I’ve had this blog up and running a few days now, so I figured I would install analytics to see what kind of traction, if any, I am getting. I follow good SEO practices in my urls and I write, what I think, is useful content, so I should be getting a little traffic, right?
Low and behold, my search lead me to Google Analytics for WordPress, a plugin by joostdevalk that installs analytics and gives user friendly options for customizing it. It even allows for traffic from admins to not show up on the analytics report. That’s probably a good thing for me since I tend to hit my blog a lot, for now, and want realistic numbers when looking at reporting.
I just installed it today, so I can’t verify anything about how good the reporting is, but the reviews all come back good and it looks very useful at the surface. More to come later.