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March 2011

time warp

Finally - after years and years of trial and error, smoking pc's and phone lines - I managed to email back in time!


Just by a few minutes only this time, but one of these days someone may be able to read my answer before they even asked the question!

The ultimate "your site cannot be found cold call" stopper - StatCounter

For as long as we manage our own website, blogs and most other online presences we are using StatCounter for web traffic analytics.
StatCounter gives you much more indebt insight in various statistics than IMHO Google Analytics, specially the "visitor path".
I can give you plenty of examples, but that's for another post.

Beta (New) has just got better


Since the launch of the Beta version, with brand new features making navigation between various projects simpler, I've switched from the old to the new StatCounter site.
During this short time, the good people of StatCounter keep improving the features, giving you more instant extra data.

The statistics of StatCounter has helped us improve our website, we keep an eye on most frequently used search phrases and implement those in our pages or, as happened a few times, wrote whole new pages/guides based on it. The "7 Easy Steps to Repair/Restore your parquet floor" is one of those examples - and within days this page was (and is) one of the most popular pages on our site (and bringing in new clients frequently).


We know our website, blog and other presence often score high on many Google searches - and still you get, sometimes on a weekly base, those calls from SEO businesses.

"We couldn't find your website on Google, we can help you getting better found" - The Holy Script of all of them I think. My standard answer is always: well, fortunately for us, our clients and prospects can and do find us.

And now this new feature in the New StatCounter will stop them right in their track:


Just a few examples (at the moment the ranking icon shows only when the searcher used the redirect - cached page).

So, SEO cold callers, be warned. We've now got even more proof you are telling porkies!