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How People Find Me

search-engine-marketing

A few days ago, I was asked by someone how most people find my site.   Do they visit directly, and what search terms help them find my site.   I use Google Analytics and Woopra to gather stats on those people visiting my site.   I’ve used Google Analytics for years, but tend to depend on Woopra for most of my pertinent stats.   I visit every week or so to see what’s happening in the online world of www.jonathancliff.com.   (I think I’m running GoingUp.com to track some stats, but that’s mostly out of curiosity about the new service.)   I still think Woopra is the best hands-down.   It has an easy to use WordPress plugin, and the stand alone program is wonderful, both in Windows and Mac.   It has so many features, that I’m afraid I’ll never get to all of them.   But again, that explains most of everything on these Internets, huh?

Most of my visitors are visiting this site directly, but a few still happen through on random searches.   Here are a list of the more interesting search terms used to find www.jonathancliff.com (using data over the last 6 months.):

“jonathan cliff” -easily the most popular search term.   Go figure…

“wet pants” -Should I be worried about this?   I quit wetting my pants years ago.   The kicker is that this is the 4th most popular search term.

“children’s pastor” -It’s what I do.

“wetting pants” -Here we are again.   And it’s still in the top 10!

“att uverse reviews” -I get tons of traffic from THIS post.   It might be my most popular post, ever.

“super conundrum” -Not sure what this is.

“family community church sucks” -I don’t know who this church is, and I most definitely do NOT think they suck.   Whoever they are.

“clown with chainsaw” -The most popular post in Children’s Ministry Online history.   Read it HERE.

“has a big brain” -This needs no explanation.   It’s obviously that when looking for people with big brains, you’d find me.

“increasing success by lowering expectation” -The one I’m most proud of.

And we have a theme:

“christian puppets” -What were they before they were Christian puppets?

“pastors of puppets” -Not the job title I signed up for.

“christain puppet show”

“sam luce puppets” -I blame this on Sam Luce.

“coolest puppet clothes”

“why children love puppets”

“at what age do kids stop enjoying puppets”

“1991 dallas cowboys training camp roster” -You might not know this about me.   But I was there in 1991.   Dallas Cowboys ball boy for the Summer of 1991…

“fear of forgetting” -I’m thinking this is related to one of my favorite posts.

“church llano estacado johnathan cliff” -They just misspelled my name a little, but this is me.   It’s dusty here.

“kid wet pants” -Here we are again.   Wet pant theme continues…

“how to keep parents away” -Sorry google searchers, but I still haven’t figured this one out.

and we end with the longest search term I might have ever seen.   I promise I have not added anything to this:

“imagining something may be the first step in making it happen, but it takes the real time and real efforts of real people to learn things, make things, turn thoughts into deeds or visions into inventions.”

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So Internet nerds.   How have people found you?

Jonathan Cliff is married to his wife Starr and they together live out their days with two sons and a daughter. Jonathan serves as one of the Pastors at Grace Community Church in Clarksville, Tennessee; where he works with leaders throughout the city to help develop Christian community that leads to deep and meaningful spiritual friendships. His journey has been an adventurous one, having served in the local church for 15 years in family ministry developing leaders, building environments for kids and students to belong, and encouraging parents to take big spiritual steps with their families.

2 Comments

  1. Kenny · August 31, 2009

    I think that if we could get 20 or 30 different people to write blog posts about you and puppets with both Jonathan Cliff and Puppets in the title with tons of links to your site and if they posted every day for a week or two, I think you could take the #1 puppet spot… something to be proud of.
    .-= Kenny ´s last blog ..Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-08-30 =-.

  2. Gina · September 1, 2009

    That was hysterical. I knew all those google searches for “wet pants” would pay off. :)

    BTW… the only search term on my analytics that makes no sense to me is… “Hot Divas Barely Dressed”.

    It seems the old URL just won’t let go.
    .-= Gina ´s last blog ..Confessions of a Kids Pastor =-.