I write a blog using blogger. I currently have around 30 followers, but I am constantly hearing people mention their blogs getting 'hits'. I am guessing that if you get a hit, someone has visited you're website, but not necessarily followed it. How can I view how many hits I get on my blog ?
Hi Tabitha, thanks for the follow. I am following you back. Love your bubbly, positive blog! :)
What I did is use the Page Views app. This lets you see how many views you have and then you can go to your 'Stats' option (assuming you use the new blogger interface?) and see how many hits you got THAT day. The Page Views will let you see how many views you've gotten TOTAL. :)
Though the stats page in Blogger is a good way to know about how many people visited your blog, I would recommend Google Analytics and Statcounter for better statistics.
I have found statcounter.com which is a free service is the best for counting your blog traffic. They provide all kinds of information about the people who visited your blog and of course you can always ask them not to count your own page visits.
I would recommend statcounter.com if you take your blogging seriously and especially if you have a lot of search engine traffic visiting your blog :) Don't worry even if you don't have many, you'll soon pick up a lot of traffic.
I'm a new Follower :)
Just another example of how the internet has changed authors and the exposure that their books are capable of receiving with a little marketing and promotion. Here is a review and blurb about me that appeared in Italy. I couldn’t even read it and had to have my step-daughter translate it for me. This was a totally unsolicited article and I thank the writer for it. http://sftech.blog.tiscali.it/2012/01/16/vendere-ebook-un-caso-su-a... Also, now that it’s over, the free book promo on Kindle is resulting in paid sales. Quite a few I might add. The way I understand it, if someone downloaded the promo then the book comes up as a recommendation to their friends as a book he’s read. It also brings up other books by that author, so my other books would appear on his page. It’s a bit confusing but seems to be working. I highly recommend doing this. My Facebook Fan page is also way up in likes and my blog is nearing 50,000 hits. I’ve composed another list of all the sites I belong to and market and promo my stuff on. I’m tweaking it down to the very best places and I will post it when it’s complete. By my estimation, every time I post a blog comment it reaches an audience of about 2,000 people, so I’m becoming more aware of what I post and try to keep the boring stuff about the writing life to myself. That said, SILENT INVASION is well under way as my next release. The cover is complete and I’ve been in contact with Chris, my ebook formatter. Most of you know the history behind this book from past posts so I won’t go into detail about it. I’m going to start booking ads and sponsor space now, so I’ll be ready to go when it’s released. This has potential to be a big one because it is the first in the series of three (two are already released). If I do this properly, I could attract an audience that will read all three. Now that I’ve narrowed what works and what doesn’t with marketing, this could take off as a monster. Also, I’m back working on IMAGINATION, which is turning into the wildest, mind-bending, head-spinning project I’ve ever worked on. Here’s the cover for SILENT INVASION out soon.
Melissa - I'm following now.
Hey - you have a great blog. Hope you've found how to get the statistics. Also checkout google analytics to add separate domains to get stats on.
Yes Hits mean how many ppl viewed your site. There's another statistic called 'bounce rate' that gives you an idea of how many people stay for more than 10 mins, or if they 'bounce' to some other sites. That gives you an idea of how much you are making them stay and read your blog and if you should change your theme or write more/better posts etc.
Check your dashboard where it says STATS- it should show you how many hits your getting. Also, check out this article How to Pull Traffic To Your Site.
Hope it helps!