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    FYI, this is the one I finally settled on (after...

    FYI, this is the one I finally settled on (after a bit of searching around):


    Options +FollowSymLinks
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.mywebsite\.com$ [NC]...
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    Well, I virtuously installed Twitter Tools, and...

    Well, I virtuously installed Twitter Tools, and it does the job. Lots of options, too.
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    What's wrong with pumpkins?

    What's wrong with pumpkins?
  4. Which is the best free Twitter follow/unfollow service?

    Hi everyone,

    Well, I've seen that there are loads of different websites out there that help you follow and unfollow people on Twitter. However, they need your Twitter password in order to access...
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    The problem is in the last step, where we have...

    The problem is in the last step, where we have (a^2 - ab) on both sides and then cancel it out. Now, if a = b (as stated at the beginning), then (a^2 - ab) = 0 (which is just a rearrangement of the...
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    Well, one of my .co.uk websites is hosted on...

    Well, one of my .co.uk websites is hosted on HostGator on American servers, and Google Webmaster Tools still says "Your site's domain is currently associated with the target: United Kingdom". But...
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    Just an extra bit of info. for you: In Google...

    Just an extra bit of info. for you:

    In Google Webmaster Tools, you can choose a "Geographic target" for your website if it has a .com address, but for a .co.uk address this option is not...
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    Thanks for your advice, guys. I've turned off the...

    Thanks for your advice, guys. I've turned off the Allowed Sites feature now, and I'm just going to wait and see what happens...
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    Hi G! I'd just like to say that the downwards...

    Hi G!

    I'd just like to say that the downwards "swoosh" on your Finance Forever logo, coupled with the "eve" above it, really looks like a sad face to me. :( I'm not a psychologist, but that might...
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    A similar problem exists with every day /...

    A similar problem exists with every day / everyday.

    I eat my breakfast every day.

    Eating my breakfast is an everyday occurrence!

    :)
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    Oops! You used the wrong form of it's/its. :p ...

    Oops! You used the wrong form of it's/its. :p

    Perhaps you need a proofreader? :-)
  12. For what it's worth, I recently converted one of...

    For what it's worth, I recently converted one of my sites from "static" (well, hand-coded PHP and MySQL) to WordPress, by transforming its .php and .css files into a WordPress theme.

    The site...
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    Fans of the band* can apply to me for a username....

    Fans of the band* can apply to me for a username. :-)

    *Well, anyone really.
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    It happened again! Yesterday I got a total of 3...

    It happened again! Yesterday I got a total of 3 clicks for a total earning of 1 cent!

    Do not enter the period-drama movies niche!
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    Go and read that thread a little more thoroughly!...

    Go and read that thread a little more thoroughly! :)
  16. I've tried to make The Wonder of Christmas...

    I've tried to make The Wonder of Christmas look a lot less like a blog than a normal WordPress site does (that is, without doing things like removing the footer text), but it still fails the test...
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    Add Google to Allowed Sites?!

    How about the idea of adding google.com (etc.?) to the Allowed Sites section of AdSense setup?

    This might mean that Google sites would not show up in the Unauthorised Sites section, and...
  18. Are you saying that some non-allowed sites have...

    Are you saying that some non-allowed sites have shown your AdSense code? (Unauthorised Sites)

    If those "sites" are just IP addresses, try visiting them. They will probably turn out to belong to...
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    Some people will tell you that too many links on...

    Some people will tell you that too many links on the same page is bad, because:

    1. Google think it's a link farm and will punish it accordingly.
    2. The PageRank passed on is diluted amongst all...
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    Talk less about the weapons and the cop chasing!...

    Talk less about the weapons and the cop chasing!

    Seriously, dilute that stuff away by adding more text (as Will said) about the other aspects of the game. More text is always good, in any case...
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    Surely you can make sure that the new Wordpress...

    Surely you can make sure that the new Wordpress versions of your pages are at the same URLs as the old versions? No? If you do it quick enough, Google won't even notice.

    OK, so I have no...
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    Just a quickie: In my humble opinion, you should...

