Jack has vanquished technical demons to bring you the latest Jewish Carnival, don’t worry Jack.. If you were hosting with my host you’d have lost all your hair by now, in fact hosting with a host like mine is a lifetime subscription to Nair!
Getting my hands dirty to pump the numbers up
I’ve made some changes at my blog the past week or so. Because my blog was quiet for a chunk of time I have an odd traffic mix my 1st few weeks back, my numbers being low I’ve depended on search engines to feed enough hits. So I made big changes to optimize my SEO position because my blog is not very popular these days compared to previously and I can’t drive heavy traffic to links like normal, which is not good for building up traffic at all.
Thankfully changes have so far worked some. I’m getting more 1st page results on a lot of searches at google this week which is very helpful, no small feat when going up against the NY Times & Jerusalem Post lol. I doubled my google returns in the past 5 days which is good but I’m looking to jump that higher.
RSS – Most of the changes are in source & blog code so it may not be visible though they are extensive, what is visible however to the 50 or 60 people who subscribe here overall is the change to the RSS feed. My blog posts are no longer being represented in full at RSS, only the 1st few lines. I changed this as part of my SEO optimization tests and I apologize because I know how annoying that is.. I need another week or so to see some of the effects these changes have made and maybe I’ll slap the full feed back in.
My return visitors are very low since I’m pumping mostly engine traffic to my posts, I’ll have to see if this is because my posts suck like crap lately or what, which is certainly possible since I haven’t blogged a long while. Also I blog very long, but people want to read twitter two liners – That’s a problem I am aware of and discussed with a few of my regular readers, Oh well. In more exciting news McCain is speaking tonight in the US, and the NFL is back in play - go Raiders!
I had a lot of action on my blog yesterday thanks to a key stumble, there’s little mystery where the stumbler saw my post - Creating a double whammy for me, so big thanks to the council for nominating one of my posts in this weeks Watcher’s Council because it’s delicious to be amongst the council, 2 or 3 of the council members are much more than regular reads for me, amongst my top ten favorite blogs (they know who they are).
This week’s edition is being hosted by the Glittering Eye, let me just say that I am not fearful of the eye of Sauron, and actually want to be FISA’d so to speak. Go ahead, Bug my phones lol. In appreciation, here are the Council members’ posts and the non member posts for the week.. My vote if I had one could be boiled down to two words, Support Georgia.
â€œObama, Criminalizing Politics & Thinking The Unthinkableâ€
|2||Rhymes With Right
â€œGravel: Support Terrorist By Terrorizing Prosecutor And His Familyâ€
|3||Done With Mirrors
â€œLaid to Restâ€
â€œRolling Stone: Size Doesnâ€™t Matterâ€
â€œNot up to the standards of the national enquirer *UPDATED*â€
|6||The Colossus of Rhodey
â€œGreat â€” One More Thing for Which to Blame the Jews.â€
â€œWho would you want to spend time withâ€
â€œEdwards Fesses Up; Let The Games Beginâ€
|9||The Glittering Eye
â€œCivis Americanus Sumâ€
â€œFear And Loathing: The Psychosexual Element In Islamâ€
â€œTop Ten Ways The DNC Is Like The Beijing Olympicsâ€
â€œIs It An Insult To Call Obama An Affirmative Action Candidate?â€
â€œThe Columbia Journalism Reviewâ€™s Division Over Dissentâ€
â€œTo any and all U.S. forces in Georgia: STAND DOWNâ€
â€œCommon Denominator: Israel at Every Level is Prepared to Strike Iranâ€
â€œRussia Is Speaking Victorian and Thinking Paganâ€
|7||National Review Online
â€œAn Unplanned Educationâ€
|8||Right Wing Nut House
â€œUsing Ridicule As a Weapon Could Backfire on McCainâ€
|9||Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
â€œIt Was 20 Years Ago Todayâ€¦Everything Changedâ€
â€œThe crisis in Georgia, 9/11, and the lessons of gratitudeâ€
Common Denominator: Israel at Every Level is Prepared to Strike Iran – has been stumbled in the last hour, and is being featured on the Stumbleupon Israel front page, flash headers are disabled for the time being..
I hope my hosting holds, because they are coming in thick. My thanks to the stumbler who’s clearly got some serious cred! A visit + every 20 seconds, suffice to say that’s above my normal traffic. If you’re here for your 1st visit, please consider a bookmark or grab the RSS link.
Esseragoroth has the latest & greatest HH Jewish Carnival readied up for mass consumption, if you’d like to see the roundup in what surely was a busy week be sure to check it out! I think I’ll do the same.. Thanks to the hosts & the latest sponsor Jack for quality carnivalidge.
Speaking of fun times, I have a busy week ahead with a job search here in Israel picking up steam so I’ll be a bit slower on my own blog trigger.. Today would be an excellent day to read a little carnival until I can blog some tonight