Blog Statistics: Pro Blog Stats WordPress Plugin Update

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A little while ago I mentioned we (Joel and I) were creating our very first WordPress plugin.

A blog statistic plugin that gathers all the different stats (over 50) required in order for you to monitor the success of your blog.

I also mentioned we were close to launching.

Well…we thought we were!

But with more testers on board we found a few more problems and we are now rectifying them.

We could have launched as we were but going live when you know there are bugs in the software is just not right.

Can you imagine the support headache?

Our reputation would have be ruined…well any little reputation we have!

So we are doing more testing, more bug fixing plus we are adding Aweber stats into the plugin as well.

Aweber was one of the main stats we wanted to include within the plugin when we first started the build (over 6 months ago now!) but they did not have any automatic way of capturing their statistics.


…Aweber have announced they now have an API interface. That means we can now include Aweber stats into our Pro Blog Stats plugin…automatically.

That’s going to take a little extra work but we are close to launching…honest!

I shall keep you updated on progress.


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43 Responses to Blog Statistics: Pro Blog Stats WordPress Plugin Update

  1. Alex November 19, 2010 at 9:19 pm #

    Great job, I wish I could have the time to develop plugins for the great community around blogging.

    I hope all goes with your testing.

    Have a nice week-end!

    • Andrew November 20, 2010 at 8:32 am #

      Thanks, Alex.

      After the creation of our blogging course, we felt the next step was a plugin…plus we have more products in our plans.


  2. Rahul November 19, 2010 at 3:48 pm #

    thank you for sharing these informations 🙂 nice post

  3. Dennis Edell November 19, 2010 at 5:16 pm #

    I’d really like to see what Aweber you’re adding, will you be sending updated plugins to your testers?

    • Andrew November 21, 2010 at 11:58 am #


      We are just finalizing what Aweber will provide via their API and will keep you up to date on progress.

      Yes, those testers who have taken the time to test and provide feedback will get the updated plugin.


      • Dennis Edell November 21, 2010 at 2:34 pm #

        Ooo that was a shot huh, lol.

        I know I haven’t signed onto some of those sites yet, but I will be able to do so this week.

        As you’ll see, I’m catching up on my blog launching.

        I may not stick with them all, but I’ll do it initially for the testing…you got my other emails, right?

  4. Hunter November 19, 2010 at 8:37 pm #

    Sounds like a great plugin. Is it going to be free?

    • Andrew November 20, 2010 at 8:30 am #


      We plan to have a free and paid version.


  5. Vivek Parmar November 20, 2010 at 5:20 am #

    thanks for the share nice plugin

  6. Richard November 20, 2010 at 9:40 pm #

    Hey Andrew,
    Thanks for developing this plugin. Stats are so important in keeping up with the optimization of your site and customizing it to your visitors needs. I love stat plugins!

    • Andrew November 21, 2010 at 11:59 am #


      That is great to hear.

      Plus you are not alone when it comes to loving stats!


  7. Amy LeForge November 21, 2010 at 1:15 am #

    Andrew and Joel,

    Hang in there guys! I’m proud of you for working so hard to make a product you’re truly pleased with.

  8. Rob November 21, 2010 at 8:22 am #

    Your WordPress plugin is a worthwhile endeavor, if you need another tester, just shoot me an email.

  9. Pete Carr November 21, 2010 at 8:49 pm #

    Hi Andrew,
    So glad I came across this post. I have been on the look out for a plug-in that will track all my Blog stats. Can’t believe Aweber have only just come out with an API key. That must have made your life easier.
    Look forward to the launch, any ideas when.

    • Joel November 23, 2010 at 5:15 pm #

      Hopefully soon Pete! It’s difficult to tell on time as we need to make sure it’s properly tested (as much as we can at least) and with AWeber being a new system there may be some hiccups. We will keep everyone updated though!

  10. Nawaz November 22, 2010 at 7:27 pm #

    I have first time read about ” Aweber ” and have curiosity to know more about it.

  11. Jacob November 23, 2010 at 2:45 am #

    Hi Andrew,

    I’m glad that you’re developing a blog tracking plugin. I’m sure it will be a big help to me and to lot of bloggers around. Will surely wait for your update.

