Wednesday, March 04, 2009

And Now I Do...

Awhile back I posted about why I don't use Google Analytics (or a sitemeter of any kind). Well, this weekend I finally got curious enough to find out who's reading my blog, so I signed up for Google Analytics.

I am, indeed, just as paranoid as I thought I would be.

I'm also a wee bit disappointed. I had imagined there were WAY more of you out there reading me and you were all just being quiet about it.

You know, 'cause it's easier to believe made up crap in your head if you don't have any proof that it's true. Heck, there's an entire website devoted to disproving that sort of thing.

Anyway, I don't get many hits off of Google searches, but the funniest one I got, in just this first weekend, was for "don't use Google Analytics".

And so I thought I should come clean. My name is Kylie and I'm a Google Analyticaholic.

And, for all of you who are still curious about the experiment, I'll update more tomorrow...or perhaps the next day. I'm still feeling a bit lazy and apathetic. I think it's the no moisturizer/Coke Zero/crackalattes.


  1. Hey don't feel too disappointed, I'll bet there are millions, no, billions of viewers who are able to shield themselves from google.

    I've found that posts or articles with the word 'nipple' in are big hitters with the search engines, so, well, so there you go...

  2. Thanks Mo, now all the freaks will be hitting my blog:).

    Welcome Freaks! ~ Madagascar

  3. i had Google Analytics on my blog for about a minute. i took it off because it makes the load time for my blog page horrendous! i figured by the time my page loaded with analytics, i'd loose 99.9% of my readers anyway, so why bother?

    i have a lot of things running on my blog already, so that's primarily why Google Analytics was the straw that broke the camel's back.

    if your Analytics are correct, i'm surprised you aren't showing more readers too. maybe you should look at longer periods of time. we all make the mistake of looking at a small window of time and extrapolating incorrectly from there.

    yeah, that's tough without the caffeine. i've scaled myself back to green tea at home and no coffee out. largely because i'm trying to quit coffee altogether.

    anyway, good luck with the experiment and Google Analytics, i'll be interested to know how both are going. keep me informed! thanks Kylie!

    -Steve @ fluxlife

  4. Oh that is to funny you beat me to it I was going to do a post on google analytics this week - I may still have to.

  5. I'll wait for that post since I'm completely CLUELESS what it's all about and I need to be told.

    Actually I need to be told a lot of things if you think about it, but this one will do for now

  6. Wow, you did it! Can't wait to hear more about the results.

  7. It took me a year to finally sign up for it and even then I had someone do it for me.

  8. I really like how you write Kylie. It feels like I am talking to you. Your "experiment" takes me back to when I left the Navy the first time and we cut our income in half. We got creative! I think haircuts are essential though - kind of emotional maintenance. Nothing like a good haircut to improve attitude. And...we all know "if Mama ain't happy ain't nobody happy". I would consider the haircut maintenance right up there with the car maintenance. I will keep reading to see how it all progresses. How is school going? Angela

  9. I've had it forever...the newness wears off after a while and you stop looking..LOL...and I don't know how anyone can live without crackalattes...

  10. hahahaaa... crackalattes :D

    oh, also... if you are trying to be sneaky... p0rn is not a good term to use. i found prn is sneakier.


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