Sunday, 6 March 2011
Hypothesis (Probably) Disproved
One of my earlier posts, "The Peter Principle" has had over 1300 views, and I was trying to figure out why. The premise I came up with was that this post contained two image files with the words Naked, computer, fat guy in their file names.
So I posted Biggest, Best, More and awaited the Stats results with interest.
After 4 days, it's only had 34 hits, not exactly bounding to the top of the popularity heap, so my initial estimate is that my theory is wrong. If the popularity of a post depended on the salacious names of files, then image searches should have produced more hits. I'll leave the post in place for another couple of months, just in case the search engine database requires more time to establish the file names in such a small out-of-the-way web page like my post.
What is also surprising, is the rapid ascension of "Walking the Dog"
It's tearing up the league table of hits, and at the current rate will soon overtake The Peter Principle.
Beats me why.