Day 12 of the #30DC

Today in the 30 Day Challenge we are assessing stats and publishing content. A little early for one and probably a little late for the latter…

What YouTube music for this post? OK – no connection, this one has been running through my mind, that’s it – Poker Face – Lady Gaga – but for a change a parody version by VenetianPrincess šŸ™‚
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h47fNaOb-JU

Google Analytics is another feature that over time just keeps on getting better and better – it is fantastic the number and detail of the metrics in there. One problem with it though – my 30 Day Challenge had only 5 visits, and 3 were by me! OK, early days and I think I lost momentum from not getting to make another post on it yet. One fault actually with Google Analytics, it is not real time – that would be tremendously useful. Another tool that is great for simple real time looking is StatCounter – it’s free and you are able to look at who was on your site and where they went in real time. The only drawback on this is that at crucial times it can get quite addictive, watching the progress of some post and the people coming to see. Nice that WordPressDirect has a simple stats monitor in there…

Learning a lot more now about Market Samurai and what it is capable of. Uploading a post from inside it to the WordPressDirect blog was simple and I agree saves on quite a few clicks. So the second post went up onto this rather brief looking web site. Let’s see how that goes…

Taking more time that I would like is the social bookmarking of each post, Market Samurai has the interface to Traffic Bug built in and it would save so much time if Traffic Bug were actually working…

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