2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here's a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 340,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at [...]

A tally of my post ratings

On July 28, 2008, I installed the WP-PostRatings plugin on my blog, and since then, watching what and when people rate has been an interesting experience. If you haven't yet enabled ratings on your website, it might be a worthwhile effort to do so, because you'll get another sort of feedback about your content beside [...]

WordPress Stats plugin has gone cuckoo

For over a month now, I have been unable to rely on the official WordPress Stats plugin. (I say official because the folks that made WordPress also made this plugin.) It, all of a sudden, started assigning all site visits to the same article, so that all of my stats became completely skewed. Let me [...]

The new and improved Google Analytics

I've just been playing with the new Google Analytics interface, and wow, that's a seriously cool improvement over the old one! Google announced this a few days ago, and I waited to see when the change would take place in my account. I logged in a few minutes ago and was given a choice between [...]

Getting good site stats

I've been using both Google Analytics and FeedBurner's own Site Stats service simultaneously for the past couple of months, and I thought I'd give a comparison of the two. They both use little JavaScript snippets that you copy and paste into your web pages. They're both good at eliminating false traffic (bots, etc.). That's where [...]