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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Welcome Russians!

One of the changes Google/Blogger recently made to is to present stats for one's blog, whether or not one was initially interested in them. I was not, and never would have gone out of my way to see them ... yet, there they are, everytime I log in. And, so, I look.

One thing I've noticed is that a significant number of pageviews for this blog are from Russia. For example, in the past month (however the software defines that), there were 839 pageviews from Russia, with the next highest being 780 from the USA.

So, Welcome Russians!

But, to me, the really weird thing about these pageview stats is that the all-time 'favorite' post is the 'Before Pornistan' post, made two-and-a-half years ago, which has garnered more views than the next three posts combined, and which even today is almost always the top "vote getter" week-to-week and month-to-month. Strangely, the post to which I'd linked, which showed a bare-breasted photo of Playboy's Miss March 1966 (and which I presume to be the real draw) no longer exists.


AstridsSoapbox said...

I was thinking the same thing...about the number of people who view the oddest (to me) pages. My all time high is for one about my snake has 'scream' in the title and I suspect it's that word that gets the page views. Very creepy methinks.

Ilíon said...

I've been thinking that I ought to use your snake story as an excuse to post my (not quite as exciting) snake story.

Dr. Michael Bauman said...

I have noticed the same phenomenon on my blog, Ilion. For some reason, Russians (and Kazahks) rank very high on the list of my visitors. I don't actually believe it. I think that somehow my blog is being used, but not actually read. If so, I don't know how it works or why they would have chosen mine -- or yours.

Ilíon said...

Oh, but I myself could never be so cynical! ;)