In a little over 2 months, it will be the 2 yr anniversary since I started using Google Analytics to track my websites stats. Unfortunately, some pretty big traffic days were not recorded prior to the addition of that service from the Twilight days...but, that aside...heres a look at what has been popular in making my site semi-popular for some reason.
Top 10 most viewed pages
1- Best Of TV Awards Polls (main link)
2- TV Character Current Games (main link)
3- Categories (blog sidebar links)
4- Random Bloggings (main link..and where you are reading this)
5- Canadagraphs (main page)
6- Team Switzerland - 2010 Olympic Mens Hockey Roster predictions (Olympic blogs)
7- Supernatural filmed some S6 scenes in New Westminster (Random bloggings)
8- Hellcats stars Julian Parish & Marti Perkins get to know each other better (Random bloggings)
9- Supernatural star Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester) leaves the WB Press Junket (Random Bloggings)
10- Smallville Cast & crew say good bye FOR GOOD. Final Wrap Party for Season 10 (random bloggings)
Honourable mentions -
"Jensen Ackles & Lindsey McKeon filming a few scenes for Supernatural season 6" (Random bloggings)
"Smallville stars Erica Durance & Cassidy Freeman head on out to Comic-Con, with some bunus Elise Gatien" (random bloggings)
"Some Supernatural leftovers. Jared Padalecki Jensen Ackles & Others" (random bloggings)
"Polls" (main link)
"Celebrity autographs" (main link)
"Supernatural tidbits - Misha Collins Jim Beaver and Jensen Ackles" (Random bloggings)
"Supernatural autographs" (main link)
"Fringe season 3 shooting has begun- Some Anna Torv and Joshua Jackson" (random bloggings)
"Candid photos" (main link)
"Robert Englund says a few words about working on Supernatural" (random bloggings)
Interesting stat - 158 pages have only 1 view on my site. They are all translated into other languages versions of pages
Top 10 keyword searches
2- Team Switzerland 2010 Olympic hockey roster (or variant combos/wordings like Swiss, Oly, suiss...etc)
3- Best of TV polls
4- hockey autographs
5- Cassidy Freeman
6- Anna Torv
8- Jensen Ackles
9- Twilight autographs
10- Rob Pattinson
honorable mentions - Erica Durance, Fringe, autographs, Smallville, Tanith Belbin, Fringe autographs, SGU, Stargate, Kristen Stewart, Josh Jackson
Interesting stat - Not sure which 1 is more random.
4 views for "is Canadagraphs a celebrity" or 2 views for "nude female hockey players wrestling"
Top 10 referring sites
honorable mentions -
http://google.com (seriously..only 14th??)
Interesting stat - I had 158 views from http://patrickgilmore.wordpress.com after he referred to our site in 1 of his blogs encouraging people to vote for him in our TV character league games... it worked I suppose. He won the regular season in his division.
Top 10 visiting countries
Honorable mentions - Philippines, Japan, China (although I think they are mainly spambots), Ukraine, Portugal, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Argentina, South Korea, Mexico, Ireland, Hungary, Greece.
Interesting stat - I had 1 visit from Timor-Leste. Thats 1 more than the U.S. had from that country visiting their country in 2010 (US visitors stats dont include government personnel or students, since they are technically, not visiting)
This COULD go in my Olympics blogs section, since it happened while waiting for Olympians & considering he sung at the closing ceremony it would fit.
But I thought I would squeeze it into my random blogging section since its been abandoned for awhile.
Michael Buble was spotted by the observant hounds at YVR the day after the Olympics. He was there dropping off someone for a flight.
While there Michael took the time to do 2 TV interviews, as well as sign a bunch of stuff for the alert hounds who were packing Buble items.
I have met michael a few times over the years. The first couple times, he came across as less than receptive to the attention, but in the later meetings I have found him to be quite comfortable with his fame now & often a personable celebrity to meet.
He talked with the interviewers candidly about his performance & that of others there who were clearly lip synching & essentially bailed them out by saying "it was neccesary to lip synch because of....". Talk about a team player. he then chit chatted about how great it was for hockey to have Canada win the way they did & when I joked that it seemed scripted, he even laughed & suggested if Ovechkin does the same thing in 2014...then he caught himself & didnt finish the comment.
All in all, a great meeting with one of the top Canadian music stars out there.
These are the most commonly used search keywords to get to my site thru google.
Of course the data is only relevant from Oct 15-Dec 31. I didnt have the program in place prior to October 15th. Because of that, terms like Twilight, Pattinson, Stewart, New Moon etc are likely a lot lower than they would have been if this tracked all searches since day 1. I suspect if they were covered from the beginning, RPattinson would probably have topped 10,000 searches.
That said, I was still impressed with the hockey related search numbers for the Olympics. These search terms ran thru the release of New Moon, so the Twilight phenomenon had SOME pull, but still Olympic searches dominated the numbers.
With 2010 now here & the Olympics a few weeks away, it will be interesting to see how dominant they are at the end of 2010 in my search terms.
1st 1094 HOCKEY
2nd 852 OLYMPICS
3rd 833 2010
4th 592 CANADAGRAPHS
5th 309 ROBERT PATTINSON
6th 267 TEAM CANADA
7th 251 TEAM SWITZERLAND
8th 250 AUTOGRAPHS/SIGNED
9th 199 KRISTEN STEWART
10th 185 TWILIGHT
11th 118 TEAM CZECH REPUBLIC
12th 91 TEAM LATVIA
13th 88 ARGUMENT/ELEVATOR
14th 82 HOCKEY AUTOGRAPHS
15th 70 TWILIGHT AUTOGRAPHS
16th 51 NEW MOON
17th 46 TEAM FINLAND
18th 31 TAYLOR LAUTNER
19th 24 ANNA TORV
20th 19 JOSHUA JACKSON
20th 19 NEW MOON AUTOGRAPHS
20th 19 CANUCKS AUTOGRAPHS.
Things I found interesting were that Taylor Lautner, although one of my best selling autographs, was quite frankly, not a very often searched term in comparison to his co-stars Rob & Kristen, and only moderately more than Kellan Lutz at 17. That put him 2 short of the logjam that became 20th place.
I had to do a lot of partial word searches thru my list to find possible misspelled ones, and even though I did. Maybe I missed some. But these are within 99% accuracy, correct numbers. I was more amazed with the amount of mis-spellings some words had. Argument was spelled ELEVEN different ways. My personal favorite being "argewmint". With that many failed spellings of 1 word, you can imagine how its possible I may have missed 1 or 2.
For peoples names like Rob, Kristen, Taylor, Anna & Joshua I searched their first names & last names to come up with the list. In Rob & Kristens cases, I even putt commonly used nicknames like RPatts, RPattz, KStew to find them.
Interestingly Fringe stars Anna Torv & Joshua Jackson made the list. But the show itself did not.