A couple interesting online Advertising notes

Friday, May 12th, 2006

I’ve run across a couple of interesting things. The first was linked to from the second one I’ll mention. I know, some time back, I visited a publicly available Google Adsense tool a few months back and at that time found an interesting tool that gave you keyword suggestions based on a term or keyword […]

Google Adwords traffic estimator

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

For a long time, the only way to play around with Google advertising possibilities was to join Adwords and then you could choose different keywords, see search volume information, estimate the ad position, clicks per day, etc…. I’ve been tempted many times to look into Adwords (which is the flip side of AdSense…) Many times. […]

Adwords Referrals from Google

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

I noticed something yesterday when I had logged into the adsense page at Google. They’ve now added “adwords” referrals. For those that don’t know – Adwords is the name for the program where you can advertise your site on google, or through their advertising network (such as this site for example.) The deal seems to […]

Google News graduates

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

One of Google’s longest Beta-tests… Google News has now graduated from beta status. There is a “suggest news stories” options in the personalized search feature. I wondered if it would ever be non-beta. Somewhere along the line I had read speculation that the holdup was advertising and there was trepidation that targetted ads within Google […]

Fake Google sites….

Friday, January 6th, 2006

You know you would think that www.google.most anything would be legit, but.. sunbelt has been given a heads up, that a site posing as Google Belarus (www.google.by) is not actually a google site. It has ads on the main page. Google is looking into legal options it sounds like.    Send article as PDF   

Mythtv mythweb error

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

After the Mandriva 2006 upgrade I’ve still been looking to find if there is anything ‘not quite right’…. anyway, I’ve run into an issue with mythweb. Mythweb is a web-based interface for the mythtv backend. It basically let’s you browse listings, schedule recordings, see what’s scheduled, etc. For me it’s kind of like checking one […]

Network Security guide for the home or small business network – Part 12 – Antispyware

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

I’ve talked about Antivirus software as an essential. Today we’re going to look at Antispyware software. There is a difference. By definition a virus is a piece of software that infects other files or copies itself. A worm is a virus that spreads without user intervention. (From one open network port to another for instance.) […]

Google adsense unavailable

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

Just noticed that for the last (hour?) the main adsense login site has been down with an interesting multi-language error message page. Ads seem to be served still, but the login is offline at the moment. And back up by 1AM EST 12/17/05.    Send article as PDF   

EFF gives up on DMCA exemption process

Monday, December 5th, 2005

There’s a story over at PC Pro, that says the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) has given up on the process for obtaining exemptions from the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act). They claim that the three year exemption period is meaningless. All of their requests for exemptions have been declined. Including requests to allow DVD purchasers […]

The eternal beta…

Monday, November 28th, 2005

Slashdot has a story from the Wall Street Journal online about why beta’s last so long. Google News’ beta, Microsoft’s Antispyware beta are both mentioned. This has become a new way of marketing software it seems, beta has gone from being considered pre-release/buggy software to… oooo new shiny software. However, with the beta is the […]

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