Website Update Archive

Monday, May 12, 2014

Website Update - Top 10 Page List for April 2014

Top 10 ListAnother month down, another chance to look at the server logs. Three old entries that had never made the list before made it this month - The Golden Compass - Is It Really Atheistic, and Should That Affect You Watching the Movie?, Book Review - Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins, and Blog - Texas Education Agency - Chris Comer. I'm not sure what would have made those pages suddenly popular. Overall traffic was similar to what it's been for the past several months.

I'll use this as an opportunity to apologize for not posting as frequently as I'd like. I've just been so busy that I haven't had time to post anything. And honestly, for the next few weeks at least, that will probably continue to be the case. Man oh man am I looking forward to when things settle out a bit. This hectic schedule sucks.

Anyway, here's the top 10 list for last month.

Top 10 for April 2014

  1. Blog - A Skeptical Look at MBT Shoes
  2. Blog - Email Debunking - 1895 8th Grade Final Exam
  3. Blog - Response to Global Warming Denialist E-mail - Volcanoes and Global Cooling
  4. Blog - Review of Ray Comfort's New Movie - Evolution vs. God, Part I
  5. Blog - Friday Bible Blogging - 2 Chronicles 31 to 2 Chronicles 36
  6. Blog - The Golden Compass - Is It Really Atheistic, and Should That Affect You Watching the Movie?
  7. Blog - Book Review - Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins
  8. Blog - Obamacare Lives (A Discussion of the Individual Mandate)
  9. Blog - Gamera II Human Powered Helicopter Sets New Record
  10. Blog - Texas Education Agency - Chris Comer

Friday, April 4, 2014

Website Update - Top 10 Page List for March 2014

Top 10 ListNow that March is over, it's once again time to look at the server logs and see which pages were most popular on this site. In fact, it was very similar to February. Only two pages made the list this month that hadn't the month prior, Review of Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed and Friday Bible Blogging - 2 Chronicles 31 to 2 Chronicles 36. But even both of those had made the top 10 list before.

My Autogyro History & Theory page missed the list again this month, which is a little disappointing. For years and years, it was the most popular page on my site.

Traffic was similar to February - a bit higher overall because of the extra days, but very similar when averaged per day. That puts it in line with where I was at the end of last year, and a bit lower than the spike I had at the beginning of this year (a spike I'd guess was mostly due to spammers, not real visitors).

Anyway, here's the top 10 list for last month.

Top 10 for March 2014

  1. Blog - A Skeptical Look at MBT Shoes
  2. Blog - Obamacare Lives (A Discussion of the Individual Mandate)
  3. Blog - Email Debunking - 1895 8th Grade Final Exam
  4. Blog - Gamera II Human Powered Helicopter Sets New Record
  5. Blog - Review of Ray Comfort's New Movie - Evolution vs. God, Part I
  6. Blog - Origin of Arabic Numerals - Was It Really for Counting Angles?
  7. Blog - Review of Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
  8. Blog - The Universe Is Big
  9. Blog - Running AutoCAD R14 in XP Pro 64
  10. Blog - Friday Bible Blogging - 2 Chronicles 31 to 2 Chronicles 36

Monday, March 3, 2014

Website Update - Top 10 Page List for February 2014

Top 10 ListAnother month gone by, another chance to look at the server logs. There were no huge surprises this week. Every page that made the list had made it before. However, the page, X-Plane as an Engineering Tool, hadn't made the list since 2010, so that was maybe a little bit of a surprise. And my Autogyro History & Theory page didn't make it this month, which was a little bit of a disappointment. I must say, given Ray Comfort's place on this blog, I am glad that the entry, Review of Ray Comfort's New Movie - Evolution vs. God, Part I, made the list again.

In the last top 10 update, I'd mentioned how I'd reconfigured my captcha to leave comments, blocking a lot of the spammers the site had been getting. I had a bit of a dropoff in traffic this month (down to what it was this past September), so I suspect that a decent portion of the previous increase was due to spammers, not real visitors. And while it is nice to see big traffic numbers, I know I'm kidding myself if they're not real people.

Anyway, here's the list of the most popular pages last month.

Top 10 for February 2014

  1. Blog - A Skeptical Look at MBT Shoes
  2. Blog - Obamacare Lives (A Discussion of the Individual Mandate)
  3. Blog - Email Debunking - 1895 8th Grade Final Exam
  4. Blog - Gamera II Human Powered Helicopter Sets New Record
  5. Blog - Review of Ray Comfort's New Movie - Evolution vs. God, Part I
  6. Blog - The Universe Is Big
  7. Blog - Origin of Arabic Numerals - Was It Really for Counting Angles?
  8. Blog - Running AutoCAD R14 in XP Pro 64
  9. X-Plane as an Engineering Tool
  10. Blog - Response to Global Warming Denialist E-mail - Volcanoes and Global Cooling

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Website Update - Top 10 Page List for January 2014

Top 10 ListWell, I'm a little later than normal getting to it, but it's time to look through the server logs to see what pages were most popular on this site last month. For the most part, the top 10 pages were similar to the previous month. However, my Autogyro History & Theory page made it back into the list, and a blog entry, Physical Comparison of Humans to Other Animals, made the list for the first time since 2008. The distribution of top pages was interesting, including blog entries from 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, and 2013.

