Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Like studying your Blog Stats? You've gotta check this out... Woopra

I've just found the best blog and website statistics program I've seen yet. It's called Woopra. Installing on a Blogger site is easy. Use the Add a Gadget tab then the HTML/Javascript tab, paste in the code from the website, download the Dashboard to your computer, and you're finished.

You can use the code on as many blogs or websites as you want. The interface has tabs across the top to switch between sites/stats for easy navigation. The information is incredible. As an example, on the Virtual Paintout blog today I can see the individual pages people enter through, the search words used and the search engines used, the countries visited from (today's are USA, France, UK, New Zealand, India, Canada, Romania, Netherlands, and 7 other countries, respectively).

With my live visitors I have right now, I can see location, IP, Browser, Resolution. Along with how many times they have visited and their duration. I could also click the "Chat Now" button and whatever I type would pop up on their screen as long as they are on my site, and it doesn't matter what browser they are using. I think it might freak me out if it happened to me, but I can see how it would be useful in a sales situation to let them know you are there if they have any questions. Maybe. I can also see that the top cities today are Vancouver, Stevens Point, New York and 141 other cities.

These are only a few of the stats available. Check it out. Blows most others away.

8 comments:

Linda Popple said...

I'm definitely going to give it a look. Sounds interesting.

Caroline Bray Art said...

Thanks for the tip Bill, can't wait to give it a go!

Carolyn Pappas said...

The Chat Now feature you describe would really freak me out. I would feel like I were being stalked or something!

Bill Guffey said...

I like it a lot.

Yes, Carolyn. I feel the same way. But there must be some way to use the feature without freaking people out.

Maybe a well-placed notice that it might happen.

Art with Liz said...

Have you added it to your blog already Bill? These new innovations scare the hell out of me - until I get used to them of course.

Bill Guffey said...

Oh yeah, Liz. It's working behind the scenes. Invisible to the blog visitor. The Dashboard you install on your computer has all the info.

nancy elstad said...

I can't find the add a gadget? I'm doing good just to have the basics!

Bill Guffey said...

Hi Nancy. I see you've added "About Me", "Followers" and "My Blog List" to your sidebar on your blog. You most likely added those by clicking on the "add a gadget" link. On the Design page of your blog it's on the upper right sidebar.