I generally only head over to Google Analytics when something on my dashboard catches my eye. I noticed this the other day, a spike in the number of visits. I was curious what was the cause. I looked at the post that I did on February 10th, the post after the day of the spike and saw nothing much of consequence. I had done a post about making backgrounds from muslin and dye. No biggie.
Usually I get these spikes when I do an equipment review that someone may be interested in, but the spikes seem to be ride out a little longer. They go up more gradually, stay up for a short time, then taper off, not quite like this ‘sawtooth’.
Upon further investigation and stumbling around Analytics, I came to the discovery that I had been referenced in Week 6:Photographic Voice in some newsletter that I’d never heard of before, Ali Edwards, 52 Creative Lifts. I couldn’t find the place that I’d been referenced, but a simple e-mail to the author provided that link. As a matter of fact, I had been quoted twice from the same article. And that those quotes got me some additional 250+ hits that day. Now, I don’t know if any of those people turned into returning visitors, but it was nice to get the spike anyway. Hopefully some will return and participate, or at least read.
Upon having a look at the newsletter, I found that I liked it and, in fact, subscribed to it myself. There are lots of ideas for sparking creativity, in general, and some about photography! You might have a look and see if you like it.