Blogger stats since switching to Dynamic Templates
Google has released a new set of beautified, ajax-heavy templates for all Blogger accounts, namely Dynamic Templates, which is what you see here (unless you're a search engine). These templates look pretty and are supposed to be faster due to ajax-loading optimizations, but come with several disadvantages:
- No support for user customization.
- No support for standard widgets or custom HTML code.
- No support for Google Analytics!
- No support for Disqus commenting system.
- Search Engine friendliness?
So switching to the new templates is a big compromise at the moment, especially for well-established blogs with large Disqus communities and a long-history of Google Analytics data which is used for advertising and content data-mining.
None of these concerns really bother me though, so I've made the switch anyway. Since Google Analytics doesn't work anymore, I need to rely on Blogger's own internal Stats keeping features. The chart below shows my traffic two weeks before the switch and two weeks after the switch.