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Adsense Click Prices Vary

Today I was looking at my Adsense reports and saw that I got 1 click for $5.01. The click doesn’t come any where to beating my highest click of $47.29 that I received on May 27, 2008 but still it’s great. Definitely a pleasant surpise. I wish they could all be like that… or atleast at lot more of them.  :) You know last month, February was a short month and I received a total of 95,040 clicks. That would be $476,150.40 if I had $5.01 per click. Now that would really be nice.

In looking at my reports, here is what I am getting for 1 click on my websites:

google adsense cost per click

As you can see it varies.  The amount per click depends on your website’s category and the advertisers bid. I think most clicks average between .10 to .58,  but that’s just my opinion.

In order to make any money using Google Adsense you really have to have a lot of website traffic. So concentrate on drawing people to your website and providing useful content and then the money will come.

When your website is something that you are passionate about or like doing adding content will become easy to do. It’s a great job to make money doing what you love.

Enjoy!

Gina

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March 7th, 2009 at 6:39 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (1) | Permalink


St. Patrick’s Day Party Invitations

Throwing your own St. Patrick’s Day Party? If you can’t make it to one of the many St. Patrick’s Day Parades and are throwing your own St. Patrick’s Day party event at home, I have several themed party invitations that you can download for free.  This year I’m going to the parade in Mobile, Alabama. I’ll add some pics of it later on.

The party invitations all read, “St. Patrick’s Day Party” on the front cover. The party invitations have St. Patrick’s Day images of green four leaf clovers, shamrocks, green, ale, and leprechauns hats.

Here’s a sample party invitation:

free st. patrick's day 2009 party invitation

Right now there are 8 party invitations to choose from. I’ll try to add some more before I go on vacation next week.Like most of our free printable party invitations, the St. Patrick’s Day Party invitations are quarter page folded party invitations. This means that you fold an 8 1/2 sheet of paper in half and fold again to create a single party invitation.

[ Download free St. Patrick’s Day Party Invitations ]

If you are interested, we also have free St. Patrick’s Day Greeting Cards and free St. Patrick’s Day Graphics if  you need them.

Enjoy!

Gina

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March 7th, 2009 at 5:49 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink


Free Spring Flowers Website Template

I created another free download website template today. This one has a floral spring theme. This template can be used for a business website or a personal website. When I made it I was thinking of a club or organization’s website.

The header has several whimsical/retro looking white, brown, and turquoise flowers on it. Take a look at the templates preview here:

free spring flowers website template
You’ll notice there is a nice tan table on the left which you can showcase website news or whatever you’d like. This template is fun and has a springy feel to it.

The navigation is text links found at the top of the template. If you want to expand the template past it’s one page you’ll put the next page links in this top navigation area. Links could also be added in the area where the website news is. This website template is really easy to use. Just replace the sample text with your own website’s text.

If you’d like to use this free Spring Flowers website template, you can download it from here:

[ Download free spring flowers website template ]

As always, if you use the template I’d appreciate a link back to my website.

Enjoy!

Gina

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http://www.hooverwebdesign.com

March 6th, 2009 at 10:47 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink


St. Patrick’s Day Greeting Cards

St. Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday and is observed on March 17th of each year. St. Patrick (who maybe died on March 17th) was an Irish missionary who was thought to have spread Christian worship throughout Ireland and the former pagan practices were chased away.

This yearly event is marked with many St. Patrick’s Day Parades and Festivals. I’m going to the parade in Mobile, Alabama this year. St. Patrick’s Day is a day to wear green and to go to a parade or a party and drink green beer.

The following are thought to bring you good luck: finding a penny and picking it up, finding a 4-leaf clover, sneezing three times before breakfast, having a lady bug land on you, seeing a spider spinning it’s web in the morning. lol

If you’d like to wish someone a happy St. Patrick’s Day, I have several printable St. Patrick’s Day greeting cards that are available for free download. You don’t have to be Irish to use them. Anyone would be happy to know that you are thinking about them. Here is a sample St. Patrick’s Day Greeting Card:

st. patrick's day greeting card

To use these printable greeting cards:Fold the greeting cards one time and then fold them again, meaning you fold an 8 1/2 sheet of paper in half and then in half again to create a single St. Patrick’s Day greeting card.