    Just a quickie: In my humble opinion, you should make the ad links exactly the same colour as the rest of the links on your site. It looks like #2387a2 to me. Furthermore, since the ads will have...
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    Well, I can certainly recommend period drama...

    Well, I can certainly recommend period drama movies as a spectacularly poorly paying niche (I didn't choose the topic!).

    Like whatthehell, I've received 1 cent for two clicks, and I'm pretty sure...
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    A few tips: 1. Wait a little; it takes a while...

    A few tips:

    1. Wait a little; it takes a while for the AdSense bot to figure out what your page is about. Then it will start serving relevant ads.

    2. Make sure that the page concentrates on one...
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    Those emails are indeed sent by bots, but they...

    Those emails are indeed sent by bots, but they are not just "for fun" or "to annoy website owners".

    Rather, they are "testing the waters". If you look at the content, they are trying to insert...
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    Poll: So, how many people do you employ? :D You've...

    So, how many people do you employ? :D You've probably said it somewhere before, but I've managed to miss it.
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    There's a fair bit of content on there already....

    There's a fair bit of content on there already. Which page did you try to look at?!
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    Just built my first Wiki

    Gentlemen and ladies,

    I've just built my first Wiki, for the ultimate musical act, Dildano. You'll find it at www.WikipeDildano.com.

    I'm using MediaWiki (i.e., the same software that Wikipedia...
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    What sort of stuff would you consider "very hard"...

    What sort of stuff would you consider "very hard" on the guitar?
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    Hee hee, I've just added two aStores to my lame...

    Hee hee, I've just added two aStores to my lame period dramas website.

    Unfortunately, I couldn't really fit them into my design perfectly (width-wise). I've squashed them as much as I could...
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    Internet ad spend grows 4.6 per cent

    I just saw this news story from a few days ago listed on Google News:

    IABUK : Internet ad spend grows 4.6 per cent

    Good news for us, no?
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    This Ask the Builder dude is a real high earner...

    This Ask the Builder dude is a real high earner on AdSense. He was featured in their success stories a while ago. Like other high earners (such as about.com), he probably gets special treatment from...
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    That sounds like a truly retarded hosting...

    That sounds like a truly retarded hosting company. They should be named and shamed! (Sorry if I've missed you naming/shaming them already)

    You have my sympathies. Take some time to cool off, stick...
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    For general websites, I roughly stick to this...

    For general websites, I roughly stick to this very simple rule:

    The maximum number of <hx> tags to use is x.

    So, on any given page of a website, it works like this:

    One <h1> tag for the main...
  35. Ha! Good to finally hear it from the horse's...

    Ha! Good to finally hear it from the horse's mouth that Google totally ignore the "keywords" meta tag! Now I don't need to worry about all the "duplicate keywords meta tags" that I have all over my...
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    Bear in mind that if you are missing a privacy...

    Bear in mind that if you are missing a privacy policy on just one of your sites with AdSense, then Google can, if they feel like it, ban your whole AdSense account. Get those pp's up there sharpish!
  37. Increasing earnings by 50 cents a day: some calculations

    Hi all,

    I was intrigued to hear that Will works to increase his daily earnings by 50 cents every day. In other words, $0.50 on the first day, $1.00 on the second day, $1.50 on the third day, etc....
  38. Great stuff, dude. You must have done a lot of...

    Great stuff, dude. You must have done a lot of work to get it there, and you've done well. Indeed, the site design is pretty nice. :)

    So, what sort of traffic are you getting at the moment?
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    By the way, here's some info. that I've just...

    By the way, here's some info. that I've just determined, which may be useful:

    It looks as though the width of the basic (i.e., not modified with CSS) aStore is 748px (main block plus gap plus...
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    Inspired by Will's example, I've just added a...

    Inspired by Will's example, I've just added a diamond jewelry store to my diamond website. It's not really properly integrated with the site yet, because it's just a little too wide to fit in my...
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    Up until now, I've just been using individual...

    Up until now, I've just been using individual product links, like those on this page about making a poinsettia champagne cocktail. I have been thinking about adding a whole Amazon aStore to one of my...
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    Looks good for 10 lines of code. :p I take it...