As far as overall traffic, January continued the trend of increasing traffic that the site's been experiencing for the past few months. By all measures of traffic, it was either the highest or among the highest ever for this site. However, peeking ahead to the February logs, it looks like this trend has reversed with traffic dropping a bit. The biggest change I've made in that time is reconfiguring my captcha when leaving comments, blocking a lot of the spam the site had been getting. So, I suspect that a decent portion of the previous increase was due to spammers, not real visitors.

Top 10 for January 2014

  1. Blog - A Skeptical Look at MBT Shoes
  2. Blog - Physical Comparison of Humans to Other Animals
  3. Blog - The Universe Is Big
  4. Blog - Obamacare Lives (A Discussion of the Individual Mandate)
  5. Blog - Review of Ray Comfort's New Movie - Evolution vs. God, Part I
  6. Blog - Review of Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
  7. Blog - Email Debunking - 1895 8th Grade Final Exam
  8. Blog - Running AutoCAD R14 in XP Pro 64
  9. Blog - Response to Global Warming Denialist E-mail - Volcanoes and Global Cooling
  10. Autogyro History & Theory

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Website Update - Top 10 Page List for November & December 2013

Top 10 ListAnother month has come and gone, so it's time to look over the server logs again. This time, however, I noticed that I completely missed this top 10 list in November, so today's entry gives you two months for the price of one.

There's a lot of shuffling around that's been going on for a few months that continued these past two months. While over half of the pages on the list had made the top 10 list before, the rankings from month to month vary quite widely. Plus, there were quite a few newcomers. November had three - Carter Wind Energy, Another Similarity Between Osiris & Jesus, and Our Litigious Society?. And December actually had five newcomers - Review of Ray Comfort's New Movie - Evolution vs. God, Part I, The Universe Is Big, Friday Bible Blogging - 2 Chronicles 31 to 2 Chronicles 36, Response to Global Warming Denialist E-mail - Volcanoes and Global Cooling, and Friday Bible Blogging - The Book. I really must say that I'm quite pleased to see that batch of newcomers as I think they're pretty good entries. I'm especially proud of the Ray Comfort one because of Ray's special place on this blog (my first real entry), and because it reached the top 10 so quickly. It usually takes a little while for my new pages to become popular. I also have to call special attention to the Universe is Big one. I love the picture in that one. It's incomprehensible just how vast the universe is.

My Autogyro History & Theory page made the list in November, but not December. It's not that it had substantially less traffic, just that other pages had so much more. Actually, it was way down in December - 23rd if I counted right.

Traffic was still up, but I suspect a lot of that was spammers. I had a few hundred spam comments get through in just a couple days. I have a pretty simple spam protection set up - just a very simple text box that has to be filled out correctly per instructions directly above the box. It's the same instructions and box on every page, so I guess once one spammer figures out the word, they can pass it along to all the other spammers they work with. Anyway, I changed the word and the spam actually making through the filter dropped off almost entirely. That ought to work for a few months, at least.

Anyway, here were the ten most popular pages on this site for the end of 2013.

Top 10 for November 2013

  1. Blog - A Skeptical Look at MBT Shoes
  2. Blog - Obamacare Lives (A Discussion of the Individual Mandate)
  3. Blog - Carter Wind Energy
  4. Blog - Running AutoCAD R14 in XP Pro 64
  5. Autogyro History & Theory
  6. Blog - Email Debunking - 1895 8th Grade Final Exam
  7. Blog - Another Similarity Between Osiris & Jesus
  8. Blog - Texas Board of Education - Bad Results for Science Standards
  9. Blog - Origin of Arabic Numerals - Was It Really for Counting Angles?
  10. Blog - Our Litigious Society?

Top 10 for December 2013

  1. Blog - A Skeptical Look at MBT Shoes
  2. Blog - Obamacare Lives (A Discussion of the Individual Mandate)
  3. Blog - Review of Ray Comfort's New Movie - Evolution vs. God, Part I
  4. Blog - Email Debunking - 1895 8th Grade Final Exam
  5. Blog - Gamera II Human Powered Helicopter Sets New Record
  6. Blog - The Universe Is Big
  7. Blog - Friday Bible Blogging - 2 Chronicles 31 to 2 Chronicles 36
  8. Blog - Response to Global Warming Denialist E-mail - Volcanoes and Global Cooling
  9. Blog - Running AutoCAD R14 in XP Pro 64
  10. Blog - Friday Bible Blogging - The Book

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