CloudFlare and Your Google Crawl Stats

by Michael on November 20, 2013 · 0 comments

About six weeks ago, I started using CloudFlare on another site of mine. For those that are unaware, CloudFlare is a content delivery network (CDN) and distributed DNS service that is intended to improve site performance and security.

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Google Analytics (not provided) Keyword Data

by Michael on September 20, 2012 · 0 comments

If you use Google Analytics to keep track of traffic to your websites, you’ve likely been frustrated by the increasingly common (not provided) keyword data. On one of my sites, over 80% of all searches are accompanied (not provided) keywords.

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This is just a quick tip for all the bloggers out there. If you’re using your site for anything more than just a personal journal, I would strongly suggest avoiding dates in your urls. There are numerous good reasons for this. I’ll outline three below.

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Review: Why the Thesis WordPress Theme Sucks

by Michael on December 13, 2009 · 39 comments

This site is powered by WordPress, and the front-end is built on the Thesis theme. If you’ve spent much time in the wonderful world of WordPress, then you’ve likely heard that Thesis is the best thing since sliced bread. Well…

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