Little disclaimer – these are just my opinion… taken and formed from my blog designing experience this past year and a half, and some things I’ve picked up along the way. Please take them with a grain of salt, and keep doing what you know is best for your blog :) xo
Do you ever wonder who is visiting your blog, and what they click on while they’re there? There are ways to know! And free ones, at that!
I got asked this question but a very sweet blogger a few days ago. This was not on my original list, but an even better one that I hadn’t thought of! :)
If you are using Blogger you might have noticed the new Stats feature, which is actually pretty nice for being free.
Feedjit is free, and it offers live traffic view and public stats. But in order to customize the look of the stat counter, you have to pay a monthly fee. The look of the stat counter might not matter, but it’s definitely something to consider, especially when there are options :)
Site Meter, from my experience is great. I love that it provides a load of detailed information, like time that each visitor spent on your site, where they came from and what they ‘outclicked’ on. It also tells you how many visitors are on your site at any given time. And this is free! :) The only drawback I get from the free version of sitemeter is that some visits have no data. This is a minor drawback, considering all the other perks. Oh, and I can’t forget to mention that I do love that the sitemeter gadget is tiny in size, and can fit nicely anywhere on my blog without taking up much room at all.
Google Analytics is hands down my all time favorite. I love how VISUAL this stat counter is- it gives you actual charts. LOVE! Something that is also unique to this site is the percentage of increase/ decrease it provides. Other than that, it provides everything that the above two provide but without a visual gadget in your blog sidebars. You still have to plug in an HTML code into your template, but no one sees it. :)
What are your thoughts on any of the above stat counters? I’d love to hear what you have to say :)
There was absolutely no compensation made from this post, just sharing my two cents as a part of this blog series! :)