I have been running my blog over a year now and I have spent a lot of time and energy try to mold it into a better resource for people trying to deploy Unified Communications while not being a repeat of a lot of other blogs already on the web. A couple of resources have really helped me that I thought I would share. First is StatCounter.com. This is a great site that offers free statistic metrics for your blog. I have been using it for the last 7 months and it has really helped me keep track of the traffic coming to my blog.
Below is a capture of my weekly stats over the last 7 months. Not only can you capture general stats but you can also drill deeper and map these hits to specific regions around the world and also map it to which search engine is providing you with the most hits.
Had it not been for this free service I would have no idea of what was happening with traffic to my blog and where it was coming from. Truly a cool resource and I imaging can be used for any web site not just blogs.
The second is ProBlogger.This is a blogging site about making money from blogging which I have used to help me come up with ideas to help drive traffic to my blog and make it more interesting for readers. Although some of the content on this site requires payment to get access it also has loads of free content. My intention with my blog was never to make money but more of a resource and networking tool which it has done for me very successfully with the help of ProBlogger.
I guess this is my way of giving something back to these free resources which do deserve it.
Comments are welcomed.