House of Squared 2011 Review


In less than an hour from now (Philippine time), the year 2011 ends and 2012 begins. Here is my end of year review for 2011.

The year 2011 started with House of Squared finally migrated from WordPress.com to my own personal web space. I got the web space for free for a year including the domain houseofsquared.com. Moving to my own personal web space opened opportunities for me to earn a few bucks from my site. It was a lot of work though, one of which is preparing for the next time Google scan sites to give a new page rank. I ended up getting a pagerank level 3 which was good enough for one advertising company. Hopefully, I will be able to gain more advertiser for 2012.

Another thing that I am happy with 2011 is that I was finally able to gain a significant number of hits from non-porn seeking visitors. I used to get most of my hits from posts such as Katrina Halili scandals and the likes. I decided to move all articles of such nature to House of Squared’s evil twin, Overfiend. I was worried at first that my daily visitor count will drop but fortunately the Top 9 Most Interesting SNSD Member was promoted by someone on Twitter which resulted a couple of hundred visitors. My brother also promoted the AKB48 vs SNSD article on various AKB48 forums. I also try to post hot news concerning SNSD and AKB48 like the release of a new single or the result of the recent tournament/election. Because of these, I was able to get 100,000 visitors in less than a year. A feat that took me 3 years when before the move..

Oh and I was able to exceed my allotted bandwidth for 2 months in a row. This incident has forced me to upgrade my site to a higher allotted bandwidth.

While the articles that I post usually revolves around AKB48 and SNSD, I did post a couple of current events related article like my review on Manny Pacquiao vs Edcel Lagman’s debate on the RH bill where the media made it seem like Manny Pacquiao failed horribly by means of strategical editing. There’s also the investigation for the Pajero Bishop where, again, the media tried to demonize the bishops with the way they edit their coverage.

On gaming, I have expressed my allegiance to Valve and to some extent Electronic Arts due to their favorable moves to convince me to buy legitimate copies. I have also expressed my dismay to Activision and by extension Blizzards because a number of their anti-piracy moves aren’t favorable to me even if I intended to buy legitimate copies. That’s why I haven’t played any Activision games for more than a year now, whether it’s pirated or legit.

Another new thing is that I have started uploading videos on my Youtube account. Do check out my channel by clicking here.

And lastly, I have posted my insight regarding my experience when one of my neighbors house burned down.

Hopefully, 2012 will be an even better year for my web site. I hope that the advertiser from last year will renew our contract and I get a few more. Thank you to all of you who visited my site especially those that returns on a regular basis. Sorry for not being able to update my site much. I’ll try to update more frequently next year.

 

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About Squared
House of Squared is written by that guy who knows more than the average Duterte supporter, which isn't saying much given that most of them are morons.

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