Google And Bing

I am currently at the number one position on Yahoo and Bing for the phrase ‘leading conservative blog,’ and at the number three position on Google. They are results I am happy with, given it takes a long time to build blog traffic, and Qohel has only been running for about six months. I am …

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Amanda

Apologies for the lack of posts over the last few days. It has been really busy at my real job – I run a computer store, but more importantly, my sister Amanda has been seriously ill again. She has been in hospital since Friday evening. She needs constant supervision. The local hospital is small (the …

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Bing Bung

Yesterday Qohel was at the number one position on Bing for ‘leading conservative blog.’ Today it has dropped out of their listings completely. Bing’s webmaster tools report they had trouble finding my sitemap last time they crawled the site. I’ve checked that and pinged Bing with the sitemap address. But Qohel is not showing as blocked, and surely …

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Mysteries

It’s not much of a mystery in cosmic in terms, but I am still a little puzzled about why the Google advertising on this site is so consistently about eco-friendly plastic bags or solving the climate crisis – both things in which my intelligent and thoughtful readers are unlikely to be interested. Or at least, not interested in …

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Miscellaneous

1.  It’s raining on Kangaroo Island. I realise this may not be much of a cause for celebration for you, but it is for me! Most communities on KI have no mains water. We rely entirely on rain water we catch and store at home. Rains usually come in April, and here they are. Just in …

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Running On New Server

Whew! Everything transferred over quickly and easily. The new layout needs some tidying up. I will do this over  the next few days. If you notice any bugs or have any suggestions, let me know. Comment, or email me (address is on the profile page). Posting back to normal this afternoon.

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Some Disruptions Possible

Qohel has been experiencing growing traffic. We are not yet up with Andrew Bolt and Tim Blair, but we are within sight of becoming Australia’s leading independent conservative blog. Thank you! Over the next day or so (Monday in Australia) we will be moving to a new server, and making some changes to our site …

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Spam Record

Last night over 200 spam comments were sent to my post Another Rau Row. That’s a record for this blog. They were mostly advertising online gambling, but some offered cheap online prescription drugs. They all came from this IP address: 83.233.30.32 Any suggestions?

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First Day Back at Work

So posting will be a bit light. My apologies. Two months worth of accounts, phone calls, emails and clients to get my head around. I should be better organised tomorrow.

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Comments Open

OK, I am giving in on the need to register to comment. I have thought and written about this before, and would still prefer to restrict comments to registered subscribers. However, I object to having to register with every new site I want to use, and enough people have told me this requirement has stopped …

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Comments

I have had some requests to remove the registration requirement for would be commentors. The options for comments are: No comments. I don’t like this idea, because in general the blogs that work best are the ones which develop a sense of community. Allowing readers to comment is an effective way of building this community. Unbridled comments. …

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Formatting

I know there are some issues with text formatting. We are trying to get these sorted out. Thankyou for being patient.

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