Sunday, May 29, 2016

Top 27 blog posts having 500 views or more as of 23rd Feb 2017

[Note that this post has been updated on 23rd Feb. 2017. The earlier version of this post titled, "Top 30 odd posts (300 views or more) of this blog (from Aug. 2013)" is provided at the bottom of this post,]

Top 27 blog posts by views as of 23rd Feb. 2017 (excluding referrer spam)

1) 13310 views - Radio Sai article on recent Swami (Sathya Sai Baba) subtle form appearance controversy, written on July 11th 2014, last updated on Aug. 11th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/07/radio-sai-article-on-recent-swami.html

2) 3197 views - Subtle Swami (Sathya Sai Baba) controversy blog post search ranks and stats; Let us resolve this confusion NOW, March 16th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/03/subtle-swami-sathya-sai-baba.html

3) 2063 views - [THIS POST] New title - Top 27 blog posts having 500 views or more as of 23rd Feb 2017, Old Title - Top 30 odd posts (300 views or more) of this blog (from Aug. 2013), written on May 29th 2016, last updated on 23rd Feb. 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/05/top-30-odd-posts-300-views-or-more-in.html

4) 2060 views - Comment exchanges on Shri Indulal Shah sir's letter supportive of Muddenahalli organization, written on May 6th 2015, last updated on 3rd Aug. 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/05/comment-exchanges-on-shri-indulal-shah.html

5) 1642 views - How did the current divisive challenge to Sathya Sai fraternity come about? How to counter it?, written on March 5th 2015, last updated on 29th March 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/03/how-did-current-divisive-challenge-to.html

6) 1500 views - Comment exchanges related to medium(s) claiming to interact with subtle form of Sathya Sai Baba, written on March 6th 2015, last updated on 24th March 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/03/comment-exchanges-related-to-mediums.html

7) 1493 views - Selected Facebook Notes on "Muddenahalli Saga" by Mr. V.R. Ganti, written on Aug. 7th 2015, last updated on 23rd Sept. 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/08/some-important-facebook-notes-on.html

8) 1371 views - Comments on Prof S.N. Balagangadhara's paper, 'What do Indians Need, A History or the Past?', written on Dec. 22nd 2014, last updated on 2nd Feb. 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/12/my-comments-on-prof-sn-balagangadharas.html

9) 1305 views - Nigerian police interrogate Madhusudan Naidu about his communicator of Sathya Sai subtle body claim, written on July 30th 2016, last updated on 11th Feb 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/07/nigerian-police-interrogate-madhusudan.html

10) 1313 views - Sathya Sai Baba's Advaita Teachings By John Hislop Ph.D. - Edited Transcript of Video, Nov. 13th 2013, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2013/11/sathya-sai-babas-advaita-teachings-by.html

11) 1115 views - Phyllis Krystal, Sai thought leader, breaks off with "communicator"; decides "to seek Him in our heart instead of somewhere outside", written on Sept 1st 2015, last updated on 17th Oct. 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/09/phyllis-krystal-sai-thought-leader.html

12) 1072 views - Satyajit opens up on Narasimhamurthy and Madhusudhan Naidu; I (Ravi) recommend PIL against Madhusudhan Naidu, Oct. 2nd 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/10/satyajit-opens-up-on-narasimhamurthy.html

13) 978 views - Muddenahalli light body Sai Baba is NOT related to Puttaparthi Sathya Sai Baba - Conclusion drawn from 1st Jan 2009 Swami discourse, May 19th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/05/muddenahalli-light-body-sai-baba-is-not.html

14) 931 views - Is Muddenahalli chosen communicator belief similar to Kurnool Bala Sai Baba belief?, May 17th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/05/is-muddenahalli-chosen-communicator.html

15) 904 views - Claimed paranormal connections via mediums to Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba; Splinter devotee groups, July 24th 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/07/paranormal-connections-via-mediums-to.html

16) 898 views - All the best to Muddenahalli group for birthday celebrations; Please don't accept Madhu's instructions as Sathya Sai Baba's instructions, Oct. 4th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/10/all-best-to-muddenahalli-group-for.html

17) 882 views - Differences between Secularism in India and Secularism in the Western world, written on May 24th 2014, last updated on Aug. 4th 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/05/differences-between-secularism-in-india.html

18) 803 views - My frank mail exchanges about Sathya Sai Baba Mahasamadhi (April 24th 2011) at that time, April 25th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/04/my-frank-mail-exchanges-about-sathya.html

19) 744 views - Sathya Sai Baba Lingodhbhavam and his views on Shiva Linga worship, Oct. 5th 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/10/sathya-sai-baba-lingodhbhavam-and-his.html

20) 715 views - The 'come and experience' Muddenahalli line of argument; Need for unconvinced devotees to write about their experiences, May 7th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/05/the-come-and-experience-muddenahalli.html

21) 691 views - Medium(s) who tell you about some private incident/interaction between you and Sathya Sai Baba - What will you do?, written on March 13th 2015, last updated on March 29th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/03/mediums-who-tell-you-some-private.html

