Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Google AdSense

Okay, this is just hilarious. I actually got one of those dreaded, "It has come to our attention that invalid clicks or impressions have been generated on the Google ads on your site(s)." Why do I find this so funny?

I HAVEN'T GOTTEN ANY CLICKS FOR THE LAST TWO MONTHS!!!

Yep, my account has remained at $4.59 pretty much since I started this blog, lol. I'm beginning to wonder if they send that email to everyone after a couple of months as a scare tactic, lol.

On another note, things are slowing down at my real world job so I'll be able to spend time on my website. Seems there's always something to add.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Anybody else have a problem with this?

So I'm checking out various programs to join to monetize my website - Text Link Ads, Linkshare, AdBrite, etc.. All these sites require your social security number. Ummm, I understand why - the government wants their piece of the pie, but my little lock icon that tells me the site's secure doesn't show up on some of these sites. Anybody else have a problem with this? I'm a bit paranoid about putting my SSN out there. I did it for Commission Junction but I was not happy about it. Stupid thing is, when you sign up, with CJ, they email you a tax form that you have to fill out, sign and mail/fax to them anyway, so what's the point of asking up front?

Does anyone know, is there a way to see if a site is secure before inputting info?

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

What's new?

Just a few more pages to add to my website. It's soooo slow going as I am now 'employed' but I am determined to get it done. Signed up with Commission Junction. I was surprised that I was accepted immediately. I guess I just figured they'd want to review the site before they take you on, like Google does when you sign up for AdSense, but nope, got my password in my email box within a few minutes of hitting the 'apply' button. Took a quick peek at the advertisers there. There are a lot to choose from. Should be good.

I hope you all are doing well. If anybody out there is venturing into making money online and would like to exchange links, comment!