Two things…

  • For the past two days now, I’ve been fixing bugs left by a hacking virus that I got from a friend’s blog. If you are seeing this message on a blog you are visiting, exit right away! It’s a virus that will infect not only your computer but your cpanel as well!

Warning: Unexpected character in input: ”’ (ASCII=39) state=1 in /home/****/public_html/****/index.php on line 23 Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘.’ in /home/****/public_html/****/index.php on line 23

Someone should kill those .ru sites!!! Those are the sites that are messing the codes in my index.php files making it inaccessible. And it keeps changing. I am asking for professional help to kill these pests!

  • So Entrecard just announced that they are “Reserving 15% Network Inventory for Sponsors”. Read the email already? I got the tweet and minutes later, I got an email announcing this. Does it mean that they will get 15% of our EC credits? Is that it?

Here’s the email from Cindy U.

We are pleased that many members are taking advantage of Entrecard services and that Entrecard is able to help users increase traffic to their blog. However in order to continue providing this free service, we will be taking 15% of our entire ad network inventory for sponsors as of Sept. 28, 09. This is a standard business model used by free advertising networks. The revenues generated by our sponsors will help cover overhead expenses and keep our service free to all our members for years to come. To keep things simple and fair, all ads will be distributed evenly in our network. We are currently working on a feature that will allow users to disable sponsor ads that may conflict with their blog. This will be available in a few weeks.

Please be assured that we will screen all sponsor ads to ensure that they meet our guidelines. All sponsor ads WILL be family oriented, and will not promote nudity, violence or anything illegal.

We thank you for your support and understanding. We will continue to make improvements to our network. Our goal is to deliver more traffic to your blog, increase your readers and comments, and let you network with other bloggers. We will focus on fine tuning every aspect of our business to ensure that our users are happy in the years ahead.

So what do you think, huh?

8 comments

  • I certainly understand why EC needs to do this, but I’m not sure how it will impact our own ad time, that wasn’t really explained. We’re all ready earning fewer EC since we no longer earn when someone drops on us, this new change will impact our earning further. I’m considering not purchasing any further ad space with my EC until I see how this new change is going to work.

  • grabe talaga ung virus na yun! :(
    regarding EC, naku tagal ko na di nagagawa yung bloghopping through EC … syempre, kelangan din nila kumita. 😀

  • Paid Ads by the back door. Hard to believe Entrecard would be so stupid as to stir all this up again.

  • I got the email too and I have no idea what it means!

  • Thats pretty similar to a message a friend of mine got last night when visiting mine. For some reason mine also won’t update the live bookmarks or anything! Let me know how you solve this

  • Be sure to change your FTP passwords if you are using FTP to modify your blog files. A lot of the times the modification of index.php is a result of hackers gaining FTP passwords.

  • I don’t know how this paid ads work, I haven’t really been on EC long enough to know why people react so strongly against it. It’s a free service so I don’t know if it’s sustainable in the long run if they don’t profit from it somehow.

    With regards to those hackers, .ru sites. I know how stressful it must have been, sis. I was in a panic yesterday because my FTP and cpanel passwords do not work and it took a long time for my webhost to reset it. And then there’s the iframe issue. Hell of a day.

    But I’m just so thankful a lot of people have been helpful and generous with their time.

    And that includes you. So, thank you. 😀

  • itay

    kainis mga virus na yan sana malunod na sila sa vodka.