Google Analytics needs no introduction. It’s such a popular web analytics tool that it seems like everyone is using it. In April 2012, Nikesh Arora, Google’s chief business officer announced that over ten million marketers and websites use this tool to gauge how effective their online presence is. Barely a year later, in January 2013, BuiltWith’s report indicates that the number has grown tremendously to 17,586,002 websites or 57.3% of all websites using Google Analytics, including majority of the top 10,000 sites based on Alexa and Quantcast rankings. That is how popular Google Analytics is. (While writing this, it is being used on this blog too) I’m guessing you’re using Google Analytics, or perhaps thinking of installing it to your website. And why not? It’s free, it’s very useful, and it’s so easy to use. But did you know that there are also Google Analytics alternatives available? There’s at least 30 such alternatives … [Read more...] about The Top 31 Best Web Analytics Tools | Google Analytics Alternative
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The most popular PHP – Mysql based content management system that has taken out all the technicalities from owning a simple blog to a complex website – WorPress is biggest craze among those who want a web presence without any technical knowhow. WordPress itself brings in core CMS functionality which can be tremendously extended by using plugins and the looks can be customized as to one’s wish by using the available themes. In this post we will be looking at some of the plugins that extend the core functionality of WordPress and are indispensable for any blog or website owner who is using or is intending to use it. What is a plugin? A WordPress plugin is a piece of code written that complies with WordPress coding standards and extends the core functionality of WordPress. The WordPress plugin directory has nearly 25000 plugins, which give a tremendous amount of choice to a WordPress site owner on how he wants to build his website. Here are some of the most popular … [Read more...] about 10 Absolutely Essential WordPress Plugins To Have
Almost every kind of blogging activity be it personal blogging, business or corporate blogging, hobby blogging or affiliate blogging etc, have at least some degree of expectations on Return on Investment (ROI) front and every blogger likes to see the outcomes of his / her blog to be aligned towards his desired goals of blogging. How does a blogger identify that the efforts being put are in the right directions? What is going right and most importantly what needs to be corrected? Understanding their blog analytics will give important insights into such questions of utmost importance, without which all the blogging efforts could go in vain and ultimately lead to frustration. The Basics: First of all what is blog analytics and how do we get the data? Blog analytics basically consists of data on visitor that come to a blog, what pages he visited, where and how did he come from, how much time he spent, which links he clicked & where did he exited from the blog. There are many free as … [Read more...] about 7 Blog Analytics Metrics You Shouldn’t Miss And Why?
If you are blogging from long and keep an eye on your stats, you would realize that there are specific posts and pages which is getting maximum traffic. If you are blogging with a strategy you must be leveraging those traffic to convert first time readers into subscribers, but if you never paid attention to your top landing pages, this guide will help you to make most out of it. In a Blog, most of the traffic comes on certain pages which are call Top landing pages. Specially, if you are into niche blogging, you can milk out the maximum juice from pages getting maximum traffic. In blogging and internet marketing, top landing pages hold great importance, because top landing pages are one which helps you to built your website traffic and ranking. Any of your blog post can be top ranking page which gets lots of hits and the best traffic source are search engines like Google, Bing or any other. Another useful traffic source could be social networking sites like Stumble upon, … [Read more...] about How To Make Most Out of Your Blog Top Landing Pages
Have you had a blog which is no longer live but the account is still on Google Analytics? Do you want to clean up your GA account? If so, read on and learn how to do it. Google Analytics is a free website stats program which is recommended for every blogger and website owner. It gives you great details about where your traffic is coming from and how users are interacting your website/blog. For a long time I have created numerous blogs apart from ShoutMeLoud to try new things online, and over that time many of them have been deleted as they didn’t work out the way I had anticipated. Even though the blogs are deleted, their accounts are still in my Google Analytics which simply adds unnecessary junk to the account. Today when I logged into my Google Analytics account, I noticed many of these domains. I considered getting rid of them, and realized that the process is easy, but not well documented online in a manner that is … [Read more...] about How to Delete an Account from Google Analytics