Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ridiculous.

A couple of months ago I logged into the Winethropology Blogger interface to add to my collection of largely unread/unreadable snippets when I saw something absolutely ridiculous.  I have no idea how long this feature has been staring me in the face (and I haven't checked site statistics on Google Analytics in years), but right there in front is a handy little summary of pageviews and posts:

 
Since there's no comma in that number and this font is so small, I'll tell you that's over 100k pageviews.  Really?  Here's my theory - three things are converging to create this outlier:
  1. Blogger uses a random prime number multiplier for daily pageviews and on a few days they used 3571.  Internally they call this feature the EgoBoostNumber.  Thanks, guys!
  2. Web-trolling bots from China and Ukraine have been misdirected and are automatically hitting the site over and over and over again.  This will prove to be the downfall of their respective societies.
  3. You people have way too much time on your hands!
Whatever the reason, here's wishing you all a safe and relaxing Memorial Day Weekend.

Cheers!

2 comments:

  1. I vote the bots, Steve. They've been driving me crazy on my blog.

    If it makes you feel any better, nobody puts any faith in page views anymore. It's so last decade as a metric.

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  2. Curmudgeon is right. Not only do I never visit, but I don't leave comments. So obviously this is a bot writing this right now. Dag, we're smart. Now if you excuse me I have to go open the pod bay door.

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