Archives for January 2009

Who Do You Follow?

It’s been a few weeks now and I’m still holding on strong to Twitter.  I hadn’t really expected it to still be around after this much time, but I’m really starting to like it a lot.  The more I use it, the more I like it.  It’s much more conversational than a blog and affords some interaction with other bloggers and other people that commenting wouldn’t allow.

I thought that I would share a little of my life on Twitter.  So, I’m going to share with you all the folks that I follow.  Most are worth following, so if you’re looking for some starter people, or more people, give this list a try.  Some won’t be your cup of tea, but some might be and you’ll gain something. By the way, if you want to follow me, my twitter username is thatedeguy.

The list (in twitter’s order):

Not a horribly long list.  Some, I’m noticing as I type the list, are inactive so you might find a few duds in there, but most are pretty good folks to listen to.

Need to Track URLs that Adsense Shows Up On

So, I have a conundrum.  My adsense account is showing clicks that aren’t showing as views.  They don’t appear in my URL channels or any of my other defined channels.  On the one hand, I don’t mind a few extra clicks here and there, but it’s a fine line.  If, for instance, those clicks and views are from a URL that has nudity or violence on them, I would be in violation of the Adsense TOS.  If  they aren’t, then I could just let them go for ever and rack up the money.

I don’t know whether they are from old sites that are cached, or revenue share sites that I submitted my ID to, or if someone has jacked my Publisher ID for some odd reason.  And I’d like to find out.  Which is where the problem surfaces.  I can’t find a good way to find the URLs.  I could turn on the “Allowed” URL feature in adsense, but that feature has some limitations that I don’t really want to deal with.  The biggest being that it’s limited to only 100 allowed URLs.  I don’t have anywhere near 100 sites, but if you were to try and allow all the Google cache sites, you’d quickly surpass that limit and you’d be losing out on some very valid adsense impressions and possibly some clicks too.

I’ve tried to search via Google with my publisher ID, but since the code is in Javascript, I can’t find anything.  I found a site a few weeks ago that would somehow do it, but it was a paid site.  I’m cheap, so I passed it up.  Of course, I can’t remember what site it was either.  I’d still like to find a free way to do it.  If they can do it for a paid site, there has to be a way to do it, so what is it?

Anyone ever done anything like this?  I tried to ask Matt Cutts on Twitter (@mattcutts), but he didn’t respond.  Either he doesn’t know, he sicked the Google KGB on me for a shady question, or he missed the question, or he’s ignoring me.  Any way you crack it, it doesn’t help me.