While trolling my Site Stats, there are zero views today. All-time views are 70,733. “There were 371 views on [my] busiest day, August 20, 2011.” And the dramatic reduction in blog stats is due to changing the Privacy Settings from a Site Visibility of “Allow search engines to index this site” to “Ask search engines not to index this site.” (Note: Neither of these options blocks access to your site — it is up to search engines to honor your request.)
And so it is: the death of my blogging addiction. Begone and behold the following grim data:
- No referrers. A referrer is a click from another site that links to yours.
- Want more referrers? Try commenting on other blogs!
- No search terms. Search terms are words or phrases users find you with when they search.
- Want a better search rank? Learn how to make a search friendly blog, and how to use search engine webmaster tools.
- No top posts or pages. This panel shows your most viewed posts and pages.
- Want more traffic? Read about how you can expand your blog’s audience.
- No clicks recorded. “Clicks” are viewers clicking outbound links on your site.
- Want more activity? Read about how to drive engagement on your site.
I want my money and freedom back from TPTB and pals! Blogging today is no better than it was before the internet ruined my life!