This is the wrap-up of this blog for October, 2007 [ “October 12 to October 31 ( 20 days )”].
1. Host and Blogging Software
- My blog is shifted to Dreamhost on 11st October, 2007. Luckily, I got a lot of discounts from them because they were celebrating 10th Birthday at that time.
- I started using the standalone WordPress from WordPress.org. ( The one that I used earlier is WordPress MU (WordPress Multi-User). )
- WordPress.com Stats : This is a stats system that I’m using for more than 1 year. I still love this plugin so I use it here too. (But it doesn’t allow me to take my previous stats from my old blog. :( )
- Akismet : The greatest spam-fighter on the net.
- Feedburner FeedSmith : It will redirect your own site feed (i.e: http://michaelsync.net/feed/) to your feedburner’s feed (i.e: http://feeds.feedburner.com/michaelsync/).
- Google XML Sitemaps : It is just for Google Webmaster Tool.
- Subscribe to Comments : This is the best way to keep in touch with my readers.
- SyntaxHighlighter : This makes my sourcecode looks cool.
Which plugins are you using on your site?
Yeah. I’m using my modified version of “Unsleepable Widget-friendly” theme for now.
This might be interesting topic for you all. I have started using the Adsense from the following service. I wanna share some of my experiences… I promise that I’m NOT going to use the most annoying ads in my blog. All ads will be placed on the sitebar or under the comment box . I hope that it would be okay for you. Frankly speaking, I’m not going to blog for money. I have no plan to make money with my blog.. Why ads here? Because as my blog is on self-host, there are some costs for it. I like to cover those things. And also, I would like to run some programming or blogging contests on my blog..
- Google AdSense : I think Google Ads is the best adsense service on the net. They pay for impression, clicks and actions.
- AuctionAds : This is also a nice ads service after Google Ads. I start using it last 10 or something.. I got 4703 impressions, 4 clicks and 1 referral. I got free $25 bucks for signing-up with them. I’m not very sure whether this promotion is still available or not. You may try here if you want.
- Chitika : I think that Chitika is “Pay-per-action” service that didn’t work well from me. So, I have removed it.
- BidVertiser : I signed-up on that site today. It allows you to sign-up as both advertiser and publisher.
If you are also using Ads on your blog, please share some information with me. Which Service are you using? How many impressions and clicks do you get for a day? How much have you earned? Thanks.
- PageViews : 17618 PageViews for 20 days ( it doesn’t include my own visits.)
- Technorati Rank : 32,510 ( My rank dropped too much this month. My rank was 25,703 on 1st October. :( )
- Google PageRank : 5 (I got it on 26th January this year. it has been nearly 1 year. I think the PR of my blog should has been dropped this time because this is fashion for now.. a lot of pro-bloggers are shouting about Google PR drops for their blogs.. )
- Technorati Authority: 182
- Bandwidth : 3.684 GB