I am betting that every one of you reading this either has Google Analytics set up on your blog or at least knows what it is (for those of you who don't, head on over to GA directly and check it out). The real question is this: Have you ever heard if Quill Engage? I thought not. Well my friends, I am here to introduce you to the absolute best way to get your GA information, in bite sized pieces that actually make sense and will save you nearly every ounce of time you spend trying to decipher GA to put towards better use. Like on actually posting content your readers want to see.
I know I probably should have posted a setting up Google Analytics tutorial before sharing this post but, if I am being honest, I really do not like Google Analytics or it's interface. I consider it to be one of the necessary evils of the blog world, you simply have to use it to have your Google authorship recognized (note: If you are on the Blogger platform, just having a Google blog will grant you authorship status, but it wont help you with your analytics. As much as I love being on the Blogger platform, the "in house" stats are simply not accurate), to get detailed stats on page views and your audience as well as to teach anything else your blog does. No matter what amount of need GA requires there really isn't any easy way of reading and understanding the reports.
To those of you who have already mastered reading and understanding GA, please, please, PLEASE leave a comment on how you make that magic happen. Please and thank you from the very bottom of the hearts of everyone reading this.
Quill Engage takes all the guess work out of reading your Google Analytics. As I said above, Quill Works by taking your GA verification and plugging it into their own system then turning out your GA results and sending them to your email in short and easy to read paragraphs, summing up each aspect of your reports in an easy to read format, complete with graphs!
OK, maybe it's just me but I get super excited about graphs I actually understand.
Anyway, back to Quill.
It's super duper easy to get your Google Analytics to connect to Quill Engage. If you have your GA set up to track your blog, all you need to do is create an account with Quill and authorize your account to sync with GA.
See, easy peasy lemon squeezy!
It does take a week or so before you will start generating emails (if that's your preferred method of reading your stats). I receive an email every Monday that gives me my report from the week before.
Things that come in the report:
- A chart showing your page views and how they compare to pervious weeks
- A list of your popular posts and pages
- A list of the most use traffic sources
- A chart showing your top organic referrals and top paid referrals
- A list of your top audience members by country and state
And honestly friends, that's just the beginning.
By using Quill Engage for just a few weeks you will be able to receive all your Google Analytics info in one singular email that contains all the pertinent facts you need to chart your blog growth. And because it uses your actual GA code as a resource, you can guarantee all the information you are reading is 100% accurate per GA terms.
What could be better?
Until Next Time,