Are Widgets Helping or Recording Traffic?

Written by + on April 14, 2011 under Widgets


For most blog owners, they are sure to have a couple of these widgets on hand.

1.Blog Catalog
2.My Blog Log

What are these widgets? They are part of the social community network to which provides blog owners exposure to a wider community as well as showing who the last visitors were in your blog. Now if we look at visitors and traffic, they are two separate things. Of the two, it is naturally better to get traffic even if you don’t know where they are coming from. As far as registered visitors are concerned, they are similar to hit counts.

While these widgets show who visited your site, it does not necessarily follow that they really read your site. They may have clicked your link by accident or perhaps wanted to see the front page only which contains summaries of your posts. So with that in mind, the question is on whether you need it or not.

Widgets are supposed to enhance websites and leave a mark to help owners know who have visited and how many they are. But there seems to be inconsistency as far as knowing who are in and who are out. Remember, the people who visit your blog may not necessarily be interested in your posts. They are there to see what your blog can offer and if they find nothing interesting, that is the end of it all.

These widgets are good to perk up your site. But as far as their main intent, a lot needs to be said with regards to their true purpose for helping blogs.

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