The inside of the greeting card is blank and you can write whatever you like there to customize the greeting card for your loved one.

You can also download some St. Patrick’s Day graphics to cut out and tape/glue to the greeting cards at this url: http://www.hooverwebdesign.com/graphics/free-st-patricks-day-graphics.html.

[ Download free St. Patrick’s Day Greeting Cards ]

Enjoy! GinaContent © 2009 Hoover Web Design http://www.hooverwebdesign.com

March 6th, 2009 at 12:22 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink


Printable Spring Break Party Invitations

If you can’t get away from home this Spring Break you are not alone. Today I’ve made a few Spring Break themed party invitations that you can use to invite friends over for a spring break event. You can have a party relaxing by the pool everyday of the break or have a party at a beach near your home.

The front of the party invitations all read, “Spring Break” with beach scenes. In the inside you can write in who’s giving the party and the date, time and location of the party.

[ Download free Spring Break party invitations ]

Enjoy!

Gina

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March 6th, 2009 at 11:38 am | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink


Free Spring Break Web Template

Spring Break is only a few weeks away (YEAH!!) so I thought I’d create a free web template that can be used to showcase your Spring Break vacation pictures and give details about your trip or vacation.

Take a look at the Free Spring Beak template preview here:

spring break 2009 orange beach alabama

This template is fun and has a relaxed feel to it. The header has a beautiful beach scene with a wave washing up on the sandy beach shore. The water is such a pretty blue. I love looking at the ocean.

The first title says, “Spring Break 2009′. I’ve added bold sub titles where you can fill in the blanks about your particular Spring Break vacation. For example, there’s a sub title called “What We Did…”. Below that you’d write what you did for Spring Break. When I use this website template on my own personal website I’ll write about my trip to Orange Beach, Alabama and Pensacola, Florida. The family and I are spending 7 fun filled days there. YEAH!!

Back to the template :) The other titles include, “What We Saw…”, We Had A Blast…”, “We Had The Most Fun…”, “The Food Was…”, “I Wish We Didn’t…”, and On A Scale of 1 to 10…”. I’ve sprinkled in a lot of vacation themed images and web graphics which you add on to additional pages of the website if you choose to make them. The navigation of course is text links which are found at the top of the template. If you want to expand the template past it’s one page you’ll put the new page links in this top navigation area. For the photos I would recommend that you download our free flash photo gallery. It would be a cool addition to the web template.

If you’d like to use this free Spring Break themed beach website template, you can download it from here:

[ Download free Spring Break website template ]

As always, if you use the template I’d appreciate a link back to my website. Enjoy!Gina

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March 5th, 2009 at 7:26 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (1) | Permalink


Weird Adsense Sightings

I logged into my Adsense Account and the Today’s Earnings and Total Earnings for the day showed different amounts. For example Today’s Earnings was 290.60 and Total Earnings was 287.90. Today’s Earnings and Total Earnings should be the same.

If I add up the amount for the Adsense for Content and the amount for the Adsense for Search they equal the 287.80 which is Total Earnings. Take a look:

Today's Earnings and Total Earnings for the day showed different amounts

I guess the Today’s Earnings at the top of the report gets updated quicker than the individual Adsense for Content and Adsense for Search reports. This has happened about 3x that I can remember. I guess it’s got something to do with the stats being delayed or some type of maintenance.

Weird item #2. Sometimes I’ll look at my Adsense Preview Tool and see what ads show up on my site. Well, the other day this is what I saw:

bug with google adsense preview tool

Weird, huh? My site isn’t new and has been running ads for several years. The pages I’m looking at are old too. I think Google might be performing maintenance on the tool to make it better.

 Have you seen anything weird or strange about the Adsense program? Let me know.

Gina

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March 4th, 2009 at 6:10 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink


Google Adsense Team Working On New Home Page

The Google Adsense team rolled out a new home page for Adsense. Very quickly they discovered there were some minor login problems with certain browsers/countries so they had to revert to the normal “new” version of the Adsense login page.

In case you missed it, here’s a sneak peak of the new page:

new google adsense home page

As you can see, the new Adsense page has less text and is more streamlined. From the new page you can simply login or sign up to place ads on content, mobile, search or feeds. Good Job!

Enjoy!

