Alex Schenker

Alex bring a series of in-depth articles on search marketing and content management systems as well as troubleshooting tips to We Rock Your Web's collection. He is an avid tennis player, nature enthusiast, and hiker, and enjoys spending time with his wife, friends, and dogs, Bella and Lily.

Adsense Alternatives: Media.net vs Adsense vs Chitika vs BuySellAds vs Infolinks vs Bidvertiser & More!

Guide to ppc advertising for publishers

As a web publisher, you want to maximize revenue to pay for all the time and effort you’re putting into creating a highly trafficked, content-rich site. While creating engaging content and making sure your site is maintained properly is important, those tactics don’t give you an immediate return on the investment of your time and money. Let’s explore PPC as a quick and easy solution to earning money by allowing companies to advertise on your site and read our reviews of the most popular PPC platforms to find the best one for your bottomline…

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A Complete Guide to URL Escape Characters

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In order to prevent the misinterpretation of special characters such as a space, bracket (< and >), or % in the URL (which stands for Uniform Resource Locator – it is the address you see in your browser’s address bar indicating the location of the website you are visiting), browsers parse certain special characters using escape characters. This explains why when you click on a link such as: domain.com/page one.htm you see it parsed in the address bar as example.com/page%20one.htm. In this case the %20 is the escape character for the space…

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Best Domain Registrar: Namecheap vs Godaddy vs 1&1 vs HostGator vs Dotster & More!

Best Domain Registrar

Before you take a website live you’ll need a domain name on which your site will “live.” But where do you buy a domain name and which company is best? Domain registration companies sell Internet addresses (aka domains). Some domain registrars are solely involved with the provision and sale of domain names; others offer additional services such as web hosting. But with so many options of domain registration companies to buy your domain name from, finding the best one can be overwhelming. So, we’ll tell you what to look for and how to pick the best domain name registrar to fit your needs…

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Amazon Associate Context Links Load Unbelievably Slow

Amazon has a new associate program, namely context links, similar to “content sensing” technology such as that used by Google’s Adsense. The script works fine, basically creating links out of targeted words on a page, that, when hovered over, reveal a user-styled box advertising a product on Amazon.com. The problem? It’s slow as hell! We …

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Look N' Stop Updated to 2.06

For those of you who have been using Look N’ Stop 2.03 for a long, long time, you’ll be happy to know that Look N’ Stop has been updated to 2.06! Features of Look N’ Stop include: Blocks spywares and keystroke loggers. Makes your PC invisible to hackers. Fast download and fast setup. Out of …

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AT&T $18 cell phone upgrade fee

My new cell phone from a couple years back (a Motorola L6) gave up the fight after less than a year’s use. Good thing that I hung on to some of my older cell phones – a trusty Samsung that, unfortunately (after being thrown at a wall – don’t ask recently gave up the fight …

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How To Set CCK Teasers Without Hacks

Getting teasers to work in CCK has been a long-running issue in the Drupal community. The current approaches are summed up nicely by warco in his post on Developing CCK teasers the right way. I attempted nearly all those approaches. While they all have their merits, there are problems with all of them. The patches …

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Cron Runs Are Off By X Hours

Do you have a cron-based Drupal event that is off by several hours? Your problem is most likely not with your date settings, as I first suspected when I encountered this problem with the “Recent Popular Content” block resetting at an odd time (5 hours too early, as I wanted it to reset at midnight …

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Custom Firefox Styles

You can define your own styles in Firefox by renaming the following file (Windows users): C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\\chrome\userContent-example.css to “userContent.css” Voila 🙂 Now you simply define custom styles. For example, say you want to add a dotted red border to all your links. You would add the following code to userContent.css: a:link { border: …

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