….but with all the visits to my blog yesterday, I thought I might have finally made it! I had an above-average number of visits on a day I expected my readership to be down because of the hurricane.
So what happened?
I had NINETY-ONE comments in my Spam folder yesterday. Now, there’s been times when I went a few days without checking the Spam folder, but I’ve never had that many comments in there before.
I checked out my stats to see if they might shed any light on the Spamfest, but didn’t learn anything. However, I did learn the ten search terms most often leading folks to my blog are:
- Sugar glider
- Poo cake
- Sugar gliders
- Mandy May
- rumpy dog
- poop cake
- veterinarian cartoon
Now I get some of these, but who searches for Congratulations?
I also learned that publicizing my blog on Facebook and Twitter isn’t as effective as I thought. Search engines are by far my most effective referrers. I guess now I need to learn about SEO, like the spam told me!
I have been visited by readers in 123 different countries, with every continent but Antarctica represented. Almost half of my readers are outside the US. If only I could get each country to send me cookies! *dreamy eyes*
Enough with the numbers game! You still have until the end of today to enter my Frosty Paws giveaway. It’s open to readers in the US.
And for all my friends impacted by the Hurricane: I know you probably won’t see this, but I hope you can feel the love all the rest of us are sending your way. woo woo woo!