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15 years

Where did they go? So fast!

     
6:00 pm on May 14, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Today is the 15th anniversary (14-May-2001) of my first 'new business model' site going live.

The past decade and a half have been quite a ride. While what is fun has changed regularly there is still a whole lot of it.

I remain 'iamlost'; at odds with many/most webdev prevailing attitudes and behaviours, whose (public) pronouncements are typically 3-to-5 years behind the cutting edge and 5-10 years behind the bleeding edge of competitive advantage. Which I quite appreciate. :)
Note: how far I might be behind others is a constant itch of how much I don't yet know to learn!

So while so many reiterate Google angst and redefining SEO I am playing with:
* API ad delivery
* apps
* contextual content delivery
* natural language programmed site search
* multimedia integrations
* (not your typical) affiliate pre-sell
* (not your typical) direct ad space sales
* visitor fingerprinting
* x-device usage identification
*...
while focussed on:
* broadening/deepening referring sites and platforms
* creating immersive content options
* generating quality aka converting traffic
* generating return traffic
* marketing
* media strategy
* (not your typical) analytics
* offering better direct ad options
*...
Note: my sites are complete except for maintenance and updating as necessary.

My only complaints are that time doesn't stop and my curiosity knows few bounds, which conflict greatly and often.

My thanks to the many over the years who, knowingly or not, helped me immensely; I will continue to pay forward with others as you did with me.

As the next 15 beckons...
7:36 pm on May 14, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Cheers! I'll be there!
9:41 pm on May 15, 2016 (gmt 0)

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hopefully i'll still be around in another 15 years.

thanks for a great summary of what you are doing - i really agree that ignoring mainstream opinion and actions is the best way forward.
11:27 pm on May 19, 2016 (gmt 0)

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indeed "My thanks to the many over the years" I am on 19 years, a hobby that became a business. Many ups and downs and still learning.
9:43 am on May 29, 2016 (gmt 0)

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My personal site is also 19 years old. A year on free hosting (geocities) then I purchased a TLD ($80 per year then) and now 18 years more.

I remember how thrilled I was when my stats report showed 20 visitors in one day!
1:39 pm on May 29, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Almost 16 years for my site at this point and a few years before that on an earlier unrelated site. Now nearly 15 years here at WW. Where has the time gone?
 

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