– A Year in Review

Well, since I was getting a few updates from WordPress as well as Jetpack, I figured it would be fun to look over a year in my site's life (plus I could still use some downtime after OSCP).

According to WordPress, my blog received 4,768 views by 2,618 visitors for 1.82 views per visitor over the course of the year.

My most popular posts were definitely the Kioptrix series, which makes sense as Kioptrix is geared more towards beginners.

Surprisingly (to me at least), most of my viewers came from search engines as opposed to VulnHub, which I thought would bring in more.

Most of my outgoing clicks went to PaulSec's blog, which is all for the explanation on fixing the OpenFuck exploit used in Kioptrix level 1

As I expected, most of my view came from the US, but it was interesting to see where the rest came from (apparently I have a relatively decent following in Indonesia...).

Unfortunately, I am unable to get my Google Webmaster results for the entire year, but they generally leaned towards Kioptrix, errors, and certifications most months (here is December).

The day with the most views (66 in total) was actually on the 22nd of June, but it was fairly easy to figure out why.

This was the day that Filip Ekberg actually tweeted my post about discovering multiple vulnerabilities in his HTTP server.

While it was awesome to see those two events correlate, it definitely showed me that if I want people to read this blog I will need to get it out there and maybe advertise a bit more.

That said, maybe that will come this year in the form of tweets, more public vulnerability findings, conference talks, or guest posts.

All in all, I'm glad I finally picked the blog back up, and I plan on continuing with a post a week for the foreseeable future.

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Ray Doyle is an avid pentester/security enthusiast/beer connoisseur who has worked in IT for almost 16 years now. From building machines and the software on them, to breaking into them and tearing it all down; he's done it all. To show for it, he has obtained an OSCE, OSCP, eCPPT, GXPN, eWPT, eWPTX, SLAE, eMAPT, Security+, ICAgile CP, ITIL v3 Foundation, and even a sabermetrics certification!

He currently serves as a Senior Staff Adversarial Engineer for Avalara, and his previous position was a Principal Penetration Testing Consultant for Secureworks.

When he's not figuring out what cert to get next or side project to work on, he enjoys playing video games, traveling, and watching sports.

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