WordPress.com Site Stats Help You Track Visitors to Your Site

They love you. They really love you! Or do they? How do you know? Site Stats.

Site Stats is a feature of WordPress.com and Jetpack WordPress Plugin that gives you information about your WordPress site visitors and statistics.

WordPress.com Site Stats tells you how many visits your site is getting, where in the world those visitors are located, which posts are the most popular, who is referring your site, tags and category data, top authors, and more.

How to Access WordPress.com Site Stats

Screen shot of the Dashboard menu in WordPress backend.WordPress.com Site Stats can be accessed in many ways on WordPress.com and through the Plugin features on a self-hosted version of WordPress.

Access may be found by hovering over the category Dashboard on your site. A menu will pop out which includes the option site stats.

Screen shot of the sparkline in the backend of a WordPress site.This same data can be accessed by clicking on that small graph at the top of the backend of your site. It’s called the sparkline.

WordPress home page screen shot of menu bar.When you hover over it a number will appear that shows the average numbers of visits per hour your site has had in the last forty eight hours (as you can see in the example the number is 22). If you click on the graph it will take you to the Site Stats page as well.

Screen shot of site name drop down menu.WordPress.com Stats can also be accessed through your WordPress home page by clicking on Stats in the menu bar. And finally it can be access by hovering over your site name in the menu bar. It appears when you are logged into WordPress and visiting one of your sites. When you hover over the name a menu pops down and Stats is a menu option.

What Information Can You Find at Site Stats?

Now that you know how to access the Site Stats, let’s take a look at what kinds of data is available. The graph at the top of the page shows the number of views and visits to you site in the last day, week, and month. There is also a drop down menu in the top right corner of this screen that lets you switch between the different sites that you have access to.

Screen shot of views and visits.

Another interesting statistic on the Site Stats shows the Views by Country.

Screen shot of Views By Country stats.

Take some time to review all the different types of information available to you on the Site Stats page. You will find valuable information that can help you to improve the traffic on your site.

Want to explore the stats collected across WordPress.com sites with the WordPress.com Stats? WordPress.com makes these stats on the general usage and activity of its users public.

So, how do you know if they love you or not? Check your Site Stats.

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