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How do I track visitors to my blog


 

Many bloggers are interested in knowing how often their blog was viewed. What you need is a hits counter. You can get a free hit counter here atStatCounter.com. After you sign up for an account, you will be taken through a series of steps to generate codes to paste into your template. You will have to provide a title and give the url of your blog, choose a category and select from a series of options. You may just accept the default if you want a counter similar to what you see at the bottom of this page (you may also select the invisible option). There will be just one option where no default is given and that is whether your website uses frames. Select NO. There is a further option of whether you want the script generated for your counter to be XHTML compliant or not. For the New Blogger, I have earlier found that leaving this unticked can give a working counter. But if you are using a New Blogger template, it is probably betting to tick that option. When the codes are generated, highlight it and copy the codes.

Sign into Dashboard, select the relevant blog, click the TEMPLATE tab to get to the template editor to edit the template. Paste the codes after the tag and before the tag (this is for those using the old classic Blogger template. If you are using the New Blogger template, see update below). Which part of the template will depend on where you want the counter displayed. To put it in the bottom as on this page, paste it just before the tag as shown in the codes above where you see 
Paste codes here. This section will be almost at the end of the template. Scroll down the template editor and you will see it

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