Thursday, January 13, 2011

Search Engine Traffic

Ok, so I was totally planning on blogging something else today, but I just laughed so hard that I decided I needed to blog about it.

Have you guys ever heard of Google Analytics? There are a lot of different websites out there that will help you track your blog. I have been to a lot of them. Not really because I cared about how many people were visiting my blog each month or really who was, but I saw on so many people's blogs talking about what people searched to find their blog. Now that's what I was interested in. It seems like some of the other tracking websites offer this, but I could never figure it out on them. Google Analytics is really easy to use (and no, they aren't paying me to blog about this...although, if they see this and offer I accept any form of payment), I just thought it was a really good way to track your website and thought I would share...and because I just read what people had searched in google to find my blog and I couldn't help laughing, so I thought I would share some of them with you now.

I get a lot of searches for Greta Garbo, 1940s, puppies, Snooki and A Lot of "Married Couples that look alike". I don't think Hal and I look that much a like, I mean we're both have similar hair color and are white, except in the summer when Hal gets a tan and I don't and he looks like he's of a different race, but that's about it. I can't help it the name of my blog is The Married Couple. I'm guessing that's where it's mostly coming from. Well lately I've started to get some unusual searches that somehow led to my blog, here are the best ones.

I can sort of get ones like this, I blogged about my nails once:
- bent back fingernail
-weird pointer finger nails

I can maybe get this, since the search says married couple:
-a video camera sale to married couple
-pictures where you can put faces with a married couple
But when have I ever blogged about a video camera or pictures where you can put faces with married couple? Does that even make sense? I really have no idea what they were going for there, yet there were multiple searches from it. Weird.

From there things just get even weirder:
-"i * get glasses" -lasik  Umm is that English?
-joshua.partington@gmail.com How is this associated with my blog at all? Maybe I should e-mail him for fun.

And the strangest award goes to:

-bet.com movie you do or you dont a black couple barely getting married
There are no words. 

You guys should sign up for this, or any site that offers search engine tracking, and then post about it because I find it hilarious what leads people to websites.

8 comments:

ChloƩ said...

hahahaha! that is sooo awesome! i better check it out!!

Sam said...

Haha! Those are so funny! Mine are never that hilarious. Boooo.

Big Mama said...

I am so confused! I tried to do what Google said to do and I don't think it worked, but I can't tell. Can you feel the confusion in my brain? I may need to have you help me do this to my blog!
Have you guys found out where you're going yet? And when? We want to try and come out one more time before you go!

my name is lauren. said...

haha! those are great. those google searches are so strange!

Lady Sophia's Lover said...

You arise beauteous in the horizon of the heavens
Oh living Aten who creates life.
When you shine forth in the Eastern horizon you fill every land with your beauty.
You are so beautiful: you are great; gleaming and high over every land.
Your rays embrace the lands and all you have created;
You are Re and reach out to all your creations, and hold them for your beloved Son.
You are afar, but your rays touch the earth;
Men see you, but know not your ways

thanks...sweet baby!

Laura Darling said...

Hahaha this is so funny. I wonder what those people thought when they ended up at your site!

{Selma} Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Hahaha...never tried it. :) It's quite funny though...and I wonder how they could ever end up your lovely blog by typing glasses or bet.com...oh well. :)

Hope you are having a fabulous weekend girl.

xoxo

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I love google analytics! I use it on mine and it's crazy what words will lead people to your blog!

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