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WordPress by Michael McCallister, Bud E. Smith

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8. Tracking Statistics and Bringing In Visitors

Getting More People to Visit Your Blog

Bloggers are obsessed with visits to their WordPress blogs. One of the very best features of WordPress.com blogs is the free, detailed, up-to-date statistics that we take you through in this chapter. The same statistics are available to WordPress.org blogs as well. Just install the WordPress Stats plug-in to find them. Experienced bloggers across a variety of blogging platforms tend to cite the statistics in WordPress as a major strength of that platform.

Apparently, though, the official WordPress stats, as useful as they are, aren’t always enough. Statistics are perhaps the most popular single focus for additional plug-ins as well. See Chapter 14, “The WordPress ...

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