Search engines are not a big contributor here and have not been for years. Direct traffic is dominant by far with loyal readers. Google has improved the page rank to some extent but it may be several more weeks before the traffic recovers to historic levels. The content is updated which does affect the search values.

Record traffic suggests the site is finally recovering. The bot traffic tool shows heavy bot traffic has been dominating the site traffic. Overall, human traffic is running at around 50,000-150,000 or so pageviews per month at present. In the last month or two a lot more traffic has come to the site from social media which has been a notable source historically.

Content popularity also influences traffic substantially. Top pages lately include:

The old Crysis review has a fix for modern Windows and it is now one of the most popular posts on the site. Some old smash hits include:

Bing has overtaken direct traffic. Some days Bing delivers hundreds of page views.


Search any engine wth “hardcoregames”:

Baidunot found


Яндексу необходимо поработать над тем, как функционирует их база данных и возможно использовать искусственный интеллект, чтобы он лучше выбирал контент как в русскоязычном, так и англоязычном сегменте интернета.

The chart has shown some month over month improvement but the dilutives effect of trademark infringers will be dealt with accordingly.


Bing has dumped a staggering amount of traffic concerning Windows 11. Google has not even noticed. Looking over traffic with Clarity I see more are using Edge and Chrome is now losing market share dramatically.

At present the ratio of page views for Bing and Google is 8:1 at present. Bing still has some problems with search which is a complicated area for database management. WordPress searches the database fine but larger scale search is harder to do. Not sure what is up with Google but their business practices have not been popular.

Google gives me traffic for Error Code category while Bing gives traffic for Windows 11 coverage.


Baidu has moved up the list of referrals slightly. This suggests they have used the Petal search results for their own use. Baidu probably translates posts automatically for the domestic market.

Yandex has the site on the radar albeit way down the list and DuckDuckGo has become a major search engine. It has been seen on the top 100 websites. They outrank many competitors,


SEO hucksters seem to be spending more effort on marketing instead of developing better tools. Google focuses more on content than anything but in recent years some crafty web developers have discovered how to game the system. It seems that SEO hucksters not able to identify malicious web sites like Google does.

Some offer basic free accounts but the have nothing that is not integrated with WordPress.


The uses online tool has been actively developed. A security tool also allows a blacklist which simplifies the work. It may be necessary to manage a blacklist tool as well. At the bottom of any post there is now a snapshot of the current traffic on the site. The status on the administration panel is more detailed.

There are a total of 22 users online now.
Last 30 minutes: Hardcore Games, 7 Guests, 14 Bots
Most users ever online were 162, on July 7, 2021 @ 5:44 AM


The usual trademark infringers are dilutive and when I get around to it, the are going to face trademark litigation. On the todo is a long list of claims. Once COVID-19 is history the studio will be more powerful and able to provide better content.


Retirement, when I fall over dead. Regardless that I feel Left 4 Dead, if I can still press the fire button I can still play Halo. The Spartan Master Chief returns for a new saga in Halo: Infinite.

Been updating a lot of posts on the site based on search engine results. Keywords are not necessarily very useful but URL taxonomy is more useful. There is lots of room now for a title with the theme in use and the layout.

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