How do people find me here at GOAT?
I don't have many readers. I might have more if I updated more regularly, but really only my brother and a very few of my friends ever seem to stop in.
My bloghost, TypePad, keeps a record of site referrers - the places other people clicked that took them to GOAT - that goes back about 48 hours or so. Every couple of days, I check it to find out how people are getting here. It's quite interesting. Most occasional GOAT viewers are finding their way here via search engines. What are they searching for?
- Searches for "touareg tribe" have led several readers to my post on the music of Mali.
- Here's a great one that I see often: "Jim Edmonds gay" or, even more oddly, "Jim Edmonds gay pictures" seems to lead people here, probably because I had a post on the 2004 World Series and a post on gay marriage that appeared on the main page at the same time.
- Searches for "Jeter blows A-Rod t-shirt" and variants also tend to send surfers here, because of this post. I like to think my post gives these readers pause in their quest for sartorial juvenility, but they probably just think I'm a big tool.
I've also gotten search hits because of my posts on Marjane Satrapi, Robert McNamara, Merck v. Integra, and Houdini. If you're reading this because a Google search led you here, thanks for stopping by.