Finally I finished up with my small adult empire, so far so good, and now it just need to settle on the CDN and within the various Search Engines. It seems traffic has increased after starting to use another tactic on how to present content towards the users and Search Engines. Before the content were displayed with PermaLinks Structure http://glovm.com/%postname%/ but I have changed this into http://%postname%.glovm.com instead. It means my server currently serves around 12000 subdomains pointing into the glovm.com top-level domain. I have made a screenshot from Cloudflare.com to give you a perspective what traffic level my network is running at right now.
Besides that I have made the other domains into small Search Engines (example) where users are presented with a cse custom search feature and some webcam profiles on entering the website. Furthermore I was going to test Google Adwords with my Whitelabel website liveshow18.com but it seems Adwords doesn't want to advertise for sites like this even though the ads would be limited to be displayed only on adult related search terms like, adult chat, adult livecam chat etc. This resulted in me having to fire up Adobe Photoshop and make a creative myself to try another approach. The result is here http://ahreally.com where I need to adjust the explicit pictures into softcore erotic pictures instead or simply replace them. My sponsor Bongacash.com seem to have catched up a bit presenting nice numbers from the latest pay-period.
So running over statistics my heart nearly took a hit because I thought my site was slow and alot of online users were displayed in the Current Sessions statistics in the footer of my website. Got happy and thought "Hey, either I must upgrade or the site would suffer from being underdimensioned in connection capacity making everything slower", this was until I looked closer into who were online and saw that SEMRush were indexing my site. This is a good thing, however sending appr. 50.000 sessions simultanously isn't really pleasant to my real users and therefor I blocked the bots running on the site to get a real feeling of what is what. I both blocked via .htaccess (anothe,r link2) and PHP to be safe sure.
Here are the entries for .htaccess and your index.php file if you'd like to block SEMRush (remove the tags to regain getting indexed, SEMRush can be a valuable asset in your webmaster toolbox of source sites where you can analyze data and it can even help you get ideas to improve your website):
BrowserMatchNoCase SemrushBot bad_bot
Deny from env=bad_bot
PHP entry inside the index.php home file
header('HTTP/1.0 403 Forbidden');
echo "Blocked temporary!";
While I do agree that bots are a must to index the whole thing, there's really no need to have hundreds of bots using the site at the same time on the same site. Bots likes to surf porn? ;-D This is my own "failure" though, since I'm using another tactic instead of related feeder sites, all domains that I use for this network are being *redirected* to midnight12.com to serve what people are looking for when they enter one of the network domains. 90% of my traffic are visitor type-in traffic originating from good keyword domains. Bad thing is the address URI changes in the browser but that's really the only downside to it. It's the best setup to gain traffic level besides doing onsite SEO and keeping to the strategy of building more sites with content related to the niches that are targeted. I will optimize the code to be more friendly if someone is looking into copy parts of the website for their own sake. Copyright wise I really don't mind if ie. a footer link or sourcecode link <!-- source: domain.com --> appears somewhere if you're happy with the result otherwise just keep the source private and see how far you can bring it ;-)
Online life right now.
Pornhub.com made some cool changes I noticed, logo changed and thought I've just got myself a friend, not sure if it has something to do with me visiting their very large library of porn or if they are just happy to have friends around on the large premise of the internet. I'm trying to promote content that suits my own personal taste (this being a big mistake because the site would get more traffic if it hosted all niches), perfect content does exist but is really really rare, mostly only few streams per website if your even that lucky. If I started importing content from 3rd party feeds there should be enough for all sexualities the coming 1001 years. This would be a bad idea because my server produces timeouts at around 60.000 simultanious connections and getting indexed for that much content would produce a traffic level that would make midinght12.com too slow for users to be happy surfing it.
The chance of hundreds of bots on your site is however slightly unreal because you probably don't have 40 related top-level .com .dk .net domains pointing to your site with A Record <Apache Server bound IP > and CNAME www linkedsite.com.
