Do you ever wonder what all those titles on your stats page are all about? That’s the old stat’s page. I haven’t become accustomed to the new one yet! Goodness there are a lot of those titles aren’t there?
- Views by Country
- Top Posts and Pages
- Tags and Categories
- Search Engine Terms
- Totals, Followers, and Shares
I could make this post a very looooooooong one by explaining each in technical terms that even I don’t understand, but all you need to do is click on the highlighted links under each section as you open the stats page and all is explained in a neat and tidy manner. Most categories have summaries highlighted. Click on that and drink in that info. Go ahead – it won’t hurt a bit!
You can actually gather a lot of information in this way concerning your top posts, top tags and categories, and what words or phrases readers sometimes use to search for information ending up on your site. If you like, comment, and share regularly on other bloggers sites as was the topic of this recent post, then you can see what other blog sites have arrived at your doorstep by way of clicking on your gravatar or link.
When I first started using WordPress I was very intimidated by all the bells and whistles. “Oops! What if I do this all wrong?” Now the easiest thing for me to do is google my problem or concern adding WordPress in my text and I am usually ushered right to the WordPress Help site with my answer right there in front of me. How easy can that be? And if that doesn’t do it for you then seek out some help from one of your blogger friends. I’ve even done that!
Believe it or not my biggest problem with WordPress is that sometimes while I am creating a post my text gets highlighted and BAM! Just like that it’s deleted right before my eyes! I keep saying I am going to start creating in Word and then copy and paste to my dashboard. That would take care of that, but I never remember to start at that point and here I am again, writing on my dashboard. 😉
Oh, and that thing they do when they fix something that’s not broke? Well, that irritates me a little too. That’s why I haven’t learned the new stat’s page and hope I never will have to. But…never say never. You will never learn that way. Hahaha!
I’ve spent hours, and I mean hours, at a time digging around on my blog site learning all the ins and outs and the shortcuts to this and that. The easiest way for me to learn a new program is to jump in there and mess with it. How many of you agree?
Take a couple hours today and learn your way around WordPress. You will be amazed at what you find! I don’t know everything associated with my blog site and don’t pretend to. I learn a little more every time I delve deeper into the contents.