Friday, August 25, 2006

India’s Pot of Gold In Outsourcing Suffers and So Does U.S.

India, the first and the leading forerunner in the big time Outsourcing Industry among the Asian countries is expected to suffer it’s biggest market decline the years to come. This is due to the refusal of the country to open it’s market to foreign competition.

With the particular sanction initialized, it is expected to also affect the interests of U.S. companies to be able to explore the IT Indian workforce talents that they need.

Another country to suffer along with the U. S. is U.K. where some of the major companies there is currently tapping the advantages of outsourcing services in the Indian coasts.

In order for India to open up a fair consideration for access to their market the western countries including the U.S., it says should first cut off the big subsidies they offer to their farmers in exchange for perceived trade concessions.

This sanction is to avoid the upsurge of a possible trade war over manufactured and agricultural products which they fear could overtake the availability and competitiveness of their local products and affect the market saturation which could lead to a possible local outburst.

India’s NASSCOM, the U.S. Coalition of Services Industries with which EDS, IBM, and Microsoft are members, plus other concerned global services organizations have converged in expressing intentions and frustrations over the Doha process.

In their statement, they expressed regret for the WTO member’s lack of political will to form and formulate an agreement in agriculture and goods through the Doha process. They also expressed their opinion that if such agreement will not be forged as soon as possible, the countries involved might suffer a decline in service progress where the greatest share of economic outputs are derived for both the developed and the developing countries alike.

On the other hand pressures are growing each day because the Congress continues to resist and decline requests by both U.S. insourcing companies, unions and media critics to impose limits on offshore outsourcing. Many of the professionals are greatly affected along the way through this new trend in business outsourcing and many are legitimately loosing jobs and the IT industry is declining in terms of availability of local jobs in their own country.

The Indian fair trade is really the biggest issue here because it is the U.S. companies who benefit in the availability of cheap manpower resources through offshore outsourcing while the many professionals in the IT industry is suffering from inhouse deprivation and worst, it happens within their own country and there seem to be nothing they can do with the Congress out of their side. The big reserves of IT professionals are booming in terms of numbers while the available jobs are declining and this in the long run might lead to an increase in unemployment status for the local talents.

Syntax Modification and its Effects on SEO

Often either ignored or overlooked and sometimes not even bothered by most webmasters is the use of syntax. According to my researches, and the many forums i’ve read, the regular use of valid html texts itself provides a more relevant and faster crawl for search engine bots and spiders. Although no actual proof as to their effects has been documented or accounted by direct experiences of different webmasters, most of them believe that since valid and standard html is a worldwide phenomenon and recognized for use in creating web pages, the created pages would therefore be easily and smoothly crawled by search engine bots and spiders at a time quicker than the regular.

If my estimates are right in cases those black hat SEO use regular and valid html texts and tags in producing their specially optimized pages through a procedure called “CLOAKING”, to be able to obtain organic rankings by search engine bots and spiders, we have a point added to it.
Another example attested by some webmasters is when you create a new web page and the new URL is not found yet by search engines. All of a sudden the need arises to change your URL due to circumstances, the way search engines behave today with the use of Google Sitemaps and RSS, making it faster for the bots to crawl your pages you arrive to a point where your new URL address is at the mercy of the search engines.

Now, where does the old URL go? the question asked by search engines. What it does is to compare it’s database information on the old URL and then re-evaluates the new information available for your new site obliging you to use the “301 redirect method”. when this happens, the old site URL will be floating in the web and links to the existing page will be deemed lost although 301 redirect will solve the link problem still won’t change your status having a floating web address.

Have you ever wondered why old and outdated pages traced back from 1996 sometimes appear as first page search results? To some extent, this may be explained by the importance of Yahoo and Google’s algorithms that over a long term, how long a web address has been active will factor amongst other basis for appearing first page.
Although mostly employed by commercial sites for products including revisions to brand names, marketing objectives, technology changes, aesthetics, etc., these factors still has to be taken into consideration when the need for changing syntax arises to avoid short-term disruptions.
The bottom line here is that, changing any URL simply for the kicks of going along with the trends in Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), business or any other minor reasons can have negative impacts on organic search rankings and on appearing first in SERP’s.

