Men In Spandex

Who are you? You’re looking for “men in spandex” or “spandex man”, according to the list of most popular search referrals to my blog.

I do indeed have a post about men in spandex (I’d give you the link but you can up my site stats if you search for it) and I never dreamed it would be this popular. By the way, did I mention that the aforementioned blog includes a great image; buff man, very tight spankies, you get the picture…

I am starting to wonder if I should use tags like “women in lycra” to generate double the traffic. Has anyone got a photo of themselves in a pair of tight cycling shorts that I can post as a ruse please? Something that will emphasise their sexy thighs? Wait, will the inclusion of the words “sexy thighs” now also up my stats? Sexy thighs. Sexy thighs. Sexy thighs. Spandex. Spandex. Spandex.

Hey it’s worth a try, right?


Six Month Experiment Finally Ends (Results Explained Here)

You’d be forgiven for thinking that I hadn’t posted a new blog during the last six months because I’d got bored, was too busy or perhaps had died! In fact, I deliberately decided to stop blogging for six months. Why? Because I needed to see if new posts were the cause of traffic to my page or if they would make absolutely no difference.

Obviously, search terms and tags are hugely important; they are the primary drivers of traffic to my page. But does the date of the blog actually matter? This was what I wanted to know. In a nutshell, I suspected that my lack of regular blogs wasn’t a big issue. But was I wrong? Well, following my six month long hiatus, the answer is “yes” and “no”. Confused? Let me elaborate. It turns out that my overall stats are up year on year. But my monthly hits are starting to decline (since April, which saw a huge rise). Through four months of silence, my blog was going from strength to strength, but for the last two months, it had stated to under-perform (although still enjoyed more visitors than received during same time-period last year).

So, with this in mind, I’ve learnt two things:

1. I missed blogging and it was silly to stop.
2. My tags are my best traffic-driver

Was it worth it? Probably not. Yet, I’m glad that I conducted my little experiment. Go figure!