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Saturday, February 12, 2011

WE CAN BEAT ANY LOCAL WEBSITE NUMBERS!!! NEW UPDATE 2-11-2011: Hermann Missouri Business Alert: Beware of Local Website Offering Snow Jobs, the same Site That Makes Outlandish Uncorroborated Internet Traffic Claims

HERMANN MO NEWS  topped 10,000 unique visitors in a month on January 26, 2011 !!! It took us LESS THAN 4 MONTHS  to achive this!!!  We Now Far exceed that 10,000 number!!!
 email us hitmethankyou@hotmail.com and Poor Richard will send you a screen shot attachment for you to see for yourself.  I promise not to try and sell you anything!!!


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A Word A Day — gasconade

gasconade
 
PRONUNCIATION:
(gas-kuh-NAYD)

MEANING:
noun: Boastful talk.
verb intr.
: To boast extravagantly.


ETYMOLOGY:
From French gasconnade, from gasconner (to boast), after Gascon, a native of the Gascony region in France. First recorded use: 1709.


NOTES:
Were people from Gascony full of boast and bravado? Not necessarily. Historical rivalries lead one people to generalize others' names as having some shortcoming and some of those names become part of the language. Other examples of such words are solecism solecism, Boeotian, and fescennine.


USAGE:
“Stanley Hauerwas's explanation is not appreciated in an era of instant broadcast and electronic gasconade.”
Irony at UVa; The Richmond Times-Dispatch (Virginia); Aug 2, 2010.



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We notice on a recent web search Hermann Mo News again was found on PAGE 1.  We also noticed that the web site that keeps claiming to break local web Traffic Records, was also on page 1 but under 'Sponsored Links,' THAT MEANS THE HAD TO PAY $$$ TO GET ON PAGE 1. If they really are so popular, why is it they have to pay to get recognized by google?
See for yourself, CLICK ON link below:
http://search.mywebsearch.com/mywebsearch/GGmain.jhtml?st=hp&searchfor=Lastest%20Weather%20For%20Hermann%20Mo.&ptnrS=ZZyyyyyyyyus&ptb=3971bc27-c574-457d-8f57-a43ca749610b&n=77dd9c72

A local Hermann Missouri website has made a very odd claim of 10,000+ page views in a single day.  The site in question does not appear to have enough content to explain this high volume.  So we checked it out. 
Alexa Rank: 116078 countynewslive.com Down 31155 ranksDown 31155 ranks. 
WE SEE NO SPIKE IN ALEXA GRAPH ABOVE!!!


Page Views does NOT necessarily mean increased traffic.  If the same people keep returning over and over that would boost page views.  It should also be noted that when you land on web site and they only offer a headline and one sentence description and then you click READ MORE, you have just been counted as 2 page views to read ONE story.  Even worse, you finish reading the story, then what...you click on HOME and...yet another page view is counted...that's 3 PAGE VIEWS and you only read ONE STORY!!!

If you are a subscriber and log in, that also counts as an added page view.  There are many techniques web sites use to boost page view numbers.  In other words, bragging about page views is very self serving and really doesn't SELL ANYTHING!!!


Lets Review:


1) You land at the web site = 1 page view

2) You Login = another 1 page view
3) You Land on the sites HOME page = another 1 page view

4) You find a story your interested in and click READ MORE = another 1 page view
5) You Finish reading the story and then click HOME because there is nothing left on the page to read this = 
another 1 page view
SUMMARY OF 1-5
If you are a subscriber to the un-named web site to read one story on that web site totals 5 counted Page Views, in fact any time you click on anything on a web site it counts as a Page View unless that click takes you to a totally different web site, then it is considered an exit link.
In other words, bragging about page views is very self serving and really DOESN'T SELL ANYTHING!!!


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 Why Didn't They Provide A Link to Prove Their Claim? 






Why don't they have a visible visitor counter? ALL WEB SITES HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO HAVE A WEEKLY COUNTER THAT IS VISIBLE TO THE VISITOR!!!

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A local Hermann Missouri website has made a very odd claim of 10,000+ visits in a single day.  The site in question does not appear to have enough content to explain this high volume.  So we checked it out.

The site seems to be using this claim as an advertising gimmick to drum up ad business.  They claim their source for these numbers is Alexa.com, however when we looked them up on said site we could not confirm their claims. We did notice on Alexia.com that the local site gets 55% of its traffic from facebook users yet has less than 500 facebook friends.


