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Friday, 19 January 2018

The Top Mega Post of 2018 Revealed!

Something very interesting shown when I look at the top ten CBO posts -monthly and weekly.

Out of the mega posts the lowest views (and I have to currently go by the stats Blogger provides) are for the Justice League of America posting.  Seriously?  That seems weird to say the least unless either the movie desperately disappointed fans or the stats are really off?

The second most viewed Megan post was, not surprisingly, the Avengers!  Even the "smaller" (I use that word tongue-in-cheek) follow-up posts.

Now that ought to give you a clue as to which post has been at the top position views-wise since it was posted: the Sub-Mariner. But why?  Well, I am not complaining though it would have been nice to have some feed-back on the post, but there is no Sub-Mariner movie planned or in production so why such a big interest?

I think it could be down to comic readers not really knowing much about the character.  In recent years -before he was beheaded (feck you, Marvel)- he had potential but writers and Marvel appeared to have no idea just who he was or his own personal code of ethics.  I read his appearances, including in The Illuminati where, being honest, I never recognised most of the characters let alone Namor. And then there is the fact that the character has been used in so many confusing stories that I often had to sit back and ask whether this was some alternative character.



Many people reading the comics today do not go back....let's say (for my own sanity) fifty years or so with the character.  And even then I was reading reprints of the 1940s/1950s stories.  Also having a full run of the Silver-Bronze Ages series meant that a reader could see the covers (and some art) from #1 -#72.  Not to mention other appearances -it was quite detailed!

Most of the You Tube and online items I've watched and read are confusing and often contradict themselves.

Maybe I am right.  Maybe I am wrong.  Who knows because I certainly never hear from readers!

Seems as though there is a lot of interest in Subby still.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Is It The Button On The Left or the Switch on the Right?


As I got bored I decided to look into this whole business of diminishing (sudden and drastic) views of CBO.

the thing is that the Google+ views of CBO posts -which bring those people here have increased in the last month.  Views of the CBO posts on the Black Tower Face Book page have increased which makes me think that something is wrong with Blogger Stats again.

But I decided to look at the all-time CBO views so here you go -countries in order and all time views from each.









All Time Page views by Countries

Graph of most popular countries among blog viewers
EntryPage views
United States
1169807
China
1128609
United Kingdom
156546
Russia
126306
France
106397
Ukraine
86641
Germany
73667
Bulgaria
17992
Poland
17845
Romania
13295

kTo back this up I wanted to see whether there had been a change in the way people view or the gateways used to visit CBO so here are all time CBO access systems.

All Time Page views by Browsers

EntryPageviews
Firefox
1913430 (58%)
Internet Explorer
619810 (18%)
Chrome
513777 (15%)
Safari
121580 (3%)
Opera
46519 (1%)
SimplePie
27840 (<1%)
Mobile Safari
12775 (<1%)
BingPreview
12673 (<1%)
Mobile
4898 (<1%)
Maxthon
3551 (<1%)
Image displaying most popular browsers
And let's not leave out the operating systems:

All Time Page views by Operating Systems

EntryPageviews
Windows
2881473 (87%)
Macintosh
128136 (3%)
Android
82778 (2%)
Linux
81128 (2%)
iPad
41937 (1%)
iPhone
37157 (1%)
Unix
9287 (<1%)
Other Unix
7064 (<1%)
iPod
3848 (<1%)
compatible
3567 (<1%)
Image displaying most popular platforms

The point is that nothing appears to have changed. Google+ views increased in the last month.  FB views increased in the last month. CBO views dramatically dropped in the last month -which makes no sense if the previous two are entrance points to CBO posts.

It seems this has to be a technical problem -if the daily stats are somewhat disheartening to look at.

Gods save us from technology!

It does mean my Dr Strange mega post is not going to appear, however.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Thousands Vanish! Where Are They?


Before I did all the recent postings of many hundreds of images and many many thousand of words (I stopped checking when it got to over 100,000 words) CBO was getting daily views of between 2,000-5,000.

I decide to go out on a big bang because you are not going to find post like this elsewhere.

Okay, you are waiting to find out just how many extra views CBO is getting, right?

Zero.  I am not kidding.  In fact, the number of CBO views has decreased dramatically. Since the first mega post (the Avengers one) CBO is struggling to make 700 views a day.

Does that make any sense?  Oh, the number of moaning comments (most deleted) rose by 100%.  But I checked blog settings, audience distribution -everything.  There appears to be no logical reason for a sudden and massive drop in views.

Look at this -

Pageviews by Countries

Graph of most popular countries among blog viewers
EntryPageviews
United States
143
Ukraine
110
United Kingdom
44
Brazil
14
France
13
Russia
10
Poland
6
Canada
5
Portugal
4
Australia
3

All the same as usual but thousands have vanished.  I thought it might be a New Year and back to work but it is now the 16th January.  Bloggers tend not to talk to one another so problems rarely get announced.

Web tools shows everything is fine and since I do not earn a penny from any of this I'm not worried.  Millions of people have visited since 2011 so they know where CBO is!

Just part of blogging which I am happy to say that I am now encouraged to back away from.

Also,my notes show that something similar happened twice before when the number of views screwed up figures on this blog -it turned out on those occasions that views had increased by a few thousand and Blogger stats could not cope.

Hey-ho!