StatPress plug-in For WordPress
Although there are many ways to get readings for your site statistics, here I’ll talk about the StatPress plug-in for wordpress.
This can be used for real time statistics in addition to other data gathering info you may already be using, for example…Google Analytics.
You can find this plug-in simply called StatPress located here.
It’s easy to install and is accessible from the dashboard of WordPress for viewing many varieties of visitor data coming to your site.
Again, the statistic data is in real time, so just refreshing your page after you’ve posted your content and shared it in locations of your choosing, you will see up to the second visitor information.
Some of the information available are:
- Country of origin
- browser and OS
- pages viewed
- site the visitor came to your site from
- search terms that brought them to your site
StatPress Plug-in for WordPress
I’ve been using the StatPress plug-in for quite a while now and it has many tabs in the WP dashboard that in addition to the featured data above, graphical charts display visitor data in multiple categories.
I particularly like the data comprised from how your visitors arrived at your site.
If you comment on other sites that allow you to leave your site information, you will see that visitors have arrived at your site from sites where you have left comments.
This viewpoint lets you know that commenting on high traffic sites brings visitors to your site and you know how they got there.
To me, that’s some pretty useful information that is available from the StatPress plug-in that may not be available from other analytical data providers.
Another data feature that is visible are the search terms that brought the visitor to your site.
It is the wording that the visitor entered into a search engine that brought them to a certain page of your site, and also gives you the option to view the page of your site that the visitor arrived at.
This again is particularly useful when your writing posts or articles and keyword research has been performed as an effort for search engine optimization.
Let it be known that this plugin works on WordPress.org sites and although I have some WordPress.com sites, I don’t see a way to install it there.
Go ahead, install the StatPress plug-in for WordPress and try it out. It’s a convenient statistics gathering plugin viewable from your WP dashboard, I think you’ll enjoy and find useful.