Tuesday, November 29, 2011
I Think Someone's Following Me...
I've been reading some of the reactions to the fact that Google recently announced that it is "retiring" GFC (Google Friend Connect) for all non-Blogger blogs as of March 1, 2012. If you missed that, you can read more here at Googleblog.
I use Blogger, so Google's decision doesn't affect my blog, but it will change the way I follow other blogs. And it has sparked some interesting discussions on blog following and follower stats in general.
For instance, how does a blog's GFC count compare to other stats, like page views or bounce rate? I didn't know there was a way to measure your blog's bounciness until recently. There's an explanation of it here at Daily Blog Tips.
I'm kind of a research nerd, so I love learning new things. But I'm not super-techy, so sometimes I feel like my head might explode.
If you have thoughts on this, I'd love to hear them!