MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Save Second Base?

November 20th, 2012 Viewed 1926 times

mother daughterEvery November, men around the blogosphere go without shaving to see how much money they can raise for prostate cancer.  Every October, women try to see how uncomfortable they can make men while raising money for breast cancer.

This year was no different than before—with slogans like “save the ta-ta’s” to “Save Second Base”, we are shown that people believe that sexy can sell breast cancer.

Affiliate Ad Manager Update

May 9th, 2008 Viewed 1709 times, 1 so far today

almost finished 2 Well, there’s been a few tweaks, but so far the Ad Manager seems to be running smoothly.  As is always the case, bad data in means bad data out.  I had a few cases of some ads not showing images because Performics had urls with two “.”s before the com– “xxx..com/xxx”.  After I fixed these things were going along quite well.

Where the Ad Manager is Going

April 30th, 2008 Viewed 1572 times

“So, where is he going with all this?”  I hope that’s your question.  Well, what I’m hoping to build is a ad management system for my blogs, and maybe someday for a blog network.  Sure, I could have bought a system, but this has been more educational in terms of technologies, and the up front cost and support costs are minimal.  Plus, I get to take the system in any direction I so desire.

Randomize and Update

April 30th, 2008 Viewed 1650 times

So, we talked last post about Randomizing ads– so that you never see the same ad when click on the site.  We also discussed filtering by category, so the ad is a little bit closer to the topic of the post.

This has a lot of benefits, but it also means a little bit of work if you haven’t organized your blog well.  For me, I have way too many categories that I need to make tags– so if you’re going to employ this mechanism, it’ll work best if you already have just a few general categories.

The next hurdle to try to overcome is actually getting what ads you should display.

Ad Rotation and Groups

April 30th, 2008 Viewed 1664 times, 1 so far today

When you’re running a blog that covers different topics, you’re rarely going to want to show the same ad every time the page is refreshed– unless it’s something you figure that you’re really good at selling.  Why?  Because every person is different and comes to your blog looking for something different.

To the person that likes fine chocolates (and who doesn’t?!), you want the ad above.  By the way, this is one of my new affiliate programs (do you really say sponsor?), and again, feel free to click through and check them out.

Google knows Hate

August 18th, 2004 Viewed 2012 times

In the news the past couple days has been a dialog between Google and a Christian organization that wanted to run side ads based on some search criteria.

The Christian group wanted to display ads helping homosexuals and commented that homosexuality was a sin. It’s now come out that Google will allow pornography links and other types of hate links, it’s just things that are saying homosexuality is wrong that it will boycott. Google has the right to block any ads it wants– this is a free country. Obviously there’s more profit in porno ads than Christian ones. We also have the option of not using or buying Google’s stock too as our right. And we can voice our displeasure. What do you think?

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.