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Blog Readers (Audience Research)

Writing this blog is an odd experience - particularly when it became clear that the majority audience was robots. That has been compounded recently by erratic updates on Yahoo's listing of links to the site. It appears that Alta Vista is continuing to accumulate each entry in it's list of links but Yahoo is getting increasingly selective as to which it includes. Never the less these entries do get picked up in the search engines and occasionally match someone's search criteria.

Looking back at this month it has been very noticeable that we have attracted quite a few human readers. In particular our Google Jagger Update commentary has not only attracted visitors but the average viewing time of some of those articles has been exceptionally high (I didn't think that the text was that dense - perhaps it prompted some checking by the more skeptical). I'm not sure how to respond to this - it seems pretty clear that this aspect of our website development is of interest so we will look to sustain that as the opportunity arises - which we hope is never again!

In the mean time the product_info page update is complete - if you are one of those skeptical observers you can check them out from our Contemporary Music Store - subtle context link or wot.

The article submission tool is on line now so I'll be reporting on our experience with that over the next few days

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