Dan has a service hooked up to our blog called "Site Meter". This service (free like everything else in blogger world) tracks visitors and referrals to our site. Periodically I look through it to see if we are getting a lot of traffic from someone or a type of post (Dan's gun posts, QB posts, haircut posts, and my CCCP posts all get a lot of hits).
One other element is that you can see what "domain" someone is coming from. I saw "Lehman.com" on the site which was interesting so I clicked to see why these investment bankers would come to our little site. I noticed that the query that brought the banker here was "Illinois Power Agency" in Google - I went to the Google search bar, typed it in, and noticed that OUR BLOG IS AT THE TOP OF THE RESULT QUEUE!
Now that's sad. While I know a bit about energy and have some interest in the field you'd think that something else would come up higher, LIKE THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE ILLINOIS POWER AGENCY! But no, I can't seem to find that anywhere on the web, and official mentions of the agency are scarce. I can find the state bill that authorized the agency, a couple of Chicago Tribune articles, and that's about it.
I guess I better get on the stick and start blogging about them!