Saturday, September 22, 2007

Motigo - Overview Continents

On my website the Motigo statistics are now running quite some years. Just last month the 50.000th visitor came in! It gives an idea of whicht continents the visitors come from. Africa is still not connected. Since the topic on this website is Mail-Art, this shows where the interest comes from.

Motigo - Overview Countries

The statics from Motigo are always instersting because they give historical information. An example you see above. It is the current status on the blog:

which is a collaborative blog with now 41 authors. It's Autority is already 9 abd growing. You can see that most visitors come from the USA after the start about 3 months ago. Because of the few statistic-programms attached to the site, this is visible.

Statcounter graphics

As you can see Statcounter has some very nice ways of showing the statistics. The website is bases on a PHP-system. It even allows you to export your MySQL database as an CSV-file or Excell-Spreadsheet. so if you need the data for research, taht is very usefull.

New Counter

At you can find the details for yet another statistical program that is available for free. In future postings I will analyse the different options of the counters I have installed. To compair the Counter 1 and 2 I have set the starting pont identical (yes, you can do that). So if things go right the counters will give the same number. If not, one has missed a hit....

Friday, September 21, 2007

Technorati Blog Info update

Sooner then I expected the Authority of this new blog went up to Authority 1. Not sure why it went that quickly. Only after 25 postings the program already upgraded the level. Other blogs are still waiting to get this.

New link

Kat van Trollenberg reacted with the link: which she suggested I should explore. Off course I will do so. The RSS and other aspects still have to be dealt with here....

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Hits according to eXTReMe Traching

The statistical programm eXTReMe Tracking has several menu's you can go through. One of them shows the hits per day. It is devided in 3 part to filter out the reloads. On the first day of the site I mainly caused the hits myself while testing the programms. Now it registers not that many reloads anymore

Motigo - Countries-overview

On a group I asked a few people to have a look at the blog so they could give some feedback. Actually I did get a few e-mails too, and also I now can show you how the hits are registered in the programms. First sample: the countries overview from Motigo. You can see from which countries the visitors came and how the percentages are for each countries.

Counter on 20-9-2007

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Motigo Statistics - Countries

The first hits from abroad start to come in. Only one day after the site was started. In the statistical database that Motigo is building for this blog I can see where they come from East-coast and West-coast of Amerika.

eXTReMe Tracking - Summary

After the first testings of this blogs all seems to work fine. I even tried a google search and see it gets indexed. So the registration is done for today.

Be Patient

The first rule when you are dealing with Seach Engine Marketing is: be Patient. When you have added tools and you have tested if they work, give the 'system' time to catch up. The indexing of the major machines is done on a frequent basis but always takes a bit of time. Sometimes it is minutes, sometimes hours, bur for major indexing jobs it takes days.

Google Blog Search

The takes some time before a new website of blog is published. Sometimes days. The Blogs system of Google works quite quick. My last postings already can be found. All words and especially the labels are indexed so quickly, I can see the list only a few hours later. Have a look and search for something at:

An 'official' online library

The Internet gives birth to an 'official' online library

Sunday, June 24, 2007

By Adrian McCoy, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Post-Gazette's Adrian McCoy keeps an eye on the Internet and any online developments in arts and entertainment.

The Internet has been around long enough to have its own attic -- an ever-expanding repository of art, pop culture and information. It's the San Francisco-based Internet Archive, a Web site where surfers can spend hours exploring a universe of archived books, films, music and more.

It's not just any old online attic, though. In May, California officially recognized the Internet Archive, established in 1996, as a library. The designation makes the online archive eligible to apply for several federal grant programs that are administered by the state of California.

But even more importantly, says Brewster Kahle, Internet Archive founder and digital librarian, was the recognition that a digital library is on equal footing with a print material archive -- that the Internet is becoming "more a part of our real civic structure."

The IA Web site explains, "Libraries exist to preserve society's cultural artifacts and to provide access to them. If libraries are to continue to foster education and scholarship in this era of digital technology, it's essential for them to extend those functions into the digital world. Without cultural artifacts, civilization has no memory and no mechanism to learn from its successes and failures."

From vintage newsreels to recently uploaded V-logs, there's a good chance they are stored somewhere in the Internet Archive. Grateful Deadheads can follow the band in cyberspace from the '60s through the '90s in a series of live concerts preserved in their entirety. Or fans can download a recording of Allen Ginsberg teaching a poetry class, hear a Groucho Marx radio program or watch a move or classic cartoon.

In terms of pure entertainment, the IA is treasure trove. Much of the material it contains is either in the public domain or posted under a creative commons license, in which copyright holders can grant some distribution rights to the public.

Music fans can listen to live performances by contemporary artists or hear a radio broadcast from decades ago. Audio files can be downloaded or streamed. Many little-known bands, and a few well-known ones, have current shows posted here -- including Hank Williams III and Gomez (including their June 2006 show here at Mr. Small's Theatre).

