Analytics are important to help you build a brand and to effectively promote your website. The criticality of blogs cannot be understated in helping you build your brand and credibility. There are many parameters and metrics which can help you mold and control your campaign for promoting your blog. In an insightful blog post Lee Odden has compiled a list of analytic tools for assessing a blog's performance.
103bees: It's an online service for webmasters, bloggers and Internet marketers that is highly focused on natural search engine traffic analytics.
Enquisite: Produces increasingly granular reports, easy to read with flexible parameters and mapping, search engine metrics in the organic and PPC search.
Hittail: View real time search hits, Keyword suggestions tailored to your website, Ideas for new content, blog posts, or PPC campaigns, Easy to understand and actionable data more with HitTail Plus.
Crazy Egg: overlay, list and heat map metrics.
RobotReplay: Replay the actual mouse movements of your visitors, actually watch users fill out forms, find out where users get bored or give up.
Clicky: Analyze and compare sub-sets of visitors and obtain actionable data with our intuitive filtering system, fully customizable dashboard, Track visitors, View visitors on Google maps.
Google Analytics: Lots of metrics, but not specifically meant for a blog site.
StatCounter: lots of statistics.
Co.mments: Bookmark posts you want to follow, it tracks new comments for you. You can see all the new comments from your tracking page itself.
Blog Tracker:An invisible tracker that will count your blog visits and other blog statistics.
Performancing Metrics: Tag your visitors by IP address, easy to understand metrics, Real time, API, RSS feeds, Spy, Outbound link tracking, etc.
Site Meter: Will get you date to help you get a clear picture of who is visiting your site, how they found you, where they came from, what interests them and more.
Mint: loads of metrics.
MyBlogLog: Elementary blog and social networking stats.
FeedBurner: StandardStats for free, TotalStats (Premium Service)
WordPress Stats: Free basic blog stats plugin for WordPress blogs.
Google Analytics and Feedburner Stats: It's a Free plugin for WordPress blogs.
eXTReMe Tracker: Conveniently arranged, numbers, percentages, stats, totals and averages.
Web Stat: Traffic reports including click- paths, keywords, conversions etc, geo-location of visitors, connections counter, loading time, guest login, visible or invisible hit counter.
TraceWatch: Real Time web stats report, Private or public stats report pages, Invisible, no interference with your pages, Fast Loading Web Based stats report pages accessible from anywhere, etc.20 Analytical Tools For Your Blog!,