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:
- You’re not alone,
- There are lots of people out there who share your uneasiness about franchising, and
- 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)?
- Why is Poland so interested in FranchiseFool?
- 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)?