Found You

October 20th, 2012

New Stat Tool

This is highly irritating.

I thought my site was getting almost no traffic, so I was less inclined to write. Because I was less inclined to write, the site got less traffic.

I was measuring the traffic using Sitemeter, the same service that used to tell me 3,000 people showed up every day. I never bothered looking at my CPanel stats, because they were confusing. A few weeks back, Sitemeter crapped out entirely, showing no visits at all. I complained, and they didn’t respond.

Today I decided to stick a different counter on the page, and while I was working on it, I checked CPanel. It turns out I get several times as many visits as I thought. So people have been showing up, but I haven’t been here to answer the door.

I decided to install Statcounter today. The interface is weird, but it’s easier than trying to decipher the CPanel stuff.

I may blog more often now. Not sure.

I guess Sitemeter has really gone down the toilet. It says over three million uniques have been counted since I installed it. I have to wonder how many went unrecorded.

Anyway, nice to see you again.

4 Responses to “Found You”

  1. Ruth H Says:

    Well, thanks for that information. I started a blog a couple of years ago and have just about given up on it because of no visits. It is on Word Press and they have their own stats but I didn’t really look at them as I had Sitemeter. Thanks for the heads up, my husband has been telling me I should put more up on the blog. Now I think I will.

  2. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    I just posted something similar to this today!
    Ruth, I check up on you once in a while.

  3. ChillyWilly Says:

    I’ve been following your journey since the little tiny lies days. There will always be a few of us who stop by.

  4. Phil Says:

    I wondered when you first mentioned the number of visits you got if people like me were counted. I have the blog going right into my Feedly reader and read it there, I don’t usually click on the site as there is no need.