Adsense Alternative?
Apr08

Adsense Alternative?

KB ID 0001746 Way back in 2004 when PeteNetLive started, I didn’t even consider monetisation of the site, it was simply a place for me to store my personal scribblings about problems I’d faced in support. But as it grew and it had to move from a second hand PC under my desk, to a dedicated server, then a rented VPS. The cost began to raise.  Back then there were a few ‘ad agencies’ but unless you were getting a...

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Free Certificate for IIS with Let’s Encrypt
Feb11

Free Certificate for IIS with Let’s Encrypt

KB ID 0001736 Problem I’ve been aware of Let’s Encrypt for a while, they are a non profit Certification Authority, who will provide you with a free certificate, and you can use them for most things you want to secure with a digital certificate. The only reason I’ve never used them in the past is, their certificates have a short (3 month) lifespan, and I see enough things breaking when people forget to renew 12 month...

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Adsense: ‘We’ve detected an error on your IAB TC string’
Oct13

Adsense: ‘We’ve detected an error on your IAB TC string’

KB ID 0001709 Problem A couple of weeks ago I logged into Adsense and saw this; ‘We’ve detected an error on your IAB TC string on one or more of your sites or apps. These errors may affect your ability to serve ads to European users. A detailed report is available for you on the EU user consent page’. Solution Well all of that made no sense to me, so I downloaded the report, which is a spreadsheet and it looked like...

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NGINX: Redirect HTTP to HTTPS
Nov13

NGINX: Redirect HTTP to HTTPS

KB ID 0001617 Problem Rather by accident I discovered this was not working on the site. I know it used to work, but when the old certificate expired last year I was on holiday in The States, and had a panic trying to disable https, (to keep the site up until I got back and bought a new cert). So I’m guessing its been broken since then. Solution I spent about two days looking at forums about how to do this, and every time I...

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WordPress: Inserting ‘Anchor’ Links (Internal Hyperlinks)
Nov06

WordPress: Inserting ‘Anchor’ Links (Internal Hyperlinks)

KB ID 0001362 Problem Back when I did the website in Dreamweaver, this was a simple task, there was an ‘insert anchor’ button*. If you have a long webpages and you want your readers to be able to ‘navigate’ around it using hyperlinks, then ‘anchors’ are for you. *In WordPress there is still a GUI option, on the insert menu, so you can still ‘insert anchor’ (see below). What’s an...

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Microsoft IIS – Stop Getting Indexed By Search Engines
Oct08

Microsoft IIS – Stop Getting Indexed By Search Engines

KB ID 0001352  Problem If you have a publicly facing website, and you DON’T want it indexed by the major search engines, then this is the post for you. Why would you want this? Well you  might have a development server that you don’t want appearing in peoples search results, or you might be hosting files and folders you want publicly available, but again you don’t want those files and folders showing in peoples...

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