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Linden’s Pensieve Top 10s

After Sarah reported her blog analytics, I just had to look at mine. And then I decided I might as well post them too. After all, I found her post interesting, so I figure that maybe some of my readers might find my analytics lists interesting.

Plus, if you have a blog and want to know who’s reading, using Google Analytics is a great way. The interface is very user-friendly, especially compared to some of the other analytics sites out there I’ve used.

Using analytics can also help you recognize which posts your readers like the most. After this little review of my blogging, I have discovered that my readers like reading posts about our life here in Deutschland. And that’s great! But the posts I have enjoyed writing the most and worked the hardest on don’t appear on this list. That tells me where my blogging focus should be!

So without further ado, here are the top 10 pages, countries, states, keywords, and referring sites for Linden’s Pensieve.

Top 10 Pages

These pages are my all-time performers: They have the most visits. I am a little surprised about a few of these, but I think it would be interesting to compare this list to one for a year from now.

  1. My First Half Marathon
  2. Eva Longoria, Salma Hayek. . . Linden Mueller?!
  3. Trip to Germany
  4. Book Review: Like Water for Chocolate
  5. DELI Language Centre
  6. Dr. Linden A. Mueller: That Don’t Actually Sound Too Darn Bad!
  7. Our Home in Deutschland
  8. Care Package
  9. Shitty Day
  10. Teaching at a German University

Top 10 Countries

No really any surprises here, either. One of the main reasons Germany shows up here is because I didn’t block gAnalytics from capturing info from my IP address for a couple months. I don’t really think it would be on this list otherwise. My best friend is currently living in Guatemala, and I have colleagues teaching English in both Turkey and South Korea. On the other countries, your guess is as good as mine!

  1. United States
  2. Germany
  3. Guatemala
  4. Switzerland
  5. United Kingdom
  6. Canada
  7. Turkey
  8. New Zealand
  9. Australia
  10. South Korea

Top 10 States

This one is definitely interesting if you look at all the states I’ve had hits from. I can pin-point a few states where I expect to see visitors from, and those are the ones that appear on this list. But who is visiting my site from Florida?

  1. Missouri
  2. California
  3. New York
  4. (not set)
  5. Kansas
  6. Utah
  7. Illinois
  8. Oklahoma
  9. Arizona
  10. District of Columbia

Top 10 Keywords

Very interesting! Who is Googling me? At least one of the searchers is German (see number 8) because s/he used the umlaut to search for me.

  1. is the jar full
  2. linden mueller pensieve
  3. “linden mueller”
  4. am i a runner or a jogger?
  5. german binders
  6. like water for chocolate book
  7. linden jar
  8. linden müller pensieve
  9. “click here”+drop.io
  10. “deluxe yours truly”

Top 10 Referring Sites

Thanks to all my blogger friends who link to me!

  1. Google
  2. Blogger
  3. Blog.myspace.com
  4. Facebook
  5. by105w.bay105.mail.live.com
  6. AdventuresInLinguistics.blogspot.com
  7. SarahJoAustin.com
  8. Mail.google.com
  9. MarathonLeap.blogspot.com
  10. BrightYellowGun.blogspot.com


3 thoughts on “Linden’s Pensieve Top 10s

  1. Linden

    21 Feb on 2008 at 13:32

    @lifestudent: I know! I debated about whether I should use that title. That’s what Rob and I had been calling it, but I have some conservative family and friends who might not like that title. I decided in the end that it most accurately conveyed how we felt about the day AND was catchy. :)

    @beth: I think you should use it! Give it a month trial at least… I guarantee that your fears will not be realized.

    I also do not know why someone would search “linden jar.” The only search returns I got when I Googled it were something to do with zombies and something to do with a study of consciousness. Weird.

  2. Beth

    21 Feb on 2008 at 11:00

    That *is* a cool tool! I don’t want to use it, for fear that no one is reading my blog but you and my husband, who is a co-author…anyways, I don’t get the “linden / jar” connection????

  3. lifestudent

    20 Feb on 2008 at 17:17

    You know its pretty funny when “shitty day” is one of your top views. Looks like lots of people seem to find some reason to read that … wonder why ;)