Upstream Sites

Which sites did users visit immediately preceding local site in question?
% of Unique Visits Percent of visits to (uniqued daily by user) preceded by a visit to the upstream site. Upstream Site
55.24% facebook.com
24.76% google.com
11.43% youtube.com
5.71% ngnn.com
2.86% visithermann.com


Furthermore we also noticed that to read most of their stories on the site one must click READ MORE, which counts as another page view (visit) to the same story, this is a cleaver way inflating actual web traffic.  We also noticed unusually big jumps in their 'viewers currently online counter' every time we clicked to another page the number increased by more than just couple.


Web Traffic numbers are very easy to manipulate so we feel it is necessary to WARN Area Businesses not to just take the word of the ad man, do a little research yourself!



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18 comments:

  1. Beware the charlatan ad men, fast-talking salesmen and slick marketers!

    I hate those sites which put a sentence or two on page 1 and then make you "click thru" on "Read More" to read the rest of a short report. Just a cheap gimmick to double their "page view" statistics which they use to sell ad space to busy unsuspecting advertisers! A smart advertiser sets up his advertising so that he can track which ads are actually bringing new business through his front door.

    Dick Schaefer
    Hermann Hearsay

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  2. Poor Richard - Thanks for the tip! I will be careful. Allen

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  3. Appalling! I didn't know this happened!

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  4. Capt. Louis RenaultJanuary 24, 2011 at 12:55 AM

    I'm shocked, shocked to find that a website operator would make such outlandish, uncorroborated claims! Yes, Ricky I'm very shocked!

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  5. Another example of "OVER-PROMISE AND UNDER-DELIVER!"

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  6. No kiddin'!? Payin' to get on Page 1 of a
    Google search! Sponsored ad! Wonder what ya gotta pay for such a thing?!

    Payin' for ads, sellin' ads, self-promotin' your own website! It all takes a lot of dad-burned time!

    Ha ha ha!

    Guess you're sunk now, Poor Richard! How ya gonna keep up 'lessin you start buying ads yourself! Wanna buy an ad on Hermann Hearsay?

    Jimmy Oldsun
    Editor
    Hermann Hearsay

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  7. Looks like the bullshit-o-meter is fired back up again. You would think his arm would never heal from patting himself on the back all the time! Glad I'm not the only one who sees it that way. Keep up the great work Ricky were proud of you.

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  8. If you understand google's use of algorithms in determining search results, you would not waste your money on sponsored ads.

    I never click on a sponsored ads because they are a waste your time. 99% of the time, the sponsored ad doesn't even apply to what you are specifically looking for!

    PR2011

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  9. Thanks Richard your right on the mark again! I noticed this before when I logged on to the Brand X website their viewers always doubled. I'm glad I haven't wasted my time or money on this scam. Since you report facts and truth you will succeed were the others will fail. Cletus and Fred

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  10. Word-of-mouth advertising is the best! If people like the quality of your content, they will tell other people! Continuously improve your content and people will rush to your blog! Every minute spent on worrying about what your competitor is doing is a minute that you don't have to improve your own blog site! So simple!

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  11. Thank you for the kind words Fred & Cletus!

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  12. I appreciate learning the meaning and entymology of the word "Gasconade". Pretty interesting!

    Self-promotion, self-aggrandizement! Wouldn't it be much better (and less costly) to focus on the quality and quantity of website content, so that one's readers would tell others about the wonderful website they had found?! I know you agree with me, Poor Richard.

    I like the changes you have made to your website format. That's continuous improvement and those are the kind of improvements that will attract more readers to your site! Keep focusing on QUALITY! Readers are searching for QUALITY content that is also FREE! Let the others run around like chickens with their heads cut off over-selling their sites, over-charging their subscribers and advertisers, over-promising and under-delivering, focusing on what their competitors are doing rather than what their customers are wanting!

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  13. I can't believe that this "cyber war" is raging right here in Hermann!

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  14. Caveat emptor.

    Were I an advertiser, I would make that website publisher a deal. For each person (prospective buyer) who tells me that they heard about my products or services through the online website, I will pay a $5 finder fee. If they actually purchase my product/service, I will pay them $15. I pay for results ... not page views! Fair enough, doncha think?!

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  15. "Snow Job Central" - We will snow your ass every chance we get!

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  16. Wise to the Snow JobFebruary 5, 2011 at 5:34 PM

    Why become a middleman for Snow Jobs? Information mining, you get name, address, phone number, IP address. All that info can then be sold to other internet marketers and racketeers.

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