Archive for August, 2005

Gmail sender header makes custom From: address useless for mailinglists

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

If you’re a user, you probably know by now you can set a custom “from” address instead of just the “reply-to” (see under Settings… Accounts). It makes it possible to use Gmail with your existing mail address both for incoming and outgoing mail, without other people even noticing. Still, there are some issues: (more…)

Some more contextual advertising creativity

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

Contextual advertising brokers are in the same frenzy as the [banner|pop-up|pop-under|interstitial] ad brokers of 5 years ago… Jensense reported on favicons at google adsense some time ago, Peter Forret saw “image-enhanced topical link units” from the Yahoo Publisher Network and I saw some neat “search within adsense” popping up (so it’s about search after all ;-) !): (more…)

Google Adsense: easy Section Targeting in WordPress

Friday, August 26th, 2005

If you’re not satisfied with the relevancy of your Adsense Ads (and thus your CTR), try section targeting: inserting a start and end html comment to mark the relevant content sections of your page. (more…)

Image Upload Plugin for TinyMce

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

It took me quite some time (…) to figure out a way to upload images from within the TinyMce online html editor, so I’m documenting it here… (more…)

Hunting spamblogs continued: splogs and splogreporter

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

“Spamblog” got rebranded as . Mark Cuban (from IceRocket, a worthy competitor for Technorati) suggested email-verification. “Somewhat Frank” came up with SplogReporter.com, a centralised public blacklist of spamblogs, similar to my (failed) suggestion of tagging spamblogs using services like furl or del.icio.us. I still don’t think it will work however. (more…)

Nivi on why people do things for free

Wednesday, August 17th, 2005

Nivi would love to hear our thoughts on why people do things for free.
Apart from the reasons he quoted (and still lots of other ones), there’s this one: (more…)