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Saturday, October 06, 2007

Fun with Google Analytics

Well, I suck. I missed my blog's first birthday. I should have had a commemorative post: this is a blogging tradition. Instead, I was so excited about NOT dying from cancer that I did a Little Miss Know-it-All post instead.

And that's not all. I also failed to acknowledge my 10,000th visitor. From the way I ignore blogging traditions, you would think I'm not even a member of the online community. I totally suck. Why am I hitting myself? Why am I hitting myself? Why am I hitting myself?

I will do my best to rectify the situation. Ladies and gentlemen, I present Fun with Google Analytics.

As I've mentioned before, I know every single sexual fantasy you have while you're on my site. (Perverts.) Most of you have my site bookmarked or come through another blog: I'm cross-linked with just about everyone in the list on the right. About a dozen of you are "feed readers", and a few of that group click over to the blog whenever I post something new. I know who you guys are, because you usually land on a recent post.

But I also have visitors who come in through other blogs that have linked to individual posts. Other people spend time looking at older material once they get here. You might be surprised at the top posts:

Post #1
Post #2
Post #3
Post #4

I couldn't make this up if I tried.

I know where the top post is coming from: Cute With Chris linked to me about six weeks ago (scroll all the way to the bottom of that page). I still get about ten visits a day through his site. Many of his readers stay to look around the blog, so I provided some links that I thought they might enjoy, including my Hoff shrine.

You'll note that although all of the Hasselhunk posts are popular with readers, there is one post in particular that is very popular. I had a feeling that was going to happen. It's only natural.

Some of the others are odder. Someone from Oregon keeps coming back to the Christian Domestic Discipline entry. I'm not sure what to make of that. And then there's the person from Name of Town Withheld who keeps coming back to the very first post I ever wrote about schools. These people are making me nervous, especially since they apparently have those pages bookmarked but don't appear to be interested in anything else I've written. I'm not sure if they realise that this is a blog that gets new content every day. Or that I have their IP addresses logged.


Anonymous said...

It's always interesting to see what kind of audience you attract. Doesn't it make you feel like a big deal to know that you've got so many readers?

Megan said...

When I'm not weirded out, it's pretty cool. The site meter is great, because it lets me know what people are interested in reading. I can then adjust the content to suit you guys, thereby getting more readers! BWAHAHAHAHA my evil plan is almost complete!

I'm thinking about putting little UPDATED notes on the two pages with stalkers to let those guys know that I'm not all about wife-beating or document analysis.