Tarek Chaaban

Tarek Chaaban, M.Sc's official blog. It contains current web project portfolio, posts regarding his Canadian army experience, news, sports articles, and web tutorials on programming and using social networking technologies.

2 years of Blogging

It’s a Happy birthday for my blog !!

My baby blog is 2 years old , even if i have been online since 2000 …

A lot of events occurred during those 2 years and i learned a lot , to make this post useful for the readers i will post what really helped me to survive .

First of All during those 2 years the Best Google Page Rank that i got was a PR 6 , This was of course before Google introduce the nofollow tag .

I used to give a lot of technical supports in wordpress.org and they had a PR 9 and my blog was linked there which got me an easy PR 6 in no Time .

I also spammed Wikipedia :p (Who doesn’t ?)

Then with time after the nofollow tag .. i got a PR 5 then recently a PR4 … Google making it harder ; But anyway Page Rank is not important , except if you are selling links on your blog for people who care about it …

About the Visitors …

For my First year of Blogging i got 150 000 visitors and this year i got nearly 300 000 visitors which is not bad for a simple blog and i know it’s not a lot , sometime i get that kind of traffic per month for some sites …

What really helped me getting that traffic

Well i would say it was the wordpress plugins i made , i made 3 plugins .


1 – BibTex Plugin
2 – Random Motivational Quote (Admin Panel)
3 – Google Page Rank

The one that got me the best ROI was the Google Page Rank , this plug in allow user to add an image which will show the page rank of a website , i got more than 1000+ installs and each install is a back link for this site .

Future of Blogging

Well for the next year I’ll work on getting more traffic , aiming 500 000 users , and will write much more articles .

I recently hired a writer that will write some articles for my blog since I’m very busy with School & Army & Work …

if you have any questions or any requests feel free to post them .


  1. Congratulations on your 2 year blogging aniversary. I haven’t been blogging near as long, but I hope to at least make it to this post someday. I’ll check out some of you plugins, too. They look pretty useful.

  2. congratulation on your second anniversary of blogging. i am new here in this area but i feel very excited to have discover and enjoy it. thru blog we can simply expressed ousrselves without any boundaries.

  3. Congrat Mr. Chaaban for the last 2 years and good luck for your aim to get 500K uniques next year !

  4. Thanks Vincent :)

    it was good to have a friend like you during our boring MSC :P

    Good luck with your future Web Projects ;)

  5. All my Congratulations ; PR 6 and 300 000 visitors that’s really Good
    I wish that you continue to write a Good topics & Good luck to get 500 000 visitors and why Not 1.000.000
    best regards

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