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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

So, What is it that You DO?

So I know that all have you have been chomping at the bit (ok, ok, not really) to find out what I do for a living.

Because I make it sound way more exciting than it really is.

Actually, in all honesty, I do really enjoy my job.

Which is in Web and Data Analytics.

Yeah. Super, Duper Glamorous.

Mucho Glamoroso.

So in 2005 I worked for a company which was called Visual Sciences, which then got bought by WebSideStory, but then it got called Visual Sciences again. Then, Visual Sciences, which was REALLY WebSideStory, got bought by a Utah based company called Omniture.

And a few months ago, Omniture got purchased by Adobe. Yes, as in Photoshop, Flash and Acrobat Reader Adobe.

Got that?

Good.

(Because most days, I am still a little bit confused myself).

So, I know that Mommy and Cool Chickadee bloggers are often intimidated by measuring web traffic and understanding what is driving traffic to their sites. I was at the "Secret is in The Sauce" Bloggy Bootcamp this weekend and when someone went up to present on SEO (Search Engine Optimization), one woman said, "What is SEO"?

To which I promptly responded, "Skinny Egg-White Omelette" because I can't help myself in these types of situations.

But then I told her I was kidding and as I tried to explain what it was, I saw this blank look come across her face - kind of the same look I know I get on my face when my husband tries to explain football to me.

So here is what I want to tell you.

I am here for you. My colleagues are here for you.

I blog over at the Omniture blogs website - I write about the best ways to implement large, complex projects for organizations. However, you will find lots of other great information around getting the best measurements for your site and blog there, especially if you are monetizing.

So if you ever feel just a teensy bit nerdy and want to sound down with the tech lingo, come on over to the dark side. I will tell you cool phrases which you can throw around and sound like you are really on the down-low when it comes to all things analytics.

Hello. Hello?

Wake up! It wasn't THAT boring. Was it?

You can follow the nerdy me on twitter @meaureTHISgirl. I just started tweeting because I apparently needed one more form of social media to become addicted to so I could neglect my family even more than I already do.

Ok - just letting you know why I have been a little busy lately.

Hope you all are well!

XOXO,
Kiran

29 comments:

Kristen Staples said...

Kiran - so cool! I have read all the books on SEO and UI design and even worked on the first Internet shopping mall back in 1994...which is about when you were in 5th grade probably. So, I feel the nerdy thing with you! You just do a waaay better job of actually making it work for you than I do!

AJ said...

That's awesome.

Glad to have a friend who is so smart I can feel impressed and talk about "My friend who... blah blah." and then they can say... how do you know her? and then I will quietly cough "blogging" into my hand...

sads.

SaraPlaysHouse.com said...

I KNEW IT. This is why I love you so--I have the hots for all things geek. Have you met my husband?
P.S. I totally knew what SEO was. I have this little Cafepress thing and alot of the stuff I learned while setting that up has helped with the whole blogging thing. I actually started my blog to promote that little Cafepress shop. Look how well that turned out. Now I blog about poo and vomit. Ahem.

Kate@AndThenIWasaMom.com said...

Mucho cool. Thanks!

Kellyansapansa said...

I'm just starting to understand how SEO works - it's actually quite fascinating!

Salt said...

I love learning big words that make me sound smart! I'm so there! And on your new Twitter too, because as I'm sure you are aware, I'm kind of addicted to social media as well.

Bah! I missed out on so much this past Saturday!

Shandal said...

Sooo, you're like a genius. Haha! Awesome!

Sarah said...

Kiran,
That's really cool! I'm about to go check out your other blog. I always wondered what you did!

lovingmomme said...

Love it- Skinny Egg-White Omelette. I wish that SEO had something to do with food, then it would be so easy to understand! I will definitely check out the Omniture website and browse around. Thanks!

Colleen said...

I try to tell myself that I don't care about the traffic to my blog. That I blog for myself and whatnot. But I do love it when my numbers go up . . . I'll have to check out your other blog - that is, if I ever get a spare ten seconds to do "other" blog stuff. I still have my fall background up. Thank you for the post!

Rebekah said...

That sounds enticing. I may have to go over and check it out. In the meantime, I'm following you on Twitter.

Amanda said...

Awesome! I'm a Web editor for my day job. We do a lot of tracking & analytics, plus writing code. That always impresses people. but they do think the web team speaks a different language than the rest of them.

I'll be adding you to Twitter shortly :)

Ams said...

You're so smart. And THAT is why I like you. Oh and you're kinda cute too... so smart, cute... LOVE it!! Going to go and check out the blog :)

The Only Girl said...

So you're beautiful, musically talented AND smart?!?!? So not fair *wink*

Shell said...

I love your response to what SEO is. But, I'm still sort of clueless about the whole thing.

Hutch said...

Following you on twitter, as for the post above, I may be a bit lost! :)

MiMi said...

LOL, I'm with AJ.
Reminds me of when your cousin's hubs was on TV and I said, "That's my friend's relative!!!" My hubs was like, "Who's that?" Um, coughing, ahem...bloggy friend...

Mandy P said...

Hey, Kiran! There's an award waiting for you over at "my place"...

foxy said...

Aha! So you're all super smart and stuff. Not that I didn't think that before or anything. But it's like legit now.

Karls said...

You are such a cool geek! hahah Love ya work Kiz!

Mrs Montoya said...

OF COURSE you are drop dead gorgeous and a genius! Of course :) I think smart girls are super cool. Hope you had a great time at Bloggy Boot Camp!

Allyson said...

SEO mean Search Engine Optimization? Really? I thought it meant Sex Equals Orgasm (although maybe it's not true for everyone. Poor bitches.) I live with this CIO guy who bounces into the house everyday telling me how to get my blog even further onto the internets than it already is. I'm pretty sure not that many people want to know about my new and improved 21-day menstrual cycle. ;) But I know there are a lot of us trying to make money at this and you, my darling, are going to be a God-send to them.

And I would just like to say that WebSideStory is the best name for a business ever. No, I mean EVAH!! Visual Sciences ain't got nuttin' on dat!

Kat said...

LOve this post... and I'm a TOTAL nerd when it comes to this SEO stuff. I loved your "Skinny Egg-White Omelete". Did you really say that?

So, wait... I'm confused. Is your full time job (when not attending to the 2 little ones) SEO? Is it just the Blog, or other projects for your (not so new, but kinda knew?) employer?

I'm just one of those super-ridiculously inquisitive girls who either you can't stand, or who you appreciate.

Cheers!

T!nK said...

totally following you now.

@nathanaelrey

Adoption of Jane said...

When i get the nerve I am coming over to that site and tryna fig it all out... i do totally have a *blank stare* right now though.. think it's because its too early no coffee!! (yeah yeah thats it!)

Feeling Fit With Dana said...

Well, that was WAY over my head, however, it sounds like a fun job! It is kinda confusing as to what your company is named :) I'll be following your tweets. I also have a problem with socail media!!

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

Girl, we still need to set up a phone call.

But only if you don't make me feel like a dum-dum blondiecakes.

Pinky Swears?

Dianna@KennedyAdventures said...

I officially cannot like you anymore, because you are too beautiful for words,AND you have a brain just as awesome. Sigh. Where was I when God was passing all this out??

Wink ... you know I'll be trying to glean as much information as I can!

Reuben said...

So THAT's what you do.... ;)

 

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