Writing a blog or creating a website is hard work. Keeping it up to date and keeping new content on your site is even harder, so if you are going to put all this time and work into your site, you will want to know that people are visiting it and reading your articles and enjoying your content. So you are going to need some kind of tracking.
There are lots of products on the market that you can add to your site to tell you how many people are visiting your site etc, but one of the best I've found is Google Analytics, and best of all it's free.
Google Analytics can tell you a lot more than how many people are visiting your site, it can give you very detailed information about where the people are, how many pages they view, how long they stay on your site and much more.
All this information can be very valuable and informative especially if your site is being developed for commercial purposes, so the sooner you add some form of tracking the sooner you are going to find out what your site is really achieving.
Here's a tutorial movie showing you exactly how to add Google Analytics tracking to your site. In order to do this you'll need to have a Gmail / Google account, but that is also free, so this doesn't cost you anything but your time.
How about you?
- What tracking do you use?
- What are your KPI's (key performance indicators) that tell you how well your site is doing?
- Are you addicted to those web stats and checking them everyday?
Please leave comments, suggestions and opinions.