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My 5th Twitter Birthday

@HappyHotelier -- Twitter Birthday - twbirthday.com 2013-03-13 00-30-39

My 5th Twitter Birthday

Fun to see how many ages internet wise I’m around on Twitter. Would love to see my archives once. It seems in some parts of the World they are available for downloading


I was able to find my archive! For those who don’t know: It is somewhere in your Twitter settings where you can apply for and get a link to a zip file with all your tweets. You then can unzip the file and read all of your tweets with a browser. There are even links to the actual tweet at Twitter, albeit without much context, but from Twitter you can embed tweeds like I did my with my first ever tweet here.

Last edited by GJE on March 23, 2013 at 1:04 am

Twitter Embed

Tweets by @HappyHotelier

Just to remember the new Twitter embed which BTW works better in the sidebar than in a post….have to figure it out.

My 2013 Resolutions?

Happy 2013 to Everybody

Scarce postings here in 2013. Various reasons. I won’t elaborate here too much:
One of the reasons is me being under the hood trying to understand Thesis 2.0 which was launched beginning of October 2012. If you are interested, you can read more about it on another blog I’ve started: Chi Beheer

Chi Beheer Logo
where I’m now concentrating al my web-, WordPress- and webdesign related posts.

Furthermore, with various people from The Hague, I’ve started a Dutch language blog Haagspraak

Haagspraak Logo

My 2013 Resolutions?

Just one: The same as my one and only resolution for 2010 which I did not keep – not in 2010, not in 2011 and also not in 2012:  To really finalize the new design of my hotel website within a short time.

So my one and only resolution for 2013 is:

No more procrastinating!

Does Cloudflare Take Away Your Traffic?

Audience Overview - Google Analytics 2013-01-08 00-55-09
This image is in respect to Chair Blog

Does Cloudflare Take Away Your Traffic?

I’m not sure, but on Chair Blog, after I had enabled Google Analytics on January 15, 2012 and had enabled Cloudflare on March 5, 2012, all seemed to go reasonably smooth, until after a peak in visits on November 8, all of a sudden the pattern changed and the number of visits decreased dramatically: 50 to 60% decrease in both visitors and pageviews . For a twice monthly account I refer to the Top Chair Blog Posts category.

I’ve disabled Cloudflare (including their DNS system) on January 1, 2013 and now visits seem to increase again.

Meanwhile on the sister blog Happy Hotelier with a similar setup I have not disabled Cloudflare (yet, but will do soon) and it has no significant increase as of January 2, 2013.

Basically Chair Blog is a Photo blog and apart from a firm fan base of approximately 3,000 people on various social platforms, was getting a lot of traffic from image searches by Google. I have a suspicion that a further Panda refinement that went into works on or about November 5, 2012, left image content served via Cloudflare out…

In both cases the Analytics numbers correspond with the Jetpack stats numbers. For both sites I’ve installed Jetpack in August 2012, because of its statistics and because of its social buttons…

Anybody out there?

Update: Wednesday January 09, 2012

Yesterday after this post I’ve put Happy Hotelier’s Cloudflare on pause. Then I noticed for one or another reason Chair Blog has disappeared from my Cloudflare Dashboard…

I’ve been Twittering a bit about this issue, @Yoast says: “Doesn’t seem possible, but I have no experience with Cloudflare. The discussion with @Cloudflare thusfar:

Twitter Happy hotelier with Cloudflare

Hm…thinking of it..Quite possible that I was fed up so much with Cloudflare (also because recently I had noticed various hiccups with Cloudflare when I was editing posts) that I deleted my Chair Blog account with them…however not entirely sure about that.

After all I revisited the Cloudflare dashboard and had a look at Happy Hoteliers Cloudflare Analytics.

Which gives this picture:
Analytics - CloudFlare

Which we then have to compare with the site analytics looking like this:
Audience Overview - Google Analytics 2013-01-09 18-50-49

Hm when comparing Haagsche Suites with Chair Blog I now notice the dramatic decrease of Happy Hotelier didn’t occur exactly in the same time frame as the decrease in traffic of Chair Blog…there was an earlier decrease in Happy Hotelier’s traffic at the beginning of September. Also it is possible I had Cloudflare deactivated a couple of weeks for Happy Hotelier….

A good Cloudfare: review

Addition On Cloudflare’s blog there was some doubt initially.

Last edited on March 29, 2013 at 12:07 am