Monday, June 26, 2006

Monetizing Sites Selling Text Links

If your like me you may have many sites that aren't earning what you want or some that do well and you just have some extra real estate on them. I've tried selling text links the manual way and through eBay but neither proved to be worth the time. Either i'd be spending too much time sending bills and adding and removing links or i'd pay fees to eBay that made it hardly worth while. After hearing about Text Link Ads I visited their site to buy some one way links on relavant sites. Sure enough I picked up some links on sites that exactly matched sites of my own. I then gave their link selling site a shot and was fairly impressed. After submitting sites that I wanted to place ads on I then added the code to the home page and an empty XML file to my website root and then waited. A day or so later I received an e-mail that someone had purchased a text link ad on my site. I get 50% of the overall price and the link is a subscription so the possibility of a renewal is quite high. Best yet, after placing the text link ads code on my site I didn't have to do any more work just collect the revenue. The cut at Text Link Ads may be steep but it's worth it to place code once and let them manage the selling and the links. If you want to see more on how this works check out the selling text links part of their web site.

On the buying end of things, they have a great offer going. New clients get 100.00 in free text link ads just for trying out their service. Just enter the code "New client" when registering to get your $100.00 in text link ads. You do have to place a minimum $125.00 order to get this but it's well worth the trial to get some great one way text links to your sites.

Thursday, June 22, 2006


So I noticed I had two new DLL files on my Windows XP desktop. LLH.DLL and DM.DLL were on my desktop along with my regular icons. Problem was I didn't put LLH.DLL on my desktop. A quick search turned up that PartyPoker.Com was the culprit. Party Poker places LLH.DLL and DM.DLL on your desktop and uses these to keep an eye on your other processes. Perhaps LLH.DLL is used to ensure you are not cheating at poker. This all made sense because I borrowed my wife's laptop to play poker the other night. I did get a PartyPoker update but didn't notice LLH.DLL on my desktop until my wife asked what DM.DLL and LLH.DLL were. What did I do to fix this? I deleted LLH.DLL and DM.DLL and then uninstalled PartyPoker using add/remove programs. I asked PartyPoker when I first signed up if they used spyware. Party Poker said they do not use spyware. We'll i'd consider the use of LLH.DLL spyware enough for me.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Sandals Forums Open Again

Awhile back I had a great well visited forum about Sandals Resorts, primarily in Jamaica. After the Burbon update my visitors could no longer find my Sandals forums so I took them offline. I have since added PHP and Mysql to my web server and decided to use Vbulletin and make a new Sandals Resort Forum site. Hopefully I can make a go of it with or without Google. The main website where I feature Sandals Negril pictures is still visited by quite a few people so hopefully I can revive these new Sandals Resort Forums before the winter.

Monday, June 19, 2006


In highschool my first car was a 1978 Camero. I loved that car and made it the toughest around. Even after getting in an accident which left the passenger door dented I punched holes in it and pulled out the dent so the door would work. This left if looking as if someone shot me up. Anyway, for those Camero lovers you should check out the blog called Camero.Com it will leave fans of the Camero very satisfied.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

The Louisiana Project

A long time ago I created a site called Louisiana Malls. The site has about eight malls in Louisiana that are profiled. I noticed today that the home page for Louisiana Malls is not found in Google. I decided to see what I might do to get this site into Google. Here's what i've done so far. 1: Looked at each page and attempted to make them look better in general. This included adding some pictures and verifying the meta tags were ok. I should add there are no black hat techniques so there is no reason to not include the site in Google's index. I then created a sitemap.txt file containing all the urls and uploaded it to Google's sitemap program. I'm installing Python on my web server as well to try and see if I can get a sitemap.xml created. Stay tuned....

Statements Galore

Long ago I created a bunch of websites about statements. I had thesis statements, personal statements, vision statements all rolled up into a few small websites. Unfortunately a typo kept my Thesis Statement site offline aith a 403 error so hopefully I have that fixed. I don't know why but when I created my Vision Statement site I did not use a dash as I usually do so it makes it hard to check the welfare of your sites when you do that. When it came to naming the personal statement site I went back to a dash, go figure.

Glendale Mall

The Glendale Galleria Mall is a perfect example of how a mall will pick a fancy name and then the local population changes it to suit their needs. What do I mean by this? If you look at how people refer to the Glendale Galleria Mall you'll find that most people refer to it as the Glendale Mall almost on a two to one basis. Despite advertising etc most people prefer to call this beautiful California Mall the Glendale Mall rather than it's proper name, the Glendale Galleria Mall. Oddly enough other malls do not fall prey to this. Take the Fresno Fashion Fair Mall for example, you see the opposite occur. Rather than call it the Fresno Mall people go the extra mile and call it by it's full name the Fresno Fashion Fair Mall. Interesting as this is the margin is not quite as large. Only about 25% more call it the Fresno Fashion Fair Mall than the 50% margin that call the Glendale Mall by it's short name.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Rosie Odonnell Blog