Gina

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March 4th, 2009 at 5:55 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink


Happy Mardi Gras!

This past weekend my family and I went to Baton Rouge, Louisiana for Mardi Gras. We make the trip every year. We are from there and go back every chance we can. We attended the Spanish Town Parade which is downtown at noon the Saturday before Fat Tuesday. The kids got a lot of Mardi Gras beads and my youngest got a lot of stuffed animals and flowers. Those on the floats love to give things to small kids. We had a great time.

The Spanish Town Parade is a small parade and is fun because it is less crowded than in New Orleans and your kids can catch a lot of stuff. The people on the parade floats throw mardi gras beads, doubloons, moon pies, stuffed animals, candy, balls, cups, footballs, flowers. Some odd things we got this year were a smiling painted coconut hanging on a mardi gras necklace and plastic poop. Of course a few of us got hit in the face with incoming beads. That’s one thing that you really got to look out for. One crazy thing thrown was a real chickens foot.  My nephew picked it up and put it in his backpack and I told my husband that it looked real so he threw it out. Gross. I don’t know if it was voodoo or what. They aren’t supposed to throw stuff like that but some do.

mardi gras parade baton rouge, la 2009I was surprised to see more than one person walking around with a boa constrictor snake wrapped around them. I also saw these two gigantic poodle looking dogs with Tigers carved on their fur. I’m like this is Baton Rouge, no LA. The floats at Spanish Town are kinda cheesy since they don’t have a big budget. For the awesome floats you gotta go to New Orleans but then you’ll have to put up with the large crowds, rowdy people and cops looking to give you a parking ticket.

When I tell people that we took the kids went to Mardi Gras they are shocked. True, Mardi Gras can have a rowdy beer drinking reputation. But, you can take your kids to family friendly Mardi Gras parades that are held in the daytime because there will be other families with kids just like you. When you find a spot to set up camp make sure you’re not by any teenagers and you’ll have a good time. If you go to a parade at night time, that’s a different story. The later the parade, the drunker/rowdier the partiers will be.

I wish there was a Mardi Gras parade somewhere closer to Memphis. I’d love to go to a parade on Fat Tuesday but Baton Rouge is 5 1/2 hours away from Memphis so you can only go there on the weekend. New Orleans is about a 45 minute drive from Baton Rouge. The kids even get out of school for Mardi Gras in Louisiana. Surprising a lot of people who live in Louisiana don’t go to the parades. I guess it’s a tourist thing. lol

Enjoy!

Gina

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February 24th, 2009 at 12:55 pm | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink


Bank of America Now Imposing Foreign Transaction Fees

I got a surprise when I looked at my bank statement the other day. Apparently I’m now being charged a fee for paying a bill to a company that is located in Canada. Bank of America now calls this an “International Transaction” even though I haven’t left my U.S. home. Here’s the official description of the new bank charge:

What is this fee?
An International Transaction Fee is assessed when you use your check card for purchases in foreign currency or in US dollars with a foreign merchant, including U.S. internet transactions with a foreign merchant. This fee is also assessed when you use your check card or ATM card to obtain foreign currency from an ATM. The International Transaction Fee is a percentage of the U.S. dollar amount of each purchase or ATM withdrawal.

How can I prevent this fee in the future?
To help prevent this fee in the future, you can obtain foreign currency or traveler’s cheques prior to your departure, or use one of our Global ATM Alliance partners to withdraw money without paying an ATM fee.

bank of america now imposing foreign transaction fees shockingI’ve been paying this particular bill for almost 9 years now and was never charged an dime extra. I got no warning or notice of any kind to let me know that now I would be automatically charged 3% per payment by the bank just because they felt like it. Maybe that’s how they plan to pay back the money from the government bailing them out. Nickle and dime the customers!!! And you wonder why we are in a recession.

See this article:

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/20090217/bank-america-makes-first-payment-bailout-payback.htm

See also: http://www.boingboing.net/2007/02/03/ripoff-visamastercar.html

If I continue to use Bank of America to pay my bill I will be losing $100 or more a year. Don’t think so. At this writing Capital One does not impose this type of bogus fee so more than likely I will use that to pay the bill.

Enjoy!

Gina

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February 19th, 2009 at 9:46 am | Comments & Trackbacks (0) | Permalink