Another year of blogging almost over and if it weren’t for you readers I wouldn’t be working towards almost six years of blogging.
According to Google statistics people of the cyberworld most viewed, clicked from and to, and searched for various info to arrive here at Geogypsy. Some surprise me and some don’t. All of you readers are counted in these stats which makes me wonder if you agree, are any of these your favorites? How did you find Geogypsy?
Most referred from sites
Where do you readers come from? As in how were you referred to Geogypsy.
#1 Comes as no surprise that Google—whom we love and hate—comes in first here.
#2 Travel with the Bayfield Bunch. Kelly and Al, plus Pheebs, are Canadian snowbirds with a home base in Congress, Arizona located about nine miles down the Yarnell Hill from where I winter. Al offers all kinds of RVing advice like places to see in the Southwest. I sure appreciate them sending so many of you my way.
#3 Hitchitch connects RVers.
#4 Facebook. So I guess that means promoting posts there works to some extent.
#5 from my old and original website on blogger. With 1000 posts on that site sure glad people come to the new site.
Most viewed posts and pages
Looking at this I should be writing more about current events but I’m really not a news junkie. It just happens that I was directly affected by a couple news worthy events. So according to Google I’ll start with the 10 most viewed posts in 2013.
Four posts about the Yarnell Hill Fire. I anxiously watched any news available online from the North Rim while worrying about my friends and neighbors in Yarnell. The shocking loss of 19 firefighters and over 100 homes was devastating. Yet somehow the community holds together and there is beauty amongst the devastation as we sift through the ashes and slowly rebuild.
Two posts during the government shutdown. Working at Grand Canyon National Park during the government shutdown was weird, nobody knew what to do, but mostly not to do. A few visitors were around but they really didn’t seem to know what to do either. And there weren’t Park Rangers to answer their questions.
Marble Canyon Metal Works was also affected by a fire this summer when their neighbor the historic Marble Canyon store/restaurant burned down. But Allison continues to make her unique multi-metal jewelry in her home studio not far down the road. People are finding her via this post.
Top from all the posts about South Africa is about the famous mountain passes I drove. Now I haven’t gotten over them all but the mountains are spectacular and the windy roads a fun challenge.
Top three viewed pages
3rd most viewed overall ‘My Herstory’. It’s a good story and if you don’t know me a quick way to change that.
My photography is getting more notice this year. Maybe I should start pushing more sales.
And the ‘About’ me page is high on viewers clicks. That’s fun because I like to share my story.
Most clicked to
Nice to see that some readers click on the links within posts and also to other reader/blogger links. So again according to Google, these are the 10 most clicked links.
My other blog, Geogypsy in the meantime
Marble Canyon Metal Works, really check out this jewelry
FabGrandma, my blogging mentor
Wild Spirit Lodge, most awesome place to stay and visit in South Africa
Firefly Photo Files, a fellow blogger and friend from South Africa
Memorable Meanders, yet another blogger finally met in South Africa last year
Top search terms
How many times when you’re searching for something online are you whisked off to “that’s not what I was looking for”? I think that’s what happened on my number one search term, a whole lot of times, and it makes no sense to me. So I’m glad the other 9 terms could offer more to the searcher.
#1 “sahara desert hidden sights”: Interesting considering I haven’t been to the Sahara desert, yet.
#2 “yarnell arizona” and “yarell fire”: No surprise there as I have lived here during at least some of the winter months since 2005.
#3 “ringtail cat”: My first sighting of these was as an animal keeper at the California Living Museum in Bakersfield. They are seen at the North Rim of Grand Canyon but rarely because they are mostly nocturnal. Instead we usually find what they left behind in the form of scat. Have to admit they’re kind of cute.
#4 “geogypsy”: That’s me!
#5 “marble canyon metal works”: I’m happy that so many people are searching for my friend Allison’s unique jewelry. Her beautiful pendant of a California Condor was worn throughout South Africa last visit.
#6 “skull valley az”: Located not far up the road from Yarnell this tiny community has a small store, fuel station and excellent restaurant, plus a resident peacock.
#7 “point sublime road conditions”: Are terrible, so I’m sure glad people are looking at this before they decide to drive a sedan out there and most likely get stuck along the way.
#8 “kaibab squirrel”: Visitors to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park are enamored by these unusual white tailed, tassel eared squirrels.
#9 “north kaibab trail”: It’s a tough trail and important to know what you’re getting into hiking at Grand Canyon.
#10 “eagles cliff”: I worked at the Eagles Cliff Resort in Washington near Mount Saint Helens back in the late 1990s. It has since closed but a new owner plans to open Spring 2014.
So this is what Google thinks are the most viewed and searched for on Geogypsy. It’s nice to know that even old posts are evergreen enough to hopefully provide information to readers. There will be a whole lot more coming in 2014.
Thanks for checking out Geogypsy, whether you read, comment or hopefully find some useful information by search.
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