Heh, so I do a post on browsers, and how FireFox is still my favorite despite Chrome having some cool new features, and my hits from Google Search Engine Terms drops by 95%. That’s how you can tell when you’ve irritated the kiddies. 🙄
One of my most popular posts for over 2 years now isn’t even showing up in my Views stats since I did the browser post. Interesting, no? Each day, one of my top 5 posts drops off the map. And the rest of my stats are rolling ‘round the basement floor.
WordPress decided to play a stats joke on me. Maybe they got you too?
This is what I saw on my dashboard on Friday.
Wow, right? WOW! Wait a minute!
A mouse-over showed this:
So I did a little more research on my stats thing. Could be WordPress, right? I mean, my hits took a hit – no pun intended – after they put me on the front page a couple of years ago.
This is what I found:
I had some things in my referrer list from a strange URL. I looked up the URL. It looked like this:
The source URL?
It looked like this:
So instead of people coming to my page when they click a link, they get a re-direct message.
Tell me again that Google doesn’t muck around with its search algorithms.
Things that make you go, “Hmmm.”