That is, a blog post about blog posts. Specifically about Google Analytics.
For the past few months, I’ve found it interesting to use Google Analytics to see how people arrive at my blog. Most of the traffic comes from Google’s search page and from what I understand, that’s true of most blogs (or web sites in general). Here’s a couple interesting facts that surprised me:
- The most common search term that generated visits to this blog is 341 characters long. 52 visits representing 6% of all visits since I started tracking. That search phrase is:
a network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to sql server. the server was not found or was not accessible. verify that the instance name is correct and that sql server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: named pipes provider, error: 40 – could not open a connection to sql server)
And that phrase will bring you to this post.
- The second most common search term at 3% is “sql poetry“. No joke.
For those that use Google Analytics. Leave a comment about any surprises you may have found yourself.