Sunday, November 20, 2011

Statistics

My writer friend, Lisa, wrote a post today about her blog stats, so I went and checked mine.
The top two viewed posts of mine are, in this order:
  1. Walmartians, run for your life:…….….2,857 views.
Ever since I’ve started watching my stats, these two have been in the top 5 viewed posts for the All Time, Month, and Week categories, every time I checked.
This has always bothered me, because it means that my stats are a little skewed, and I’m not getting a good feel for who is coming by to see my stuff on a regular basis.  The popularity of those two posts is shown in the search keywords, people who are searching for JNCO Jeans and Walmartians and are not intentionally coming to visit my blog.
Now, I haven’t been losing a lot of sleep over it.  The truth is that I blog for the personal satisfaction I get from it, not to see how popular I can get.  I do truly appreciate and love the few regulars that drop by and comment, and I’m not completely immune to the compliments I get.  But if all I really wanted to do is rack up a huge list of followers I’d just get on Facebook, make a bunch of comments (good or bad) on Justin Beiber, Twilight, Harry Potter and World of Warcraft III and I’d have a list of 14 year-old “friends” a mile long. (Which is why my Facebook account remains dormant for months in a row).
So, all that leads up to this: For the first time ever, neither of those posts are on the top five viewed posts for this week!  Even better, 3 of the top 5 are from this month and JNCO jeans fell off the top five list for the whole last month.
Which means that even though the overall number of page views has dropped, more of them are for current posts and bound to be intentional.
Thank you.  I love your comments and trading comments, ideas and opinions with all of you.

6 comments:

Lisa Shafer said...

My favorite post you've ever done was that one on Utah Barbies. :)

Max said...

Lol! Those are some funny pictures. I just tried looking up that post, but I think I'll have more luck finding the pictures. Maybe I'll post them again,?

Lisa Shafer said...

Why not? The non-Utahns who read this won't quite get why Tooele Barbie has a trailer or why Avenues Barbies have a rainbow sticker on their car and don't care about Ken, but it's a hilarious post anyway.

Lisa Shafer said...

Uh, what is the new background pic here?
The srossi part goes right over the ... whatever it is. It looks like a powerline, but what's the black thing hanging from it?

Max said...

You can see the whole picture a lot better here.
It's the cable dangling from a crane at the construction site next to the Chevron I work at. I was taking a picture of the mountains in the background and just liked that hanging there.

Lisa Shafer said...

Oh. I think it's where your logo is placed with regard to the pic that throws me off.