Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Google Adsense News

Internet is gradually becoming a billboard for Google's ads. Like it or not, it will stay that way. And as long as advertising revenues are helping small web publishers it is a positive outcome for most of us. Since March 2005, Google allows to "accurately disclose the amount of Google's gross payments". If you wonder how much other websites and blogs are making from Adsense you can visit and query its earnings database. And consider to view the story in USA Today on: Google's AdSense a bonanza for some websites.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Benedict XVI and Internet

Before new pope, Benedict XVI, has choosen his name, the Internet domain name was already taken. Shortly after, the domain name was offered for sale on with the price well above $1000 last time I looked.

The other popular spot on the Internet is unofficial blog covering His Holiness If you need to contact the pope he got himself the email address:

Friday, April 15, 2005

Elusive Google Sandbox

Google created the sandbox new website filter starting in March, 2004. The main reason was to stop spam related websites from adding large number of purchased links, to achive high rankings for their keywords from the date of launch. Only some websites are placed in the sandbox, but it happens more frequently for those websites which are seeking rankings for highly competitive keyword phrases. In order for your site to get out of the sandbox, you need to continue building strong incoming links, have good link anchor text, and add more keyword rich relevant content on your webpages. Google does not say much about sandbox effect, and when you search for sandbox term you will find Google Adwords Keyword Tool as the first result.

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Yahoo supports Wikipedia

Yahoo Search engine will supply hardware and other resources to the Wikimedia Foundation Inc. to support that nonprofit organization's free Wikipedia online encyclopedia. Yahoo Search also will feature abstracts of Wikipedia content at the top of relevant search results in the form of shortcuts, which are either factual information or links to factual information. Yahoo's shortcuts are intended to give the answers right on the search results page, so users don't have to browse away to other websites for the desired information.