Pro Blog Stats is a new plugin for WordPress that provides you with a number of stats for your website. The plugin does not track traffic and keywords etc directly itself. Instead, it pulls data from a number of resources and lists it in a report for you.
There is a basic version of the plugin for free and three pricing plans for those who want more information. You need to quickly register with Pro Blog Stats in order to use the plugin. The free version provides data from:
- Google Analytics
- Yahoo Inbound Links
The premium pricing plans also provide stats from Compete, Alexa, Bing, Clicky, StumbleUpon, Klout and PostRank. You can also connect to your WordPress.com stats too.
Below is a screenshot of the basic (free) version of the plugin. Note, I didn’t seem to track the number of Facebook fans for WP Mods though this is probably because I entered an incorrect Facebook page ID :)
The free version of the plugin lets you produce 5 reports a month on a timeline of your choosing. As I write this article, the plugin has only been active for one day, therefore the report shown above doesn’t report any change. When I produce my next report some of my stats should be difference so the plugin will show either a positive or negative change in my performance.
If you are looking for more information to be shown, you have the option of upgrading to the personal license for $7 per month. This will give you access to the additional stats mentioned previously and allow you 20 reports per month instead of 5. You are still limited to using the plugin on one website though.
Those of you who want to install the plugin on multiple licenses will need to upgrade to either the professional or enterprise pricing plans. The professional option costs $17 per month and allows you 60 reports between 10 websites. The enterprise license costs $37 per month and allows you 300 reports per month on an unlimited number of websites.
I think the free version of Pro Blog Stats is worth installing as it allows you to produce a useful report up to 5 times in the one month. The big question is whether you think it’s worth paying money every month for the additional reports and stats. All of the stats can be found for free on the web therefore the main issue here is time. Pro Blog Stats provides dozens of stats in one report and shows whether your site has grown or not since the last report. If you don’t want the hassle of tracking these stats individually then $7 a month isn’t much for the entry level license if you use the reports every month.
It’s worth noting however that there are other stat plugins available that produce similar kind of reports for free therefore I encourage you to try before you buy :)
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