I know this may seem like a ridiculous question, but:
How can I tell how many visitors visit my blog?
It seems like everyone else knows this fact about their own blog, but I can see no way to figure it out. I asked a couple of people I know that do blogs, and they both answered, "What do you mean? It's automatic! You just know -- it says right there." Which wasn't very helpful.
I assume there must be a way to figure it out, but try as I might I can't uncover it. Help!
On a related note: if I am eventually planning to have ads on my blog, and if ads pay "per viewer" or whatever, then how do the advertisers know how many people are coming to my site and viewing their ads? And how can I "prove" how many visitors I get?
I've always been mystified by this detail. The amount of "traffic" one gets seems to be universally known by every site, but I'm never been about to understand how they could know. I've even run Web sites before (not blogs -- regular sites) and even then I never knew of a way to get a total of the number of visitors.