Always read the Terms of Service for whatever program you join; especially when it involves money, read the TOS word by word.

It’s funny yet sad to see newbie being banned from some programs for breaking the TOS with some stupid actions.

An article from Modern Life is Rubbish, featuring the trends of the top 100 blogs at Technorati.com.

Studies include blogging software used, monetization methods, language used, blog topic, background color and fonts.

[Thanks to Blogging Pro for the lead]

101 Ways to Build Link Popularity in 2006 is an article from Andy Hagans and Aaron Wall.

It’s definitely one of the most comprehensive link building guides you can find. I especially like the first tip…

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SEMBasics shared a few ideas on how webmasters can find quality content for our websites or blogs.

Here it is, 11 ways to generate good contents for your website or blog…

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Stats from OneStats.com in June 2006; about worldwide and country specific screen resolutions of internet users.

The most popular screen resolutions on the web in the world are:
1. 1024 x 768 56.15%
2. 1280 x 1024 15.79%
3. 800 x 600 12.04%
4. 1280 x 800 4.09%
5. 1152 x 864 3.90%

The screen resolution usage is essential to determine the trend for website designs. Lots of websites are still designed with 800×600 resolution in mind; perhaps it’s time to focus on 1024×760 instead.

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Vince Tan wrote some quick tips to improve Google Adsense revenue (read the original article); I find it interesting, thus sharing here the 12 tips with bits of my own comments.

1. Remove on-site publisher advertising.

Agree, I have removed the on-site advertising link since day one of its introduction.

My reason was that the on-site advertising link makes the ad block looks messy, and I want it as clean as possible.

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Ok I am not asking you to actually hire someone. My point is lots of people are browsing the employment section on papers and classifieds, and it could be worth it to advertise online or offline with a ‘hiring’ ad to attract your website traffic.

This can be done if you have a really solid website that’s already making thousands of dollars; no point wasting money to promote your personal blog by pretending that you are hiring, people probably won’t buy your trick anyway.

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There are actually 4 ways to make money with Google Adsense:

#1 CPC or Pay Per Click - The main business model of Google Adsense, when visitors visit your site and click on an advertisement, you make money.

CPC probably contributes 80-90% of Adsense incomes for most webmasters.

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