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How to Find the Google Searches That Led to You

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28, 2011 |

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After Monday’s post, I had a few people ask how to find the Google searches I was referring to. I thought a how-to post would be relevant.

However, I am no expert, and I only know Blogger. So for my readers who know more or use other blogging sites, I would love it if you would share your tips and suggestions in the comments.

And here we go: 

1. Starting from your Dashboard: Look for the heading “Stats” on the far right from “New Post.” I’ve highlighted in the picture below.

 2. On the Stats Page: Click on “More” next to the heading “Traffic Sources” on the middle right. I’ve highlighted it in the image below.

3. On the Traffic Sources Page: Look toward the bottom at “Search Keywords” and voila! There you are. Again, I’ve highlighted it in the image below.

There you are, nice and easy. And while you’re there, spend some time and take a look around. The information under the “Stats” tab is pretty interesting!

And there are other ways to do this, too. If you load a free stats counter through sites such as blogpatrol.com, they will also list keyword searches that led someone to your blog. Just follow their instructions for loading the counter.

Hopefully that was helpful for you. And if you know of other ways to do this, please share!

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Google Hits

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24, 2011 |

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A favorite amusement of mine is looking at the Google Searches that led to my blog. Surely I’m not the only one who does this. Right? Anyway, some of the hits make total sense.

For example, I get a surprising number of hits for “patience vs. waiting” (surprising that so many people look that up). With a blog post titled “Waiting vs. Patience” I come up as the first hit. That makes sense. Every now and then I get a hit for “double-jointed thumbs.” Okay, I’ve touted mine enough that I can see the connection. And “what are the two squiggly lines on my license plate.” Yup, with my license plate fetish, no questions there. And just so you know, I have no idea about the squiggly lines. Sorry to the next guy (or girl) who ends up here.

But how in the heck did my blog come up after this query: “where do you look at Christmas lights in Sumner”? . . . Oh wait. “SumNer” instead of “SumMer.” Still, I can’t repeat the results. They must have been on page 20 of the results or something.

And another: “things said that make you laugh.” While I’m flattered that would lead someone to my blog (he he), I can’t duplicate that either.

Another hit came from a search for “hilary mckay.” Yeah, I’m baffled, too.

How about “too many compliments sound fake.” So what is that saying? That I sound fake? I can’t believe Google would have the audacity to connect me to that! 😉 Oh yeah, this may just mean a future post on this very subject. Maybe.

Do you do this? And if so, what are the craziest search words that led to your blog?

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