As far as how viewers arrived here–it was not by stage coach or bullet train. Instead, it was the traditional search engines, in this specific order: Google, Bing, Yahoo, Google Image Search, AOL, Ask. This was followed by readers arriving from Facebook, Searchroots, and Wikipedia.
Cow Hampshire’s Most Widely Read Posts:
This blogs Home page (starting page) was definitely the most popular starting point. As for specific stories, there seemed to be a preference for dark, ghostly, or somewhat scary stories about New Hampshire, their popularity is as follows (stats only for this past year):
1. The Darker Side of Manchester NH’s Pine Island Park 11,376
2. The Ghost of Mount Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods NH 3,917
3. Missing Places: Yoken’s Restaurant in Portsmouth NH (1947-2004) 2,364
4. New Hampshire’s Native Americans: Hiding in Plain Sight 2,092
5. Death on Mt. Washington: The Tale of Lizzie Bourne 1,776
6. New Hampshire’s Castles 1,726
7. Manchester New Hampshire Restaurant Innovators: Richard “Dick” and Maurice “Mac” McDonald 1,460
8. Gilmanton New Hampshire Serial Killer: Herman Webster Mudgett (1861-1896) 1,418
9. Francestown New Hampshire Motorcycle Inventor: Sylvester H. Roper (1823-1896) 1,271
10. New Hampshire’s Turnpike History 1,149
Best ever daily view of a single article for 2015 was on 13 April 2015: The Darker Side of NH’s Pine Island Park, with 3,234.
The most popular keyword search terms surprised me. They were simple words in the order of popularity shown here: cow, hornpout, Cow Hampshire, puckerbrush, lizzie bourne, winthrop carter house, brantford NH, castles in NH, and yoken’s restaurant.
The strangest, and slightly mangled search terms:
1. ghost hose – lingerie for spectres, probably not I think they meant to type [ghost house]
2. new hampshire lingo – New Hampshiremen/women speak the same language as other Americans. We don’t quite have our own lingo, though I admit we do have a slanguage.
3. pine tree rebellious – we are indeed stubborn Yankees, we can’t help ourselves, but we don’t have pugnacious trees. I think they meant to say [pine tree rebellion].
4. hornpout sit – called catfish in other places, you really don’t want to sit on on a hornpout. Perhaps they meant to type [hornpout sting].
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