I'm just curious who's taking advantage of google analytics? Many many of you already know about this - but for those of you who don't know - google analytics is a service that provides detailed website statistics - FOR FREE! Awesome - I know....
Depending on how your site is designed - it could take you a few short minutes - or you may need to call your web guy to help - but honestly - once it's set up it's a lot of fun to watch. You need to start with a google account - so sign up if you haven't already. On google's home page - you'll see a link below the search bar - click on the Business Solutions link. You'll find analytics in the second column - click it. It brings you to a page that talks about Google Analytics - click on the right hand blue button which says 'access Analytics'. It's now going to ask for your google sign in info - go ahead and fill that in.. don't worry, I'll wait. :) Now you're in - why don't I show you a video instead of typing it... toggle back and forth between the Youtube and your own google page - press pause if it's going to fast - and just go step by step.
Track your visits - see what pages are most popular - how long visitors are staying on your site - see how often they return - see how they're finding you online - and if they're using search engines you'll be able to find out what search terms they've entered to bring your site up.
Here's a YouTube from Google showing you how to use it properly.
I really can't tell you how valuable this feature is - you're going to have to try it out yourself - send me an email if you have any questions as to how you can get it onto your site!
Thanks for reading, folks!! Hope it was a great day!!