22) 673 views - Should Satyajit Salian have opened up on Narasimhamurthy and Madhusudhan Naidu, 5 months after the events instead of 50 months after the events?, Oct. 3rd 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/10/should-satyajit-salian-have-opened-up.html

23) 594 views - Swami referred to Shri Narendra Modi as future Prime Minister in 2004 itself!, May 24th 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/05/swami-referred-to-shri-narendra-modi-as.html

24) 585 views - Deccan Chronicle publishes article on interrogation/arrest of Muddenahalli group leaders in Nigeria, written on Aug. 1st 2016, last updated on 11th Feb. 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/08/deccan-chronicle-today-publishes.html

25) 559 views - Madhusudan Naidu MUST TELL Sai devotees what happened in his interrogation by Nigerian police, July 31st 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/07/madhusudan-naidu-must-tell-sai-devotees.html

26) 557 views - GVP sir's very sad association with Muddenahalli group, Nov. 18th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/11/gvp-sirs-very-sad-association-with.html

27) 546 views - My response to Ms. Terry Reis Kennedy's Facebook post on Muddenahalli subtle body communicator, written on April 25th 2015, last updated on 3rd Aug. 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/04/my-response-to-ms-terry-kennedys.html

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[23-Feb-2017: Given below is the old content of the post for readers interested in such history of this post.]

Top 30 odd posts (300 views or more) of this blog (from Aug. 2013)
Last updated on 30th May 2016

Today I spent a lot of time going through the list of posts in this blog and noting the views reported by Blogger against the popular posts (300 and above visits from creation of first blogpost in August 2013). Why did I get into this laborious task?

Well, over the past few days I noticed a lot of traffic to a particular post, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates Sathya Sai Baba statue in Naya Raipur hospital, and praises Sathya Sai, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/02/prime-minister-narendra-modi.html. I suspected this to be a case of referrer spam and indeed, it turned out to be that. [From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Referer_spam, "Referrer spam (also known as referral spam, log spam or referrer bombing) is a kind of spamdexing (spamming aimed at search engines). The technique involves making repeated web site requests using a fake referrer URL to the site the spammer wishes to advertise. Sites that publish their access logs, including referer statistics, will then inadvertently link back to the spammer's site. These links will be indexed by search engines as they crawl the access logs, improving the spammer's search engine ranking. Except for polluting their statistics, the technique does not harm the affected sites."]

Almost all the traffic to that post is from http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1, which seems to be a known case of referrer spam [see https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/blogger/B6SeYiv4qxA]. In the past month, blogger stats reports 329 views from this (referrer spam) link, and the past month stats for the related post, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates Sathya Sai Baba statue in Naya Raipur hospital, and praises Sathya Sai, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/02/prime-minister-narendra-modi.html, is 336 views!!! Therefore the total real (non referrer spam) views of this post for the past month are not more than 336 - 329 = 7 views!!! The total views (for all time) for this post is shown as 542 views; minus the referrer spam views, the total views are 542 - 329 = 213 views (for all time, so far).

Now I had been using the Popular Posts widget of Blogger on the right hand side pane of my blog. I noticed that this post had made it to the ten posts shown as the popular posts on my blog!!! That's when I decided to remove the popular posts widget and instead put up a manually (and laboriously) compiled Top Ten posts entry for the right hand side pane, which is what is now shown on the blog.

While going about this collection of data, I was surprised to note that though my selection of time period was All time for the popular posts widget, it did not properly list the top ten posts by views for all time, as reported by Blogger in the Posts (edit/view/share/delete) page. Instead it seemed to go by the Stats page whose reported views for the top ten posts for all time is different (smaller number) in some cases from the views shown for the same post in the Posts (edit/view/share/delete) page!!!

So I decided that my readers should get the seemingly more accurate data which is the views reported by the Posts (edit/view/share/delete) page. As I now have more than three hundred posts in the blog, it took quite a while to browse through the Posts page for all the posts picking up the high views posts. Initially I was looking at posts above around 250 views though later I bumped it up to 300 views and above.

The list turned out to be 31 posts having views of 300 and above. The top ten made it to the right hand side pane in the blog (seen on every post & page, including this post). But I thought I could share below all the thirty one posts and their views, for interested readers.

Top posts by views of this blog; this list is as of 29th May 2016

01) 12,007 views: Radio Sai article on recent Swami (Sathya Sai Baba) subtle form appearance controversy, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/07/radio-sai-article-on-recent-swami.html

02) 2,748 views: Subtle Swami (Sathya Sai Baba) controversy blog post search ranks and stats; Let us resolve this confusion NOW, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/03/subtle-swami-sathya-sai-baba.html

03) 1,758 views: Comment exchanges on Shri Indulal Shah sir's letter supportive of Muddenahalli organization, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/05/comment-exchanges-on-shri-indulal-shah.html

04) 1,567 views: How did the current divisive challenge to Sathya Sai fraternity come about? How to counter it? http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/03/how-did-current-divisive-challenge-to.html

