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How Did You Get Here?

I think most bloggers at some point wonder, “How are these people finding my blog?” There’s the obvious ways to get visitors: go to other blogs and leave comments, those bloggers will inevitably stop by your blog, and so it goes. But obviously the people visiting your blog are not only other bloggers. Fortunately, us bloggers get to see what search terms brings people to us. I’ve been making a note of the particularly interesting terms so that I could do a post on it, but I saw that Natasha at Maw Books is doing a monthly thing of it, and I’ll think I’ll be a copy cat and do the same. *waving* Hi, Natasha! Thanks!

post secret– I inevitably get a variety of visitors from this search term. I often wonder if they ever find the post, ’cause it’s kinda buried. Here ’tis.

electrolysis – that post is here.

electrolysis scar– oof, I get a lot of these, and I guess I should count my lucky stars I don’t have scars from the electrolysis. However, my electrolysis lady says that oftentimes people pick at their skin and don’t do what she says. Tsk, tsk! Pick at your zits, not your electrolysis scabs.

pooping in public – really? Fine, that post is here, and she wrote a great post too, but it’s neither one is kinky so you might have to go back to Google and refine your search. WHO googles this??

big black spider– I got an image of a spider off Google Images for a post about a nightmare I had, but now the picture that I grabbed comes up first. Go ahead, type b-i-g b-l-a-c-k s-p-i-d-e-r into Google Images, and see who’s first on the list. Does this mean I’ve made it big? – Yup, people have typed this into their search bar. Do they know that if they type it into the address bar, they save themselves a step? Maybe I should be grateful that they know my address!

practical jokes played on bride and groomthis was a good one.

natural buttery salt & cracked pepper ultimately this just wasn’t really my thing.

farworld scott – Scott’s not at this blog…well, he is sometimes, but not permanently. He lives here.

shaved haven– Umm…I am having my bikini area done with electrolysis, but I don’t call that area a haven, so I’m not sure what that might be referring to. I would consider not having to shave heaven, but I somehow don’t think that’s what they meant. If you’re getting here from that term, then see above under electrolysis.

will people know if i subscribe to them – Interesting question. I suppose this goes back to my Google Reader post. To answer your question, there IS a way to find out how many people subscribe to your blog (if someone asks me how to do this in the comments, I’ll answer), but there’s no way to know who exactly those people are.

my brother died in a car accident – Oh my goodness, I’m so sorry! Mine was only a dream.

google reader remove top recommendations– This is easy. There’s a button that says No Thanks on the right of the Subscribe button where those top recommendations are. Google will have more top recommendations for you within a day or two.

There’s more where that came from! My next post on this will probably be written a little ahead of time and will post when I’m on my honeymoon. Am I smart or what?

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16 Responses to “How Did You Get Here?”

  1. Chris@bookarama

    That was funny! I’ll have to analyze mine.


  2. bkclubcare

    WHat?! is the wedding this weekend? congrats – have FUN – wow! I’m getting all teary thinking about it… Not really, I don’t cry at weddings. I smile and clap and get all happy.

    Back to your post… I don’t have search terms finding me!! take that back, I’ve had ONE. in all the 8 months and it was ‘bkclubcare.’ Do you think it is a profile box or something I have checked or not checked in wordpress? cuz I’ve looked and haven’t found anything…


  3. Natasha @ Maw Books

    Fun! Thanks for the shout out. I love seeing these things.

    Bkclubcare – I noticed that you are on WordPress. Under options then privacy there is a box indicating if you want search engines to find you. You may have yourself hidden. If not you may need to work on your keywords, there are a lot of resources available to help you with this especially Lorelle’s WordPress blog, just google her and she’ll come up. Good luck!


  4. lisamm

    I have some funny ones, too. One that makes me laugh is “twin contortionists”. I wrote about seeing twin contortionists at Oktoberfest last year. It comes up 2 or 3 times a week. Why are so many people Googling twin contortionists??? I shudder to think.


  5. lisamm

    Care, I just read Natasha’s note to you and went to check it out myself on my blog. It’s actually Settings (not options), then Privacy. Click on your dashboard. At the top, on the far right, it says Settings and Users. Click on Settings. Then click on Privacy. You’ll see it there.


  6. bkclubcare

    Thank you Trish and Lisa and Natasha for setting me straight on that privacy checkbox… 🙂


  7. Nancy, aka Bookfool

    Hahaha! That was ridiculously fun!


  8. bybee

    Oh I feel so boring…I just found you through Aaron’s blog and couldn’t resist your blog title!

    Wedding congratulations!!!


  9. BB

    LOL! I love these! 🙂


  10. Melody

    Fun! I wonder what will it say about me, hehe…


  11. Melody

    Sorry… wrong post! My above comment was meant for the post after this. ;P


  12. Mrs S | 50 Book Challenge

    *lol* how do you track you top searches BTW? Is it through google’s admin tools? I came here via another blog – think it was Lisa Ms 🙂


  13. Becca

    Ah, bummer! I was going to ask you how you check those search terms but then I realized we don’t use the same publisher. Alas, I can’t see what brings people to my blog. I just have to keep my fingers crossed that they’ll keep coming 😉


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