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Blog Summary: 2017

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Top Posts 2017

Top Posts 2017

Plumbing and car troubles continue to plague folks in Search Engine City.

If I could monetize my broom handle thread IP, I’d be rich, I tell you, rich.

Some interesting (and rounded) numbers from the ads you (presumably) don’t see, because adblocking.

The blog gets just under 30 k page views/month, call it 1 k/day. Because most of the traffic arrives from search engines, each viewer looks at only 1.6 pages. Dividing the two suggests 18 k viewers/month.

WordPress now shows 90 k ad impressions/month. Dividing 90 k impressions by 18 k viewers gives 5 ad impressions/viewer, which is about what you’d expect from the three ads appearing on the main page and each post seen individually: 3 ads/page × 1.6 page views/visitor = 4.8 ads/visitor.

Before the big WP advertising push, they reported 15 k ad impressions/month for roughly the same 30 k page views/month and 1.6 pages/visitor. At one ad per page (which I don’t know for sure, but it seems reasonable), 30 k views should produce 30 k ad impressions. I can’t account for the discrepancy.

Those of you using ad blockers (which I highly recommend!) don’t know what you’re missing.

Onward, into the New Year …

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  1. #1 by Olli on 2018-01-04 - 11:42

    “Those of you using ad blockers (which I highly recommend!) don’t know what you’re missing.”

    Turned off all the blockers and voila all kinds of “soft adventures” popped up on the screen, sorry but I’m not Wilt Chamberlain.

  2. #2 by Olli on 2018-01-05 - 12:00

    Interesting…
    “Cryptocurrency Miners Exploiting WordPress Sites”
    https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2017/10/cryptocurrency-mining-wordpress/

    • #3 by Ed on 2018-01-05 - 19:02

      If it’s any consolation, this is a “free blog” on wordpress.com and they’re handling all the machinery: I specifically do not want an IT project in addition to writing my notes!

      • #4 by Olli on 2018-01-06 - 10:27

        Ah I’m immune to virtual seduction. My email is full of “bed bugs” i.e. messages from “the matuska’s daughters” or “desperate russian beauties”. Keep it comin’ the SNR of your site is excellent.

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