Saturday, June 21, 2008

First 24-hours of Data

Now that Google Analytics is working I took a look at my statistics and in 24 hours I've had over 100 hits! WTF!? One hundred people! The map chart on the Analytics page shows that they are from all over the world.

This didn't sound right so I looked into it. I found that 80% of them were coming from Ron Gilbert's often incoherent and bitter ramblings about the Game Industry. He says that not me, that is his sub-title for his blog Grumpy Gamer. Just didn't want you to think I was the saying that about his blog. Granted it's completely accurate description, but I still thought it a good idea to point out that he said it not me. The man created Monkey Island and shouldn't be trifled with. Point being Ron posted about Spore's character creator and penises, but really who hasn't this last week? Anyway here is the basic post:
With the release of the Spore Creature Creator, it should come as no surprise to anyone that the first thing most people want to do is create genitalia. I certainly hope it's not a surprise to Wil and the crew at SporeCo. I have no doubt that smart scientists using today's modern super computers could calculate the "time to penis" of any game editor.
Looking through the comments I found:
Posted by Andrew Herron
Why make genitalia when you can make animals that look like porn scenes? :)
So first off, thanks for the link Andy! I call him Andy because that's the name of his blog, Andy's Blog. So I'm assuming he isn't a nut case like me who feels he has to correct people who call him by a shortened version of his name. Really though, my dad and I have the same name, so he is Joe and I am Joseph!

Granted all these hits on this site starts me off with completely unrealistic expectations for what future traffic data will show, but I'm getting used to disappointment. sniff... its not like anybody but Bughunter comments. Even my mom who occasionally reads this blog, and wants one of those mugs by the way, doesn't even comment. Though on second thought maybe its best that she doesn't... yeah probably for the best.


Simon Wittber said...

Analytics is great for tracking, I use it too.

Just wait until you see your first reddit/digg spike. 1000% traffic jumps make for impressive analytics graphs.

Spyder said...

Yeah Andy is what everyone calls me. I started shortening my name for a variety of different reasons, these days it's mostly because my Boss's name is also Andrew and it would be very confusing otherwise :)

Joseph B. Hewitt IV said...

Screw Digg. I dugg a Furry new article awhile ago and I guess a bunch of other people from work did the same. They saw a bunch of diggs from new accounts from the same IP and cut off my account as part of their sweep.

I wrote them about it and convinced their customer service guy to reactivate my account so I could keep my normal user name. He said he would but it didn't work and he stopped answering my mail.

Bjorn Bednarek said...

I still read your blog mate. And you don't even need to get me in with Spornogrophy.

Word verification = Roajjine. I'll be using that next time I face a character creation screen and waste 30 minutes trying to think of a name.

BugHunter said...

Oh great. Now I'm linked in with the whole sporn business. ;)

bjorn, I'm totally going to steal that idea. I'm terrible with character names.

The mighty Uzzoc! I like the sound of that.

Joseph B. Hewitt IV said...

I love that fact that it took Will Wright porn to get people commenting on the Blog.

Unfortunately/Fortunately I don't get a new RPG name because I don't have to suffer through the word verification on my own blog when I'm signed in.