The Google AdSense programme has been operating for 3 and half years and only now have the rules about image placement been clarified. It’s announcements like these that make me feel pity for those people who have built large numbers of websites primarily for AdSense and spent endless hours fine tuning ad placement etc. It also makes me glad that I’m no longer worrying about what Google is going to change next about the AdSense programme.
It seems that recently, I’ve been too busy working away from the world of Internet marketing to be able to blog on anything closely related to it. Although nobody’s asked (sob!), one thing you might not know about me is that I run a web design business in the real world and lately it’s been really busy. The great thing about having an abundance of work is that you get to pick and choose your clients, but having so much work available comes at the expense of having time to do other things like blog or go Christmas shopping!
I’ve snuck in a few web development posts into this IM-centric blog, but there’s much more about running a web design business I could blog about. Maybe it’s time I considered forking a new blog about my life as a small business owner.
The main issue I have about most of the business blogs I’ve encountered is that they’re too restrained in what they can write about, too much business speak and not enough grit. I like the grit. I guess I could make this new blog anonymous. Would it really matter if it was anonymous? Should bloggers always reveal their true identities?
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A couple of months ago, I wrote about NuSphere’s PhpDock; a deployment platform that allowed PHP developers to package up their scripts and have them run as desktop applications. For PHP developers like me, this seemed to be the key that could open up a whole host of new possibilities. Unfortunately, any source code deployed would have been easily accessible unless some form of code obfuscation was employed e.g. CodeLock.
As well as being able to see where you’re clicking, I now have an idea of where in the world you are thanks to my free Clustrmap, which tells me where my visitors’ IP address originate. It’s a strange thought to know that people from very different parts of the world are stopping by at my corner of the Internet! No doubt, there’s a way to use this type of information to increase ones profits, but I’d simply like to say hello to you in the USA, Canada, Hawaii, Thailand, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Japan, Korea, Australia, Venezuela, Brazil, New Zealand, Vietnam, Egypt and Israel!