Saturday, February 28, 2009

Google Ad Policy

Seems in the e-ad world, infolinks is the word of the mouth. So for us Adsense users, what's the policy? Sometime it was NuffNang, but I decided not to go the nuffnang way, coz they had like a "If you have more then X number of people visiting your blog, then NuffNang is for you". It like didn't give a chance to those new bloggers who were just building content. And Adsense is "You interested? Ok join in!" and it did build some sort of loyalty in me, to a certain extent.

But now infolinks is around, and googling around, as date I haven't managed to find any where specific which says you can't have both. One forum pointed toLink

Can I place Google ads on the same page with other ads?

which states

Can I place Google ads on the same page with other ads?

You're welcome to display Google ads on the same site or page as other third party advertisements provided that the formatting or colors of the third party ads is different enough from that of the Google ads. In other words, if you choose to place non-Google ads on the same site or page as Google ads, it should always be clear to the user that the ads are served by different advertising networks and that the non-Google ads have no association with Google. If the formats are naturally similar, we ask that you choose different color schemes for the competing ads.

Our intent with this policy is to be as fair to our advertisers as possible and to maintain the integrity of the AdWords and AdSense programs. You can learn more about this, and all our policies, on our program policies page. Please also be aware that competitor ads are considered to be part of your site's content and must follow our policy guidelines.

ps= always check for the latest.

If I recall correctly previously it was you cannot have anoter context sensitive ad if you're serving adsense. Now this seems to have changed? Or is there another rule somewhere else?

I dunno, but I'm inclined to try Infolinks.

What do you think?

Friday, February 6, 2009

Adding Watermark

On my blogs, especially makan2food and fyi-penang I typically take alot of pictures and post there. When I had the time, I used tools like picasa to add a simple watermark, click here to see a sample entry of it.

However it just looked too simple, so I decided to google how to add a watermark using Photoshop. There are actually alot of tutorials online, however most of them are catered for people who already have basic functional knowledge of Photoshop. I wanted something simple and not only told me what function / command to use, but where to find the command.

So far after googling, I found this website to have very simple instructions on how to add a watermark. You can click here to see a sample of a nice simple watermark I made thru the steps on the website.

All the best.