The Rosie Odonnell Blog is a place where Rosie Odonnell can express her opinions and thoughts through poetry. The Rosie Odonnell Blog also offers information on the Family Friendly Cruise she sponsors and her foundation that Rosie Odonnel works with. If you like Rosie Odonnell and would like to keep up with her events and opinions check out the Rosie Odonnell Blog at

Monday, June 12, 2006

Sven Sundgaard

The new weather anchor at Kare 11 in Minnesota in 2006 is Sven Sundgaard. Replacing Ken Barlow as the celebrity that brings us the weather, Sven Sundgaard brings a fresh personality to Kare 11. Many will note Sven is a young guy but his Norwegon roots and upbeat personality will fit in with Minnesotans and their own Scandinavian heritage.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Eastwood Mall

Eastwood Mall Description

Things have undergone drastic changes in Eastwood Mall in Niles, OH with the metamorphosis resulting in today’s ultra hi-tech and fashinable shopping stores, among which, perhaps nothing fits in as a better example than Pennsylvania’s finest shopping center: The Eastwood Mall in Niles, OH sells all those state-of-the-art items that makes the modern age shopping fantasies come true amongst a filigree of charming experiences.

Eastwood Mall Location

Eastwood Mall in Niles is situated in U.S. Rt. 422 @ Rt.46- Youngstown/Warren, OH.

Eastwood Mall Stores

Surprises greet the visitor(s) right from the moment of stepping in through a custom designed carousel that circle above a spectacular fountain. Other attractions at Eastwood Mall in Niles include the specialty stores, food court tables inlaid and an abundant interior lighting provided street lamps and crystal chandeliers designed as per the sophistication of the Victorian era.

The shops in Eastwood Mall in Niles include an array like Added Touch, Alvin’s Jewelers, American Eagle Outfitters, Airtistix, Cingular Wireless, Kid’s Footlocker, Cell Locker, Gold Center, Linen’s-n-Things, Chase, Christopher & Banks, Dunham’s sports, Pep boys, Old Navy, Motherhood Maternity, Gander Mountains, Gap Kids etc.

Delicate and intricate ornamentation of moderate to upscale items like apparels for men, women and children, automotive, music, video and books, food and beverages, health and beauty products, home accessories, jewelries, electronic appliances, sporting goods and apparels, groceries, shoes and entertainment objects adorn the Eastwood Mall in Niles. Renowned brands like Abercrombie & Fitch, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, BeBe, Coach, Gap (along with the kids’ collection), Godiva Chocolatier and JoAnn Fabrics, form an adorable cluster within the mall premises, whereas Kauffman, Kohl, Sears, JCPenney, Dilliard’s etc. are departmental stores that attract big time crowds.

Eastwood Mall Attractions

Eastwood Mall renovations - there are recent renovations that has added recent stores like St. Joe’s, Steve’s & Barry’s University sportswear, and License Bureau New location store.

Eastwood Mall Gift Certificates – the mall provides you with gift certificates that offer you to get gifts for almost any occasions like Anniversaries, Birthdays, Thank You’s, Weddings, Graduations, Bonuses, Holidays, Awards and much more. The gift certificates are welcomed in all the stores throughout the Mall and at surrounding stores and restaurants. The mall gift certificates are available at the customer service center.

Eastwood Mall Calendar of events – there are an array of events offered by Eastwood Mall in Niles to increase the shopping spirit amongst people. You have to collect receipts from Eastwood Mall Complex store and turn them over to the Customers Service Center. You can also win awesome gifts from Eastwood Mall in Niles.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Rosie O'Donnell's Blog

So did you know 2000 people searched for Rosie O'Donnell's Blog last month (April 2006)? Yet her blog is located at which pitches her gay / lesbian cruises and the the Rosie O'Donnell Blog is written in a weird hi kuh style, whatever floats your boat Rosie, or cruise that is.

Flipping Property Redesign

Flipping 101 After
Flipping 101 Before
So I decided to redesign my Flipping 101 site and I think it looks alot better. New layout and I changed the font from Ariel to Veranda to match the Google ads. I started watching a new property flipping show called Flip It Fast and it got me interested in looking at my Flipping 101 site. Then I decided to make the changes. Here are screenshots of the before and after of my Flipping Property Website

Ala Moana Center Mall

Ala Moana Center Mall in Honolulu, HI is Hawaii’s largest shopping center that keeps you engaged all the time. You can either shop, dine and wine or entertain yourself in its variety of stores. Ala Moana Center is Hawaii’s premier shopping, entertainment, and dining destination – with over 260 stores and venues in a unique indoor/outdoor environment. Located just 20 minutes from Honolulu International airport, and within walking distance of most Waikiki hotels, Ala Moana Center is a destination in itself for visitors and residents alike.

