Don’t you just love Google Analytics? It’s a rockin’ piece of technology, and ever so useful in helping you to find out how people found your website.
I’m not an obsessive about checking stats, but every so often I like to take a look and find out what search terms (the phrase people typed into Google or another search engine – wait, are there still other search engines?) have been used to find my site, along with such interesting tidbits as who’s linking to me and who’s visiting me.
So, here’s this week’s Thursday Thirteen – 13 weird things I noticed when I checked our Google site stats this week.
Weird Site Search Terms
I expect people to find us using normal terms, like ‘French Bulldog’ or ‘Bullmarket’, but how do I explain these?
Cooking Dogs (please let this actually mean ‘cooking FOR dogs’)
my dog cant pee (site owners suggests taking him to VET)
site looks good but to small (I spent 20 minutes trying to find my own site via this search term, to no avail)
french dog mall (ooh, a mall just for French Dogs – sign me up!)
I know most of the sites I’ve personally listed bullmarketfrogs.com – Canada’s Guide to Dogs, for example, and Dogs in Canada. But how did we end up on these pages? It’s a mystery to me…
yellowpages.com (we really, really don’t have a yellow pages ad!)
weathernetwork.ca (from checking the weather to.. Frenchies?)
Unusual Country Visits
I can understand Canada. I can understand the USA. I can even understand Australia and Europe, I suppose. But some of the countries in my top one hundred list sort of leave me puzzled… and hey! If you’re the single person who’s on here from Lebanon, leave a comment and say ‘hi’, will you?
# 88 on the list – Peru, 2 visitors
#91 on the list – Uruguay, 1 visitor
#101 on the list – Lebanon, 1 visitor
Browser Usage Stats (interesting to geeks only)
I expected to see the usual – Explorer, Firefox, Safari, a few Mozilla hold outs. But these ones – two of them I had to look up!
Camino – 15 users
Blazer – 9 users
HTC-8900 – 6 users
Konqueror – 3 users