Jim Westergren
A blog about me, my projects, SEO, Web Development and Personal Development.
"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves." - Thomas A. Edison

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Annual report number 8: My Success

Posted in My life on February 17th, 2013.

Back in December of 2004 I started a new life from zero. I was 22 years old without any money, education or connections. I borrowed my mothers computer and started to learn HTML and internet marketing. That is now 8 years ago and each year I publish an annual report. Earlier reports are linked from [...]

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Guide: WordPress with Maximum Performance and Speed

Posted in Performance,WordPress on October 25th, 2012.

This is a step by step guide in which I will show you how to setup WordPress with maximum speed and performance for just $15 per month utilizing Nginx + PHP-FPM + APC + Cloudflare + Redis. It is the same that this blog is using and I will show you how. No need for [...]

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How to load WordPress in a few milliseconds using Redis

Posted in Performance,Web Development on October 25th, 2012.

Redis is an advanced key-value store. Like memcached on steroids. Everything is in the RAM and you can theoretically reach 100 000 GET per second with Redis. My solution below will cache all the HTML output in Redis and display it without the need to load WordPress. A big thanks to Jeedo Aquino who have [...]

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Maximize the Link Juice of your Infographic with the use of the Canonical HTTP Header

Posted in SEO on June 20th, 2012.

Since June 2011 Google is supporting to set the rel canonical via the Canonical HTTP Header. This is great for PDF files, but nobody seems to have mentioned images? Does it even work? Link building with your infographic A popular method nowadays, post penguin, is to use an infographic to attract links. But how do [...]

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Why I recommend CloudFlare and why you should try it too

Posted in Performance on May 17th, 2012.

CloudFlare is a both a proxy and a CDN (content delivery network). It was recommended to me by Magnus Bråth. Quoted from them: On average, a website on CloudFlare loads twice as fast uses 60% less bandwidth has 65% fewer requests is way more secure All for free! Never heard of them? According this recent [...]

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Annual report number 7: My Success

Posted in My life on January 9th, 2012.

Back in december of 2004 I started a new life from zero. I was 22 years old without any money, education or connections. I borrowed my mothers computer and started to learn HTML and internet marketing. That is now 7 years ago and each year I publish an annual report. Main highlights from 2011 My [...]

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Sixth Annual Report: My Success

Posted in My life on February 13th, 2011.

I know that I publish this late, but better late than never. On the 5th of December 2004 when I was 22 years old I changed my life 180 degrees. I quit my earlier very special life and moved back to Sweden to change my life totally and start a new life. I can now [...]

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Common CSS mistakes and their solutions

Posted in Web Design on January 31st, 2011.

While adding new templates to my website system N.nu (see all templates here) I always have to correct mistakes in the CSS. I normally add templates from WordPress.org or popular CSS templates sites so I assume that the creators are experienced professionals. This article is based on the experience after correcting over 100 popular CSS [...]

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How to use a WordPress theme or CSS template for your N.nu website

Posted in N.nu on November 23rd, 2010.

There are thousands of WordPress themes, CSS templates and other website templates available for free to download and use. Just make sure that you abide by the license which normally is to just keep the credit links in the footer. The existing templates already converted and ready to choose with a click can be seen [...]

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SEO Features of N.nu

Posted in N.nu on August 11th, 2010.

I learned PHP and built the free online website creator N.nu from scratch myself (examples). From the start up one of the principal focuses has been to make sure that the system has optimal SEO and it is my intention that N.nu is the free online website creator with the best SEO. Considering my professional [...]

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A new approach to block web spam

Posted in Web Development on April 22nd, 2010.

This article updated on the august 11, 2010. Around half a year ago or so I had a unique idea (at least I had never heard or read about it before) on how to block web spam. It is very simple, yet very powerful. Normally comment spam, false registrations and other such spam are being [...]

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Fifth Annual Report: My Success

Posted in My life on January 11th, 2010.

On the 5th of December 2004 when I was 22 years old I changed my life 180 degrees. I quit my earlier very special life and moved back to Sweden to change my life totally. I had no money, education, experience or connections and some people highly doubted that I could get successful – personally [...]

