Where Did You Come From, Where Did You Go :: June 2008

by derek on June 30, 2008 · 25 comments

We are already half-way through the year – can you believe that?
The first six months of the year have gone by in a flash and it is time to shine the spotlight on the top ten blogs that referred the most traffic – where did you come from – and the top ten most visited posts for the month – where did you go.
Before we get to the details, I would just like to take a moment to say that last week was a bit hectic for me as Wednesday was spent visiting with my Grandma who unfortunately passed away on Friday morning. This week brings the wake and the funeral so the posting may be a bit erratic again but I am sure all of you will understand.

Top 10 Referring Sites

  1. Geekologie
  2. Sparkplugging
  3. Courtney Tuttle
  4. 45n5.com
  5. Link Building Bible
  6. More Merchant
  7. Leo Chiang
  8. GradeMoney.com
  9. Stephen Fung
  10. Beyond the Rhetoric

While this list does not include social media sites, it was interesting to see that StumbleUpon came in at the top again and there was even a small number of visitors that came here via digg.
Do you want to know what everyone was reading once they arrived here?
Here are the top 10 visited articles from the past month, according to the statistics from Google Analytics.

Top 10 Visited Posts

  1. How To Record A Cellphone Conversation
  2. Famous People Named Derek
  3. Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
  4. Two Words About Google PageRank :: Who Cares
  5. Tutorial: How To Add AdSense Block Above Your First Post
  6. Pictures :: Aftermath of Exploding CD
  7. Illinois Tollway Authority :: Embrace Technology, Please!
  8. Southwest Airlines :: I Love You But Bring Back The Snack Box
  9. Double Your Gas Mileage :: Hydrorunner
  10. Blogging For Money :: May 2008

While the top two visited posts are regulars on the list, I found it very interesting that five of the top ten most visited posts were from the month of June. One of the top five most visited posts was just written a few days ago – which means there has been some quality traffic coming to recent posts.
Hopefully everyone has been enjoying the content and I will continue to do my best to deliver the content that you want to see. I’d like to thank everyone for their participation and for helping make the month of June one to remember. You all are the best!

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Ling@Triphow June 30, 2008 at 10:31 pm

Sorry to hear about your grandma. My condolences to your family.
I think the June traffic pickup has something to do with the fact that you’re replying to all the comments. Also, you notice that tech related how-to posts invariably end up in your top 10 list?
Lings last blog post..LiveLuggage & Paris Hotel Demolition Party

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Nick@romandock dot com June 30, 2008 at 11:44 pm

Sorry to hear about your grandma…
I find it interesting that those top three are almost always at the top of the list and the top referring sites are almost all the same each month as well.
Nicks last blog post..Movie Review – Wanted

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Link Building Bible June 30, 2008 at 11:49 pm

Wow…. i didnt know I’d be a top contributor. I feel honored. I hope the people coming to you from my site’s dofollow blogs search engine are actually being helpful and contributing to the blog, not just spamming.
Link Building Bibles last blog post..Link Building Olympics: June 2008

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Michael Kwan July 1, 2008 at 1:10 am

Looks like I just squeaked in there again! #10 has my name all over it… literally.
Michael Kwans last blog post..No More AdSense Referral Program

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Nicole Price July 1, 2008 at 9:43 am

My heart felt condolences.
It has been a pleasure visiting and bantering in your blog. As much as you seem to have enjoyed it, so have I. Thank you too.

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seo blog July 1, 2008 at 9:44 am

Is there a plugin of some sort that you use to determine the top 10 most visited posts or simply old fashioned going through stats?
seo blogs last blog post..New domain name craze is about to start

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Stephen July 1, 2008 at 11:50 am

Sorry to hear about your grandma. They are indeed special people that are missed a lot when they go.
Stephens last blog post..I’m a Proud Owner of a 2007 Yamaha C3 Scooter!

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Rick NHS @ NHS Real Estate Blog July 1, 2008 at 12:00 pm

I often check to see which websites are our blog’s top referrers too. In fact that’s how I discovered the Link Building Bible. Great site.. it has taught me a great deal about how to better link build.
Many of your most visited posts’ titles have caught my eye… time to go check some of ’em out!
BTW, I’m sorry to hear of your loss.
Rick NHSs last blog post..Home Inspection Checklist

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Dave July 1, 2008 at 12:41 pm

I’m sorry to hear about your recent death. I lost a loved one and I know how hard it can be.
Hopefully things will pickup. I’m sure as they redo page rankings, traffic will increase. Best Wishes.

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Leo July 1, 2008 at 2:18 pm

It’s never easy losing a loved one, but she’s in a much better place without you. I mean . . . she’s in a much better place.
Leos last blog post..Hump Day Video: June 25th, 2008 – Biggest Online Dance Battle

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kennels for sale July 1, 2008 at 7:02 pm

Sorry to hear about your grandma. Mine are both gone, so I know how much that sucks. Not surprised to see courts site on your list. Its a good site, which Im sure brings you some quality traffic.

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Jaxson@Tool Belts July 1, 2008 at 7:25 pm

I am sorry to hear what has happened. May your family be comforted.
Those are some great blogs, and I will see if I cant get you a few diggs.

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Desmond@GradeMoney.com July 2, 2008 at 2:51 am

My blog is on your top 10 refering sites again!
Desmonds last blog post..You Have to Learn to Make Money Online Because There’s No Shortcuts

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Futon-Matt July 2, 2008 at 12:57 pm

I agree, this year has flown by. Sorry for you loss Derrek.
-Matt

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Marketing July 2, 2008 at 3:52 pm

Sorry to hear about your Grandma, wishing you long life.
We were talking in the office yesterday that the year is half gone. The busier we are the quicker it goes.

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Bedroom Furniture July 2, 2008 at 9:31 pm

I am sorry to hear about your grandmother, my deepest condolences. I am new to your site and looks like you have very interesting posts here. I may be a frequent visitor. I will check out the top ten blogs and posts that you have listed to be that most visited for the month.

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Drug Rehab July 3, 2008 at 9:30 am

Very sorry for your loss! I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers.
Drug Rehabs last blog post..Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse and Men

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Steve@Free iPods July 3, 2008 at 1:52 pm

Sorry for your loss Derek (:

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latest gadgets July 4, 2008 at 7:27 am

Google was not your top referred ?? !!
latest gadgetss last blog post..Free Wordpress theme

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Blog About Your Blog July 4, 2008 at 6:18 pm

Great post, Ill check some of these sources out as well as those posts.
I am putting my own post like this together from the first half of the year πŸ™‚

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Johnnie@Auto Insurance July 4, 2008 at 6:24 pm

Sorry to hear about your grandmother Derek. My parents divorced when i was just 2 years old and i was raised by my grandmother. So i know just how special grandmothers are.

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Justin@Airsoft Guns July 5, 2008 at 7:05 am

Wow, you are getting a lot of traffic from Link Building Bible, which is my friend’s website. Looks like his dofollow search engine is doing a lot more referring than I suspected.

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pauletet July 5, 2008 at 11:08 pm

Congratulations to you Derek for you have plenty of visitors every month reading your blog.

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derek July 7, 2008 at 10:28 pm

All, thanks for the thoughts and condolences on the loss of my grandma.

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Andrea July 8, 2008 at 7:45 am

You have my condolences, Derek (and family). I hope everyone is doing well.
btw, i did stumbleupon one of your link (cant remember which one). maybe i helped a lil bit in the grande picture. πŸ™‚

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