Better consider these few factors the next time you intend changing or modifying your web address.

Trademark Infringement for Skype

For the 100 million users of Skype software, allowing computer users to call each other anywhere in the world free of charge, There is an on going case filed by Net2Phone regarding the infringement of the software used by Skype to provide its users with the feature similarly provided by Yahoo—” The pc-to-pc call (unlimited) free of charge”.

“ The suit filed in the District Court of New Jersey, takes on one of the industry’s giants. Skype was founded in 2003, yet was sold to eBay last year for $26bn. It has 100 million users all ove rthe world. Dell recently announced that Skype software would come automatically loaded to many of its laptop computers “.
Read more of the news here.

Google Video on Macs

Google Video Player for Macs allows Mac users to download content from Google Video and is designed to run on both Intel and PowerPC Macs.

Contents from Google video can now be downloaded in macs according to an article at Informaton Week. The new breakthrough allows Mac users to use this feature and is available in free and paid segments.

Shows in there comes from both amateurs and major networks and film companies. The feature is designed to run in both Intel and PowerPC Macs. the requirement is to have Mac OSx10.3.9 or higher. A 1 gig or faster processor and video card with a memory space of at least 16 MB (RAM).

Videos can be watched through the player in full screen and can also scan and select any scene from thumbnails. An option of skipping to scenes not yet downloaded can be done while this feature automates the download of the current skipped scene being previewed.

This big move by The Search Engine giant is in anticipation of the coming World Cup, one of the most-watched and exciting event in the world.

Any type of uploaded video is also accepted by Google Video provided the material has proper rights by the requesting owner of the video and a long as it meets the technical requirements. Of course, it must first be also free from illegal content, invasion of privacy, pornography, obscenity, hate or incitement of violence and copyright violations. There is also a Safe Search feature which is enabled for the purpose of limiting or restricting adult content.

China's Firewall on Google blocked as vice tightens on Chinese Internet users according to a news released last June 6, by Reporters Without Borders.

This censorship measure was implemented in preparation for the coming “Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre on June 4. Receiving so many condemnation press releases, one of which came from RWB, the said internet filtering in China was able to paralyze most of their provinces but luckily, the censored Chinese version, can still be accessed. Also most press people are recommending people to download Dynapass, a program that has just been updated.

The on-line censorship in China came one step closer to victory because of the complying of Google along with other western companies. This significant historical event led to the wage of technological war against censorship in order to access banned content causing most major city internet users to have difficulty accessing the uncensored international version of Google for the past week. Following this, Google Mail and Google News also had been no sooner inaccessible making the locals go for the censored Chinese version

Due to the difficulties encountered, different software programs were developed to cope up with the undying need to access the news and information blocked by the firewall that is isolating China from the rest of the world wide web. Some reported 100,000 people relies greatly for the hope to managing sight of the information again through software like Dynapass, Ultrasurf, Freegate and Garden Networks…

An exile in the U.S.–Bill Xia, creator of the Dynapass, was convinced that the failure of his masterpiece is due to the deployment of considerable amounts of software and hardware resources to achieve such jamming and cause for the software to fail. Different geniuses and software engineers collaborated to the update of the tool, basing their research and works on data received from internet users in China. Few days after, a new and refined software was released but the effectiveness is still extremely limited.

[ Meeting with reporters near Capitol Hill, Brin said Google had agreed to the censorship demands only after Chinese authorities blocked its service in that country. Google’s rivals accommodated the same demands - which Brin described as “a set of rules that we weren’t comfortable with” - without international criticism, he said.]

