Since Blogger has had stats available on its dashboard for a few years, this post may be nothing new to many of you. Nevertheless, I continue to be amazed at how this free service analyzes my blog’s posts, traffic sources, and audience.
For example, my modestly-viewed blog breaks down all-time pageviews according to countries as follows:
I never would have guessed that Iran would be in the top ten!
Nor would I have been able to guess that 108 of the all-time 146 views from France occurred in the last month:
There’s a list of most-viewed all-time posts (can also break down by month, week, or day). The unmerited controversy raised by the 2nd one below left me feeling a little unsettled at the time:
About 6 hours ago on this Saturday afternoon I sent out an email update to a group of 189 prayer supporters back in the US, Australia, Canada, as well as here in Taiwan. The email included two links to blog articles. I observe from the statistics that those two links have been viewed 13 and 5 times so far today:
However, the sum of the posts doesn’t add up to the some of the audience pageviews, leading me to wonder if there might still be a bug in the service?
This article has been viewed 9 times since I published it a few minutes ago. Most of the views have come by way of the facebook graffitti application:
Maybe in a few more years the dashboard stats feature will be able to tell us what our blog readers had for breakfast as well as their social security numbers and dates of birth!