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African child playing football at the cattle post / Afrikanisches Kind spielt Fußball im Rindergehege

Observations of EPL Football Mania in Uganda

The Start of it All: In early January 2011, this article was one of the first ever written in the Soccerwidow blog. I remember it clearly; another hot, sunny day on the verandah of our residence in Lugala, towards the end of our 2-year stay...
Surprised woman looking over a white wall / Frau schaut über eine weiße Wand mit überraschten Augen

How do I Hide or Disguise my IP Address?

Sometimes, it may be necessary to hide or disguise your IP address. Why? Perhaps you need to access blocked sites (e.g. Betfair, BBC, Facebook, etc.) that are temporarily or permanently not accessible due to your location, or maybe you need...
Group of tiny people walking into a gate shaped like a keyhole / Gruppe sehr kleiner Menschen läuft durch ein Tor in Schlüssellochform

How Long Until My Blog Reaches 1,000 Daily Visitors?

This is a question confronting many bloggers and whilst some achieve this goal faster than others, many never do. However, it certainly depends a lot upon the topic of the blog and how much time is put into it. One observation of mine is that...
Woman leaning on a 0,- / Frau lehnt an einer 0, -

Google Adsense Clickers Must not Return to Source!

Although paradoxical, your Web site has to do everything possible to ensure that visitors who click on your Adsense adverts do not push the back button immediately, thus returning to your Web site. If they do this the advert click is wasted...
Gentleman sits cross legged in a chair with eyes closed and palms raised in a summoning pose / Mann sitzt im Schneidersitz auf einem Stuhl mit geschlossenen Augen in einer Beschwörungsstellung

The Challenge of Predicting Individual Events

Why is it so awfully difficult to predict single events accurately, when the synergy of multiple events aggregated together seems far easier to guess? Many people are able to predict how things will develop in their personal lives over a period...
Set of Manual Tools / Handwerkzeuge

Multilingual Ad Targeting & Positioning in WordPress

C’est facile, n’est-ce pas? This blog is not only a bilingual German and English site, but most of the adverts on it also fit the article topics and display in the correct language. For example, if you press F5 and reload a page...
Abstract conception of network and communication / Abstrakte Darstellung von Netzwerken und Kommunikation

Management of External & Affiliate Links via Redirection Scripts in WordPress

Hopefully, as your Web site grows and prospers, inevitably, the number of external links will grow too. However, from the very start of your Internet project, it is crucial to be aware that Web pages on third party Web sites have the annoying...
Stock market concept - globe with charts in background / Börse Konzept - Globus mit Diagrammen im Hintergrund

Is Football Betting Safer than Stock Market Trading? A Few Thoughts…

In the German language version of my article, “An observation about stock trading and football betting” a comment was recently received from a keen observer (translated as follows): “Companies can go bust. Then the entire share...
Digits of right hand shackled by chains / Finger der rechten Hand durch Ketten gefesselt

Do “Pay-per-Sale” Affiliate Programmes Pay?

One way a blog can theoretically make money is by registering with affiliate programmes. Pay-per-sale is an online advertisement system where the publisher or Web site owner is paid according to the number of sales directly generated by an advert....
Financial reports, calculator and pen / Finanzberichte, Taschenrechner und Stift

Similarities and Differences between Stock Trading and Football Betting

Analysing Investments In the stock market there is a rule of thumb: Buy shares when the stock chart heads in a direction from bottom left to top right, and don’t burn your fingers when the curve is falling from top left to bottom right. Whether...