emily khoo

Friday, July 21, 2006

My awful day

I slept about 20 hours yesterday!! Amazing, how can I do that?!

I feel awful for that! Fever and dizzyness just made me can't get up from my spongey bed. Also, My flu has developed into a nasty head cold. I'm stuffed and clogged and snotty and grumpy and headache...and my taste buds just don't work!!!! I feel like I've rubbed my tongue dry on cardboard. Or like I'm constantly sucking on an old sock. Yucksss...! I kept adding salt to my meals and sugar to my drinks. I just can't taste anything! Gosh!! It's soooo weird and scary. I thought I'll be losing my taste for the rest of life.

I ate 3/4 of a lolly pops, before I realised that I was wasting them. My brain wasn't receiving any warning messages about sugar overloads. Geee...it was quite distressing.

However I did learn a few things about the texture of food.
Take away the taste and most foods feel gross in your mouth.
Munched up vegetables just feel like rubbery little blocks.
Meat is like spongey orange peel.
Rice is just bean bag filling.

Hah, I feel ice cream is plain strange! Like a hardware wall plaster but cold! I think chocolate was the only nice thing. Hard and solid, then melty and smooth, creamy and velvety. So yummy!

I hope I feel better tomorrow. My mummy promised to make me herbal soup, the good chinese herbal soup, mix with 17 different type of herbs, can improve health and complexion...Haha.


Sunday, July 16, 2006

Which Adsense ads format work better for you?

Ah ha, ever thinking of that? What's better for you?

There are Leaderboard (728x90), Large Rectangle (336 x 280), Banner (468 x 60)...bla..bla..bla. If you’re not sure about Adsense ads format, you can go to register yourself an account at Google Adsense or click the shortcut that I’ve prepared for you which is on your right as well.

Have you notice that some sites have the 728 wide leaderboard and no square blocks in their content but other sites have the squares and no leaderboard.

So which has the better CTR for you and what layout style are you using them with?

Be frank with you, I’ve had no luck with the 728x90 but when I placed the 336x280 block at my webpages, it doubled my CTR and eCPM I was getting with using the wide skyscraper, it was previously getting the best CTR. I have no idea why most my visitors love this ads format and only few of them will click on 728x90.

Recently, I have seen a small image (75 x 62 pixels) at the left side of a leaderboard containing three text ads. The picture was so-so on target for the page, but I think it definitely drew attention to the ads.

I think this is a new Adsense feature where an image takes the place of an ad within the ad unit.

Emmm...I like it!