Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Fun with Statcounter
For those of you who do not have a blog, but I believe that most of you do (and really it is THE thing these days), you may know the joy that is Statcounter.
In brief, Statcounter is a free thingy (yes thingy) that allows you to keep track of who is visiting your blog and how they get there. It's really neat! And addictive! I've had visitors from all over the planet (thank you my visitors from all over the planet), and many return visits as well (thank you my returning visits - your loyalty shall be rewarded . . . in time . . .).
But the bestest bit about Statcounter? "Recent Keyword Activity". When you click on this link in your statcounter you can find what phrases people have googled in order to find you (or to accidentally come across your blog). As such I thought it would be fun to share some of the more unexpected ones.
First of all, there are a lot of 'Adrienne Kress'es. A couple 'Temp, Actress and Writer's. A few 'Alex and the Ironic Gentleman's or the other name with Wigpowder Treasure.
I also get quite a few that read as "What size are actresses" or "Skinny actresses" or "How models stay thin" due to my rant a few months back on Tyra Banks. I get the occasional "Jon Stewart" (sigh I would love to get an actual Jon Stewart). Lisa Clark whom I hosted on her virtual tour gets a few requests. As does "reading aloud".
However then there are the truly unique ones. Like "pricking of my thumb what does this mean", and "how to become a famous actress" (I wish I knew!).
But today my friends, today I got the winner, by far. Ready for it? Ready? Drum roll please . . . .
"What temp do you bake marlin."
And that my friends, makes Statcounter a god among counters of stats!
So now it is your turn my blogging friends, what are the strangest googles you've had?