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I'm using a popular blog software to write all my articles for my biz. I post a new article once every day or atleast 5 per week.
Anyone else using a blog or CMS software with their AdSense ventures?
Any of the first five items mentioned above can influence ad targetting. Although interlinking structure doesn't influence AdSense directly, it gives the possibility to transfer visitors to the best performing pages, thereby having an indirect influence on AdSense earnings.
Seems easier to just write out the article in the blog software and publish.
Mod rewrite makes the URL nice and friendly to the SE's. Guess Im just looking to see what else people are doing.
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I doubt people have 100 or 1000 pages on their site and created each one by hand.
This thread seems way off topic for the AdSense forum, but what the hey:
Microsoft FrontPage 2003 works for me, and I've got nearly 5,000 pages of "evergreen" editorial content.
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At least that's what I've observed again and again.
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If you are into coding and db desing, look for Smarty. I've been told it's a good template engine.
There is an adsense module, and a banner/textlink tracking module. Some php experience is recommended as the docs are a little on the light side.
Less feature packed and less bells and whistles than Mambo which is what I like. Also, keep in mind that the entire core team of Mambo just left the project so I would be hesitant to get into a major Mambo project until that sorts itself out (if ever?).
I've had good experience with Wordpress as well.
This thread seems way off topic for the AdSense forum
Agree, but for my two cents, I use Macromedia's Homesite and do all the coding by hand. We have over 2,000 pages. All pages are in a very tight, indential format including the placement of AdSense code. This allows for quick site wide "Find and Replace" when major updating is necessary.
Can I post the url of my test site and have you guys take a look at the AdSense placement?
No URL's, but you can put it in your profile.
[edited by: Never_again at 4:50 am (utc) on Aug. 26, 2005]
1- creates static pages,
2- lets you specify variables such as content summary, title, author, keywords...so that you can insert into your templates,
3- lets you create unlimited number of templates for different categories.
4- has a built-in search function.
I personally don't like database driven CMSs. A good, CGI based static page generator would be my choice. So convenient to back up and restore.
I have been building pages with Dreamweaver, notepad and CMSs and each has advantages and disadvantages depending on what the site is being built to accomplish. For regular article posting, CMS is the way to go.
Number 2 choice: Xoops. Very extensive and very search engine friendly. My largest site is on Xoops. I have loved this system sincle almost 5 years.
Tried and dropped: Mambo , Drupal, PHP Nuke
Im looking at wordpress and it seems like I have total control of the template and where I can put the AdSense code on the page.
Maybe I'll give Xoops a try too.
I wrote my own CMS - nothing huge or whizzy and pretty simple but what it does works.
All the page data (content / metadata) is stored in database tables. When any of the information is changed through my admin page then the webpage is rewritten as a static html.
I make heavy use of CSS and use CSS-P also.
Why? I have many sites that use shared hosting, dynamic pages use more processing power, dbs use processing power and if set up correctly will also be on a different sever.
With shared hosting you never really know what you're going to get - sure they tell you you'll get #*$!x megs bandwith and xxxx megs webspace, cgi etc.
But, your website might be sharing the server / ram / processor / bandwidth with xx thousand other sites. I want my pages to load quickly and be always available so I try and cut down the bottlenecks and possible areas of latency.
Generally its stood me in pretty good stead, as soon as I add content the page is available with its new info.
I have very SE and adsense bot friendly pages (and URLs).
It also saves me from having to worry that I might get caught out by some new feature / bug in another CMS and also the markup squirted into the browser is exactly how I want - if I were using another CMS I would worry a little about dupe content filters being triggered by stuff in the markup that I didn't put there (could be unfounded and paranoid but I like to have control).
Granted - it wouldn't work for everone as many people want much more dynamic features.
I created my own dynamic CMS for my main site, based on Java/JSP. This is my 3rd or 4th time round on the CMS technology for this site over 8 years.
Other sites have been done with nothing more than a text editor and have been going strong for up to 10 years...
My sites are content based showcasing info with adsense and affiliate links. It works for me. If I were selling products I would look for something secure with more features but it does the job and lets me tweak the code as required.