81 posts • joined Friday 6th February 2009 13:04 GMT
I still can't work out whether this is good or bad for adwords users and what it means for SEO.
I suspect (but have no proof) that impressions might rise with clicks remaining level - I believe that if the results returned stay on the page for more than three seconds it counts as an impression. If that happens then the click through rate will decrease, the cost per click to me will rise and Google gets more of my money for the same result..
Time will tell.
I just couldn't resist......
Big Brother, in the absence of a Darth mandelson icon (a note to grammAr pedants, I don't capitalise the names of people I have no respect for)
There, fixed it for you...
I'll bet you a pound..
That they'll introduce some form of proportional pricing.
Thank you sir, if you'll just try and put your fingers through this slot....
Ok, stubby, that will be fifteen pounds 85.....
Paris, what else?
I'm a huge fan of the band previously known as "Pickled Dick" and am inordinately proud of my badge emblazoned with "I love Dick".
Then the bastards changed their name to "Mike TV" - what sort of name is that ffs?
Damn right feller.
Is our beloved moderatrix empire building??
If a micro-payment system can be developed that is both simple to operate and cheap to use (for publishers) could this mean the start of a "paid" internet.
For example, on one of my sites I offer relevant and useful information for free. If I could charge a fraction of a penny/cent for each page view, why wouldn't I?
Another example. If I am coding something (I am only an amateur) and I run into a wall what do I do? Google. Would I pay a fraction of a penny to see a solution that might save me hours? Course I would.
we have the nonsense phrase "saving the planet".
Please explain to me where the carbon di-oxide in the so-called 'fossil fuels' came from.
Was it not from flora and fauna growing abundantly in a world much hotter, much wetter and with a much higher level of both carbon di-oxide and oxygen?
"The planet" did not need to "save" itself then, and it does not need to now.
Save humankind is what is really meant.
"Quite why one would want to do this remains a mystery"
Come on, you know why.
Who amongst us has not spent days, weeks or even months in coding something that has no commercial application, interests nobody but themselves and could have been done in ten minutes with a spreadsheet?
I know I have.
And so it begins.
Here in the UK we have Tesco. Used to be a grocer. Now, wants to take over every aspect of our life.
Cradle to the grave. With Clubcard points, naturally.
This appears to be Google taking the first [?] steps on that route.
On the bright side, it may not be too long before some creative startup appears that re-asserts Google's 'do no evil', citing Google as 'the evil one'.
This is going to seem lame....
and I am truly not trolling or inviting flames...
but could someone explain to an old man :) how linux (as an open source concept) works?
I get the bit about thousands (?) of developers all inputing bug fixes et al etc. etc.
What I don't get is how the top bit - the full time developers - are funded.
Are there commercial donations of either money or developers or is it ad driven. I know there was one very wealthy guy who donated a lot of his kids money to a distro - was it kubuntu?
Seriously, this is a real question. Honestly. Cross my heart etc. etc.
"the USA or other colonies"..
“The greatest source of wealth creation is being in the right market early enough. If you aren’t in early enough, you aren’t going to grow with the market.”
Correct me if I am wrong, but is that exactly where they are? Playing catchup.
OTOH, as a user of Google AdWords, I kinda like a serious competitor. It might drive ppc costs south - which would be a very good thing.
So, judgement suspended, for the moment.
Errr. sorry to be a wet blanket....
But as far as I can tell the case has not yet been heard.
And while I think it an excellent jape, would not hundreds of El Reg emails help to strengthen their [Horizon's] case???
Let's face it...
Nuclear is the only real option whether we like it or not.
There may be a case for small windfarms serving small communities that want them, but vast swathes of the countryside covered in [ugly/beautiful] windmills just aint gonna happen.
There were plans for a small (I think it was 6 turbines) windfarm a few miles away. You should have seen the fuss with world + dog + local mp all nimby'ing away.
Refused in the end.
I had 300 people at my wife's birthday party and you could hear the music 2 miles away (so I have been told), but law enforcement did nothing until the reports of gunfire..
Made me smile.
I think the term is 'jerkoff', I may be wrong
"You asshats in the UK get what you deserve for all your moral posturing and elitism."
"The plans would grant front line police officers discretion in deciding whether to give "occasional miscreants... the twenty first century version of a clip around the ear".
So we will see a return to the ratio of plod to people of yesteryear? When the local plod lived among the people he policed - by consent - and knew world + dog personally?
Didn't think so.
"Last time I checked, using a pseudonym isn't illegal."
A fair point, well made.
But since when do you have to do anything illegal to get on this particular database (Aaron, where are you).
And tbh, using a pseudonym AND getting fingered twice *is* a little sus...
If 13.5% are replicates (estimated) then surely this means that the [alleged] perps had at least two samples taken from them, at different times/places and that they were using a different identity.
Prima facie case for another chat with the boys [& girls] in blue perhaps?
Surely.that should read -
Steve Park, Ex Head of ICT at Manchester city council.