This is a post that will probably be of interest only to fellow bloggers. Your reguarly-scheduled blogging will resume shortly.
Now that I have both BlogAds and Google Adsense advertising running on the blog, I was surprised at the great discrepancy between what their counters said about site visitation and what my own logs were saying.
Then I had a duh moment. I was only running the ads on the home page, and not on the permalinks. What I forgot is that when fellow bloggers link to a post, they usually use the permalink and not my index page. I fixed this, and now I’m seeing traffic a lot closer to what my server logs say.
And what are those logs saying? 9175 uniques and 19513 pages so far for the first ten days of May, no doubt boosted by the Boing Boing link last week, as well as by people looking for info on Cinco de Mayo.
While on the topic of site lint-gathering, I’ll put the top search terms so far in the extended link.
Finally, I’d like to remind you that BlogAds space for this blog is available for a low monthly fee. Click here to order one of my BlogAds.
|Top 20 of 489 Total Search Strings|
|1||720||34.92%||cinco de mayo|
|6||37||1.79%||battle of puebla|
|13||15||0.73%||%22cinco de mayo%22|
|17||9||0.44%||cinco de mayo pictures|
|18||9||0.44%||the battle of puebla|