One of my favorite plugins right now is the Google Analytics Dashboard plugin for WordPress. This plugin shows a brief overview of your stats for the last 3 days right on your blog dashboard. In addition, it will also show the stats for each post next to the post title, author, category, tags etc in the All Posts list.
How to use the WordPress Plugin, Google Analytics Dashboard
To get started, find, instal and activate the Google Analytics Dashboard Plugin. Note: This plugin does not add the tracking script to your site. You will need to login to Google Analytics and set up your site there. Using the tracking code provided, place the code in your theme’s header.php file, just before the < /head> tag, or in your theme’s Header Scripts box in your theme’s settings.
Next, make sure you’re logged into Google Analytics. Then in the WordPress Dashboard, go to Settings/Google Analytics Dashboard, and use the wizard to authorize the plugin with your Google account.
If you had the GA tracking code installed previously, you should see your site stats on your dashboard right away. If you’re installing GA’s code today, give it a day or two to start tracking your site’s visitors.
Here are some screenshots from one of the sites I own. See that per-post graph and count? I love that, cause it allows me to see what our readers are interested in!