Are my blog stats real? January 27, 2010Posted by pacejmiller in Blogging.
Tags: blog hits, blog stats, blog traffic, Clicky, Google Analytics, hits, increasing blog hits, increasing blog traffic, John Wall, stats, wordpress
For those just passing by or stumbled onto this blog, please leave a message. Anything. Just so I know you’re real.
You see, I recently started wondering where I was getting all these hits from. From humble beginnings where this blog would get 50 hits on a good day, it has now gotten to a point where 1000+ is the norm.
But when I checked my stats, it appears I sometimes get massive traffic from just a couple of posts (usually my European travel or boxing ones). Once I got almost 4000 hits in a day just on one of them. It got me suspicious. Where do these people come from? Just how do they find this blog?
I tried searching on WordPress and Google, and rarely do any of my posts come up in keyword searches. The only place where I got more luck was Google image searches. Could these people just be looking for pictures?
I went further and registered with Clicky (since you can’t use Google Analytics on WordPress). It appears most of my visitors are unique (as opposed to one person clicking a thousand times), but the average time they spend here is like 40 seconds. WordPress swears by its stats system but I’m convinced something is fishy here.
So please, leave a message. Tell me how you found this blog. I’ll reward you with this John Wall mix tape.