August 21, 2008
I’m feeling lucky—Google searches gone bad
Call me Fishmeal, but I love looking at visitor logs for JewishJournal.com. That's why I'm The Web Guy.|
I check the logs over and over during the day to see what's popular right now, who is linking to us, top key words, etc.
The MOST box* tells you which stories are popular, and the blog box on the home page does the same thing for us bloggers.
But I do know where visitors come from (which site or search referred them and where they are located geographically) and what they do when they arrive.
What do they think when they read what they've found?
We'll never know, of course, but the vast majority of these drive-by visitors are never seen here again.
This is a bad thing, since I am constantly trying to improve site 'stickiness,' to present JewishJournal.com as a wonderland of webbish wows, a site where every click brings you to something you never knew before. Interesting stuff. Cool stuff. Amazing stuff. I know, it's a journey not a destination. *sigh* A recent sampling of visitors:
* The MOST box is here ----->