Six Apart has positioned Typepad, their hosted Movable Type offering, squarely at businesses. I am not a business (yet) but I am a pro-blogger (I am the Lead for a little Apple blog you might know) so I know a thing or two about problogging.
Stats was the one area in which Typepad was seriously lacking. Notice I said, ‘was.’ It would seem that the Typepad web elves have rolled out an updated version of the stats page (as seen above) that is a huge improvement.
The biggest, and flashiest (Ha!), change is the use of the Slider from Measure Map (which is licensed under a Creative Commons License, neato!). The Slider lets you see traffic in intervals from the last 4 months at a glance. Depending on the time frame you choose you get more or less detail.
You get the idea, I take it so enough with the graphs. Another new addition is the ‘Summary,’ seen to the right. As you can see it lists your lifetime page views, average per day, last seven days, and the visits for the current day all in one convenient place. The best part, for me, is the prominent positioning of this data on the screen. The old version of the stats page made you look for this information, it was there but it wasn’t obvious.
Finally, you can now download a .csv file that contains all the pageview information for your blog. Sadly, the file only has the date and the pageview count, but it is a start.
There changes to the Stats screen are more than welcome, and a long time coming. Congrats to the Typepad team for rolling them out! That being said, I won’t be uninstalling Google Analytics (which has recently been redesigned with Measure Map having a huge influence on its new look) any time soon.