It's always fun to check our logs and find out where our web traffic is coming from. Most of it is from search engines: Google, Yahoo, AOL and Bing are the biggies.
Google sends the most visitors our way--thousands every month.
What's really interesting, though, is what keywords people type into that box at the top of the search engine page in hopes of finding what they're looking for. I'm astounded at how far this site reaches after three years. When you write about everything day after day,I suppose it's not surprising. In the last four months, over 34,000 different keywords and keyword phrases folks typed into the search box on one of those sites wound up sending them here. That works out to over 100,000 keywords for the year (the results are fairly consistent). That's a startling--and very cool-- number.
What topics are among the most popular with our search engine visitors? "Babe Ruth rookie card", "Mastro Auctions", "Most Valuable Football Cards", "2009 Allen and Ginter" and "Yankee Stadium Auction" are in the top ten.
Nearly 3,000 people typed the exact name of this site into a search engine to find us instead of just coming here directly.
I never have been able to figure out why they do that, but to each his own.
Have a great Labor Day weekend! We'll be back on Tuesday morning.