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Sat, Mar 8th - 11:25AM
WebRing value for dollar.
We're increasing our funding to WebRing. We just sent WebRing another $24 and
have featured another 10+ of our webrings in various categories.
We're conducting an experiment to see just how good WebRing is at website promotion. Our hypothesis is that we will see a dramatic boost for only an extra $5 to $10 per month in advertising expenditures.
We've noticed previously (as mentioned in our February 16th post) that WebRing provides great value for dollar advertising.
Value wise WebRing provides about the same value as Google Adsense but at one quarter the cost.
We usually spend about $10 per month promoting our WebRings and we are increasing that amount to approx. $16/month while we conduct a 4 month experiment.
We currently receive about 5300 clicks per month from WebRing. We're expecting that number to go up to approx. 8000.
More importantly however, we think this added boost will also boost our Google ranking in search results. In 2007 LGN received over 1.3 million hits from Google searches. We're aiming for 2 million this year.
If our experiment succeeds we will be increasing our expenditures on WebRing dramatically.
Sat, Mar 8th - 9:39AM
Oil Soars to New Heights
On March 5th the price of oil soared to $104 US.
On March 6th it soared even higher, $105.97 US.
On March 7th (yesterday) it went to $106.54 US.
Oil prices are expected to soar even higher in the summer driving season, with estimates of $120 to $150, and even some analysts suggesting that geopolitical problems could push prices as high as $180.
Gasoline prices are expected to rise anywhere from 30% to 60% in the coming year.
Wow... those hybrid, hydrogen and electric cars sure are looking affordable now...
GM's Hydrogen Equinox
Ford Escape Hybrid 2008
Toyota Prius Hybrid 2007
Toyota Camry Hybrid 2007
Saturn Aura Hybrid 2007
Lexus GS Hybrid 2007
Honda Accord Hybrid 2007