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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

For my "friend" Kevin Randle

"I will be brief: your [readers/commenters are quite] mad:
Mad I call it, for to define true madness,
What is‟t but to be nothing else but mad?
But let that go –"

Hamlet II.ii.95-102

My dear Randle, you've asked your blog visitors to cease and desist with their putrid, illiterate legal observations re: the (should be forgotten) slides imbroglio. But they persist.

I have given up on the slides and those who continue to propel the incident into insane recriminations, and yet I still get visitors at this blog, where nothing new or interesting has been posted in days.
What can we make of that?



  • Why do you keep showing these graphs, with all their zig-zags? What are they supposed to indicate? We know certain topics are more popular than others, and you can ascertain how much interest each topic creates by noting the number of comments received.

    These 'hit rates' mean little or nothing. For one thing I do not know what a 'hit' is. Do you? Some people stay away for, say 2 or 3 days, then return and come across maybe 30 or 40 comments (all on one 'hit' presumably).

    By Blogger cda, at Wednesday, May 13, 2015  

  • CDA:

    Blogger shows bloggers how many hits (or visits) their blogs have each day.

    It's as simple as that.

    It doesn't tell us the quality of those hits, just the quantity.

    It's a kind of measurement.

    If your blog isn't visited, it gets no hits.

    One can assume, rightfully, that a hit means someone went out of their way to look at what one's blog has put up for the day.

    They may move on, without comment, but they did take a look.

    You seem inordinately befuddled by the process, which may explain why you do not have a blog but prefer to mark up this one and Kevin's plus a few others.

    Those marks will show as hits, here or at Kevin's blog.

    Got it?

    Don't try to appear so thick-headed.

    It's unbecoming of you.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Wednesday, May 13, 2015  

  • OK I get it (I think!)

    But the graphs look a bit like those roller coaster rides at funfairs.

    For your interest, I personally visit your blog perhaps twice a day, depending on my other activities. Meaning I have one hit, log out then hit again later. But that is a very rough and ready answer.

    The same applies to other sites I visit. All exciting stuff too.

    By Blogger cda, at Wednesday, May 13, 2015  

  • CDA:

    You are one of the UFO crowd that regularly checks to see what's up (here and elsewhere).

    I count on it, as your input is invaluable, usually.

    Others, who have a slight interest in UFOs will pass by and do pass by without comment, for fear of looking stupid or getting reviled or because what they see is puke.

    But at least they take a look and bloggers like me hope we captivate "drivers-by."

    Kevin does that regularly. Me? On occasion.

    Others do better than I do.

    But I get a raft of visitors from close by and afar, and I appreciate the visits, even if the visit is just once, per day.

    I try to insert interesting material, often failing, as lack of comments show, but I try.

    We all, in the UFO community, should try to keep the topic lively and vigorous.

    Currently at Kevin's blog, the vigor is insanely ignorant, about the slide duping: legal machinations that make no legal sense.

    Kevin has begged for it to stop but the quidnuncs don't get it.

    That's my point with this posting.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Wednesday, May 13, 2015  

  • My dear RR-

    ...while previously I was nearly ready to accept your posted assumptions that your blog visitor peaks were correlated to Roswell Slides crapola-bursts, this latest data seems to show that is contraindicated, huh?

    SO, much like historic UFO sighting waves, you don't really have a best-fit explanation (I mean: Fall 1973 UFO flap a result of long gas lines???? HA!!!)

    Therefore, I suggest you might look towards the statistical theories of ex-Condon Committee staffer Dave Saunders (UFOs Yes!), whose 'remarkablity' theory of statistics required taking into consideration the Absolute Sidereal Time of the events under analysis... in this case, your blog-visitor clusters...

    OR, just blame Dew, Carey, Bragalia, and Schmitt for all this...

    By Blogger Loki, at Thursday, May 14, 2015  

  • Rich,

    Blogger records "Unique Page views" per day. 1 hit = 1 person / computer address. No matter how many times that person hits the page it is counted only once... so 100 hits is 100 unique people [computer addresses] viewing the page. 6000 = 6000 unique addresses.

    I imagine that somewhere Google aggregates all of the traffic data with a classification of the subject matter of the blog and from that can get the "zeitgeist" of web browsers / readers. Match that info to "click thru hits" to advertisers and they can "modulate / match" the ads / key words to your blog.

    All of this is done with the intention of maximizing their advertizing profits while minimizing "pay-outs" to those who have been accepted as "advertising partners" [i.e. people with enough traffic that Google is willing to pay a share of the ad revenue.] Why do they count only "unique page views"? Because that is the measure Google uses to share ad revenue.

    You can pretty well safe in assuming that if the traffic goes up that something has stirred the "bee's nest" of UFOlogy. You probably can go back and match the traffic spikes to the days things are really "buzzing" or on days when "The Anomalist" or other Blog sites have picked up or mentioned one of your posts.

    The indirect interaction between you and Randle over the last several posts may be an explanation of the current traffic pattern.

    One other thing that plays into your traffic is "Search Result Optimization" which is the science and art of getting Google and other search engines to drive traffic to your site. Keywords embedded in your posts [call 'em tags], Links from other sites, and the number of times your site gets returned when a subject is looked for get you a result rating... the higher the rating the higher you show up in a list of search results. Generally people only click on the top few links.

    So you should be happy you're getting traffic. So say something already... ;-)

    By Blogger gishzida, at Thursday, May 14, 2015  

  • Grazie GZ, for the info.

    Have some insights about the slides thing that no one else has or knows.

    Will put it online, at another of our blogs and link to it here.

    Stand by.....this could be interesting.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, May 14, 2015  

  • Over at my blog stats, of the top 10 posts, 5 are on various aspects of crashed UFOs: 3 on the Roswell slides, 1 on MJ12, and one on the Aztec case. That shows, to me, where the mindset is in Ufology: people want evidence and they see the debris and bodies angle being the place to go. Of course, Aztec, was a hoax, MJ12 is bogus, and the slides are a joke. So, it's not a good sign! LOL.

    By Blogger Nick Redfern, at Thursday, May 14, 2015  

  • You said it!

    Funny, Nick!

    By Blogger zoamchomsky, at Thursday, May 14, 2015  

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