SERPs and Google Analytics . Yikes!
Well ... I finally opened my Google Analytics account yesterday and also started to check my SERPs. The Pages of my website are pretty boring in Google's eyes, except for a Product Review that I recently published that is ranked 6th on Google page 3. I'm putting my Product Reviews in a Page Menu so I can have several product categories. I'm pretty sure a site map is needed to make it easier for Google to find these Product Reviews.
Then I checked the SERPs for my Posts on my blog roll Home page. I found that my last Post on my blog role is ranked #1 on Google page 1 for the keyword that is in the title ... yippie! But here is the coolest part. The Post that is ranked #1 on page 1 ranks two Product Reviews # 2 and #3 on page 1. I am assuming this is because of common keywords used in all three pieces. So there I am ... position 1, 2, & 3 for the common keyword on Page 1. Am I pumped ... you betcha! This was so revealing, I've now started a spreadsheet to keep track of my SERPs as I add more content.
Nothing seemed to be going on after I opened my Google Analytics account yesterday. I mean the chart was flat lined. I was a little apprehensive about the status of my niche website. But today when I checked, there was all kinds of action. I actually had 151 page views, 116 sessions, and 113 users in the last 24 hours. I'm pretty clueless at this point when it comes to Google Analytics, but I'll get it. It looks like an amazing tool.
That's all for now ... it's a lot of excitement to absorb. I'm going to kick back, have a glass of wine, and watch the Giants baseball game.