I was/is/am horrified by what just happened. I saw some posts regarding Advertlets domain being expired and not renewed. Oh great, being curious I went on their site and indeed it is true. The domain had expired and Josh (owner of Advertlets, I think) did not renew it! To make it worst, whoever had Advertlets advertisement code within their site would be redirected to the holding site for the domain. Great, now people who went on to my site the past few minutes (luckily) thinks my site is merely a scam or in-active crappy virus site. This mistake is HUGE. Forget the $1 ruckus made by Nuffnang, forget the support tickets not being answered, and forget the cheques not being delivered or signed. Why? Because this is way WAAAY more serious than the past few mistakes and problems. Who would be angry? Both the publishers and the advertisers. And if you add both of them up you get everyone. Everyone gets affected and everyone ought to be angry with Advertlets.
Why would Publishers be angry?
Why shouldn’t they be angry when their sites get redirected to some holding scam like page? Publishers’ own visitors themselves might lose trust in the site they go to. This especially applies on new visitors. What about the big sites that publishes Advertlets? Continue reading →
Why do I say so? That advertisers using Advertlets to carry out their advertisement campaigns are paying for practically nothing? Well, not really nothing, but shall we use the term, ineffective? Just take a look at some blogs around the net that uses Advertlets as a source of revenue to see what I mean (Screencast of what I mean below). Since Advertlets work on a pay per impression system (also on per click as well), I will assume that advertisers pay for ad campaigns based on how much impressions they want (obvious actually). However, the thing is that if you take a look at what some publishers are doing, what the advertisers pay for is not what they get. Pictures show a thousand words while videos show a thousand pictures thus a million of words? Take a look:
Right. So now we know the situation let us talk about it. Almost 3 or more advertisements repeats itself. That would mean the advertisers are paying let us say 1000 impressions, but all they get is? 1000 / 4 (easier to calculate) = 250 impressions! In other words, advertisers are actually paying 4 times to price per 1000 impressions. I tried reading through the faqs, terms of conditions etc but nothing touches on this subject. I don’t know but it sure looks to be quick money for publishers but as for advertisers? Ineffective and a waste of money.
Both Advertlets and Nuffnang are companies and places of revenue for webmasters, bloggers, especially in the region of Asia (specifically Malaysia and Singapore). Though they both aim the provide users with an alternative source of income through their website, they both run on different system. It may seem rather unclear on how different Nuffnang and Advertlets are but I hope after reading my article you will have a clearer view on which is “better” for you.
Recently there have been several complaints by bloggers on Nuffnang on why they have not been receiving advertisement offers for several weeks or months. These outbursts of anger also include them being angry on how they realized that they advertised Nuffnang without being paid. Almost all of those that complained switched to Advertlets as they no longer want to wait anymore. However, on the other end bloggers that are currently getting the advertisement offers showed their disagreement and debated back. All these debating sure sound intense but there is only one suggestion to both ends. If you do not receive your advertisement offers, so be it. Nuffnang is not for you. For those who have received offers over and over again, good for you.
Are you new to blogging? Or perhaps you perceive yourself as a person half-way to becoming the next professional blogger? Or not, how about you ARE already a professional blogger, blogging full-time and earning your greens from just sitting at home putting up stories? Whatever category you fit, you have one similar factor among the rest. You are a blogger and you have a blog.
We have blogging social networks, blogging platforms, blogging blogs and even blogging directories. However, we now have another addition to the blogging family; A blog forum. A place where bloggers of all status and country come together to discuss the latest tech news, blog templates, money making techniques etc. Bloggeries is not only a blog directory, it is also a blog forum. You can have your blog reviewed by the admin himself and the friendly members over there. You can also pour your doubts in the forum there and let the members there console you by solving them. Basically, everything about blogging. How to effectively earn money through blogs, what makes visitors come back again etc. Discuss and share your opinion on everything about blogging.
“Word Hugger is a Micro Investment website. A micro investment of $60 will earn lots of money back over the ten years that you own your word page for. We offer a 100% money back guarantee, and provide phenomenal support along the way.” ~ About Us – WordHugger
Can you comprehend that? No? Alright I shall try to paraphrase it for you so as to enable you to be able to further understand what WordHugger is all about. If you know about the milliondollarwiki, WordHugger is something similar to that but instead of buying a page, you buy a word! On buying a word you get something like wordhugger.com/your-word-here and you can edit it to your liking etc. Get it now?
Here is the catch. When you buy a word for 60 bucks, some of it, to be exact 50% of the profit earned, will be given to Kiva. Now, what is Kiva? “Kiva is a non profit organization which loans money to entrepreneurs in the developing world. Individuals give Kiva a micro loan of $25 per person they are going to sponsor. Kiva then pools a number of these sponsors together, to collect a sum of $800-1200. Once the funds have been reached, Kiva contacts its micro-finance institutions in different developing countries such as Ghana, Ecuador, Cambodia, and so on, who then loan it to an entrepreneur in that location.”
Sweet? Definitely. Not only are you helping yourself in your business or whatever by buying a word – read how to get quick Loans online – you’re also indirectly contributing funds for a good cause!
So now what’s up with me being all kind and sweet putting up such an advertisement on my site. Well, besides me finding the site and concept behind it rather cool and innovative (Yes I meant what I say. I swear that I speak nothing but the truth), they are currently running a contest to promote themselves. In that case, this post is somewhat like a submission for the contest. Ha, call me money-minded or what-so-ever, I don’t care. All I want is to win a few bucks for me to spend after my examinations. If you are interested, you can participate too! Here are the details:
In the past we have things such as podcasts and screencasts. Now we have a new one, a new way of communicating and spreading of your own ideas etc, and that is by sketch casting. Sketch casting is a method whereby users sketch or what we call draw out what they want to tell and in addition, add on a voice over if needed. Kind of cool for artists and drawing enthusiast. However, if you lack the proper equipment and tools (Such as a tablet or some drawing equipment for your computer) the result might become rather terrible. It is rather time consuming actually in my opinion, drawing and then erasing and back again. Here is my first ever sketchcast! Continue reading →