Friday, July 15, 2011

Interest in a Panacea Shampoo Bar?

I've done some pondering and wondered about taking a crack at a Panacea shampoo bar.  Before I start working on one, though, I'd like to know if there'd be interest out there.  Please let me know if you'd try one, and if you had any requests (vegan/protien-free, etc) so I can keep them in mind as I hash out a recipe and do some testing.   I'll probably need some guinea pigs eventually if I move forward with this!

Would you try a Panacea Shampoo Bar?
Yes, I use shampoo bars and would switch if it worked.
Yes, I'd give it a try.
Maybe, it'd depend.
No, I haven't had luck with shampoo bars in the past.
No, I don't use any form of soap or shampoo on my hair. free polls

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Fun with Graphs- Behind the Scenes

After realizing that some of you are keenly interested in what goes in behind the proverbial scenes when it comes to crafting, I thought I'd share some fun charts from the Google Analytics for the NightBlooming store.  Keep in mind all these numbers are from the last month of traffic.

Let's start with how people are finding their way to the store (click the pictures for bigger, readable images):

Okay, so we know I get a LOT of traffic from Referring sites.  Most people are finding their way to the shop from some other location, usually one of the long hair fourms. I was surprised to see that langhaarnetzwerk was beating out LHC, though!

 About 15% of you like to use a bookmark (direct traffic), and the remaining 15% or so are using search engines.  There's another 5% that apparently beam in on alien frequency waves.
Search Words
For the 15% that arrive via a search, well, I can also tell what terms were searched for.  Here's the most common ones:
Nothing too strange there.  Another amazing hair toy maker as well as some general terms that should lead people here.  And then there's the WTF collection of search terms:

So... I guess I'd better get on making crab dish towels that double as a Nook accessory, a bandanna print shirtdress and whatever the heck a hoot owl hum is.  The internet works in strange and mysterious ways.

What about you?
Well, I can't see things about you specifically, but I can see some interesting things about my audience.  For instance, most NightBlooming fans are based in the USA, but dang, way to represent Germany!

 I can also see what sort of technology you're using.  Well, at least what browser.

And here's my favorite one.  Customer Loyalty.  Having so many people come back time and time and time again... thank you so very, very much!  I do my best to earn that loyalty.

Anything surprise you?  Not surprise you?

Like this sort of stuff?  Please let me know in the comments if you'd like to see more charts and behind the scenes goodness.