May
12
2010
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What are “ebuzzing” sponsored posts?

Sponsored Post In the past we have published occasional guest posts at Quezi, written by someone with a commercial interest who has written an article of value to our readers. These guest posts have been clearly labeled as such, and we have not received payment for them. We have often been offered money to publish [&hel[more...]

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May
06
2010
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Do you remember Burma Shave?

burma-shave-advertisementIf you are not yet fifty, you probably don’t remember Burma Shave, which was a brand of brushless shaving cream. The manufacturer’s original product was liniment said to have an ingredient from Malaysia and Burma. Burma Shave was most widely known for its roadside advertising, a series of small signs each with a line of [&hel[more...]

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May
01
2010
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What was the “agony column” of London’s “The Times” newspaper?

sherlock-holmes-red-headed-leagueReaders of Sherlock Holmes stories will remember that The Times’ “agony column” was the first thing Holmes read in the morning: the personal notices, which took up most of the first page of the newspaper. Holmes also posted his own notices to attract response from people who might be involved in the case he was [&hel[more...]

Feb
22
2010
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What popularized the expression "…and have used no other since"?

Cartoon by Harry Furniss (PD-EXP)If you think the expression sounds like a product endorsement, you are right. If you think it sounds like a soap ad, you are absolutely correct, perhaps envisioning an well-known lovely smiling from a magazine page or speaking in a television spot. The soap manufacturer in question didn't hesitate to advertise with testimonials. Lillie Langtry [&hel[more...]

Feb
10
2010
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What Will Adsense Earn Ten Years From Now?

Adsense! We're all billboards now (photo by jliba cc-by)Everyone thinks of Google as a search company.  And I suppose they are.  But no one pays to Google-search the internet.  Instead, Google makes it billions from online ads…it's really an advertising company! And thank goodness for that, for Google's business model allows millions of small website owners to earn income through its Adsense program. [&hel[more...]

Mar
13
2009
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What is Quezi’s privacy policy?

Photo by bejealousofme - CC-BYOur approach to privacy Quezi is a rapidly evolving service operated by Uclue Ltd. We (Uclue Ltd) aim to collect sufficient information to run the service smoothly and efficiently in foreseen circumstances, and to be able to continue to operate the service in circumstances that are unforeseen. What we emphatically do NOT do is to [&hel[more...]

Jan
09
2009
0

How can I make money from my website using AdSense?

Large AdSense checks come express delivery (photo by liewcf - CC-BY)AdSense is Google’s advertising program which allows advertisers to put their ads on your website. In return for acting as middleman, Google retains part of the advertising fee, and passes the rest on to you. You must already have a website before you can sign up, but an active blog is enough. Many people sign [&hel[more...]

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