In my opinion, one of the most interesting aspects of analytical software such as Pmetrics would have to be the referral logs. Referral logs store important data which allows you to determine how someone happens to come across your web site. So far, I’ve seen a wide assortment of referrals, mostly from some variation of Google. But I’ve also had the privilege to discover a referral site called Link River where someone who had an account within that site was sharing my content across the network. I think that would make any blogger feel pretty good.
Outside of the usual suspects, I’ve only come across a few interesting and unique ways of stumbling across my blog. For instance, not too long ago, I received a referral from the StumbleUpon demo page rather than the site itself. Another site I discovered through my referrals called EasySearch is a search engine based in the U.K. which takes the best of the Yahoo!, Microsoft and Ask.com search engines and puts them together to be accessed from one location.
Those are just some of the places I’ve discovered thanks to my referral logs. Referrals serve as an excellent source of information in terms of figuring out where your audience is hanging out and sharing your content amongst themselves.
Regardless if you use Pmetrics or not, what are some of the coolest or most unique ways in which a browser has stumbled across your blog?