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From 259 views to 580 views to yesterday’s 2273 views…all in 3 days consecutively. So, that’s what it takes as far as numbers are concerned. I didn’t expect such a huge boost as mentioned in a post or two ago about what a little hoax can do for my blog (the post that caused all the stir or rather the one that landed in many search engine (search) results (sometimes called the SERP – “search engine results page”). I honestly thought after the 580 views the day before this was the highest jump I would get to the blog, but it looks like this Facebook thing is just constantly being forwarded to many who need to verify it is a hoax. I personally don’t get why people don’t see it after reading it once, but if they need some help, I don’t mind telling people it is a hoax.
Anyway, I’m hoping this is the last self promoting post (or at least this is how this feels writing this). I just can’t get over the number of visits due to the Facebook hoax. I’ve already gotten another 150+ visits in the first hour or so after WordPress starts counting the views again — so if this continues again, I may have another 2000+ views by tomorrow, but I’m predicting less than yesterday. Since I’m in the BOTD (blogs of the day) list for WordPress, I may get a few more hits. I think WordPress uses this to populate the welcome page that people see after logging in. I noticed several of the other posts that were near the top show up there in my welcome page, but I’ve never seen my posts there — I always wondered how that page was populated. It makes sense…so am I showing up on other WordPress blog’s opening/welcome page? I’d love to know. Inquiring minds (ME) want to know!!! 😉
**side note: I also just put a counter from statcounter.com on the site to see if the views equated like 5 views per unique visitor, but I found with the quick swag that actually about 84% of the views were visitors and so the ratio was a lot less like 1-point-something views per visitor. I was only able to track 1479 visits of the 2000+ from yesterday and 1248 of them were unique visitors. So, this is where I get the 84% statistic. My original estimate was off and now I may need to estimate that for every 1.18 visits, it’s a unique visitor. I had no idea…crazy! I didn’t know I had as many people visit this thing.