Analyzing Google Analytics

I know just enough about Google Analytics to be dangerous. I’m at the addicted stage where I check in to find out how many hits we’ve had and end up clicking endlessly, thinking to myself, “I wonder what this button does!”

I stumbled on a really great one recently: Visitor Loyalty. Considering that our blog is relatively new, I expected that the majority of our readers would be one-time visitors. We were absolutely thrilled to find out that a significant number of our visitors keep coming back. Below is a snapshot of our visitor loyalty chart since we’ve been tracking in Google Analytics (since mid-December 2007). Please note that more than 500 visitors have returned 50 times or more!

First of all, let us say—Thank You! We appreciate your loyalty more than you know. Second of all, we can’t help but be curious—we just have to ask—Who are You?

We know a few things about our readers—we have had visitors from every state in the country, except for Wyoming, New Mexico, and Alaska (if you know anyone in these states, encourage them to visit—we would love to see the entire map of the United States colored in). We have also had visitors from 42 other countries, which we think is fascinating!

We would love to hear from you. Please feel free to comment here as to what keeps you coming back to our blog, and we would love to get your comments on any of our posts.


Anonymous said...

Okay, I admit it. I'm one of those visitors that hasn't left a comment yet. I've been coming over to your blog to snatch the url's to your book reviews for a new database I've created of book reviews from bloggers. I bet if you check Utah, you'll see me. I'd love for you take a look at the new database, it's new.

Carole said...

I'd love to take a look at it--it sounds great! Thanks for letting us know you are out there.