Best Analytics Plugins for WordPress

analytics2Thinking which analytics plugin to use to keep track of your WordPress stats? We’ve got you friend. We’ve compiled a list of the most popular plugins you can use for your website along with their best features. But, first, let us tell you why you need to use analytics plugins.
Analytics plugins gather data and give reports on the activity on a certain site. They include information on the most viewed pages or posts on your site, where your readers are coming from, how long they spend on your site etc. This knowledge will prove extremely useful for you and your businesses if you know what to do with it.
So, what plugin should you use?
There are many plugins that will collect and deliver data from your WordPress site. Our favorites include Google Analytics, WP Statistics, Jetpack, Woopra etc. Below we’ve listed the key features of each of them.
Google Analytics by MonsterInsights
This plugin connects Google Analytics with WordPress. It tracks visits, page views, bounce rate and its advanced settings can also provide you with demographic data. It is fairly simple to install and its visitor metric dashboard is one of the nicest ones out there. Can be easily configured to enable and increase the marketing efforts of your website. Highly recommended as it comes with lots of helpful features.
WP Statistics
Provides statistics for your WordPress site in a neat way. The plugin tracks statistics without depending on external services and whenever possible respects the user’s privacy. Statistics can be seen as graphs in the admin interface and can be customized with a large range of criteria. The plugin tracks visitors, current sessions, search engine queries etc.
Jetpack
Free WordPress plugin. It is a tool that helps you build, grow and measure your audience with features like site stats and analytics, automatic social network sharing and related posts that will keep visitors on your site longer. It presents in-depth stats in a number of different ways.
Woopra
Perfect for small businesses that want to really get to know their customers. It adds real-time customer analytics to your WordPress site. With Woopra you know who’s on your website in real time, you can build a behavioral profile for every visitor and know your retention analytics. A major benefit for ecommerce businesses is that it also supports the WooCommerce plugin.
You can find an excellent article describing the key features along with the pros and cons of more plugins at http://bit.ly/analytics-plugins
Analytics are the key to what viewers want, the kind of content they prefer, where they get engaged etc. They provide a lot of data. You need only know what to do with it. We hope this article helped you understand their potential and that you found our recommendations helpful. Let us know which plugin you decide to use in the comments below.
Good luck!

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