Jan 26, 2016

700,000 Views...but whose counting?

Just because pictures make
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I do check my stats. I went over 700,000 last week. But I don't believe that 700,000 have stopped to read this blog. It is just simply not possible is it?

On Facebook I saw a post that said that we should not brag about our views. I can't remember why but the person that said it seemed to know what she was talking about. That is why I would never mention it anywhere else than right here. I can do that here because I own this space.

The question would be "WHO is counting?" There are search engines that do something if the material here is interesting. People look for something and by magic a word I use or even a subject falls into that category and a blip about the blog appears. The blog post How to Be a Snow Bird...answers and questions is one that draws a crowd so a lot of my traffic is related to that one post. How those stat counters work is a total mystery to me.

It really is beside the point...the number is big and I will take it. Not that I'm counting.

Do you track your numbers and popular posts?

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16 comments:

  1. Sometimes I check them but they usually confuse me so there's no value for me.

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    1. Jennifer,

      I think that if they drop markedly, and they day, I know that I need to give more attention to all of you. Thank you for the comment.

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  2. I wish I didn't check them as often as I do. When I publish a new post I have a tendency to check it several times a day.

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    1. One thing I have learned is to block my own visits. Sometimes I feel insecure about what I have written and will go back to check several time in a few days. Honestly, I don't need to count myself.

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  3. Hi Barbara - 700,000 views -- that is incredible! I'm with Penny, I check my stats often. I am just starting out so any number (big or small) is always appreciated.
    Donna
    retirementreflections.com

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    1. Donna, your blog is very, very good. You will get lots of views before long. I like that you put the address for your blog in your comment. That actually does help. Always comment using your URL and name when that is an option. Even a pseudonym is acceptable if you are uncomfortable revealing who you are. Decide on something and stick with it.

      Good luck.

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  4. Different sites show different pageview totals. Trying to decipher Google analytics is like trying to learn Latin.

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    1. Oh my goodness, isn't that true. I go with the simplest I can find. The numbers are all relative I suppose.

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  5. Oh, you bet I check. It does help me to know what people have found helpful. Also, if you get a big spike in views you can learn from that. I used to get about 100 page views or so a day on my blog at best. Occasionally more, but often less. And, that was fine. But then awhile ago it spiked up and over a period of a week or so it really spiked (the high was over 19,000 in a day!). So that was a big deal for me. But, I knew about it mostly because I do check Google Analytics. So I looked at what posts caused the spike and that gave me information as to what my readers were interested in (the underlying reason for the spike was that I posted about something a lot of people were interested in at the time AND I showed up really high in Google searches for that topic).

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    1. Good for you. That is very exciting. Being smart about numbers is a good. Congratulations.

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  6. Nah, not really. I only look when I'm applying for a campaign and they need my numbers. But good for you! That's a fabulous amount right there!

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    1. Less worry is always good. Whatever you are doing must be right!

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  7. That's impressive -- 700k views! Since you started? So when did you start blogging? Sure, I look at the numbers to try to judge which topics are more popular, which less, but it seems like a lot of the numbers are random.

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    1. No not since I started. I have had several over blogs and started back in 2006. I have no idea what the total is. It is fun to talk about though isn't it?

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  8. Congrats! All my best to you and your blog.

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