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Challenge In Building a CMS: Different Hosting Setups

Posted in Clesto CMS on November 11th, 2009.

This is the first article in a serie about the Clesto CMS – my first PHP project (I am still a kind of noob, feedback appreciated). There is a huge difference in building something for yourself and something that you release for a lot of people to download. The Clesto CMS has now been tested [...]

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Fire Sale! 80+ Web Sites And Domains Must Go

Posted in My Domains,My sites on October 12th, 2009.

Over the years I have bought a lot of domain names and web sites. I especially bought a lot of web sites in 2006 and 2007 to use for link building to clients but as I sold my link building services and 40 web sites in October 2007 I have had almost no use of [...]

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Version 2 of my CMS, The Clesto CMS

Posted in Clesto CMS on September 18th, 2009.

After a lot of hard work and learning I have now finished making a complete new version of my Clesto CMS. It is still flat file based without a database and now it has both visual editor and HTML editor for making the pages – similar to that of WordPress. Focus has been to make [...]

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Make Firefox run up to 4 times faster

Posted in General on April 27th, 2009.

Firefox is an excellent and already fast browser but can be made to run up to 4 times faster – I kid you not. If you are using Internet Explorer … please change to Firefox now. Also if you are using an old version you should upgrade. Download here. Adjust your configurations These settings are [...]

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Redesign of JimWestergren.com

Posted in Web Development on April 27th, 2009.

There comes a point where your feel so ashamed of your old design you did a few years ago that you just have to sit down and change it. Writing the CSS and XHTML from scratch took only around 4 hours. I was little surprised by that as a year ago it would probably have [...]

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Display Links to Latest Items of a RSS Feed

Posted in Web Development on January 22nd, 2009.

With a simple RSS parser you can very easily make a list to latest items of a RSS feed, server side with PHP. The uses of this is great, especially if you manage several web sites. It is great for users to see directly new fresh links and it is great for SEO and ranking [...]

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Hacks to boost your WordPress 2.7 blog

Posted in WordPress on January 11th, 2009.

WordPress 2.7 is overall great and I recommend you to downloand and upgrade. There are however some fixes and recommendations I deem as important. Solving problem with duplicated URLs with comment paging WordPress 2.7 introduced a new way of displaying comments that is turned on by default. Unfortunately the way that this was constructed is [...]

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Fourth Annual Report: My Success

Posted in My life on December 31st, 2008.

On the 5th of December 2004 when I was 22 I changed my life 180 degrees. I quit my earlier very special life and moved back to Sweden to change my life totally. I had no money, education, experience or connections and some people doubted that I could get successful – personally I took it [...]

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Latest news of 2008 so far

Posted in My life,My Plans on April 21st, 2008.

I have not been posting any updates or reports on this site since the end of last year so here comes all major things since the last 3 and a half months. There has been quite a lot of positive things that has happened. Major consultant work for Svensk Internetrekrytering AB In the beginning of [...]

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Intention is Cause!

Posted in Philosophy on December 20th, 2007.

Have you ever in your life felt that you had a so strong intention that you just know that nothing can stop you from achieving or reaching a certain thing? In the elite organization I worked in during 1999-2004 we received mental training how to achieve this mental state. For me after leaving this organization [...]

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24 Qualities That Geniuses Have in Common

Posted in Philosophy on December 20th, 2007.

I am reposting here an excellent article that I first read about 5 years ago. It was first printed by the National Enquirer in 1980 and later reprinted and re-distributed by L. Ron Hubbard (source). I have read it many times since then and I feel I just need to share it, it has worked [...]

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Life As a Game of Chess

Posted in Philosophy on December 20th, 2007.

You might have seen in my earlier essays that I like to see life as though it was a game. Now I want to compare life as if it would be a game of chess. I think of it as I am representing the white and black is what I have to overcome in order [...]

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Third Annual Report: My Success Online

Posted in My life on December 20th, 2007.

On the 5th of December 2004 I changed my life 180 degrees. I quit my earlier life and moved back to Sweden to change my life totally. That is now 3 years ago. This is the third annual report on how I with no money, education, experience or connections could sit down and learn, observe [...]

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