Popular Posts?

I’m to much of a one for stats on my blog. Now that I am using the WordPress app on my iPad, though, they are the first thing I see when I open it up to write.

I have to admit, it’s nice to see numbers of people who’ve visited. More fascinating, though, is the top ranking posts each week. There are the posts I’ve published that week – which you’d expect – but also random ones from years ago. They seem to spike, and I have no idea why.

This week, there were three that just seemed to come from nowhere…

A Sheltered Woman is a short story and The Other Child a domestic thriller. Both are from 2015. Cinderella Girl is a Scandi Noir from 2016. As far as I’m aware there is nothing ‘special’ about these books, even though they were good reads. There is no TV shows being made, for example, that might lead people to search for them.

So I am assuming this is more likely to be linked to some type of internet bot thing. And I’m just interested in how it works. Anyone out there who understands blogging more than me that can shed light?




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