Friday, 16 August 2013

Stats, stats and more stats

It seems that overnight we passed 2000 page views since the 17th of June. Page views are an interesting value that both has meaning and really doesn't. In general they are  good indicator of how much activity is taking place, but as most of this will be from those damn referral spam sites, it's mostly the wrong activity. I was about to have a rant about referral spammers skewing the results and how page views don't, in the grand scheme of things, mean all that much.... but it's early and I just don't care enough. Sorry.

The stats that I'm happier to celebrate are the 19 followers and 80 comments, most of which are from the last month too and really show that at least someone is interested in the randomness that gets posted here. Here's to picking up that one remaining follower and hitting 20 ;)

I need to dig through the box of stuff I do not need any more and have a give away to try and boost readership as everyone seems to love a competition... more on that later when I find it!

8 comments:

  1. I may not always comment due to the bloody captcha device, but always pop over for a read. Dont forget that you will also appear on many of our blog rolls that will drive traffic in your direction.

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  2. Hmmm so the captcha is still on? I thought I'd told that to go away... I shall fix that now!

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    1. Thank you, Paul I have trouble seeing the captcha and being hard of hearing the audible version is no help at all

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    2. No worries. Any suggestions to make people's lives easier are gratefully received

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  3. Yeah, captcha is a killer, I've got rid of it, too and had no problems with spam. You just have to make sure only registered people can comment, I suppose.

    As for the view, they don't matter, but I don't know... I still keep track of mine, just don't look at the counter anymore :D. If you know people is looking at the blog is not the same as if they're commenting, which really gives a nice feeling someone finds interest in it :P

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    1. Comments are certainly a much better indication of how popular/useful the site is

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  4. I always enjoy popping into read your posts

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  5. Ditto what James said. Always a good read.

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