    Looks good for 10 lines of code. :p

    I take it that the aStores update automatically with new content? Then you can really "fire and forget".

    I'd be very interested to know if you make much...
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    I think that you may be approaching "dodgy" with...

    I think that you may be approaching "dodgy" with the way that you've styled your sidebar. Check out this post on the Google AdSense blog, and make sure you stay safe!:

    Inside AdSense: Another look...
  44. Redesigning Your Web Site? Don't Neglect SEO

    Hi guys,

    I've just come across this new (15th Sept.) article about SEO (via Google News, somehow), and I thought I'd share it because someone might find it interesting/useful:

    Redesigning Your...
  45. Thanks for your input. Nice Calvin avatar. :D ...

    Thanks for your input. Nice Calvin avatar. :D

    I wonder if anyone else has an opinion... ? :o
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    Yeah, one merchant on Commission Junction was...

    Yeah, one merchant on Commission Junction was auto-rejecting me like crazy. I can only figure that it was because they knew that I was non-US. It was pretty annoying, because it was a "global"...
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    A good starting point would be Will's Link...

    A good starting point would be Will's Link Building Tips sticky post! :p
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    I'm sorry to hear about the split dude, but it...

    I'm sorry to hear about the split dude, but it will get easier with time. Whatever you do, don't go and do something stupid to that guy (especially not now that you've posted this on the Internet)!...
  49. So that they don't have to look at you.

    So that they don't have to look at you.
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    Ha, I found this amusing: in the source code for...

    Ha, I found this amusing: in the source code for the website linked to in the original poster's signature, you can see code along the lines of this:


    Quick! Sign up for our money-making scheme!...
  51. Basically, put AdSense blocks where visitors...

    Basically, put AdSense blocks where visitors would expect to find menus, and vice-versa. It will screw with the usability of your site, but you're in it for the cash, right?!
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    Well, you've choosen a bad time to be getting...

    Well, you've choosen a bad time to be getting back into AdSense (in my humble opinion). With the global financial meltdown, AdSense clicks are paying less than ever (or perhaps it's just my crappy...
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    Interesting... I'd not heard that before. ...

    Interesting... I'd not heard that before.

    Anyway, I've had days where it takes two or even three clicks to earn 1 cent. I'm pretty sure those aren't invalid clicks, so I'm really starting to...
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    Sure, a high PageRank can (help) lead to high...

    Sure, a high PageRank can (help) lead to high rankings in the SERPs, which can lead to high traffic, but if the niche is low-paying, and if the visitors aren't the clicking type, then don't expect...
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    Too late, dude; only one of them is left...

    Too late, dude; only one of them is left. :p
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    Nope; with an increasing number of visitors, the...

    Nope; with an increasing number of visitors, the percentage of clickers will initially fluctuate and then settle down to its "true" value. The number of clicks will increase, sure. :)

    Anyway, this...
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    Don't worry; Google aren't going to care if just...

    Don't worry; Google aren't going to care if just one person comes along and that person is interested in two of the ads that they see (hence you get a 200% click-through rate). Google know that a few...
  58. Thread: ACDC Tour?

    by Dr. Stavros
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    Some friends recently saw them play in Antwerp,...

    Some friends recently saw them play in Antwerp, and they had a great time. You can see plenty of videos of it on YouTube to get an idea of the show.
  59. My lame period-dramas website...

    My lame period-dramas website mainly gets visitors from the US and the UK. When targeting the UK viewers, we use Amazon.co.uk Associates and BBC Shop via Commission Junction (although it's apparently...
  60. Category and sub-category naming schemes

    Hey guys,

    In your opinion/experience, which of these is the better category and sub-category naming scheme, and why?:

    Games
    - Online Games
    - Downloadable Games

    Games
    ...
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    It sounds like you're using the Google Keyword...

    It sounds like you're using the Google Keyword Tool. If so, it's also quite important to show the CPC (cost per click) column to get an idea of how lucrative a topic will be if you plan on using...
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    Poll: Do I take it then that you're using AdSense for...