Microsoft on New Algorithm

Could the tycoon of Microsoft’s Bill Gates passion for MSN have finally died? Many different hypos have taken over the minds of both new, upcoming and veterans in the world of computing upon the announcement of semi-retirement of Microsoft’s chairman Bill Gates.
It’s been years now since the world of computing has revolutionized through the introduction of the Windows operating system. Now, the same man who changed our world and brought us power within our hands through his world-famous innovation has finally turned the presence of a new algorithm again by announcing his new found passion-charity work. He announced just the other day about plans of doing transitions out of a day-to-day role in the company so he could more intensely focus on charity work through the non-profit Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Although Bill Gates will continue to serve as the company’s chairman and adviser on key development projects, but the majority of his time he said will be devoted to global health and education. I guess it really is about time for him so because at a certain point and time in our lives there comes a time we feel somehow something is missing. Maybe this is it for Bill Gates to take time out of the many mind-boggling ,finger-tapping world of his and find another happiness in other venues aside from his all-time love Microsoft.

Two men will be taking time to cope up with the responsibility of the behemoth software company chairman. By July 2008, Ray Ozzie will assume the title of chief software architect and Craig Mundie will be the newly created chief research and strategy officer while partnering with general counsel Brad Smith to guide Microsoft’s property and technology policy efforts.

This is his personal announcement:

“This was a hard decision for me, and I’m very lucky to have two passions that I feel are so important and so challenging. As I prepare for this change, I firmly believe the road ahead for Microsoft is as bright as ever. I remain fully committed and full time with Microsoft through June 2008 and will be working side by side with Ray and Craig to ensure that a smooth transition occurs.

At 50, Gates might have finally caught up with his own dire need to fill up and feed his soul aside from his natural intellect which is unquestionably superior to have done so much for the web masters until now. He took Microsoft public in 1986 and was the company’s chairman and CEO until 2000, when Balmer took over as CEO. For the past 6 years of his life,he focused on Microsoft’s software development as the company’s chairman and chief software architect.
I personally feel two years is enough time for the staffs to make the necessary changes and fill up for the holes he will leave behind in two years time.

Google on Radio AdWords

Last January of this year, Google purchased the dMark Broadcasting. When it bought the company, dMark is currently building an automated platform which allows the advertisers to easily create and individually target radio ads.

In significance to this, Google, after buying the said broadcasting company, indicated an interest to merge with dMark into promoting an AdWord promotion with the use of GPS tracking chips which they predicted that within two years span, car radios equipped with such could be used in user-specific advertising.

“Google is committed to exploring new ways to extend targeted, measurable advertising to other forms of media,” said Tim Armstrong, vice president of Advertising Sales, Google. “We anticipate that this acquisition will bring new ad dollars and accountability to radio by combining Google’s expansive network of advertisers with dMarc’s talented team and innovative radio advertising technology. We look forward to working together to continue to grow and improve the ecosystem of the radio industry.” (from Search Engine Watch)

Since the acquisition is expected to be closing in this first quarter of the 2006, which would be any sooner now, expect also for Google to be the pioneer in this arena of new venture when it comes to advertising.

Hail to the new possibilities of another income generation tactics for those hardcore SEO/SEM guys out there. This only pertains to the ever increasing but unchanging need of Google to uphold its mission——”To organize the world’s information and make it universally accesible and useful.”

Since dMark has more than 4600 radio stations using it’s “digital trafficking” (ad scheduling) and “studio automation” software, it would surely be a great deal of amount in terms of ads for Google this coming months. Originally, dMark does not own any radio station but instead, they supply the advertising and programming software initially needed for the ads to work out in terms of radio advertising networks.

This only shows the commitment of Google to initialize and anticipate the growing need for advertising in all aspect and forms of media available through measurable amounts and considerable engagements. This new innovation hopefully will surface as a powerful ad campaign for the waiting population of SEO personalities.

