Thursday 28 August 2008

Pet Peeve

I see more and more people calling sponsor programs or affiliate programs, "affiliates".

Affiliate Program = Program using affiliate based marketing methods, paying affiliate websites for sales sent.
Affiliate = Owner of website sending sales to an outside website.

Thursday 29 May 2008

Clickbooth Madness

According to 'Slightly Shady SEO' Clickbooth is throwing around C&D's and suing for emotional distress. Full Story.

Sunday 18 May 2008

Viral Instigator

Viral Instigator automates the creation of Blogger blogs. It sets up the Blogger account, builds the blog, and configures RSStoBlog to post to it.

Tuesday 13 May 2008


Yesterday I started playing with Drupal, a free cms. I installed the avatar, affiliate, pingback, bookmaker and buddylist modules as a test.

Matt Cutts talks about spam.

Monday 12 May 2008

Google Adsense Placement Rules

1. You can no longer put the adsense ad under your post title.
2. You can no longer put the adsense ad on a page that look identical to your content.

Wednesday 7 May 2008

What is a reciprocal link?

In order to get listed on some TGPs, you must place a link on your page back to the TGP. This link is called a reciprocal link or a recip.

Monday 5 May 2008

Giving away content won't work in the long run

Mark Cuban's got an interesting post on his blog:

Mark Cuban.

He mentions an article written that studies how current big networks are facing big issues with online content. The person that wrote the article says that most people figure if it is online it should be free so they won't pay. If they won't pay then it needs to be supported with advertising revenue, the problem is that revenue isn't enough to support it. They talk about how if people have to watch more than about 20 seconds of commercials/ads before the video they want plays many click away or leave and go elsewhere. ...

Sunday 30 March 2008

The SEO Rapper is back.

How web standards and proper design can affect the ranking and conversion of pages on your site.

Sunday 16 March 2008

Solving Captcha's

Tasks like image recognition are trivial for humans, but continue to challenge even the most sophisticated computer programs. This talk introduces a paradigm for utilizing human processing power to solve problems that computers cannot yet solve.

Thursday 13 March 2008

Wednesday 12 March 2008

SpamBots Passing Word Verification Tests

Almost all Web sign-ups these days require you to look at those scrambled letters in a box; you're all too familiar with it, and it happens to be called the CAPTCHA system. You might know why you're required to do this: it's so that people can't unleash bots -- that is, automated programs -- to sign up and clutter the system (a forum, for example, or a social networking site) with spam.

Google's having a problem now. Apparently, bots are getting past the CAPTCHA system in its sign-up process; spammers would love to have a lot of Gmail accounts, as you might expect. For one, since Google is so popular and free, other systems would have a tough time blacklisting Google accounts. Then there's the fact that there's a variety of services that Google offers, and a spammer with a Gmail account could also, for example, spam Blogger accounts.