There’s an interesting stats series being published on the WordPress.com blog that’s given me a lot of food for thought.
I have never been drawn to bean counting, but if one doesn’t look at the numbers then they don’t know as much as they could about how their articles are being received.
Taking a look at your Top Posts and Pages gives you a quick, clear idea of what’s most popular. You can use this valuable data to inform future posts, but also to make sure your perennially popular content is polished and primed to turn a casual visitor into a die-hard reader. via Stats Wrangling III: Top Posts and Pages — Blog — WordPress.com.
- Stats Wrangling I: Digging in to Your Data
- Stats Wrangling II: Days, Weeks, and Months
- Ignore Your Stats
Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.- Evan Esar
Do the top posts and pages in your blog surprise you?
The Top Posts & Pages Widget allows you to display either your most liked posts or up to ten of your most popular posts in the last 48 hours. However, you don’t need to use the widget to access the numbers. Click the stats tab to find them. There you can click Summaries and find Top Posts for
This blog had hundreds of published posts before the like button was introduced. What surprises me is how the top four posts and pages never change.
Definition of a Statistician: A man who believes figures don’t lie, but admits than under analysis some of them won’t stand up either.” – Evan Esar
I know have published more informative and better written posts than these:
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Are the top four posts and pages on your blog always the same too?
annoy (oops! ) concern you?
Important Question: If you had to select four top posts or pages on my blog, based on the ones that were the most useful to you and excluding the Home/Archives page, what would they be?
Related posts found in this blog:
Hans Rosling’s Wonderful World of Statistics
Mastering Blog Metrics, Content Creation and Retaining Readers
Blogging is Big: Blogging Statistics
Blogging and Demographic Groups
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