Thursday, May 19, 2005

NS&J phpBB 2.0.15 Updates

The News, Software, & Java (NS&J) forums use phpBB software. This notification to report the upgrade I made to my installation of phpBB to incorporate the fixes for the security issue outlined in this --> notification.

I make incremental fixes to my phpBB software installation to ensure I don't overwrite custom features I have added to my board. These upgrades are based on my web host's notifications and phpBB alerts. My enhancements to the board present no security risks and mainly deal with appearance issues.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Alexa Historical Data...

I have been tracking -- Alexa Historical data. See this link -- -- Alexa Data. The information is provided as screen shots for those days of a specified month when the information changes.

I am tracking the information because the data as provided by Alexa appears to be inconsistent.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Wired Pages Shopping...

In the coming weeks I will be removing most of the shopping links from the Wired Pages site. This will include most of the shopping page and other links found elsewhere on the news service.... You will notice that some of the changes have already begun to take place.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Affiliate Programs... April 2005

As you may recall I started looking at my affiliate programs very closely. For the month of April, I had 17,396 impressions with ads on this blog, NS&J forums and Q's Wire... (Most of the ads are on Q's Wire...) There were a grand total of 25 click throughs with no sales. The total impression count only reflects unique visitors and not each ad that a visitor may see clicking on multiple pages of the site.1

The AdSense campaigns that I placed on the NS&J forums, this blog, and my demonstration blog netted $1.49 for the month of April. AdSense has severe restrictions on the amount of information that program participates can divulge.

Web site reporting problems that began toward the latter third of the month -- prevented a thorough analysis of the data. Hopefully these problems will work themselves out.

1A different page in php terms is one that has a different php call, for instance -- index.php?.... is a different page than sitefinds.php. index.php?post=1 is the same page as index.php?post=2 even though two different posts are rendered upon request. If the same ad is running on both index.php and sitefinds.php each ad is counted separately by my affiliate manager. However if the user clicks on several posts with the index.php?... call the ad is only counted once. My stats indicate that my users tend to click on multiple pages.