40 Visits in One Day?

Posted July 20th, 2007 by Joe Kaiser

I'm sure, given your budget, $1,000 a day is a drop in the bucket.

Dear Rob,

As this blog begins to take shape and people start noticing, it’s interesting to see where things go.

Sure, I’m averaging “only” 500 unique visitors a day at the moment, but I’m guessing that’s the way things start out for everyone.

from here?

If I get lucky and the right person notices, national exposure happens and we’re off and running. I see 35 hits coming from the Seattle PI over the last couple days, so maybe it’s beginning to get some traction.

I hope so. It’s a story that needs to be told (readers, please pass the word around and feel free to link to this blog from your own site).


Just a matter of time until USA Today has my story on its front page.

In the meantime, I’ve committed to blogging about it every day, no matter what, until your suit is over and done with (and then I’ll probably keep right on blogging).


Speaking of hits, I checked my “sessions” stats today to see who was hitting the site and from where they were coming, and #2 with 149 separate sessions this week alone?

That would be IP, and that would be you.


The biggest day this week in terms of your office visiting the blog was Tuesday, the 17th, with some 40 sessions. That was the I Can Dodge Bullets post about the gal we rescued from foreclosure in Ohio last week.


Must have been a good one.

at a cost of?

Had I the time, I’d sit down and do the actual math, determining the average length of stay, the total hours spent, and the cost to the taxpayers of this state.

What the heck . . .

Just for fun, let’s say your staffers average only 5 minutes per visit (that’s conservative). So, on Tuesday alone, your staffers spent something like 200 minutes on the site.

That’s 3.3 hours, and that’s minimum. I’m guessing it may actually be twice that, or more.

And the hourly rate?

What, a couple hundred bucks an hour or so, all things considered?

More, even? Perhaps twice that?

No idea, but close enough.

I wonder what the average citizen thinks of the Office of the Washington State Attorney General wasting somewhere around $1,000 a day to have its staff surf Pushed to Shove?

Yesterday saw a mere 32 sessions from your staff, so maybe there wasn’t much talk around the water-cooler that day and I saved Washington State taxpayers a few hundred bucks.

my regular visitors

No worries, it’s just nice knowing your office is reading and your staffers are my regulars.

Who knows, maybe in time they’ll learn enough about real estate and foreclosure investing to actually have some understanding of the business and appreciation of an investor’s role (and no, I’m not holding my breath).

So, I’ll keep posting and you guys keep right on visiting. I’m sure, given your budget, $1,000 a day is a drop in the bucket.


Joe Kaiser

7 Responses to: “40 Visits in One Day?”

  1. HSI responds:
    Posted: July 20th, 2007 at 12:36 pm

    Now that you’ve brought to our attention the amount of signing on at the AG’s office, it will probably drastically reduce. I predict one computer staying on all day that the staff will go and view throughout the day. I’m sure they are especially interested in the response comments. Keep up the good fight, Joe, which truly affects the rest of us out there in the trenches.

  2. Joe Kaiser responds:
    Posted: July 20th, 2007 at 6:03 pm


    Or, they could just print the damn thing out and pass it around.


  3. Vlad responds:
    Posted: July 20th, 2007 at 7:06 pm

    Read it at home on your own dime, Rob!

    How’s that for a concept?


  4. Jim K responds:
    Posted: July 20th, 2007 at 7:52 pm

    40 visits in one day? That’s insane. That’s pure obsession.

    What’s even worse is that they were in the #2 spot and I’m guessing that I’m at #1

    Jim ;-)

  5. Seth responds:
    Posted: July 21st, 2007 at 7:47 am

    Well, if there was a blog written about me, I might obsess over it, too. Especially if I felt unsure about my actions being reported in the blog.

  6. Jack Stivers responds:
    Posted: July 22nd, 2007 at 10:02 am

    Based on the demonstrated level of incompetence by the AG’s staff to date, I can only guess that these folks are visiting your blog in hopes that you will accidently confess to the bogus charges. Otherwise, they’ll have wasted state treasure on an expensive wild goose chase.

    While such behavior by your AG’s office is not without precedent, it just can’t be good for re-election, which, after all is what this is all about.


  7. Redline responds:
    Posted: August 8th, 2007 at 11:48 pm

    Joe – you rock, man.

    Not only do you build this site to point out how clueless (but dangerous) the WA AG office is, but you actually track the amount of hits and time spent on your site from their office.

    Freakin’ hillarious!

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