6/24/2008

JustGoFishin Visitors vs Hits

We have really been pleased with the kind of response we are getting at JustGoFishin.com. We thank you for visiting our search engine and hope you keep coming back to find the recourses you need at JustGoFishin.

As we've been talking with other companies about JustGoFishin, it's common to find to have some people inflate there number of visitors to there site. Some knowingly, others unknowingly. I just had a company on the phone today tell me that they will get 9 million hits this year to there website. I told him that we will have about 2 million visitors to JustGoFishin. He quickly changed the subject to something else.

I just like to be straight with people and hopefully educate them along the way. When you have 1 visitor navigate to your website that will generate anywhere from 50 to 150 hits. Heavily advertised pages will generate many hits with one visitor.

At JustGoFishin, when we say were getting 5,000 visitors a day thats what we mean. We don't throw up a smoke screen and pump ourselves up by converting our visitors to hits. We could say that we get 50,000 hits a day, but we don't... that would be deceptive. We choose to measure our performance by how many actual visitors are coming to JustGoFishin.

We watch our website popularity ranking by visiting alexa.com. Alexa.com is simply a listing of all websites on the web sorted by traffic. So you can go there and see how JustGoFishin.com is ranking. You can also see how your own website is ranking.

Just for kicks we did a comparison of other well known websites in the Texas Coastal Bend.

As you can see JustGoFishin has a very strong ranking. Compared to other sites in our area. We hope this helps in taking the mystery out of how a website is performing. We hope that Everyday is a Great Fishin Day.

So when someone is telling you how much traffic they are getting on there website... checkout Alexa.com.

1 comment:

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Alexa Internet, is a California-based subsidiary company of Amazon.com that is best known for operating a website that provides information on the web traffic to other websites.
Alexa collects information from users who have installed an “Alexa Toolbar,” allowing them to provide statistics on web site traffic, as well as lists of related links. It uses these data to form Alexa ranking. There is some controversy over how representative Alexa’s user base is of typical Internet behavior. If Alexa’s user base is a fair statistical sample of the internet user population, Alexa’s ranking should be quite accurate. A known source of bias is the self-selecting, opt-in nature of Alexa traffic tracking software installation, but the significance of this bias on rankings is not reported. Alexa ranking measures traffic ranking collected from Alexa toolbar users. High alexa ranking has no relationship with high google ranking, yahoo ranking, and etc.
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