Ahh… those hit rate. When I see someone with 6-digit hit-rate on their book blogs I can’t help but exclaimed a “wow” under my breath and wonder what magical potion that the blog owner had used in the past years to achieve such wonderful stats.
I started off this blog because I needed an avenue to express my thoughts about a book and any other bookish reflection or thoughts. Along the way, I drew in wonderful people who recommends great books to me, who send some books to me, and I learn to appreciate literature a lot more.
I feel while it is nice to know that my blog hit rate has increased (even when my blogging activities had reduced), but it is not the only reason why I blog. I watch my hit rate, but I knew a major part of it is generated from reader’s hits who are not direct hit and who are not readers who came directly to my blog to read what I have to say in the first place. They are here because one of my blog picture appears in google images or google search engine.
So I experiment.
I experiment with feeding my post to Google reader in partial feed to see if it increase in my stats, now that the readers have to click the link to get into my blog. What I found was that this has insignificant impact on my hit rate, in fact reader who reads my blog through google reader is not counted in my total hit rate.
It is quite intriguing this hit rate.
I believe when you build a vast content on your blog the effort are not wasted but it would still draw hit rate from google search.
I am thinking of experimenting again.
This time I am going to shut off search engine and see how many direct visits I get.
What about you? Do you care about hit rate?
Something scientific about hit rate:
According to a Blog Traffic Analysis shared by Mint Blogger there is a difference between hit and visit:
Normally, hits are calculated on per hour basis using the following formula.