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Over the past months, SiteFever’s ranking has been increasing slow and steady :) It doesnt mean anything but i will just mark it down for record purpose.

Current Alexa Ranking: 57,744 (improves over 10k in ranking since the last time i’ve checked)

SiteFever Alexa Rank

Current Technorati Rank: 22,538 (improves over 1k)

Current Technorati Authority: 238 (improves over 30)

SiteFever Technorati Rank

Current daily visitors: 500-700

Current Page Rank : 2 (it should increase… Google seems to skip away Q3 PR update)

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google shares priceI know i am suppose to post “Ways Of Making Money Online” but i just saw the news about Google share price breaking $600. So i will quickly mention it before i make my next post 😀

In the past, few months before the dot com burst in 2000, some analyst predicted Yahoo to reach $600 price target but it was never reached.

On the first day of trading in 2006, analyst Safa Rashtchy from Piper Jaffray predicted Google to reach $600. I remember reading an article how some analysts are skeptical about the prediction.

I briefly capture a screenshot of GOOG price at $603.83.

Googe Shares Price

Now some analyst predict Google share will reach $700 by end of 2008.

Although i never purchase Google Shares (very expensive), but I LOVE GOOGLE that is why i am excited 😀

Way To Go Google !!

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I took this picture for my previous post regarding iPhone site ideas. Halfway writing the previous post… I found out something fun about the picture.

Did you realize anything special about my iphone picture? Except that little cute Tatty Teddy bear 😀

Neon iPhone

The Coincidental Phenomenon Of Number 4

Day 4 of the month.
Day 4 of the week.
Hour 4 of the day.
Minute 4 of the hour.


The 404 Phenomenon

404 – 4:04
404 – Thursday, October 4

And… this post is posted on the 404 phenomenon date time.

Hmmm… alright… i have weird logic at deriving lame stuff.
Hahahaha… anyway… this is fun 😀

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Loss of money caused by laziness. That was what had happen to me last month :(

I’ve been receiving server harddisk going-to-fail email notice from cpanel regularly since March. As the server seems to function normally and no significant performance issue of my sites in that server, and i’ve also setup cpanel backup to automatically backup my data regularly to 2nd harddisk … so i thought i can procrastinate to fully backup my disk manually and delay changing a new harddisk.

In the fateful month, September on the 10th, my server finally crashed. I have 3 fairly active game sites, over 10 mini-sites, over 50 parking domains and my main email account hosted in that server. When the server rebooted, all the services were down, file system corrupted, the server admin said it needed an OS reload. I thought, “Well…Ok.. i can quickly move the files over from my 2nd backup harddisk and re-setup everything within 1 day”.

However, stuff always does not goes well as you’ve thought. My 2nd harddisk does not contain the latest backup data! My configured Cpanel backup stopped backing up in April, most likely related to soon-to-be-crashed 1st harddisk at that time. This time i am really upset.

Fortunately, I am able to recover the most of the files back from my local storage as the files doesnt changed too much but the most important is the database data :( 2 of my game sites that are using database are quite active. I did consistently backup 2 of them monthly manually and able to recover data losing only 1 month. The 3rd site, Browser Games Directory, i’ve lost 6 months of data. After 4 days of struggling to recover data, I finally managed to migrate, recover most of the data and bring everything up and running.

My laziness caused me to lose, site revenue, domain parking revenue, database data, emails and traffic loss due to loss of data and downtime.

Even though most of us know that we need to do regular backups, the fact is that most of us dont do it. Probably because we are too comfortable with positive thinking in everything.

After this expensive lesson, i am more cautious and take backup more seriously. This time i will regularly check my backup even if it is automated… I will also going to backup data remotely in case the backup disk in the same server fail… and manually do database backup for very important sites consistently.

My appeal to all of you out there…. Please treat backup process seriously and make sure your database really did backup by automated process. Spare a few minutes of your time checking regularly prevent loss of months of hard work.

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Part-Time Webmaster

Everyone wants to earn lots of money. Most people want to work at home for yourself and free from boss. You need to start from somewhere step by step. Hmmm… how about start off by being a part-time webmaster developing a hobby website of your interest. Never ever think of milking the money from the site first. Think of HOW you can provide for your visitors. At this point of time, you must be thinking i will be providing some sort of guide to start newbie off being a webmaster. No 😀

Anyone of you ever experience the Not-Enough-Time syndrome especially for part-time webmaster with full-time job? I DID. 2 years back when i was managing just a few of my personal hobby sites (2 game sites, 1 forum and a few mini sites) and also working as a full-time programmer. I totally suffering from the Not-Enough-Time syndrome. Everyday after work, i will always dozed off in front of my computer after finished doing site administration, check all new posts of my forum, clearing of mailbox. There is no time for site development, no time for site marketing and i only sleep 3-4 hours daily.

Polyphasic Sleep

There was one day, I couldn’t take it. I googled… “sleep 3 hours daily” to see if there is anyone doing the same thing 😀 I stumble upon the term … Polyphasic Sleep. I was amazed that there is a technique to “increase” your time! Some people even call it “Hacking Sleep“.

Polyphasic Sleep is a term used to describe sleep patterns intended to reduce sleeping time to 2–6 hours daily in order to achieve a better quality of sleep, hence, you will have more non-sleeping time to do more stuff. Even an additional 2 hours daily can do alot more stuff than you know. Attributed polyphasic sleepers of famous people.

Well, till now i have not yet try out Polyphasic Sleep even though this idea still lingers in my mind since 2 years ago. Imagine the extra hours gained daily to do more site developments and marketing, doing more link exchange, visit more webmaster forums and more time to read fellow webmasters’ blog. This is so tempting.

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Answer To Lost Posts And Comments

Hi all. I guess most are wondering what has happened to SiteFever for the past few days.
This is Neon, SiteFever’s latest owner. First, let me apologize for the lost posts and comments
since 21st Sept. I am unable to get the latest sql dump and with the slow dns propagation in my area, i only got to access this site few hours ago to start doing some site administration.

Hot SiteFever

Within this short period of time, SiteFever is being sold twice at BIN!! On the 21st Sept, then 24th Sept. Hmmm…. there are 2 possibilities… either SiteFever is not worth the price that the 1st buyer wanted to recoop his investment as soon as possible OR SiteFever is just too HOT! I can personally tell you, SiteFever is definitely more than feverishly HOT! Anyone doubted the hotness? The 1st buyer just don’t have the time to update this wonderful blog. This site will not be what it is today without John’s feverish posts. Alright… enough of my ‘fever’ thoughts. Anyone want an anti-fever pill? If anyone appreciate John’s efforts in the past, feel free to paypal him (his paypal link in the previous post).

Short Intro Of New Owner

Let me briefly introduce myself. I am Neon… okay… you know already. I started out my career as a low cheapskate php developer, then coldfusion developer (this is really a cold language, i don’t like), then .NET Programmer, then lowly paid IT consultant, and eventually trying out to be a full time webmaster to fulfill my dream that is skeptical in many people’s eyes around me. I will probably write more in the About Me section how i got into this webmastery road.

I have always wanted to blog about my webmastery thoughts, some are weird, some are non-innovative but who knows… it might inspire another person’s weird thought….hahaha 😀 I didn’t really start blogging in the past because there is not enough motivation force for me to make the first post…… until when i saw SiteFever. As impressive as the 1st buyer, i quickly BIN when the 1st buyer is letting go. I am thinking to myself “This could be the time that i should start penning down my weird thoughts.”

Okay… done with my short intro. Preparing for my 2nd post… check it out later.

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