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1. Posted by hasbeen (Respected Member 630 posts) 2y

Hello,

I see that far more people are viewing my Blog than I would have thought given I have only told 5 people.

How are people finding my Blog? I cannot even find it without my link. Is there a listing somewhere of recent posts maybe?

Steve

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 5813 posts) 2y

I'd recommend setting up Google Analytics rather than use our counter. The counter is counting other random clicks from bots and so on and as a result always will overstate the number. If you set up Analytics, you'll get a lot more information and it will be more reliable on the whole.

3. Posted by Peter (Admin 5813 posts) 2y

Oh, and here's a how to guide for setting up Analytics.

4. Posted by hasbeen (Respected Member 630 posts) 2y

Quoting Peter

I'd recommend setting up Google Analytics rather than use our counter. The counter is counting other random clicks from bots and so on and as a result always will overstate the number. If you set up Analytics, you'll get a lot more information and it will be more reliable on the whole.

I took your advise & and see in Google that I had 7 people viewing 20 times & the counter was well over 100 visits. So Google is much the better bet. Unfortunately, I will now become addicted to the stats.

It does answer my original question though, in the just about no one outside my referrals has accessed my Blog. I still cannot do a search and find my own stuff though.

Steve

5. Posted by Peter (Admin 5813 posts) 2y

Yeah, stats can be addictive :)

I notice the blog entries are not indexed in our search which is a sign that's somehow stopped indexing new content. I'll have to look into that.

If you want people to find you in Google, that's a harder task. The main thing to do will be to ensure there are some links pointing to your blog from different places. Linking up to a Google+ account could help - explanation here on how to do that. We provide a link to the blog from your profile which *might* help a little.

And just to help it along, I'll add in an extra link in this forum thread: "Mostly Cruising by hasbeen"

Depending on what you would like to be found for there will also be competition of course. I doubt you'll rank for "mostly cruising" for example since there are a lot of people competing in the cruising space.