Sep 10, 2009

Natural flea and tick prevention

One thing we can never get enough of and that is information about how fleas or ticks can effect our pets. dogs and cats being the two main pets of concern.

Is your dog or cat suffering from pests like fleas or ticks? If so, your vet will likely recommend Frontline or a similar pesticide for their elimination, and continued prevention.However, some pet owners have expressed concern due to the side effects of these medications, including vomiting, diarrhea, trembling, seizures, and respiratory problems, not to mention potential long-term effects from cumulative pesticide use.While fleas and ticks are a serious problem, there may be a natural alternative. Apple Cider Vinegar has been used by many pet owners with much success. For best results sprinkle 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon (more for big dogs, less for small) of Apple Cider Vinegar on your dogs food each time you feed them. Many dogs like the taste, or at the least will quickly adjust to it. Bathing your dog in water mixed with Apple Cider Vinegar can help to immediately relieve infestations, while mixing with food is best for prevention
Natural flea & tick prevention

Apr 5, 2009

Google adsense privacy policy update

Adsense in March of 2009. The new changes effect how Google collects information on your surfing habits using third party advertising vendors who leave cookies on your browsers - notably the Doubleclick DART Cookie.

The basic changes to Adsense revolve around the addition of Interest Based Advertising as opposed to the previous Placement Targeted Advertising. You can visit Google for a description of what Interest Based Advertising entails here.

Your updated Privacy Policy should inform your users about the use of third party cookies on your sites and provide them with information regarding their opt out options should they wish to not have cookies placed on their browsers. See Opt Out of Behavioral Advertising

As an Adsense publisher you also have the option not to use Internet Based Advertising and may Opt out by following the instructions posted in Google Adsense Help. I do not recommend that you opt out but the choice is yours. These changes should help increase your CTR and CPC in the long run as you will become less susceptable to being smart priced. (ie. Conversions should increase as users are presented more advertisements based on their interests)