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  • NegBox 4:09 pm on March 24, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    25 Reasons I Owe My Mother 

    1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.
    “If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.”

    2. My mother taught me RELIGION.
    “You better pray that will come out of the carpet.”

    3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
    “If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of
    next week!”

    4. My mother taught me LOGIC.
    ” Because I said so, that’s why.”

    5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC.
    “If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you’re not going to
    the store with me.”

    6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
    “Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you’re in an accident.”

    7. My mother taught me IRONY
    “Keep crying, and I’ll give you something to cry about.”

    8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS.
    “Shut your mouth and eat your supper.”

    9. My mother taught me about CONTORTION-ISM.
    “Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!”

    10. My mother taught me about STAMINA.
    “You’ll sit there until all that spinach is gone.”

    11. My mother taught me about WEATHER.
    “This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it.”

    12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
    “If I told you once, I’ve told you a million times. Don’t exaggerate!”

    13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
    “I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.”

    14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.
    “Stop acting like your father!”

    15. My mother taught me about ENVY.
    “There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t
    have wonderful parents like you do.”

    16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
    “Just wait until we get home.”

    17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING.
    “You are going to get it when you get home!”

    18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
    “If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way.”

    19. My mother taught me ESP.
    “Put your sweater on; don’t you think I know when you are cold?”

    20. My mother taught me HUMOR.
    “When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.”

    21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.
    “If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.”

    22.* _My mother taught me GENETICS._*
    “You’re just like your father.”

    23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
    “Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?”

    24. My mother taught me WISDOM
    “When you get to be my age, you’ll understand.”

    25. And my favorite: My mother taught me about JUSTICE
    “One day you’ll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you”

     
    • Eric 4:59 am on July 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      HOW DID THIS POST NOT GET ANY COMMENTS!

      • NegBox 7:11 pm on July 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        LOL. We must all be ingrates!


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  • NegBox 4:19 am on March 14, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: AdSense, Blackhat   

    Crazy CTR With One Wicked Idea from AdSense Outlaws 

    Take a really good look at this page. Yes, the ads are indeed Google ads.

    Wicked way to enhance AdSense text units

    Click to Enlarge: Wicked way to enhance AdSense text units

    My initial reaction was

    Wow, I didn’t know Google allowed explicit ads like that“…

    As my mind started reeling at the possibilities I noticed something…

    Wait, those look like Facebook ads because of the images… and Google ads because of the text – New ad Format?” ..

    So I clicked one – yup, it was a legit Google ad and all, leading to something like Estee Lauder —

    Estee Lauder wouldn’t put up an image of a naked chick on an ad. WTF is going on? Are they over-laying the Google ad with something?“… Close…

    They are standard vertical AdSense units, and the website is just placing the little square images on the left side of where each little ad sub-unit would fall.

    I remember from a long time ago something on the AdSense Terms of Service about making sure ads didn’t look like part of the site content – However I don’t remember anything about making part of the content look like an ad and slapping it next to a real ad! The content layout on this site makes it very clear the stuff at the top is “just ads”, and the content is below, so the ads aren’t blending into the content and causing spurious clicks. The ads are getting a little enhancement from their placement.

    Fucking brilliant for epic CTR – I do imagine this is not kosher with Google and very likely to get your AdCents account banned – TOS or no TOS.

    PS: If you pay close attention to the actual ads, you’ll notice this browser is being re-targeted quite a bit… PPC management and hosting offers on a Tattoo site? I’m surprised the Bald Storm on Demand Dude didn’t make a nude appearance here too.

     
    • Kyle Irwin 4:39 am on March 14, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      They’re taking it a bit far by using porn, but aligning images with Adsense text ads is pretty old school. It was abused to death when “adsense arbitrage” was hot and has been explicitly banned in their TOS since then.

      • NegBox 3:34 pm on March 14, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Harness the crowd by letting AdSense publishers submit images that go with the site theme on the publisher end, and letting AdWords advertisers choose to display (or not ) site-specific images next to their text ads. Two forces, driving to similar goals, all they need is a slight alignment for better results for everyone.

    • Mike Chiasson 3:00 pm on March 14, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Haha that must convert for crazy clicks!!!!!


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  • NegBox 4:31 pm on March 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Amish Shah, , Magic Bullet System,   

    Microsoft Sues Magic Bullet System and Amish Shah Along With Jay Styles 

    Microsoft is suing Amish Shah, Jay Styles and two companies (the creators of the Magic Bullet System guru product) for using Microsoft trademarks and cybersquatting on Microsoft trademarks. And for contributory infringement.

