Increase Blog Traffic with Google Analytics

googleanalyticsAre you wondering if it is really possible to increase blog traffic through the use of an analytics tool? How is such a tool going to be responsible for bringing traffic to your blog? Analytics tools are not actually directly responsible for increasing your blog traffic, but if you use such a utility correctly, you could indirectly boost a great amount of targeted traffic to your blog no matter what stage of development that it is currently in. There is one very powerful tool for analytics that stands out above the rest and is vital for your blog. This incredibly accurate and completely tool has come to become the standard all over the internet: Google Analytics.

The Google Analytics tool will play a vitally important role in the process when you decide to increase blog traffic for a number of different reasons. Most notably, it is going to tell you exactly what type of traffic you are attracting to your website. It will be able to tell you if your traffic is direct traffic, referred traffic or traffic generated through search engine results.

Google Analytics will also give you a lot of truly vital information about the visitors to your blog. It will tell you if they are unique visitors that are arriving for the first time. It will tell you how long they visit the site. It will tell you what your bounce rate is. It will tell you what type of browsers are being used to view your website, and even what countries visitors are coming from. Finally, Google Analytics will tell you what keywords are being used to bring people to your website, which will tell you whether or not your keyword research is paying off.

All of this is going to play a role in increasing blog traffic for your blog. Without a blog analytics tool like the one that Google offers, you really will not have any idea how many people are visiting your blog or how long they are visiting for. If you do not know where they are coming from or how they came to arrive at your blog, how can you fine tune your marketing approach to increase your traffic in the future? The more you know about what drives people to your blog, the better able you will be to fine tune your approach to attract even more traffic.

Without Google Analytics, all of this information is simply lost. Do you want to be flying in the dark, or do you want to effectively increase blog traffic for your website? There is no reason to play guessing games when you can have the information that you need right at your fingertips for absolutely free.

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Originally posted 2009-07-13 05:41:53. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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8 comments ↓
#1 Arief Darmawan on 07.13.09 at 3:08 pm

Nice post, thank for sharing. I have been used Google Analytics for last 3 months but not really utilizing it. Reading your post, I get some eureka on what should I do with my GA account :)

#2 D. Sprague on 07.21.09 at 5:57 am

I’ll give it a try. Right now I’m using Stattracker for my blogger site. We’ll see….:)

#3 Technochase on 08.10.09 at 4:35 pm

Great info! I am also using google analytics. I’m still noob when it comes to using it though.

#4 Linda on 08.26.09 at 11:58 am

Yes, I’ve always reckoned it’s like driving blind if you don’t use Google Analytics.
I don’t see why it’s important to know what browser someone is using though?

#5 Jeff M Newman on 10.09.09 at 9:21 am

Another stats program that people are using is called http://www.woopra.c
om. This tool provides additional stats, plus it provides real time results. It is currently in beta, but it’s free.

Another useful tool is the wordpress google analytics plugin by http://www.yoast.com. This plugin makes it easy to add analytics to your blog.

It is also a good idea to filter your google analytics results by your ip address. That prevents analytics from showing your own traffic to your website.

#6 Curtis Chappell on 11.18.09 at 4:36 am

Greetings All,

Hi Linda,

Using google analytics, I know that someone in Surrey, Canada, landed on my site on October 20th and spent thirty-four minutes and fifty-nine seconds perusing eight pges of my blog.

Analytics offers heaps more info…what do you want to know?

Write On!

#7 ceejay on 03.19.10 at 1:24 am

thanks a lot for this post i have never heard of google analytic, and that it can bring traffic to my blog.
i have been getting organic traffic from search engines.

you can check out my blog for tips on how to do that in less than 5 mins.
moneyonlinetrading.blogspot.com

#8 riaz on 12.14.10 at 4:15 pm

tanks I’ve always reckoned it’s like driving blind if you don’t use Google Analytics.
I don’t see why it’s important to know what browser someone is using though?

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