Friday, December 28, 2007

zero earnings

As I  type this it is only a few hours before cut-off time with Google and  when I visited my adsense account, oh boy, it's still zero earnings!  There are visitors but they just don't click anything.  Slow, slow.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

google seems to be very slow today

This is the first time that I notice Google adsense loading up very slowly.  Could it be my internet server?  But I do not have any problem with other sites.

This morning when I logged in to my adsense account it took me a long time to do so.  Uploading one page to the next was like a long, long wait.

Is the site maybe upgrading its system?  Just wondering.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

seemingly near, but actually so far

Google total earnings as of today reached a little over $84.  From the looks of it, it seems near payout but with the slowness of the daily earnings, I really doubt it if we could make it next payout.  Imagine yesterday we got the lowest earning ever. I am considering putting up of other income-generating sites on all my blogs.  Google ad these days is just too slow.

Monday, December 24, 2007

bring in the moolah

Let us look forward to the new year and see what some people do in order to get a good start this 2008.  According to experts, 2008 is going to be a good year since the figure is a very positive and fruitful.  Notice the two circles on top and bottom which means that there will be continuous prosperity for everyone, hopefully.

Various people have different ways of welcoming the New Year.  In the Philippines for instance, people here believe that the wearing of dotted dress means that you want money to come in the whole year round.  People also collect 12 different types of round fruits to also mean the same thing.  You see, the circle or round figure here stands for money.  Then when it comes to food, people avoid having chicken because according to this belief, a chicken symbolizes a hard life.  It is best to have prawns or shrimps because these prawns move with a purpose and will do everything to reach their goals.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

do you give cash to carollers?

In our country, carollers expect to be handed money after their singing.  Young and old carollers all expect the same thing.  I wonder what the practice is in other parts of the world, but I am talking about carolling in the Philippines where a group could really collect huge amounts during the X'mas season.

I have started a trend in my own area.  I bought some goodies like candies and cookies which I give out to carollers of all ages.  I remember during my childhood that we were given X'mas goodies when we went carolling from house to house.  Things seem to have changed now but I am trying to bring back that practice.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

how does one get visitors to click the ads?

One does not encourage or suggest to people to click your ads because that is against Google rules.  The weight of the violation is the same as when you click your own ads.  That's dishonesty and Google adsense will ban you for that or terminate your account.  The question therefore remains.  How does one get visitors to click the ads?

Well, the only thing that site owners can do is to aggressively promote his site or to get linked to many popular sites in order to have more visitors who might be interested enough to click the ads that Google crawls.  You just have to wait and pray that this happens.  Cheating is never encouraged here.

Also, constant updates will most likely improve traffic to your site.  When there's more traffic, the possibility of getting clicks increases.

do more ads bring in more earnings?

There's been a debate around the house regarding the number of Google ads one displays on one's site or blog.  One side of the house says that the more ads you display, the less income you will most likely get because the clicks you get on your ads get to be divided by their number.  The other side believes that by having more ads, you get more chances of getting clicks.  If you only display a few chances of being clicked are thin.  We have tried the first theory and I think we're not getting good results.

Maybe time to change strategies?

Friday, December 21, 2007

ads you wanna view

Hey, I noticed something cool about Google ads recently because there are times it sends you an ad to just type what sort of ad you wanna view.  Isn't that cool?

Thursday, December 20, 2007

stingy when it comes to moolah

People who are born under the Year of the Rat are said to be a bit stingy with money.  That is what the Chinese calendar says.  Although rats have a lot of good traits, they are usually known for their negative characteristics.

2008 is Year of the Brown Rat.  In Western culture, rats had always been associated with being calculating, non-trusting, and sly.  Rats are looked upon as lowly creatures that thrive on the crumbs of others.

The Chinese however have a special reverence for rats because of their being quick-witted, resourceful, intelligent, and charming.  However, the stingy aspect of rats is also viewed as one of their bad traits.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

heard about Opera?

I just found out about this  browser called Opera and boy, am I lucky.  I can now access the sites I haven't seen for a long time like Clixsense.  With Opera, I can access any site and it functions more efficiently than firefox.  I just love this discovery!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Network error? Weird...

For over a week now I haven't logged in to my account because it does not load up. I don't think it has anything to do with my internet because all other sites are okay.

For reasons which I am clueless, it almost always gives me the "Network error" message which I find weird. I could log in to all other sites except Clixsense. I'm close to payout so I am just wondering if it has anything to do with it.

Until now I am still clueless. Is the site trying to upgrade its system in our part of the world? I know that members from other parts of the world are not having this kind of trouble. I am really wondering about this.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

7 months old

This blog is 7 months old but still traffic is scarce. It's one problem bloggers have to face. Blogs really don't seem to get that much traffic compared to websites that have real stuff like graphics, games, music, glitters etc. to offer. Blogs only make use of words which are not exactly enticing to some people especially if there is really nothing that is being said there. LOL.

Monday, December 10, 2007

we need visitors

I got 35 as the highest number of visitors I got for my site. But like the prices of commodities traffic here also fluctuates. I'd been having this blog for months now but traffic has remained a problem. If only we could make at least a hundred people come and visit our sites everyday, then that would be satisfying. But I guess we just have to wait some more and be patient until we strike the right key and be counted among those who are already having a deluge of traffic. Sounds impossible, right? But it would not really hurt you if you leave a comment or two each time you make a visit. It would be better if you also leave your url so you also get a return visit.

Friday, December 7, 2007

national ads

There's only one way to get some decent income for our TV show "at random" and it is by going national. Hopefully, when I have secured dvds of our past episodes we can make this happen.

Advertising is the lifeblood of any TV program and in the same way it also benefits advertisers as the program also gives visibility and increases product recall on the part of the target market. But in small cities like ours, some industries do not yet see the benefits of advertising. Some still believe it's only cashing out, period. They do not see the entire picture, the mutual gains that both the advertiser and TV show will get.

In the long run the more consumers see your product, the more likely that your brand or store gets remembered when they purchase such a product.

Monday, December 3, 2007


Hey, I notice that the more frequent I blog, the better gets my traffic. It's not really one worth celebrating a drink yet, but it's certainly moving up. I mean my traffic and of course, I get a few clicks too. So it is indeed true what they they say that constant updates do bring positive results. Not really that huge, but at least, the numbers are getting better.

So how to gain traffic? One of them is constant updates. It could be a steep climb, but I guess it's worth trying.

How do you like the photo to go with this blog?

Sunday, December 2, 2007

just an observation

I noticed recently that most ads from Google are no longer content-based. Like for instance I have around 4 blogs with different niches. For instance, my is all about public speaking, the English language, and teaching in general. My blog deals with happy occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, etc. I also have another blog which contains all there is to talk about money. Still another one contains all my rants as a human being.

However, most times the ads that get crawled here are no longer relevant to the content of the blog. I am really wondering about this.