Stats – the tools within

Following up on yesterday’s posts about Goals and The Writer’s Diet, I decided to delve more into the wonderful world of Stats!


WordPress posted an article on “Stats are more than just an Ego Boost” a while back and I revisited this post last night.  I read it when it was first posted, but must admit that I did not really do an in-depth check of my stats.  It is an amazing new world that opened up to me!

I was particularly interested to learn that I have readers in 59(!) countries:

Country Views
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 508
United States FlagUnited States 268
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 239
Australia FlagAustralia 29
Canada FlagCanada 24
India FlagIndia 22
Switzerland FlagSwitzerland 22
Israel FlagIsrael 21
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 21
Germany FlagGermany 19
Singapore FlagSingapore 16
Philippines FlagPhilippines 13
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 9
Russian Federation FlagRussian Federation 9
Hong Kong FlagHong Kong 8
Brazil FlagBrazil 5
France FlagFrance 5
Spain FlagSpain 5
Italy FlagItaly 5
Denmark FlagDenmark 5
Thailand FlagThailand 4
Bahrain FlagBahrain 3
Czech Republic FlagCzech Republic 3
Lebanon FlagLebanon 3
Latvia FlagLatvia 3
Belgium FlagBelgium 3
Sweden FlagSweden 3
Croatia FlagCroatia 3
Pakistan FlagPakistan 3
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 3
Greece FlagGreece 2
Korea, Republic of FlagRepublic of Korea 2
Norway FlagNorway 2
Malaysia FlagMalaysia 2
Ukraine FlagUkraine 2
Saudi Arabia FlagSaudi Arabia 2
Ireland FlagIreland 2
Austria FlagAustria 1
Serbia FlagSerbia 1
Colombia FlagColombia 1
Chile FlagChile 1
Hungary FlagHungary 1
Tunisia FlagTunisia 1
Taiwan, Province of China FlagTaiwan 1
Nigeria FlagNigeria 1
Lesotho FlagLesotho 1
Rwanda FlagRwanda 1
Kenya FlagKenya 1
Turkey FlagTurkey 1
Cambodia FlagCambodia 1
Romania FlagRomania 1
Bahamas FlagBahamas 1
Jamaica FlagJamaica 1
Georgia FlagGeorgia 1
United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab Emirates 1
Paraguay FlagParaguay 1
Japan FlagJapan 1
Viet Nam FlagViet Nam 1
Syrian Arab Republic FlagSyrian Arab Republic 1

The search terms used on Google to get here also offered a couple of giggles (how to make a voortrekkerkappie) and some which really shocked me (rapetown sex game!)  Really?!  I shudder to think what that is all about.

The post by WordPress offers a lot of different ways in which you can pinpoint your reader’s needs and suggestions how to expand on that.

Next, I found statcounter!  StatCounter currently offer the following stats Configurable Summary Stats, Entry Pages, Came From, Recent Visitor Google Map and many more.  Best part:  it’s free.  Mine is loaded and ready to go.  I can’t wait to see the results!

Now, back at you:  which other tools have you found useful?

Author: nanuschka

I am a free spirit born in the Free State, 20 years to late. I am Ying and Yang. I am the girl next door who prefers daisies and peace rallies, but can just as easily rock at a rally. I love all things Latin and am sure that in my previous life (if that existed) I was Spanish. The dark side of me, however, tells me that I lived in Mother Russia. I am an over thinker par excellence , in constant search of answers to all things that makes us human. What we do and, more importantly, why we do it. I hope you enjoy my rambles and would love to hear from you. If you like it here, please come back, comment and share. If not, let me not waste another second of your time. All I ask is that you respect my space, be constructive and leave negativity at the door. There is enough of that in this world we live in and yes, in my head too sometimes. Not everything here will be liked or agreed with. Some of it will be downright rude, crazy and straight forward. Not everyone will like me and what goes on in my head, but this is my life and my space. Enjoy the ride

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