Thursday, March 16, 2006

Pardon my ignorance

I have a question for all you tech-savvy bloggers: You know how people post about how other folks found their site through word/subject searches? Well, how do they know how those folks found them?


Anonymous Jenny PP said...

I'll ask Rob, I forget. It's either something you can find out from Google or it's something that gets logged at the server in which case you'd need to have access to the server where your site is hosted in order to figure it out. I know Heather used to do it a lot. It's something about figuring out what other site linked to yours - and if it was a google search for, say, "life" and "keys" then you'd know they found your site by doing a search on google for those 2 words.

9:32 AM  
Anonymous Jenny PP said...

OK turns out Heather used to do it when we had our sites up on this other service that we're not using now. So I'll ask Rob if he knows how else you can do it.

Some hosting places might have a way to tell, possibly blogger does, I don't know.

11:14 AM  
Blogger Psycho Kitty said...

Oh, it's site meter. I think you can see a link to it on my blog. You sign up for a site meter, post some code on your blog, and it tracks visitors. You can see the source address of the visitor if there is one, how long they were there, etc. and how many people visited and how many page views, and you'll get all obsessed with it for a while and eventually you'll decide it isn't worth tracking anyway and never look at it again.

9:57 AM  

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