Discussion: Traffic (The Good Kind)
It’s a rainy day and I’m about to go to work in what is inevitably going to be horrible traffic. People seem to be extra crazy on the road when it is wet out. So for now, I’d rather think about the good kind of traffic. You know, the kind that gets people to your blog.
We’ve been discussing word of mouth for learning about and promoting blogs, but I would love to talk more about blog traffic in general. I love looking at my Google Analytics. Not because I’m some sort of crazy narcissist who is obsessed with watching the numbers go up, but just because I think it’s really interesting to see how people end up here. Sometimes I also just wonder if anybody is ending up here or if I’m writing to myself, but that’s a different story. Anyway, when I’m perusing my analytics, my main referral site is Twitter. By a landslide. After that, it sort of trickles through blogrolls and mentions from the Speak Loudly campaign. A lot of my keyword traffic seems to be from people searching for quotes. I’m curious how much these things vary from blog to blog. I’d love to hear about what kind of places are bringing you traffic.
What kind of analytics do you use for your blog?
How much of your traffic is direct versus referral sites or keyword searches?
What are your main referral sites? Twitter? Facebook? Other blogs? Memes?
What are some of your most popular key word searches? Have you gotten any really funny or odd ones?
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