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>>KEEPING TABS ON YOURSELF ON THE INTERNET
>From: "loop.pool" <email@example.com>
>>How does one determine how one's GOOGLE traffic has increase, Kris?
>>I type my complete performance name in quotes in the Google search
> that's certainly an interesting way to learn how widely spread your name
> is on the internet, but actually doesn't answer Rick's question about
> measuring the traffic.
I don't know, does it Rick? Your question was in response to me saying
when I searched for myself on Google, more results came up after I had
entered my artist info on a variety of musician sites. That was the
My answer seemed like a logical extension of the context, but forgive me
I misinterpreted it. If you were asking how to tell how many hits you are
getting on your web site and from where, then I would have responded as
did below, but with actual examples of services, ways of doing it, etc.
what if "any decent web host" doesn't provide you with this info? Well,
then I would have listed services like those listed here:
Google analytics is one such tool, when it becomes available.
http://www.google.com/analytics/ I just signed up to be notified when it
> Any decent web host should provide you with web site statistics, and
> probably some application for analyzing the data. With that it is easy
> see how many page views you get, how many unique users, what pages
> go to, etc. It is also easy to see where a person came from when they
> clicked a link, since referrer data is logged by the web server. So you
> can see how many people come from a given site or a given page on
> In this way, you can easily see how many came from Google or Yahoo or
> wherever. You can see how much the traffic from that site has changed in
> the last week or month or whatever. You can also see the specific search
> strings they used to find you, since that is part of the referring URL
> google. It can be pretty interesting, and really helpful for helping you
> to maximize the usefulness of your website.
> (and sometimes weird, I noticed in the LD stats the other day that a
> number of people were referred to LD from a site called
> extremeblowjobs.com. I can only guess why there would be a link to LD
> Kim Flint | Looper's Delight
> firstname.lastname@example.org | http://www.loopers-delight.com