The last month has been quite a busy one; I went on holiday and work is keeping me busy. However, I need to keep things going and not let large time gaps discourage me, so here is an update.
I’ve also learnt a bit about web advertising and SEO through this blog. Up until the Ultrasphinx post very few people visited this blog. Since that post I get around 5 people a day, with a couple of spikes to 10 in one day. Most of these people come from google searches (check it out), only read the ultrasphinx page, and tend not to stay long. However, a surprising number of them visit again. I have to admit to a little fear and trepidation when I first saw the explosion (albeit highly targeted) in readership. I wasn’t sure what to write. Should I write more technical articles, as that is what drives people to this blog, or just continue as before. The lack of technical things to write about made the decision for me, although I do double-check my spelling now.
In any case the extra readership hasn’t made any difference to my ad clicks or google page rank. Google still classifies cordinc.com as low popularity. No one has clicked an ad since the first week of the blog, earning me a grand total of US14cents. I had originally thought that my project could be funded by ads, but I’m not so sure now. I don’t think there is as much money in it as before so I may need to rethink the business model. Perhaps it’s best just to get the system finished first.