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Update 2011/04/06
Well, it's been almost 2 years since my last update, so I guess it's time for another one. I have been making lots of changes lately to improve my Search Engine Optimization, and advertising income to help pay for the site. A lot of the changes have been made based on suggestions from a very helpful affiliate manager at one of my affiliate sites. There are many obvious changes, and a few less obvious ones:

Update 2009/07/04
Due to a freak hardware problem, I lost all of the data in my database. I was able to recover enough data from an old backup to get the site back operational, but all statistics, such as votes, have been reset.

Update 2004/10/07

Update 2004/09/01

  Jul 2004 Jun 2004 May 2004 Apr 2004 Mar 2004 Feb 2004 Jan 2004
Hits 547939 488996 503907 563926 644617 566535 768106
Files 463866 413164 422259 467979 529864 466044 611272
Pageviews 303856 269945 276181 307921 356807 318013 432577
Sessions 72500 63973 65537 71561 82892 72557 94190
Kbytes sent 4410441 3982342 3840002 5202592 6472006 4543158 6716431

Update 2004/01/14

  Dec 2003 Nov 2003 Oct 2003 Sep 2003 Aug 2003 Jul 2003 Jun 2003 May 2003 Apr 2003 Mar 2003
Hits 676315 615085 653412 611843 555361 634446 631352 641840 587616 702202
Files 527142 488226 515214 485633 445613 519395 518476 527407 503487 570287
Pageviews 374744 342693 353510 334502 300866 365596 365304 381232 370830 426181
Sessions 85130 81328 85694 81726 73339 78473 78860 77546 71620 79570
KBytes sent 6050641 4865329 5664982 6297487 5622742 5873696 5847121 5902668 4981085 9184472

Update 2003/03/15

  Feb 2003 Jan 2003
Hits 945154 1272594
Files 768624 997087
Pageviews 589045 784147
Sessions 100996 128155
KBytes sent 12655359 14395510

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Update 2001/12/14

  Nov 2001 Oct 2001
Hits 1163116 1419222
Files 877178 1120182
Pageviews 633491 858833
Sessions 106224 134607
KBytes sent 9205349 14867922

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Update 2001/10/04

  Sep 2001
Hits 1159735
Files 987090
Pageviews 813585
Sessions 126509
KBytes sent 12779722

Update 2001/09/11

  Aug 2001 Jul 2001 Jun 2001
Hits 938676 940188 904626
Files 807633 817392 814404
Pageviews 654911 675104 727994
Sessions 108919 108083 113172
KBytes sent 9347585 9382678 9606213

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Update 2001/06/18

  May 2001 Apr 2001 Mar 2001
Hits 744259 610592 774997
Files 669058 549355 651657
Pageviews 594772 485970 576548
Sessions 97017 81385 95590
KBytes sent 8424371 7143654 9557885

Update 2001/03/07

  Feb 2001 Jan 2001 Dec 2000 Nov 2000
Hits 688366 596297 498009 574037
Files 617255 538873 450801 522155
Pageviews 549542 477393 390897 468405
Sessions 86302 81673 67540 73229
KB Sent 8291449 6332359 5177248 5220686

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Update 2000/11/21

  Oct 2000 Sep 2000
Hits 453738 367257
Files 411689 332617
Pageviews 367598 295631
Sessions 61335 52035
KB Sent 4313942 3518508

Update 2000/09/05

  Aug 2000
Hits 604130
Files 530870
Pageviews 477820
Sessions 75956
KB Sent 5633568

Update 2000/08/18

  Jul 2000 Jun 2000 May 2000 Apr 2000
Hits 432138 360721 311699 307535
Files 394635 325676 282746 276095
Pageviews 348377 288228 250095 244355
Sessions 61510 52294 45435 43420
KB Sent 4363057 4138609 3043371 3642282

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Update 2000/04/17 (tax day)

  Mar 2000 Feb 2000
Hits 243015 307817
Files 214904 275448
Pageviews 188483 244670
Sessions 33962 44338
KB Sent 2872659 3381997

Update 2000/02/02

  Jan 2000 Dec 1999 Nov 1999 Oct 1999 Sep 1999
Hits 315583 336992 489654 467764 693541
Files 278393 293070 414469 393795 590335
Pageviews 246953 258784 335175 311171 481506
Sessions 43132 44151 56158 57056 80763
KB Sent 3845499 4759509 5377798 5517721 7788492

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Aug 1999
Hits 687983
Files 598737
Pageviews 497205
Sessions 77460
KB Sent 7024262

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Jul 1999
Hits 764858
Files 648498
Pageviews 526550
Sessions 76587
KB Sent 7260892

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Update 06/13/1999

During my changes to modify how my news server news.maxbaud.net is handled by the index I made a mistake. It was one of those "well everything is working perfect... oh yeah I need to change one more thing" things. Forgot to test my 2 line change and I apologize, I will try to do better next time.

Update 06/11/1999

Housekeeping has now gone into effect. I am looking for stupid things, like typos etc. I have also decided to show the most popular, fastest, most complete and most current sites and groups in separate pages. Got rid of that damned annoying voting box. It now opens your news reader and then clicks through to the voting page in the original browser window. This should be much less stressful.

Update 06/03/1999

I decided that too much of my entry page was being taken up by the list of site changes. To help reduce load time I have now moved the updates to /change.htm. I hope this will help (once again) to reduce the bandwidth requirements of my site.

Update 06/02/1999

Update 05/31/1999

I am very pleased with the performance of my new site and greatly appreciate all your terrific feed back. I have only had a few complaints and hundreds of compliments. This latest change to the site is to help get rid of those few complaints I am still seeing. I have now added a voting feature to the site so you can see what others have thought about a particular news server or group on a news server. For more details go to the FAQ.

Update 05/11/1999

After one full month of running with my new page formats, my statistics have changed dramatically. I had 226,000 page views in April, and sent out 2.5GB of data. I also appreciate the fact that many of you have clicked on my banner advertising. Lastly, it has come to my attention that there were MANY sites out there which had direct links to my search engine, with a query string and everything. By looking at my logs (and following the referals) I discovered that most of these were making very inefficient and CPU intensive searches (such as "pre"). I have decided to block this for now and see how things go. I appologize if this is an inconvenience for anyone.

Update 04/24/1999

Please feel free to tell me what you think of the new format: bmccane@maxbaud.net

I am running this site across a 33.6K modem connection to my ISP. The link is used for:

  1. Web site hosting
  2. Partial Newsfeed
  3. News server searching
  4. Mailing lists
  5. and, Email

Needless to say, it can get fairly busy. So, if you are having performance problems, please try to be understanding.
With the latest changes, my page views in March rose to over 130,000 per month, and I sent 1.3GB of data to users like you .

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