02 FebStatCounter Statistics on WordPress

After setting up a WordPress blog and getting it indexed by search engines, it is important to keep track of the traffic that you receive.  This will give you a good idea of where most of your traffic comes from and which areas need to be improved.

I’ve been using StatCounter for years because it completely free and it also has invisible counters.  Invisible counters are great because your visitors wont need to know that you are monitoring them.  StatCounter has tons of great tools like viewing highest ranked Search Engine searches, where visitors came from, the countries visitors came from, the amount of time spent on your site, returning visitors and much much more. Read more…

27 JanWordPress SEO Techniques

Now that the WordPress blog is setup, the most important thing is to fill the the WordPress blog with relevant and unique content.  Google is able to determine if content has been spun or reused from other websites so the best way to really get your blog out there to start with is having great unique content.  The best way to get hits to a website is to have great content that users will actually refer to and read.   Of course just writing content isn’t always enough but it is a great start to getting your blog up and running.

Once the blog has unique content, you can begin different SEO Techniques that will help your site get found by various search engines. Read more…

23 JanBurst.Net CentOS 5 64-bit VPS Specs

BurstnetSo I was poking around my VPS and I figured I mine as well tell everyone what type of server that I am getting from Burst.NET. So below are the specifications that I am getting from my Burst.NET CentOS 5 64-bit VPS.

Advertised: The VPS was advertised as having 512RAM, 1ghz processor, 2 IP addresses, 2000 GB/month, and hardware DDOS protection.  It is currently running on a vePortal and OpenVZ virtualization platform.  When installing my VPS, I decided to choose the CentOS 5 because i heard it is the best and lightest for websites.

My actual web specs:

Release information: cat /etc/*elease*
CentOS release 5.3 (Final)

Processor Information: cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor       : 0
vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
cpu family      : 6
model           : 15
model name      : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU    Q6600  @ 2.40GHz Read more…