No sooner did I post a comment about the shortcomings of WordPress.com stats then I found this in my email in-basket from the ‘stats helper monkeys’ of WordPress.com. You can see by some of this analysis how it might be difficult to perform the following analysis:
- Geo specific information – to help identify where geo targeted PPC advertising might be most effective.
- Path Analysis – I want to understand if they stay for more then one page then where are they going.
- Entry / Exit Stats – which pages are the stickiest, which exit pages do I need to work on.
- Time Spent Stats – I love to understand what’s working and what’s not. Outliers are the most fun!
- Time of Day Stats – When is my site being visited the most, this might affect my PPC spending habits.
Stats Monkey Helper Info
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.
A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,300 times in 2010. That’s about 8 full 747s.
In 2010, there were 12 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 80 posts. There were 5 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 42kb.
The busiest day of the year was October 15th with 37 views. The most popular post that day was Google Groups: Team Collaboration Tool.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were ifreestores.com, bigextracash.com, en.search.wordpress.com, theappleblog.com, and bigblenderoftech.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for or current resident, current resident, great customer service examples, brand manager, and customer service excellence examples.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
Google Groups: Team Collaboration Tool September 2008
Customer Service Excellence Examples August 2008
Or Current Resident? May 2008
Marketing Warfare: The iPad Battle April 2010
Motrin, Social Media, and the Brand Manager’s Bad Day November 2008