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So We Meet Again! (or: Returning Visitors Ahoy!)

% New Visits 06-2010 to 06-2012

I love it when I stumble over Google Analytics data that turns my world upside down… who knew so many of you were succumbing to the lure of my (hopefully) amusing ramblings!

(I would have bet dollars to donuts that my Returning Visitors number was a lot lower than 50%.)

Actually, now I feel a bit bad since I’m not really sure what folks are coming back for(more…)

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One Year of the Megablog!

What Came Before

As of today, it’s been exactly one year since I started the grand insanity that was combining all of the mini-blogs into the One Blog To Rule Them All.

I wouldn’t have noticed the anniversary, since it doesn’t feel anywhere near that long, but my eye caught the old post title in the ‘Posts From this Day in Ages Past’ list. Nothing like a little nostalgia to hijack ones Muses…

The last year passed in a flash, but it’s not that shabby an accomplishment: one year is 365 days, 1,057 posts (763 imported and 294 new), 2,861+ visitors, and 7,026+ page views! (more…)

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

Google Analytics

What do May Flowers bring? … Pilgrims!

Now that my urge to tell bad jokes is out of the way, let’s take a look at what’s changed in this month’s traffic patterns (comparing March 1-30 to April 1-30). Not that I have amazing traffic, but it’s always good to see what people are finding the blog and what topics they seem to gravitate too.

Have I mentioned that I am slightly addicted to Google Analytics? (more…)

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If You Build It… They Will Bounce

The real joy of tools like Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics is that you can find out just how much of the internet looks at your webpages for 10 seconds or less. In my case, it’s all of it.

Which is to be expected for two basically brand new blogs (even if the model horse website has been around for a bit), but my goal is to improve those numbers by the end of this month. I’m not setting and hard goals for percentage improvement yet, I’m just looking to see if anything I can do will bring those numbers up.

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