Blogger Hop: Do I Obsess Over Page Views?

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I am participating for the first time in the Book Blogger Hop hosted by  Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.

Each week a fellow blogger asks a question and the participants make a post answering the question. The goal is to make new friends and know more about the bloggers who are participating. So let us get with it shall we?

This week’s question was submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews and she asks

Do you sneak a peek at the number of views your posts have gotten?

Yes, while I don’t obsess over the numbers, I do check my page views at the least once a week. 

As the data and spreadsheet obsessed nerd that I am, I even note the weekly views and have plotted a graph out of it. And the graph looks good curve these days, you guys. Thanks to all your comments and shares!

To be honest I am not an expert by any chance on Google Analytics, I use it to check the performance of the posts and understand the demographics. Of course what to do about that is something I have to figure out yet.

Another statistics I kinda check weekly is my Alexa rank. Again I have no idea why I even follow that, except that I do.

So what other blog related data do you guys follow? And if you have had figured what to do with these data, please let me know. Something good might turn out of being a nerd even. Let us chat.

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  1. Honestly, I don’t think that I have ever checked my stats unless I have to send my stats in email or signing up for anything like blog tour etc. But now, I am thinking that probably I should? I am not sure, let’s see. I guess it would be like some tension for me checking and being obsessive with the numbers 🙁

  2. I do check it especially during days when I’m feeling inspired. lol. But there are times when I couldn’t care less. I will be with you in trying to figure out what to do with the data. best of luck. 😀

  3. You have more restraint than me lol. I tend to check mine usually every day. I could never get Google Analytics to work for me and it’s so confusing, so I just stick to WordPress stats. I’ve never heard of the Alexa rank but now I want to check that out too lol.

  4. I can’t help but to check my statistics. Maybe it the anxiety and OCD. But it is very warding to see constant growth – whether it is my blog, my YT channel, Twitter, or even Instagram. It helps me to know that at least I am heading in the right direction.

    • I totally get that. I am not obsessed with the numbers as well, but I still check it out for the growth map, weekly once.

  5. i tend to look at mine before i go to bed each day and just see how the days gone and i can usually see which days ive bothered to have tweets scheduled and which days ive done some blog hopping. im also somehow on a monthly page view upwards curve since july now and im really excited by it but also scared because i know this month is gonna drop as im goign away for 2 weeks…

  6. While we don’t have google analytics on free wordpress, I am very guilty of that too… Though I do not have OCD, I have anxiety, and as thoses are parents I have a “ocd side” where I need to check everything more than once .. posts Ive planned to make sure im good, views/like/comment graph, the spam folder of comments, notifications.. and I do so multiple times a day. even if I already JUST checked xD

    idk, I just like to know people come and visit my blog; and where they stumble on when they do. Sure id feel a little sad on days I had no or few reactons but, not that big of a deal either.
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  7. Ha! I hadn’t checked my page views in ages but did once I saw the title of your post. I guess my take on it all is that it is what it is. I barely have time to get posts up and promoted, much less actively grow my blog. I enjoyed this post and the comments. Thanks!

  8. Good answers. I like to see that the people I am supporting are supportive of me in return but that is as far as the looking goes. As a relatively new blogger, I also look at followers and hits as it gives me an idea of whether I am doing this right.

  9. Honestly – I couldn’t care less. I don’t think anyone actually looks at my blog or reads my reviews besides an occasional desperate indie author, and that is okay with me, I’m in it for the free books 😉

  10. I usually don’t check my rankings because I just find that it depresses me when numbers don’t do what I want them to. I’d rather be blissfully ignorant and feel good about my interactions on my blog. I had never heard of that Alexa rank thing. I glanced at it and … yeah, it depressed me. LOL! 🙂
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  11. I do it almost everyday. The stat that’s showed by wordpress is something i check everyday. And i do check how i make a progress as months roll by..I am just a year old in the blogosphere and so maybe I’m obsessed.. As days go, i don’t know what i’d be doing 🙂

  12. Welcome to the hop, Gayathri! It’s so nice to have you join us!! 🙂

    WOW! You’ve really gone into detail with these stats! Very impressive! I don’t have the time to do any of that, but I can understand being nerdy about this. Lol.

    I just happen to notice my page views when I open up my dashboard to create a new post. (I use the Blogger platform.) I can see the views for each post right next to the title, on the dashboard list.

    I do need to have a lot of page views, as I participate in blog tours. But I don’t really obsess over them.

    Thanks for sharing your detailed answer! And thanks for commenting on my own BBH post!! Have a GREAT week!! <3 🙂

  13. Honestly, I don’t care much about pageviews, though I’ve started to note down the WordPress statistics by month since I moved to see if there are any patterns to my posting/views. I think Google Analytics demographics wise is more for businesses rather than a blogger doing it for fun, but I do use it to get my unique views a month.
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