Many years ago, in the dark ages of the last years of the twentieth century, this “internet” thing was starting to catch on but was still largely the domain of tech-enthusiasts navigating a sea of “Under Construction” messages via primitive search engines, not the first port of call if you were after up-to-date news, weather, live sports scores, share prices, TV schedules or recipes to accompany cookery programmes. For those, we had Ceefax and Teletext. Imagine a World Wide Web of 999 pages, squished onto screens of 40×24 characters, accessed by typing in a three digit number and watching the page counter tick, tick, ticking along… A smidge primitive compared to almost instant access to the sum total of all human knowledge (or as close as the ‘net gets to it), but a fine and useful service, and free (as long as your television could display it), an important consideration when ISPs had a monthly fee on top of the cost of phone calls (for you … [Read more...] about Q: What do you call a website with a shovel and the base of the natural logarithm and a red-coloured soft drink? A: Dig-e-tizer (Digitiser)!
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Global publisher revenue from online ads grew by almost 22% in 2016 to reach a total of $72.5 billion. Yet, beneath those numbers, there’s a grim statistic: Ad block usage increased by 30% in 2016, hitting 615M devices blocking ads. While display advertising is growing (it surpassed search in ad spending in 2016), publishers need to take proactive measures to protect (and grow) their revenues. Even if it never happens, it doesn’t hurt to have a plan for growth in case your ad revenues fall because of ad block. I’ll show you 9 strategies to do this below. Your audience uses adblock not out of spite but out of necessity. They don’t want to see you out of business; they just want to have a better user-experience. 30% of people use ad block because of security concerns. Another 29% use it because of interruptive ads, according to a survey by PageFair: It stands to reason that if you can solve these security and user-experience issues, you can encourage users to … [Read more...] about 9 Ways to Recover the Ad Revenue You’re Losing to Ad Blockers
Whenever I visit a blog that I haven’t come across before, I try to find out how different it is from others or what makes it interesting. Not just that. I also notice things that I don’t like in it. Your blog might be very popular. But it wouldn’t stop me from finding things I don’t like. I can’t stop myself from doing it. Over the past few months I started curating such a list in my Evernote and I’m sharing it here. And I believe most of them can be fixed (if you think it must be fixed) as none of them is technical in nature (if it’s a technical problem then it’s you who created it). But hey, it’s just my personal view and hence there’s a good chance that you would disagree with me — with some or all of them. :D 1. Hiding Dates From Blog Posts It is one of the most annoying thing that I see on blogs nowadays and it’s a common thing among the ‘so-called’ professional bloggers. Well, I know why … [Read more...] about 30 Things I Absolutely Hate About Your Blog
You know one reason (or perhaps the primary reason) why people prefer an iPhone over Android is that you get the best quality hardware and software from Apple with apps like Siri, iMessage, FaceTime, etc. that’s not available for Android. That’s not all! You also get the first-class versions of all official apps by various vendors. As you probably know few apps by Google work better on iOS than Android. When Google released Maps for iOS, several sources claimed that Google Maps for iOS is better than Android version. And this report suggests that Google’s apps run better on the iPad mini than the Nexus 7. So it really means that you don’t have to buy an Android phone for the sake of apps. When you buy a phone you’re really investing in its ecosystem. And that’s the primary reason why people say they’re switching to Android or iOS instead of mentioning the brand name of a phone. Today, I’m going to feature an app for each default app by … [Read more...] about 30 Great iPhone Apps By Apple And Its Even Greater Alternatives