There's a collection of vintage radio dramas and comedy programs: among them, Bob and Ray, "The Adventures of Superman," "The Inner Sanctum" and Groucho Marx and "You Bet Your Life," along with big band broadcasts and World War II news reports. The famous Orson Welles "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast, which touched off a nationwide panic about space invaders, is stored here, along with all the other Mercury Theater radio plays.

There are more than 800 feature films and shorts to watch, including George Romero's "Night of the Living Dead" -- one of the most popular movie downloads on the site -- and other classics such as "Rashomon," "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari," "Battleship Potemkin" and "His Girl Friday." There are many B horror movies as well, along with instructional and industrial films and classic animation from Warner Bros. and Max Fleischer.

Book lovers can browse through collections of old books, which are stored as PDF files, complete with illustrations. Some are e-books contributed by the Project Gutenberg online library.

The IA has gone a long way with digital preservation, too. In the deepest recesses of this online attic, The Wayback Machine stores snapshots of long-gone Web pages. According to Wikipedia, by 2006 the Wayback Machine occupied two petabytes (that's two quadrillion bytes) of memory storage space, and is growing rapidly.

For those who are nostalgic for their old computer programs, there's The Classic Software Preservation Project (CLASP), an archive of retail software dating back to the 1970s, along with collections of freeware and shareware.

All of this great stuff is accessible at no cost, but users are encouraged to donate to the site.

Source :

The Archive Organisation - Sample

My oldest website ( was started in 1996. In 2001 I purchased a read domain-name and then the Archive became active and picked up my website. Through this website I can still get access to all these older versions of my website. So when I lost data somewhere over the years, I can still dig (and not always find what I looked for). As you can see the Archive is pretty up-to-date as it has already registered the updates of August 2007. A website of a college I used to work for but doesn't exsist anymore I could also find bak. It surpised a college when I showed him that his creation (he made the website) is still archived somewhere.

The Archive Organisation

There is an other interesting place on the Internet: The Way Back Machine can be found on:
Behind this simple URL there is a world open for you. Believe it or not: The whole Internet is being archived for you. Not the smal websites that stay in the air for onlyu a few months, but the larger ones. When your blog gets larger, it will be picked up and archived. Every update is registered, and even better, the complete website can be found back in the form it once used to be. If you have a website that is a bit longer in the air, you will be surprised. If the website is now gone (e.g. the contract with the provider is cancelled and the website is deleted), you can still find these older versions of websites through this large undertaking.

PageRank - Measuring

When you know what PageRank is you will wonder what the Pagerank of your site is. For this new site it is off course still ZERO. But I measured it for an other site I have in the air ( which I measured through one of the tools available for us:

The results are quite interesting. It seems it has a 4/10 score

Free Counter on 19-9-2007

The counters are running. The Free Counter now registers the amount above. You can compare it to the actual counter.

eXTReMe Tracker - How it Looks like

When Your Tracker is installed the little button on your blog gives access to this wealth of information. Anybody can now see through which links and searchwords your site is found. It helps also by the finding of the Meta Tags one whould have placed on your blog (more about that later).

Technical Details eXTReMe Tracker

The Tracker-code has to be copied into the source of your page integrally and without *any* changes. Only then the tracking will be accurate. If you change the code eXTReMe digital shall have the right to suspend services. The button included within the code must be visible on your page and in the size as exposed.

With the eXTReMe Tracker you get every advanced feature required to picture the visitors of your website. Conveniently arranged, numbers, percentages, stats, totals and averages. All the way up from simple counting your visitors until tracking the keywords they use to find you.
Information you can't website without!


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• Summary
Totals and Averages
• Basic Tracking 1
Unique Visitors:
- Days
- Weeks
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- Hours of the day
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• Basic Tracking 2
Incl., Excl. Reloads:
- Days
- Weeks
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• Geo Tracking
• System Tracking
JavaScript Enabled
Operating Systems
Screen Resolutions
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• Referrer Tracking 1
Last 20
Last 20 from Email
Last 20 from Searchengines
Last 20 Queries
Last 20 from Usenet
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Totals by Source:
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Totals by Searchengine:
- 24 most popular engines
All Keywords
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Extreme Tracker

A new addition to this blog: The eXTReMe tracker. It works fast and extracts the basic details of a visitor. It goes much further then the Motigo statistical information. It also includes:

1. IP-numbers
2. Historical details of the URL's where your visitors come from
3. Historical details of the search words your visitors used
4. Historical details of all othet details.

Motigo only remembers the information of the last 200 visitors, but displays the historical data in nice graphic views. Extreme tracker gives very handy lists to analyze your site after it has been some time in the air. Both statistical programms have a free and a commercial version. The free one is off course also used to make PR for their product. Also from this source I will give some samples of the results when this blog is a bit longer in the air. One of the coming days I expect the first real visitors who don't even know how this site has been build.

