September 5th, 2008 Add Your Comments Bookmark and Share

It’s been another piss poor week in terms of my own performance. I have spent most of the week updating a clients site leaving all other projects to one side. However, it Friday now so I’d like to cheer myself up a bit by posting a couple of the good things that happened over the last 7 days.

Buying Market Samurai For A Discounted $69.99

This was the online marketing software that formed the back-bone of this years 30 Day Challenge. On downloading the free trial I was immediately impressed, so much so that I was keeping a close eye on when I could get the full Market Samurai software. The great news is that it’s now available and if you buy it after being part of the 30 Day Challenge you can get it for only $69.99 instead of $149.99 (Limited time only) It is still in Beta and having new features added all the time but I really do see this software as part of my long term strategy.

Getting Serious About Adsense

When you get enough traffic it’s oh so easy to bung up a bit of Adsense and you will make “some” money. You might even be tempted after a while to maybe try a few different colours but if you’re like 99% of webmasters you’ll eventually find a level of earning you are happy with and stop testing. I have a couple of websites like this and they’ve been sat like that for years. Well over the last 2 months I’ve started to get serious, rotating all aspects of my ads and surprise surprise I’ve hit on a little gem of an Adsense colour/layout combination that has given me consistent CTR’s above 9%! Not just on one website but on 3. I’ll be writing about it in some detail when I get more time early next week.

Picking The Right Day To Have A Break

I had my summer holidays yesterday, a whole one day off! Considering that we’ve had nothing but months of rain on the rock this summer I sure picked the right day. Glorious sunshine, warm enough temperatures and a nice family day out featuring a pub lunch and some quality ice cream. Made a decent wedge yesterday as well so it’s all good!