It happens to me more then a few times a day at the moment, which is quite a luxurious position I guess, that I see new unique referrers in my statistics. These are new sites linking to me. But sometimes they’re not… Sometimes, it’s a post that has been there for 3-4 weeks, or even more, on a low traffic blog, where nobody bothered to click the link to my website.
Now I make it a habit to try and comment when someone links to me in a post, have a bit of a look around the site, and if I like it, I’ll throw it in my feed reader. You get that chance only once though, since in the statistics program I use to track that, Mint, you’ll only be a unique referrer once.
I might notice you through other channels too: you might show up in my vanity Google Alerts, Technorati blog reactions feed and Google Blogsearch feeds. And still, people manage to stay hidden for a few weeks. So here’s the deal: if you know you’re a low traffic blog, or you’re linking to someone and for one reason or the other you’re not sure people will click that link within 24 hours, click on it yourself! Make yourself and your link known to me, and that goes for any other blogger too.
Every blogger likes getting links, and there are more bloggers who use the same policy towards the people linking to them as I do, make use of that, make sure we notice you!