Thursday, January 10, 2008

Comments are not Hits-------HUH?

Albero certainly has his panties bunched up over a city vehicle being at Bill Gordy's place of business in Delmar. At the risk of sounding like Albero I respectfully ask---so what? The man is a volunteer chief officer and is on call. One of the perks to the position is that he has a vehicle to respond in. It should be made perfectly clear he does not respond to every single alarm struck in Salisbury. The alarms he would respond to would certainly be of some magnitude, which is not an everyday occurrence.

But let’s get to the real gist of his post. It’s been a couple of slow days for Albero and his hits are down. He knows a post about the fire dept is the magic key to up the ante on hits so he creates this supererogatory situation asserting malfeasance on the part of Chief Gordy. He extends this crookedness to include the Chief of Department and the Mayor.

Instantly his comment numbers increase, indicating that his “hits” are over the top. When called out on the fact that he only post negative comment to get hits he boldly proclaims:

joealbero said...
"Comments are NOT hits, you Idiot! I don't know what fool told you that but there's at least two of you now."

Now I have never claimed to be the smartest person on Earth but it occurs to me a “hit” on a site takes place when someone clicks on the address for the site and in essence signs on to it even if just for the entertainment factor. Now, in order to comment on a site you first must sign on to it and if you sign on to it you have created a “hit.” Therefore I would venture to say comments constitute “hits”.

If I were wrong would someone please explain it to me? I must agree with the comment proclaiming the negativity serves but one purpose and that being to create hits and comments. And it should also be noted that the manner of the comments again holds quite a resemblance to the inherent ramblings of Albero himself.

Things that make you go Hmmmmm.


gull92 said...


Keep in mind, he's an admitted high school dropout. We're not dealing with the sharpest tool in the shed here.

Gunpowder Chronicler said...

I've been in the web design/development/deployment business since 1994.

Comments are hits.

Jihad Joe is wrong.

Anyone surprise?

Just about every analytics tool in the world will look at any request for a page as a hit. Even if it is just the googlebot crawling your page and indexing it, it's a hit.


Where it gets tricky is calculating "unique visitors" and "unique page views".

TomCat said...

In my opinion comments are better than hits! But I'm and idiot, what do I know?

straight shooter said...

I'm an idiot too.

Gunpowder Chronicler said...

We all, are apparently idiots. But, it is far better for people to THINK that we are idiots, than to CONFIRM that fact by opening our mouths and sounding like it.

Like some "people"....

Idiot! said...

No, Im an idiot!

Anonymous said...

I'm an idiot also because I have no idea what the heck a "googlebot" is????????

Gunpowder Chronicler said...

Googlebot is the automated program that "crawls" sites and registers the links it finds with the search engine.

TomCat said...

So this would explain if you googled "Wicomico County Sheriff's Dept" You would get 82 links to Joe's web site.

Dave said...

Comments are hits and I would also agree that comments are the best hits, because it shows it wasn't a bot or someone not interested in your topic. The point of any website or blog is to have viewers that are actually interested in your comment.

Bad Joe doesn't know what his talking about..

And let me take this moment to thank you for your blog, have been enjoying reading it.

Soapbox said...

Thanks Dave.

I appreciate you and all the visitors to this BLOG. I try to keep it as interesting and honest as possible.