I’m sure nobody has noticed but I’ve been posting quite a bit this week. The posts that I have made does not show in the homepage because I prevented it from showing up in there. Why did I do this? Why did I hide my posts? (The reason after the jump)
It’s simply because the posts I’ve made are very offtopic from the posts I usually write for this blog. If you would check out my categories section, you would notice a new category named “Ragnarok“. I just thought of that category this week and I’ve already made several posts for that category.
Also another reason for that is I wanted to isolate my ragnarok posts so that I can monitor their traffic for my Stumble Upon test. Since the posts could not be found in the homepage, Google will not index them as fast as it usually does. This is because when Google crawls my site, it won’t be able to find them in the homepage so they won’t get crawled. The only way Google will discover them is through my sitemaps.
So I stumbled my Ragnarok posts, tagged them as “video games” and I’ve noticed this in my visitor logs.
- For December 26, 2007 – 2 posts stumbled
- For December 25, 2007 – 4 posts stumbled
Observations on StumbleUpon
I gained traffic on the day I stumbled these posts under the video game category. However, the posts I stumbled on December 25, 2007 received only 1-2 hits on December 26, 2007. So what does this tell me? It tells me that StumbleUpon is good only for 1 day of traffic. It did give me a spike in traffic on the same day I stumbled the posts.
What do you think?
Since this is my first time doing this, I’m not sure if I was doing the right thing or perhaps I did something wrong that’s why I only got one day traffic. Your thoughts are welcome.