    This should send an epic shockwave through the “guru” ranks – The lawsuit talks about contributory trademark infringement and contributory cybersquatting. That means helping or motivating SOMEONE ELSE to do trademark infringement or cybersquatting. Microsoft is saying that not only did these guys do the dirty, they encouraged other people to do it too.

    The Wall Street Journal Law Blog posted court documents relating to Washington at Seattle case C10-0653 RSM. This suit has been going on for a while – If you look at the title of the court document, it says “Denying Defendant Amended Motion to Dismiss”. PDF File for your enjoyment here:

    Snapshot first page of MSFT lawsuit with MBS - Cropped

    Click for PDF: Microsoft vs Magic Bullet System

     

    AFAIK civil cases are public records in the US, so this should be a fun read for quite some time to come.

    You can find all the dirty online if you know where to look.

    Quote:

    Defendants allegedly providing instructions and their alleged sales
    of a method known as the “Magic Bullet System,” which is meant to teach buyers how to use Microsoft marks in order to sell the emoticon-related software

    I had seen this idea in one of the intro videos to the Magic Bullet System. I actually thought the trick was clever – Though not my style.

    Their system or idea was this:
    Get a domain name that has some allusion to MSN Messenger in it, like “world-favorite-msn-messenger.info” or some such shit. Then they would use their “magic bullet” or WordPress, can’t remember, to create a Google and seo-likeable website (you know, Privacy policy, Terms of service, farticles).
    On that website they would offer the MSN Messenger for download and soft-bundle it with a smilies toolbar. The smilies were a CPA offer pulled from some network. I think the pitch was to tell people “Now that you got the toolbar, here are the Super-Mega-Dopey Similies” or something like Step 1- Get Messenger, Step 2- Get Smilies.

    Now you have the idea… You could do this with something that isn’t trademarked, or at least be a little more careful about your pick of domain names and such so you’re not next in line.


    Who Framed Roger Rabbit Crazy Eyes ADHD

    ADHD Summary (idea shamelessly stolen from Mr. Green):

    1 – Hide yo launches, MSFT be suing everybody out here

    2 – Don’t fuck with Microsoft

    3 – Guru shit will get you fucked by Microsoft

     

    This should send an epic shockwave through the “guru” ranks – The MSFT lawsuit talks about contributory trademark infringement and contributory cybersquatting. That means helping or motivating SOMEONE ELSE to do trademark infringement or cybersquatting.
     
    • Mike Chiasson 6:32 pm on March 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Hide you kidzzzzz!

    • Monty 7:43 am on March 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Man, it’s crazy. I remember those videos. They claimed to make like $400/day profit with that campaign. Didn’t seem big of a deal to sue because of such shit like that…

      And the idea was to order a domain like:

      download-msn-messenger.org

      and then pretened that people are downloading the messenger cuz they’re looking for it. Except they were taken to a smiley page and had to install that one thinking they get messenger too, but nope.

      It is shady, but when you think about farticles, flogs, these generate way more money and are still ok to run.

    • Matt 2:52 am on March 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I thought it was sketchy too, but “contributory”? C’mon – we’re all adults here. The courts treat us like children and we sink to the level of expectation.

    • NegBox 1:08 pm on March 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Matt, in most cases I’d agree – contributory infringement is the bullshit lawyers use to pad lawsuits.

      In this case I think Microsoft may have a valid point. When anyone shows a campaign online, there are invariably two hundred newbies who will try to cut and paste it – and then pout wondering why it doesn’t work straight up. I wouldn’t be surprised if their little video had actually caused a few dozen copycat sites, especially considering how much traffic these guys drive to their launches. What would be nice is having the burden of proof squarely on MS – to come up with several samples of sites actually “contributing” if you will.


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  • NegBox 9:31 pm on March 4, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: boobs, Fleggaard,   

    Sex Sells Everything – Even Washing Machines 

    I’m clearly in the wrong area of marketing. Talk about epic advertising.

    TIP: Go full-screen, High Def is the only way to watch boobs falling from the sky.

    Here is “The making off…”  .. Even more tits and ass…

    This is from 2008… Watching boobs fly never gets old for me.

     
    • Ryan Buke 9:10 am on March 13, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      This is awesome! lol


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