Dear Diary, They say it is coming; I can smell it in the winds. It has been a long time the hunt called to me, but I hear their voices now, the song of my dreams — and I have no choice but to heed. Look at me, they say. I’m so cute and cuddly! You want me in your collection. You know I’ll make the perfect companion. Time and time again, I have tried to turn away! But, dear Diary, as always…here I am. Vanity pets. My love, my shame, my addiction. And in about a month’s time, it will only get worse. World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria is coming. Pet battles are coming. For self-proclaimed pet hunters such as myself, this new feature is both a blessing and a disaster. Perhaps it’s time to just give up this futile fight and embrace my inner obsessive pet collector. After all, I’ve played in the beta, and in it I’ve seen the time sink that is this new pet system — AKA my complete and utter ruination. And how better to embrace my … [Read more...] about The Pet Hunter Diaries: The First Step Is Admitting I Have A Problem
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Google’s PageRank is undoubtedly one of the most hyped SEO (Search Engine Optimization) term. Webmasters and SEOs around gave a lot of importance to it until mid 2000s. But again the question is: Is the PageRank dead? In one word: No, it’s not dead (at least that’s what my sense says). Before I move on I assume that you already know how Google Search works. I’m not going to say exactly what a PageRank is (or how is it calculated) as it involves some jargons and it’s irrelevant here. According to Wikipedia, Google PageRank is a link analysis algorithm, named after Google’s Larry Page. That said, Google PageRank is nothing but a number ranged from 0 – 10 which is Google’s opinion about how reputable a web page is. Its like a score that Google gives you but its called a rank. It’s not just about the backlinks to your web page but about how important those links are. Google determines the importance of those links by conducting a … [Read more...] about Google PageRank Is Not Dead: Case Studies, Myths & Facts
Note: We provide header bidding optimization services, if you use header bidding and are looking to optimize your stack, please write to us at [email protected] Despite the many leaps in ad technology in recent years such such as programmatic buying and real-time bidding, fact remains that digital advertising is still imperfect at best and inefficient and fragmented at worst. In the race to squeeze the last revenue dollar from their ad inventories, publishers are known to always be experimenting with new hacks, with varying levels of success. One such hack which has been around for some but is only recently gaining popularity is header bidding, also known as advanced bidding or pre-bidding. Should you implement header bidding too? If yes, how? Read on to find out. What is Header Bidding? Header bidding is an advanced programmatic technique which allows publishers to open their inventories to receive bids from multiple ad exchanges before making a call to their ad server … [Read more...] about Is Header Bidding The Next Big Revenue Optimization Hack?
My digital life is all about Google as almost everything I do online is somehow connected to my Gmail and/or Google account. I was not a power e-mail user earlier (maybe because I was not a nerd or a marketer then) until Google came up with their own e-mail service on an April Fool’s day. I still remember my nifty Hotmail inbox with tons of embarrassing e-mails. I’m using Gmail ever since they launched the service, back in 2004 and have switched to many usernames before sticking to the current one which is active since 2005 with over 100,000 archived messages (never had to delete a single message ever). That’s right, I’m a Microsoft fanboy and love everything about MSFT but I’m (also) struggling to find a reason to use most of their flagship products especially Hotmail Outlook, Bing, SkyDrive, Internet Explorer, Windows Live Messenger, Windows Phone etc. And, besides Windows, the Microsoft product I use the most is Windows Media Player (something that … [Read more...] about Dear Microsoft, Here’s Why I’m Obsessed With Google Even As A Microsoft Fanatic
Microsoft released Windows 8 last month and it was the first time I bought something on its launch day. I got my copy of Windows 8 as I bought the laptop on the same day. It was the second most awaited Windows OS for me, the first being Windows XP. When Windows XP was launched everyone loved to hate it. People tried to convince me to uninstall the Windows XP which was preloaded with my COMPAQ and switch to Windows 98. And then when Windows Vista launched they wanted me to switch to Windows XP. I never hated Windows Vista and I loved it more than XP. Windows 7 is probably the most successful operating system by Microsoft. But I never spent more than an hour on it as I was still using Vista. I believe that the migration from Windows 98 to XP and Windows XP to Vista was something exciting as the GUI was all different. Remember ‘Aero’?. But that was not the case with Windows 7. Why? Because Windows 7 is more or less Windows Vista itself. The only significant difference is … [Read more...] about Why Windows 8 Metro Is Awesome But Doesn’t Make Any Sense To Me