Courtesy Google Analytics
I’m still watching my Google Analytics - looking for patterns that might tell me something useful. It looks like I've a long haul ahead of me. One chart that caught my interest, however, was Traffic Sources showing referring sites contributing to about 54% of visits.
I followed up a few leads, hoping to see a reason for the referrals and of course there was some. Two clear-cut peaks indicated referrals from one particular site, zenhabits.net.
Courtesy Google AnalyticsIt was easy to see how these had come about when I checked the dates. I’d made a comment on one post on the 21st and on another later post on the 26th. The first I attribute to 8 visits the following day (22nd) with a tail of 1 visit the day after. The second attracted a cluster of 5 during the 3 days following my comment with a solitary visit occurring 6 days later.
What I find interesting is the almost immediate response from visitors prompted by the comments, followed by virtually no visits at all.
This pattern is not unlike the pattern I’ve found with comments to a post – a blip (size depending on the post of course) followed by virtually no more comments once the blip is over.
I’m still analysing.