It's true about Google.
Take for instance my WWR review of Jules de Balincourt
- it comes in third on a Google search of 'Jules de Balincourt review' (pretty impressive for a well-known figure like Balincourt) - indicating prominent traffic - although our own measure for hits or views on that post is actually quite modest.
You'd think it would be the other way round - WWR overestimating it's prominence and Google scarcely noticing it, but it just goes to show they're actually counting different things or under different formulae.The WWR review of Terry Myer's Painting
does even better - coming in at top of a Google search. But that's probably because Myer is not such a well-known topic. But there WWR's stats does suggest it was a heavily viewed post.
So yeah, you can hear the crickets, but you can't see the binoculars.