Saturday, April 28, 2012

Is Anyone Out There?

I have a problem I hope someone can help me with.  For reasons I don't understand I can no longer access the analytics for this Blog.

For those of you not familiar with them, analytics provide a wealth of information.  I can see how many folks have visited the blog each day, week, month, and even for the last year.  I can see which articles have been most popular.  I can tell where the folks are coming from.  I owe much of what success I have to James at Hellinahandbasket and Zack at The Next Chapter.

I was never surprised to discover my largest concentraton of readers are from Texas.  I was surprised, not unpleasently, to discover the next higest concentration of readers is consistently from New York State.

I am pleased to say I have readers from all over the world.  Most of the time the majority are from the United States.  The day I posted Spitfires on a Mission it was well recieved, but that night there were more readers from Germany than anywhere else.  That was the only time that has happened.

There are changes taking place on Blogger that I am trying to cope with, but I need help.  If anyone can tell me what happened to the analytics link and how to get there I would be greatful.  I would contact Blogger with this question, but as far as I can tell there is no way to do so.

So, in the meantime, if folks could drop me a comment to let me know your out there I would be grateful.


  1. I be here! Heck, you can't get rid of me.

  2. Were you using Google Analytics for your stats? If you do, I believe each time you change to a new blog template you need to put in your tracking code.

    Google Analytics switched to its new format; a little bit ago. Dunno if that is causing any of your problems.

    Good luck, my friend!

  3. are you unable to get into the analytics itself or able to get in but not get hte info for the blog? The latter its likely the problem James mentioned. The former: well, when Google changed all that stuff they changed the locations of links. I'll poke at it and see if I can find it.

  4. Ok, Analytics: from the Blogger Dashboard up in the top right corner is your name, profile picture and a down arrow, click on the down arrow, choose account settings. In the new page on the left hand side choose "Products", then on the new page choose Analytics. I'm sure there's a better way but its not jumping out at me.

  5. Greetings from Falls County,
    Thank you Ruth. I'm going to try it now.

  6. I don't have any idea about the Blogger Analytics, but I can hear you fine from OKC, OK.

    For what it's worth.

    Me, not you

  7. Picking you up in Greenville, Texas too. Afraid we are sporadic at best though. Techniphobia keeps me moving slowly through my favorite sites and blogs...

  8. I use and it is better than Blogger's as far as I am concerned. I looked at Blogger's but decided to keep Site Meter. Even if, for some reason, it disappears from your blog (which is an easy fix of just reentering the corrct code and they tell you how on their site), you can still go to your Site Meter account and check your stats. The service I use is free although I think they have advanced stats for a fee. The basic free stuff tells a lot. More than enough for me.

    Hope you find a solution.

    All the best,
    Glenn B

  9. Forgot to add, in my previous comment, gives a lot more information, even in their free stats, than does Blogger - really a lot more info.