Interesting iPhone Adsense layout
Last night I ended up on an interesting website. I will not be linking to it because quite frankly the content itself was on the verge of illegal, nevertheless what I did find interesting was their layout. The page was divided into two halves by a big rectangle Adsense unit. So in order to get from the header to the main body you would have to scroll past this big rectangle. This would not be a problem if you were using a regular PC however when using an iPhone the only way to get to the main content is to actually click on the Adsense block and push it up. Anyone with poor coordination or shaky hands is very likely to slip and give the website owner a click. See it in action below where the Adsense unit is being represented by an image.
This is just an example iPhone page. As you can see you need to scroll past the big Adsense block if you want to get to the rest of the page.
Here you will find the rest of the content. The most important content that everyone wants to get to. Please note that you do need an iPhone in order to see this page properly.
Talking about iPhone layouts I have just installed a plugin for this blog which detects iPhone users and displays a friendlier theme instead. Just fire up your iPhone and check it out for yourself. The post images might be screwing things up a little bit but I will be fixing that shortly.
Finally a lot of you have been wondering why I had a curious.txt rapidshare link in my footer. Rapidshare limits the number of downloads to 10 on regular accounts and I was surprised that the download limit has been reached within the first few hours of me adding that like, even though the link was very small and hidden in my footer. How did you even notice it? To your disappointment the actual text file did not mean anything. What I discovered is that all these new emerging Rapidshare search engines would normally go around and index any page containing a Rapidshare link. It took a while for my pages to get indexed by Google and then for all those search sites to scrap Google for content but eventually I started to receive hits from these search engines. Every time somebody searched for “marketing” or “seo” they were sent here even though they were only looking to download something marketing related.