I recently exchanged notes with another detectorist/blogger, and we have both come to the conclusion that detectorists do not like to read, but love too look at videos and photos. How do we know this? Because we read and study the statistics that our blog program provides, and because it’s always evident from the comments we receive, or as in this case, do not receive.
The analytics can tell us how many people visit our site, and how many views (pages they click on) occur on a daily basis. We can also find out the most popular day and hour for visitors to our blog. In my case it happens to be Wednesday at 9am. Since starting the blog in February 2012 I’ve posted 545 blog posts.
The SS post with the most comments? Who Wants a PAS Here? – February 2, 2014, followed by It Is Indeed About Me– February 18, 2014. The PAS post was most gratifying in that there were so many different individuals responding, and a lot of good back and forth took place.
Both the other blogger and I agreed that the blog posts we deemed the best, most informative or most important, usually resulted in the fewest visitors and views. Sadly, those that offered photos and/or videos almost always fared better. Apparently thinking is out of the question, but if it’s funny, and/or doesn’t involve a lot of brain power, we’re cool.
My Facebook page is pretty much reflective of this as well, with links involving high profile stories such as the Oak Island Treasure and the recent Nazi Gold train receiving a greater number of views.
I’m thinking all this goes along with the lack of response when it comes to the three national organizations. If they ask for help, money or support, nada. Hold an event, charge them more money than they will come home with, and it’s all good.
So goes it in the wonderful, whacky world of treasure hunting….