05) 1,403 views: Comment exchanges related to medium(s) claiming to interact with subtle form of Sathya Sai Baba, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/03/comment-exchanges-related-to-mediums.html

06) 1,252 views: Comments on Prof S.N. Balagangadhara's paper, 'What do Indians Need, A History or the Past?', http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/12/my-comments-on-prof-sn-balagangadharas.html

07) 1,102 views: Selected Facebook Notes on "Muddenahalli Saga" by Mr. V.R. Ganti, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/08/some-important-facebook-notes-on.html

08) 852 views: Sathya Sai Baba's Advaita Teachings By John Hislop Ph.D. - Edited Transcript of Video, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2013/11/sathya-sai-babas-advaita-teachings-by.html

09) 848 views: Claimed paranormal connections via mediums to Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba; Splinter devotee groups, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/07/paranormal-connections-via-mediums-to.html

10) 797 views Is Muddenahalli chosen communicator belief similar to Kurnool Bala Sai Baba belief? http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/05/is-muddenahalli-chosen-communicator.html

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11) 691 views: Muddenahalli light body Sai Baba is NOT related to Puttaparthi Sathya Sai Baba - Conclusion drawn from 1st Jan 2009 Swami discourse, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/05/muddenahalli-light-body-sai-baba-is-not.html

12) 643 views: Satyajit opens up on Narasimhamurthy and Madhusudhan Naidu; I (Ravi) recommend PIL against Madhusudhan Naidu, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/10/satyajit-opens-up-on-narasimhamurthy.html

13) 633 views: Medium(s) who tell you about some private incident/interaction between you and Sathya Sai Baba - What will you do? http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/03/mediums-who-tell-you-some-private.html

14) 623 views: Phyllis Krystal, Sai thought leader, breaks off with "communicator"; decides "to seek Him in our heart instead of somewhere outside", http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/09/phyllis-krystal-sai-thought-leader.html

15) 570 views: My frank mail exchanges about Sathya Sai Baba Mahasamadhi (April 24th 2011) at that time, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/04/my-frank-mail-exchanges-about-sathya.html

16) 563 views: All the best to Muddenahalli group for birthday celebrations; Please don't accept Madhu's instructions as Sathya Sai Baba's instructions, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/10/all-best-to-muddenahalli-group-for.html

17) 519 views: Sathya Sai Baba Lingodhbhavam and his views on Shiva Linga worship,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.com/2014/10/sathya-sai-baba-lingodhbhavam-and-his.html

18) 492 views: My response to Ms. Terry Reis Kennedy's Facebook post on Muddenahalli subtle body communicator, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.com/2015/04/my-response-to-ms-terry-kennedys.html

19) 478 views: Differences between Secularism in India and Secularism in the Western world, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.com/2014/05/differences-between-secularism-in-india.html

20) 452 views: Swami referred to Shri Narendra Modi as future Prime Minister in 2004 itself!
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.com/2014/05/swami-referred-to-shri-narendra-modi-as.html

21) 415 views: Miscellaneous July 2015 Facebook posts of mine related to Muddenahalli so-called chosen communicator & subtle body, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/07/miscellaneous-july-2015-facebook-posts.html

22) 406 views: BONES IN PRASANTHI NILAYAM, SPIRIT IN MUDDENAHALLI? - A heart-to-heart & thought provoking article by Sai university alumnus,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.com/2015/05/bones-in-prasanthi-nilayam-spirit-in.html

23) 378 views: Should we simply ignore Sathya Sai Baba Subtle Body claims, and just focus on our spiritual journey? http://ravisiyer.blogspot.com/2015/05/should-we-simply-ignore-sathya-sai-baba.html

24) 378 views: The 'come and experience' Muddenahalli line of argument; Need for unconvinced devotees to write about their experiences, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-come-and-experience-muddenahalli.html

25) 355 views: Bangalore to Puttaparthi road driving directions/route,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.com/2014/09/bangalore-to-puttaparthi-road-driving.html

26) 348 views: Adaptation of Pope Francis Tweet; Sai organizations should enable interested persons to have personal encounter with Sai Baba, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.com/2014/07/adaptation-of-pope-francis-tweet-sai.html

27) 328 views: Notes on Prof. Haraldsson's, Modern Miracles, July 2013, book on Sathya Sai Baba, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.com/2013/08/notes-on-prof-haraldssons-modern.html

28) 325 views: My May 2012 service record & record tampering related correspondence with Sai university (SSSIHL) administrators, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/11/my-may-2012-service-record-record.html

29) 320 views: Should Satyajit Salian have opened up on Narasimhamurthy and Madhusudhan Naidu, 5 months after the events instead of 50 months after the events? http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/10/should-satyajit-salian-have-opened-up.html

30) 303 views: Somewhat short account of history of early Christianity based on Wikipedia,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.com/2014/09/somewhat-short-account-of-history-of.html

31) 300 views: Aurangzeb the RUTHLESS tyrant and anti-Hindu Mughal emperor; My disagreement with Audrey Truschke, Stanford University scholar's, views on Aurangzeb, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/09/aurangzeb-ruthless-tyrant-and-anti.html 

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