Feed your addiction with Feedburner , MyBlogLog and Google Analytics

You’ve probably heard of Google Analytics – a free service that gives you
stats such as the charts below.

This chart shows the number of visitors (blue) and the number of pageviews (orange). Interesting that in 2 years blogging , the average of pages viewed has always been just under 2 pages per visitor).

Google Linechart
This chart (again from Google Analytics) shows the visits by source. Bit of an usual one at the moment – I would tend to get about 10% of visits each from MSN and Yahoo (not showing at the moment).

Google Piechart

Google only updates it’s stats once a day. If you’re really addicted to seeing your stats (and you really need to get out more) then feedburner updates most of its stats on an hourly basis. Feedburner not only gives you web stats similar to Google (if you’re FeedFlare enabled), but it gives you the number of people who are also reading your site via a feed – the grey box on the top right of this blog.

Feedburner Barchart
Strangely , this feed history seems to have a life of it’s own. Most people read blogs Monday to Friday , so the numbers dip at the weekend

FeedBurner Barchart

If you’re a hard core stats addict , you’ll also have MyBlogLog enabled. These give the photos on the left hand side of the blog (useful in themselves), more stats (very good for incoming / outgoing links) and a widget (see image below) that shows users the most popular outgoing links.

MyBlogLogs Outgoing

TF1 – One of the best websites I have seen

One of the best kids websites I have seen is Tfou. Don’t let the fact that it is in French put you off – the fact that it is aimed at kids means that even your ‘quelques mots de Francais’ from about 20 years back will do. The name itself is a play on words of ‘Tu est fou’ meaning ‘you’re mad’!

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The site is the kids version of TF1 – France’s answer to the BBC. I doubt if RTE have the budget to put this kind of thing together, but given that most of the characters are already familiar, surf away!

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I’m also proud to mention I used to work with the guys that worked on this site (guilt by association). By the time I met them they had finished the content management system (cms) that powered TFou, and had sold their souls to work for a large US pharmaceutical company in Brussels. They weren’t exactly broken men, but they’d go back to work on the kids site in Paris in an instant.

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