Yesterday's blog post took me beyond 1,000 visitors since this blog started. So I put out a quick celebratory tweet.
Mixed in with good wishes, claps, and high-fives, Mike Carbone asked a simple question.
"That’s a sweet looking dashboard, what analytics platform is this?"
This is the dashboard he was talking about 👇
Simple Analytics is the simple answer to his simple question. I've been using it for a little while now, and I love it. Here's a few reasons why.
- Less is more. When running a low traffic personal blog, you probably don't need a myriad of insights and analytics. Visitors, pageviews, countries, devices will do.
- Email reports are simple. Once a week, or once a month, you get a report with high level stats. No analysis paralysis. No watching the kettle boil. For personal blogs, you won't gain much from babysitting your analytics. So, don't.
- Tweet viewer is a nice touch. It's one thing to see sources of traffic, quite another to see the actual tweets that lead to traffic. Big fan of this.
- I do love a good API. Exporting raw data via CSV, or querying aggregate data via their API is super simple. Some interesting use cases I can think of.
- Dark mode. Sure, why not? Everyone else is doing it.