Archives for February 2007

Adsense sucks this month

Has anyone else noticed a definate decrease in adsense numbers this month? My CTR% is down nearly 50%, my clicks are way down, CPC is way down, and as a result of all of the above, earnings are below where I would expect them to be at this point in the month.

Maybe the last few months have me spoiled, but I really think that February is just a downer of a month. Anyone else having similar experiences this month?

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Fracking slow servers

I use GoDaddy hosting.  Stop laughing at me.  I’ve been very happy with their services since I started this project and currently have about 8ish projects running off of the same hosting account.

I’m not sure if it’s the number of sites coming off of the account or just the shared hosting part, but recently the load speeds for my bigger sites(like this one) have slowed almost to a crawl at times.  Other times they are lightning fast.  I honestly think it is an issue with the server, but I can’t really prove it without completly dismantleing a site to remove any external calls and doing tests.

Of course, I might try creating another site with no external calls that I could use to test my theories with.  Might be the best way to work it out without having any of the actual real sites experience any down time.

For those of you who have hosting or experience with server testing, any tips or tricks that I might benefit from?

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Happy Blog Modified Template

I’ve decided to release the WordPress ported version of the Happy Blog template that I am currently using. Of course, if you’re coming along much later than the post date of 2/10/07, the template will most likely have changed. Or not.

You can download it by clicking on the name or right clicking the name and choosing save as.

Happy Blog Modified Template

Edit 2/23/07: It seems the Comment template in the template was broken.  I’ve fixed it and it should now work.

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Template Changes

I’ve made a bit of a drastic change to the template here.  It’s something I’ve wanted to do for quite some time but only now am getting around to it.

There’s still a few things broken and not quite looking right, but hopefully I’ll get all that straightened out by Monday.

Let me know what you think!

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