    Do I take it then that you're using AdSense for Domains (or something similar)?
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    The period dramas forum...

    The period dramas forum that I run "for a client" uses SMF 1.1.8, and I'm quite happy with it.

    However, a little while ago, the forum was running an older version of SMF (I forget which version...
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    Ah, OK; I didn't realise that HostGator don't...

    Ah, OK; I didn't realise that HostGator don't allow proxies. I thought that might be the case, because I know that you know about HostGator, and I wondered why you were recommending another host. :D
  65. I like the Amazon product links that include...

    I like the Amazon product links that include images of the product. You can see such product links on "my" new Christmas blog, on articles such as the one about making a Christmas garden (where no...
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    You can get hosting at HostGator for $7.95/month...

    You can get hosting at HostGator for $7.95/month for unlimited websites, so to break even with 100 .info websites, you'd need to make a total of

    (100*$1.07 + 12*$7.95)/365.25 = $0.55

    per day...
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    I guess this means that, provided you have enough...

    I guess this means that, provided you have enough of these sites to make the hosting fees relatively negligible*, each site needs to earn just $0.003 a day in order to break even. That's a three cent...
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    Good point. Also, photographers/copyright-holders...

    Good point. Also, photographers/copyright-holders get upset if you make it look as though the people in a photo are somehow endorsing your product or service.
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    Recently, I've bought .com domain names at...

    Recently, I've bought .com domain names at Namecheap.com for something like $8.81 (by searching for Namecheap.com coupon codes to take a little off the price). You can probably get .com's even...
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    I used to be a real junkie, and I was checking...

    I used to be a real junkie, and I was checking several times a day, and probably about five times as often as I was getting a click. That was pretty depressing, but now I've relaxed a bit, and I...
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    Following up my earlier post: His example...

    Following up my earlier post:

    His example website, echemotherapy.com, has (still) got a PageRank of "unranked", and it doesn't show up in the first few pages of the Google SERPs for...
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    Well, it sounds interesting, but I'd like to see...

    Well, it sounds interesting, but I'd like to see an example of a site for which he's followed that plan.

    This reminded me of his eChemotherapy site, which he was presenting as a case study; it's...
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    I think it's pretty ridiculous. It's only going...

    I think it's pretty ridiculous. It's only going to amount to a few cents or dollars here and there, and it could quite easily get your account banned. Google make the majority of their money through...
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    I was quite proud of one of my website designs,...

    I was quite proud of one of my website designs, until I saw it on a Mac with Internet Explorer 5.5... :(
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    Yeah, another vote for Pidgin here. I know it...

    Yeah, another vote for Pidgin here. I know it from my Linux life, and now I've installed it in Windows too. Go Pidgin. :)
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    I think you have to be honest, and just explain...

    I think you have to be honest, and just explain that they have to sign up so that lame robots don't just spam the whole place. People are worried about their personal details (email address, etc.),...
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    A good way to think of it is as follows: which...

    A good way to think of it is as follows: which sites do you keep going back to, and why?

    The reason is normally that there is always fresh content, or that you can interact with the site (add your...
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    If you ever look at some of these "best AdSense...

    If you ever look at some of these "best AdSense keywords" lists, you'll see that the hottest keywords are all related to desperation. Basically, companies are taking advantage of people that are...
  79. I had a similar problem with the latest Wordpress...

    I had a similar problem with the latest Wordpress site that I made, but it turned out to be the stupid privacy setting (which I'd never noticed before). After fixing that, I just made sure that I had...
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    Poll: Great answer, Aquarezz dude. Sure, I suppose...

    Great answer, Aquarezz dude.

    Sure, I suppose that it's only about $8 per domain per year. That should be easy enough to earn back. But what about hosting fees? The last time I did a calculation, I...
  81. Great; thanks guys. Indeed, I thought that you...

    Great; thanks guys. Indeed, I thought that you would be able to draw attention to the ads; after all, you only get paid if your visitors actually buy the product rather than just click the ad (as...
  82. Mint choc chip...

    Mint choc chip with choc chunks of just the right size.
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    I'm from the U.K., but I escaped.

