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Web design gallery @ webdigity

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Yesterday I finished with the development of webdigity’s web design gallery. Well as I was sick and coded this site too fast, I left some bugs, but thanks to my friends in the forum, they all have been solved(or I think so…). Anyway I am glad that is finished, as it was my first project that uses AJAX and I think this web 2.0 feel will be nice to the visitors too.

If you wonder what this site is about, think that it is like a directory that lists only well designed web sites, having a special note for the w3c standards that each site uses. A designer can use it to promote his/her work, or even find some “inspiration” when designing a new site.

Later this week we will also have a new contest about this site, so prepare yourself and submit your designs as soon as possible 🙂

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My pop up network odyssey

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Latelly I was trying to find ways to monetize my proxy web site. As google is not allowing proxy sites to display their ads in the proxied pages, I think a popup solution would be the best.

So first I signed up with YesAdvertising, which is a company of Clicksor (the worst comany I ever associated with…) The company seemed to pay well, about $2 CPM. But when I reached the ammount to get my first check, they banned me “because fraudelent activities”! Ok this is very funny, because it is simply impossible to cheat a CPM program, but anyway I moved on….

The next company was Right Media‘s Yield Manager. Right media in conjuction with Clicksor and their companies, is a serious company, but yet they pay too low (about $1 – $1,5 CPM) and they pay 60 days after the ending of the month that you have the minimum ammount ($100) by check(that means another month of delay for mailing). So I decided to check some other companies….

The last company in my pop up network odyssey was Adversal.  Adversal is a very good company for many reasons that I will try to write here :

  1. They pay on an average of $1-$6 CPM (depending on the unique pageviews)
  2. They pay you 10% of the earning of your affiliates (nice huh?), but the best of all…
  3. is that they pay you 15 days after the end of the month (for $50+) through paypal!

Yesterday I got my first check, so I thought to recommend this company to my fellas webmasters. By the way if you want to use pop up ads for the monetization of your web site, think that this can harm your visitors loyalty. You can check a related discussion here.

Looking for fresh content for your blog?

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….here is a very cool site that connects you with all the web 2.0 web sites with one click.

I am talking about web2announcer , a new web site that publishes the posts from digg, del.icio.us, spurl and other web 2.0 sites.

A nice feauture of web2announcer is the tag browsing by subdomains. So if for example you are looking for the latest programming news, just go to programming.web2announcer.com and you got it!

Google – The end of a nice story

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These years we have all seen how Google from a two man show company, created a stable empire that defines the internet more than any other company.

After the development of a very good (at least for back in that time) and reliable search engine, they became so innovative(or just greedy 🙂 ) that started tens of new services for the internet world.

That happened in a way that Microsoft teached us years ago, and the fact is that Google was the best student in that class! They have allready conquered the internet world making so many services (gmail, gpay, maps, etc.) but unfortunatelly so many enemies too.

You see when you dominate one market, none will even think to be against you, but when you are trying to dominate the world, people will seek for any reason to be against you. This is happening with Google right now as this company tried to get into areas that were traditionally belong to others (they will even create their own operating system!)

The first official 'battle' is with Amazon. As Google decided to create a service simmilar to paypal wich belongs to Amazon, Amazon decided to stop using adsense advertisments in their site. Note that Amazon was the biggest publisher in the adsense program.

Microsoft has signed a contract with Yahoo for cooperation in the fields of search engines.

And the most important of all is that….

Google is not the best search engine any more

Why? For a lot of reasons. One is that as Google is the most popular SE to the crowd, is also the most popular SE to the spammers around the world. So in the most searches they show inrelevant and annoying results.

Google is now a strong player in the ppc market. They don't really care about the organic results, but how they will make us click on the ads.

Those are some of the reasons that make me believe that Google will not continue to be the #1 search engine for much longer. Also note what history learned to us. All search engines that became number one in the past, haven't stayed in that position for more than 10 years.

The web is changing drastically this time with the web 2.0 movement, and I think another search engine will get google's place soon (like snap or msn)

Automatically optimize all tables in a MySQL database

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Use this script preferably with a cronjob to automatically optimize all the tables in your mysql databases. Under root privilleges the script will search for all the databases in your server and will optimize them all. Hope you will like it as it took me more than 3 hours to write it 🙂

 

Optimize all databases/tables in MySQL
For more tutorials you can refer here

Webdigity introduces tag browsing to the world of forums

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As you may know at webdigity, we are allways trying to find new ways to make our community better for our members. This time we made something that it is very new, and I think we are the first to do it.

The tag browsing  is the new feauture of our community (still in beta) which allows you to browse the forum using tags. This work like this : A robot reads all the threads, and decides to associate each of them with up to 5 tags. Those tags can be founded in the tag browsing directory, and are also mentioned inside the thread page.

So for example if you read a thread in the contests board  the bot will automatically assign the tag contest to the thread. If you click on the tag you will see all the threads that have this word (even those who are not posted in the contests area)

Welcome to my blog

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Hello fellas,

and welcome to my new blog. I made this site mostly to learn more about how blogs work, as even that I am in the web development business for more than 10 years, I have never used this form of website.

In this blog I will post news and articles about php, seo and some news regarding my network of web sites.

Stay tuned 🙂