I use cluster map. My WordPress blog has a plug-in that only I see. You can also have the visual map on your site. I like it because it helps me track where people are coming from and who is and has been on the site. It also gives you an idea about when people are most active on your site.
The Wordpress Stats plug-in is great for a general overview of which pages are the most popular, how visitors are coming to your page and which links they exit on. It's a good summary and overview, but doesn't cover everything.
I like Statcounter for something a little more comprehensive - where your visitors are, browser they are using, how they travel around your site - and that my minimalist sensibility likes that you can set it up to be invisible on your page.
But the King of all stats programs would have to be Google Analytics. This is completely comprehensive, covers pretty much everything you could ever want to know, including some things I have no idea what they are! I don't check it very often, but I feel safe knowing that it's working in the background keeping track of everything for me.
Ultimately it depends on what you want to know from your stat programs and how you want (if you want) to display that information.
Like Jess, I use Google Analytics for my stat counting. It shows me everything I could ever want to know about traffic to my blog. I have a visitor counter on the blog as well but I don't pay as much attention to it and it's placed in an out of the way spot.
What Red Read
I do other types of reviews & giveaways too and I've seen requests for all kinds of numbers. My google analytics shows "unique visitors" and visits - what is a unique visitor? I've seen requests for that info. And what does "bounce rate" mean? Also, how long are these numbers up and do they start over on a weekly basis or just keep adding on? I only added Goggle Analytics last week to this particular blog. - Thanks, Tina "The Book Lady"
142 Absolute Unique Visitors
3.24 Average Pageviews
00:07:28 Time on Site
50.52% Bounce Rate
72.92% New Visits
Thanks Rachel & Daniel - I've been wondering. I do daily linkys for my giveaways so I get a lot of people coming in and out all the time. It's how I've been getting my numbers up - want to do those bigger giveaways. LOL
Books for Breast Cancer Awareness Month We’ve rounded up relevant books currently available on NetGalley for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. These titles take different approaches to the topic, from educating those who are genetically predisposed, advice for those who have been diagnosed and their family and friends who seek guidance & coping techniques, recipes for […]
November 2015 LibraryReads has announced the top ten books available in November that librarians across the country love. You can request the featured titles below on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the LibraryReads site. If you are a librarian, you can nominate titles for the LibraryReads list via NetGalley! View title on […]
November edition The American Booksellers Association has announced the selections for the November Indie Next list, drawn from the recommendations of indie booksellers throughout the US. You can request many of these titles on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the ABA site. If you are a bookseller, you can nominate titles for […]