A few months ago I posted a step-by-step guide on how to install Python 2.7.3 on CentOS 6.2. The guide started out as a personal cheat-sheet, but it didn’t take much work to massage it into something I could post here.

The only promotion of the guide I’ve done is to post a link to it from an answer on Stack Overflow. With only one useful article and almost no promotion this website is still getting 60+ unique visitors a day on weekdays.

Traffic since June
Traffic since June


I don’t understand why I get so many visitors, but much of the traffic comes from long tail (see below) organic search results on Google:

Traffic sources
Traffic sources

I like the idea of helping people and with numbers like these I feel compelled to put some more effort into this website. Expect to see more helpful articles in the future.

Ian Lurie defines long tail as:

Specific, niche search phrases, usually more than 2 words in length, that offer a low competition, low search volume and high searcher intent.


Long tail traffic

2 thoughts on “Long tail traffic

  • 2013-03-14 at 00:31

    I found your guide from the stack overflow answer; now I’m looking for something on how to install django but I guess I won’t be able to find it here. Still, thanks for your one useful article =)

    • 2013-03-14 at 01:09

      As a father of an 11 month old girl my spare time is limited. I have a handful of half-finished articles in the queue, but I’m not sure any of them will be finished before the topics are outdated. Comments like yours really make me want to finish a few but real life keeps interrupting me.

      Installing Django is easy, at least for a “normal” setup. Check the online docs, they are excellent!

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