In Chrome Browser this produces a nice redirect that doesn't make your domain take a hit but instead just making a refferer on the target site logs. The theory is "The more the merrier" and site wise this suits me perfect because there's no need to have alot of sites promoting a product/niche showing shared content even though this means more content space as in more place for advertisements. Will see where it ends someday. Right now I'm testing theories gathered from years of surfing the internet.
Content must be unique to every site in your network to be home safe. This also protects you from "Duplicate content" which in reality is "Duplicate tags content". Google is a META Search Engine and looks into your content to make their algorithm produce SERP results.
Duplicate content could be <title>, <h1> and <meta> while <body> is the Search Engine´s Metadata to sort out relevancy, in between subpages on the same domain. If the same code is mentioned on another site it's something else which is called Hype. Hype is a very good thing and only seldom achieved, depends on ones network but also sometimes wallet size or product popularity, first to mill serves as father about the hyped content.
Bing is more relaxed as Google and they work slightly different, thanks for that, this is probably from being the youngstar in the group of Search Engines trying to finetune their algorithm to suit most of their users personality/personal preference/taste best, I guess this is what they call personalized content which normally runs per account like on Google. Before it was a voting/rating system that worked per-click ranking SERP results which Google Toolbar started to introduce (they were most likely the first to combine clicks/popularity with content Metadata and present them as a relavance search result, devided by keywords and present this too as a product, keyword ads/adwords).
Storage, Streaming OS and some music.
Smartphones could learn from dualboot systems though they (producers like Motorola, Nokia, Apple, Samsung, HTC, Huawei and the new pet Xaomei) also as ourselves like focus and else they are looking for commitment to a brand, customer care and giving an individual experience. Freedom of flavour for the ones with no concerns.
Actually I have a project that is serving a bootable Operative System via netboot feature IPX. Just need some working clients that will be served centralized and then have a GUI giving the users the free choice of OS and flavour. Developers should be able to upload their ISO and working configuration to get listed on the boot GUI. Maybe through paying a fee. If a user needs a legal license to "play" the system then the system could use the working internet connection and paying with a creditcard option for what they need and store it per account. Flat-clients are used in businesses, they don't need to be able to play high-def games or read and store on really fast SSD discs. The thing I'm working with is however suited for both Desktop computers along with flat-clients only using local storage as a backup drive. It would bring all the available Operative Systems (all the different workspace/desktops) as networkboot option into all computers that support the IPX netboot feature, which in the end would mean a live system personalized catered to each enduser which I think is what Microsoft is aiming for building their OS entrance when installing, taking their Windows 8.1Pro installer into notice?
On fiber connections there will not be any speed issue. Fiber connections even work faster than a current-state harddrive. The only limit is the Wifi connection or cable connection to the desktop (cable being the slowest but most secure solution).
Future looks bright :-)
As I read the news UK is passing on a law next month to give users of free porn another hurdle (turnoff). Users need to prove they are 18 years old in order to access the pages. While I do agree not to show porn to minors and children below 18 years of age - this raises a new problem for website owners aswell. They need to figure out how to make it technical possible. The words free porn also comes to mind, because it will not be free for any longer. It´ll be locked away. I know this has been working for a few years in Germany - Link to article on dr.dk and Link to article on The Guardian.
OK. So all together it seems I finally managed to build a website that looks pretty cool, design wize - and works flawless technically. The website is running on one dedicated server (midnight12.com). Platform is Joomla 3.1.0 running with some plugins and customized modules to make it all look good and jelly.
