Monday, February 26, 2007

Site Meter

One of the more entertaining things about having this blog thing is periodically reviewing the site meter to see how people link to your site or who visits on a regular basis. It's pretty easy to ID who's who at a certain point -- including site meter giving you the longitude and latitude of the IP address -- and even more so after someone posts a comment and thus removes their anonymity forever by allowing you to ID their IP. I'm up to about 15 hits a day so it's really a veritable juggernaut for The Know-All.

Today someone found my site my typing "Stephen Gan filipino chinese". This is the owner of my company: why is someone looking him up based on his ethnicity? (and why did an article from a London paper I posted awhile ago come up first?) Or this one today got me a referral: "japanese women bodies." And this: "Priestess Hello Master." Many hits come from work-related things, so I try to change the syntax on these posts a bit so that I don't get searched out by employers who will be annoyed if I reveal too many deep, dark secrets of the Visionaire world. A bunch come from referring URLs on friends' sites: nice. Some come from the "most recently updated" list of blogs on Blogger. And I get a lot of hits from people looking up "Lamb and Jaffey", a restaurant in Greenpoint that I reviewed eons ago (and I haven't been in a while, but its not so great), and from the place I stayed in while on Phu Quoc in Vietnam "Mai House Resort." I especially love when I can see someone whose whole name I posted in the context of a story search themselves out. Over and over and over.

So yeah, I can see you. But don't be afraid. And thanks for reading.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't hardly feel violated at all....but you know all you have to do is ask ..ha ha

Tim said...

The Hayride link needs some pruning my dear, it's http://adirondackhayride.info/Hayblog
Many thanks for linking to the Chaff btw, and yeah we know you're looking too...

The Know-All said...

Jeezus, I'm retarded with linking you, Tim. That's twice now. Anyway - fixed!

ope said...

every referral to my blog is from xmastime. every outclick is rapid.

The Know-All said...

I know, xmastime gets all the traffic and gives loads of referrals.

Wonder what his stats are? (giving you a wide open door there, XT...)