    I'm from the U.K., but I escaped.
  84. Can you draw attention to Amazon Associate product links?

    Right, so I know that you are not allowed to draw attention to - for instance - the Google AdSense ads on your webpages, but are you allowed to draw attention to any Amazon Associates product links...
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    It looks quite nice already. That's a nice theme...

    It looks quite nice already. That's a nice theme choice; does it really create image-based headers for any post title that you type in? I've never seen that before.

    It seems to be quite well...
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    I don't get any visitors to any of my blogs, so I...

    I don't get any visitors to any of my blogs, so I just post new posts immediately, and if they are full of mistakes, it doesn't matter because no-one will ever see them anyway! But then I do lots of...
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    Guys Hotel Bellboy 300 0 ...

    Guys Hotel Bellboy
    300 0 0 (start)
    0 300 0 (guys have paid)
    0 250 50 (bellboy takes the cash out)
    30 250 ...
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    Google indexing time shocker

    Hey guys,

    I just wanted to say that I'm amazed at how quickly Google seems to index (some) WordPress blogs. :eek:

    In the past, I've made several websites "manually" (i.e., all hand-coded .php...
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    Ha, "co-opts" is a great summary. :) I'm...

    Ha, "co-opts" is a great summary. :)

    I'm interested to see how Web advertising will evolve. As people become increasingly Web-savvy, they're going to get progressively more aware of (read: blind...
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    Good tips. I couldn't help but notice that the...

    Good tips. I couldn't help but notice that the same article is all over the place according to Google. :) Good tips nonetheless.
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    1. First of all, pick the number of times a week...

    1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate (more than once but less than 10)

    OK, let's call this number 'a'

    2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be...
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    Did you mean this, or is it now time to use the...

    Did you mean this, or is it now time to use the Edit button? :p
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    Attitudes towards image copyrights

    Yo, I'm interested to hear about people's attitudes towards the copyright status of images that they use for their websites.

    Personally, I either buy the images, create them myself, or just...
  94. Whoa, I never realised that. So, because your...

    Whoa, I never realised that. So, because your site is loaded in an iframe, the image-searcher's visit doesn't count as an impression (hence you won't get paid for pay-per-impression ads)!? And worse,...
  95. I stick with .com's exclusively, because I don't...

    I stick with .com's exclusively, because I don't know any better.
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    Poll: Domain names cost "a few dollars", so you've...

    Domain names cost "a few dollars", so you've probably bought more than a thousand dollars worth of domain names. My question is then: is it worth it? Have you made your money back? Does one big site...
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    Yo, I just spotted that the "Free Nintendo Wii"...

    Yo, I just spotted that the "Free Nintendo Wii" link near the beginning of your lens doesn't work. Otherwise, it looks quite well done. :)

    I too would be interested to hear if anyone is having any...
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    The All-in-One AdSense and YPN plugin seems to...

    The All-in-One AdSense and YPN plugin seems to respect this rule pretty well. In its settings, you can choose a maximum of (0) 1, 2, or 3 ads per page.

    In any case, I thought that if you insert...
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    Poll: It looks like I have 8 domain names (I just...

    It looks like I have 8 domain names (I just checked my extensive database).

    5 of them are developed, and they are bringing in several pennies every month!!!
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    For the latest website that I've been called upon...

    For the latest website that I've been called upon to make (The Wonder of Christmas, *cough*), I had been using the All-in-One AdSense and YPN plugin, but I recently decided to switch over to manually...
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    This doesn't make much sense to me. CTR is a...

    This doesn't make much sense to me. CTR is a percentage, while traffic is an absolute number per time period. You can't really compare the two. CTR, as a percentage, should stay roughly the same as...
  102. I specialise in highly unprofitable keywords and...

    I specialise in highly unprofitable keywords and niches!

    There's bad money to be had when no-one pays!
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    Hi! You might be interested in reading this short...

    Hi! You might be interested in reading this short page about hyphenation in domain names.
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    I take it that you used the Google Keyword Tool...

