After careful consideration I have decided to transfer all hardware review activities to a new domain. I purchased Hardwareasylum.com in 2012 and have been working hard to build a new and improved Ninjalane on that domain. If you are reading this you have reached one of the archived articles, news, projects and/or reviews that were left behind during the site migration.
Please update your bookmarks and be sure to visit the new and improved Ninjalane at Hardwareasylum.com
Website History Timeline 4
Over the years Ninjalane was never really optimized for search engine visibility, in fact I relied mostly on having unique content to give the website content what it need to rank well and provide me with search results. It wasn't until after a discussion with a fellow site owner and good friend that I realized that some major changed needed to be made. Ninjalane v1 had only the basic search engine optimizations and the site did well with google results. Ninjalane v2 took a huge step backwards in terms of search engines because at the time it was regarded that Google was a content engine and didn't look at keywords or description tags. When Ninjalane v3 was launched the code was mostly ported over with a new skin and layout.
Bottom line some changes needed to be made and fast. SEO isn't rocket science and after some research a separate application was written to help with the SEO effort thus adding to the basic Ninjalane CMS package.
Woo! Party time excellent!! 10 Years! Yes that is right Ninjalane.com has been online for 10 Years! w00t w00t It has been a crazy rollercoaster ride that's for sure. Looking back there are things I would have changed, some more dedication here, some different decisions there but had I did I might not be celebrating the same way.
In the end I'd like to thank everyone who has helped me over the years, you all have been great. I would also like to digitally express a huge middle finger to those who snubbed me. I cannot say if the site will be around for another 10 years but the future is looking bright.
Article update: Everything from this point forward is new as of February 6, 2011