Understanding Webalizer Statistics

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Most blogs and websites come pre-installed with Webalizer, a web server log file analysis program. Understanding the data provided by Webalizer will help you know more about your site’s visitors and how you can better serve them.

Webalizer.org provides a “Simpleton’s Guide to Web Server Analysis,” but it is lengthy, so in this post we’ll “cut to the chase,” so to speak, and list the specific terms associated with Webalizer and what they mean to us as bloggers. This link provides an example of what the Webalizer stats look like.

To access the Webalizer data on your site, enter your blog’s URL followed by /cpanel. You’ll be required to enter the username and password from your web host, which may or may not be the same as the username and password to your WordPress dashboard.

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Google Search for Bloggers: 23 Tips

Most of us use Google Search on a daily basis. I use it so frequently, it’s set as my home page. Today’s post shares 23 ways bloggers can use Google Search more effectively.

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WordPress TV: A Collection of How-To Videos

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WordPress TV is a collection of help and tutorial videos on WordPress for beginners and experts alike. At this “information central” site, you  can browse by category or type keywords into the search box if you have a particular topic in mind you’d like to learn more about.

There is a variety of information at WordPress TV. For example, under the “writing” category, you can learn how to schedule a post for a later date, create an excerpt using the “more” tag, set a post (or blog) to private, use the QuickPost function, create a poll, and other articles.

The categories list at WordPress TV is extensive. A few you may find helpful include Blog Management, Blogging Tools, Media, Plugins, SEO, Themes, and more. You may wish to bookmark this site for future reference.

Until next time,

Happy Blogging!

Content Theft Prevention Plugin

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Providing fresh and unique content is vital to a blog’s growth, and preventing others from copying and pasting your posts and images has been difficult. Until now. The Computer Tech Tips and Computer Tricks Blog shares a WordPress plugin that not only disables text selection/right-click function, it displays a message to would-be content thieves and tracks their IP address so blog owners have proof, should you need it.

Step-by-step download and installation instructions are available at the Wp-PreventCopyBlogs plugin homepage. The plugin is free, but the site owner has a PayPal donate link for those who wish to contribute.

(Note: I have not yet test-driven this plug-in, but I’ve had people ask me about this issue, so I thought I’d share this link with my readers.)

Evernote: 34 Ways to Remember Everything

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Evernote is a web service and software application that allows users to collect notes and information. Basically, you can capture all sorts of digital information and store it in your Evernote files, which are automatically indexed and made searchable by title, keyword, or tag.

Basically, Evernote is the online equivalent of Microsoft’s OneNote or Mac’s Notebook. You can set up a free account with limited monthly usage or purchase a premium account for $5/month or $45/year.

Here are 34 ways to use Evernote:

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