Thursday, 14 September 2017

This blog is (apparently) being killed...

Blog Views here have taken another big hit, between 17th and 18th of August, with a sudden halving in daily Views - a change that seems permanent.

Graph of Blogger page views

This is the second whammy the blog has suffered in 2017; the earlier one of April 21 being noted in a previous post (it is the V at the right side of the graph) - perhaps to do with a change by Google searches that affected mainly the old posts, because daily Views of new blog posts weren't much affected at that time.

Graph of Blogger page views

However, the recent (17-18 August) change (shown in the top graph) has hit the Views of new posts; which suddenly, in one day, dropped to less than half the usual - and stayed there.

For whatever reason, and after many years of incremental growth in Views (albeit with a plateau around 2013-15) it looks-like this blog is being strangled, squashed, air-brushed... whether specifically or as a part of some more general trend, I don't know.

There is nothing I intend to do about this - nothing, ultimately, I can do (certainly, I am not looking for sympathy!); but I thought You Ought To Know...


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