I have mentioned before the fun of looking at the daily stats ~ how many pages hits, where did they link from, what do they click on while on my site, and the search terms that they Googled that brought them here.
- Best Day ~ 9/24/08 ~ 1503 hits right after the Yoga Journal newsletter came out!
- Many come here through Christina Sell’s blog ~ Thank you, Teacher!
- As for search terms, there are the expected: anusara yoga, potential blog, and reflective writing, along with some popular inspirational pieces: geese in v formation and butterfly cocoon.
- Then there are the unusual and humorous phrases like: “hate partner yoga Anusara” (not sure what post THAT took them to) and the age-old question “what is Anusara kool aid?” I really DID get that one!
Aside: I told my friend Mark Franke (who teaches at Seventh Street Yoga here in Austin) that he really needs to get his own site, because I have at least one or two hits each week looking for “Mark Franke yoga.” Mark said that he and Hannah Emien are working on a joint site, so we can look forward to that.
Finally, WordPress has this feature where it automatically generates “possibly related posts” which sometimes appear at the bottom of an entry. The blog administrator has no control over which links appear. While this can help steer traffic towards your own site, it can be a dicey thing. Sometimes you get good leads; other times, well, not so. Yesterday, I found one such link. I clicked to see where it went, and ended up at “ELK the Stallion!” Let’s just say it didn’t have anything to do with the wildlife in Colorado. For the record, I’m blaming this one on you, Anne! 😉
Cautionary Disclaimer: Please know that if you click on those “automatically generated” links that it’s a crap shoot. In no way do I create, control or endorse the links or the material behind them, and my apologies for anything offensive. As a blog administrator, I COULD opt out of that feature, but then it takes my blog out of the search world altogether. I am trying to figure out a way I can control this better, but for now, “Mouse-Clicker Beware!”