Google Analytics vs. Awstats

How often do you check your website stats

At some point you will likely enable or check some form of statistics for your website. Whether it’s in your hosting control panel with analog stats, webalizer, or awstats. Maybe Google analytics or webmaster tools. Possibly adsense and affiliate programs. Or some other statistic program out there.

Stats can be fun and interesting, and they can be very helpful too. But, just how much time do you spend checking and analyzing all of them?

Spending just 10 minutes per day checking various stats adds up to 70 minutes per week. Spend 20 minutes per day and you are just shy of 2 1/2 hours per week.

I am not saying forget about stats altogether. They are indeed helpful. I just wonder if sometimes we don’t realize how much time we spend on something that seems small and trivial, but can add up to a fairly substantial amount over the course of a week or even a month.

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Technlogy

The price of electronic gadgets

One of the few products I can think of where the price tends to go down rather than up is computers and other electronic devices. Sometimes when you see brand new technology the price might be a little steep at first, but as time goes by the price drops. Remember when CD burners first came out? DVD burners? Blue Ray? All of them were a little too spendy to run out and buy when they first came out. As time went by the price slowly dropped. For instance when DVD burners first came out they were slow and expensive, somewhere in the neighborhood of $400-$500 if I remember right. Now you can get one for $30-$50.

Computers, same thing. I remember my first computer costing somewhere around $1000-$2000. It didn’t even have a CD player in it, not to mention a burner. Although it was a decent computer in its day, it would be considered an antique today. Now you can get an entry level computer suitable for the average home user for $300-$500. Notebooks, laptops, netbooks, and many other electronic gadgets and gizmo’s the same thing has happened. The price has dropped substantially over the years.

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High Speed Internet

High Speed Internet

The past several years here in the U.S. high speed internet seemed to be booming. Many companies were competing with one another with what seemed to be a faster internet speed than the competitor. I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but where I live it seems to have peaked or leveled off now.

You will generally find the faster speeds with cheaper competitive rates in and around larger cities. Get out of the urban/suburban and speeds seem to drop and prices rise. Which makes sense. It is cheaper to connect a large group of people in one area, than it is to connect a smaller group of people over a larger land area.

In urban locations here in the U.S. you will find 50 Mbps and even 100 Mbps with a reasonable price tag. Head on out to a rural country location and you might be lucky to find a 1 Mbps connection at upwards of two to three times the price you would pay in the city. That is if you can even find a company that provides coverage to the location.

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Wordpress vs. Tumblr

WordPress vs. Tumblr

How many times have you heard about Google, Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple in the news? More like how many times in a given day have you heard or read something about them?

So I was a little surprised when I came across an article that actually mentioned Wordpress and Tumblr. Basically it was comparing Wordpress usage to Tumblr usage. According to the story Tumblr surpassed Wordpress in both the number of blogs, and the number of daily posts. The author kind of implied that Wordpress could be on the decline comparing it to MySpace. While they suggested Tumblar could be gaining popularity like Facebook in the blog world anyway.

As far as I could tell they were only comparing Wordpress.com stats and details. They did not mention, nor include any reference or details regarding the number of people that host their own Wordpress website. If one were to add both Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org stats they would likely tell a different story.

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Dial-Me

My WordPress Quest

And…so my Wordpress quest begins. I have pondered and even procrastinated creating a wordpress blog on more occasions than I can count now. Bottom line I guess is that I finally gave in and went for it.

I obviously will have a number of things to tweak and work out in the coming days and weeks, but at least it is a move in the direction I would like to go.

If you are looking for webmaster resources, tips, seo, marketing, and making money then in the near future you may want to follow this blog and add your input.

It is a dofollow blog with keywordluv and commentluv enabled so it is to your benefit. My homepage is pr3 and this blog was just recently linked to it so hopefully it will see at least a pr2-3 depending on where Google is with their update. Once the link juice starts moving it should do well.

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