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February 2, 2007 – 11:57 pm | by Bill

Yesterday I wrote my final exams for the Windows Server 2003 and Structured Cabling courses. Without studying, I managed to get 82% and 73% on the exams. Not incredible, but I still passed. On Monday I start

I worked on Thursday, Friday (today), and I will be working tomorrow for a few hours as well. Payday was yesterday, so I feel good. Except that most of the money is going for bills and books, but hey, that’s life I guess.

The server has been up and running well for just over a week now. I have moved over all the domains that were on the shared hosting account, except this one. I will be moving it over this weekend at some point.

My proxy sites have been back up for a few days, and have small amounts of traffic again, with no advertising. Clickthrough rate is ok, but I’m still not making much per click.

I’ve also launched a new project, it’s a website with a lot of flash based web games. I was curious to see how well these sites would do. I submitted it to Digg, and with only 10 diggs, I had over 1030 games played today. Those are the statistics from the software that I use for the site, but I think games played = hits on a page with a game on it. However, Adsense reports that I’ve had 142 pageviews on the site today. Maybe a lot of diggers use Mozilla Firefox with the Adblock Plus extension?

A lot of people were reporting Google pagerank updates recently, most of them reporting a rise in their pagerank. However, my pagerank stayed at 3. Last month I was monitoring it for a few days, and I saw it go up to 5 a couple times, but when I refreshed it went back down to 3. It is still 3 right now. When I get pagerank of 4-5 I will apply for Text Link Ads, and try to monetize this blog a bit.

I don’t like looking at Google Adsense that much, and since it doesn’t seem to work that well with the amount of traffic this blog gets every day, I think I keep it off the site. I don’t have a problem with TLA however, as they pay well (unlike Google Adsense) and I can use any money that I can get.

I would like to give a shout out to my buddy over at! He’s been working on his blog which is running on WordPress, and the blog is coming along quite nicely.

  1. 3 Responses to “Updates”

  2. By Kris on Feb 3, 2007 | Reply

    Maybe a lot of diggers use Mozilla Firefox with the Adblock Plus extension?

    I know I do! It’s uber handy. :)

    Sounds like your busy (and also incredibly smart…damn you and your doing well in life/school).


  3. By Kris on Feb 3, 2007 | Reply

    Shoot, forgot to say that I really like the new layout. Where’d you find that photo? Or…did you take it?

    sxc is a great place for stock, btw…although, you probably already knew that. nvm.

  4. By Bill on Feb 3, 2007 | Reply

    I use the Adblock Plus extension, but I actually don’t have it enabled that much. I sometimes like to see how other people place their ads, and I rarely click on ads anyway. I forget to turn it on though, I guess I’ve become desensitized towards ads.

    It’s not all good stuff, but I haven’t been posting in my livejournal lately so you wouldnt know. :)

    SXC is awesome. I didn’t create this theme, and I can’t remember where I got it. I do like this layout too!

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