Monday, October 26, 2009

Adsense Alternatives

Now, Many of you may be involved in making online money through your website. Right...
Many of you may have used Google Adsense. But there are many options available for you to use many other advertisers. There are other programs to earn money from.

Here is a short list of them. I have used many of them. But I believe this is the ranking as per my views.
You need to learn these short terms

CPC: Cost Per Click
CPM or CPI: Cost Per Thousand Impression

It offers different kind of ads and also offers decent amount per click. Right now it is the biggest competitor Adsense have. Unlike Yahoo Publisher Network, Clicksor offers ads all over the world. They offer pop ups, pop under, interstitial ads and other image and text ads as usual.

Bidvertiser offers text ads and image ads. They offer to modify your ads and looks as you want them to look. They pay very high amount per click. But the limitation is that they have limited ad campaigns. For USA  and Canada They are really well suited and are perhaps the best alternatives there. They pay amounts by paypal at as low as 10$ in increment of 10 or 25$.

3. AdBrite

 Adbrite offers around 75% of the revenue to the user and the main advantage is that the half of the sales is generated by the market place and the sales team and the other half is generated by users when they click "Your Ad Here". Minimum Payment is 20 $.

4. Chitika Premium

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The ads are contextual by default. Ads can be set to non -contextual and can be targeted to specific keywords The main benefit of Chitika is that it can run with adsense. i.e when the visitor comes through search, he will see Chitika ads and in case the visitor comes directly, he will see Google or other ads as per selection. This way it can  run along with adsense. Minimum Payment is $10

5. Yahoo Publisher Network

The Yahoo Publisher Network will give you all of the standard contextual ad sizes and will allow you to filter out competitor’s ads.  The payment system provides you with some extra payment options in that you can request payment via PayPal when you hit $50 in revenue and receive it the same day. The printed cheques take 7-10 days. Unfortunately, they do not approve many accounts. They do not even clear why the account has been rejected or sometimes they don't even bother to confirm that application has been rejected. They have not cleared anything what type of publisher they are looking for or what content they require. They are very selective.

6. Adtoll

AdToll is a hybrid ad network that allows you to sell ad space on your site for a price you determine with you keeping 75% of the revenue.  If you do not sell a space, the unsold inventory will be filled with “Run of Network” ads which are a cost-per-click solution.  Payout minimums are $20 for PayPal and $40 for checks.

7. Widget Bucks

High Payouts
Highly Recommended for sites related to products.
Either you can choose your own products OR like adsense let their algorithm decide based on your web page content. It Can run along with adsense. Minimum payment $50

8.Exit Junction  - Make Money From Your Exit Traffic!

Exit Junction is an innovative way of advertising. Here you will get exit traffic. If a visitor comes through search engine, he will see his search related advertisements when he closes your page or goes back to search engine. So, he will have more intention to click the ads. He will be shown the ads which are related to his search terms. They offer payouts at as low as 25 $.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

How to Set up E-mail account in Outlook Express

For the people who are using Outlook 2007, its is going to be the same process. Here we have given photos of  MS Outlook 2007 Version. The setup procedure will be same for other versions as well.

In Microsoft Outlook, from the E-mail Accounts menu, select Tools.

On the E-mail Accounts wizard window, select Add a new e-mail account, and then click Next

For your server type, select POP3 or IMAP, and then click Next.

How To Setup E-mail Account In Outlook Express

  1. On the Internet E-mail Settings (POP3/IMAP) window, enter your information as follows:
  2. Your Name: Your first and last name.
    E-mail Address: Your email address.
    User Name: Your email address, again.
    Password: Your email account password.
    Incoming mail server (POP3): POP, or IMAP,
    Outgoing mail server (SMTP): 
    Click More Settings.

    On the Internet E-mail Settings window, go to the Outgoing Server tab. 
    Select My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.

