WordPress.com Stats – more than meets the eye – you can customize them to show stats for as many days as you’d like
It's nice that WordPress.com provides us with the ability to view some vital items from our blog's statistics in the Dashboard|Blog Stats area. And I love the graph that shows the traffic over the past 30 days (although I wish you could click on any of the points in the graph and have it show you detailed stats for that particular day, rather than just the number of visitors).
However, it's disappointing that wordpress.com is setup by default to just show you your detailed stats for the previous seven days. But while there isn't a link for it on your stats page, you CAN actually see stats for as many days as you'd like – you just need to modify the URL.
For example, when you click on Referrers from your Blog Stats, it shows you all of the referrers for the past 7 days. But what if you want a more detailed history of referrers to your blog? No worries! Simply change the url from the default one of:
to replace the 7 at the end to the actual number of days you want stats for – 30, 60, 90, 100, the choice is yours to make!
The same logic holds true for viewing Search Engine Terms – just change the 7 in the below URL to whatever number of days you'd like:
And, of course, the same is also true for Top Posts – replace the 7 below with the number of days you want to see Top Posts for:
You can even change it for Summarized Stats of Top Posts – change the 30 below to your chosen count and presto:
Hope that helps some of you access some of the stats for your blog that you may have thought were buried 🙂
And thanks, wordpress.com, for keeping our stats for so long and making them accessible – now if only we could have a user interface from the dashboard to get at them instead of tweaking the URLs (hint hint – and while I'm at it, how bout offering summary reports for Referrers and Search Engine Terms, as well?)