A Milestone…Of Sorts

Yesterday, The Doc File rolled over 50,000 page views. That seems like a nice thing, but since the statistics aren’t all that reliable, it’s hard to take much meaning from it:

  • The Doc File has existed since the summer of 2006, and these statistics only go back to May 2008.
  • Google Stats are not considered to be incredibly accurate.
  • Of the 50,000 page views, roughly 30,000 of them have come this year alone.
  • Google reports no stats to me from September 2008-August 2009 or September 2010-August 2011, so in addition to the nearly two years at the beginning of The Doc File’s run where I have no stats, there are two additional years in the middle where I have no stats.
So, if all of this is largely meaningless, why even mention it? It’s a good question, and I guess the only answer is that I’m one of those guys who gets excited by milestone numbers on the odometer of my car.


Derek Oxford 8/25/12, 9:48 AM  

I bet the 30,000 views this year stem largely from the fact you post a link to your page on your Facebook now, whereas you hadn't done that previously.

Even though I have been a proud The Doc File subscriber for over four years.

Luke 8/27/12, 9:57 AM  


You're definitely right—huge spike in views since I started posting on Facebook.

I wish my stats went back further so I could have better comparisons between my posts from back in the day to now. Unfortunately, I only have about 1.5-2 years of data from before this year, and almost no data from back in 2007 and 2008 when I posted a lot.

I appreciate your loyalty—four years is a long time!

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