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How to Use Google Analytics to Find Your Blog’s Busiest Day of the Week

How to Use Google Analytics to Find Your Blog's Busiest Day of the Week. I had no idea you could do this with just one click!

I had no idea you could do this with just one click! This isn’t really so much of a tutorial as it is a link, lol! Just one click and you can find out your blog’s busiest days of the week.

Make sure you have Google Analytics installed on your blog and that you are logged in. Then:

Click here: http://terrapinmarketing.com/google-analytics-busiest-day-hour-how-to-calculate/

And click on the link for Busiest Day of the Week.

How to Use Google Analytics to Find Your Blog's Busiest Day of the Week. I had no idea you could do this with just one click!

This will pop up. Select your blog and click Create.

How to Use Google Analytics to Find Your Blog's Busiest Day of the Week. I had no idea you could do this with just one click!

Tada! That’s it! :) You now have a graph of traffic by day of the week.

How to Use Google Analytics to Find Your Blog's Busiest Day of the Week. I had no idea you could do this with just one click!

Here’s how to read the chart:

0 = Sunday
1 = Monday
2 = Tuesday
3 = Wednesday
4 = Thursday
5 = Friday
6 = Saturday

So Sunday is my busiest day and Friday is my slowest day.

That’s interesting, because I hardly ever post on Sunday! And I post often on Friday, lol! I may have to rethink that strategy. :)

How to Use Google Analytics to Find Your Blog's Busiest Day of the Week. I had no idea you could do this with just one click!

The default date range for the report is for the past 30 days. But you can change that any custom date range. Try it for the past year and see if your results are different!

How to Use Google Analytics to Find Your Blog's Busiest Day of the Week. I had no idea you could do this with just one click!

You can also generate a report for your Busiest Time Of Day. Same steps as above.

Click here: http://terrapinmarketing.com/google-analytics-busiest-day-hour-how-to-calculate/

And click on the link for Busiest Time Of Day.

How to Use Google Analytics to Find Your Blog's Busiest Day of the Week. I had no idea you could do this with just one click!

The results are in military time, and the default time zone is Pacific time. So keep that in mind. For me, 2pm is actually 4pm central time.

You can go in and change the time zone to your specific time zone:

  1. Click Admin
  2. Click View Settings.
  3. Change the Time zone country or territory to your time zone.

However, it will only change the reports going forward, not the data it’s collected in the past. So it won’t change the reports for the past 30 days or the past year, etc.

I don’t use this to determine when I will publish my posts, but it does give me an idea for when my site is active, so I may tweet or Facebook more at those times.

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Any time you want to find this information again, just go to your Google Analytics Dashboard and click Customization.

If you like checking out your traffic and visitors info, also check out this post: How To See Who Visits Your Blog

Hope you can use this! :) Thanks so much for looking! :)