm doubting Google Analytics would have had much to say before Oct.

The stats show that since I re-thought about blogging (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), which was just a couple weeks ago, has already made some impact. I'm thinking the new name may have been a good choice.

Here are some stats just for fun.
My top 10 referral sites (places people clicked to come to my blog):
  1. blogger.com
  2. facebook.com
  3. cfhusband.blogspot.com
  4. direct (means they typed it in and went straight there)
  5. google.com
  6. google/organic
  7. images.google.com
  8. liberty.facebook.com
  9. terrykyle.com
  10. nathanhyde.com
Out of my referrals some generated people who looked at my site longer than others. Here's my top 5 length views from referrals (I only included those that had at least 10 referrals):
  1. terrykyle.com
  2. blogger.com
  3. facebook.com
  4. cfhusband.com
  5. direct (means they typed it in and went straight there)
Out of my referrals which ones are generating the most new visitors, in the form of top 5 again?
  1. images.google.com
  2. cfhusband.com
  3. terrykyle.com
  4. facebook.com
  5. direct (means they typed it in and went straight there)
This stuff is interesting to me. The last thing that got my attention was visitor loyalty, the number of people to return to your site. Apparently I have 46 people who have visited the site 50+ times since Oct. 8, 2007. Out of the 444 people that stop by 151 have not returned, but 116 of them have visited the site 15+ times.

I wonder if all of this is accurate.

1 comment:

Terrys Momma said...

Hi Terry,
I check your blog about three times a week.That way I can check to see if there is any new news.
Moms can't stay away I would check more often but you don't update that often, same with grandma. How do you and Sarah like the quilt she made when you get a chance Email me a photo please.
Love Ya Momma