Learn why I started Painless Blog Analytics. I want to help bloggers make sense of the information that's available to them so that they can better manage their blogs!
Welcome to Painless Blog Analytics! I'm Sherry Smothermon-Short. In 2012, I created Cub Scout Ideas, a blog to help Cub Scout leaders and parents by giving them a “one stop shop” for tips and ideas.
Along the way, I've used my blog's data to make better decisions about how to manage it. And it's worked.
Currently, I average about 100,000 pageviews each month–that's a lot for a very specific niche! My blog income continues to go up every year, and I get unsolicited praise from my readers.
My blogging journey has allowed me to meet lots of awesome bloggers, many of whom have much bigger blogs than mine. I've learned a lot from these folks.
But I've also learned that many bloggers don't even look at their blog's data. They've told me that whenever they open Google Analytics or Google Search Console, all those numbers are confusing so they just log out without digging in to the information.
I've worked one-on-one with many of my blogging friends to show them what they should look at and how to use the information they gather. It's one of my favorite things to do!
So I created this blog to help even more folks. If you've been blogging for a while and just don't understand all the data, this blog is for you.
You'll learn what information you should be looking at and why. Plus, you'll understand what actions you can take based on the data that will help you improve your blog.
But what I most want you to gain from this blog is confidence. Confidence in your ability to review and understand your blog's metrics.
I would love to hear from you! What can I help you with? Am I giving you the information you need in a way that makes it easy to understand? Is there a topic that you would like me to cover? Feel free to let me know by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks so much for reading Painless Blog Analytics!
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