    I take it that you used the Google Keyword Tool to make that list. Well, if you select "Match Type: Exact", which you should in this case, the "Global Monthly Search Volume" results change a bit:
    ...
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    Once again, my AdSense earnings were spectacular...

    Once again, my AdSense earnings were spectacular last month: 3 figures...

    ...if you include the two after the decimal point. :doh:

    I must be doing something right... :rolleyes:
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    Stop the madness! Good content leads to people...

    Stop the madness! Good content leads to people giving you backlinks. People giving you backlinks leads to a high PageRank. A high PageRank helps you to appear higher in the SERPs.

    Notice I said...
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    If you like period-drama movies (like I don't),...

    If you like period-drama movies (like I don't), then I can highly recommend Period Dramas.com! Heh.
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    Aquarezz has one; you could ask him about it....

    Aquarezz has one; you could ask him about it. Aquarezz?!
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    My considered vote goes to Aquarezz because he's...

    My considered vote goes to Aquarezz because he's an echte Belgische kerel vanuit België!
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    I have a relatively small sphere of...

    I have a relatively small sphere of personal-smell influence. I've been to:

    The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland :p, France, Spain, Belgium (yo Aquarezz), the Netherlands,...
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    Yes, as much as some of our number might adore...

    Yes, as much as some of our number might adore Google, we must remember that competition is a Good Thing. Recall what happens when there's no competition: stagnation, pestulence, and abominatorics.
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    Hi, OK, not seeing the "!" explains it; no...

    Hi,

    OK, not seeing the "!" explains it; no worries :).

    Indeed, I don't use any subdomains, so yes, if anyone tries coming to my site, but the (fully-qualified) domain name that they request is...
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    I'm not quite sure that I understand TopDogger's...

    I'm not quite sure that I understand TopDogger's reply; my code generates a 301 status code when you request any page on the site without putting the www. and correctly generates a 200 status code...
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    Non-www. to www. 301 redirect

    Hi guys,

    For some reason, I recently decided to set up 301 redirects on all of my domains so that traffic to the non-www. versions goes to the www. versions.

    I searched around for the best code...
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    OK, so I guess that what you're looking for is...

    OK, so I guess that what you're looking for is someone who can tell you what their eCPM is on their music-related website. Sorry, but that's not me...
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    Ha! I also have "issues" with British vs....

    Ha! I also have "issues" with British vs. American English. I know that most potential visitors to my sites will be searching using American English, but when I'm writing website content, I just...
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    Cost? Revenue? Do you mean advertising cost, or...

    Cost? Revenue? Do you mean advertising cost, or advertising earnings?

    Anyway, if you're talking about Google AdWords or AdSense, then they have a tool for this sort of thing.
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    Bah, Google Webmaster Tools is completely useless...

    Bah, Google Webmaster Tools is completely useless for me. It seems to be months and months out of date and never shows any backlinks, or just shows one stupid backlink, or whatever. Perhaps my sites...
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    BTW, in my brief and meaningless experience, I've...

    BTW, in my brief and meaningless experience, I've found that some scraper sites will scrape Yahoo! Answers content and then turn any links therein into "follow" links. I've gained a few inbound links...
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    Ha! I wrote about this (badly) on my blog...

    Ha! I wrote about this (badly) on my blog recently:

    On the merits of non-hyphenation

    In your case, you might want to consider what people search for. Do they type in "10000", or "ten thousand",...
  121. Wow, so you're actually earning a decent amount...

    Wow, so you're actually earning a decent amount of money from people clicking on ads on sites that have copied your content including your ad code?!

    That's remarkable. I would have thought that...
  122. I don't quite get it. What's the point of looking...

    I don't quite get it. What's the point of looking to see what other websites are using your ad code, and then whitelisting only your sites in the Allowed Sites part of AdSense setup? Why not just...
  123. Hey, this is interesting: on this blog post...

    Hey, this is interesting: on this blog post (see slide number 13), you can see that Matt Cutts of Google: (1) recommends Wordpress (sweet), and (2) uses these plugins:


    Akismet
    Cookies for...
  124. Well, it seems as if there's no issue here. Just...

