I thought numbers didn’t matter?
They do — when they’re in your favor.
No snark intended, seriously.
Dmad: they don’t, but they do tell a story.
I love the fact that the browser is FF w / the del.icio.us extension .. two things that I can’t live w/out in my internet life.
You’re going to have a million visitors a day by July 6.
Numbers do matter. Regardless of industry, trade or event. Face it, if the Microsoft stock price started performing like your blog just did I am sure the investors would start coming back, the brain drain would stop and even more innovative products would come out.
Perhaps you leaving Microsoft will cause you to be even MORE critical of Microsoft once you get a different perspective. Personally I believe that would be a very good thing. As I am loyal Microsoft customer for over 20 years I am at the end of my rope dealing with the DCC’s and DE’s in my area as they NEVER, EVER return my emails.
Want to create a more human face to Microsoft respond to the customer emails regardless of how “small” they might be. Blogging helps but so does good old fashioned customer service. That is my perspective at least.
I just moved my site to WordPress and I wanted to know if your stats is a plugin and if so which one?
and yes numbers do matter…in more things than we care to realize.
You should ALSO compare this to the Alexa and of course Google Trends – these feeds auto-update
Look closely at June 11th
Scoble, I though you said you had 50,000 subscribers but your stats only show 4,000 page views a day except for the last couple of days. Is this all it takes to be an A-list blogger?
Not trying to be snarky (probably am), but I’ve always viewed Microsoft for being as creative with its marketshare as, um, you were when you claimed 12 times the traffic you actually get. Channel9 claims 3.5 million viewers/day – is that an “exaggeration” too?
Didn’t you get more traffic at radio.weblogs?
Anon: that page doesn’t show my subscribers. Only hits to the HTML page. I’ll post the subscriptions page tomorrow. I had 29,000+ RSS subscribers last time I looked.
[...] Step 3: Watch the hits roll in! Technorati Tags: scoble, scobleizer, blog, blog traffic [...]
So it takes jumping ship to hit the news to make the html-hits skyrocket?
Nevah woodah guess dit!
I see you’re going to have to change your details:
“Robert Scoble works at Microsoft (title: technical evangelist).”
w00t Fx :D, cool you use cocomment too, good service
The stats are not really saying it all. It seems the daily page views was hovering around 4,000 before the big news. That just doesn’t seem right. Even lowly schmucks like me get 4,000 page views a day.
Dharmesh: I have a lot of people who read me in their aggregators. According to my feed stats, last week I was at more than 23,000 RSS subscribers. Also, last week, I was averaging about 10,000 HTML hits. The graph makes it look at about 4,000, but it really was at about 10,000.
@7 who said “and yes numbers do matter…in more things than we care to realize. ”
Only if you let them, my friend.
you should all notice that 4,000 is about the lowest those numbers go, there are also some dots at around 19,000. and of course being a technical site you would expect RSS feed numbers would be pretty decent
@Kevin Baggs, the stats are a feature of wordpress.com. afaik you can’t get it for other wordpress blogs yet.
Google stats are notoriously low. Like way way low.
It once told my my main blog was getting 300 visits a day when Webalyzer on the server said it was 4,000.
I think you may have killed wordpress… I’ve been keeping an eye on my hits rising all day after your link – but it just reset to 0
ah nevermind, they fixed it.
@bobmorris: Maybe that’s because google don’t handle all the traffic for the internet! They just handle what people are searching for.
Indeed! That screenshot, though, tells me you need to install the coComment extension http://cocomment.com/tools/extension-install instead of clicking on the bookmarklet
Cheers (and congrats for the changes)
congratulations you are featured in the ft: http://news.ft.com/cms/s/e5847742-fa3c-11da-b7ff-0000779e2340.html (i am sure you know)I first read about you yesterday on a blog I regularly read: http://www.edbrill.com/ebrill/edbrill.nsf/dx/what-scoble-did-for-microsoft-and-a-similar-effect-at-ibm
congratulations to your new job.
[...] The last 5 days have been far more interesting than I ever would have imagined, most of it related to my post about Microsoft. I’ll get the big news out of the way first – Scoble picked up on it, and linked to me. AJ thinks he referred to me as insignificant, but I read it more as an example of how Microsoft looks after the little guy. While I have no doubt that a large part of the traffic coming my way is from his own readers, he’s also had a surge in traffic from the BBC and surely some of them checked out his other posts [...]
Allahu Akbar, my friend. Allahu Akbar!
what abt the blog title, it says “Scobleizer – Microsoft Geek Blogger”, will u change it
@3 Well if you are going to be a VP, then you better change that postion very quickly.
Those are pretty impressive numbers to begin with, and that was certainly quite a spike on the 11th and 12th! But we really wouldn’t expect anything less from you .
I’d be interested in knowing where you got the stats plugin too. My stats plugin sucks the big one!
I too was pretty curious about the stats page Robert shared but it seems it’s not a plug-in after all but instead a feature for blogs hosted on wordpress.com. See this link: http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/01/03/blog-stats/.
[...] Pero en el caso de Robert Scoble estoy mas que sorprendido; esto es un screenshot de sus estadísticas donde se ve, dejando de lado algunos picos (en Google Trends, o Alexa tambien se ve), que el promedio son 4000 visitantes diarios… [...]
[...] The screenshot Scoble posted recently of his WordPress stats made me wonder if my WordPress installation had the same page but I had somehow missed it. It didn’t. I searched for it thinking it must be a plugin I could install. It wasn’t. It turns out it’s set up for those who are hosting their blogs on wordpress.com directly. [...]
wow that is all i can say. u get a lot of readers and that is amazing. truly amazin.
I wish I could get traffic like that.
I somehow thought you’d have higher numbers than that…
Hmm… just an observation…
[...] After reading Robert Scoble's post about his blog stats, I figured I would take a look at the statistics for my site. Not expecting more than a small steady stream of readers, I was surprised at what I found. Incredibly surprised. Blown away!!! Sure, I recently blogged about Framework Design Guidelines, a book by Brad Abrams, which he then blogged about, which then ended up on the http://www.asp.net home page throughout last week, but this was nuts! Here, take a look:So, I ask you if Scoble's words are indeed true. Do "stats say it all"?Fortunately, in this case the stats are misleading. Apparently, when I recently changed a setting on my custom build of Community Server, I unknowningly created a redirect loop. So, while many rss readers will stop after a maximum number of redirects (at least Omea Reader does), most browsers may redirect forever.The bug has been found and fixed, but until I deploy the fix to my site, I expect the numbers to only slowly decline. Maybe I should deploy the fix sooner rather than later as my web hosting bill may be affected…hmmm…For now, I'm John Anthony the million dollar man José Alberto, the TWO million page view man! Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2006 5:23 PM by Jose Filed under: Personal [...]
94K, thanks for showing me the screenshot, I’ll never ever see such a number!!
One question if you are reading this: Will you be posting more of videos in your blog now?
[...] Exceptandu-l pe Zoso, care e de departe lider, si avand in vedere ca Vivi pune counter-ul de la trafic.ro pe fiecare pagina, inclusiv harta publicitatii online, se poate aproxima ca un A-list blogger din roblosfera are cam 15.000 de afisari pe luna. De exemplu, Robert Scoble, la scurt timp dupa ce a anuntat ca pleaca de la Microsoft sa se alature celor de la PodTech a inregistrat aproape 95.000 de pageviews in doua zile (dar atunci a fost o intreaga nebunie, pana si BBC-ul avand un link catre blogul lui), dar avand in medie cam 5-10.000 de pageviews pe zi sau 150.000-300.000 de pageviews pe luna. [...]