I have an interesting non-invasive piece of software on all 729 of my website’s pages that gives me interesting summary information about website visits.
An intriguing detail shows the “click-through-rate” which my software defines as:
what percentage of people exposed to my website using Google for a given search actually clicked on the result for my website.
Here are the results of what types, styles, and manufacturers of boots draw the most visitors to pages on my website as a result of a google search.
Below, I list the most searched and clicked on boots on my website. Each boot listed below is a link to the page or page summaries on my website about that boot style, type, or manufacturer.
1. Frye boots. Not a surprise. By far the most searched boots on the entire internet. I have a small Frye boot collection retained from my high school and college days of the ’70s as well as a couple of original Frye catalogs. These pages attract a ton of interest! (More than 10,000 actual visitors on average each week!)
2. Timberland boots. This one being ranked so high surprised me. I do not know why. I have one pair of “Timbs” that I wear when I mow the lawn. Puzzling why there is so much interest in this brand of boots made in the Dominican Republic. Perhaps the high interest is a function of the age cohort searching them? I say that because 98% of all visitors to my website searching for information on Timberland boots use a smartphone (I can tell by browser type.) The youngun’s use them-thar dee-vices. (I don’t.)
3. Chippewa boots. Still USA-made, high quality, tough, masculine, and affordable motorcycle and work boots. I have a large number of “Chips” and wear them regularly. Very comfortable, good-looking, and can take whatever gaff I run into. I love ’em.
4. Wesco boots. Not surprising that the Wesco boot pages on my website are visited regularly and clicked through via google searches. I have owned as many as 18 pairs of Wescos, but now “only” own 12 pairs. I have sold the other pairs that I once owned. I recently blogged about why I do not wear Wesco boots that much due to their weight.
5. Police boots. Lots and lots of people are interested in police style patrol boots. More than 2,500 visitors view my “cops gallery” every day. I own a number of pairs of Dehner, All American, Chippewa, Wesco, and some off-brands of patrol boots. I like to wear those boots with breeches when I ride my Harley.
6. Ostrich boots. Of all types of exotic skins for cowboy boots, it seems that ostrich is the most popular (over python, caiman, and lizard.) Ostriches are farmed and are easy to produce skins from which to make boots. The skins are durable, flexible, water-resistant, and can be dyed any color of the rainbow. I own several pairs of ostrich skin boots, so it does not surprise me that my website receives many visits on my ostrich boot pages.
7. Harness boots. Harness boots present a tough, masculine biker boot appearance. More than half of the responsible regular (non-cop) motorcycle riders I know wear harness boots. The remaining responsible riders wear tactical (including boots like my favorite Chippewa Firefighters) or engineer style boots. Non-responsible, careless biker-wannabees wear sneakers. Real men wear boots — and harness boots are an excellent choice — when they operate a motorcycle.
8. Engineer boots. This is an old-school but highly popular boot style made popular by famous “bad boy” actor James Dean, Fonzie of Happy Days, and many others. Engineer boots are comfortable and rugged. It’s plain round-toe style does not attract attention that is unwanted by most men. That is, most bikers don’t want to show their boots and do not want attention by other men. They want to appear tough and rugged to women, and these boots make that appearance (as do harness boots.)
9. Logger boots. Loggers are about the most tough, rugged, “can take the gaff” boots out there. These days, loggers are affordable, solid, and very useful as work boots on construction sites, while landscaping, tree cutting, and in other locations and settings where physical labor is involved. These boots are (usually) waterproof, as well. I know from my experience, loggers are very comfortable and easy to wear for long days of home remodeling and construction.
Summary: the above types, styles, and manufacturers of boots receive the most visits on my website as a result of searches using google, and most likely any other search engine. My website’s pages about these boots receive an average of 2,500 or more visits per day from all over the world.
Life is short: know (and wear) popular boots!