Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Entertainment of Google Analytics

Do y'all use Google Analytics?? I installed it on my blog when I first started but I really don't use it a ton. I do look at it every morning just to see the kind of traffic I got from the day before, but that's about it.

However, today I thought I would dive right in...and in turn share some of my findings with my lovely readers!

  • I had a big fat 5 readers my first day :)
  • 35% of my visitors are new!
  • My blog has been translated into 17 languages and has been visited by readers from 38 countries!
***Mainly the United States, Canada, Germany, Australia, & the United Kingdom***
  • In the US, my popularity is highest in Ohio, Illinois, California, Texas, and New York. Talk about a wide range of visitors!
  • The post that received the most comments was when I reached 100 followers... followed closely by when I answered your questions about food! Nice, ladies. I knew I loved you :)
  • Top searches that lead people to my blog include: jennyisluckinlove, lucky in love blog, i love the biggest loser, fun times in cleveland today, and giveaway.
  • Here's a list of some of my very favorite keywords that lead people to my blog:

slippy slappy (I'm pretty sure this has to do with my Dumb & Dumber post?? but why people search for that, I have no idea!)

"junior league" snobby (Just so you know, I do not think the Junior League is snobby. I am a member!)

i love at&t (I have no opinion about at&t)

im in love with a loser (I am most definitely NOT in love with a loser, but I've talked about "The Biggest Loser" so I'm chalking it up to that!)


  • My most viewed posts include:

Rocket? where the cake I made looked more like a goldfish cracker than a rocket ship...

A Little Modesty...Please! where I shared my struggles with wanting to be desirable for Hubs, but also of not wanting to be a stumbling block for others...

The Biggest Loser where I showed all of those awesome transformations during their makeover show...

And my personal fave, A Requiem for a Caveman, written by none other than my handsome husband! Way to go, honey! You're a "top" read!



I hope you've all enjoyed this little behind the scenes look at Lucky in Love! Who knew Google Analytics was full of such great information!?!

What do you guys use it for? Any tips for a girl who is really just making it up as she goes along?

XOXO

24 comments:

d.a.r. said...

I love it!! You bring a LOT of traffic to my blog, too :) I think you are one of my top blogs that sends people to me!

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

WOW! That thing can tell you all of that! Super neat and I must have one:p

Lucy Marie said...

That's funny. One time I looked and a key phrase that brought someone to my blog was "How to have a grow op in your closet" .. yikes. I think it was because I wrote about growing tomatoes in my laundry room.

Also, one time someone searched "my dear you are so tired from assignment please rest now". I was laughing so loud because why in the world would someone ever type those words into google?!

Lucy Marie said...

That's funny. One time I looked and a key phrase that brought someone to my blog was "How to have a grow op in your closet" .. yikes. I think it was because I wrote about growing tomatoes in my laundry room.

Also, one time someone searched "my dear you are so tired from assignment please rest now". I was laughing so loud because why in the world would someone ever type those words into google?!

a H.I.T. said...

I love google analytics!!

Dollface said...

How do I find this google analytics?? xxxxooo

Annie said...

very interesting!!
would you like to share with us how we can get google analytics?!

Danielle said...

Haha, I always love to read how people find other people's blogs with search terms. How do I use google analytics?? :)

A Girl Can Dream said...

Wow that is an impressive tool. I just started my blog so I am new to all these cool blog tricks. I enjoy reading your blog and you have some awesome cakes too! =P

Lindsey said...

This is so interesting!!! How does one get Google Analytics?

Children of the Nineties said...

I love Google Analytics! It's addicting though. I'm always checking in on it. It's fun to chart it over a few months and look at progress (if you're into that dorky kind of thing, which I guess I am!)

New England Girl said...

I have never used Google Analytics, but I might have to check it out! I am so happy that you're getting so many views. It's funny to think of how many lurkers are out there and they just don't comment! :)

I love your blog and am going to check up on your most viewed posts. I haven't read most of them so this should be fun. :)

MLD said...

How/where do I check out my Google Analytics? Note: I will NOT be wearing this outfit this weekend. :)

Miss Sweet Tea said...

Cool info! How do I get the analytics?

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

That is too cool! How'd you figure this out?

Newlywed Next Door said...

Hahah love it! Google Analytics are the best!

I'm so happy that I followed you from the begining and can say "I knew you when..."

Hugs!

Kristen said...

that is so cool! I have never heard of that, I think I need to install it!

Kristen said...

Oy. I have yet to install GA on my blog. I have a traffic counter and a live traffic feed but no GA. I guess i am dragging my feel because looking at site traffic is part of my big girl job. Bleh.

Adorably Distracted... said...

that's fun! i want to figure out mine!

Adorably Distracted... said...

umm how do i check mine? lol

Mrs. Buck said...

this is so interesting - now i'll have to go check out my own google analytics!

Emily said...

very interesting.. I need to check out google analytics.. i have heard about it... i love reading your blog and think no advice is needed for ya.. I keep coming back:)

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