I look at Google Analytics now and again to see what brings people to the site. There were 3578 over the last month for a whole list of searches (over 216). I concentrate on the top 100 as the top 10 is fairly stable.
It is always good to see the diet in the top ten as I don’t see it as dieting anymore. The site was set up to keep in touch with others on the course but it hasn’t turned out that way.
Several hundred of you come to read the Garmin posts with a lot of international readers doing searches with Garmin, Route etc.
This month I’ve also had 226 visitors looking at the “Crane sports cycling gloves” post along with the Aldi skiing gloves that I used last winter making the top ten. You just can’t beat these gloves for value fullstop. It’s a shame that they are only available one or two weeks a year. Maybe I should get in touch with Aldi and explain the interest, After all I have the data and they haven’t.
Once outside the top 10 you get to see the diversity of what people are doing google searches for.
The one that tickles me this month is the picture I took last weekend titled “Lionel running over Tempo’s Oakley,s”. People have linked into this from 5 different platforms not just from reading the original article and clicked on the picture.
I’ve just done the search for “Lionel Oakleys” and it is on the second page of a Google search at 20 out of 210,000. Your in a minority if you go past the second page.
It’s a fairly diverse site now and the comments keep me blogging (that and Google Analytics). All comments get answered even the critical ones. Inspriration keeps cropping up in the comments and from people I meet that have read the blog but not commented.
All I can say is take a look at the picture in the work section and take things one step at a time. The only goal I had set myself was to start drawing a company pension at 55 and it looked as if I was going to have trouble doing that. Life after 50 was no great shakes the state I was in.
Now I’m having the time of my life, I know what my limits are, keep trying to improve but it is getting harder now.
Thank,s to all that have left comments I value them all, the driving force is still to motivate others to take that first step to a better lifestyle.