Just browsing my blogroll this morning, as I do most days, and suddenly I noticed my chart position has shot up to 18 - or 6 in the blog charts. Now that's pretty much unprecedented, especially as I've been posting next to nothing. So, is the ranking site suffering a glitch, or, unbeknownst to me, has some better known and well read site linked to an obscure old post? I shall investigate...
Surely I didn't get a massive spike just by mentioning Diamond Geezer? 135 page views for that post, as opposed to between three and seven for most - but why? Maybe it's just coming from people searching for DG?
My most popular post ever is the one on the dangers of health and safety, with 940 views - more than three times the next most popular (which was about my Moo Christmas cards). But my very boring recent posts, since the new year, have been attracting around 100 views so far, which again is two or three times as many as the pre-Christmas ones.
Traffic sources don't seem to shed any light on it - certainly neither Diamond Geezer nor CanalWorld Forums appear in the top ten, either for the last month or for all time. So I'm mystified. But how can I make sure it lasts?
I wish that I knew then what I know now.
2 days ago