Thursday, October 15, 2009

Ranking on UrbanSpoon usurped???

Just a short bit of me venting...

I happened to notice that my ranking on Urban Spoon had been taken over by another blogger's site. Upon further inspection, I come to find that this particular blogger is pimping out their "reviews" (aka 3-4 sentences without much substance...or identity, for that matter)- all over the country but they seem to have risen out of nowhere.

With less than 1/3 of my blog postings in the Philadelphia area, they amazingly have much more traffic linked through Urban Spoon in such a short span of time.

I could be completely wrong on this one but I'm guessing that these people have way too much time on their hands. Am I insinuating that they could be falsifying stats for their own benifit by clicking their own link? I don't know but I'm not buying that amount of traffic just comes out of thin air. As a part time project manager, I'm familiar with statistical spikes, laws, etc. Unless their followers in New Mexico, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, etc are clicking their Philly blog reviews, it doesn't add up. I know that I'm not too concerned about what's going on in Santa Fe eateries right now...maybe it's just me.

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