My goal with this blog is for you to enjoy your time here. Most of the posts talk about my experiences raising my two yellow Labrador Retrievers, some are just for fun, and others share the best dog related information and products I have found.

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

My Blog's "Keyword" Search Stats

It has been fascinating to watch the keyword searches that bring people to my blog. Some of these very same searches I conducted myself with very few very good results when I went to the internet to research for answers the first year I was raising my dogs.

Google Analytics is a fascinating and very useful application that Google offers for free to any and every one. The best place for the java script to be put on a Blogger Blog is in the bottom of your sidebar or the page footer as these page components will load with every page that is viewed by visitors.

Here is a list of the keyword searches that have brought people to my website:
There are a couple ideas I have speculated on as to the ranking my site has received by Google's indexing.

  • First: Blogger is automatically indexed by Google - great start
  • Second: Some of you like what this site has to offer and you have linked to it on your own site, through your blog feed reader, etc. - thank-you!
  • Third: Having my own blog has made me a more active participant in the blogging community. I like finding good blogs out there and telling the authors what I enjoy about their site, feedback is always nice to hear - get involved
So if you have a blog I hope some of these ideas help you as you think about what you can do to get your site noticed.
  • Good content of course is the first given.
  • If you have an opinion, keep it constructive.
  • Acknowledge that there is more than one way to do things


FleasGang said...

I always get "dog with itchy butt" when I view my stats.

By the way, you've been tagged. Check out my blog for the rules.


Pappy's Fella said...

Har har... it's amazing how these tagging diseases spread. BTW, I get all goose-pimply over the search statistics-- last week half my hits were coming from people looking for "immovable object" and "wrestling". Never did figure out whether someone died. Like the format of the google analytics report-- I've been following using sitemeter referrals, but it's harder to read.

"Sunshine" said...

Ok, so I've been tagged!

Give me a few to figure out who hasn't been tagged already. Seems I'm at a bit of a disadvantage this late in the game.

For those of you who have not tried Google Analytics it really is great. My favorite is looking at the map/geo location of all the visitors that have come to my site. Talk about the world getting smaller every day. Another good reason to keep your personal identity off your blog.


"Sunshine" said...


I can't find your website to read the rules to your game. Please leave the URL if you want me to play!


Karen Shanley said...

Thanks for the tips on how to load Google Analytics. You held one of the missing pieces--where to load the code--that finally let me get the darned thing to work.

Your chocolate cake recipe is indescribably delicious!!! My bookgroup loved it!

Karen Shanley said...

Sunshine, your tip on where to place the code finally solved the puzzle for me and I was able to get it to work. Thanks!

P.S. Your chocolate cake recipe was a HUGE hit at my bookgroup. Simply scrumptious!!

"Sunshine" said...


Glad to help with getting "Google Analytics" working better for you. I know very little myself and the "little tip" came from my awesome husband. Hope you enjoy seeing the data as it fills in for you.

Thanks for sharing how the "cake recipe" was a huge success. I'll enjoy sharing the information with the woman who brought it to our book club party.

As always . . . Love your blog!