Happy new year! It’s 2009 now, and we’re heading into what will hopefully be another great year of Webmaster-Source. 2008 was a big year for Webmaster-Source. The site grew significantly, started making some decent money, and I released two WordPress plugins and started using Twitter, to name a few milestones.
Before we start the recap, let’s take a look at the statistical difference between the last 30 days, and the same time frame last year.
Current Statistics (Nov 27 – Dec 27)
- Pageviews: 30,262
- Unique Visitors: 21,495
- RSS Subscribers: 400 (average over 30 days)
- PageRank: 5
- Posts: 695
- Comments: 3,259
- Akismet Spam Comments Blocked (to date): 101,612
Compare to last year. Quite an improvement.
Notable Posts of 2008
The month of January is the month when I started using Twitter, which I like to think has benefited Webmaster-Source overall, in traffic and reader engagement.
- 8 Tips For a Blazing-Fast Blog
- How Many Images is Too Many?
- Simplify Your Search?
- Build a Print Stylesheet
- Use Your Domain as Your OpenID
- 21 High-Impact Designs
- The Three “Hotspots” In Your Web Browser
- How to Feature Your Best Posts in Your Sidebar
The GoCodes plugin was launched this month.
- Design Spotlight: Schneeballsch8 – The Duo Blog
- StumbleUpon: Beyond The “Stumble” Button
- Beware of Domain Scams
- 7 Ways to Make Your Blog Stickier
- Using WordPress Custom Fields to Control AdSense Sizes
- 7 Simple SEO Tips For Bloggers
- The iPhone and Web Design
- 31 Professional WordPress Themes
In April I bought my MacBook, around the 9th or so. A very worthwhile investment.
- Are You Pulling an April 1st Prank on Your Readers?
- 125×125 Ads: Monetize Your Blog With the Bloggers’ Ad Format
- RSS Awareness Day
- The Advantage of Web Applications
- 30 RSS Resources For the Feed-Addicted Blogger
- The Open Share Icon Project
- The Secret to Getting Traffic: Link
- 32 Lightweight Designs
- Fixed vs. Liquid Layouts
- Box o’ Net Neutrality
- Moving From Server to Server: A Guide to Switching Hosts
- Skip the Middleman: Monetizing Your Blog Without a Network
- “Push-Button Publishing”: Why It’s Important
July 10th was the release of WP125. The ad plugin took a few months to develop, and I have to say it turned out great. It’s been downloaded well over 6,000 times to date, and brings a respectable amount of traffic to Webmaster-Source.
- WP125 Plugin: Easy WordPress 125×125 Ad Management
- Today’s Lesson: Maintain and Protect Your Blogging Workstation
- Yahoo BOSS API
- 47 Inspiring Web Designs
- Cuil, The New Search Engine That Isn’t… Yet
- 15 Bloggers Worth Following on Twitter
- Poll Results: What’s Your Browser Startpage?
- Why Do We Want to Redesign Sites Too Often?
- Chrome: Google’s Shiny New Browser
- Slicehost and Linode: Affordable and Reliable VPS Hosting
- WP125 1.1 Released
- The Mobile Web Part 1: Why Go Mobile?
- The Mobile Web Part 2: Mobilize Your Site the Easy Way
- The Mobile Web Part 3: iPhonitizing Your Site Sans MoFuse
- The Mobile Web Part 4: 14 iPhone-Formatted Websites
- The Mobile Web Part 6: 7 Useful Mobile Site Resources
- Spammers Get Trickier
- ProBlogger: Secrets Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income
- Interview With Daniel Scocco of Daily Blog Tips
- Use WP125 as an Ad Rotator
- You Can’t Opt-In to Redesigns
- Why You Should Avoid Forcing New Windows
- H1 or H2? How to Handle Headers?
- WordPress Post Thumbnails
- Archives: Blogs’ Achilles’ Heel
- CSS Tip: Remove Link and Form Field Outlines
- Digg: Is it Worth Your Time?
- WP Greet Box
- How To: Integrate Non-WordPress Pages in WordPress
- Yahoo BOSS Search “Vertical Lense”
This month WSC received a major redesign that I had been working on for the previous few months.
- Welcome to Webmaster-Source 5.0
- How to Set Up a Linux Server
- Evernote: Remember Everything
- Add An Item to WordPress 2.7’s Favorites Menu
- AdSense For Domains
- IntenseDebate: The Solution We’ve Been Waiting For?
- Jakob Nielsen vs. The Designers
- How to Keep AdBlock From Hiding Your Ads
Onward to 2009
As I said last year, bring on the new year! I look forward to another year of blogging, and I hope you will all stick around and continue reading.