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I have created a blog very recently and i'm seeing my traffic and audience using Google Stats that is in built in google blogger. I have few question on google stats:

1) Is number of visitor shown by stat is rough or accurate?

2) How i do find whether people have visited my site or search engines?

3) Is google stats is best for beginners like me? or any other tool?

Correct me if am wrong.

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Google Stats is not in official name I believe.

Anyway it is ROUGH , the data HIGHLY incomplete , I have my own blog there and I have an Google Analytics account and on comparison of data , you will find surprisingly MAJOR differences .

Even if you are an amateur , Google Analytics (The World's most popular JavaScript) is the best !

Sing up here http://www.google.com/analytics/

Answer to Question #2 can be found in Visitors Overview of Google Analytics dashboard.

And yes it is good for beginners.

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after seeing your blog, i have seen "adsense" support has been activated in your blog. Is it easy to earn money via adsense? ^_^ ?? –  Ant's Jun 12 '11 at 13:40
    
yes and a no . Adsense is directly related with traffic . I get 6,128 page views with just 15 clicks and my CPC is around 1$ so I get 10 - 15 $ a month ! –  HackToHell Jun 12 '11 at 15:04
    
Well said :) thanks for the answer :) –  Ant's Jun 12 '11 at 15:09

Don't restrict yourself to just Google Analytics, there is many more on the market.

  1. Google Analytics
  2. Woopra
  3. Mint
  4. Clicky
  5. StatCounter
  6. Reinvigorate
  7. PiWiki
  8. Open Web Analytics
  9. Chart Beat
  10. Mix Panel
  11. Kiss Metrics
  12. Fox Metrics
  13. Going Up
  14. Engine Ready
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