Friday, September 14, 2007

Stuff I'm learning from Google Analytics

A few months ago, I signed to set up Google Analytics for bigasssuperstar.com. It uses a little embedded tag in the web pages to keep track of web traffic in more depth than my usual log analysis would show. It's free and pretty cool. But it's teaching me stuff I didn't know about my traffic.

In the past month, for example, Google Analytics tells me:

  • I had two visits from Iceland
  • 100 from Brazil
  • One each from Zambia and Botswana
  • 40 from Russia
  • 66 from Saudia Arabia ... 40 from Iran ... only two from Syria
  • Two from Khazakstan (wa wa wee wa!)
  • 4,334 absolute unique visitors. Seriously?
  • 18 viewed on their Playstation Portable, 4 on the PS3, 3 on the wii
  • 79% of visitors use Internet Explorer, 16% use Firefox, with Safari, Opera and PSP following
  • 86% arrive from search engines, mostly Google. 7.5% come directly. 6.77% show up through referring sites.
  • Most popular search key words are "big ass" (67%), "bigass", "ass big" and "big ass adventures"
  • Only 4% of visitors indicate they still use dial-up

Now ... more than four thousand visitors? Granted, most of you are looking for big ass. Big ass videos, big ass adventures, big ass small waist, whatever. I'm clearly getting most of my traffic from folks looking for large behinds. Sure, they find it, but unless they're looking for "hairy big ass" or "sweaty big ass" or "maritime big ass eating pizza and cheeseburgers and sometimes donairs", I'm probably not the big ass they're looking for.

Still -- you big ass hunters -- drop a note, huh? Fine, you speak Greek or Italian or French -- or Estonian, a lot of you. "Suur Eesel üli-täht!" Write some comments. Send an email. Show yourselves, dammit! I feel like people are calling me up night and day and not even saying "oops, wrong number!" before hanging up.

2 comments:

  1. My old bloggerer thingamabob used to tell me how many people were popping in each day/week/month, and what they were lookin' for. It was kind of unnerving. It helped teach me that at the time, I was the number one search result for "eggplant sofa" and "I put my teflon pans in the dishwasher."

    I think sometimes, it's best not to know.

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  2. Well, I tried to Google "Big ass, and with all your hits--heck you came up at the top of PAGE TWO - out of 41,700,000 hits that this search found. Impressive!!

    Mind you, many of these other optional sites have a more "pithy" content than your site. In my humble opinion anyway.

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