How I use Google Analytics as Inspiration for Future Blog Posts

I pay pretty close attention to my Google Analytics stats, because it’s a great way to find out what people are looking for and why they visit my site. HINT: It doesn’t show you any data from the people that did not visit your site, but you can use Google Webmaster Tools to do that.

More importantly, smart queries I run on keyword search data serves as great inspiration for future blog posts. ┬áTo illustrate this point, I thought it would be fun to share a list of the search queries on my site from July that begin with “how.” This is a solid indicator of what questions people have and how I may be able to help them.

If you have Google Analytics and would like to run this same report on your site …

  1. Go to Analytics>Traffic Sources >All Traffic.
  2. Select Keywords as the Secondary Dimension
  3. Enter “how” as the search term
  4. Click Advanced and select “begins with”
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Of course, you can change any of the variables to run a different report depending on your needs.

July search queries that begin with “How”

  • how to start a podcast
  • how important are tags in wordpress
  • how to attract customers
  • how does youtube search engine work
  • how to create a podcast on ipad
  • how to get facebook show my site picture when i post a link
  • how to make a podcast on ipad
  • how to publish podcast using ipad
  • how youtube seo works
  • how can ipad help my business
  • how i use my ipad
  • how to improve business facebook page
  • how to record podcast on ipad
  • how to share images from your website to facebook
  • how to share photos on page
  • how to start a pod cast
  • how to swipe back in web browser mac lion
  • how to swipe between desktops in lion
  • how youtube search works
  • how are consumers using foursquare
  • how businesses can leverage fourquare
  • how can a ipad help my business
  • how can an ipad help my business
  • how can companies engage with customers on twitter
  • how can i podcast with garage band for ipad
  • how can i scan a qr code into my phone?
  • how can i scan qr code on my phone
  • how can ipads help my business
  • how can the i pad help my business
  • how can the ipad be used to help business
  • how come i can no longer use the 3 finger swipe for back and forward in my browser on os x lion?
  • how do i create podcast on ipad
  • how do i create podcasts with an ipad
  • “how do i engage “”user agent”” in safari”
  • how do i get my garage band audio published as a podcast
  • how do i get my podcast in iweb to work
  • how do i make a podcast on ipad
  • how do i record podcast on ipad
  • how do i scan a qr code into my phone
  • how do i share a wall photo in facebook?
  • how do i use a mouse icon on the i pad?
  • how do i use the cursor in ipad safari
  • how do you engage with your customers?*
  • how do you get a different cursor for ipad
  • how do you get images to show up when you post links on facebook
  • how do you get picture show up in facebook link
  • how do you get your website logo to show up on facebook when you post its link
  • how do you make podcast on ipad
  • how do you scan a qr code into your phone
  • how do you swipe between desktops on osx lion
  • how do you swipe between desktops os x lion
  • how does facebook and twitter improve a business
  • how does fooursquare work for retailers
  • how fast is social networking growing
  • how i can share link from youtube on facebook via ipad
  • how important are post tags?
  • how important are tags in wordpress websites
  • how important is it to use post tags
  • how important tag post
  • how insert paypal buy now button in wordpress
  • how ipad help business
  • how much does it cost to distribute a podcast through itunes?
  • how much does it cost to start a podcast
  • how much does starting a podcast start
  • how to 520 grid
  • how to add author title to podcast in iweb
  • how to attract bussiness to your storefront
  • how to attract clients to your location
  • how to attract customers in opening day
  • how to attract customers to storefront
  • how to attract customers to your coffee store
  • how to attract customers to your store?
  • how to attract first time customer mobile phones
  • how to attract your online customers
  • how to build a distribution strategy
  • how to build samson mic
  • how to connect facebook video
  • how to create a fbml layout
  • how to create and publish a podcast on itunes from your ipad
  • how to create ipad podcast
  • how to create podcast for ipad
  • how to create podcast ipad
  • how to define social media objectives
  • how to define your social media objectives
  • how to do a blog mini series
  • how to do a podcast on an ipad
  • how to do podcast from ipad
  • how to drive customer engagement
  • how to embed a video from hulu on wordpress
  • how to embed audioboo into wordpress post
  • how to enhance my business facebook page
  • how to finger swipe browser on mac
  • how to fix facebook linter tool errors
  • how to get a description of your link to show up on facebook
  • how to get a picture to show up in facebook link
  • how to get a picture to show when you post a link on facebook
  • how to get better customers with social media
  • how to get cool back/forward in osx lion
  • how to get facebook show the picture when you link
  • how to get facebook wall updates from all friends
  • how to get website picture in facebook link
  • how to have picture show up facebook link
  • how to i improve my business page for facebook
  • how to improve facebook business page
  • how to improve facebook business pages
  • how to improve your company’s facebook page tutorial
  • how to link a blog for affiliate marketing
  • how to linter old post
  • how to log in to facebook as a page
  • how to log in to facebook pages
  • how to login as page facebook
  • how to lure customers by redeem marketing strategies
  • how to make a podcast for ipad
  • how to make a podcast from a ipad
  • how to make a podcast ipad
  • how to make a podcast mac garageband skype
  • how to make a podcast with skype on mac
  • how to make custom facebook layouts
  • how to make iphone to be a mouse on ipad
  • how to make podcast on ipad
  • how to make podcat on ipad
  • how to make the existing content works
  • how to mini-websites in facebook page
  • how to navigate in browsers with lion
  • how to navigate swipe os x lion
  • how to ping facebook for rss update
  • how to podcast a video from my ipad
  • how to podcast from ipad
  • how to podcast from your ipad
  • how to podcast garageband ipad
  • how to podcast on ipad
  • how to podcast with garageband ipad
  • how to podcast with your ipad
  • how to post audio
  • how to post in wall photos page
  • how to post update on facebook page
  • how to post updates on facebook
  • how to post updates on facebook page
  • how to post where you’re at on facebook
  • how to properly tag your images
  • how to publish a garageband podcast
  • how to publish a podcast on itunes ipad
  • how to publish a video from ipad
  • how to publish mp3 audio on twitter
  • how to pubslish podcast in iweb
  • how to record a podcast on ipad
  • how to record a podcast using the ipad
  • how to record a video podcast on ipad
  • how to record podcast from ipad
  • how to record podcast ipad
  • how to record sound and video on an ipad
  • how to record video blog on ipad
  • how to right click in osx lion browser
  • how to scan into my iphone
  • how to setup a new store front to attract people
  • how to share facebook wall to
  • how to share images in facebook from other site
  • how to share link on facebook with ipad
  • how to share photo from other website to facebook
  • how to share photos on a facebook page
  • how to share photos on another facebook page
  • how to share photos on facebook pages
  • how to share pictures on wall
  • how to share pictures on your wall
  • how to share tagged photos of you on facebook on your wall
  • how to share wall photo on facebook
  • how to start a podcast equipment
  • how to start a podcast on itunes
  • how to swip in browser in lion
  • how to swipe back in os x lion browser
  • how to swipe back lion browser
  • how to swipe back web navigation osx lion
  • how to swipe between desktops on lion
  • how to swipe to navigate on lion
  • how to uplaod a single picture to your wall on facebook
  • how to use 520grid
  • how to use ipad daily
  • how to use login facebook
  • how to use press this on wordpress
  • how to videocast ipad
  • how to wall photos on facebook
  • how web 2.0 works in seo
  • how will an ipad help productivity
  • how would a ipad help my business
  • how youtube search engine works
  • howto 520grid Facebook

How could this type of data from your website help you write better blog posts?

Please leave a comment below or on Twitter @steinarknutsen.

Thanks,
Steinar