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April 10, 2007

Suggestions for MyBlogLog

Filed under: Main — Ryan Jones @ 12:05 am

As you can see from the dotCULT sidebar, I’ve been using MyBlogLog for a few months now. If you haven’t tried it out, you probably should. It’s neat to be able to put a face with your readers.

Some of the things I love about it are the ability to accurately track both adsense and YPN clicks. I like that feature so much that I’ve installed it on a couple of other sites just for the stats.

With that said, there’s a few places I’d like to see some improvements on the stats.

For starters, it’s impossible to share your stats with others. Why is that? I’m in talks to sell one of my sites, and there’s no way for me to share stats. An export feature here would be great. Failing that, sizing it so that I can fit the whole report on a screenshot would be ever better.

I like the dashboard for each day. It’s great to see the top 10 referers, pages, and things people clicked. But if you try to run this for a date range it limits you to one category at a time. Why? I’d love to be able to see that same “yesterday” report but for a whole week or month instead. After all, I’m not as concerned with daily numbers as I am with monthly numbers.

I’d also like to see some further integration with other Yahoo properties. (If you hadn’t heard, Yahoo recently bought MyBlogLog.) It’s doing a great job of tracking my YPN clicks, but how much cooler would it be if I could have it show my revenue too? What about ad spending on overture? Can you tie those together and show me a net profit/loss for the site?

I’m not sure exactly what the pro service offers, but these would be some killer features!

What changes would you like to see with MyBlogLog? What do you think of the service? What features would you add?

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