One of my favourite pastimes is checking out the weird search terms that has people land on my blog. Sure, some are useful, normal type ones {Suger, Salad Dressing, Thai Curry} but some just leave me shaking my head. Or worse, feeling a little sick in the stomach. Eeeek. Some beauties that have crossed my screen include;

  • nude pics melissa
  • is acid washing a car bad for it
  • wife playing with husbads winky
  • will the couch to 5km give me thinner/fitter/more toned/slimmer legs
  • toned runners legs
  • plus size ladies who love stuff
  • nerd glasses with blue eyes

Do you know how to check this stuff out? It’s in wherever you monitor you stats; Blogger stats, WP stats, Google Analytics. But here’s a quick how to guide to make them easy to find.

Blogger;

  1. Go to Stats using the drop down list next to your blogs name
  2. When the page loads select traffic sources from the menu {under stats}
  3. Scroll down the page, under the referring sites etc and there it is. Search Keyword.

WordPress Stats {I use the Jetpack Plugin};

  1. Go to your stats page
  2. Look for Search Engine Terms
  3. The top few selections will be there, click on summaries to see them all.

Google Analytics;

  1. Log into your Analytics account
  2. Go to the standard reporting section {yours may appear, because I have a few sites linked, I have to click into the blog to get here}
  3. Go to Traffic Source
  4. Keyword should appear below the graph, if it doesn’t click on the word {left of the main content screen but not on the menu} to select it
  5. You can see View Full Report to see them ALL {that’s where the gold is}

So there you go. If you have a stats program in place you know what words people are searching to get to you. Any other questions, just leave them below. Ill do a follow up post if needed. but now the fun bit!

Go, check out your keywords and come back here and share the funniest, strangest or most puzzling one you found.