Sunday, November 26
Or, why I hate Google Image Search
Bad Example is a typical mid-list blog. It's actively updated, it has a certain number fans, it gets a decent number of readers and comments.
It's been trucking along at 20 to 30GB of bandwidth per month, until last month, when it suddenly spiked to nearly 100GB. So far this month it's over 130GB. And I couldn't work out why.
Until I trawled through the Apache logs.
And found 25,000 hits to the archive page for September '05 in the past five days.
Turns out that page just happens to be the number 2 hit on Google Image Search for "olsen twins nude".* And the number 1 search is obviously an error, so...
So. Here's Pixy's Tip of the Day: Forget all that SEO crap. It doesn't work. Just post pictures of the Olsen twins wearing butterfly pasties, and watch your server go up in smoke.
Thursday, November 09
I'm hanging it up for the night, er, morning. Unlike Michael Moore in 2004, however, I will not be staying in bed for three days in a catatonic state. I will not need PEST shock therapy. I will not move to Australia.
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