Saturday, December 09, 2006

Entry Points

Extreme Tracking does a really good job of tracking this blog's readers. Among other things, it looks at what search terms you guys use to arrive here, and how often. Here's the top 20 terms after nearly a year's tracking (disregarding uninformative words like "the").
  1. salto
  2. sobrius
  3. Viking
  4. Sweden
  5. Qtek
  6. bikini
  7. Celtic
  8. 9100
  9. Stockholm
  10. Swedish
  11. Bible
  12. Martin
  13. caffeine
  14. withdrawal
  15. shout
  16. Suliman
  17. Cassimjee
  18. archaeology
  19. blog
  20. mask
There are two distinct reasons that these words are common entry points to the blog. Some (Viking, Sweden, Stockholm) are recurring themes here and can be said to be typical of the blog. But others have been used only very rarely here (bikini, Bible, caffeine). The reason that they appear on the list is that a huge number of web searches are done for these terms all the time, and so some of that traffic ends up here almost at random.

I don't have any visitor stats for individual entries on the blog. But judging from the list above, the following must be among the most read of all entries so far.[More blog entries about , ; .]

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2 Comments:

Blogger mugabe said...

On an average day, how many visitors google Suliman Cassimjee and end up here?

Burn.

11 December, 2006 14:59  
Blogger Martin said...

However many they may be, I'm sure they google in an evil, Lisa-like manner.

11 December, 2006 15:28  

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