Why Do People Visit this Blog?
It would be nice to assume that most folks who visit this site are stopping by to read my opinion on sports, politics or world events. Turns out a good deal of my traffic is accidental. Like many bloggers, I use a stat counter that provides information about my visitors. Occasionally, I scan it just to see where my viewers are coming from and the answers are usually predictable. Visitors mainly come from sites where I've left comments. Some of the visitor records include a line showing what they were searching for. Well, I was looking through the log today and noticed this search several times:
"http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=keane%20kayne%20west&aq=f&oq=&aqi="So, people got here because they were looking for my last name and Kayne West, huh? I immediately understood how that search lead them to my blog. My blog has my last name in the title and a month or so ago, I did a blog post mocking West's moronic and racist behavior at an awards ceremony. However, I didn't understand why they would be doing that search string together in the first place. A little backwards Googling got me the answer - turns out West is going to collaborate (that's weird, somebody on TV just said collaborate just as I was typing the word) on an album with a band named Keane. Small world.
Separately, it is interesting to note where visitors are from. Looking at just a few pages of recent activity, my visitors came from 32 states and 19 foreign countries. Those numbers include visitors from India, Kazakhstan, Iran and two from China. None of the foreigners left a comment about who should be the Indian's next manager.