Archive for January, 2007
It appears to me as if Google have changed how they are handling supplemental pages. Whereas before all the Supplemental pages would have the same cache date, I am now seeing various dates, and some as recent as 10 days ago.
What I think it might be is Read the rest of this entry »
How nuts is this then?
Not content with radio and print ads, Google is now having a go at (what to me was always the logical step) HYBRID advertising!
Google has filed a patent that will allow see them build kiosks and other such units to allow them to interactively advertise LOCAL products and services.
You got 25 old pieces of equipment you need to sell? Then advertise them on the google board in the very mall you are in. THEN when they are all sold, you log into your account and stop the ads. Advertisers set the Cost per impression, the location (which mall to advertise in), the stock levels etc, and at the click of a mouse, can switch off the campaign.
Personally I am aghast that a company such as Google has taken this long to come up with something like this! There are those of us who have DREAMED of having the funding for stuff like this
OK this is not exactly new news, but it appears that this MAJOR LEAGUE news slipped below the radar, and it could have a devastating effect on AdSense publishers who are not aware.
Thousands of people will be reading forum threads about using images placed alongside AdSense, many threads will even include emails from Google AdSense team confirming this is OK. But here is the thing.
IT HAS ALL CHANGED!
Many people have been running around screaming ‘woe is me, I am undone’ and ‘My poor family how will I live with the shame of telling them I have been PR Zeroed by Google?”
WHY is this Old Welsh Guy’ I hear you ask, and a damn fine question it is as well
For those of you who are wondering what on earth PR0 means, I ask you how on EARTH did you find your way hear LOL. The answer is that PR (PageRank) is the system Google uses for measuring the importance of a page (not to be confused with where the page ranks in a search, this is a different beast with over 150 elements combining to decide, with PR being one of them).
Anyhow back to the matter in hand. I have a rugby forum that has been PR zeroed. It still ranks top or close to the top for the phrase ‘rugby forum’ and traffic is as high as ever (in fact it has gone up).
So to those worrying about how they will feed their families now they have lost their PR I say ‘Worry not my friends, for PR is nothing, and Google is currently Updating’.
I will tell you the story of the two Bulls.
Once upon a time there were two bulls. The bulls one day were at the top of hill when the young bull noticed the cows were coming into the field. “why don’t we run down there and make love to one of them cows” said the young bull. ”
“How about we WALK down, and have them all” said the Old bull
The moral is not to worry, it is a situation that is not harming rankings, so it is nothing to worry about (unless you sell PR based links of course in which case you should be forced to dress up as a cow and meet the two bulls in the story above)
Back in work now, Christmas is over (i went to an Epiphany service today in church and the carols seemes SOOOO last year so it must be )
Work is here, 2006 has gone, 2007 is here, and to mark the occasion my good friend Matt has finally launched a blog (no doubt a new years resolution along with
1. lose weight
2. get the big promotion
3. reduce the credit card bills
4. have less sex!
OK I lied about reducing the credit card bills .
Is it any good? Well I moderate there so at least you can be sure that there will be plenty of off topic stuff going on.