March 26th, 2009
So, couple days ago I recived an email from Adsense, telling me that some of my pages are violiting their terms. As an example they pointed me to the page where I had the game Vanessa Naughty Pics. This is one of many popular games, that most arcades, at least the ones trading traffic got on their site. The reason is simple, the thumbs get loads of clicks. All though it’s all cartoon, and there is no nudity (all girls got bikini) these games are violating adsense terms about pornography, adult, or mature content.
The warning I got was that I need to make changes on my site within 72 hours (aka remove the content, or remove adsense from the content page). My account would remain active if I didn’t remove the games or ads on the game page, but they would not serve ads. However they did also mention that they could deactivate my account if some of my sites violated the terms in the future.
So, I guess all of you that got such games on your site, and running Adsense should figure out a solution. One solution is to remove the games (I have done that) . If you really want these games on your sites, then it is possible to code something, that removes the adsense ads on such sites. I guess it could be done with an if statement. If game category = naughty show something else then adsense, else show adsense.
Here are the games that I have found, and deleted so far:
- Vanessa Naughty Pics
- Naughty Babysitter
- Naughty Supermarket
Do you got these games on your site? Are you worried? What solution will you use?
March 25th, 2009
Site is up. Server is up!
The server where HGG is located have almost constantly been down for the last 30 hours or so. I have been working on the issue most of that time, and I am glad that I finally got it fixed. I coulden’t do it without the exelent sypport from my hosting company though.
I’m still making changes to the site/layout, so please report back any bugs you might find. And please, share your thoughts!
March 24th, 2009
Alright, I think everything is working now. I just released the new layout, and the new site without any games leading out. Hope you enjoy it, and I would love to get your oppinion on the layout, and maybe you got some tips?
March 24th, 2009
Alright guys, I’m sorry to say, but I have decided to make HGG a non trading site. I had big plans with the trading, and where going to set up an expensive trading mod, but when that went to h***, I really can’t afford to buy another mod. So, I have decided to make HGG a site where our users can play all the games on our site, and I’m going to develop the membership system a bit more, and make the site a bit more social.
That being said, I’m going to trade some traffic, but it’s not going to go via game plugs. I will most probaly set up a couple 100×100 or something like that, and send some traffic to around 5 good traders. (You know who you are!)
I will realese a slightly different theme today or tomorrow.
So, before we even could start, I am ending it. Good luck with your trading sites guys!
February 11th, 2009
HGG does trade some traffic, and same of you that read my blog are most probably trading traffic with me aswell. Anyway, the last week or so I haven’t been trading traffic, and reason for that is that I’m in the process of installing a new trading script. Or, more correctly, someone is in the process of installing a new script for me. When this is done HGG be able to trade much more traffic, and hopefully we can grow our sites together.
This post is just to let you guys know that I’m still in the trading business, but I need to get this mod installed correctly before I can continue. I will write a post about it plus send out an email for those of you that are subscribed to the webmaster list when I’m ready.
January 24th, 2009
Yesterday my new server really got a test. The old server really fell together when around 70-100 people where online at the same time. Yesterday at most 137 people where online, and the resources the server got where bearly used. The CPU had at MOST between 15-20% usage. RAM usages where around 50%.
So far, so good. Lets hope it keeps acting this good in the time that comes also. I will sponsor a couple games soon to get some new fresh traffic, and this time the server will be ready. Total visits yesterday wasen’t to shabby either just above 7k visits. I need to start working on monetizing soon though, since that amount of traffic earnet me under $7. Yes, seven dollars. You would expect bigger numbers, right? Well, welcome to the arcade industry.
January 21st, 2009
Finally! Couple days ago I bought a new server, and today I completed the transfer and it looks like the nameserver/dns are updated all around. So far everything runs smooth, and I love to have a server where the site can grow.
I did not go for a fully beast as I first thought, but the new server is absolutely much better then the old one, and it’s fully scalable, meaning I can upgrade it if it is needed.
Heres the specs:
Intel Core2 Duo CPU E6750
Two hard drives. One for the site, and one for backup.
Hopefully this will do for now.
January 16th, 2009
I have finally added a decent traffic trading system on Holy Grail Games, and now everybody can trade traffic with us. The system will match any traffic you send, and send the same amount back to your site.
All you have to do is sign up, and start send some traffic to our games. When your site is accepted we will send back all the traffic you already have sent, and match any traffic you send.
Sign up for traffic trading
Check Traffic Trading Stats
I would love to hear your comments and if you find any bugs or got any ideas let me know.
January 15th, 2009
So, i wrote yesterday that I might had a solution for the unstable server HGG is running on. It looks like my solutioon only was temperlary. Today the problem is back, and I’m thinking of switcing to a better server.
Today the site is hosted on a 1.7 cleron and 1gb ram. Not what we call a beast. But, I’m thinking to switch over to a box with Dual-Core 3040 Xeon, 4gb ram and double hard drives (one for backup). It’s almost $300 per month, and totally overkill at the moment, but I got a couple of sites that might outgrow the regular hosting they are one now, and can move them to the new dedicated box. I also are hoping that I can grow HGG to a decent level.
I’ll keep you updated.
January 14th, 2009
The server that HGG is hosted on has been really unstable the last weeks. This is becuase the site is getting more traffic then the server can handle. It have been around 2 hours of downtime each day, but today it has been down for over 12 hours. I’m not an expert on servers, and I just thought I needed to upgrade the server.
That might not be the situation.
What I diden’t try was to do a re-boot, or restart of some services. Today I logged on WHM and checked out the server status. On that page there where 3 red blinking buttons. One for Server Load on for Memory Used and one for Swap Used. Red blinking buttons is not a good sign, and it was the where the problem was. So, I tried to restart apache, and the site went instantly up. Now all the buttons are green, and so far it looks like everything is good. I will monitor the stats as the hours goes and more traffic comes to the site again.