Posts Tagged ‘web’

B2Evolution for Blogging

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

I was toying around with B2 Evolution which is used for blogging. Thought I try an alternate from the popular WordPress installation and see how it goes. On the first look, the B2 Evolution looks great and it has multiple section for your blogging needs. You can create blog A say for personal blogs, blog B for your hobbies, blog C for your photography, etc. (more…)

Googlemail account instead of Gmail

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Now this is intriguing. I have seen some gmail user with a @googlemail.com domain rather than the @gmail.com domain in their email address. Doing a quick search, I found the reason why. It seems there is some trademark issue for users in UK and Germany and Google cannot use the gmail if users sign up from those countries. (more…)

Bidvertiser Review

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Bidvertiser is yet another pay per click Adsense like advertising for monetizing your website. I signed up with them and see how I could go with Bidvertiser vs Adsense and other advertisement that I have plastered around my personal blog. Hey, it may be drag if you see so many advertisement on my website, but isn’t it the same when you pick up a newspaper or a glossy magazine and they too serve up ads to your face? Publishing company need revenue to run, and so do I. The difference is that they have lots of resources and contacts to gain their monetization while small fry one-man-show like us has to do everything by ourselves. (more…)

What is this hyperpromote.com appearing on my website?

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

If you are wondering why you are getting some pop-up / pop-under with URL of hyperpromote.com or the full URL http://www.hyperpromote.com/tags/showp.dbm?cid=222 there is no need to be alarmed. At first I was also wondering why there was this hyperpromote pop-under appearing when I access my personal blog website. It took me awhile to figure out what it was as the pop-up / under only showed a blank screen. (more…)

Is Not Easy Making Money Blogging

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Everybody seems to be doing it thinking it is easy making money blogging, but the reality hits home when you try your hand at it. Still you hear of stories of people making tons of money online by blogging. And then some says it is easy to this, easy to do that and blah, blah, blah.

Recently I received a newsletter from WebProNews and the pro bloggers themselves also talked about the “harsh realities” of blogging for money. The keypoint they noted about making money by blogging:

1. “Free” is not a business model.
2. The push-button Internet cash machine is on the fritz.
3. You are not scalable.
4. No one actually wants that much authenticity.
5. Social media hates selling. (and yet, you have to sell)
6. A blog is not a business.
7. No one is reading your blog
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SuperPages

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Just the other day, a SuperPages sales guy called up for an appointment, though I know it was not much point to advertise in such kind of Yellow Pages business directory, I have time to spare. I may as well entertain the poor sales guy making cold calling since I was in a similar boat doing sales.

When the SuperPages guy showed up, I made it clear from the start that my company wasn’t at all interested in advertising in business directory or any trade journals as it wasn’t relevant to our industry and frankly didn’t work at all. Of course with my cards laid out open the meeting should quickly be over. Being the usual do not take “no” for an answer sales guy he tried to explain the usage of Super Pages and that so many companies have place their contact details in Super Pages for the company’s presence in the business community. Got to give this sales guy A+ for his tenacity, but all his sales efforts are just in vain. (more…)

Exit Junction Review

Friday, September 10th, 2010

It is always nice to have some side income while blogging. And Exit Junction is another alternate affiliate program just for that. Exit Junction works a little differently compared with the other advertisement program that you see plastered around my website.

I came across this while browsing online and it looks intriguing and decided to sign up and give it a try. (more…)

Vox.com Closing its Free Blogging Service

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Oh, oh, looks like Six Apart’s Vox.com is closing its door. Another free blogging service bites the dust. I have been using Vox.com for mobile blogging since 31/Aug/2008 or roughly for about two years. And what a coincidence the date I sign up was on Malaysia Merdeka Independence day! The end of the free blogging service seemed rather timely as around June this year, I was already planning to migrate to another mobile blogging platform, namely blog by using Google Blogger. Six Apart made the closing announcement just after the Merdeka day this year and informed that the Vox blogging service will end on 30th Sept 2010. (more…)

Google Multiple Sign In

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Google multiple sign in is another very useful feature launched by Google recently. Certainly helps if you have multiple Gmail account. And why would you have so many Gmail / Google account in the first place? Many like me I found has a Gmail account for personal, for work, or to separate and segregate the incoming email. And in order to work around the single sign in previously and to log in and monitor each account, I use multiple browsers at the same. So I have Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, (but not IE, no thanks! Heh heh…) opened at the same time to check each account. So now with the Google multiple sign in feature available, there is no more need to have several browser open at the same time! (more…)

Google Webmaster Central DNS Verification Method

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Google Webmaster Central DNS verification method is a little tricky to use in comparison with the HTML and META tag version. However there are instances where you would need to use DNS verification in situation where your domain is not using a normal web hosting provider and such you have no way to upload a HTML file for verification. Free websites like Yola.com and Webs.com comes to mind as well as to those who are using GoDaddy.com just for parking their domain but pointing their DNS to another location. (more…)