Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Checking google searches

Several of you asked how I find the google searches for my blog. I'll try to explain the best I can.

First, you need to have some sort of site tracker. I use site meter. Without that, there really is no way to track the people that visit your blog unless you are Chloe on 24. I'm sure that technically there is a way, but my very limited computer mind doesn't know how.

If you do use site meter, go to your summary page. Look to the left for the tracking section. Click on "By Referrals."

This should take you to a list of all the most recent referrals to your blog. It will show a list of "referring URL's." You may recognize some of your regular readers here. For example, if I visited your blog from my site, you would see my URL on the list.

A referring URL from a google search will have google in the URL. To see a detailed description, click on the link.

This should take you to the page that popped up when your reader did a google search. You should see your blog somewhere on the page.

If you have any other questions, leave a comment or send me an email. I hope this helps!


TexasRed said...

This is great information. I use StatCounter, which pretty much does the same thing.

TexasRed said...

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