On Thursday, I logged on to WordPress and was surprised to see sudden peak in my daily stats shooting up from just over 200 to over 3,600. Ooh I thought – have I been picked for the elusive Freshly Pressed?
For some reason there was a sudden peak in search engine terms driving traffic to my site. The term typed in was “purple nature gif” and it was sending them to my home page. I could only think it was my butterflies post where there is a picture of a purple butterfly but how strange that some many people would suddenly want that. When I typed it into Google and Google images, I couldn’t find my blog at all.
It’s a mystery!
However, it did mean that my total stats got pushed over the 10,000 mark (to just over 13,000) yay! But I’d rather have got there with geunine readers like you guys …
Have you ever had search engine jumps like this or any WordPress weirdness?