Google for your Dinner

This is an pretty old post from my blog, which has been preserved in case its content is of any interest. You might want to go back to the homepage to see some more recent stuff.

I run Google Analytics code on a number of my websites, as I like to know what’s popular—and maybe deserving of attention—compared to those sites and pages that languish unvisited. But while Analytics is handy for confirming the obvious and pointing out a few unexpectedly popular pages, it’s at its best when it reveals something surprising.

My most popular pages are on the Raspberry Tank—where over 50% of visitors are French-speaking, despite the content being only in English.

One other page stands out as unexpectedly popular, and this one is almost exclusively due to the British. My Great Roast Dinner Timing Chart regularly flirts with the top of Google’s search results, for no adequately-explained reason.

Inexplicable Google Juice

And so, British culture creeps into my visitor stats. Because Brits love their Sunday roasts, which means Sunday’s the day that a hundred or so of them hit the internet to figure out how the heck to make one. And against a background of stable trends from day to day, I get one that looks like this.

The Mountains of Meat Metadata


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