Two Things: Comments and Searches

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At the end of each day, there are two things from my blog that make me happy:
     1)  Meaningful comments, and
     2)  Search referrals.

First, meaningful comments add a lot of value to the post.  Whether the readers ask a question, share a memory, have a different opinion, tell about themselves, or like your work – you feel good when they express it.

And I say ‘meaningful’ because there are two bloggers I've seen who copy-paste their comment on blogs they visit – I saw one of them's same comment in about 15 blogs within one day.  Cracks me up.  Obviously, when I notice such practice I usually delete theirs from my space because they’re just spam to me.  Call me mean or whatever, but I look for
quality over quantity, thank you (don't you?).  And then there are comments from some wonderful people, bloggers and non-bloggers alike, whose comments, questions, or stories make me happy!

As for 2), it’s smart for bloggers (and website owners) to install a widget or enable a gadget on their blog to understand their traffic and visitors.  One of the features of such tool is ‘search referrals’ or search words – what a person anywhere in the world searched for, and either scrolled past or landed on your page.  So basically, out of the million page results for a query on a search engine, when your site shows up in the results, the search query is recorded in the tool.  This way you, as a site owner, can perform a ‘Keyword Analysis’ to see what was searched for and how you can improve traffic on your website.

There are several other visitor stats that the tools provide to measure website performance, but I'll tell you why ‘search referrals’ make me happy.  Some searches specifically containing the word 'spusht' feel great,  because it makes me feel what I shared was worthwhile, and someone out there wants to come back to read.  Bloggers will agree with me, because after the amount of effort they put in blogging, their reward is when someone is particularly looking for their work 
– right?  And then there are some searches that make me smile, some have interesting questions, whereas some make me scratch my head thinking for answers, and I really love reading each of them.  Yes, each one of them.

And it’s true.  Queries searched on engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc may be listed in the site owner's database if the tool, for example Google Analytics, is enabled.  This is just a fact many people will not tell you.  That's why you have me  :D

So, I shared what made me happy, from my blog, not about blogging (there’s so much to write about the it; some other time!).  Do you want to see some examples of search referrals / search queries / search words that I'm talking about?

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17 comments:

  1. lol, thats an honest post! but i agree bout the comments... i always look forward to urs coz i know im gonna enjoy reading them :)

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    1. I appreciate, Deepthi, thank you :)

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  2. its a honest post about the comments ...

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  3. That is an honest remark about commenting on blog.. Can you tell me a little more about the gadgets you are talking about. There are some in built features in blogger to tell you where the traffic is coming from. Are u talking about something else?

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    1. E-mailed you briefly, more later as a post :)

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  4. ha ha.. just couldn't stop smiling when u mention about same comment in 15 other blogs.. it cracks me up too :)..i never occurred to me to delete them :D
    true.. for all the hardwork done on a post, least u expect is they read & comment accordingly :)

    Ongoing Event : I'm The Star

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    1. Spot on, Rasi. The last sentence you wrote summarizes everything I wrote! :D

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  5. you are right about the comment. Regarding traffic putting in various social network will help.

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    1. Thanks. Everyone seems to agree with me on this point :D

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  6. awesome write up..its absolutely true..
    the posts deserve a quality comment indeed.

    Tasty Appetite

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    1. Thanks. Wish *some* people understood this! :D

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  7. oh those repetitive comments from bloggers makes me crack too! One sch blogger had left the same comment back to back in three post of mine.. how ridiculous is that! :D

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    1. Now that's too funny!
      And after this post the blogger(s) I mentioned stopped commenting on my posts altogether :D

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  8. Yes dear I want a spust post of what these analysis do and how to install them.

    Could you please however remove the word moderation . Blind bats like me cannot always post our comments by the time i get it right its ages. like now foe sure.

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    1. Soon, Archana! Too many things going on right now :-/
      And yes, removed the word moderation as per your request! :)

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  9. Good one!! I follow your blogs regularly

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