    If you did not change the SMTP relay section, select Use same settings as my incoming mail server. If you changed the user name and password in the SMTP relay section of your Manage Email Accounts page, select Log on using and enter the user name and password. The following example assumes you did not change your SMTP relay section in your Manage Email Accounts page. 
    How To Setup E-mail Account In Outlook Express
    Go to the Advanced tab, and then change the Outgoing server (SMTP) port to 80 or 3535
    Click OK.
    Click the Test Account Settings button and you should see all items with green check marks. Click Close to close the test window. 
    Click Next.
    Click Finish

How To Setup E-mail Account in Outlook Express

Friday, October 16, 2009

Website Hosting with Yahoo, Godaddy, BlueHost

To make your own website first of you will need to have a domain name. Now, You may think what is domain name? The url that you type in the address bar like is called domain name. They are unique address to a particular website. So, First of all you need to buy that name because different name have different prices. For example, .com domain names are rated more than or .us. You can buy those domain names from many service providers or resellers. The most known one is

Even yahoo provide the same services.

Now once you have bought a domain name you need a space on the internet to access such that it is accessible by everyone. You need online server to take your site to the world. For that you need hosting space.

Now there are hundreds of server space providers all around the world. Yahoo Hosting Space is also available at a very cheap rate. Godaddy also offers good service and they are very well known for their service.Now Yahoo Web Hosting is available and you can check more details at the given link. Yahoo hosting also offers website marketting service, means taking your site to the visitors, making your website more popular. Yahoo also offers the website building tool with hosting space you buy. Its just a simple tool of pick and place type to make your website and you can take a try of that  software at Website Design Tools. This way yahoo web hosting service provide all the required tools to make your website and make it popular

Now, Another host is Godaddy. Inc. They are world wide known for their service as a host and domain name providers. Thousands of sites are hosted under their hosting space and the good news is that the numbers are increasing day by day. They provide all the softwares and latest features with their hosting. So, they are worth a try.

Another hosting service provider is Bluehost. They provide hosting at a cheaper rate as compared to Godaddy but some of the features may not be available. So, According to your requirement you can check the features there and go for that as well. They are also well known in hosting services and provide unlimited space and bandwidth, means you have no boundings of using the space. No matter, how big your website is. They also provide domain names but the problem is that they do not provide international domains like .us or or .cc suffix domains. 

There are many other hosting service providers. I have just listed the top service providers. There are other hosts like IXWebhosting, Mochahost, HostGater and many more. You can search for them in yahoo or google and check their features and order that as well.

Now the simple templates are available on the internet for trial and making your own changes into them. This way you can learn to build your own website.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

How to find MAC Address of computer?

There are two ways I know to find out MAC address of your computer. First of all what is MAC address?

A Media Access Control address (MAC address) is a unique identifier assigned to most network adapters or network interface cards (NICs) by the manufacturer for identification, and used in the Media Access Control protocol sublayer. If assigned by the manufacturer, a MAC address usually encodes the manufacturer's registered identification number. It may also be known as an Ethernet Hardware Address (EHA), hardware address, adapter address, or physical address.

A host cannot determine from the MAC address of another host whether that host is on the same OSI Layer 2 network segment as the sending host, or on a network segment bridged to that network segment.

Now to find out your unique physical address either you can follow the command prompt method or you can straight find out the physical address from your ISP's support panel.

1st Method

Click the Start button, select Run.

Then, Type CMD and click OK.

A black Command prompt window will open. Type ipconfig /all and press Enter. (Note the space between ipconfig and /all.)

Lots of information will be displayed, but what you need is in the Ethernet Adapter Local Area Connection section. Write down the Physical Address that looks like "0A-B2-C8-D3-E4-D9". This is the "MAC Address."

Your MAC Address (Physical Address) almost always starts with a zero. If you're writing down a number that does not start with "0" you've probably got the wrong number.

MAC address is unique identity of your computer. So, it is very important to know that address.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Resistors in a circuit

Resistor is a two-terminal electronic component that produces a voltage across its terminals that is proportional to the electric current through it in accordance with Ohm's law:
V = IR
Resistors are elements of electrical networks and electronic circuits and are ubiquitous in most electronic equipment. Practical resistors can be made of various compounds and films, as well as resistance wire (wire made of a high-resistivity alloy, such as nickel/chrome). They can be made of different kinds of materials. They may be carbon film or even metal strip like tungsten.
When connected in series, their value add up and the resulting value is given by,
Req = R1 + R2 + ..... + Rn
When in parallel they are not additive, instead their resultant value goes down, but powers are additive in that as well. So, In high current application this connection is useful, whereas in high voltage application series connection is required.

