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How many different visitors do i get every day? (5 posts)

  1. thebravoman
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi,
    I suppose I am not the first one to ask this question, but I still can not find the answer.

    I have two blogs. The first one on wordpress.com (http://bgmindstorms.wordpress.com) and the second one is based on wordpress.org (and is locally installed on a machine of mine). I could see how many users have visited each blog today. But I would like to know how many of this users are entirely new to the blog (haven`t visited it before).
    Is there a way to get this information?

    Thank you for the support.

    Best Regards,
    thebravoman

  2. trick77
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You could use Google Analytics on your site. It's free and there are several plugins available for WordPress.

    Cheers,
    Jan

  3. thebravoman
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi trick77,
    Thanks for the reply. As far as a understood I could use Google Analytics on my locally hosted wordpress.org blog, but I could not use it at wordpress.com.
    Does anyone know if there is a place I could, for example, vote for Google Analytics to be included in wordpress.com or something of that sort?

  4. pnaw10
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Both of my sites are running on self-hosted servers (ie. not one of WordPress' servers) so I wasn't aware of this restriction.

    In order to run Google Analytics, all you need to do is add a few lines of code to one of your theme's template files (usually footer.php). Unless wordpress.com prevents you from editing your theme files (which would surprise me) I'm not sure how there would be a problem.

    But trick77 is right -- the WP Stats plugin only shows you how many times a certain page was visited. It doesn't store IP numbers or other data that would make it possible to see how many visitors are new/returning/etc. or even just someone playing with your stats by reloading a page constantly. You'll need an external counter (whether it be Google or something else) to get more comprehensive traffic reports. Besides WP Stats, I have both Google Analytics, ShareThis and Feedburner (from back before it was owned by Google) on my websites... so I have at least 4 different ways to track my traffic. It's interesting to see how the counts will sometimes differ, or at least to have backups if any of the services has a temporary outage.

  5. thebravoman
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks pnaw10. I will try with editing the template.

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