    Well, it seems as if there's no issue here. Just continue to write naturally, with a natural frequency of keywords, write with your readers in mind, and there won't be any problem.

    Ha!
  125. Ooh, that's a point; I've just noticed that my...

    Ooh, that's a point; I've just noticed that my SearchStatus plugin is no longer working since upgrading... :p
  126. Hey Aquarezz, have you upgraded to Firefox 3.5...

    Hey Aquarezz, have you upgraded to Firefox 3.5 yet? :) It's supposed to be faster...
  127. Well, an average of about 80 cents per click for...

    Well, an average of about 80 cents per click for your AdSense ads is very nice indeed. But with no indication of how much you would earn per affiliate "sale", it's impossible to draw any meaningful...
  128. I've not had any problems (and I don't live too...

    I've not had any problems (and I don't live too far from Belgium :)), so perhaps it is just you... :p
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    Very interesting. I like the disclaimer: ...

    Very interesting. I like the disclaimer:



    That's quite important, I think.

    Anyway, I didn't really ever think about this -- that certain words can trigger PSA ads -- so it's news to me, the...
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    Ha, now that is power-linkbaiting! Writing with...

    Ha, now that is power-linkbaiting! Writing with your intended linker already in mind, and then contacting said linker directly. Go super focus!
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    Will, can you elaborate a bit here please? How do...

    Will, can you elaborate a bit here please? How do you go about "collecting" some links from (presumably other people's) high-PR sites?

    Or is it a trade secret? ;)
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    I'd try something like DomainsBot...

    I'd try something like DomainsBot, because they suggest lots of alternatives to any domain name that you want, using a thesaurus-type system (and some of the results are hilarious).
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    Like Hellas, I use the All in One Adsense and YPN...

    Like Hellas, I use the All in One Adsense and YPN plugin, and I add some ad code manually in some places. I like the "randomisation" feature of the plugin, whereby you can randomise the placement of...
  134. For me, the core three that I have activated are:...

    For me, the core three that I have activated are:

    Akismet (duh)
    All in One Adsense and YPN
    All in One SEO Pack

    But I am a bit of a wannabe newbie lamer, so I'll probably add some more as I...
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    Poll: Hey Will, I'm liking what I see of this theme so...

    Hey Will, I'm liking what I see of this theme so far. Very pretty indeed. Hopefully, usability won't have been affected (and I don't think it will), but only some time spent using it will tell.
    ...
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    I think the new font size looks a bit mental. But...

    I think the new font size looks a bit mental. But sure, it draws attention to the ads...
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    My best domain name is of course...

    My best domain name is of course internettrillions.com!
  138. Replies
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    Yep, I noticed that my AdSense text ads recently...

    Yep, I noticed that my AdSense text ads recently started having uniform font sizes, where they had been seemingly random before (probably Google doing some testing).

    I had chosen "medium" in my...
  139. Replies
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    372

    Ha! Thanks for reminding me about the "Allowed...

    Ha! Thanks for reminding me about the "Allowed Sites" section of my AdSense account; I had recently put AdSense on a new website, and I had forgotten to add that website to the Allowed Sites list!...
  140. I followed the integration steps yesterday, but...

    I followed the integration steps yesterday, but no AdSense-related stuff has shown up in Analytics yet. Then again, I've had no clicks since then, and I'm guessing that they need some stats to show...
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    eCPM does not "affect" your earnings at all. It's...

    eCPM does not "affect" your earnings at all. It's simply another way of representing your earnings. It tells you how much money you are (or would be) making per thousand page impressions. Here are...
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    It's pretty random for me. A few days ago, I had...

    It's pretty random for me. A few days ago, I had three clicks and made more than three dollars, and today I had three clicks and made less than 10 cents...
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    Yep, I see google.com as Alexa no. 1, and...

    Yep, I see google.com as Alexa no. 1, and yahoo.com as no. 2.

    An interesting development...
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    Bear in mind that (at least some people say that)...

    Bear in mind that (at least some people say that) Google and the other search engines will look at a webserver's location when sorting out the search results. For example, if someone searches...
  145. New AdSense code? What's this? The new...

