Below you will find pages that utilize the taxonomy term “Blogging”
I don’t remember how I found it but I learned about the Indie web from this blog post. The Indie Web is a movement to reclaim your authorship and blog from the clutches of corporations. It’s not a move back to the ‘good ol’ days’ rather a way of putting your data back into your hands. In other words, don’t be the product.
As a Data Scientist, I process lots of data every day.
Recently I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a new blog, just for fun. The area of focus will be on craft beer brewing and reviews. Knowing what I now know about content, content planning, and management, I started to think about how to build a site from the ground up with entertaining but valuable content.
Of course, this means I need to spend time thinking about how to organize my content and what CMS will I use?
Bless me Father for I have sinned. Please forgive me for my content creation and management sins. Yes, I admit I’ve have mismanaged good content for the sake of expediency. Often I’ve have ignored how my readers consume my evergreen content. For that I beg for your absolution. I promise, on my CMS’s grave, not to stray from the path of good content creation and management again. Amen.
Today It’s been almost 10 years since I started this blog and its gone through many evolutions.
Description: Part of my ongoing journey to rebuild blog traffic. In this post I review my mobile usability with interesting graphs and charts.
What’s not surprising is that my readers come from all over the world. The map below are where they came from in the first half of 2016. The majority of them came from the USA, followed by Europe, and then Asia. This does not come as a surprise and makes complete sense because the users were searching for RapidMiner Tutorials.
My whole “buy a roll of film using Google Adsense” experiment is turning out to be an eye opening one. It’s eye opening in the sense of scary.
I took a look at my Google Analytics data from the start of this year through June 30th. It’s easy to see that my engagement is dwindling away.
When I actually add a trend line, I can confirm that the trend is down.
I think it was back in 2010 when I met up with an old high school classmate. Let’s call her “T,” and she was in between marketing jobs. I reached out to her because we had an opening for a CMO at my old engineering firm and thought she would be great for it. She had recently worked on some really cool NGO campaigns and I liked her forward thinking. I eventually convinced her to throw her hat in the ring for the CMO gig but that’s not the most important thing I learned from our get together.
Long time readers know that I’ve wrestled with different CMS engines on this site. I started with Wordpress, then switched to Expression Engine, and then back to Wordpress.
Along the way I tried Text Pattern and even Posterous. Expression Engine and Text Pattern are just plain terrible and I wouldn’t recommend them. Wordpress is a great entry level CMS and it’s great for non-technical people. In minutes you can have yourdomain.
Expression Engine = Terrible
Textpattern = Terrible
Never again will I be switching from Wordpress.
As an effort to help search engines index my site better, I installed a robots.txt file. The reason why I did this will become clear in a minute. When you run a blog, search engines will parse your site and index it with a lot of duplicate data and posts. Duplicate data and posts can have a negative effect whereas the spider might think that your blog is a spam blog (splog).
This past Saturday, I posted about using data mining to look for patterns in your blog traffic. I wrote that you can use something called an Excel Pivot Chart report to get a better feel for how your readers are interacting with your site. What I should’ve written was that you can use an Excel Pivot Table report, the chart is optional. So why should you build an Excel Pivot Table?
Yes, you read correctly. You can data mine your blog’s traffic using a simple web statistics data collector like Google Adwords. I’m doing it right now for Neural Market Trends and I’m finding out some very interesting information. I found out that:
Tuesday’s are my busiest days.
The optimal amount of posts per day should be 2.
The most popular post category happens to be my posts about Forex and YALE.