What the Stats Tell Us

Is it just me, or are others often surprised by which posts are always on their most read list?

Truth Is…

Some posts get a ton of traffic, and others, especially the ones I expect to do well… get hardly anything at all.  Certainly something to think about!

This blog has always been primarily about chicken keeping. But as I look at my stats I find it fumy disappointing odd that my 2 most read posts over the last 3 years weren’t even about chickens!  Kinda makes me wonder if I’m spending too much time writing about the wrong topics. Here’s what I mean.

These are my two most visited posts.  Really?

#1 Donkey, Ass, Burro, What They all Mean

#2 Thinking About Becoming a Dog Groomer?

What about your blog? Have you been surprised by your most visited posts? Are they related to your blog’s primary topic?

Share them with us in the comment box?

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21 Responses to What the Stats Tell Us

  1. A post I wrote more than a year ago has been hot for a couple of months. When I originally posted it hardly anyone stopped by, but now it’s my top viewed post every day. I don’t get it, but I’ll happily take the numbers! 🙂

  2. Littlesundog says:

    My most visited post is, “Following the Animal Trail… The Scoop on Poop!” and the words “scat, poop, and animal dung” or other descriptions of animal fecal matter are the most used search engine terms. Obviously, animal poop is more interesting than we knew!!

  3. A New Path says:

    I am chuckling at your top two topics! I haven’t looked at my stats in a long time. But the posts that get likes are often not the ones I put a lot of work into! I really do enjoy your posts (especially chickens and equids). I love reading about your ranch and the trials and successes. As the owner of a small property, I get the challenges.

    • tbnranch says:

      I know! Funny how that works. Small properties still have a lot of work, maybe more… there’s not enough room to put all the stuff we need! It’s a tough job to avoid the clutter! Thanks for the visit, I enjoy your blog too.

  4. tvkapherr says:

    Chickens! I only just started following, so I’ll have to back track your site. I love chickens, grew with 12 nicknamed the Dirty Dozen. In terms of blog reaction, I too am surprised at what people like. I publish Cats At The Bar daily on a number of sites and its funny to see the same post do well on one site and bomb on another. But that’s what keeps us on our toes, I guess.

  5. Diane Tibert says:

    I know what you mean. My most hit post has more than 3,400 views since June 2012, and grows by at least a dozen each day. It’s about how Canadians can save 30%:http://dianetibert.com/2012/06/20/canadians-stop-paying-30-to-the-irs/

    People really want to know how to save tax money.

  6. I never seem to get that many hits and too wonder if I am writing about the least popular things, My most visited blog is “My Dad’s 90th birthday cake” where I included a recipe as well as pictures. Perhaps I should do more recipes – they seem to attract lots of people!!

  7. bulldog says:

    I don’t give much weight to stats and what would do well as they never do… yet I have posts that are on a first page Google search that get high stats when least expected… I have a run on my one post “Bushmans Hole” at the moment with 700 reads in 5 days… I wrote it eons ago, but it is a first page search… who knows how half the people find our posts…

    • tbnranch says:

      You astound me with all the comments you get on your posts! I never EVER see such a remarkable response here! I’m gonna go check out Bushmans Hole, must be a really good read… that’s a lot of hits friend!

  8. I found that at times too. I hear it all over the blogsphere that the ones people expect to do well don’t and the ones least expected to do well do…

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