Hello, everyone! I thought I’d do a short post today about a burning question I’ve had recently: how on Earth have you people found my blog?
Of course, I’m ecstatic that you’ve found my blog, I’m just real curious how you’ve stumbled across CultCrumbs. I only know a little bit of info about how search engine optimization works (apparently people play dirty on the web…who knew?), but even though I’m a pretty new site with some nerdy posts, I still get views, and for that I’m really grateful.
My main point of confusion comes from one of my most popular posts, which is about the small indie film The Harvest. As far as I know, not that many people have watched it. It’s neither scary nor thrilling and the hype surrounding its release was close to zilch. The only explanation I can think of is the lazy Netflix users (like me) who stumbled upon it by accident and said “What the hell, let’s watch a Michael Shannon movie today.” But, as I said, somehow my weird post about this weird movie is one of the most popular on the site and gets traffic nearly every day.
Burning with curiosity, I searched The Harvest on Google. I didn’t include anything about my blog, because I assume that unless you’re a follower, you’ve found me because of a search term. Anyway, turns out my blog showed up…on the sixth page! That’s right, the sixth page. We all know that the second page of Google is a wasteland where no bright young searcher will travel, so that makes the sixth page similar to the Pit of Tartarus. For those of you who found my blog this way, thank you again. You’re a braver soul than I could ever be. But…
Like I said, I don’t know that much about SEO so I could be completely oversimplifying how the process works. However, I would like to know the venues through which peeps are coming to my blog, so if you have a minute, I’d love for you guys to leave a quick comment about how you found my blog, why you clicked on my blog, etc.