in reply to Improve Perl's marketing position by making Perlmonks more discoverable for automated "popularity contests"

I'm pessimistic about the efficiency. :(

It's obvious that google doesn't parse perlmonks like other sites. I think they only read the node content.

The other footers like "PerlMonks was recently assimilated by The Perl Foundation." do not produce 1e6 hits but only about 30000.

Cheers Rolf


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Re^2: Improve Perl's marketing position by making Perlmonks more discoverable for automated "popularity contests" (parsing)
by LanX (Canon) on Mar 19, 2013 at 12:57 UTC

      The "The Perl Foundation" line comes in 4 flavors, chosen at random.

      - tye        

        OK thanks.

        I altered my signature, probably this will produce measurable effects.

        Cheers Rolf

        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

Re^2: Improve Perl's marketing position by making Perlmonks more discoverable for automated "popularity contests"
by Propaganda.pm_rj (Novice) on Apr 02, 2013 at 17:18 UTC

    As I do have now access to daily numbers (internal to Propaganda.pm), I would suggest you not being that pessimistic. ;-)

    One can clearly see a rise for Perl popularity. Slowly, but visible. In about 14 days we'll see what this (and other measures) have achieved. All I can say for now - it's worth it.

    propaganda.pm - Not just another Perl Mongers Group.