SNO Analytics Dashboard
You can access your site's Google Analytics stats and trends right from your dashboard under SNO Analytics. Click on the SNO Analytics tab to see stats from a given date range. These stats include, total number of sessions, page views, users, new users, the average session duration, average time of page, average pages per session, and your bounce rate.
You can also view a list of your most viewed stories, see your trending stories based on date range, and manage who has access to your actual Google Analytics account.
If you want to see more detail or stats over a longer time frame you will need to log into your Google Analytics account directly by going to http://google.com/analytics. To gain access, you simply need to add your personal Gmail email address to the Google Analytics Access tab and click the Go To Google Analytics Dashboard button.
Views on Story Pages
Your SNO Site Analytics also tracks individual page views for each story and you can display this information at the top of your story pages by the byline if you want! To turn this feature on and toggle its threshold, go to the Story Pages section in the SNO Design Options page.
SNO Trending Stories Widget
The SNO Trending Stories widget is a widget you can place via your Widget Control Panel (Appearance -> Widgets) that will display trending stories based on your site's Google Analytics and what settings you've chosen under the SNO Analytics -> Trending Stories Widget Preview tab in your dashboard.
Toggle to the Trending Stories tab under SNO Analytics to see a preview of what stories will show up based on your choices set at the bottom. These choices allow you to set how many days you want views to cover and what date range you want to pull from. Once you set these options click save. These choices affect all Trending Stories widgets you've placed on your site. It’s a fun, dynamic way to retain viewership amidst your readers by giving them access to the most frequented stories on your site from a widget on your homepage or non-homepage.
To add this widget to your site, follow the same steps you would when adding any widget to your site — head to your dashboard and click into Appearance –> Widgets. Locate the SNO Trending Stories widget from the list on the left and drag it to the appropriate widget area on the right. You can customize the look and feel of this widget just like any other.