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.
2. Scroll down, not too far and look at the numbers.
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….
- 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.
- 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.
You can generate a report directly within 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.