WordPress Training: Checking your stats; inbound links from the dashboard

It’s nice to know that you are being read and who’s checking out your stuff. The stats and incoming link dashboard pane gives you a pretty good idea. Incoming links basically gives you an outer glance look at how people arrived at your blog.

Say another blogger links to one of your post and somebody clicks through to it. Incoming links will list all of the places people will visit and before they come to you. Stats give you a simple graph so you can see how many views you blog has in a particular day. Beneath that you will see which of your post are most popular by views, and also the top search terms people use to find your content, along with the most active post in terms of comments.

Finally if you click through to view all, you get a lot more detailed information about your stats which you can also access at any time from the dashboard blog stats menu option. So between stats and incoming links, you should be able to get a good idea of your most popular content and how things are going on with your blog.

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Andy Johnson has been on the Internet since the its dawn(ie his first computer program was recorded on cassette tape) and his first hard drive cost about as much his current MacBook. His first byline was in 1993 for a local newspaper rag he eventually helmed, and his last “real job” was at a computer start up which ended when it ended. Throughout it all he’s freelanced and blogged. Now he is mesmerized by Search Engine Optimization forever trying to “rise to the top” for the right reasons. He’s been married to his wife Julia for as long as he can remember and has two lovely, wonderful children. He looks forward to sharing the latest in the technical best for all the online entrepreneurs.