So today I should hit a new milestone of 400,000 total pageviews! Thanks to all those that visit my site, and especially to those that subscribe through any of the ways on the upper right corner of my site. Also, thanks to everyone that’s supported the site in one way or another whether through advertising or free/discounted stuff that I sometimes use in my projects!
As for traffic souces, it seems that Google search has overtaken the number one spot, followed by Reddit and Hackaday.com (which I write for). I’m pretty happy that my search results have been going up, but strangely I seem to rank highly for the term “Ubuntu Logo.” Not that I’m complaining, I actually made a logo for this OS with a PCB not too long ago. Additionally, I get a decent number of direct visits, so thanks for checking back!
So given this occasion, I decided to highlight my top 5 posts*
- #5 – A Radial Engine Model (Made By Accident): I was trying to make a square device that was able to move by tumbling around, but I ended up with a strange device that sort of looks like an aircraft engine. Although the first is interesting, and more popular, I did make a better version of it later. Still no “square roller” device, yet.
- #4 – Shop Vac Noise Reduction: Muffler and Paneling: Apparently I’m not the only one that thought his ShopVac was a little too loud, as this post has gotten just over 5700 hits. My noise reduction ideas have gone through several iterations, but this muffler made with nearly all Styrofoam is the latest and cheapest.
- #3 – Trigger Your Camera Using Automatic Air Freshener Parts: The original (to JcoPro) device made with an air freshener, this post has bee quite popular with nearly 8000 hits. I got on a bit of a roll with these devices, and you can see most of them here.
#2 – Draftsight Review – Like AutoCAD, but Free: Who would have thought that “Free” would rank well on search results. Draftsight: Limited 3D Capability was also actually in the top 5, but having both here seemed redundant. I also did a review of Draftsight on Ubuntu Linux, but it hasn’t had quite the success hits-wise. I use this now, so a review seemed in order. They fixed a couple little things soon after I complained about it on the Ubuntu version. Coincidence? Probably, but I still thought it was cool.
- #1 -The Miniature Bolt-Action Pneumatic Potato Gun – Part 1: The Bolt: With over 13,500 hits, this post was obviously well-received. Apparently people like to read about unsafe devices that shoot stuff out of it. Who knows how much traffic I would have gotten if I’d added the word “free” to it!
So how about the worst-performing post on JcoPro? Although tied with several others at 30 hits each, this post had the highest alphabetical name, and thus appears last on my stats page: “Worn Out Velcro Mountain Biking Shoes? Convert to Laces!” Apparently putting grommets in shoes was a bit of a stretch for this blog, but maybe it’ll get 2 or 3 hits off of this post and rocket it to 25 from last or so.
*Excluded from this list was the Home page / Archives, and the “Ubuntu Logo” page. I’m not sure how I get so much search traffic for the logo, but whatever…