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Stats for WordPress: Analytics or WP stats?

One of my clients just asked me if there was a way to see how many people were visiting his WordPress blog each day and my answer is yes!  There are 2 ways I recommend:

1) Google Analytics and 2) stats

Google Analytics is by far the most in-depth, comprehensive stats provider.  It is very useful for when you want to employ search engine optimization techniques.  However, sometimes it’s just TMI (too much information!). stats is a wordpress plugin that gives you the basics in your dashboard – how many visits, keywords people used to find you, the links they clicked on while they were there, etc. Here is a screenshot of my stats since I started my e-newsletter:


Which to use? Both.

Generate and schedule a weekly Google Analytics report to be delivered to your email inbox for the more detailed information – what country visitors are from, how long they were looking at your site, bounce rate, what browser they used, etc.  And add stats to your dashboard to get the basic facts.

If you have found this information helpful, please let me know by leaving a comment on this blog post!

Here to help you make your finest dreams come true,

– Catherine

Make a Blog Newsletter with AWeber

Here is my step-by-step guide for making a Blog Broadcast (or newsletter) using AWeber:

  1. Login to your AWeber account
  2. Create your list – visit this video tutorial for help:

  1. Create your Blog Broadcast – follow this tutorial at AWeber
  2. Publish your WordPress post and voila! Your blog content will now be delivered to your subscribers in your branded email template.

Visit AWeber’s tutorial videos page for a complete set of video tutorials on using AWeber for email marketing.

If you need technical support, you can call AWeber at +1 877-293-2371 and a friendly, English-speaking technical support specialist will help you out.

Why Email Newsletters Can Improve your Blog

Written on August 15th, 2005 at 01:08 pm by Darren Rowse

Why Email Newsletters Can Improve your Blog

One way that I’ve experimented with to build community and loyalty among readers on my blogs is to offer readers a free regular newsletter.

I’ve found that since started using newsletters that it’s added a new dimension of community to my blogs. Newsletter days have higher traffic for starters and there seems to be a growing relationship between many subscribers and myself. The newsletter isn’t the only reason for this but it’s had an impact.

Interestingly the rise of blogging has actually been the death of some newsletter publishers who have moved to blogging as a medium to communicating with readers and making an income – whilst my preferred medium is definitely blogging I see a number of benefits of combining email newsletters and blogs together as part of a wider web strategy. Let me share a few.

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