So You Want To Be A Waiter

The best book on waiting tables that you have never read – yet

New milestone (with some edits)

I am now officially ahead of Waiter Rant in the Technorati rankings! Technorati is one of the most influential blog tracking sites.

I used to be ranked about 110,000 1,110,000th overall while Waiter Rant was ranked about 40,000th. Now I’m at 25924th and Waiter Rant is  52836th. Plus, my authority has jumped from around 7 all the way to 134 whereas Waiter Rant’s authority has sunk from over 400 down to 116th.



Let me say that Technorati has recently revamped both their rankings and their authority. I’m absolutely sure that this is a totally artificial change in status for both of us. I’m also quite sure that this doesn’t accurately reflect the popularity of our respective blogs, the universe will soon compensate for it and Waiter Rant will soon leave me in the dust.

So, I guess I have to get it while the gettin’s good.

I’m glad to have the Technorati green arrow up rather than the red arrow down. The former means that the blog is on the ascent, while the latter means that the blog is in decline.

I have to say that Waiter Rant is the gold standard in waiter blogs and Steve deserves all of the acclaim that he can get.

I am grateful for the continued support of the blog and I appreciate all of the readers who come here. I have 46,422 hits since the inception of the blog back in April. I’m hovering around 4,000 hits a week, hitting a tick over 3900 two weeks ago. Last month, the blog went over 12,000 hits per month for the first time.

I hope that you will continue to visit and hopefully, you’ll continue to find this a helpful resource, whether you’re a waiter, a guest or someone simply interested in cuisine in general.

Thanks everyone.

7 responses to “New milestone (with some edits)

  1. waiterextraordinaire November 21, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Congrats! Is your goal world domination? Ha

  2. PurpleGirl November 22, 2009 at 6:14 am

    Wow, and I thought I was doing well with around 2100 hits a week. Congrats!

    • teleburst November 22, 2009 at 7:51 am

      I think that 2100 hits a week is great! I get a lot of hits from your site, so I appreciate the support. I hope that people come to your site from mine as well…

  3. waiterextraordinaire November 22, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Okay enough , like if I get 80 visitors a day I am ecstatic!

  4. teleburst November 22, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Well, the thing is, in my case, these aren’t “unique visitors”. These are just “views”. WordPress doesn’t track unique visitors – your blog host probably does. so you might have 80 visitors and hundreds of views while I might have hundreds of views and only 80 different visitors. Without other sophisticated tracking software, there’s really no way for me to track the number of different eyeballs. I suspect that you’re getting plenty of “views”.

    It’s sort of comparing apples to oranges, much like me laughingly comparing Technorati stats with Waiter Rant – when they changed all of the baselines, things got skewed at first. As things settle into their natural order, our proper statuses in the blogging universe will more accurately reflect our true standings. And I can guarantee that Waiter Rant is far far more popular than this humble little blog.

    I take comfort where I can get it :g:

    PS, I get lots of traffic from your site as well, Steve. In fact you and purple girl are probably my best funnel for consistent referrals. You are usually one-two in terms of referrers (sometimes it’s you on top and sometimes it’s purplegirl – right now she’s leading 6 to 4 :chuckle:). I hope that you’re seeing the same thing from my end as well. I don’t know if your blogging platform tracks that.

  5. waiterextraordinaire November 22, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    That is awesome that you get some traffic from myself.Purplegirl I get the most traffic from and the hooters girl. I also get some views from you and I appreciate that. In fact I get a fair bit from everywhere and I am grateful indeed. Good going!

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