Blogger tests a new Stats tab, that lets bloggers integrate Google Analytics statistics directly into the Blogger interface. This is great news for Blogger users since you won't need to open a new page and check the web analytics separatelly. In 2006 when I heard that Google bought Measure Map, a company that provided blog statistics, I subscribed to be announced when they will be giving away free accounts (private beta) but that never happened. It makes sense now, because Google let Measure Map die and instead integrated it into Blogger directly (using Google Analytics technology too).
This is an "early private beta" as they call it, so I wonder if it will take a long time until we can see this integrated. The Blogger team is also working on the new experimental features that are now available only in Blogger in draft, so I wonder if they'll somehow add the Blogger Statistics to this too and make all the features publicly available when ... well, when they'll finish. In the meantime we can all stick to using Google Analytics. It's interesting to see how this will be pushed to Blogger users, I mean will the analytics tracking code be installed by default and show you the statistics anyway, or will it be added as a blog element? Remains to be seen.
P.S. Hope you all had a Happy Easter and today, May 1st, you're enjoying a workless day.