Archive for the 'Traffic' Category

Lingeri ?

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

I get a trickle of traffic coming to this blog based on searches for lingerie. I have done a handful of reviews on online stores that sell the stuff. I do not pretend to be an expert on lingerie and I may have even misspelled it at some point, which accounts for the search engine traffic that I get from people who are looking for pictures of lingeri.

A New Ranking System

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

IZEARANKS.com is new. I took a quick visit to the ranking page for my blog and then I made this graph comparing it to a semi-random selection of blogs. These blogs belong to people that are on the periphery of my networking efforts. I don’t visit these blogs everyday, but I know that the authors take their blogging seriously.

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I think that this graph illustrates what you can expect from a ranking system that tracks a relatively small number of blogs. There are several thousand blogs that contain the coding tools from IZEA, but it is small when you compare it to a ranking system like Alexa. A have a virtually abandoned blog that I looked at recently and its Alexa rank is in the tens of millions. Slamboard spent a few days this month in the top 100 with IZEA.

Here are the urls for the blogs that I included on my graph:

http://slamboard.com

http://simplekindoflife.com

http://www.macewan.org

http://www.u-g-h.com

Google Through the Back Door by John Chow

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

chow1.JPGI am way late in making any kind of commentary about John Chow getting manually punished by Google for his not not evil ways, so I won’t bother. I will focus instead on page two of the Google search query for John Chow. It contains an entry for John Chow’s MyBlogLog page and the text blurb is written by John Chow. It is the highest ranking page over which he has any editorial control. His holiday wishes are expressed on this page at this time. I suspect that JohnCow.com is getting more Google traffic than MyBlogLog.com/buzz/community/JohnChow/, but every little bit helps.

The URL for my full name is taken, but I really need to make a point of getting domains for my kids. Having a your name as a URL is a tremendous asset if you don’t blow it by ticking Google off.