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Talking to Spiders

This blogging experience is an odd one.

When asked about it now, I tend to say that I'm writing for spiders since they constitute the bulk of my audience. It looks like we are averaging two humans visitors a day compared with perhaps a dozen robots. That is just a little better than talking to myself I suppose. Maybe I shouldn't have watched 'Beautiful Mind' last evening - the idea of choosing to ignore one's delusions is really quite disturbing.

Before we introduced Hitslink I operated on the assumption that there was a real likely hood of a regular readership and the whole series of daily streaming samples and before that podcasts was built on that assumption. But now we know that the blog is good for drawing the spiders attention to new material, changes to pages and new pages on the main site. Individual blog pages do sometimes appear in the main search engine pages and attract the occasional visitor but it is becoming evident that they time expire fairly soon and the main pages take over on the keywords for which they are optimized.

Activity on the site seems to be picking up after the summer lull and we are even making headway on generic keywords like 'classical mp3s', otherwise composer + mp3 or all / part of the title of a specific piece or its catalog number produce most of the traffic.

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