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What is your favorite Google Analytics statistic?

  1. William15 profile image85
    William15posted 2 years ago

    Google Analytics gives all sorts of metrics. Which is your favorite? Which is the most useful? Which do you pay the most attention to?

    1. Cardisa profile image90
      Cardisaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I could spend hours watching my traffic in real time. I also like how I can tell where the visitor is and how long they have spent on each hub. Real time is the bomb! big_smile

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        OMG - another addict!  I love it,too, and keep a tab opened there. 

        You never know what you'll find - once was a visit from the white house, and a few days ago one hub suddenly had over 80 visitors (at the same time), all from the same small town.  Never did figure out what that was about.

        1. lobobrandon profile image81
          lobobrandonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Haha that's 3 of us smile

    2. Susana S profile image91
      Susana Sposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I find real time a real waste of time LOL.

      I think one of the most useful things to use analytics for is comparisons.

      ...say I've made a major edit to a hub - Do people now stay on the hub longer than they did before? A comparison can tell you.

      ...or what if I change the place I put an internal link - maybe I try putting it in the second paragraph instead of the last - does my bounce rate decrease? Again, a comparison can tell you the answer.

      There are loads of these kinds of "little tests" that you can carry out to help you improve your hubs and viewer experience.

  2. The Examiner-1 profile image83
    The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago

    I like looking at my visitors to see how my Hubs are doing. It took me a while to figure out what the first question was when it showed up!

  3. lady rain profile image86
    lady rainposted 2 years ago

    My favorite is looking at the magic numbers.


  4. William15 profile image85
    William15posted 2 years ago

    I'm happy to know that I'm not alone. Do you use any of these stats to modify how you hub, or are they simply validation for you?

  5. Sue Adams profile image94
    Sue Adamsposted 2 years ago

    Real time, definitely even though it's just ego tripping.

  6. janshares profile image88
    jansharesposted 2 years ago

    I like looking at "Page views the last 30 minutes" because it gives me a better picture of how many visitors I actually had. "Real Time" is always just a hand full of viewers for me. I hope one day I will reach "95" like lady rain. smile That's a lot of Real Time going on. WOW!

  7. bestsmalldevides profile image60
    bestsmalldevidesposted 2 years ago

    google analytics in real time is a great feature, it provides the number of currently accessible. location of the visitor, this information will help website administrators can optimize their websites more

    1. William15 profile image85
      William15posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome to Hubpages! It feels good to know that I'm not the newbie anymore.