Happy ½ Birthday blog!
6 months after posting my first blog on “This is How I Roll”, and now my 60th post, here’s my top 6 blogs. A “Best Hits” if you will.
On Search Engine Optimization
For a long time I wondered why some of these blogs were popular. My make up blog straight up sucks and I’ve never even been to Rollercon. Then I realized that google was actually generating more hits to my blog than any other site. I was surprised. It was then that I learned the acronym SEO, or search engine optimization. (Employers looking for website technical writers like to use this term to weed out wannabes unfamiliar with the lingo). Once I found the stats page that showed top search phrases that directed people to my blog it was quite eye opening. For instance, every week without fail “Roller Derby make up” will be on the top 10 search hits. So will some form of “everything you need to know about roller derby” and “roller derby quotes”. After finding this page I began to understand the traffic coming to my site a lot more and am better able to cater to my audience. For instance, I am going to write a new Roller Derby make up blog, because now that I know so many people want to read about it I am embarrassed by what my page has to offer on the subject. I am also disheartened to think that someone who searches “everything you need to know about roller derby” might stumble upon my “Welcome to roller derby” blog and think it is sufficient. Man, I’ve got some work to do. For those who questioned how in the world I could come up with 10 blogs a month all about roller derby, all I have to do is look at my stats page to come up with ideas. Some of the surprising search terms that have brought people to my site have been,
“how to know when to quit roller derby”
“how to snap when roller skating”
and “quad toe stop reviews”
Keep ‘em coming people.
Countries where they’re reading
The top countries my blog are being read are
The United States
But they are also reading in
As of right now, (December 31, 2010 at 1:10pm) I’ve had
10,384 total pageviews but I have no clue how to find out how many people are reading. Maybe Bonnie D. can help me.
Anyhoo Thank YOoooOOOOu!
Oh ya, and Happy New Year TooOOooOO!
HUGS N SHOVES,