Visitor Record

2 year status and review

Finally the web page managed to beat the visitor record from the old car blog after I deleted back in 2017. Things looks like it will go golden if this continues! The rise in visits have really sped up after 100K visits. In a few days it is expected to pass 150.000 visits, which is 5.000 more than the old page ever got. It is also twice as fast to reach these results compared to the old one. High quality articles on a simple and easily navigable site is really beneficial.

I’ll share some statistics obtained from both internal in WordPress Statistics plugin and Google Webmaster tool. The accuracy are probably not 100% accurate, but give a reasonable estimate.

The benchmark of visitors all time vs recently. Very pleased!
1000 per week is better than a single year than the visits on the homepage of my work for an entire year.
The US is still the car capitol of the world, also other English speaking countries are heavily represented due to the page language.
I’m surprised that the w123 280CE Coupé review is the most popular page. I need to do more reviews then…!?
This is an interesting statistic from Google. It shows the results from the last 16 months. There were almost 15.000 clicks from the searches, where 313.000 references was viewed from the searches. Average CTR is the percentage of clicks vs the search result which is almost 5%.
Average position is the placement on the search order, so on average this is on the second search page as number 13. Overall pleased!
This graph shows the search engine referral clicks for the last year on different search providers. Most people still use Google as shown in the blue graph. By this I can work out what is the most popular periods during the year. August seem to be most active and end of December is totally dead. By this I can work out prediction of when sales campaigns returns the most yields, if I ever get into that.. hehe.
Personally I have switched to the DuckDuckGo search engine and is very pleased by the performance and the non tracking policy.

Happy New Year and may 2018 be filled with classic cars

2018 and things to come..

2017 has been a fantastic year for this website, almost 100.000 visitors have found it’s way to this site. That is absolutely amazing and I thank you all for the support by reading. Lets hope 2018 will be even better and with more high quality articles.

I will continue to publish DIY posts and other classic car related posts in this year to come, so stay tuned.

What new can you expect from 2018?
DIY for the W140 S600 as something new and exiting. I hardly find any information for these cars on the internet.
Some long awaited videos will come up around Q2-Q3 where we will take a spin in some Mercedes classics.

Mercedes w123 driving in winter

R.I.P. old website

Dear readers

I just killed the old https://mercb-w123.blogspot.com site over at the google servers, so there will be nothing to be found there anymore. Don’t be sad because all the quality articles have been updated and migrated now over to this site. Look forward to new and fresh articles in the future!

In the end it was nearly 150.000 views on the old site which is for me beyond any expectations. The new site is barely a year old and is getting soon at the same level about 5 times faster!

The audience at the old site were mostly US, Russian, Australian, UK  and German. Perhaps of the language used, but we all know that Americans love their cars and the DIY culture is still going strong over there.

old web site audience
The statistics of the old website

Secure SSL encryption added to website

What is SSL? No it’s not a new “Super SL” from Mercedes…

SSL is an encryption based security layer on modern websites and is absolutely necessary when using credit card transactions. Although credit card transactions are not necessary on this site, I firmly believe that all the data traffic should be encrypted to minimize fraud from hackers and identity thieves. SSL also authenticates the data sent so you can be sure it is the right data being sent and not some third party content.

You can see that it has SSL when a green padlock appears in your browser window next to the url. Secure application protocols use HTTPS instead of the old HTTP and this is forced on this site from now, if you try to access the http version you will b e automatically redirected and you cannot browse it with the HTTP protocol anymore.

Have a secure browsing on the site with SSL, cheers!