As we move into a new year, I thought about the fact that my blog is pretty well established now and has a good stream of traffic (typically about 200-250 hits on days I don’t post and 400+ on days I do post). I know that a lot of that traffic comes from people searching for various things online and deciding to click on my posts.
So I was curious: What did people search for in 2011 that led them to Online Dungeon Master?
As you can see from the table above, my review and maps for Reavers of Harkenwold led a lot of people here in 2011. They also searched for Online Dungeon Master, but I’m guessing that they were probably looking for something other than my blog with that search.
I was surprised to see a bunch of searches for dungeon tiles leading people here. I actually don’t use dungeon tiles in my own games, but I’ve had to recreate a number of maps in MapTool that originally were made using dungeon tiles.
It made me happy to see that 162 people searched for OnlineDM. That means they were actually looking for me! It might be just one person who checks out my blog every other day but doesn’t want to create a bookmark I guess, but I prefer to think that there are actually people out there who’ve heard of me somehow and decided to seek me out. Pretty cool.
Cairn of the Winter King was not as popular as Reavers of Harkenwold, but since I reviewed it and shared maps, it got some traffic.
Heroes of the Feywild was a popular release in 2011, and I did write an extensive three–part review.
I wasn’t surprised to see people searching for MapTool macros and coming here, but I was surprised that so many people came for so many different things first. Still, I’m glad to be a resource for MapTool programmers.
And since I’ve been running the War of the Burning Sky campaign saga and occasionally posting about it, I’ve gotten some traffic from searches. Makes sense.
So, there you have it – this is what led people to my blog in 2011. If this is your first time, welcome!
-Michael the OnlineDM
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