I haven’t posted a maintenance update since December it looks like. I don’t know what all I’ve changed before today, but here is what I did today:
- Updated Akismet to 2.1.6
- Akismet’s blocked over 5,500 spam comments and counting.
- Updated Google’s Sitemap Generator to 126.96.36.199
- Updated Simple Tags to 1.5.6
- Deleted several spam user accounts. I have no idea why they keep getting created so often, they aren’t leaving comments or spam anywhere.
- Added Feedburner site tracking code into posts
- Removed the feedburner redirection link from the titles in the rss feed
- Changed the feedburner location to http://feeds.thesh17.com/TheSh17
- Our #1 referring search term is “bioshock”
- Fixed a few bugs with the website loading
TheSh17 dot com and Zombiebait are both in need of some work. Anyone willing to help out? Send an email to johntash [at] gmail.com or leave a comment here.
Alright, so I had a text message from Kanchi last night saying the site was fucked up. I kinda ignored it because I had better things to do (like sleep.)
Turns out it really was screwed up. I checked the stats for yesterday and at a certain point in the day it dropped from hundreds of visits an hour to almost none :\
I enabled Short-URLS for mediawiki on The Sh17′s Private Project Wiki, but accidentally messed up the .htaccess file at the root of the site. It was redirecting almost all traffic (that wasn’t a real file) to the wiki for it to handle. So if you visited thesh17 dot com in the evening yesterday, you probably got some kind of authentication error. Sorry about that but everything should be fixed now.
Actually. Everythings half okay. You guys shouldn’t notice anything though. Leave a comment if you have any problems!
- Installed the WP-Super-Cache plugin for WordPress. It’s a replacement for WP-Cache that comes with WordPress. It’s supposedly a lot faster and so far seems like a good alternative especially since it supports gzip.
- Changed the sitemaps.xml file around a little bit. It no longer includes any Category or Archives type pages; Only actual posts and static pages. This should stop google (and other search engines) from sending people to a category page instead of straight to the post they were looking for.
- I did alot of cleaning of code and such that you people won’t notice, but it’s there anyway. Hopefully it’ll speed things up a little bit.
Top 5 Posts on www.thesh17.com according to traffic:
- 40,000 Blowjobs from Belgium
I’m too sure why this one is still getting a lot of hits. I think its from people searching google for “Blowjob“. Sick bastards
- Funny Motivational Posters
We actually get more traffic from google for the term “Funny Motivational Posters” than from stumbleupon
- 09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0
Everybody just wants to break the law I guess.
- Guitar Hero 3 Details and Song List
Another one mostly from google search.
- I’mah firein’ up mah ion cannon.
You’ll have to ask Kanchi why this is so popular. CnC3 has been how for how long?
We’re also starting a few other projects. One of those being a webbased MMORPG. More information will be posted when it becomes available.
I checked Google’s Webmaster Tools and saw a lot of 404 errors dealing with */Unknown
I have my 404 error page set up to email me whenever it gets hit and there’s always tons of favicon.ico
errors so I finally figured out the solution.
There’s a lot of 404 errors that look like this : “http://www.thesh17.com/wp/2007/04/17/hot-fuzz-from-the-people-who-made-shaun-of-the-dead/feed:http://www.thesh17.com/comments/feed/“
The following pages were reported as not being reachable but work fine now.
There’s 272 urls being restricted by the robots.txt
file and it cut my supplementary indexed pages down a lot. There’s 283 pages indexed by Google
Disabled the Shoutbox on the sidebar.
Removed the tag and category pages from the sitemap.xml file since they were being blocked by robots.txt anyway.
Disabled the Text Link Ads plugin.
Removed the Vizu Poll in the sidebar.
There’s some other things I did too, but I was bored and felt like listing these.
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