Sudden drop in the number of hits per day

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  • #32776

    raincoaster
    Member

    Timethief, I was asking a question in the help forum, not grousing, casting aspersions, or criticizing. Please try to keep your remarks non-judgemental in the forum.

    It’s true people will always try to game the system, but all I am trying to do is work within the boundaries and understand WordPress. If the boundaries are not clear, we’re not going to be clear on how to do that, and while I know everyone at WordPress probably has a blog, I turn to the forums first for my answers. I don’t troll Podz, Andy, etc’s blogs.

    #32777

    timethief
    Member

    I’m politely encouraging everyone again to submit whatever suggestions you have for clarification of boundaries for “mature” blogs at the earliest opportunity to those who make the decisions. It is of course staff who will make the decisions and not the forum. So it makes good sense to keep that in mind and contribute to where it is likely to make an impact.
    drmike has provided the link to the blog in question in the forum some time ago thus it has been available to anyone who used the search box – no trolling required. I simply posted it again for everyone’s convenience.
    One blogger has had a negative experience and that’s regrettable. However, it has also provided her with a unique perspective from which to submit her suggested parameters on what constitutes a “mature” blog. So I’m hoping she and any others who have had negative experiences will share their impressions regarding where the “mature” line should be drawn.

    #32779

    raincoaster
    Member

    Timethief, I’m not trying to tell WordPress how they should define a Mature blog; I’m only trying to find out how they define one as such.

    The blog post you directed me to doesn’t answer that question. And the question relates to everyone who blogs here at WordPress, since it’s apparent that even non-Mature blogs can be labeled as such from time to time, and the owner not notified. We all have a vested interest in not stepping over the line, but if the line’s not defined, and we’re not told we’re over it, we have no way of knowing when we’ve gone too far.

    Obviously, it’s better to prevent such a situation than to react to it later. We need either a notification process OR greater clarity on just where the lines are drawn, otherwise there is no reason to believe it won’t continue to happen.

    And, as is clear from this thread, the staff keep an eye on the forum for these issues. If this issue affected only me, I’d keep it to Feedback and email. Because it is unresolved and effects the whole community, I’m putting it in the forum, as we’ve been encouraged by staff to do (scroll up).

    #32786

    lloydbudd
    Member

    akosistella, more data is often a good thing, and there is so little overhead a counter seems like a good idea if it is important to you.

    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/07/28/can-i-have-a-statcounter-on-my-blog/

    #32787

    lloydbudd
    Member

    NomDebPlume,

    Yes, it can make more sense at some time ;-)

    You mentioning this reminded my of:

    Why doesn’t the number of referrers add up to the number of views?
    Sometimes we discard the referrer information, for example when the viewer came from a search engine and we’ve added the search terms to your stats.
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/02/09/questions-about-stats/

    #32788

    timethief
    Member

    @foolswisdom and NonDePlume
    As well as sitemeter and shiny stats I believe there is a third free one called statcounter http://www.statcounter.com/ perhpas it should be added to the FAQs blog too.

    #32801

    lloydbudd
    Member

    timethief,
    So far the few statcounter related support requests have not gone as smooth as I would like before adding it to the list. Thanks for the suggestion.

    #32802

    timethief
    Member

    tx for the reply

    #32825

    nomdebplume
    Member

    FoolsWisdom,

    Great Link! Thanks so much for the info… :-)

    – Debi

    #32873

    zmann
    Member

    Hey wordpress guys, great job, great service thanks.

    One question. My views dropped sharply today and thinking that it must not be my writing, I thought I’d ask about it. My views for today shows none yet I’ve had a few comments so that cant be correct. TIA for the response.

    #32874

    zeitz
    Member

    I have a top position at Google.com

    Type in “keyboarding research” and it will go to my website, Keyboarding Research and Resources.

    I would like to change my domain to connect with keyboarding.wordpress.com but I don’t want to lose my position at Google.

    Any ideas? Is there any place where I can insert metatags in a WordPress blog?

    #32875

    drmike
    Member

    You’ll keep your rating for your old URL and the links will work. Both URLs continue to work. You’re going to have to build up your new URL though. Maybe you can get folks to change how they link to you.

    #32876

    raincoaster
    Member

    “raincoaster the drama queen?”

    I have my OWN TAG? Now I feel special; does Technorati recognize it?

    Only one post? Someone’s not doing their research, people. TRY HARDER!

    Am I the only one with my own tag? I demand to know, dammit!!!!!

    #32877

    timethief
    Member

    @rain
    I think you’re in a position to share what happened to your ratings, ranking, links, etc. when you moved to a domain with this blogger. Would you care to do that?
    @zaitz
    Meta tags are a no go. You can confirm this by typing “meta tags” into the forum search box http://wordpress.com/forums/search.php?q=meta+tags I think the last time this came up was a couple of days ago http://wordpress.com/forums/topic.php?id=5088&replies=12#post-32785

    #32878

    raincoaster
    Member

    I’ll think about it. I don’t by any means think it’s over, though; things are pretty dynamic, as WordPress said they would be. raincoaster.com is currently climbing about five thousand spots a day on Technorati, but damned if I know what to do about fusing the two URLs. I shall just keep going as-is for now and do a post when I’ve got some time to sit down and think analytically.

    Tip: as far as I can tell, if you switch URLs, google loses you and you start all over again. raincoaster.wordpress.com has a Page Rank of 6; raincoaster.com has a Page Rank of 0. Your page rank will go poof and you start over, as far as I can see. My only workaround is to keep them BOTH going in the meantime.

    In the meantime, I’m off to do an Operation Global Media Domination post about getting my own tag! Woohoo! I’m so proud.

    #32879

    drmike
    Member

    You should see the tags added into the domain sticky that I have deleted. :(

    Note to staff – Any chance we could work out somehow who is adding in tags? At least for moderators and above?

    #32880

    raincoaster
    Member

    Awwww, you took it away. Now my readers will think I’m not only histrionic but hallucinating as well!

    #32881

    engtech
    Member

    Here’s where I wrote about the technorati rank situation, including their response when I sent in a bug report:

    http://engtech.wordpress.com/2006/10/27/wordpresscom-domain-registration-from-the-users-point-of-view/

    Note, beatsentropy.com and frambojan.wordpress.com still show up as separate blogs even with whatever magic Janice at Technorati tried to do.

    #32882

    raincoaster
    Member

    But why would they do that for some but not for others? This is pretty crappy, imho. What’s the cutoff? Top 1000? They haven’t even replied to my inquiries.

    #32893

    brentroos
    Member

    I had my blog marked as mature, even though it isn’t at all. In fact the policy which is easy to find on the top of my page below the header, clearly states that profanity and anything obscene is restricted. There is absolutely no porn, nor one single instance of the F-word, or the S-word –not even once.

    So what appears to have happened is a troll went and clicked the button that says report as mature. If this automatically tags entire blogs as mature, what is up with that? I have to go out of my way to make sure that some wacko troll doesn’t do this just because I made them angry with my opinion and or blog posting –even if is not obscene whatsoever? I run a blog that happens to be conservative, and a liberal who disagree with my opinion can ruin my blogs pagerank, just like that? That is very, very bad policy on the part of wordpress.com. I hope that in the future this changes, or there are going to be a lot of bloggers on wordpress.com becoming very angry.

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