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.
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.
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.
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!