    New AdSense code? What's this? The new font-selection stuff or something else?
  146. Replies
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    A lot of people seem to think that PageRank...

    A lot of people seem to think that PageRank doesn't affect the ranking of a site in the Google search results very much. Some people even say that PageRank has absolutely no effect on a website's...
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    Contest: design a good contest for Net Builders....

    Contest: design a good contest for Net Builders.

    Prize: your contest gets used as a contest.

    You win!
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    Just downloaded it. Thanks for the heads-up!

    Just downloaded it. Thanks for the heads-up!
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    Indeed. How else would you measure success?...

    Indeed. How else would you measure success? :confused:
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    Sticky: I'd have to agree about the traffic from Digg,...

    I'd have to agree about the traffic from Digg, Stumbleupon, etc. These people are bored, and are looking for something funny and/or interesting to occupy them for a while. Why would they click on...
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    I'm a little confused here. Half of your visitors...

    I'm a little confused here. Half of your visitors are coming for your old content, and -- as Will said -- the ads on that old content will be targeted to that old content.

    The other half of your...
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    "Maybe must-read"? Perhaps I should definitely...

    "Maybe must-read"? Perhaps I should definitely read it. :p
    (thanked)
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    Poll: Free Online Dating at Plentyoffish.com...

    Free Online Dating at Plentyoffish.com

    He's said in interviews that he's reluctant to change anything in case it breaks something (i.e. impacts his revenue stream)... :p
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    Poll: What was the CPC?

    What was the CPC?
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    Sticky: Well, according to your profile, you do live in...

    Well, according to your profile, you do live in La-La Land...
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    By the way, it might be a little easier to do...

    By the way, it might be a little easier to do something like this for the spacing around your images:



    <img src="..." style="margin-right: 10px;" />
    This should be better supported than the...
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    The placement seems OK -- indeed, the 336x280...

    The placement seems OK -- indeed, the 336x280 blocks seem a little bit awkward in that central column -- but I think that you should first match the link colour with that of the rest of the page. It...
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    Poll: Quite right. We know that he has several ugly...

    Quite right. We know that he has several ugly sites and that he claims to make a decent amount of money from them, but we don't know how much he would (not) earn if they were beautiful sites instead.
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    Cool; I think that I see it on...

    Cool; I think that I see it on http://www.expatintelligence.com/working-abroad-online.shtml

    Glad to be of some help. :)
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    Well, I don't know about all that. I simply use a...

    Well, I don't know about all that. I simply use a bit of code that says:



    <div class="float<?php if(rand(0,1)){echo "left";}else{echo "right";} ?>">
    <?
    include...
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    Poll: Perhaps I should add that "Grizzly" at Make Money...

    Perhaps I should add that "Grizzly" at Make Money Online has said several times that he has the most success with ugly blogs that people want to click away from quickly...
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    It's a simple bit of PHP that should give a...

    It's a simple bit of PHP that should give a totally random 50:50 split, although there might be some effect with your browser caching the page. Don't forget that "left,right,left,right" is just as...
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    I'm not so sure about the units in this equation....

    I'm not so sure about the units in this equation. :p

    I would say that "AdSense success" would be measured in $/day, and that the formula would be more like

    AdSense success = traffic × CTR ×...
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    On my period-drama (http://www.perioddramas.com/)...

    On my period-drama website (don't ask), I'm using a bit of PHP code to randomly float the 336x280 ad blocks to either the left- or the right-hand side (always in-content) on some pages. Have a look...
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    1,524

    In my experience, some scraper sites have copied...

    In my experience, some scraper sites have copied Yahoo! Answers content onto their own pages, and then made the links in the text into "dofollow" links. The trouble is that they remove the...
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    No changes here either. I would have thought it...

    No changes here either. I would have thought it was a bit early for another update since the December one. Still, could be...
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    Yes, get it looking respectable and not...

    Yes, get it looking respectable and not empty-looking. Bear in mind that new AdSense sign-ups can take a long time to be approved now, so don't wait too long!
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