Thursday, October 9, 2008

AdSense for online games publishers

Google has published special version of AdSense for the online games publishers. Online games are getting popularity day by day since those can be played from anywhere and no installation is required. Flash has make online games so popular. Multi-player online games are very popular.

With AdSense for Games, you can display video ads, image ads, or text ads within your online games to earn revenue. You'll be able to show these ads in placements you define, such as interstitial frames before a game, after a level change, or when a game is over. You'll see contextually targeted text and image ads based on content and demographic information. In addition, you'll be able to control the ads you see on your pages using filtering options.

The program is in beta stage now. So it's not still open for everyone.

This will give the game makers opportunity to earn money still offering play games for free.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

10 Link building methods

Following are few methods of getting links for an website:

  1. Submit on social bookmarking sites like, etc.
  2. Submit on free web directories
  3. Post comment on relevant blogs with link to your page
  4. Use your link in your forum signatures
  5. Post on online free classifieds with your link
  6. Create profile on popular social networking sites like facebook and put your link on your profile
  7. Exchange link with related sites
  8. Publish RSS feed and submit your feed on feed directories
  9. Create blogs on popular free blogging sites with link to your web page
  10. Buy link from other websites

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Benefits of free classifieds advertising

  • The main benefit of free classified advertising is that this gives very quick targeted traffic. While other methods like SEO takes long time.
  • Another benefit is that it is free hence there is no or minimum expense. So suitable for most small business.
  • Free classifieds advertising may be outsourced to an ad posting agency.
  • It also helps in SEO to some extent.
  • Free classifieds advertising is the best method to get geographically targeted traffic.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Protect Yourself agaist Fraudulent Emails pretending to be from PayPal

Have you ever received emails which seems to be sent from PayPal and asking you to login into your PayPal account by clicking on an link? Such fraudulent emails are very common. Purpose of such emails is to steal your login information. You can avoid the trap if you become a bit conscious. Before clicking on a link see to which website it is pointing to. Fraudulent emails will point the link to other site rather than

Following are some tips to stay safe (taken from
  • Safe Log In: To log in to your PayPal account or access the PayPal website, open a new web browser (e.g., FireFox) and type in the following:
  • Generic greeting: Many spoof emails begin with a general greeting, such as: "Dear PayPal member" or "Dear PayPal User". Emails from PayPal will address you by your first and last name or the business name associated with your PayPal account.
  • Email Attachments: PayPal emails will never ask you to download an attachment or a software program. Attachments contained in fraudulent emails often contain viruses that may harm your computer or compromise your PayPal account. Don't open any attachment sent from an unknown source.
  • Request for Personal Information: If paypal requires information from you, paypal will notify you in an email and request that you enter the information only after you have safely and securely logged in to your PayPal account.
  • A false sense of urgency: Most spoof emails try to deceive you with the threat that your account is in jeopardy if you don't update it ASAP.
  • Fake links: The text in a link may attempt to look valid, then send you to a spoof address. Always check where a link is going before you click. Move your mouse over it and look at the URL in your browser or email status bar. If the link looks suspicious, don't click on it. And be aware that a fake link may even have the word "PayPal" in it.

    Often, fraudulent emails will request details such as your full name, account password, credit card number, bank account, PIN number, Social Security Number, or mother's maiden name.
If you think that you have received a fraudulent email (or fake website), you should forward the email to and then delete the email from your mailbox. Never click any links or attachments in a suspicious email.
Learn more ways to spot spoof

Read PayPal's 10 ways to recognize fake (spoof) emails now.

Steps to take to prevent spoof from affecting you
  • Keep your security software current.
  • Monitor your account. Check your account periodically to see if there is any suspicious activity.
  • Change your password often.
  • Use a unique password. A good password contains letters and numbers. This makes it more difficult for people to guess it.
  • Your information is compromised, get a fraud alert placed on your credit report.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Gmail is getting faster

In spite of all great features of gmail it has a drawback that it take longer time to load on slow connection. Gmail is working to speed up the initial loading process. Already improved 20% on an average. I frequently use gmail but have a slow internet connection. So it's a good news for me.

Official Gmail Blog: A need for speed: the path to a faster loading sequence

URL shortening services

We sometimes need to shorten a long URL to hide affiliate link or just to make it more decent looking. is the most popular URL shortenting services. As some websies blocks tinuURL we need alternates as well.
Following is a list of FREE URL shortening and URL redirect services (also known as URL forwarding service):

Monday, May 12, 2008

Craigslist alternatives

Craigslist is introducing phone number verification. So far it is enforced on services and personals sections. It can be guessed that phone number verification will be introduced on other categories of craigslsit soon. So it is becoming impossible for non-US people to post on craigslsit. It makes is necessary to find out alternates. Following are some good alternates of craigslsit (i.e free classified sites like craigslist) in the USA and Canada:
  1. - The best craigslist alternative. It allows use of hyperlink, external image. It gets good traffic.
  2. - An eBay backed free classifieds for world wide. It's now one of the most popular free classifieds of USA. In Canada is more popular than It's drawback is that it allows only plain text ads. kijiji even doesn't convert URL into hyperlink
  3. Other sites that may be tried are,,,,,, etc..

Try these usa online free classifieds if you aren't able to post on craigslist anymore.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

AdBrite Launches Open Targeting Exchange (OTX)

AdBrite is one of the large ad serving network. The company makes it easy to buy and sell advertising online, giving advertisers and publishers more transparency and control than any other ad network.

AdBrite’s Open Targeting Exchange is the internet’s first open exchange for ad targeting technologies. OTX delivers superior yield and advertiser effectiveness by tapping into multiple third-party targeting providers.

OTX is an integrated element of AdBrite's network, so publishers and advertisers automatically benefit from competition among targeting providers. Each time a page is viewed on an AdBrite publisher's site, OTX scans multiple eligible targeting algorithms to determine the most relevant and valuable advertisement for the given site, user, and geography.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Google PR still valuable?

Once google PR was a valuable parameter to get top position on google's search result page. Now it has little value in this regard. So the question arises whether Page Rank still have any value at all.

Although for SEO, PR matters a little PR has some other significance. PR is part of your online reputation. Consider when a service buyer get quotes from two different companies : one company's site has zero PR while the other company's site has PR value 3. With whom the buyer will deal if the price is equal. Most like with the company have a PR of 3. Because PR value 3 proves that the company is not new and they have professional dedication.

Social bookmarking is an easy way of increasing PR.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Google has acquired DoubleClick

l Google has completed its acquisition of DoubleClick. Check out this. The combined company will offer more tools for publishers, enhance productivity and provide additional revenue opportunities so you can focus on creating more relevant content and improve the user experience on your websites. If you have a DoubleClick account, rest assured that everything will continue to operate as usual, and that you'll receive the same support you're used to. For more information, please read Googles' press release here

Goolge is already a giant in the field of internet advertising. With this acquisition google has established it's position more firmly.