Posts Tagged ‘website’

Removed Infolinks Code

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Finally removed Infolinks code since it conflicts with Kontera T&Cs. I had to remove the related tags as well when Kontera send me another mail saying that has to be removed too. I was still thinking of testing out Infolinks somehow. Since Kontera and Infolinks must not show at the same time, I suppose I will keep Infolinks in my Tumblr subdomain, and keep Kontera in my main domain and Blogger. Surely that wouldn’t violate any T&Cs?! (more…)

Kontera vs Infolinks – In-Text Ads Comparison

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Kontera LogoI received a surprise and stern mail from Kontera. They noted that I have Infolinks which is a competing in-text advertising company. It seems according to their T&Cs that I am only allowed to display in-text context link ads from one company only. If I don’t remove the competing company ads I will have my account suspended. Thanks for the warning dude. So now I will have to decide which one is better, Kontera vs Infolinks, then drop off the one faring poorly. (more…)

Received my Kontera cheque

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

After such a long wait I finally got my first pay cheque from Kontera! It is not much just slight above the threshold of US$50 which is the minimum required for a payout. I started trying out Kontera since May 2009 so finally as of March 2011, it took a total of 22 months to accumulate the payout amount! Whoosh! That’s a really long time! (more…)

B2Evolution for Blogging

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

I was toying around with B2 Evolution which is used for blogging. Thought I try an alternate from the popular WordPress installation and see how it goes. On the first look, the B2 Evolution looks great and it has multiple section for your blogging needs. You can create blog A say for personal blogs, blog B for your hobbies, blog C for your photography, etc. (more…)

Googlemail account instead of Gmail

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Now this is intriguing. I have seen some gmail user with a @googlemail.com domain rather than the @gmail.com domain in their email address. Doing a quick search, I found the reason why. It seems there is some trademark issue for users in UK and Germany and Google cannot use the gmail if users sign up from those countries. (more…)

Bidvertiser Review

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Bidvertiser is yet another pay per click Adsense like advertising for monetizing your website. I signed up with them and see how I could go with Bidvertiser vs Adsense and other advertisement that I have plastered around my personal blog. Hey, it may be drag if you see so many advertisement on my website, but isn’t it the same when you pick up a newspaper or a glossy magazine and they too serve up ads to your face? Publishing company need revenue to run, and so do I. The difference is that they have lots of resources and contacts to gain their monetization while small fry one-man-show like us has to do everything by ourselves. (more…)

What is this hyperpromote.com appearing on my website?

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

If you are wondering why you are getting some pop-up / pop-under with URL of hyperpromote.com or the full URL http://www.hyperpromote.com/tags/showp.dbm?cid=222 there is no need to be alarmed. At first I was also wondering why there was this hyperpromote pop-under appearing when I access my personal blog website. It took me awhile to figure out what it was as the pop-up / under only showed a blank screen. (more…)

Is Not Easy Making Money Blogging

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Everybody seems to be doing it thinking it is easy making money blogging, but the reality hits home when you try your hand at it. Still you hear of stories of people making tons of money online by blogging. And then some says it is easy to this, easy to do that and blah, blah, blah.

Recently I received a newsletter from WebProNews and the pro bloggers themselves also talked about the “harsh realities” of blogging for money. The keypoint they noted about making money by blogging:

1. “Free” is not a business model.
2. The push-button Internet cash machine is on the fritz.
3. You are not scalable.
4. No one actually wants that much authenticity.
5. Social media hates selling. (and yet, you have to sell)
6. A blog is not a business.
7. No one is reading your blog
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SuperPages

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Just the other day, a SuperPages sales guy called up for an appointment, though I know it was not much point to advertise in such kind of Yellow Pages business directory, I have time to spare. I may as well entertain the poor sales guy making cold calling since I was in a similar boat doing sales.

When the SuperPages guy showed up, I made it clear from the start that my company wasn’t at all interested in advertising in business directory or any trade journals as it wasn’t relevant to our industry and frankly didn’t work at all. Of course with my cards laid out open the meeting should quickly be over. Being the usual do not take “no” for an answer sales guy he tried to explain the usage of Super Pages and that so many companies have place their contact details in Super Pages for the company’s presence in the business community. Got to give this sales guy A+ for his tenacity, but all his sales efforts are just in vain. (more…)

Exit Junction Review

Friday, September 10th, 2010

It is always nice to have some side income while blogging. And Exit Junction is another alternate affiliate program just for that. Exit Junction works a little differently compared with the other advertisement program that you see plastered around my website.

I came across this while browsing online and it looks intriguing and decided to sign up and give it a try. (more…)