Thursday, July 12, 2007

Google Analytics: Time Frames

Ok, we just finished the basic functions of Google Analytics. Now we're going to go into into changing the range of dates which Google Analytics counts. The current range is visible here:
The default time frame is one month before yesterday. However, you can change it by clicking it. Once you do, you should get a view like this:

Now, all you have to do is select the range. For example, if I only wanted to see the stats for this week, I would click July 4 to start the range, then click July 12 to end it.

This is really helpful, especially for getting detail on how your blog is doing lately. I prefer to see statistics from the last week, not the whole month. It allows for more precision. For example, if I want to know which pages are most popular in the past week, I go to Content>Top Content, then I change the range for this week. This gives new numbers, which could be different for the month. For mine, the pidgin page was most popular for the month, but the xplanet-gnome page was the most popular for the week. Makes sense, with the new addition of helpful links. So, this could give new insights into your blog.

1 comment:

Larry said...

GnuPaint for the win!