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Seriously? Now That Makes Me Smile!!

Ever since I took up the standard to write at least one post a day in my blog, I have been curious about how I was actually doing.  Most of my prior blogging efforts haven’t lasted even close to as long as they have here at Mike’s Take, so I was curious.  How exactly would I be able to measure my current success levels?  Obviously I have the standard WordPress set of analytics, but I wanted to know how I was being received in the internet world at large.

I decided that I would go to the mighty oracle of web statistics to find out how I was doing.  I went to Alexa to see how I was doing in their rankings.  This company has been in existence since 1996, and they track the popularity of websites using methods that I am sure would need a degree in mathematics to understand.  However, they are also the standard by which the internet determines popularity.  For example, without me even mentioning them, I am sure you can guess the #1 and #2 sites on the internet today without me even putting them down here.  Google and Facebook (#1 and #2 ) have a very deep interest in the statistics that Alexa generates.

Okay, so getting back to my little blog here…I am hardly a heavy hitter.  However, I was extremely excited to note that for the first time in my life I have a site that actually registers a rank with Alexa.  Yes I am the proud owner of the 19,126,306 most popular site on the net.  Woo hoo!!  I know I am a very tiny fish in a very vast ocean, but I register.  I actually have a rank.  Millions, or even billions of other sites don’t generate enough traffic to be rated.  So yeah, I might be way down in the rankings right now, but I am smiling because I do actually register.

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About Mike Lemons
I'm a guy in his 40's who has been bumming around the net for years. I am married to a wonderful woman, and have 3 gorgeous kids.

2 Responses to Seriously? Now That Makes Me Smile!!

  1. Gary Calvert says:

    Hi Mike,

    Keeping to a schedule of daily posting is a hard thing to do, sometimes, but a noble endeavor nonetheless. The search engines love activity, so the more posts you make and the more comments you get, the higher your blog should start ranking. Keep it going!

    -G

    • Mike Lemons says:

      Thanks for the kind words…this particular blog has been more or less an experiment on crafting my writing style and such…eventually I would love to monetize a blog, but I am not there yet…

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