Category Archive: fiscal

NEW FOOTER ADS

We have installed new footer ads on the site as the old Amazon ads do not seem to get enough clicks to be with using. The new one is one of the new generation native ads that are more responsive. The ads can be tailored easily to fit various deployments. We expect it may take …

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FISCAL 2016

Fiscal year 2015 was yet another joke. Revenue has been declining year after year for 5 years running. We are continuing to use Amazon ads as they seem to be the best paying in recent years. Amazon rolled out old style CPM ads and we deployed them at the start of Q4 which will improve the …

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FISCAL 2015

Fiscal year 2015 was yet another joke. Revenue has been declining year after year for 5 years running. We are continuing to use Amazon ads as they seem to be the best paying in recent years. QUARTERLY RESULTS

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FISCAL 2014

Fiscal year 2014 was yet another joke. Pervasive ad blocking and the weak consumer spending are not helping. Adblock rates are now 40% or more and traffic has not improved. We are continuing to use Amazon ads as they seem to be the best paying in recent years. QUARTERLY RESULTS HARDWARE FAILURES ITEM COST Asus …

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FISCAL 2013

Fiscal year 2013 was yet another joke. Pervasive ad blocking and the weak consumer spending are not helping.Ad blicking has continued to grow signmificantly. This is a new challenge as this site like others depends on ad revenue to pay the bills. Problems with Azure forced us to change URLs which hurt site traffic a …

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FISCAL 2012

Fiscal year 2012 was yet another joke. Pervasive ad blocking and the weak consumer spending are not helping.Ad blocking rates have become higher recently. Countermeasures are showing a 10% rate of ad locking. We are continuing to use Amazon ads as they seem to be the best paying in recent years. QUARTERLY RESULTS HARDWARE FAILURES …

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FISCAL 2011

Fiscal year 2011 was yet another joke. Pervasive ad blocking and the weak consumer spending are not helping. Unemployment has improved over last year but low wages and large numbers of part time jobs mean more lean times ahead. We are continuing to use Amazon ads as they seem to be the best paying in …

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FISCAL 2010

Fiscal year 2010 was yet another joke. Pervasive ad blocking and the weak consumer spending are not helping. High unemployment has reduced site traffic by 90% from 5 years ago, We moved our site to the new Microsoft Azure web servers as it seemed to be the best idea to move to the cloud,. The …

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FISCAL 2009

Fiscal year 2009 was yet another joke. Other commission ads are not getting any action at all. Seems that the old days of making money are long gone. With Google owning DoubleClick it does mean fewer affiliate choices for web sites like us. We are using Google Adsense and we are starting to use Amazon Ads. QUARTERLY …

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FISCAL 2008

Fiscal year 2008 was yet another joke. Other commission ads are not getting any action at all. Seems that the old days of making money are long gone. With Google owning DoubleClick it does mean fewer affiliate choices for web sites like us. QUARTERLY RESULTS

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FISCAL 2007

Fiscal year 2007 was yet another joke. Other commission ads are not getting any action at all. Seems that the old days of making money are long gone. Site traffic has been moderate but as the site grows it should slowly grow. QUARTERLY RESULTS

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FISCAL 2006

Fiscal year 2006 was yet another joke. Other commission ads are not getting any action at all. Seems that the old days of making money are ;ong gone. QUARTERLY RESULTS

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FISCAL 2005

Fiscal year 2005 was yet another joke. Other commission ads are not getting any action at all. Seems that the old days of making money are long gone. QUARTERLY RESULTS

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FISCAL 2004

Fiscal year 2004 was yet another joke. Other commission ads are not getting any action at all. Seems that the old days of making money are long gone. Site traffic has been moderate but as the site grows it should slowly grow. QUARTERLY RESULTS

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FISCAL 2003

With the paid to surf dead new way to earn revenue are needed. QUARTERLY RESULTS

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FISCAL 2002

The collapse in the .COM bubble combined with everything else has made it  very rough. Linux has replaced Windows 98 for the web sever now that internet speeds make web installers more practical. Now with Linux is possible to be a web host, but with the sector dead that is not a practical idea anymore. …

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FISCAL 2001

With the paid to surf dead new ways to earn revenue are needed. Windows XP now wants activation. This will make upgrading more expensive over time for those with multiple machines. Seems that the collection of Windows versions is growing. The Windows 98 box is still acting as web host. Microsoft Front Page has been …

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FISCAL 2000

Paid to surf has been making a growing amount of money but already signs of problems are mounting. The last check we got from AllAdvantage was in late September.  Nothing since. AllAdvantage folded in 2001, when Web advertising finally dried up. Cashfiesta and others resorted to fraud to evade payment. Site traffic is dismal but the …

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FISCAL 1999

Paid to surf has been making a growing amount of money. How much we can make is not yet known. At least we are earning some much needed cash now while we work on the web site conversion from HTML 2 and HTML 3 to the new HTML 4 format. HTML 4.0 is generally a …

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FISCAL 1998

The Windows 98 web server seems to be holding up fairly well. With the new LanCity cable modem it’s now possible to run a web site from home.  Lots of old bulletin boards have now finally converted. QUARTERLY RESULTS

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