Another week for Hectic Capiznon Blogger

Thursday, February 19, 2009 · 1 comments

Whoa! Another week has gone by yet I can’t imagine and figure out what is happening to my entry. Plus the event that my laptop gone so badly because I can’t see anything on my desktop. I thought it was the whole system that went wrong (e.g. OS and Hardware). I have been offline for five days and I cannot update my blog knowing that I don’t have extra PC at home. Good to know that it is only the LCD of my laptop that need to be replaced. Is it really good to know? I suppose it will cost me something or everything in my savings. I don’t think I can buy some replacement of it in my place. I have to search through online stores if any is available. Or the easiest cure is to buy and attach a separate monitor to continue what I am doing on optimizing my blogs and get connected with my fellows. But I guess this is not the best idea.

This occurrence with my PC has brought me some worries now on how to keep me going with this Hectic Capiznon Bloggers 2009 challenge which is on a tougher part now since there are a lot of masters and more experienced participants are now getting on top. If you are an experienced one, then probably you will surely get on top. I hope that my notebook computer will be soon fixed so that a beginner like me can still pursue what I have been started because being on the list of the top ranking entrants adds a strong point to keep on going but is not really an ultimate goal. A consolation maybe or shall I say my extra bonus on joining this contest? Well, learning a lot of stuffs when it comes to making it on top is my extreme goal. Because there are a lot of opportunities waiting for an experienced SE Optimizer who can help other sites and companies rank their sites to have them on the go and raise their sales.

Just wanna show some appreciations to those participants who are very friendly and helpful to other bloggers including me for the bits of advices and tips they are rendering into their blog and comments. But let us make it a friendly contest and stop nonsense arguments amongst participants. Let us do our jobs and continue to promote Capiz as Hectic Bloggers this 2009.

Click fraud? Let Google explains it.

Saturday, February 7, 2009 · 0 comments

Click FraudMy friend and I just discussed 2 months ago about click fraud, that was with regards to increasing incentives from Google adsense, a sponsored link from Google’s advertisers you can install or put on your website or blog. When somebody visits your site and have clicked one of the advertiser’s links and surf the site or any other activities the clicker might do, you might have earn from it. But of course I don’t exactly know how to ratio my earnings base from the info on my adsense account. I can not maximize my earnings and now I here is the truth about this so called click fraud issue.

I have done some research and get this information. Click fraud is a type of Internet crime that occurs in pay per click online advertising when a certain person, Botnet, or computer program imitates a legitimate user of a web browser clicking on an ad for the purpose of generating a charge per click without having actual interest in the target of the ad's link. Botnet is a slang term for a collection of software robots, or bots, that run separately and automatically. Click fraud is the subject of some controversy and increasing litigation due to the advertising networks being a key recipient of the fraud.

Still you have the option to believe it. Click fraud is a very complex issue. Unfortunately, much of the information available has been misinterpreted due to that complexity. Shuman Ghosemajumder of Google gives some information that will hopefully clear up that gray area.

For starters, click fraud is driven by 2 major incentives:

1. Attacking advertisers - when an advertiser tries to hide one of his competitors
2. Inflating affiliates - when an AdSense publisher tries to fraudulently increase his own revenue by generating false clicks.

Methods of click fraud stem from simplistic techniques to sophisticated techniques. Simplistic methods include manual clicks such as when a fraudster personally clicks ads on his own computer. It gets a little more sophisticated when a fraudster organizes botnets and uses them for click fraud. Click farms, which consist of individuals or organizations that try to hire people to click on ads continuously, fall somewhere in the middle of the simple and sophisticated click fraud techniques.

Shuman does point out that: “the impact of invalid clicks at Google is minimal.” Google detects click fraud through simple rules and statistical anomaly detection. Google’s simple rules consist of certain rules they have already defined as what they classify as an invalid click. Since some simple rules can be easily broken, statistical anomaly detection is more effective because it looks at specific activities on websites and compares the expected behavior to the observed behavior. This data gives Google a better understanding of how to detect invalid clicks.

For advertisers wanting to take proactive measures to prevent click fraud, Shuman advises keeping the return on investment (ROI) as the central focus. Research and gather as much data as possible, test everything, and track all results. If you apply these actions and your ROI drops for no reason, you have a good reason to suspect undetected click fraud and should file a claim.

So I guess we have to give credits to those advertisers who pays for the ads. Let us use adsense and earn from it in a fair way. Hectic Capiznon Bloggers 2009 will not patronage this click fraud just to gain earnings from Google yet have not worked on it.

Hectic Capiznon Bloggers 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 · 0 comments

OptiRED is proud to call all Capiznons’ college students, teachers and Graduates to contend for this 2-month period contest that have just started yesterday, February 3rd of February at exactly 12pm. This is another activity to focus on in spite of the hectic schedules of the participants to keep their rankings on top. The victorious blogger who will win will be announced after its end time on the 10th of April 2009 at 12pm based on Google’s IP

This is actually the first Capiz inter-school competition. This is for Capiznon bloggers and web aficionados from Capiz State University (CAPSU), AMA-CLC, Hercor College (HC), PACE Computer College, Colegio dela Purisima Concepcion (CPC), Filamer Christian College (FCC), Capiz Institute of Electronics (CIE), College of St. John and others are extremely welcome to join this challenge. Each participant to be qualified in the contest should have a newly setup blog dated this 2009 with any free blog hosting like blogger, tblog, blogsome, & wordpress.

The key Phrase for this SEO contest is Hectic Capiznon Bloggers 2009 with the following Prizes at stake:

First Prize: Php 5,000 | Second Prize: Php 3,000 | Third Prize: Php 2,000

This contest will bring another improvement to the skills and cleverness of the participants with regards to this first Capiz inter-school challenge. This is an event to apply what they have learnt and discovered to increase their winning will.

The upcoming day of hearts! It's Valentines Day!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 · 0 comments

Now is February 3, 2009 and this is just the start of the fast approaching special day of hearts, February 14. This day is very special for lovers, husbands and wives, and to those who are in loved. Valentine's Day or St. Valentine's Day is a special day celebrated every February 14 by many people throughout the world. It is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine's cards, offering flowers, or presenting confectionery. You can ask your special someone to have a night out or go to a party. You can have a night of dancing, partying and a time full of love. In fact, for those that has been born with this date seem to be lovely in nature.

How about if you are single? Does this mean that you have no right to celebrate it? Remember, being single does not mean that you have to dread Valentine's Day. Quite the contrary, whether you decide to spend the day alone with a good book, or have a blowout with your friends, hmmm sounds better, the point is to do what brings you joy not only on Valentine's Day, but every day!

Giving love to somebody you love may it be your friend, family, special someone, or even your enemy will be the greatest thing to do not only this valentines day. Having that virtue where love pours on your heart is truly admirable.

These days, being a busy person is not a new one. It's just a normal routine for a person specially in this dynamic world where changes are everywhere. You must go with the flow or you will be such a lousy person.