WordPress, Google and Knitting a Conspiracy


BlagStats
Steady decline since 2013 with an uptick this year.

I fear the people at WordPress have been fiddling with the numbers once again. I’m not a huge analyzer of statistics, but once every so often I take a gander at the number of visits I get. Lately I have looked more often because I get a notification from WordPress telling me my stats are booming. Sure enough when I check the numbers are way above the average. But damned if these surges don’t take place on days when I have not posted. Are they trying to tell me something? Just shut up and all will be fine; start posting and you’re on your own,

A few years ago I posted reporting a theft of blog readers. I don’t think it was a coincidence that the drop started when Google introduced something called the Hummingbird Algorithm. I’ve always been kind to birds, feed them out of my window all the time, so I am at a loss to explain why this particular hummingbird should not like me.

Perhaps I’m just being too sensitive, and I’m not trying to weave, crochet or knit a conspiracy theory here, but just maybe there are some shenanigans at work.

DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DCMontreal on Twitter and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

 

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DCMontreal - Deegan Charles Stubbs - is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DCMontreal on Twitter and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

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