How to Find Stats for Pageviews Using Google Analytics

Often when first making contact with a company, the topic of blog statistics will be discussed. There are many different tools that a blogger can use to track their stats, but one of the most common, trusted and accurate sources is Google Analytics. If you do not have this set up on your blog, be sure to go do that now!

I remember when I first started blogging, I relied (happily) on my “in-house” blogger stats. I quickly learned that these stats were FAR from accurate which naturally upset me because they were much higher than my true stats.

Two of the most common stats that are asked for by companies are pageviews by the month and by post.

Prior to working with a company, they will often be interested in how many pageviews your blog receives in a month.

Here is how to find your pageviews in Google Analytics:

1. Select the date or dates wanted for data colleciton.

Google Analytics for Blogs

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2. Scroll down, not too far and look at the numbers.

Google Analytics for Blogs

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If you are wanting to know how many hits your site has seen, look at the Pageviews.

So, for example, if you are asked for your Monthly Pageviews for the month of March 2013….

  1. First you select the month of March 2013 in your calendar (top right of Google Analytics). Ensure that March 1-31 are highlighted in blue.
  2. Then, scroll down to see the stats for that month. The number beside “Pageviews” is the one you should share.

Creating a report to share:
Sometimes a company will ask you to share a screen shot of your statistics. You can do this in two ways.

First you can simply hit the Alt Key and the Print Screen Key together and then open your “Paint Program” and hit the Ctrl Key and the Letter V (Ctrl-V) together to paste it into a Paint page. Save it and attach it to an email.

OR

You can generate a report directly within Google Analytics.

Generate a Report in Google Analytics

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By selecting PDF, your computer will pop up a “save box” where you can save the PDF to your desktop and then simply attach it to an email.


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12 Responses to How to Find Stats for Pageviews Using Google Analytics

  1. Shari G says:

    I already knew this, but I like the way you laid it out! So clearly 🙂

  2. Thank you for this post! I have a wonderful company designing wisteriagirl.com and hope to be blogging soon 🙂

  3. MrDisco says:

    That’s an informative post

  4. Victoria S says:

    You explain things so well! My partner runs his own business so this will be helpful for him, if he doesn’t know it already. Thanks!

    Victoria Ess

  5. Tasha says:

    Thanks so much for posting this! I was asked for a screenshot the other day for the first time in two years! I had no idea what info they would have wanted me to screenshot lol Very helpful:)

  6. I Don't Blog says:

    I’m a stats dummy, and found this super helpful, thank you! 🙂

  7. Good day, I hope you can reply to this comment. A company is asking me to send this: please send me your blog post page views via Google Analytics by/before this Friday, June 7th.

    How do I find that in Google Analytics?

    Thanks in advance for the help.

  8. Thank you. This was to the point. The pictures are helpful. Just what I needed today. P.s. What a fun blog!
    -Krysta

  9. kathy downey says:

    Thanks good to know for when you need it

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