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Google Adsense Experiments: Pink Vs Blue - Part 1 - Creating Ad Styles

Google Adsense Experiments: Pink Vs Blue - Part 1 - Creating Ad Styles

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Long time has passed since I performed some Google Adsense experiment. Starting today and for all upcoming month of March I have decided to perform a simple Google Adsense experiment - to test which colour performs better - pink or blue.Before creating an actual experiment via Adsense interface - I added a new custom ad unit to my blog. I added it under the content section, at the end of all articles (almost all).I will be honest, I don't believe I will have a good CTR at such position at all - I believe it could be something less than 0.4% - which I believe is a pretty bad CTR, but hey -…

Building A Travel Map - Drupal Way (Gmap + Views + Selective Filters)

Building A Travel Map - Drupal Way (Gmap + Views + Selective Filters)

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In this article I'll show how I have built a travel map using Drupal and a few extra modules.For a starter, you can see a live preview by visiting my Travel Map.In this map I have listed all places I have visited since October 2013 (When I started my blog). I have used a few filters to allow limit a results on a map, like users can filter by: Country, Region and Theme (Category).To make it work better and more intuitive I have used a small but neat Drupal module - Views Selective Filters. Drupal travel mapLocation and Gmap moduleFirst things first, you will need to download and enable…

'Maspindzelo' Tbilisi Restaurant Review

'Maspindzelo' Tbilisi Restaurant Review

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Welcome to another series of Tbilisi restaurants, in this post I will speak about a restaurant 'Maspindzelo' located close to Tbilisi Sulphur baths. I first visited this restaurant just back in last summer, my visit here this time here was just a second time.  Actually we were heading to another restaurant - a newly opened Accent restaurant, but we had a wrong coordinates of it's address an as it turned out we were staying next to 'Maspindelo' - Since I was a pretty hungry - I insisted - let's have a meal here, and lets find that other restaurant some other day. Entrance doors at Maspindzelo…

Beit Rachel Synagogue In Tbilisi

Beit Rachel Synagogue In Tbilisi

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Beit Rachel synagogue is located in Tbilisi Old Town on Leselidze street 28. I first discovered it a few years ago, when accidentally visited an alternative restaurant located just opposite to it. Beit Rachel synagogue is actually located just a few blocks away from Tbilisi Main Synagogue. Though this synagogue is located in the heart of Tbilisi Old Town, it's pretty well hidden from public, to find it you must enter a yard. Sign before entering a yard Inside a yard Beit Rachel synagogue wall Entrance gates at Beit Rachel synagogue Unfortunately gates were closed and I hadn't chance to…

Google Adsense 200 EURO Lifetime Reached

Google Adsense 200 EURO Lifetime Reached

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Few days ago I hit a major milestone -  200 Euro's in Google AdSense lifetime revenue. I probably wouldn't even mention this, but since one year ago I reached my first 100 EUR milestone, I decided I must write about my next 100 EUR. In total so far I have earned EUR 206.25 what equals to $234.34 It took me about five and a half years to reach this minimum. I added first Google AdSense ad unit on some of my sites back in September 4, 2009. Google AdSense 200 Euro Reached If first 100 Euro's I earned in four and a half years, then second 100 Euro's I earned in last year. I started to monetize…

11 Katkha Tbilisi Restaurant Review (Near Dinamo Stadium)

11 Katkha Tbilisi Restaurant Review (Near Dinamo Stadium)

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Welcome to another great Tbilisi Restaurant review - today I will speak about 11 Katkha Update 2017: This place has been closed for a while already. There are at least two other 11 Katkha restaurants in Tbilisi, one is in Saburtalo, second on Baratishvili street (close to the Freedom square), read my latest review here: 11 Katkha Tbilisi Restaurant on Nikoloz Baratashvili street 11 Katkha is a restaurant located in Tbilisi, Georgia, serving traditional Georgian cuisine. I believe there are two locations of this restaurant in Tbilisi. Today I will speak about the one located near Dinamo…

My February Savings Report - GEL Loses Another 16.5% Against USD; -17% Against EUR

My February Savings Report - GEL Loses Another 16.5% Against USD; -17% Against EUR

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Welcome to my third savings report, today I will look at historical exchange rates of GEL/USD and EUR and compare those with at the end of January (2015) with February 24. I started to save some chunk of money back in September 2014, since my "investments" was too small to buy some bonds, stocks or mutual funds, I decided to open a Savings account here in Georgia (I'm currently living here) in local commercial banks. I started low - by depositing some 300 GEL (what back then equaled to  to $169.68 or EUR 131.81).  I did deposit some 300 GEL for the next 4 months, then I noticed - GEL/USD…

How Amazon Associates Receives Their Checks in Republic of Georgia - Part 4 - Bank Commission Fees

How Amazon Associates Receives Their Checks in Republic of Georgia - Part 4 - Bank Commission Fees

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Welcome to fourth and final part of my blog series on how Amazon Associates receives and redeems their checks in Republic of Georgia (South Caucasus). How participants of Amazon Associates program are getting paid in the Republic of Georgia by a bank check is a blog series I originally made at the end of 2014 / start of 2015 while struggling to redeem my first bank check issued by Amazon, Although it's still technically possible to withdraw bank checks in Georgia, at the end of 2016, I flew to the US and opened a bank account there, see: How To Open A Bank Account in the U.S., As A Non-…

About Georgia: A Chef In Love (1996 Movie)

About Georgia: A Chef In Love (1996 Movie)

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Last night was the Oscar night - Estonian/Georgian movie Tangerines was nominated for best foreign language film. They didn't won, Ida did.  I decided to look is there some more Georgian movies nominated for Oscar, and turns out one film prior to Tangerines actually was nominated, back in 1996 - A Chef in Love. I was a bit surprised to learn - that main role in this movie is portrayed by a very popular French actor - Pierre Richard. A Chef in Love, (Georgian: შეყვარებული კულინარის 1001 რეცეპტი / Shekvarebuli kulinaris ataserti retsepti) is a 1996 Georgian film directed by Nana Dzhordzhadze.…

Aminata with Song 'Love Injected' Will Sing For Latvia At Eurovision 2015

Aminata with Song 'Love Injected' Will Sing For Latvia At Eurovision 2015

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After an exciting round of voting - tonight's final of Supernova in Latvia has been won by Aminata with her own composition, Love Injected, and therefore she will represent the country in Vienna in May.All four finalists in tonight's competition were commented upon by an expert panel, comprising vocal consultant Ieva Kerēvica, Kaspars Roga (member of the group Brainstorm), singer Dons and music business professional Guntars Račs. Tonight however it was down to the public to determine the winner by televoting and the song which obtained the most votes was the one to win the ticket to Vienna,…