Web Traffic Stats
Honestly, this is something that I think almost all of us are are into. We are so obsessed with how many people are coming to our sites and how long it's taking that we lose sight of all else in our marketing lives. This is not a good thing by any means. There has to be a balance between checking your stats and doing some actual work.
So, how do you know you're addicted to web stats? How can you tell that if you didn't have your Analytics screen open 24/7 you'd end up going into a panic? Well, this article is going to give you 7 signs that point to you being a web stats addict. Don't let this happen to you.
The first sign that you're a web stats addict is that you check your stats constantly. The F5 refresh button is your best friend in the whole world. If you're in the can for more than 5 minutes you can't wait to get back to the PC to hit that button. This is the first sign that you've got it bad.
The second sign that you're a web stats addict is that you've got all your browsers open in locked tab mode. You're like a freaking submarine commander waiting to hit that torpedo button. Heaven forbid that anything was out of place or that browser window closed on you. You'd have a heart attack.
The third sign that you're a web stats addict is that you've designed your own scripts to reload your stats every 5 seconds. Forget that you can't freaking read that fast, but you're still going to get your money's worth out of this.
The fourth sign that you're a web stats addict is that you have multiple stats checkers for the same exact stats. What's the matter? Isn't one for each good enough for you? So you've got four different stats to check and four checkers for each one so you've got 16 browser windows open. How the hell do you keep your OS from crashing?
The fifth sign that you're a web stats addict is that you have your stats emailed to you daily. Forget that you only get 10 visitors a day and that daily stats are absolutely meaningless. You're still going to get those stats sent to you each day.
The sixth sign that you're a web stats addict is that you have a laptop that you take with you in order to check your web stats while you're away from the house. You've also got a backup cranberry just in case the laptop crashes.
The seventh sign that you're a web stats addict is that you see other people's stats and you have to do everything that you can in order to beat those stats. Forget that these people have a budget the size of Fort Knox.
If the above seven things describe you, then you are certainly a web stats addict and you need to get a life.