My 1000 Blog Post!

Well it’s been 508 Days since I started this blog with my first blog post on the 11th of June 2005 (my 20th Birthday) and well it looks like I’ve finally made it to 1000 Blog Posts with this post, and just in time for today the 1st of November 2006 which means I can give you some visitor statistics for the whole of October 2006 as well as other stats for near enough the whole life of my blog.

So as of right now there are currently 1000 posts (227,992 Words) which all together have accumulated a total of 1,584 comments, contained within 18 categories. That of which Akismet has protected me from 17,254 spam comments which I’m happy I didn’t have to moderate, though I do have to say I go through all the spam comments just in case a non-spam comment got misplaced!

And by looking at Awstats my web server logfile analyzer, I can tell you that for this October 2006 I have the following:

  • Unique visitors: 23628
  • Number of visits: 39665
  • Pages: 338722
  • Hits: 810219

Which in my opinion are quite good, if you compare them to November 2005:

  • Unique visitors: 1737
  • Number of visits: 3978
  • Pages: 20239
  • Hits: 84720

And as for the overall stats since this blog/website has been up, well I can only give you the stats from the beginning of August 2006 to the end of October 2006, as I unfortunately lost the first month and half of stats, though I guess it’s no big loss!

  • Unique visitors: 92673
  • Number of visits: 213065
  • Pages: 1781806
  • Hits: 7958008

As for search keyphrases, well 1261 different keyphrases were used to find my site in October 2006, here are the top 10 with the amount of times they were used plus their overal usage percentage.

  • vtunnel | 2692 | 43.8 %
  • vtunnel | myspace | 292 | 4.7 %
  • sites like vtunnel | 190 | 3 %
  • v-tunnel | 85 | 1.3 %
  • https//www.vtunnel.com | 78 | 1.2 %
  • lvcp | 74 | 1.2 %
  • websites like vtunnel | 71 | 1.1 %
  • vtunnel.com | 71 | 1.1 | % |
  • vtunnel proxy | myspace | 65 | 1 %
  • ww2.vtunnel.com | 54 | 0.8 %
  • Other phrases | 2473 | 40.2 %

By looking at these you would think that my Blog is all about VTunnel, yet I have only ever posted one post about VTunnel, all my other posts that contained the word VTunnel were about the amount of times people have found my blog because of that post. So I guess it’s not surprising that my most commented post is about VTunnel!

Which brings me to my 10 most commented posts, which though rich in comments are not always rich in worthy content!

So here’s some of my most memorial moments which I’ve blogged about this year:

And that’s only a selection, there’s so many more blog posts I which I could list here, but in all honesty if I was to list them all, the list would be pretty big!

So without further going on about my blog stats I would like to say to a big thank you to everyone out there that’s helped me over the last year or so. Be it family, a friend, a blog visitor, a company or a stranger, you’ve all helped me in someway or another make this blog what it is today.

So for that I would again like to say a big thank you to everyone! 😀

10 Comments

  1. andrew247   •  

    Congratualtions.
    Wouldn’t you benefit from some discreet adverts from that many unique visitors.

  2. Eric Cheung   •  

    Congratulation!! Hehee 1st November, 1000 blog posts. What a big day today… Hope next year 1st November will be 2000 blog posts or even 5000 :P!! who knows… Do you get my email by the way?

  3. Darren Straight   •     Author

    @Andrew: Thanks dude! 😀 and hehe adverts, well I haven’t found any that work well enough yet so I’ve kind of stayed away from that area! 😉

    @Eric: Thanks man! 😀 haha 5000, I wish! :p and ohhh email? :-O

  4. Nate Lanxon   •  

    Congratulations man! It’s a nice set of figures and testament to the fact that continuous and insightful blogging will always keep the visitor count rising.

    Well done again!

  5. Nate Lanxon   •  

    Damn, double post somehow. Be a good man and scrub one. I’ll let you decide which 😉

  6. Darren Straight   •     Author

    Haha now why would I want to delete one! 😉

    Just kidding, I’ll delete one now, and hey thanks! 😀

  7. Laurent Van Winckel   •  

    Wa wa wee wa!! Congratulations with your 1000th blog post. I’m really impressed by those numbers you showed there. And the MSN Conspiracy, 441 comments, wow that’s hella lotta. Anyway, keep blogging!

  8. imparare   •  

    Interesting comments.. 😀

  9. NueNue   •  

    You gained a new reader today, I find your blog very interesting.

  10. CharlesFosts   •  

    I hope no one tells anyone about this outside this forum–but the best way to find jobs is to investigate jobs on employer websites. This is where most of the jobs are and I found this far more effective than other means.

    I started using a research jobs site called Hound that I do not think anyone knows about because it is run by a small company that does not advertise. I

    All Hound.com does is show you unadvertised job openings that are not publicly advertised and are located on employer websites.

    Very few people realize that most employers post their job on their own sites and not on job boards like Monster, CareerBuilder, etc. because these sites charge employers up to $500 to post a single job. In my experience (I am getting more interviews that I ever have), your chances of getting interviews and hired are much better when you are applying to jobs that are not advertised that no one knows about.

    I have gotten a ton of interviews through the Hound site . If you are looking for a job I would highly recommend using Hound . What most people do not realize is that most jobs are found on employer websites and not job boards. Hound puts all of the jobs it finds from employer websiste (every Fortune 500, Inc. 500 and other company it can locate) on its site.

    I hope no one tells anyone about this outside this forum–but the best way to find jobs is to investigate jobs on employer websites. This is where most of the jobs are and I found this far more effective than other means.

    I started using a research jobs site called Hound that I do not think anyone knows about because it is run by a small company that does not advertise. I

    All Hound.com does is show you unadvertised job openings that are not publicly advertised and are located on employer websites.

    Very few people realize that most employers post their job on their own sites and not on job boards like Monster, CareerBuilder, etc. because these sites charge employers up to $500 to post a single job. In my experience (I am getting more interviews that I ever have), your chances of getting interviews and hired are much better when you are applying to jobs that are not advertised that no one knows about.

    I have gotten a ton of interviews through the Hound site (http://www.Hound.com) . If you are looking for a job I would highly recommend using Hound . What most people do not realize is that most jobs are found on employer websites and not job boards. Hound puts all of the jobs it finds from employer websiste (every Fortune 500, Inc. 500 and other company it can locate) on its site.

    When you start seeing sites advertise themselves a lot that should be a warning sign of sorts because that means that lots of people will start going and applying to the jobs. I really trust Hound because it does not advertise.

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