Google Analytics for Webcomics
I was recently talking to some comic creator friends on Twitter about using Google Analytics to evaluate website statistics, numbers, pageviews and etc. GA is a very powerful tool, but the sheer size of it, with all its custom variables, settings, options and etc, can be off-putting and scary. I know some people who just click on a couple of graphs, see some numbers, and then shrug because they don’t know what to do with it. Well, I’m not an expert, but I do have enough experience that I feel comfortable giving a basic primer.
Also, in forewarning, I’m going to be using screenshots from my GA page, so if me sharing my site statistic numbers will make you weird and/or sad by comparing to mine, don’t look at them :P
EDIT: We’ve since found and corrected a double pageview counting glitch, so pageviews are up to twice as high, as are pages/session, and bounce rate %s are HORRIBLY off. I’ll replace the images once we have enough non-glitchy data.