In parallel, resultant resistance is given by,

They can be

Carbon composition type
Carbon film type
Metal Film
Wire Wound resistors like rheostats

There are also adjustable resistors like rheostats, potentiometers, strain gauges.

Resistance is measured by color code in electronics.
This color code is as follows.

1st band
2nd band
3rd band (multiplier)
4th band (tolerance)
Temp. Coefficient

±1% (F)
100 ppm
±2% (G)
50 ppm

15 ppm

25 ppm
±0.5% (D)

±0.25% (C)

±0.1% (B)

±0.05% (A)



±5% (J)


±10% (K)


±20% (M)

For example orange, orange and yellow makes 330 kilo-ohms.
334 = 33 × 10,000 ohms = 330 kilo-ohms

Every resistance has power capacity which should not be exceeded in any condition otherwise the resistance may fail.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Day Trading

Here are some of the important terminologies of Day Trading. You need to go through that.

Securities: Financial assets that can be assigned value and traded. Typical securities include stocks and bonds.

Derivative: A dependent security whose price is derived from one or more underlying assets and whose value is determined by fluctuations in the underlying asset. Futures contracts are a common type of derivative.

Stock: A type of security that gives the holder ownership rights in a corporation. If you own a company's stock (or own shares), then you are a shareholder.

Index: An imaginary portfolio of securities representing a particular market or a portion of it. The Standard & Poor's 500 is a well-known index.

Trade: To buy or sell financial assets in any of the financial markets.

Trader: A person who buys or sells financial assets for himself or for others. Traders generally hold assets for a much shorter time than investors.

Broker: A middleman who facilitates trades between buyers and sellers.

Leverage: The use of borrowed money to increase potential returns.

Initial Public Offering (IPO): The first sale of a corporation's stock. Such a company is said to be "going public."

Liquidity: The ability to buy and sell an asset without affecting price levels.

Volatility: A measure of how much the price of a security will vary over time.

First, let's be clear about what day trading isn't. It's not investing, which is the process of buying a stake in an asset that will hopefully build a profit over the long term. How long is subjective, but investors generally hold assets for years, even decades. And they're usually concerned with the businesses they invest in. They look for companies that make solid profits, pay off debts in a timely manner, have a strong pipeline of products and avoid litigation.

day trading
Image courtesy William Harris
This chart shows the extremes in investment horizons.­

Day trading, on the other hand, involves buying and selling securities within the same day. Day traders often use borrowed money to take advantage of small price movements in highly liquid stocks or indexes. In general, they follow the same wisdom as longer-term investors: They try to buy low and sell high -- they just do it in a very compressed window of time.

Important markets for Day Trading are Dow Jones, NASDAQ, Nikkei and some more.

Here are some of the strategies for Trading

If you'll recall, leverage is the process of borrowing money to make more money.

Let's say a particular trade results in a 10 percent return. If you have $50,000 in your account, then your return will be $5,000. But if you borrow another $50,000 and add it to your account, then your return doubles -- you make $10,000. Leverage enables you to increase the dollars returned to you without increasing the performance of the trade.

Where do day traders find this money? They generally borrow it from their brokerage firms, using a special account known as a margin account. The margin account is different from a trader's cash account and requires an initial investment of at least $2,000. Once the margin account is opened, a trader can borrow up to 50 percent of the purchase price of a stock. This is also known as buying on margin.

Another borrowing strategy is selling short. A day trader who sells short borrows a security and then sells it in the hopes of repaying the loan by buying back cheaper shares later on. In this case, the trader looks for a security that is going down in price (as opposed to the more common practice of buying low and selling high). Once he identifies such a security, the trader:

  1. Places an order to sell the stock
  2. Tells the broker he does not own the shares, but instead wants to borrow them
  3. Sits back as the brokerage firm borrows the shares, loans them to his account and executes the sell order
  4. Waits until the security goes down in price, then buys the shares in the market
  5. Returns shares to the broker to pay back the loan
  6. Keeps the difference as profit
Both leverage and selling short carry certain risks, and both can result in a day trader losing his assets and being asked to pay back those he borrowed.

So all and all Day Trading has its advantages but it also carries higher risk factor.