Stats Showdown - WordCampNYC 2009


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Take a look at some of the most popular stats plugins for WordPress. WP-stats, Google Analytics for WordPress, and Stats will undergo a comparison to identify which plugin has the features that bloggers need most.

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Stats Showdown - WordCampNYC 2009

  1. 1. Stats Showdown Take your website to the nextSTEPH
  2. 4. How much information?
  3. 5. How much information? <ul><li>Do you want something simple? </li></ul><ul><li>More information than you know what to do with? </li></ul><ul><li>Or do you want some information, but don’t want to be overwhelmed? </li></ul>
  4. 6. Just the Facts Ma’am
  5. 7. How to Install Plugins Login to your self-hosted WordPress Blog and click “add new”.
  6. 8. How to Install Plugins Do a search for the theme you want.
  7. 9. How to Install Plugins Click on the “Install Now” button.
  8. 10. WP-Stats
  9. 14. Tell Me More…
  10. 15.
  11. 16. Stats <ul><li>Not only available on </li></ul><ul><li>Also available as a plugin for self hosted. </li></ul>
  12. 17. Stats Take your website to the nextSTEPH
  13. 18. Referrers & Post/Pages Take your website to the nextSTEPH
  14. 19. Search & Posts
  15. 20. Summary
  16. 21. Search Terms
  17. 22. Sharing Secrets with Google
  18. 23. Sharing Secrets with Google
  19. 24. Stats dashboard Take your website to the nextSTEPH
  20. 25. Stats dashboard
  21. 26. Stats dashboard
  22. 27. Sifting For Gold
  23. 28. Installing Google Analytics
  24. 29. Google Analytics
  25. 30. Google Analytics Go back to the plugin configuration and put in you UA account number from Google Analytics.
  26. 31. Google Analytics
  27. 32. Google Analytics Top Content (pages and/or posts)
  28. 33. Geography by State
  29. 34. Browsers
  30. 35. Operating Systems
  31. 36. Google Analytics Keywords
  32. 37. WordPress Stats Showdown Graph Attribute WP-Stats Stats Google Analytics Instant Gratification Yes No No Post/Page Stats Yes Yes Yes Comment Stats Yes Yes No Views or Visitors Views Views Visitors Referrals/Sources No Yes Yes Keywords/ Search Engines No Yes Yes Graphs No Yes Yes Geo Reporting No No Yes Date ranges No Fixed (week, month, quarter, year, all time) Yes (custom) Browser, Operating System, Connection Speed… No No Yes
  33. 38. Thank You <ul><li>Special Thanks to Kira Zmuda of The Mathematics of Glamour ( ) for the use of her website during this presentation. </li></ul>
  34. 39. Contact . [email_address] Twitter: @nextsteph 866-540-2049
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