What WordPress Envy? Blogger Live Stats Go Public
After beta testing Blogger Live Stats upon Blogger in Draft (Google’s eternal testing ground), the search engine giant has given the feature its seal of approval by launching it towards the public.
Last month we released two new stats gadgets to the Blogger in Draft testing ground; after hearing your feedback and making a few tweaks, we’re happy to announce that they are both now ready for the main stage. The new-and-improved Popular Posts and Blog’s Statsgadgets can be added to your blog right now from the Gadget Directory by clicking Add a gadget from the Design | Page Elements tab.
Both of these gadgets take advantage of the traffic data that is being collected by Blogger Stats and provide an easy way for you to pass that info on to the readers of your blog. (Blogger Buzz)
What I love most about the Blogger Live stats (aside from the interface behind the scenes) is the fact that you can select how many page views your blog has received over the past week, month or since inception.
Google even provided an animated counter for BlogSpot fans with “flashier” sites, which should appeal to those who enjoy lots of eye candy on their blog.
Google has been steadily improving their BlogSpot platform over the past few months by incorporating changes ranging from real anti-spam defenses to revamping their theme designer.
Only time will tell if these latest additions will help maintain Blogger’s edge over WordPress.com (the latter who recently assimilated Windows Live Spaces), although thus far the BlogSpot team is showing no signs of slowing down.
Darnell Clayton is a geek who discovered blogging long before he heard of the word "blog" (he called them "web journals" then). When he is not tweeting, friendfeeding, or blogging about space, he enjoys running, reading and describing himself in third person.