We use our data to make decisions and to predict what’s going to happen in the future. We want to know what the numbers are, what the trends are, and where we are in the world. Analytics also helps us identify problem areas and solutions, and it allows us to create content for both the audience and the business that aligns with our goals.
Analytics also allows you to see where you’re at in your own organization, and what you’re doing right. What you think is going on is often the only thing that explains why you’re doing what you’re doing.
As an example, if you go to to see how many people are reading your blog, youll see that there are more people reading it in July than there were in November. Or if you go to youll discover that your sales are higher than ever. In the past you had to wait a couple of weeks to find out the numbers.
You can use PowerAnalytics to find out exactly how well your blog is doing. Youll get an alert at the top of your blog when you start seeing this pop up, and you can click on it to see the actual numbers.
PowerAnalytics is a free tool that tells you how many people are reading your blog, how many your readers are, and which pages are being read most often. It also gives you an idea of what your average reader actually reads. So, in a sense, it helps you identify what you’re reading more than you are.
You might be getting a lot of hits, but they are not all coming from the same place. That’s because your visitors are actually coming in from a variety of sources. Most of your readers are coming from the blogs you write (or the blogs you edit), and you’ll also have people who are reading your social media streams, your podcast episodes, or the RSS feeds from your website.
What they don’t realize, when they type a search query into your blog, is that as you type the keyword, a bit of the query is actually going back to your blog. For example, if you search for “jquery” in Google, and your blog has a bunch of links to jquery, the search engine actually shows you a page with a bunch of links to jquery.
I get it, it’s all up to my audience. I’ll be reading your blog if the search engine shows it.
I have recently been working on a feature that allows my site analytics to show me which blogs get the most traffic, and I’m pretty sure I’m going to be the first person to do this. When I’m done I will put the feature in the public domain, although I think it is a bit more than I would want to be doing it.
I have to admit that I am a bit confused.