Had something interesting happened to my other blog, barbaryalan.wordsmith.wordpress.com.
There was an interesting spike in views last week for about a week, actually 8 days, worth of extraordinary views considering my previous averages.
What was interesting was that it looked algorithmic.
In other words there were no spikes during these days where I was getting 250 to 350 hits, no spikes. Just steady numbers that, that stayed steady and fairly consistent all day, all 24 hours.
I could take my numbers at 10 o’clock in the morning and predict within five or 10 views sometimes within two views, my views for the day.
And we’re talking about 348, 336, 350 views per day
if I had 14 per hour at 10 o’clock in the morning I was going to end up at 14 per hour at the end of the day, give or take, and it was going to go up, generally speaking about that many, every hour.
Date. ….1/01. 1/02. 1/03. 1/04. 1/05. 1/06. 1/07
Views. ..267. ..324…354…338…294…351…243
No spikes, no peak hours, just 13-15 per hour. Not even spikes within the hours themselves. Hits, evenly spread across the hours as well.
it wasn’t cut and dry, 14 every hour. It was 13 one hour, 15 the next, 14 the next, 13 etc. etc. it wasn’t obvious but it smelled algorithmic to me.
It also, was spread all over the years of material on my blog. Not something new Iput out. Not some article that really hit. No, for some reason, 15-20 visitors, were visiting 20 odd, random posts, each day.
Again, a pattern, an algorithm.
Especially given that at 5 o’clock on the 7th, with 240 views thus far, and sitting at a13.5 average, it suddenly stopped, and I mean stopped cold.
After 5 o’clock, I got three views for the rest of the day.
Now, what was this? I don’t know.
Blog has returned to its, 15-30 views a day norm.
Did my blog get featured somehow on a digest, or on wordpress? Not sure, haven’t found any evidence of such thus far.
Was it some sort if hack? If so why?
Have I caught the attention of someone, or something?
Still haven’t figured it out…
I probably am just looking a gift horse in the mouth. I mean, these are amazing numbers
It just looks to manufactured to be organic….
I know, I know, I am probably just being paranoid….. but remember, just because your paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you!