Early this morning, I checked out my site to see if I can possibly post the pictures I took during the toycon. To my surprise and eventually, dismay, my site is nowhere in sight! Being the persistent one that I am, I tried refreshing my browser for a number times. Alas, this page just loaded out of nowhere.
I don’t know what kind of magic did this but I guess it has something to do with what creases my browse lately. I’ve really been wary of my site’s stats from search engine results since May. From an average of around 600 - 700 visitors a day, my stats dropped to 100 - 300 a day. That’s half of the traffic I got the past recent months (hence, my stats at the Topblogs.ph dropped quite significantly).
I also recently found out that my homepage is out of Google’s site searches! Before, cureless.net is no. 1 for the search keywords “cureless” and “yoru”. (Now, I can bravely offer my soul to anyone who’s seen my homepage in the searches.) All that’s left in the searches are some of my old posts from waay back in 2004. The most recent pages are gone! I must admit that my site’s traffic lives on Google’s referrals. See what happened when Google scrapes off my excuses for content? Traffic drops significantly.
Now I don’t think this is Google’s ways of penalizing naughty webmasters. I got a feeling that it’s got something to do with how my pages are crawled by the busy Google bots. If my site shutdowns, only to be replaced by some piece of Internet junk pages (worse than mine), googlebot must be confused to decide whether to put my pages on the search results or not. (But I already examined the stats from Google Webmasters Tools and there are only few instances when googlebot wasn’t able to find some of my pages.)
I already asked my host about the inaccessible site, but they haven’t replied yet. My speculations might be downright wrong. And who knows it might just be my internet connection that’s preventing me from browsing my own site.
Aside from those, there’s also this nagging issue about my site being blocked by our company firewall. (I mean, what’s wrong with the word “cureless” people?) Is it porn? Tell me!
Now these circumstances make me even think more about getting a new domain. I want a domain that is not pornish. A domain name that stupid company firewalls won’t mistake for a sleazy Internet junk. I’m sure getting a new domain wouldn’t be such a drag. In my previous host, I was able to house two domains using one web hosting package. I’m positive that a majority of the (proliferating) web hosting companies here (including my host) offer multiple domain web hosting.
Besides with a wide variety of information and articles about web hosting available on the Internet, customers like me wouldn’t be lost. The site www.webhostrating.com, for instance, provide a selection of tips and articles that will help you decide on your next web hosting choice.
Reading an article from webhostrating.com, “…if a person uses a website with a new host then this will make him understand the evaluation and difference between the qualities of hosting services offered by the other company.” I’ve got no arguments against it. So I guess I’ll be looking for yet another host (for the new non-porn domain) sometime.