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OFF-TOPIC/TECH: In the shower this morning I was thinking of going short, with UPDATE

And in my fantasy stock trading moments — Damn Damn Damn

But you might like my commment buried in a post over at Ezra’s when the stock was at $450, ooh as long ago as early last month!

Ezra’s one line post was  Not that I don’t love my magazine and all, but I’m applying for a job with google. He was excited about the ncie work benefits and the stock options. My comment was “I’m thinking of going to work there, so long as the options they give me are puts.”

Once again—all talk no action at this end!

UPDATE: While I was mentally jerking off, this guy closed the deal using logic as well as intuition.  But for some reason only went short 10 shares. Still he’s up $500 more than I am!

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Yes I think pay per click is making the big search engines lots of money. I have a bathrooms web site selling bathroom suites on line. The problem is that if I went down the road of pay per click the prices of our products and services would need to be increased to cover advertising costs.

Bella Bathrooms
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You are missing what is being said. Matthew’s is asking his readers to support the blog by visiting his advertisers, this is all completely legitimate.

Matthew Holt
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Matthew Holt

Hmmm….
I read it pretty carefully and it looks like they ban automated interference (i.e. bots). But they do reserve the right to behave differently, so I’m having jib change the text to something more in the spirit of things…

The Medical Blog Network
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Hey, it is not me.
Google’s policy is to not allow any “inducements” for visitors to click on their ads. I do not think it would be a problem with other sponsors though. Those not on a pay-per-click plan will in fact welcome an invite to click.
Just helping Matthew stay out of trouble. He can still claim he did not directly mention Google Ads!

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Dude, I think you’re not getting what Matthew’s asking his readers to do. He’s asking them to support the blog by visiting his advertisers, which is completely above board. I think what you’re referring to is the phrase “when you get tried of clicking things.” I’m pretty sure that was a colorful way of saying “after you’ve visited our sponsors.” I seriously doubt he meant that people should engage in click fraud. But since you raise what appears to be valid issue (and one that may become a problem if others look at the post in the same way) I’ll… Read more »

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I am speechless Matthew. What you proposed in the call for action would get Google to bump you.
If they get serious about auditing these little blog sites. Read the Terms of Service.

Matthew Holt
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Matthew Holt

err…what comments? I didnt delete anything?

Ron Greiner
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Why would you delete all those comments Matthew? People are going to quit posting here if you keep doing that. I’m thinkin’ of you, you crazy bloke.