For now let us just be on a wait and see mood condition and expect a major turnaround on our daily search engine marketing lives. Changes are inevitable, therefore, all we can do is to go where the tide leads us so as not to drown in our own choice of field instead prosper and go for the better worth

Ajax on Web Applications

No! It’s not the long extinct soap previously available in the Philippines. I can remember from my childhood as my mom insists on me to buy Ajax for laundry washing.
Ajax is the short name for Asynchronous JavaScript + XML and it represents a fundamental shift on possibilities of cutting up on reloading any querry or search at a shorter and more quicker time span on the web browser.

A combination of several technologies, each flourishing in its own right, Ajax comes together in powerful new ways. Web-based applications are definitely everywhere and whenever there is work needed to be done, Ajax can be found as the culprit.

These strings of programs as used is actually derived from the early days of the World Wide Web system particularly to the simultaneous exchange of hypertexts in a searchers browser page and the HTTP server side. These programs are meant to increase speed of any web page’s interactivity, speed and usability.

The Ajax I’m talking about is the web applications tool causing an instantaneous and swift appearance of intended results about any querry without actually reloading the whole page on its one aspect (not to mention many others).

Delays on the uploads of the user on his browser can be eliminated using this new technology which is actually all possibilities of combining programs together to fit for a desired easy way of rendering any work. An article I was able to find from shmula (Pete Abilla) discussing about the Ajax factor in Yahoo! Mail and how ingeniously it is explored in its implementations is the first to have inspired me to search for the many wonders that it offers.

Another article I found written by Jessie James (not the gun acrobat legend) Garrett way back from Feb.18 2005 states that……..“Ajax isn’t a technology. It’s really several technologies, each flourishing in its own right, coming together in powerful new ways……….”
More of the article here.

The Ajax technique uses a combination of:(from Wikipedia) XHTML or HTML, CSS, for marking up and styling information.

The DOM accessed with a client-side scripting language, especially ECMAScript implementations such as JavaScript and JScript, to dynamically display and interact with the information presented.

The XMLHttpRequest object to exchange data asynchronously with the web server. In some Ajax frameworks and in certain situations, an IFrame object is used instead of the XMLHttpRequest object to exchange data with the web server.

XML is sometimes used as the format for transferring data between the server and client, although any format will work, including pre-formatted HTML, plain text, JSON and even EBML.

The interactivity of Ajax can be expanded in use for numerous tasks such as deleting records, returning simple search querries, expanding web forms or editing category trees and this can be done without viewing the whole page of html each time a change is made. Originally, small requests are required to be sent to the server, and just the relative short responses are sent back.

This method in turn enable the webmaster to develop more interactive applications responsive only to the aspirations of the user and at the same time creates a user-interface-friendly working environment due to the DHTML techniques.

SEO Blog Optimization

Data has it, over 75,000 new blogs are being released each day (from the Search Engine Journal). With competition like this, the question is, how can you make your blog stand out from all the millions there already is? One option any web master has is to optimize his blog. Now why is there a need to do so? A good reason is that although blogs have the software intended to be search engine-friendly, combining such plus factor and tons of hard work optimizing your pages and titles, makes it even better with respect to organic rankings and PR.

Opportunities to optimizing any blog site is the same as web sites, therefore, all it requires to generate the traffic you need is the use of different tools for doing such craft. Relying mainly in the special inherent aspect and natural ways a blog earns its organic rankings in the search engine results page is not enough especially when you use your blogs in SEO/SEM purposes.

Tools for consideration:

keywords- the best consideration should be put into this when writing your posts especially the titles. There are some blogs incorporating plug-ins that automatically suggests keywords that are optimized to obtain the necessary results in the process of search engine crawls. You can also use the Goolge selector tool which is free. there is the Digital Point, SEO Book, Goolge Adwords keyword tool.
“Remember this, keywords should not determine your content unless it is an Adsense blog.”

Make sure post titles appear on the title tag and append the title tag (hard code) with the most important phrase for your blog.


