Good question. We have actively talked up the blog at any Sig Ep opportunity "where 2 or 3 are gathered together" over the last 3 years, and we have garnered a nice steady readership. We are considering how best to make sure that any SigEp who is interested can find us and so we did some data mining to see how things are today.
Looking back over the last 100 visits (that is all you get to see with a free Sitemeter.com account), most of the hits come from "unknown" - which generally means someone typed or pasted the url into the address line of their browser, or maybe from a bookmark. That is not really a surprise, since everyone has S&P as their start page! Another no-brainer is the 25 referrals from
google searches. We get a few from Yahoo!, Ask.com, and so on also.
The list gets a bit more diverse after that.:
- Facebook's Sigma Phi Epsilon group (4 hits). There are other SigEp groups, but this one seems to be the largest and the one we get referrals from most often.
- Blog Catalog - a listing service for lots of blogs (3 hits). You can do a tag search there for topics - like, oh, SigEp for instance.
- I just found "Prepular." No comment on the content, except to say it seems to be written by a girl who has a 'thing' for fraternity guys.
- The Chapter at the University of Rhode Island.
- A blog about colleges.
- And a site run by one of the "Friends of S&P."
Most of these sites have a link to S&P somewhere on them. We love the exposure even if we didn't know about it before.
Leave a comment and let us know how you got here. If it is a really cool site we might just link back.