Where Y’all From – or – One Year Already ??!!

Every day, this site welcomes about 200 visitors. That’s peanuts compared with the hordes that the likes of Yahoo or even aintitcoolnews.com pull in every hour, but for a humble one-man affair working on a shoe string, I think that’s mighty nice. Especially since I’ve never paid enough attention to promotion or anything remotely resembling marketing. For that : thank you.

But where do you all come from ? A quick glance at my stats that most of you find the Ephemerist through plain old, boring Google. 25 % of you is scavenging the net via a plethora of localized Google Images variants, and another 15 % is just searching around. StumbleUpon is also quite a good source for that kind of accidental hits. So, there goes the link love theory.

Anyway, after a year of blogging, I have the impression I’ve been able to build a good community of loyal readers (even though the majority of visitors were looking for my reports on my dealings with Quechup). Which is quite a nice feeling, I can tell you. I won’t let you down.

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4 Responses to Where Y’all From – or – One Year Already ??!!

  1. ksklein says:

    Well, the blg is great and I will continue to drop by regularly.

  2. DerikB says:

    Don’t forget those of us reading via RSS, which is a little harder, statistical to track.

  3. Yes, I too read via RSS. I discovered the blog either through Tom Spurgeon’s Comics Reporter blog (www.comicsreporter.com) or Dirk Deppy’s Journalista blog (http://tcj.com/journalista/). Keep up the good work! I especially like the stuff on Belgian and Dutch cartoonists, as I’m a big fan of the “clear line” style.

  4. I’m another RSS reader.

    I found you because I was tracking blogs mentioning Tintin for (one of) my blogs, TintinMovie.org.

    I know what its like to deal with traffic in hundreds. Its great because 100’s of people visit your site everyday but it terrible because you read about blogs that are getting millions.

    The blog for my art, Poosk.com, gets very low traffic because it doesn’t really have a target audience. This doesn’t stop me checking my Stats everyday and taking great pleasure in seeing what search words or links have driven visitors to me. Though I do wonder what the people who come to from Google searching for ‘autofellatio’ think. Its my second most popular keyword and takes them to this [ http://poosk.com/2007/11/13/autofellatio-2012/ ]. (If you live outside the UK it might not make sense unless you have also seen http://www.london2012.com/ ).

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