The other day I noticed that some other housebloggers had hit counters on their blogs. “I should get one of those for my blog,” I thought. So I googled around a bit and found a great free service called StatCounter.
Not only does StatCounter provide a counter for visitors and page views, but it also collects tons of fascinating data about visit length, visitor location, entry and exit pages, keyword analysis, browser and system stats and more. For free. With no ads on your blog.
So now I check my little bar graphs for hits like a daytrader watches the NYSE ticker. I’m also enjoying indulging my curiosity for all the exotic places from which I’ve received visits: Alaska! New Zealand! Arkansas!
StatCounter has also told me that I get most of my visits through HouseBlogs.net. Thanks to everyone there for making such a great virtual neighborhood. If any other housebloggers (or other visitors) are looking for a free, full-featured web traffic analysis tool, give StatCounter a look.
Disclosure: I have no affiliation with StatCounter in any way. I’m simply a satisfied user of their service.