CPM Viewable impression bidding for Adwords comes true

by Giorgos Grispos on November 28, 2013

According to some high trusted websites In the next few days we will be able to use CPM viewable impression  as a bidding option for our GDN campaigns. That will activate the cost per impression bidding option for ads that are viewable only.
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Exclude mobile apps from Adwords Display Network campaign

by Giorgos Grispos on November 22, 2013

Recently I noticed a huge increase on clicks in one of my client’s display network campaign. Without any change on the budget I used to get more or less 30 clicks per day while one day I noticed that the daily clicks were up to 130, weird isn’t it?

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Responsive design frameworks and how we should see them – Foundation vs Bootstrap

by Giorgos Grispos on July 15, 2013

Well a couple of months ago my question was Foundation Zurb vs Twitter Boorstrap. Now my reply to this question is just anyone.

I was very anxious which one to use, which one will help me build my project easier and of course which one is more flexible to custom designs as we don’t use templates or other ready made designs. In Stereotropism we build custom hand crafted designs for our customers. It was a headache for me and I made a good research reading tons of articles and suggestions from web gurus. Well if you want a short and quick answer then go for any of these two or another one like Gumby, Skeleton etc.

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Navigation menu align centered using pure CSS rule width fit-content and IE hack

by Giorgos Grispos on May 3, 2013

Working at the moment on a responsive template for a new webiste coming live at thε end of Μαυ. All I need is a navigation list aligned centered which can work work fine with responsive framework Foundation zurb. The standard inline-list that foundation gives you cannot stay aligned centered which is quite common for many designs. Maybe they’ll add this functionality later on.

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Placements in Google Display Network and docvertical ids

by Giorgos Grispos on May 2, 2013

Last few days I noticed a lot of docvertical::xxxx on Google analytics under the Adwords section. Well I found out that this is all about placements I’ve choose for the adwords campaign. Actually each of the ids (xxxx) belongs to a specific category/topic I’ve set for the specific campaign.

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Cross-domain user tracking with google analytics and _link redirect problem

by Giorgos Grispos on March 26, 2013

I was working on a cross-domain website which needs to track our users with Google analytics code. The code to do that is easy and standard and can be found on the Google analytics dev guide.

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Umbraco upgrade from 4.7 to 4.11 with ucomponents v2.2

by Giorgos Grispos on December 26, 2012

Hello guys,

I need to upgrade a current Umbraco installation to the latest version which currently is 4.11.1 My current version is 4.7.1 with Ucomponents installed version 2.2. The problems arise as some ucomponents parts are now fit within umbraco core. So I tried to find information on how to make my website upgrade but all I got for ucomponents was from version 1 to 2 and then v3 to v4 and on and on.

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Css sprites and problems you may face

by Giorgos Grispos on September 9, 2012

Hello,

working during the last couple of days. I did some speed improvements in my latest work. I always try to optimize my code, use advanced cache techniques that Umbraco offers and many other things (recently I am following the html5 boilerplate standards). Don’t forget speed is the best SEO technique, that’s all Google people say and that’s so normal if you just think about it.

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ie8 crashes due to mshtml.dll – ie8 bug with addthis plugin

by Giorgos Grispos on August 31, 2012

It’s been along time since I post something. I promise to be more active from now on.

Working a lot the last few months I got a couple of things that need to share and will do from time to time.

There is one weird thing I noticed to a website just finished, a couple of users were complaining that the website stopped working in IE8 and make their browser always crashing, trying to restore the tab and crashing again etc.

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An alternative to lazy loader using the jquery load method for external images

by Giorgos Grispos on October 18, 2011

Well I was googling again and again looking for a jquery lazy loader. Unfortunately there is nothing out there. Just the old fashion script which actually doesn’t work properly in modern browsers as Mika says on his website.

Well I had some photo galleries which have from 20 to even 60 images to load. That is a really big problem for the end user as well as for Google (SEO thinking). As you already know Google pays attention at the time a webpage needs to be loaded. That’s actually the reason that Google added the track page load time parameter to his latest additions in Google analytics script. Read the rest of this entry »