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I’ve been perusing job posting websites lately while my wife has been looking for a new job and I thought I’d pass along a few tidbits:
- Careerbuilder.com – Good stuff! Probably my favorite.
- Monster.com – 2nd on my list. Great posts, good interface, high traffic.
- Hotjobs.com – Not in my favorites. It is OK and they do have postings, but it doesn’t seem to have as many as the other two and there is an awful lot of “work at home” spam posts.
- Indeed.com and Simplyhired.com – These sites display Google-like results and search multiple job posting websites. I was pretty impressed with them.
There are certainly alot of “crap” job posting websites out there, that is a fact. Are there any that are among your favorites, which I may have missed?
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Looks like Yahoo did an overhaul of Del.icio.us last week and moved the domain to delicious.com. The new version is supposed to be faster and easier to learn, and I’ll have to say that so far, I like what I see. If you haven’t ever used Delicious, it is extremely handy. It is a social bookmarking page, where you can organize your bookmarks through tagging, and pages get ranked through that tagging. The more users who bookmark a site for the tags you are searching, the better they do in the results. I often use it as a search engine.
Delicious was starting to have speed issues under its old architecture and Yahoo has stated that this new back end is far more scalable and the site is running much faster. The new search engine now offers several different ways to search for things. These include the traditional search, tag searching, personal bookmark searching, searching a friend or individual user’s bookmarks, and searching through bookmarks in the user’s social network. Yahoo plans to add even more new features in the future.
If you haven’t tried out delicious, I encourage you to give it a test drive!
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My wife and I own two iPods. A B&W 4th gen and a Color 4th gen. Our B&W stopped working some time ago (I don’t expect it to start working again anytime soon, it makes clicking sounds), but more recently our color stopped working. It shows a sad face and so do I.
I need to mow the lawn today and it can take a few hours to do that. With no iPod it is one of the most boring things I do. I usually listen to audio books and it makes mowing the lawn really not that big a deal. In order to try to make this a more enjoyable experience I decided to try to fix our iPods.
I found a few different sites with various instructions on how to fix your broken iPod. I opened my first iPod up and tried the “folded paper method”. With the clicking sounds, it isn’t terribly surprising that it didn’t work. I might buy a new hard drive for it since they only run around $40.
Now that I “tested” opening an iPod on my older one, it was time to see what I could do about the newer one. The color iPod was a little tougher to open, but open it I did. I was going to try the “folded card” method, but noticed that the hard drive cable appeared as though it was not plugged in all the way on one side. I firmly pressed the pins back in, closed up the iPod, and I’m back in business! The iPod is working again!
Now, off to mow the lawn and hit up one of my favorite audio books.
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Recently I contacted Tom Greenleigh, the Vice President of Marketing for The Robert Sherman Company and conducted an interview with him. The Robert Sherman Company is a CPM-based Ad Network which has some interesting differences from traditional Ad Networks. You can visit them at:
Tom, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to conduct this interview with The Webmaster’s Edge. I would like to start off by saying that I was a bit taken aback by your payment model. You pay the Publisher FIRST and THEN display the ads. You sometimes pay the Publisher more than once a day and this is all performed instantly over Paypal. While this is not the only payment option, it is your most prominent and preferred. I must admit that when Julie e-mailed me about your Network it made me a bit leery at first, but I had to think to myself “What do I have to lose by giving them a trial run?”. My answer was little to nothing, I have little or nothing to lose because your payments are all up front, so there is very little fear about it being some sort of scam. Is this what you were going for by utilizing this Payment model? How well has it worked?
There are so many concerns facing every publisher, especially when it comes to selecting a new ad network. We wanted to remove the biggest fear “will I get my money??” once and for all by paying cash in advance.
How long has The Robert Sherman Company been serving Advertisers and Publishers?
We began our first website, Quizland.com in April, 1995. We’ve been serving ads to other webistes since July 1999.
Are there any specific categories that The Robert Sherman Company focuses on? Are there any specific categories that you steer clear from?
Most sites of interest to large groups of folks are welcome. Sites targeting working women, sites about sports, technology sites, and entertainment pages are in particularly high demand right now. The sites we don’t work with are “adult content” and pages that are designed merely to generate clicks.
What payment model(s) (CPM, CPC, CPA) does The Robert Sherman Company utilize?
We pay 100% CPM to our publishers. They have enough grief in their lives without having to hope for CPA’s and CPC’s to pay off.
What are the primary ad sizes served by The Robert Sherman Company?
728×90 Leaderboards, 468×60 banners, 120×600 and 160×600 towers, 300×250 rectangles, and popunders which still pay the best by far.
What are your feelings on the current state of the Internet Advertising Industry? Do you have any thoughts on any specific industries such as SEM, PPC, CPM, or CPA?
As we eventually exit this recession (someday), I think the pundits will be surprised: The internet will have proved more resilient than traditional media, with a higher share of the world’s ad revenue than ever. That means that the largest advertisers will be buying more of the available inventory on a CPM basis, leaving less space for alternative revenue models such as CPA and CPC.
Until the recession eases, of course, CPA will be prominent, as it is in other media during tough times.
What are your thoughts on the future of The Robert Sherman Company? Do you have any specific projects you are working on that aren’t “top secret”?
We hope to add more types of ads to the mix, to give our publishers more choices. Full motion video and other long form ads of various types are being tested right now.
What does The Robert Sherman Company offer that other Ad Networks might not?
We pay 100% cash in advance.
Our ads are 100% CPM based, with no Cost Per Click or Cost Per Action.
We don’t force publishers to run our cheapest ads. Instead, if they wish, we’ll throw them a redirect code to bring up an ad from their other ad suppliers. We’re not shy about offering redirects if it means more revenue for the publisher in the long run.
Interested Publsihers can apply for this Ad Network at:
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