By 2007 I had developed my search engine and was ahead of all the rest.
My search engine gave me hundreds of keywords in the search engines.
By 2009 I started to have a lot of competition in the market.
Some folks would put up a dozen sites at once, mostly with duplicate content, but this
was years ago and Google is not as forgiving to them as they used to be.
Then I developed my map tool.
It provides over 100 pages that show up in Search Engines.
It has been a fantastic success. :)
Helping Your Clients, Find You.
2012 my Events Map ... a real hit. :)
Today, there is an incredible amount of competition in the market.
Everybody and their brother has a project.
Salesmen in all forms from everywhere ...
Mostly selling that tired old bag of tricks ... lol
So, ... FREE still Wins ...
By having everyone's site, location or events listed, we
just have more things for search engines to refer.
Free however, is not Free, ...
It costs you, your time and your effort to push the buttons. :)
Some words about the numbers, ...
If you notice the counter that runs on lots of the bottoms of pages and
the total number shown here do not match.
They are 2 seperate counters that have been running for all of these years.
Another detail is search engines. We have a lot of search engine visits
that are not filtered by my stuff I built 10 years ago ...
Those visits are a "noise floor", of visits created by robots, like Google ,
the and lots of searchers, hackers and spammers probing that totals some part of
300-400 unique daily visitors. We have been online for so long,
and have so much content for them to harvest.
Add in that there are over 100+ pages at Grand Lake Links that are not counted.
For a few years it was "Old Fashioned" to count visitors. So the maps don't count toward
Unique Daily Visitors. Only Page Views. ... hundreds of thousands of page views in the maps.
And many pages that were produced before I started counting visitors and we have a
lot of visitors to Grand Lake Links ... :)
And a kicker is that "REMOTE_ADDR", HTTP_CLIENT_IP, HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR, HTTP_X_FORWARDED,
And the various ways folks share IPs. The visitor count can be low.
There is only so many hours in a lifetime, so we are going with what we have.
We don't count everybody, many pages are not counted at all, and a lot of the search engines click our counters.
So I watch the value over around 3-5 hundred like I mentioned above.
No matter, we get a lot of traffic. :)
And, More people are on the net each day for years now.
Sorry, I Can't get IE to quit leaving tracks on the screen ...