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I don’t like Google anymore

Jan 13th, 2012 | By
I don’t like Google anymore

I have blogged before how I don’t like Google’s growing monopoly on the web, and how they increasingly block non-Chrome browsers when you use their own web applications. It looks like Google is now moving into more unsound web practices, using their web crawling power and abilities to unfair, unethical and illegal purposes.



Help! My server performance went down!

Apr 1st, 2011 | By
Help! My server performance went down!

A few months ago, I migrated 7 blogs with 350,000 blogposts from Tumblr to WordPress on my VPS server. Together with some other blogs and websites, that server happily processed about 50,000 visitors per month, with a steady increase of about 10% per month. All sites and the SQLserver were properly tuned, and the server (…)

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How to make search engines discover more posts on your blog

Mar 28th, 2011 | By
How to make search engines discover more posts on your blog

As I explained in my tutorial “How to analyse your visitors’ traffic figures”, the search engine traffic is important to have people discover your blog. So we have to do everything we can to make search engines discover our blog’s content, through SEO or Search Engine Optimization. While there is much written about SEO, any (…)

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How successful is your blog?

Sep 20th, 2009 | By
How successful is your blog?

You created your blog, and write posts, write posts, write posts… Gradually, your audience grows. You get comments, get other bloggers linking to you,… Your blog has a lift-off. But how much of a lift-off? Are you flying in orbit, or are you barely clearing the tree tops? How do you measure your blog’s performance. (…)

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How does your blog score on PageRank?

Aug 17th, 2009 | By
How does your blog score on PageRank?

A PageRank (PR) is one of the main ways to check a website’s “ranking” amongst its peers. Am I talking Chinese here? “PageRank” is Google’s rating (between PR0 and PR10 on an logarythmic scale) of ‘how valuable’ your site is to the web community (and hereby I shamelessly summarize 234,000 books and 1,234,000 articles written (…)

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Understanding the traffic on your blog – Part 1: Traffic Quantity

Jun 20th, 2009 | By
Understanding the traffic on your blog – Part 1: Traffic Quantity

A serious blog is geared towards its audience. As a serious blogger, it is important you understand your audience, your readers. When I started blogging, I struggled to understand my blog traffic. Simple and free tools like Google Analytics, gave me heaps of figures and graphs, but it took me a while before I could (…)

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5 things to do after creating a new blog

Jun 19th, 2009 | By
5 things to do after creating a new blog

OK, you did it, you created a new blog! You post a few entries on which you sweat for days, give it the best of your best. But what’s next? Here are five basic steps I follow for every new blog I create:



10 Free blogging tools I use daily

May 26th, 2009 | By
10 Free blogging tools I use daily

There is a mass of interesting tools available for the serious and less serious blogger. Here are 10 free tools I use almost daily for my blog. 1. Picasa