Hey there, other people who blog!!
I just want to pass on a tip that, if implemented, will cause a rather dramatic spike in your "Pageviews" stats...and when I say "a rather dramatic spike", I really mean a rather dramatic spike.
All you gotta do is.....
Post a pretty fall-ish picture of a bunch of pretty mums surrounded by a whole lotta pretty pumpkins.
It's just that easy.
I posted this lovely photo this past Saturday:
...and my Pageview numbers went through the roof.
Yep. They did.
Now really all that means is that there are a ton of other weenies like me out there Google Image searching for pictures of Fall mums and/or pumpkins and that particular picture from my blog post pops up in the results and then they click on the picture and say "What a pretty Fall themed picture." and carry on with their search for more Fall-themed pictures...most likely not spending a single second actually reading my blog.
It counts as a Pageview.
This is what has happened today so far...
Pumpkins + Mums = Pageview GOLD
That would've been a big deal to me when I first started writing and would get super excited whenever I got a new Pageview and was thrilled when my numbers kept climbing and then I paid more attention to the other stats and realized that a lot of the Pageviews that I was getting were coming from other sites who are just "viewing" all sorts of blogs(including mine) hoping to get reciprocal "Pageviews" on their sites. Typically, they are hits from Russians, porn sites, other social media sites, sites that offer services that one can buy in order to guarantee an increase in Pageviews, and most recently, people who enjoy looking a pretty Fall pictures.
So really, this entire post is kinda pointless (huh?...weird) but I just thought it was kinda funny that pumpkins and mums have caused such a stir in my silly blog's statistical status.