Monday, October 15, 2012

Google

So, how often do you look at your live traffic feed?   I was glancing at mine the other day and noticed that I had a ton of views on one particular post and wondered why.  I looked at the views on my other posts and some times there would be 50 or maybe a few more, but mostly less.......but on this one particular post, there were 13,419 views!  Seriously?

I was totally stunned and sat trying to figure out how and why.......when I suddenly thought to look at the post title.  It was Sunshine.  That's it, just Sunshine.  Then I started to wonder why so many views on such a boring post title.

Suddenly, it hit me like a ton of bricks!  GOOGLE!  Every time someone googled sunshine, my blog post came up and obviously some would click on and at least look at it and maybe read.  

Many, many of those views were from countries I could hardly pronounce, much less know where they were located on the map.  Curious!  Obviously, they need Sunshine!

So, I wonder what other post titles will get that many views?  I'll be grinning as I try to think of new titles.

12 comments:

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is amazing! That's a lot of hits. I never ever look at my traffic feed. Have a great week.

Tami said...

I had a post for 'Dylans Candy Store' in New York. I did a post about it when we took a trip to NY. My traffic feed was CRAZY with that heading!

Stephanie said...

Oh so smart to check this! And your right, everyone needs a little sunshine!

Deb said...

I never thought of that..I don't put a title very often may have to try it and see what comes up

Cathy said...

Why sunshine???

Tracy said...

My bst one is titled Rain Conspiracy. Guess there a lot of people wondering about that. Next is Fear of Dentists. That one is self explanatory.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

My post titles are pretty nondescript - even boring. Maybe I need to jazz them up to increase traffic. ha!

Auntie Bliss said...

that's funny! I did a post on Macarons in Nashville that got a bunch.

Sweet Tea said...

One of my most viewed posts is "Princess pleads for piercing". Can't believe it gets so many views. One just never knows, LOL

Unknown Mami said...

That's how SEO works. You can use the google keyword tool and type in a potential title, it will tell you how many people search for it a month and how high the competition is.

Dee said...

Dear Nancy, a fellow blogger told me some time ago that the title we put on our posting would make a difference. But I never realized it would make this much of a difference!!!!! I can see that I need to spend more time thinking of titles and what people might goggle. I'm such a novice at all this. Peace.

Chatty Crone said...

I don't look at that to be honest - but now you have me curious! lol