Sunday, May 4, 2008

#5000 Stopped By

According to my sitemeter, The Ancient One received hit #5000 on Friday, May 2 at 7:13 p.m. It appeared to have come from a Salisbury, NC domain. But based on time at the visitor's location, I suspect it originated here in the Los Angeles area. That conclusion also comes from the Google search that led #5000 to sites related to "ccpt 2008 season." [Note: a later post today will display the flyer for the upcoming CCPT auditions.]

While I feel pretty good about reaching this milestone, I also have come to the conclusion that Sitemeter does not catch all visits to the site. Unless I am mistaken, it misses most of those that bring people who have clicked on a BlogRush widget. And I have noticed several times that people have left comments on posts at times when Sitemeter does not record visits.

Yet questioning the accuracy of the meter is a bit like picking nits. I simply appreciate visits from all who stop by and appreciate the comments that you leave. And now back to more meaningful, less self-serving posts.


Kalynne Pudner said...

How do you know it misses people who come via widget?

Congrats on 5000, Leon!

Leon said...

Hi Kalynne: My BlogRush report indicates what I believe are the number of visits generated by the widget. But only rarely does the "Referring URL" line in the sitemeter detail indicate that the visitor linked from a widget. For your visit, it showed that you came from a Google site. :~)

Shauna Roberts said...

Congratulations on your 5000th visitor!