All bloggers are addicted to their blog stats hoping refreshing the page will give them that extra view they want. I admin, I'm addicted to them. When I blog I'm on life support to my stats which most bloggers will agree to doing as well. However, when it comes to sharing your blog stats, nobody seems to do it. Why? There are many reasons for and against which I will sum up now.

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Before, we go any further, I would like to say that I do share my blog stats to the world.

Reasons for Sharing Your Stats

  • Will let advertisers recognise how much traffic you have - this will increase the chances of the advertiser buying ad space on your website. If you can make it easier for people to see your stats, you are making it easier for your blog to make money.
  • Would you buy a car if you didn't know mpg? horsepower? etc.. - why would an advertiser do the same for your blog then? I don't know why I made this a separate bullet point as it's an extension of the first point. Ah, like goes on...
  • Encourages traffic - telling the world your traffic will encourage others to stay connected to your blog for updates on your traffic. Like most bloggers get addicted to stats, readers do too to other public blog stats.
  • Helps you understand your blog better - you may think you look at your stats but in actual fact your barely touching the surface of your blog stats. Publicising stats helps you go into depth and detail of your stats showing you where your blog is doing good and bad.

Reasons for Not Sharing Your Stats


  • You have low traffic - many bloggers get embarrassed at how little traffic they get and would rather give readers a false appearance that they do get traffic.
  • Generally pathetic stats - you want to show off your blog's forte? What if stats wasn't the blog's main attraction? If you can't show off your blog to the world through stats, don't share them.
  • Time and Effort - this will come as a surprise but sharing blog stats is very time and effort consuming! I do a monthly post on my stats and it takes me a good 3-4 hours to finish the post. Every month. It's a lot of work.
  • Makes your blog look bare - revealing your stats will tell everyone everything you know about your blog. Now, for some people, this level of information may be too much for anyone on the internet to see which is understandable: anyone with an internet connection would be able to see your blog's stats.
From my point of view, I feel as if bloggers should show their stats. The blogging world is too secretive and I don't like it. That is why I show my stats for ask will online every month (to see my stats, go on askwillonline.com and enter stats in the Google search). I want people to know how I'm doing. i want people to know where my blog is going wrong so they don't make the same mistake.

I want to encourage people to comment and suggest ideas for everyone to use on their blogs. What about you: would/will you share your blog stats?

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2 comments

  1. Nhut Le // October 3, 2011 at 7:00 PM  

    This is an interesting article. Currently I don't want to share my blog stats and I think it's a good choice :)

  2. sigit hermawan // October 4, 2011 at 9:12 PM  

    nice article...

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