Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Blogger Stats - 3 - What do they tell you?
LABELS: Blogger Stats
Continuing from No. 2. in this series, and in celebration of my 400th post on this blog, it is interesting to view the 'Audience' statistics - Pageviews by Browsers. This pie chart divides up all viewings by particular Browsers used, and gives a valuable key to blog presentation.
A long time ago, maybe 2006, many bloggers were experiencing sidebar drop, a phenomenon which still occurs today, but not as often. I can't explain it fully, other than to say that irrespective of what many people think, Browsers exhibit different qualities, and allow viewing differently. In other words, what you see via one Browser, may not be what you see via another.
For example, in 2006, when the sidebar-dropping problem seemed to be at its peak, I read a very interesting post on the possibility of narrower page element width in Internet Explorer Vs. Mozilla Firefox.
I was also a victim of this. One particular reader of mine alerted me to the fact that my blog exhibited sidebar drop when viewed in IE Browser. I had become so blasé that I ONLY viewed my blog via Firefox. Silly mistake, and the above Stats prove it.
People will view your blog via an ever-increasing range of Browsers, and your blog should be viewable to all of them!
One thing, as a lover of Firefox, is that, as you can see, the balance of 'power' is gradually evening-out. The Stats are telling me that Firefox is nearly on par with IE - at least with my readers! They also tell me that it is just as important to ensure my blog is viewable in ALL Browsers!
What about yours?