Archive | April, 2006

Buying books with Amazon affiliate program

30 April 2006

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Most of the money I receive from my websites, I try and save. However, with the Amazon program, you can purchase books instead of receiving money. I love buying books, so it feels great to be able to buy books literally for free. I have just finished this quarter’s books and have bought the following: […]

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New link and a site re-design

28 April 2006

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I am happy to report that I have another advertiser who are going to pay $60 a month for a link on one of my sites. Linkworth (aff link) is working out great for me! I have installed a new template on my Japan Hostels site. There are a couple of things which I need […]

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Statistics and key words

26 April 2006

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With so running so many sites these days, it is difficult to always be keeping an eye on the stats of my sites. I was checking the stats on my Japan Hostels site and found that I was nearly getting 48 per cent from MSN and almost nearly as much from Google. Then I checked […]

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Are niche sites the way to go?

25 April 2006

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I often hear people asking are niche sites the way to go to be successful on the internet. Personally, I don’t think that niche sites are the [i]only[/i] way to go. If you have an idea for a big general topic, I say go for it. But you have to keep asking yourself, how will […]

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Japanese apprentice fails to get off the ground

25 April 2006

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A Japanese version of the television program, ‘The Apprentice’ has failed to eventuate. One of the features of the US and UK version of the program sees contestants ending their run on the show with their boss, Donald Trump in the US version, yelling ‘You’re fired!’. Especially after the trouble of high profile Livedoor president, […]

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How long will Adsense last

24 April 2006

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There is an interesting discussion going on at Webmasterworld on this topic. One person had this to say: Currently, online marketing only accounts for around 10% of all advertsing expenditure. Within the next 10 years, that figure will be around 50% if not more. The future is rosy. The people who are looking to make […]

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Link exchange email requests

19 April 2006

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When I was starting out, like everyone else I looked for similar sites to mine and tried to get link exchanges. Nowdays, not that I don’t want links, I don’t spend much time to try and get links to my site. I now have the opinion that if you produce good quality content, people will […]

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Mini Site Update

18 April 2006

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Someone left a comment asking how my mini-sites are doing. The short answer is: pretty average. Although, someone just yesterday bought a wine opener from my site. I have done nothing to promote the site, it took a couple of hours to set up and I have made a couple of bucks from it. Is […]

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Google and Microsoft go head to head

18 April 2006

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The competition between Microsoft and Google is becoming greater as they both try to cross into one another’s domains. Google have released their own on-line calendar and just when I thought I would stop using Hotmail, I clicked on the “try new beta” in my account and found Microsoft’s new web mail offering. It has […]

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Another high profile link

18 April 2006

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My Japan job site just got another high PR (top page of 9) link to it, from a US university. Should see a reasonable jump in PR after the next update.

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