I spent a good bunch of time last week trying to set up some sort of basic tracking for shiny and the DH’s blog observations. There are ninety-three (guestimate) WordPress plugins that track traffic (mostly by looking at the site’s server logs.) But there is not one decent review of which ones work well and which ones don’t or even an overview (excel spreadsheet anyone?) of what sort of information they make out of the raw log data.
Yesterday Google Analytics gave me the shock of my life — I had visitors. 12 in fact. The result of some technorati searches, the mention of an Adam Greenfield post and the lovely folk(s) over at //engtech who came by to see who the hell I was.
I also found out that I had comments waiting to be moderated. Way waiting — like a week. The email notification didn’t work. Sorry — I’ll watch much more carefully in the future.
Now if I can just figure out what all those boxes and charts over on Google Analytics actually mean…
Happy Weekend y’all.
edited 25.may.07 to change the url for //engtech, who is now terrorizing the web-o-sphere under the name internet duct tape. Too cool.
That’s the secret of the internet. Say someone’s name and they appear like magic. :)