Wednesday, February 16, 2005

my blog's stats


blog stats, originally uploaded by 99zeros.

many people have asked, so here are the stats for my blog. you'll notice the huge spike around feburary 9th; i attribute that to news.com and slashdot. the little traffic bump in january was when i had originally unpublished and republished my blog entries. at the time, i was amazed at getting a few thousand hits - little did i know a few weeks later, i would be getting 100k hits.

surprisingly, i had to go to a third party site, statcounter, to get web metrics; blogger doesn't have any sort of functionality built-in. i had to take a supplied snippet of code and put it my blogger template manually. while this is not a problem for tech savvy users, i'd imagine average users might get frustrated while trying to add a simple counter to her blog.

also, blogger only has built-in support for atom feeds and doesn't give you stats on that either.

i want stats for my blog! i hope the blogger team is reading :)

btw, i'm posting this entry from flickr (and they are hosting the graphic above too). i'd heard a lot of great things about flickr and so far, i've been impressed. cool stuff, props to ludicorp!

10 Comments:

Blogger Darren Johnson said...

Has anybody compared Flickr to Picasa 2? I am Picasa 2 lover, and am curious what the differences are?

2/16/2005 01:09:00 PM  
Blogger IeshaDover said...

thanks for the heads up, I am very, very new to all this and I was wondering how people figured out how many people had visited and stuff.

thanks again

2/16/2005 01:18:00 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

I also have the same combo - Blogger and I use StatCounter. To get statistics on your feeds, you may want to consider using Feedburner to generate the XML from Blogger's Atom XML. You can advertise the standard RSS from Feedburner and then Feedburner keeps a tab (as best as it can, I guess) on your syndications.

Cheers,

2/16/2005 01:52:00 PM  
Blogger Jarkko said...

Just being bit paranoid, but some mathematically gifted (1+1/x) people could estimate some AdSense figures by putting together the traffic, the time you have ran AdSense and the just reached payout level.

Google has good brand but they also have to be tough on some aspects, this might be something to make people amazed, but it is hard to make money otherwise. Brand - reality. When do we see freedom movements going against Google for limiting freedom of search or information?

I wonder how long those heavy terms in user agreement will hold. We should not encourage people to click the ads. When comes the time that charity sites cannot have AdSense, because people already know that by clicking the ads they generate money for the cause. Will there be some artificial levels for max payouts?

2/17/2005 03:58:00 AM  
Blogger peter said...

Blogger used to have a "stats"-feature, check:
http://web.archive.org/web/20031206100653/stats.blogger.com/index.jsp

But for one reason or another they decided to take it down...

2/17/2005 05:07:00 AM  
Blogger Rose said...

I like how your idea of an avg blogger is a "her" >(

bastard.

2/17/2005 03:20:00 PM  
Blogger fb4 said...

Sitemeter will automatically add it's counter to your blog. Kinda neat for anyone who does not want to get their hands dirty editing templates.

2/17/2005 04:00:00 PM  
Blogger Jack said...

Personally, I happen to HATE Blogger. Leaving a comment should be simpler and faster, and anytime I want leave a comment on a Blogger site, I rarely bother anymore.

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