Thursday, April 10, 2008

Google images

Wow looking through google images I can only ask my self why some times. I did a search for avacado just to know if they grew on a tree and when I clicked on images I got this
Is that seriously a picture of a girl with a Avacado comming outta Her END ZONE !??
Maybe when I do a search I get more info than I really wanted to know. Like if it was possible to pass one of those through that Hole

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Do you need tons of Real data

I went to a session with someone from microsoft and they were working on a program that will get gps data and link it to some list of already gotton data to give you info on the cities that are close. It looked pretty cool BUT what was even cooler is that he gave us a site that had TONS OF DATA you could use in real time.

live data from the gov

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Why am I not getting paid continued

Now in the start I had to make each one of the pages one at a time and it was very very time consuming, it was taking more time than it was worth to make each page put the content on it and then link it up. So when I started using a php Server to generate the pages now all of time was freeed up and I could work on other things. now the only thing that had to be done was a link had to be placed on the ebay page that the item was being sold on. The link was the main link where everything went to , that way it could be placed on every page and once the user clicked on it, it would figure out where the user was comming from and then make a page with the same name as it and put content on it. Once it built the page it would then redirect the user to that page. So far by doing this and with a steady listing of about 15 new items every 3 days I am getting around 5-8 dollars a week now this is not much but I have also thought about contacting other people on ebay and offering to either pay them a precentage of the ad revenue or just sell them the php page but I think I would have a better chance with just giving them a piece of the revenue if they were to add the link to their e-bay page. to give you an Example of the pages that the computer generates I have access to the folder that contains all of the automated files.

Located HERE

There used to be alot more but I deleted them now there is only the ones which were listed started in march.

Why am I not getting paid for things online

Ok now I know people who are looking to make a little extra cash start selling things on e-bay. The big problem is that ebay freaking charges a leg and an ARM to sell stuff on there site, Hell and they do it by nickel and dime-ing you a nickel for this a dime for that and after that they want a percentage of the sale. its becomming harder and harder to sell items on there and make a profit. Then there is this other beast called adsense from google and its where you can put ads of relevance on your site to try and sell things to users who stumble across them. To make a Long story Short I had a revelation one day what if I put adsense ads on my ebay page so I would be targeting people who were ACTUALLY going to buy something. Plus if all went well I would make more money from the Traffic that ebay generates than by selling the item because lets face it. There is only one item and it can only be sold once but, getting paid per click on an advertisement thats on that one items listing is amazing.

Here is what I did, I programmed in php a page that when the user clicks on a link it will make a copy of the page they were just on and then it will ads on to it . So far its working great because now I don't have to make the page each time a new item is listed.

here is an exampleThis page was for a set of tools