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Paul Nicholson
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Saturday, October 21, 2006


Up until now i haven't really promoted my blog. My wife is basically the only person that knows about it. She posted something on her site a few days ago, but as she will admit, not very many people read her site anymore because she updates it so infrequently.

Funnily enough, my lack of promotion hasn't prevented me from getting hits. I've had quite a good number actually. In fact, i've already had visitors from Turkey, Canada, Brazil, the UK, Portugal, Finland, etc etc. Here's a map showing the location of the last 10 visitors to my blog.

Most of them are just random hits from people using the "Next Blog" feature on the toolbar, but a couple actually came from people searching for "Tootoo". So i guess if i want to drive traffic i need to talk about him and link to him more.

Web geek break: For those that don't know, most search engines don't rank pages based on content, but rather what links are on your page and what pages link to you. For instance, here is Google's PageRank algorithm:

PR(A) = (1-d) + d (PR(T1)/C(T1) + ... + PR(Tn)/C(Tn))


  • PR(A) is the PageRank of page A,
  • PR(Ti) is the PageRank of pages Ti which link to page A,
  • C(Ti) is the number of outbound links on page Ti and
  • d is a damping factor which can be set between 0 and 1.

So i'm finally going to tell some friends about my blog. Most of you seeing this are probably here for that reason. Enjoy your visit. I already have more posts than will fit on one page, so make sure to check out the archives for all of October if you don't want to miss anything.

And no, i am not trying to make this a Predators blog, or hockey blog, or even sports blog. I'm just writing whatever. It happens to be the start of the hockey season and i'm a fan. Don't worry. I dont think it will be about hockey this often.

Oh - and don't forget to comment when you feel like it. You don't have to signup for anything to do it.


Amy Nicholson said...

Hey. I was so good to see you. I'm looking forward to keepin gup with you blog.

Hannah said...

Wow! How'd you get the awesome map?