I don’t know about you. But I am a slave to numbers and statistics and can’t help following my WordPress statistics telling me about pageviews – not at least pageviews per post.
There are huge differences in the number of visitors who views the different posts. The post with highest number of views on my blog has +2.500 views and the post with the lowest number has only 15 views.
To be honest, the ones with over 500 views are mainly visited due to some image search circumstances explained here, so views actually related to data quality varies between 15 and approximately 500. That’s still a huge difference.
I have still to find out precisely what makes the difference.
It can’t be the content, can it? Basically people don’t know the content before opening.
No doubt that time of posting – not to mention time of telling about posting on sites as Twitter and LinkedIn has something to say. On twitter the re-tweet action is important I have noticed. And of course re-tweet action relies on time and that the first readers found the content worth a re-tweet.
There is surely also a relation between number of comments and numbers of views. I see that in my numbers.
Obviously the title of the blog must be important. But from my numbers I can’t figure out how, except from an observation about that a technical title seem to rule over philosophical stuff as discussed here last year on DataQualityPro.
So, the title of this post is not the preface of explaining it all but a genuine question to you who by some reason came by: What’s in a Blog Post Title?