22 Laws of Marketing - Search Engine Watch

It will automatically be included on every blog post title tag that you write. Also, use the blog post title as the permalink. If you are using keywords in the blog post title, then they will occur as anchor text in the permanent post link. While your at it, just make the post title a permalink.

interface usability- Improve the usability of your page, in this case by including RSS Feeds subscription buttons, sometimes called as “chicklets” in a place where it is accessible to the eye at all times (if possible) or in the usual side bar. Use the RSS Feed Button creation tool.

categories - Do provide interesting categories as in when a visitor goes to your site, especially a blog site, first thing to consider is the presence of interesting categories which at a glance or hover of the mouse cursor, the visitor will gladly have the interest in.

Optimize your categories and be sure to consider key words in the titles. When you post, be sure to default to a general category that is relevant no matter what the post is all about. You can choose multiple categories on each post when appropriate.This helps you gain organic ranking in search engines.

spamming search engines - Do not do anything to trick the search engines into listing your site better, that is if what you are doing is not listed as one of the search engine tips, the search engine will likely view it as spam and penalize you.
These are just some of the few tips i was able to gather along the many researches that i conduct each night. some of you may have more valuable tips in your minds regarding this particular topic. Feel free to to make modifications through comments as i would like to hear and read as many point of view to add to the little knowledge that i already have.

SEO Podcasts

Some of the veterans in Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing world have collaborated to incorporate such revolutionary technologies like podcasting into SEO use. Although podcasting itself is mainly for the use of audio technology, many SEO’s have been on the lookout for the great possibilities that the said technology can be used for SEO advancement and purposes.

Through podcasting, anyone can become the star of his own internet radio talk show as a DJ or host. This greatly presents a new field of interest to add to the many other ways contributing to a blog’s being search engine-friendly and popular in SEO and SEM. The unique opportunity that this new technology offers to the marketer and content producer of any blog is to be explored to its maximum for the use of generating more traffic to the destination sites both commercial and personal and at the same time while enjoying the privilege that no ordinary SEO normally enjoys.

From an SEO standpoint, it wouldn’t seem obvious seeing the benefits of podcasting through integration with SEO and SEM because it only involves audio content and not the usual textual-rich content that search engine spiders are after scooping up on their crawls. You also can not embed those clickable links that you can provide for your visitors or audience which abound by the numbers in any blog site. In here, you simply deal with MP3 files intended only for the hearing, so there is no room for any text or links to promote your site.

“Podcasting is an automatic mechanism by which multimedia computer files are transferred from a server to a client, which pulls down XML files containing the Internet addresses of the media files. In general, these files contain audio or video, but also could be images, text, PDF, or any file type.”

Come up with a name for your podcast show that is rich with relevant heavily searched-on keywords.

Make sure your MP3 files have really good ID3 tags — rich with relevant keywords. ID3V2 even supports comment and URL fields. The major search engines may not pick up the ID3 tags now, but they will! And besides, there are specialty engines and software tools that already do.

Summarize or shorten each podcast show in text and blog that. Put your most important keywords as high up in the blog post as possible but still keep it readable and interesting.

Encourage those who link directly to your MP3 file to also link to your blog post about the podcast.

Consider using a transcription service to transcribe your podcast or at least excerpts of it for use as search engine fodder. Break the transcript up into sections. Make sure each section is on a separate web page and each separate web page has a great keyword-rich title relating to that segment of the podcast. And, of course, link to the podcast MP3 from those web pages. There are many transcription services out there, where you can just email them the MP3 file or give them a URL and they send you back a Word document. Here’s a partial list of transcription services.

Submit your podcast site to podcast directories and search engines such as Let people in your industry, such as bloggers and the media, know that you have a podcast because podcasting is quite new and novel. It will be more newsworthy and linkworthy than just another blog in your industry.

Don’t just get up on your soapbox. Have conversations with others, in the form of recorded phone interviews, and podcast those as well. Pick people who have great reputations on the web and great PageRank scores, and ask that they link to your site and to your podcast summary page.

Lee Odden says:So you can use SEO for more traffic to your podcasts, you can use podcasts to enhance your online public relations and you can advertise on podcasts. What else can you do with podcasts related to SEO?

