A key element of a social media outreach strategy for an independent documentary is knowing who your readers, fans and supporters are and how they’re finding your blog. To that end, I usually monitor my Google Analytics data for this site pretty closely. That way, for example, if I see a spike in views after another blog mentions the film, I can go there and participate in any conversations going on and make some new friends. Or new enemies as the case may be.
With the busy summer, I’ve been neglecting my Analytics data, but decided on a whim to check in there this evening. Nothing exciting, really, till I took a look at the keywords that people had typed into Google that had led them to my site. Some are pretty funny and were good for a giggle after a very long day. I’ve posted a screenshot of the top sixteen, but there are pages-worth of keywords/keyphrases that eventually led people here.
Each of the keywords in the screenshot sent between two and nine visitors to the site. Below that, the list contains hundreds of keywords that each sent one visitor. Many of these visits were “bounces,” where someone clicked a link in a search result, opened the page and then closed it without spending time on it, most likely because it obviously wasn’t what they were looking for.
Below are the most amusing search terms that led at least one person here. The numbers in parentheses indicate how OneGoodYear.com ranked in the Google search results for that term. Some are rather surprising.
* how to buy weed from a stranger (#8)
* turkey bag drug dog (#5)
* the biggest weed plant in the world (an image I borrowed from the article I quoted)
* smoking botrytis on marijuana (#6)
* prices for west coast cannabis (#3)
* sequoia living off grid (#8)
* powdery mildew marijuana plant (original image)
* postage due return to sender (original image)
* oldest marijuana found (#4)
* moldy bud brown (original image)
* marijuana stash found (#3)
* life as a pot grower (#3)
* i have my marijuana seeds five days and they don’t crack (#2)
* how much is a pound of weed in humboldt (#4)
* helicopter shot down in humboldt county (UTL)*
* cannabis peace (UTL)*
* biggest cannabis plants glow in humboldt (sic)(UTL)*
(UTL = emergency responder language for “unable to locate.”)
The award goes to:
* what is humboldt (#4, #5)
When Google can answer that, I want to be the first to know.