As a blogger I like to know how many folks are visiting my blogs, what posts are popular, how they got to my site etc.
Out of the box analytics is a KEY factor for non-technical folks. As far as I’m concerned it must be provided by Blog providers in order to be taken seriously. But more importantly, it must be provided out of the box with no configuration or add ons or extensions…etc.
So, here’s two examples of out of the box analytics from Typepad and WordPress. I pay $150 USD for Typepad and $0 for my WordPress account.
One word: Sucks
Note – to view this clearly click on the image, then click on it again and you’re good.
And there’s more!
This shows how many RSS feeds are being capture by RSS readers.
So, what am I getting for $150? Good question. Typepad, care to answer this question for us?