I fixed yet another WordPress theme that had hidden text embedded in it today! These designers either aren’t thinking at all or they just don’t know any better. Either way, I feel bad for people that end up with themes that can do more harm than good. Never, ever use hidden text in your site. It isn’t worth it.
If you’re worried about having problems like that in your theme, download one of the themes I’ve optimized for search engines. I went through each one of them with a fine-toothed comb.
Thanks For Lunch!
Both Gerri and Liz bought me lunch today! You guys get links for being so freaking cool. I hope a million people visit your sites. Gerri holds the record for buying me the biggest lunch – she sent me $14. I think she might have tried to send me $10 in the beginning because I figured out my plugin was charging $4 for shipping. Let me know if you want a refund Gerri!
You guys rock and deserve to be mentioned. Thanks again! If anyone is dying to buy me lunch, look for the Wendy’s sign in my sidebar.
Technorati Authority – 1,002
CourtneyTuttle.com’s Technorati authority passed 1,000 earlier today. Technorati authority is calculated by counting the number of unique blogs that have linked to this site. The total number of links sits at 2,562. I just have to say thanks for everyone that has linked to my site and I promise I’ll keep trying to help everyone out as much as I can!
Alexa Ranking Improved To 34,817
The last time I reported my Alexa ranking it sat barely under 50,000. That was under a month ago, so it has moved quite a bit since then. Alexa uses a three month average to determine their rankings. According to them, I get more traffic than all but 34,816 sites in the world. My one week average is currently 21,465 so I expect to get into that range with the next month or two.
The Alexa widget is on crack and still shows the site at 38,524. It always runs a few days behind schedule. If you go to my rankings page at Alexa you can find what the real ranking is.
My ranking in the United States has improved to 7,865. I don’t know if i ever thought I would be in the top 10,000 websites in the U.S. but I’ll take it.