FranchiseFool & Web 2.0: Raising possible Doubt

question1I’ve been noticing something funny.

WordPress.com keeps an eye on a statistic called Referrers: “People clicked links from these pages to get to your blog.” (It’s an incomplete measurement but it’ll do for now.)

  • In the last week, FranchiseFool reached 28 countries (Google searches: Jan 20-26).

I don’t care much about the numbers of page views, although every month has seen a positive growth since I started in February 2008. Still, December 2008 was 4,028 views; January probably around 7,000 views. This may or may not be anything to sneeze at. I’ve never traded in volume goods or ideas.

You may notice that I do not allow any form of advertising because I think it’d distract the viewer (and me, for sure) from the central message of FranchiseFool which is:

  1. You’re not alone,
  2. There are lots of people out there who share your uneasiness about franchising, and
  3. many do not have enough technical knowledge to know “why” but are keen to learn.

Mine was always a very narrow focus, a niche market: Those dissatisfied with the normal caveat emptor or all-franchisees-are-stupid thought-terminating clichés (words used to stifle debate by people intent on covering up their guilty feelings) that pass for industry expertise.

As soon as I debug my son’s webcam, with your help, we’ll show what Web 2.0 can do to a house of cards. After all, if what I say is untrue, then what possible danger could we pose to a multi-trillion $, transnational empire?

Immediate Questions Arising (re: below of Referrers per Day)?

  1. Why is Poland so interested in FranchiseFool?
  2. Please someone tell me why one post, lebensunwertes Leben: A Life Unworthy of Life, “outsells” the 2nd most viewed post (Symbols: Strength through Unity) by a factor of 13.9 to 1 (8,783 v. 633)?
January %
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Total Total
1 pl Poland 3 2 172 40 9 5 1 232 46.0%
2 it Italy 3 4 10 25 11 1 9 63 12.5%
3 uk UK 1 18 7 2 5 3 36 7.1%
4 nl Netherlands 1 24 3 2 3 2 35 6.9%
5 es Spain 8 8 1 2 5 24 4.8%
6 ca Canada 3 4 6 2 5 20 4.0%
7 tr Turkey 11 2 2 15 3.0%
8 br Brazil 1 1 8 2 2 14 2.8%
9 be Belgium 1 3 2 3 2 11 2.2%
10 cl Chile 9 1 10 2.0%
11 at Austria 2 3 5 1.0%
12 ch Switzerland 1 1 1 2 5 1.0%
13 mx Mexico 3 2 5 1.0%
14 de Germany 4 4 0.8%
15 fr France 3 1 4 0.8%
16 ei Ireland 3 3 0.6%
17 ar Argentina 1 1 2 0.4%
18 in India 2 2 0.4%
19 kr Korea 2 2 0.4%
20 py Paraguay 2 2 0.4%
21 tw Taiwan 2 2 0.4%
22 za South Africa 2 2 0.4%
23 bo Bolivia 1 1 0.2%
24 dk Denmark 1 1 0.2%
25 hn Honduras 1 1 0.2%
26 jp Japan 1 1 0.2%
27 pe Peru 1 1 0.2%
28 ve Venezuela 1 1 0.2%
Total 19 22 238 114 44 26 41 504 100.0%
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2 Responses to FranchiseFool & Web 2.0: Raising possible Doubt

  1. My first guess is that you have a number of spam comments originating from a Polish server.

    If you can run Google’s free analytics program, you will probably get a better picture.

  2. Les Stewart says:

    Thanks Michael, I’ll do that,

    Les

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