Thursday, May 28, 2009

Can I help you?

Fatherhood Friday at Dad Blogs

Half of my job is developing strategerie for my clients to figure out how they can best market to their customers online through a CRM (customer relationship marketing) program. The other half of my job is spent analyzing data for different brands. We analyze things like who is opening our emails, how many people signed up to hear from us, who is coming to our website, and how are they getting there?

So of course, I implemented things like Google Analytics tracking on my own site as well (doesn't everyone?) Before I start talking about geeky tech things like tracking, pixels, tracking pixels, and actual code, the real reason I'm even talking about this is because web analytics can give insight into some pretty funny things. For example, I can tell who came to my site from a search engine. While that doesn't SEEM too funny, the funny part is HOW they found my site. Without further ado, I present to you my top 5 favorite search terms that drove a visitor to my site. Click on each one to find out which of my posts they saw when they clicked through.

"because she love gas" - I'm not entirely sure what this person was searching for, and I'm not entirely sure I want to, but I'm glad they got to experience a little bit of dad blog humor.

"breastfeeding wrestling match" - Seriously? Who searches for things like this?

"daddy boner blogspot" - This one grosses me out just a little bit. And no, the content they ended up on here is not remotely gross.

"doody soap" - Hehe, they searched for "doody"

"pictures of hershey kiss to color" - I bet this person was looking for a nice blank picture of a hershey kiss that they could give to their kid to entertain them for awhile. What they got was much different from that.

So there you have it. There were plenty more terms that drove visitors here, but those are definitely my favorites. Whatever it is that got you here today, thanks for coming. I hope you had as much fun reading as I did writing. Oh, and since it's close enough to Fatherhood Friday, don't forget to check out Dad-Blogs for other great posts. I promise you'll get exactly what you're looking for. See you tomorrow!

10 comments:

Melisa with one S said...

I love looking at what got people to my blog. There are some gross ones to be sure. It's always great for a good laugh! :)

Mocha Dad said...

I'm always amazed by some of the search terms people use to find my blog. There are some sick people out there.

Apok said...

Oh i love these! Some of my favorites from my site:
how to make omelette for babies
jello is plotting against me
snatch that gravy up
what does a dog vigina feel like
pee kids cuts
putting food in wife vagina

kind of scary actually.

Andrew's Daddies said...

I want to learn how to track this?...I'd be scared of the searches from people to find my blog

Otter Thomas said...

My favorite search that led someone to my site is "How the poop face". I don't even know what that means but it's funny.

WeaselMomma said...

Those searches are always so funny and strange. Thanks for the laugh.

JonnyTam13 said...

@Melisa, Mocha, Weasel - It's hard to believe that what Google picks up as content...and what people click on!

@Apok - Your blog definitely lends itself to some strange search terms.

@Andrews - Any traffic is good traffic!

@Otter - That's a great one! The poop searches are always funny.

The Devoted Dad said...

Wow- it's amazing what people will search, and that those words put together leads to your blog. I haven't had a chance to get into google analytics, so don't have any to share. I'm guessing the longer you have had your blog, and the more topics you have covered, the more diverse and weird the google searches. Pretty funny though! -Jason

Colorado Dad said...

ROFL--It's truly amazing, especially when you look at the terms, and still can't figure out how they got to your site!

JonnyTam13 said...

Seriously! I really wonder what people are actually searching for when they type in some of this stuff. Wish there was an analytics tool to tell us THAT!