Wed, 27 Oct 2004
Startup Skills Blog and AdGooroo eBook
I've been a subscriber to the RSS feed over at Startup Skills for quite a while now, the authors insights on creating a start up and online advertising in general and Google Adwords in particular have always made interesting reading; but one day they stopped.
Instead of just pontificating about what you could do he's been busy actually creating and running a company. AdGooroo, "an advertising intelligence service that tracks competitors' online advertising" and helps you get the most from your own Google Adwords certainly warrants a close eye if you use Google for ads and a perfect starting place to find out what it's all about if you don't.
For those interested you can currently download a free Adgooroo eBook that covers all the basics and the benefits you can expect along with some very interesting tactics on how to improve your lot in the Google adwords world.
Disclaimer: I have no dealings of any kind with Startup Skills beyond reading the content they put up. I would however seriously consider recommending the AdGooroo service at the next startup I work for.
FireFox adbar - It's a Joke Dammit!
I've been doing some research on the available FireFox extensions for a very small side project that may or may not appear. During my travels I spent some time investigating the quite excellent Adblock. I bet you can all guess what it does.
What was slightly more amusing was the Adbar extension, this adds text ads that no one gets paid for, to FireFox; it is very similar to the unregistered Opera browser. While the idea behind the extension is worth a smile the Adbar user comments page helps to prove that some people don't pay any attention to what they are reading and will swallow anything. Always a good thing to know if you plan on starting your own business ;)