    • Andrew November 24, 2010 at 10:09 am #


      We will keep everyone up to date on progress.


  12. Dwight November 24, 2010 at 4:01 am #

    Got to love the bugs coming up delaying your launch Andrew – **Curses**. Good to see that you guys are ironing it out though. If you have any review copies, I’d love to test it out and promote it for you guys!

    Dwight Anthony
    Financially Elite Blog dot Com

    • Andrew November 24, 2010 at 10:12 am #


      It would be crazy for us to launch when we know there are bugs.

      I know many would just to get it out and iron them out in the next version but our approach is to get it as bug free as possible.

      Perhaps finding more bugs were fate as it coincided with the Aweber API annoucment.


      • Edward Lee May 14, 2011 at 9:13 am #

        Please do not dis heart God give you big achievement.I appreciate your skills and ability.And hope next version is more strong and bug free.
        Regards Edward Lee

        • Andrew May 20, 2011 at 4:36 pm #


          Thank YOU!

          We are close to launching…just one more bug to overcome!


          • Edward Lee May 29, 2011 at 10:50 am #

            Andrew@: God give you success in fixing that bug and you launch it as quick as possible.

  13. Andrew May 29, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    Thanks Edward. We are now in fianl testing!


    • Edward Lee May 31, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

      How much time it take for testing process.Please inform me after it introduced in market.

      • Andrew June 6, 2011 at 4:06 pm #


        We have to ensure there are no bugs in the software.

        If we were to issue a plugin with major errors and bugs our reputation would be ‘shot to pieces’.


        P.S I shall blog about the fact when the plugin is ready

  14. Paula June 3, 2011 at 8:54 pm #

    This is really interesting, especially with the Aweber implementation. Waiting to see it “Live”. Hope everything runs fine and you release it soon, keep up the good work !

    • Andrew June 6, 2011 at 4:07 pm #


      It has been the Aweber side that has been holding us up. And in fact there are still problems with it.


  15. Adam June 8, 2011 at 6:50 am #

    I have stopped using Aweber 2 years ago, not as it is no good, but due to my little usage per month. Wonder if this plugin works for other email optin service with API ?

    • Andrew June 14, 2011 at 12:31 pm #


      Possible future versions will work with other email services. Did you have one in mind?


  16. steve June 16, 2011 at 2:17 am #

    I’m always looking for good WP plugins and this one seems like a winner. I like blog statistic plugin that gathers a large variety of stats. It hard to come across plugins like this.

    • Andrew June 16, 2011 at 8:48 am #


      I know I keep saying this but we are very very close to launching the plugin.

      Watch this space!


  17. Albert July 8, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    Hi, your post and all comments above sounds great. When you will launch your plugin (sorry if it ask many-many times)? Then, is it have a free version? 🙂

    • Andrew July 12, 2011 at 11:31 am #


      We are very close and yes there will be a free version.


  18. Andrew July 10, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    Andrew, thanks a lot for this plugin man, I really like it.

  19. Jardin Smith August 16, 2011 at 8:19 am #

    Hi Andrew,

    i am also looking for good and of course FREE version- WP Statistis plugin, and currently using Statpress. If i have the chance, i would like to test yours.

    Appreciate that.


  20. Gary Ashton September 15, 2011 at 12:48 pm #

    I would love to see what Aweber is capable of. Seems like a pretty good plugin, will you keep us posted? I definitely want to hear more about it, I can probably use it.

  21. casey October 31, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    I have to say that Aweber still has the best delievery rate of all the autoresponder services. I have been using it for around 8 years now and tried others and been disappointed.

  22. Joe Anderson November 22, 2011 at 8:20 am #

    When are we going to see this plugin now? It sounds great!

  23. Ellie December 24, 2011 at 3:24 am #

    Enjoyed your update on Pro Blog Stats WordPress Plugin. I am not into internet marketing; but, merely looking for ways to popularize my new site on anxiety attacks. Your plugin sounds like it will provide my with the data I need to monitor and improve my blog. Thank you 🙂



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