Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Weird Analytics

Something weird on Google Analytics just now. This blog had nearly 300 visits in the past two days from a single keyword phrase search from Yahoo. The search was for "funny speeding ticket excuses".


Ordinarily I'd figure it was some kind of glitch on one computer somewhere. But I checked and the searches come from 255 different cities. See image below. I also checked operating system -- 273 from Windows and 23 from Mac. Three different browsers too (IE, Firefox and Safari). That would mostly seem to rule out a virus causing this. I can't figure out what prompted 300 people to search for the phrase "funny speeding ticket excuses" on Yahoo only, and then click on my page on speeding ticket excuses, which doesn't even rank #1.

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