I enjoyed this Anil, and I’m pleased to see somebody apart from an oldie like me is aware of the advantage of hand coded pages. Sites like Wordpress and Blogger are very convenient of course but the code they generate is terrible and it is not easy to get decent traffic numbers on either. I face on the few occasions I have tried to seriously get my wordpress blog read after a couple of weeks I decided it simply was not worth the effort.
Still both Blogger and Wordpress do serve to give me links to my more popular pages. Same with social media, the little surge of hits we get on posting a notification is just bots, but again we get a link to our content which helps keep search engine spiders crawling over it.
It would be good to see the demise of Facebook and a few other tech firms that operate a business model based on stealing our data and selling it to people who want to hit us with targeted ads (ads are the most annoying thing on the web, I don’t mind static ads which can be ignored, but the ad servers are constantly coming up with more intrusive techniques to grab our attention, and while ad blockers are good, they’re bypassable.
Yeah, I miss the old days of the web, it was a lot better when people had to learn something about how things work if they wanted to post content and get read / viewed / heard. It might have excluded technophobes, but the quality of what was posted online was a lot higher