The funny thing will be to go back to the first post of this site. You can then discover how the building fase went and how things are done....

PageRanks - Theory

Google searches more sites more quickly, delivering the most relevant results.


Google runs on a unique combination of advanced hardware and software. The speed you experience can be attributed in part to the efficiency of our search algorithm and partly to the thousands of low cost PC's we've networked together to create a superfast search engine.
The heart of our software is PageRank™, a system for ranking web pages developed by our founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin at Stanford University. And while we have dozens of engineers working to improve every aspect of Google on a daily basis, PageRank continues to play a central role in many of our web search tools.

PageRank Explained

PageRank relies on the uniquely democratic nature of the web by using its vast link structure as an indicator of an individual page's value. In essence, Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B. But, Google looks at considerably more than the sheer volume of votes, or links a page receives; for example, it also analyzes the page that casts the vote. Votes cast by pages that are themselves "important" weigh more heavily and help to make other pages "important." Using these and other factors, Google provides its views on pages' relative importance.

Of course, important pages mean nothing to you if they don't match your query. So, Google combines PageRank with sophisticated text-matching techniques to find pages that are both important and relevant to your search. Google goes far beyond the number of times a term appears on a page and examines dozens of aspects of the page's content (and the content of the pages linking to it) to determine if it's a good match for your query.


Google's complex automated methods make human tampering with our search results extremely difficult. And though we may run relevant ads above and next to our results, Google does not sell placement within the results themselves (i.e., no one can buy a particular or higher placement). A Google search provides an easy and effective way to find high-quality websites that contain information relevant to your search.

©2007 Google , source :

Where do they all come from

The first hit from Los Angeles was registered by Motigos. This programm also shows on a map where all the visitors come from. I will publish these schemes here now and then so you can see how things develope here.

Let Technorati PING your blog

In one of the statistical programms I see that a machine searched my new blog:

19 september 13:47h
Performance Systems International, Los Angeles, California, Verenigde Staten

This was caused by a request I placed on the Technorati site to PING my blog. They also scanned the tags that I am placing with each entry. These tags will be used to index the site and make it possible to let people find this text. It all takes a few days (or sometimes just hours) before it becomes active, but the inter-networking has started. The his form "Performance Systems International" was registered by the Motigo-statistical programm. Actually also the first foreign hit for the site. In the near future surely more will start to follow since the site is now being (or already has been) indexed by two large search-engines.

Add URL to Google

Because a site has to be found the URL has to be indexed in the major search-engines. There are expensive tools for this, but a first right step is to report your new site to Google:

Offcourse there is a special box where you have to type in a code. This is to prevent programms to send constantly URL's to the Google database that need indexing.

Google is a source for other search-engines as well. I'll come back to the theme search-engines soon. A first indexing gets into the system, and it might start to cause visitors that come tou your site because of specific words that you mention on your site.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Statistics on Technorati of my Blogs

Here is an update of the current state of Autority on my Blogs. As you can see the Statistical Blog has no Authority yet. Others do pop up because I am doing things. The Mail-Art Projects blog even raised a point. Later I will explain why.

Adding you blog to Technorati

At the link: you can add your blog to a growing number of blogs that are indexed by this majr player in the field. You need to have a profile first, but then you can add your blogs to that account. Claiming a blog means that you need a small link to their site that is detected by their spiders. It they do, they index your blog and also use the tags you might have used for indexing it. All in all, the interlinking now starts.

At first you don't have an Autority, but when more links come to your blogs this Authority grows. I have now 10 blogs claimed under one account, so I will give you frequent updates here on how these Authorities rise and how I managed to do that. Don't think it is an easy process. It is part in the Search-engine marketing one needs to know, and also realize it is hard work and not simple use a simple tool. More soon. With this blog I start at sero. I build up the tools and you can backtrach how things develope....

Monday, September 17, 2007

New Counter: Motigo

The Motigo is now added as well. You can find these on:

The advantage of these counters is that you get quite specific information on the visitors of the site. It includes historical data, countries, Browser-information, etc. In the following postings I will tell you some more about these details, and actually show you a few. All I need is a few more hits for these counters and then the illustrations will also become interesting for you and me/

First Counter

The first counter that I added comes from: They don't give a lot of details for the user, but then again, the installing is quite easy. A short script has to be added to your source code and it immediately works. The first hits are probably caused by myself while testing. But as soon as other counters start to work you will see them going up simulteneously....

Start of this Blog

You might wonder, yet another blog. Well, this one has only one specif goal. To analyze the data of the visitors that get here. So, without knowing it, you are part of the experiment. I will add several counters and software tools to test how it works. And the results, I will publish them here as well. That might help you in finding out what you would like to do on your own blog.

Extreme Tracking

eXTReMe Tracker