Ping,Pinging,Pingerati, How Does It Work?

Ping is a computer network tool used to test whether a particular host is reachable across an IP network. Ping works by sending ICMP “echo request” packets to the target host and listening for ICMP “echo response” replies. Using interval timing and response rate, ping estimates the round trip time and packet loss rate between hosts. (data derived from wikipedia)

Pinging today is widely known for the use of assisting the diagnosis of any internet connectivity issues. I have personally done this with the help of my ISP when i encountered a problem regarding my connection.This process is commonly used by Internet Service Providers through filtering out ICMP Type 8 (echo request) messages at their network boundaries.

Although pinging is known because of its functionality to webloggers and the SEO/SEM community, there are also a number of disadvantages for the use of such tool, one is the flooding of the internet with ping requests by worms such as Welchia in order to locate new hosts to infect. At times they leak information intended only for secrecy and turns these information into vulnerable data for the use of illegal and malicious purposes.

Debates now has emerged from the different sides that arouse through time. One of which is that it should be largely disabled to enable nework ’stealth’ and another party says it should be enabled to allow proper internet diagnostics.

Pingerati is the new microformats sharing area evolving from the need to distribute and receive updates of pages with microformat data in it. Currently, Pingerati is involved in such process where they receive pages with microformat data and passes them on to services that are interested in indexing them.

Many services have grown supporting the publish and index of the said formats, Yahoo Local is one example. Regarding weblogs, the ‘ping to update’ has been proven to work so well and smoothly while it is not really ideal for other kinds of pages that may contain microformats.

Pinging generally known to be useful in making blogrolls work was one of the very effective ways to let the public know about the good news that is contained in your newly updated site. I remember an article saying that “sending out a ping is like raising the red flag on the mail box to tell the mailman you have new mail to be sent.” In the pinging case, you are telling the weblog tracking sites (such as Technorati) that your site has been updated. Bingo! in seconds, your site could be all over the place you most want.

Pingerati recieves updates of pages with Microformat data.

The ping format is straight forward


The main Pingerati article is meant for pages that have a mixture of


So from the Trackback Ping page there is a link to the original post.

Lots of good stuff at the links that i provided, so be sure to check em out there. The next time you do pinging, be sure to hit the target on bulls eye.

Technorati and it’s kitchen. Try typing the word microformats which is what i’m talking about, cooking at teknorati in overture keyword selector tool. The result is, of course, lesser than i expected. There were only 161 counts done in May.

That’s just because by that time it is still in the process of tests and tryouts. Of the 46.2 million sites and 2.6 billion links that Technorati is currently tracking, nobody seems to notice and have time to visit the Kitchen where all the latest recipes are being cooked.

For those of you SEO buffs and timers, i would like to offer a short description about microformats. Essentially, microformats, is designed for humans first and machines second. They are sets of simple open data formats built upon existing and widely adopted standards. Microformats generally solve simple problems by adapting current behaviors and usage patterns (e.g. XHTML, blogging).

I just happened to stumble upon this great topic somewhere along the way of my signing up for Technorati to claim my blog posts and register it officialy with them.
Read more of the details.

microformats are:

a way of thinking about data design principles for formats adapted to current behaviors and usage patterns “Pave the cow paths.”

highly correlated with semantic XHTML, AKA the real world semantics, AKA lowercase semantic web, AKA lossless XHTML a set of simple open data format standards that many are actively developing and implementing for more/better structured blogging and web microcontent publishing in general. “An evolutionary revolution” all the above.

microformats are not:

a new language infinitely extensible and open-ended an attempt to get everyone to change their behavior and rewrite their tools a whole new approach that throws away what already works today a panacea for all taxonomies, ontologies, and other such abstractions defining the whole world, or even just boiling the ocean any of the above the microformats principles solve a specific problem start as simple as possible design for humans first, machines second reuse building blocks from widely adopted standards modularity / embeddability enable and encourage decentralized development, content, services (details derived from

Last June 21, Yahoo Local has announced that they’re now publishing their data in microformats and this includes hCards, hCalendars, and hReviews. There was even a party launched where a t-shirt of microformats is available at cheap prices in San Francisco California. there were also lots,of giveaways fresh codes, drinks dancing and micro-deserts.

