Thursday 24 January 2019

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and pageviews

My views make no sense whatsoever.

For the past week I have seen a spike in views. I was getting numbers of 2,000 to 4,000 per day. Usually I get nowhere near that, numbers are usually three hundred to a thousand per day. Today my views are barely a blip. Personally I do not care all that much. I do this blog as a diversion because my weekday life is pretty boring. If I wanted to make money off this then I would try to get some accurate numbers.

Anyway, just an observation.


  1. Sounds like the work of Russian bots to me.

  2. OMG Debra I was going to type Russian spy bots too!!

  3. Blogger usually is way high. I use "statcounter" which shows much lower totals and is probably more accurate. Plus, pageviews shows only how many have clicked on a post, NOT how many people actually looked at it for more than a couple seconds. Because I post a lot of links, my visit length is very short, since they often click immediately onto a link.

  4. I got swarmed by porn bots on mine for awhile.

    Can't imagine how THAT happened. :)

  5. About half the traffic on our site can be tied to funny business. Mostly it's Bots trying to post comment spam and others looking for security weaknesses. They're stopped before they get far, but still they end up being lumped in the visitor count.

    But then you post some cool stuff so maybe it's just that.