I know I mentioned in my Monday Harvest post that I might not get the opportunity to do a Top 5 this week, but that was before I remembered that:
- a. I am the proud owner of a 10 year old and very beaten up laptop and that
- b. there was a possibility that the laptop still worked. Guess what, it does, just – the internet drops out every 5 minutes but still it works!
As computers are front of my mind at the moment I thought it only right that today’s post have a technological bent. Social media and social networking are very much in the media at the moment here and it got me thinking about what draws people to my blog. This weeks top 5 is exactly that: the top 5 google searches (courtesy of Google Analytics) that have lead people to Suburban Tomato in the past month. (Note: I haven’t included searches for “suburban tomato” in the list)
1. Parsnip Soup – I have to say I was really surprised by this. Clearly there is a large need for parsnip soup in the world, or indeed comparatively few sites that mention it.
2. When to plant tomatoes in Melbourne – Frankly who wouldn’t want to know when to plant tomatoes in Melbourne?
3. Growing tomatoes in Melbourne – Or indeed how to grow them. In fact this is the sort of thing I would search on myself.
4. Broccoli aphids – I can’t tell you how often I have personally googled garden pests so this is probably the least surprising search in my list.
5. Eggplant Masala – I was really interested in just how many of the visitors to my blog arrived via searches for food or recipes rather than gardening. Also in the Top 10 searches were: Vietnamese Coleslaw, Caponata, Pumpkin recipes south indian & Lemon Cordial.
Do you track visitors to your blog? Which searches draw people to yours? Or for the blogless amongst you how did you find the blogs you follow?