Google Analytics Makes Me Nerd Out

Cream or sugar? Paper or plastic?

So. If you’re a blogger and you care about who your readers are and where they come from and how many they number, you probably spend some time obsessing over Google Analytics.

I don’t obsess. No, really, I don’t. I check my Google Analytics (GA) probably an average of twice per week. Some weeks, I check fewer times than that.


I do check.

And I am especially fond of the keyword stuff.

Keyword Stuff

“Keyword stuff” is my very technical and jargon-y phrase for the part of GA that tells you which keywords your readers searched for in order to end up at your blog. My blog hasn’t been around long enough to get any really bizarre keyword searches — but I’ve heard they’re out there. I can’t wait to get enough clout (not necessarily Klout, mind you) to have some truly weird keyword searches under my blogging belt.

In the meantime, though, here are some of my favorite keyword search results so far and the posts I think drew the individual searches to my blog:

cream or sugar paper or plastic quite clearly homed in on my post 33 Questions for My Readers.

Whoever searched indie author freaks on review probably wasn’t looking for me, but their search led them to my video Insert Maniacal Indie Author Here.

Most entertainingly, I mention vampire pornography here. Click it. I dare you. ; )

I do hope my blog post Let’s Talk About Mosquitoes, Hives, and Outlines answered someone’s question why do i like to talk about mosquitos. Although I don’t claim to know why someone would enjoy talking about mosquitos. Me, I enjoy squooshing them.

its just a no good horrible t brought someone to the one where I have a bad day and am Russian. But what’s up with the “no good horrible t”? Nobody knows.

1500 westwood blvd leads to…I have no earthly clue. Or a heavenly clue. Or any clue in-between. So here’s a link to one of my personal favorite posts: I Wrote This Because You Are Beautiful.

So, dear readers who landed at my blog in many varying and wonderful ways, what are your favorite keyword searches? What have you searched for that led you to sites you didn’t expect? (Do attempt to keep that clean, please. ; )

What about your secret GA obsession? What bizarrities have led readers to your blog?

3 thoughts on “Google Analytics Makes Me Nerd Out

  1. Joshua Unruh says:

    I’m just glad I could do my part to keep somebody from finding vampire porn for a couple more picoseconds. Frustrating Masquerade LARPers and Stephanie Meyer fans warms the cockles of my heart.

    Which also leads to frustrated Google searches I hope!

  2. The idea of Stephenie Meyer fans searching for vampire porn does really weird and unpleasant things to my worldview.

    But yes, indeed! here’s to frustrated Google searches! May they forever lose themselves in the porn-confounding comfiness of my blog archives.

    Or something like that.

  3. […] Okay, yes, most of the time. And nerdery happens on this blog pretty much all of the time. This post about Google Analytics is a good example. […]

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