Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Website Fun

While creating my hippie hat blog I learned a couple of new things. I wanted to find a way of tracking how many people viewed my hats. So I discovered Google analytics. It is invisible to the blog visitor but tells me how many new visitors, return visitors and from where that the blog receives. It has been facinating! Thanks to all the people in my address book that I spammed and all of you, I have had people as far away as Singapore, Madras, India, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Antalya, Turkey, Madrid Spain, Austin, Texas, Raleigh, North Carolina and places ALL OVER BC. My biggest day was 74 new viewers with a total of 111 page views. I have been facinated to watch it all unfold. And I sold a hat within a couple of hours of publishing the blog. Since then traffic has steadily decreased and who knows what will happen. I've exhausted all the goodwill of my friends and family who have diligently spread the word. Not sure what else to do for marketing. But they are there and I've sold a few locally from people seeing them on the blog.

And then, I was having so much fun watching the statistics from that blog, I inserted the same code into this blog. And that was truly inspiring and surprising. I have had readers from as far away as Waresly, UK and several in North Carolina (is that you, Vid?) And many places in the Okanagan, BC - small little places I had to look up like Alluvia. I hope you don't feel spied on. I am having great fun discovering all of this. And it was very easy to do - google gives very good instructions. I highly recommend it.

There you go, technical tips from the untechnical!


beetlemack said...

want a more winter skin?

Andrea said...

Sure! I can't wait to see what you create!