On Search Phrase Madness

I haven’t pulled a server log recently to extract search phrases to see what’s hitting big. Honestly, there’s been little need — for a day-to-day look at what people are looking for, the Automattic Stats plug-in for WordPress has done a pretty good job of letting me see, without nasty server logs, what people areContinue reading “On Search Phrase Madness”

On the Latest Search Phrases

We’re closing in on the two-thirds point of the month of July, and what are people looking for from me? Well, fully twenty percent of all searches landing on this website–over 160 thus far this month–are looking for information about Captain Jack Harkness. Beyond that, it’s the typical. “Is Stephen Fry writing a Doctor WhoContinue reading “On the Latest Search Phrases”

On the Latest Search Phrase News

Since I had to go onto the server last night, I did a search phrase dump. I have to tell you, there’s nothing surprising about the search phrases the last two weeks. Honestly, the top twenty are the same sorts of things I’ve written about before. No, Stephen Fry still isn’t writing a Doctor WhoContinue reading “On the Latest Search Phrase News”

On Recent Search Phrases

Stat time once more! Here’s a random factoid. In the past two weeks, which is what the server report I pulled this morning covers, twice as many people accessed The World According to Allyn with Windows 3.1 machines as by Amiga machines. I’m just amazed there are people out there, doing the Internet-thing, with WindowsContinue reading “On Recent Search Phrases”

On Today's Weird Search Phrase

I am a stats fiend. I admit it, anyone who knows me knows I know numbers. Since I installed the Automattic Stats plug-in for WordPress I’ve been getting lots of really interesting data. It’s no trouble at all to just fire up the WordPress admin screens and take a look at how many hits I’veContinue reading “On Today's Weird Search Phrase”

On More WordPress Work

It’s a Sunday, so that means “Let’s mess around with WordPress!” Today was no exception. Changes were made, but they’re nothing that you, readers, would see. Rather, I installed two new plug-ins that make changes on the backend that I see when I write posts, approve comments, and the like. The one front-end change IContinue reading “On More WordPress Work”

On Search Phrases

I’d occasionally do this about once a month–pull a search log report off the server and see why people are dropping by. Honestly, it was a good way just to make a post; I didn’t have to think to have content, because you good readers gave me the content and a platform to rant, orContinue reading “On Search Phrases”

On Boston Legal and Search Phrases

Rough calculation here. Today 80 percent of the Internet searches that led here did so on a combination of two of the following three phrases: “Rhona Mitra” “Monica Potter” “Boston Legal.” And tying them together–“leaves” “Rhona Mitra leaves Boston Legal.” “Monica Potter leaves Boston Legal.” “Why did Rhona Mitra leave Boston Legal.” “Why did MonicaContinue reading “On Boston Legal and Search Phrases”