Becoming Conversant in Google Analytics: Timing Posts

Are Google Analytics necessary for beginning bloggers?   Here’s one of the cool aspects of Google Analytics: its capability to show us activity on our blogs by time of day.   This helps in figuring out what to post, when! Visualizing User Data One of the biggest problems is making sense of the visualization of the data. … Read More

The Google Analytics Bounce: Why Masking Your IP address is Important

Many guides discuss goal-setting as their first topic–but far more important than that is masking your own IP address from Google Analytics.   As I frequently do, I’m going to offer up my own mistakes for your entertainment and education. 🙂  Read More

Do You Really Need Google Analytics?

Google Analytics, we are told, is the “must have” stats package for blogging.  It’s free for individuals and small business, but you cannot use on a site without upgrading to the Business plan, currently a cool  $28 per month–more than three times the cost of the premium account.  When I get sufficient traffic… Read More