The template on the website is a customized version of protostar, default Joomla template. DNS is managed by Namecheap.com and consist of 1. A record 51.77.1XX.2XX, 2. CNAME www.midnight12.com. I use CNAME for the www part as its recommended by Google for best practises when running a website and if you want to keep away from duplicate content. Traffic is coming in and I do see some activity in regards to member registrations and visitors - so it turns out to be quite a nice project - I know from past projects that if one is consistant with updates and let the time pass some, the Search Engines and your visitors will thank you by keep coming back :-)
My best advice is to build a website towards the visitors and not to please the Search Engines, since it is your visitors that will be using your website. The SE´s are just a pleaser factor to make it easier for you to get settled and move on to different projects or to broaden your existing website with new and fresh content. Advertisements are going to be the next step for midnight12.com and I know exactly how that will turn out. Really fucking expensive, but alot of visitors to pay the bill by using my sponsors (affiliate programs I am using).
Here´s a screenshot for the people who are technical savvy.
Some music to start the day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKdOrFGojQE
Settled for a final solution. Instead of having to host the DNS myself, I'm going to use Namecheap´s DNS setup and get the traffic flow that way around. It also is more easy on the server and features DDoS attack protection aswell. A record for midnight12.com is @ 51.77.1XX.2XX, CNAME www.midnight12.com and a mail IP (mail.midnight12.com). It should be sufficient to keep everything running for that site. All the feeders are still running and more has been added. Did some traffic flow interventions as well on existing sites to conform with the new site as a new member of the family. Redirecting 404 traffic to midinight12.com now as well from some sites. Funny thing is that when mingling with the DNS it sometimes makes a burp and throws in another site of mine, as if it´s all floating in the air working together with references. Kind of funny. Cache maybe? Also discovered it with emails that if an email is catched from a site that does not have email setup, it forwards the email to the known owners primary email address. Crrrazy place this internet ;-) Oh well.. final music before bedtime: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hzssKb9940
I've been spending some time on Midnight12 with setting up DNS and getting everything ready to make the site possible. Perfect setup. One should figure that a tube is supposed to be uploaded to - but I stumbled into a problem considering upload and Cloudflare. They have a filesize limit for uploads making it impossible for me to keep using them because it's simply to small. 100MB (500MB with an Enterprise solution) doesn't even cover 5mins of video means I need to supply myself with DNS server. Good thing is that the server i purchased from OVH comes with everything: DNS, WWW, FTP, MySQL and all bells and whistles which basically means I can move from Cloudflare onto my own premises. Let's see how the site works when it has moved. I kinda got to like their statistics, but I have my own as well :-) I also finally tweaked Apache2, MySQL and PHP so the settings should be perfect for hosting a large amount of visitors daily. The problem occured while I was trying to upload larger videos, I simply could not understand why the server kept disconnecting/refusing connection after a few moments of uploading. I finally found the culprit and uploads work again.
Cloudflare maximum upload size:
Updated the images (statistics) a bit. Scroll further down the page to watch the screenshots.
I've been working on a small project to learn more about how to tweak a site into receiving as much organic website traffic from Search Engines as possible.
The website address is http://www.glovm.com . It features thousands of reviews/profiles from various providers within the adult webcam industry.
At first I thought it would be a good idea to buy some hosting. I found a hosting provider who had some nice packages to choose from and they are not all too expensive, it even comes with CDN (Content Delivery Network) which means they will port content out to satellite servers closer to the visitors reducing load times for visitors. The whole setup was purchased for around 175Euro and lasts 1 year. However I did extend the time with one year extra means it will not die off before 2021.
I installed Wordpress 1-click which basically means that it updates Wordpress automatically without needing me to interfer. I gathered a few plugins and a theme that works perfectly with the content the site is distributing. After a few days I noticed traffic coming in. There haven't been many sales yet and I will tweak the site more into a salespitch rather than just serving as a ressource.
Right now the website receives 3.8K visitors per day on average. I do hope this will get better with time - all traffic now is type-ins and organic Search Engine traffic coming from Yandex, Google, Bing and Baidu, etc.
In a not so far future from now, I'm going to purchase a Dedicated server with a handfull of IP's as this is a must since shared hosting accounts tend to fail with this type of website. This also enables me to do a bit more SEO work on the side resulting in more visitors to the website. It will also help on loading times. Here you can see a graph from my Urchin 6 log stats :)