WordPress has some pretty spiffy features that allow you to track and analyze your wordpress.com site. You can see how many page views you’ve had that day and the past few weeks in bar chart format. You can see where your page has been viewed from across the globe. You can see which of your posts were viewed and how many times, which links people clicked on from your site and how people arrived at your site. You can see what you had for breakfast everyday for the past month, where all of your high school friends live and how many pairs of shoes you’ve owned over the course of your life.
Just kidding on that last bit.
There is really an incredible amount of data that could probably be analyzed to develop a complex strategy for getting more page views, but I just like to look at it and take it all in. After that, I don’t do a whole lot with it.
While I always check my page views when I sign in, I think my favorite feature to check out is the box of search engine terms.
Now, many of these make sense such as “old cookbooks” or “sister birthday” because I have dedicated entire posts to these topics. Others, not so much.
Here is a good sampling of search terms that have led people to the Sugarlump:
- Birdhouse in tree
- Cat shoes
- Fried chicken using Crisco all vegetable shortening
- Sweet potato experiment
- Scarlett’s birthday
- Planting pot with dirt
- My cat Gus
- Men who love flower gardens
- Love old cookbooks
- Sugar sayings
- Taller sister
- Dirt rocks
- Sugar and scared child
- Growing roman beans
- Drought sugar 2012
- Annie Ruby’s café tomato
- Strawberry one pot biscuit
- Infant possum
- My cheetah print chair
- Dramatic clouds
- Forced to wear aprons
- Two people tap dancing
- Qtip addiction
- Minnie mouse canopy bed
- Is Eugene a southern name
Although WordPress doesn’t calculate this statistic for me, I have taken it upon myself to do some extensive trigonometry and differential calculus to determine that in 35.87242% of these searches, the Sugarlump was a relevant result.
Obviously, the result was intriguing enough for 64.1276% to click on the Sugarlump even though I haven’t had anything to share about infant possums or Minnie mouse canopy beds.
I would like to thank all of the search algorithms out there for providing me a good laugh on a regular basis and for sending some completely unprepared, soon-to-be baffled souls to the Sugarlump.
Y’all come back,
P.S. Various versions of “eugene sugarlump” and “sugarlump eugene” are by far the most popular search terms. I don’t know what to make of this just yet. I’ll let you know after I do some more long division.
Perhaps you need to justify the search engine by making posts about those subjects in the future.
Buying a cheetah print for your chair is a small cost to pay in the long run.
I think you’re on to something! I would love a cheetah print chair!
Sugar and Scared Child is my favourite! I remember when I saw the View All page for the first time. I nearly had a heart attack when I got my first view count.
Mine, too! I thought that was hilarious and slightly disturbing…
Maybe we just look at yours cuz you looked at mine?????
Haha, those search terms! One that I had a few days ago for mine was “zombie pooh”! Lovin’ your blog, by the way. 🙂
That’s a good one! Thank you for reading my blog! 🙂