I don't really give a shit how much traffic I get on this blog. I have some regular readers who sometimes leave comments. Some them like what I do, some of them don't. That's fine.
The anonymous trolls tend to steer clear because I don't bait or feed them. Pleased about that.
I can't remember the last time I even checked to see how many visitors I get. I know it's been months.
I'm not looking to win any awards, get quoted in the main stream media, or influence political leadership at any level. I just do this because I enjoy it. I'm in love with the sound of my fingers hitting the keyboard like Joe Biden is in love with the sound of his own voice. If other people enjoy it too, well, that's pretty cool.
Having said all that, I sometimes stumble across something like this website grader and if I'm bored enough to be curious, I play along.
I'm pretty bored this morning.
"A website grade of 97/100 for hipsubwg.blogspot.com means that of the hundreds of thousands of websites that have previously been evaluated, our algorithm has calculated that this site scores higher than 97% of them in terms of its marketing effectiveness. The algorithm uses a proprietary blend of over 50 different variables, including search engine data, website structure, approximate traffic, site performance, and others."
I gotta call bullshit on that. There is no fucking way this is anywhere close to accurate. It's simply impossible.
I won't bore you with the whole report. I don't even know what half the shit means.
Metadata tags allow you to tell the search engines what your web page is about. Learn more about metadata and why it's important.
Page Title: Hip Suburban White Guy
Meta Description: --missing--
Meta Keywords: --missing--"
What the fuck is "Metadata"? No wonder I don't have any. I don't even know what it is.
"D. Interior Page Analysis: 3 Pages Processed
We looked at a few other pages on your website to see how well they are optimized. This sort of interior page analysis can reveal exciting opportunities for you to target specific keywords or visitors. You can then create landing pages optimized towards converting those visitors into customers.
Page Keywords Description
Hip Suburban White Guy: In Defence of Elitists -- missing -- -- missing --
Hip Suburban White Guy: We Can't Stop Iran (or... -- missing -- -- missing --
Hip Suburban White Guy: The Hip Suburban White... -- missing -- -- missing --
E. Readability Level: Primary / Elementary School
This score measures the approximate level of education necessary to read and understand the web page content. In most cases, the content should be made to be simple so that a majority of the target audience can understand it."
OK. So what?
"B. Google PageRank: 4"
What the hell does this mean?
"C. Google Indexed Pages: 711"
This number means nothing to me. Is this good or bad? No idea.
"E. Traffic Rank: Top 5.87 %
Alexa is an online service that measures traffic for millions of sites on the Internet in a similar way to Nielsen television show ratings.
Your website has an Alexa rank of 1,804,338 which is in the top 5.87 % of all websites."
Impossible. I'm calling shenanigans.
"F. Inbound Links: 13,560
One of the most important measures for a website is how many other sites link to it. The more links the better. Having links to your website from authoritative resources on the Internet helps you rank higher in search engines since these links are an indication that your website is trustworthy and contains good content."
Who the hell are these people and why don't they attend our monthly blog meats?
"B. Blog Ranking: Top 0.36 %
Technorati is a popular blog directory service. It measures the popularity of a given blog as compared to all other sites that have been submitted to its system.
This blog currently has a Technorati rank of 255,487, which puts it in the top 0.36% of blogs tracked by Technorati."
This can't possibly be true. Somebody needs to fix their algorithms.
What a crock of shit. They must be trying to get me to buy something. Not happening.
I think I'll peel myself away from the computer, get showered, take GTO and her friend to Taystee Freeze for milk shakes, and try to talk them into going to the Zombie Walk with me.
Enjoy your Sunday.