Google Ads – friend or foe

January 8, 2004 on 1:06 pm | In News | No Comments

Well, we are back on the job (not that we ever left, but effective again anyway), making some changes and additions to the site. The most noticable is a new look in the banner, but lots is going on around the site.

I’m working hard to get the PayPal IPN Perl script I’ve written ready to be released as the second advanced (meaning great for a very modest cost) htmlfixit script. It is ready and purchases are starting to trickle in.

The advanced statistical counter has been selling well, and has gotten some really good user reviews (that I have been trying to add to the testimonials page when I get spare seconds.)

If you have a suggestion about a script you’d like to see us write here at … or features you think we should add to existing scripts, then feel free to use the contact link and let us know.

We’ve not been that impressed by the google ads we put on the site. Google doesn’t allow us to block ads based on keyword, so they often reflect ads from products competing with our own, and that is not a good situation. Also the money the ads seem to be generating is not exactly steller either (based on clickthrough only). We are trying to decide if its worth continuing them. (At the current rate, we’ll likely get our first cheque from google in about a year). It seems the internet is/has become saturated with advertising now … and the money to be made from it has dropped accordingly. Still, it was worth trying and we were interested in whether having Google ads increased your ranking with Google. Results so far have been inconclusive in that area.



Sign Lap-Top Upgrade Petition

January 3, 2004 on 8:03 am | In News | No Comments

Now days, many of us have joined the mobile brigade and now work from laptops, recently it came to my attention that many laptop owners were feeling left out in that they can’t upgrade the video card of their laptops like our desktop brothers and sisters have been doing for years.

There is no longer a technical reason why this should not be possible, the only reason is marketing, why sell you an upgrade, when they can force you to buy a new laptop by not selling you an upgrade.
To that end, I have setup a petition to Dell (in this case) that they consider offering us the ability to upgrade the video cards of our laptops.
Since Dells laptops already have modular video cards, there is no reason for them not to do this for their customers.

So if you own a laptop, owned a laptop or may one day own a laptop, its in your best interest to support this. The petition can be found here:
Support laptop upgrades petiton

Many thanks,


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