New look coming soon!

Thank you for taking a look at my website.  It looks a lot different now.  Currently it is in a down state.  Come back in two days and see the complete makeover!  I will also post on why I am changing everything.  It is a interesting story..

Joe

A week of thoughts on dealing with Google Adsense.

When I signed up for Google Adsense a week and a half ago I knew absolutely nothing about it, other than I would get paid a few cents for someone clicking an ad on my website.

I put Google Adsense on my website hoping to help pay for my monthly webhosting, which costs $6.99.  As of right now I have made $44.88.  That has far exceeded my expectations.  That is all just word of mouth too.  Google has not crawled my website yet.  Also, keep in mind I am not allowed to click on my own ads or Google would suspend my account.

I had no idea Google Adsense could be so profitable and wanted to get one of my best friends Nick McKellip in on the profits.  He runs a website for his dads sod company called McKellip Sod www.mckellipsod.com.  Nick’s website generates over 400 hits a month.  I was sure Nick would be making all sorts of money.  To our surprise he only made a little over 50 cents in two days.  I was curious why my website made so much more money than his!  After, doing research I found that the words on your website are the main factor in how much that “click” is worth.  The ads on your website are generated by content on your website.  Since, my website is more technical and tech companies pay a lot more to place their ads (up to $3.00 dollars a click sometimes), I made a lot more.  Grass companies are not as likely to get as many customers off their online ads so they only pay 5-15 cents a click.  Keep that in mind if you are thinking about Google Adsense.

The last thing I would caution you about is don’t have someone click more than once a day on an ad.  Google will suspend your account if they see frequent clicks from the same IP Address.

If you have any specific questions or want to know more please post a comment.  Oh, and feel free to check out my ads🙂 …….

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Coming soon…Monetizing a website.

Just to update everyone.  Soon I am planning on talking about how to monetize a website.  I am not an expert at all on this subject, but instead hope to give you a beginners prospective on Google Adsense.  I added Google Adsense on my site about a week ago and am currently writing an article on my experiences with Google Adsense.  So please visit my website soon for my article.  Also,  feel free to check out a few of the links on my website!

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Web Hosting

I was thinking over the weekend and since I am new to web hosting.  I was curious what people used as their web host?  When I first created my site I went with what word press recommended…  That was a company called justhost.com .  So far I have been pretty happy and every time I have submitted a support ticket they have gotten back to me within a half hour.

I have heard a lot of horror stories about web hosting companies.  The web hosting company that I always hear bad things about is godaddy.com.

Hit me up if you have any recommendations!  It would be greatly appreciated.

Joe

Thoughts, comments, and cool tech stuff

Hey Girls and Guys,

I am new to web development and created this blog to increase my skill level.  I will post anything and everything, so stay tuned..

Thanks for checking it out!

Joe

Getting email links to open in Gmail or GApps

I have always found it a pain having to copy and paste email links into Gmail instead of just clicking on them. I know there are a few programs you can install out there that will do this for you, but who wants another program bogging down your system when there is a way to just edit a windows registry key that fixes all of this.

I am going to show you how to open an automatically composed email just by changing one registry setting. You will have to decide on what browser you want the composed mail to open in. I chose to do this with Google Chrome, but you can do this with any browser. Also, I am currently running Windows 7. This may need some tweaking with another OS.

First Step: Open your regedit (to do this type regedit in your search, then select regedit)

Then Select the arrow next to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT to expand it.

Then Select the arrow next to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT to expand it.

*Then Select the arrow next to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT to expand it.

Second Step: Scroll down to mailto>shell>open>then select command.

Scroll down to mailto>shell>open>then select command.

Scroll down to mailto>shell>open>then select command.

Last step: is to click on (default and select modify)  then paste the below text.  For this to work you will have to make sure that your browser is saved here.  By default Google Chrome should be save here.  *Remember to add your computer username you are logged in under, where I have the text your login name here.

If you want to use another browser find out where that .exe file is saved to and replace “C:Usersyour login name hereAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe” with that file location.

For Gmail:

C:Usersyour login name hereAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe -app=https://mail.google.com/?extsrc=mailto&url=%1

For Google Apps:

C:Usersyour login name hereAppDataLocalGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe -app=https://mail.google .com/ (INSERT APPS DOMAIN)/?extsrc=mailto&url=%1

*remember I used Google Chrome for the mail to link to open up in.

**For this to work you will have to be logged into your Gmail or Google Apps account in Google Chrome (or the browser you set this up in.

If you have any questions just post a comment and I will respond with help.
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