10,000 Page Views! Most Views in One Day!
Don’t ask me how it happened, but the website suddenly hit two milestones at once! I was waiting for the site to reach 10,000 views, and it was by chance that the Negima finale post came out when it did. Actually, that post didn’t have as many hits as I might have thought, so the large traffic that day was still mildly confusing. Not that I’m complaining, since it’s always good to see people viewing my old work.
Of course as many of you can see, my website doesn’t get as many hits as most other anime blogs do. I knew about the traffic other people get for a while, with many getting 300-400 hits every day, while the really popular ones get 3000-4000 a day. There are a lot of reasons for this, like subject matter, the resources of the website (wallpapers, etc), or just having a consistent schedule. Plus I’ve always been nervous when it comes to asking for blogroll exchanges. But I know the big reason for my relatively low traffic, and that’s simply because I focus on manga instead of anime.
Websites like AnimeNano have a much larger amount of people dealing with anime than manga. While this does mean that a website like mine is more unique, it also means there will be much fewer people who actually go to that site looking for manga. I’ve tried to find other places where a manga blogger would be better noticed, but there really aren’t many places I know of for that.
Now I don’t mean any of this as a plea for sympathy or anything. If I really cared that much about getting hits, I would have done posts on anime from the start. The whole reason I started a manga focused blog, if I haven’t said it, is specifically because there isn’t very many bloggers or reviewers out there that focus on it. The fact that I can get even this many people reading my work shows that it’s all been worth it.
By the way, here’s an interesting trivia fact. The previous record for most hits in one day was set in November. All because I decided to insult a popular franchise. Keep that in mind if you ever want more hits.