Saturday, July 02, 2005

Howard Tayler Accused of Google Ads Click Fraud!

Howard Tayler, creator of Schlock Mercenary and enthusiastic advocate of Google Ads, has been paradoxically accused of click fraud by Google Ads itself.

Howard says: "Google Adsense was working swimmingly until last Thursday morning, when Google emailed me and suspended my account for "invalid clicks." "... "It is possible that well-meaning fans simply outdid themselves and clicked too much. It is also possible that Darth Hackamous and his army of clickdroids deliberately targetted my account."

"Google's Terms of Service allow them to say nothing further on the matter, and they've said lots of that. At this point the only people I have enough information to get angry at are nameless Google employees whose employer can sue me for defamation thanks to these same Terms of Service. "

In other news, another notorious webcomic artist reportedly accused Tayler of including unrelated meta-keywords on his site meta-tags.

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Friday, July 01, 2005

When Search Engines and Webcomics Collide!

Search Engine Comic Strip have chosen to jump in on the recent McCloud Micropayments Debacle and Google's recent foray into micropayments with killer cow burgers for everyone.

"...for us toony-types to declare micropayments don’t work,"... "is similar to saying a new kind of burger will never sell, just because the Super-Duper Cow-Killer Burger isn’t selling at Uncle Bob's Barn o' Beef. Let's let McDonald's have a try, shall we?"

While the strip creators candidly admit: "This strip is designed to confuse both groups.", "What we have to say about micropayments," says Campbell, "is largely irrelevant."

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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

First Web-Only Comic Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Webcomic ancestor Argon Zark celebrated his 10th birthday recently.

"The first Argon Zark! page was posted on June 27, 1995.

As of June 27, 2005 it has been on the Web continuously for 10 years.

Argon Zark! was the first comic created specifically to be published on the World Wide Web, and is still the longest running webcomic."

By all reports Argon Zark, despite his advanced age, is still going strong, and only gets rheumatic attacks on rainy Sundays.

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