There are more companies blogging now than ever. How do you measure results? Measuring the social web is a different thing than what most web analytics packages offer. It can be easy to start a blog, but making it successful requires an excellent feedback mechanism. Blog analytics is one of those sources of feedback to know what’s working and what’s not.
We’ve listed interesting blog analytics tools of various types before, but now’s your chance to vote for (up to two) of the best software focused on measuring what happens on blogs.
What are your 2 favorite blog analytics software tools?
- Google Analytics (43%, 169 Votes)
- Woopra (10%, 41 Votes)
- Feedburner Stats (10%, 40 Votes)
- StatCounter (9%, 37 Votes)
- Wordpress Stats (7%, 28 Votes)
- Crazy Egg (6%, 25 Votes)
- Clicky (5%, 20 Votes)
- MINT (4%, 16 Votes)
- BLVD Status (3%, 10 Votes)
- W3Stats (2%, 6 Votes)
- Enquisite (1%, 3 Votes)
Total Voters: 254
Free analytics services like Google Analytics, StatsCounter and W3Stats were included because they they offer the kinds of standard analytics information useful for blogs and any kind of web site as well as the fact they are used by a large number of bloggers.
If we’ve missed a great blog-centric analytics package in the list above, please add in the comments and we’ll include it in our next reader poll.
- Google Analytics Blog
- Clicky the blog
- Mint Forum
- Woopra blog
- Crazy Egg on Twitter (no blog or forum)
- Enquisite blog
- BLVD status blog
- Feedburner Stats (Overview, no blog)
- WordPress Stats (General info, no blog)
If you’d like to learn more about blog analytics in general, check out these resources:
- Blog Metrics: Six Recommendations For Measuring Your Success – Avinash Kaushik
- Defining Business Blogging Success – Online Marketing Blog
- Tips For Measuring Success Of Your Blog – Avinash Kaushik
- Framework for Measuring Blog Success – Greg Verdino (PPT)
- Blog Analytics & RSS: Interview with Paul Strupp Sun Microsystems – WAA
- New ROI of blogging report – Forrester