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Affiliate Networks: Quick Review of Google Adsense

Google's Adsense is definitely the king of the road. Just do a quick count of what you see on serious bloggers' sites or just about any site for that matter and you'll see what I mean. The Basics Along with search services and the myriad of...


Affiliate Network Reviews

In a previous post I listed out all the ad and affiliate networks and services that I could find. Since then I continue to add more to the list. In that post I also said that "it would make an interesting exercise to try all of them and report on...


Seedy middle-of-the-night move

I did one of those seedy middle-of-the-night moves with this site recently. Like Dave Burke, I switched to a Virtual Private Server and I agree - there is no going back to shared hosting now! Hopefully you did not notice any interruption in...


An update to my WatiN experience

A few days ago I wrote of my initial impressions with WatiN. While I really like it, I mentioned that I had some trouble getting the tests to run under Cruise Control .NET. Over the weekend the author, director and admin of the WatiN project,...


Building an Ad Management System - Step 1

No, I'm not starting another project and I'm not starting another blog series. First I had a problem/question/idea, then I did a little research, and now I'm just doing a little prototyping to see what's feasible. I would like to use ads from...


Being a better blogger: Thank your commenters

If I have learned one thing from Dave Burke, the guy who "runs just about the most polite blog in the entire blogosphere", is that you should reply to each and every person who takes the time to leave a comment on your blog. Daniel from Daily...


How many ad networks/services are there?

Following my last post where I questioned the value of building an ad engine for my own purposes, I began doing a little research on the different ad networks/services to figure out what it would take to support the more well known services. I...


Managing Ads

I'm sure that you know that I have some Google Adsense ads on this site. I don't use them too much here because I don't want them to be too obtrusive, but I figure if the couple of dollars that they provide a month will pay for this site's hosting...


WhatIWantMost: Adding RSS and Inviting Friends

Up to this point in the development of the WhatIWantMost project I have chosen to implement the simplest solution possible to complete each task (or at least that I could think of) and that will not end today. That approach is of course...


Thoughts on Best Buy's secret website and Business Ethics

Business Ethics - yeah like the final Academic Decathlon showdown scene in Billy Madison - it appears that some people may not know what they are. Or maybe they just choose to disregard them. On the heels of an announcement of Best Buy being...