Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Those of you who have websites may already know the dubious joys of sifting through visitor statistics. I used to be a big fan of Statcounter for this but now must admit to having become a good Google-borg and using Google Analytics. If anyone knows a good plain English guide to this heaping pile of data please let me know.
A lot of it is less than totally surprising. I mean people who come to this site via a search engine tend to be looking for 1) erotic/a 2) romance/romantic 3) stories and 4) e-books. (It must also be noted that there are people out there looking for some of you guys, especially--Anne Douglas and Amanda Young).
A lot of visitors stay less than ten seconds (this is not the blog you seek) but another big group are in the 3-6 minutes range and they tend to spend it reading the blog although the publisher list is also popular.
One thing that vexes me is that the obsolete blog has a great google rank on the top keywords despite now being nothing but a redirect page. Yet this blog (yes, this one here) is still listed somewhere on page eleventy-million--despite having the same content and more, and all the current activity. Does anyone with a greater mastery of Google Fu know why? No doubt (as the disembodied voice of my mother is saying) I just need to learn to be more patient.
Edited to add: Other stat gathering methods -- icerocket, sitemeter.
p.s. Pet Meme entries: cat (2), dog (1), other (0). I will be posting more of these soon but I am trying to avoid having the cats totally take over the blog :) (You know who you are)
Coming tomorrow: Pet Meme--"Meow Bloggers", by Anne Douglas.