Chico’s Pico – kick up your clicks?

As a blogger and a nerd, I’m always checking to see what drives traffic to our site because we’ve only been beer blogging for a short while. Recently we got a lot of direct referrals from Chico’s Pico which surprised us. They pointed to our salsa review way back in July 2011, and lately we’ve had a sudden burst of traffic from them. Thanks Chico!

So that made us look into our WordPress stats a little deeper. Some of the keywords that link to our site were unexpected. Now if you’re an expert in SEO then you are probably shouting at your screen right about now, “You’re doing it all wrong! Don’t give away the keys to the castle.” Heh, we do this for fun, we’re not in it for the ad revenue. We were surprised at the stats, and thought maybe some of our readers would be too. If you’re interested in this techie sort of stuff, grab a brew, maybe some chips and salsa and settle in to read more… be warned, this one is more about web stuff than about beer stuff. Continue reading

Pliny the Younger in Orange County 2012

Well, there seem to be a ton of folks coming here to find out where to find Russian River Brewing Company’s elusive Triple IPA, “Pliny The Younger” on tap in Orange County. Rather than pretend that I’ve done all the research, I’ll just point you to the resource I’ve been using to track it down. The folks over TheFullPint.com have a great list of SoCal spots to watch. Of course, twitter is the best way to get real-time info on who’s got what on tap now. I’d recommend that you follow your favorite watering hole on Twitter and stay tuned to see when they announce it.

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Happy beer hunting!