Ala Moana Center Mall in Honolulu, HI is located on Ala Moana Boulevard between Piikoi Street and Atkinson Drive, with ample free parking on four levels. It is situated exactly at 1450 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96814. The shopping hours include 9.30 AM to 9 PM from Monday to Saturday and on Sunday from 10 AM to 7 PM.

Ala Moana Center is a premier international and local shopping destination that has over 260 shops and restaurants. You can get an array of items ranging from beachwear to high fashion apparels, sparkling jewelries to elegant accessories, casual dining to fine dining and other entertaining programs in Ala Moana Center Mall. The mall is set against the beautiful al fresco setting filled with lush tropical landscaping and koi ponds offering you with options to spend happy time with your friends and families.

While you are shopping if you feel hungry then you can visit the restaurants and eateries that serve a-la-carte menus. Whatever your taste may be, you will find a variety of cuisines in Ala Moana Center to satisfy your hunger and thirst. The range of eateries include Arby’s, California Wok, Ba-Le Sandwich Shop, L & L Drive Inn, Mai Tai Bar, McDonald’s, Shirokiya Restaurant, Zippy’s, Jackie’s Kitchen, Mermaid Bar, Kirin Restaurant, Assaggio etc.

No matter what time of year you visit Ala Moana Center; you can always be entertained with songs and dance performances on Centerstage, mall-wide celebrations, fashion shows, and an exciting range of special entertainment events. The Ala Moana Center also offers you with guft cards that are available in denominations from $50 to $ 500 and are accepted at most stores and restaurants at the Center. They can be purchased with cash, American Express, MasterCard or Visa.

The Ala Moana Center offers services like providing shopping bags to customers [small and large], available for $1.00 each. You are also benefited with facilities like ATM, lockers, taxi services, wheelchair and stroller information, postage services, TDD services, etc. The customer services

Saturday, June 03, 2006

When to double your efforts

So with 150 sites and the same income as six months ago coming in, I get the feeling that some sites have dropped off the map. Time to look at those sites and where they rank and make improvements. Take my Colorado Malls website. This site ranks nowhere on even MSN. What do I do? I opened every single page on the Colorado Malls website and slimmed down the meta tags. I ran each page through the Widexl Meta Tag Analyzer tool and now will go about getting a few more links to see if this brings this site back as an earner.

Dean Sellers Ford Troy Michigan

Owning a vehicle is a matter of convenience and comfort. However, car-shopping experiences can turn out to be nightmarish due to the hassles faced. Dean Sellers Ford makes it easier to own a car. For more information you can visit their website at

To visit them you can get a proper driving guide to the shop on their website. All you need to do is specify your address in the online form for directions. The outlet is situated on 2600 W. Maple Road, Troy, MI 48084. You can call them up at 800-906-6073, fax them at 248-643-7997 or email them at

The product line up comprising of new vehicles include the likes of Escape Limited FWD, Explorer Sport Trac, Five Hundred FWD Limited, Focus 4-Door SE, Freestar SEL, Freestyle AWD Limited, Econoline E 150 Cargo Van, Expedition 4X4 King Ranch, F 150 4X4 Crew, Fusion SE I4, Mustang V6 Coupe Premium, Ranger 4X2 Sport Super Cab, Crown Victoria LX 4-Door Sedan, etc. Among the stock of pre-owned cars you are likely to find models like Escape 4DR Utility XLT, Crown Victoria 4DR LX, Explorer 4DR Utility Limited, Focus 4DR ZX4 and many more. These old cars are reasonable yet reliable.

Dean Sellers Ford can provide spare parts made exclusively for your vehicle. You can also avail of the various services to maintain the efficiency of your automobile. Time and gain there are several parts and services related offers as well as various other financial offers. These offers keep changing from time to time. The various financial tools include Kelly’s Blue Book, Buy or lease option, Payment Estimator, analyzer for your credit limit, etc.

Buy vehicles any day from 8:30 AM till 9:00 PM on Mondays and Thursdays and till 6:00 PM on other weekdays. For services and parts you can go there between 7:30 AM and 6:00 PM. You can get services till 7:00 PM on Mondays and Thursdays. Finance is available from 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM on Mondays and Thursdays and to 6:00 PM on other weekdays. The shop is closed on weekends.

Albertville Outlet Mall or Albertville Premium Outlets???

In Albertville Minnesota there lies a huge outlet mall with the official name Abertville Premium Outlets. Most people know this mall by it's common name, the Albertville Outlet Mall. I always think it's funny when a common name ursurps the fancy name given to a mall by the management. If you check the overture keyword tool you'll fine about 1300 searches for Albertville Outlet Mall in April 06. Only about 300 searches for Albertville Premium Outlets. In the case of the Albertville Outlet Mall they are forunate that they have top ranking for both keywords. Many companies fall off the map because they are not ranked for their common name, only the fancy one no one cares about.