I am also able to get this important writings by Sean Mc Grath “History has shown that the only way to reduce information processing complexity to zero is for applications on the value to have build-it knowledge of the information formats they work with. XML, RDF, UML and so on are not fromats so much as meta formats.

Consequently, built in knowledge of any of these does not amount to zero complexity. XML is not a file format. It is a file format for file formats. This distinction is important when calculating complexities.”

I read from another article saying that at a ping system (although i do not know yet the system) for microformated pages has started and treats is as a sort of community project where people can receive the stream of pings for indexing.

This is yet one of the greatest days i had because i get to learn so many details and info about anything under the SEO blogging community specially in the Philippines. I want to target the next time about learning to do pings and the whole system since i am really new to the industry. I also hope to have contributed to the many other information there is already about microformats.

10’s of Tons of SEO Bloggers

Bloggers have always been the king of the game when it comes to marketing. Reasons? Well, they’ve got a lot of it. For one thing, bloggers have always enjoyed natural liberties through rankings and traffic and this is the main reason why many SEO bloggers are using their most creative ways to implement them in marketing. Blog Adsense Affiliates as an example is one field where you can find many successes attained by the best bloggers in the community.

An article i have read a few days ago caught up my attention. This is regarding the indexing limits of major search engines like Google, MSN, and Yahoo. Contradictory to what most SEO bloggers have always been made to believe,”the more content a blog provides, the more chances of getting indexed as quickly with better chances of rankings and crawlablity by the said major search engines.”

The latest information i got is that the three major search engines have always had some limits in terms of content of pages in order for the whole page’s importance to be indexed and read as a whole article by search engine crawlers and bots. Now, why haven’t we thought about it after all?

Maybe because most of us are so busy promoting the sites that we have and we tend to really leave it all up to the search engine spiders and bots to crawl. All we do is just to be content in providing useful informations about our blog site in order to get indexed as easy and fast as possible never bothering about certain facts on chances that our sites get indexed through a basis only the search engines themselves know ( as to the exact figure in byte) to really get the most of the content that we write.

This factual information is done through a series of experiments using three different dummy sites for the purpose of the three major search engines to crawl and to determine who among the three has the fastest, most reliable, accurate, complete, and also to come up with such exact figures as to where the exact limits those search engines really stop indexing (in terms of content).

The three sites were put up to have each a different amount in terms of bytes in its contents to arrive at the most possible accurate details and data.This is done also to be able to make clear the hypothesis that search engines really do have limits in content indexing and therefore to inform the 10’s of tons of bloggers there is in SEO that the old fashioned way of over populating writing contents becomes obsolete with the belief that the more content we provide, the better.

In the experiment, it turned out that MSN truly is the most reliable with its 1kb limit when it comes to indexing pages. Google has the lowest limit in indexing contents with 500 bytes and Yahoo played it safe by turning itself at the middle.

So, as the old fashion way of thinking that too much relevant keyword stuffing has become obsolete, so does the common thinking that Google has the crown when it comes to being the biggest (in terms of crawling ability) and brightest star among the search engine titans.
For the benefit of the amused, baffled, wondering, questioning, truth-hungry, specific type technically inclined and nobody's out there, this information i may some other time provide to you through the article i was able to read it from originally. Thanks anyway for the extra knowledge i learned from him because saves me time to writing my contents. I believe he will soon be named for his accomplishment.

Offshore Search Engine Marketing Quality in the Philippines

Search Engine Marketing quality has never been outdated and overrun by rivals from other Asian countries like India. An article i read attests that the Philippines can actually become the next hub for offshore search engine marketing jobs.

Another Korean blogger who travels around the world and makes documentaries of his many visits through his blogs says that he is lucky that english proficiency in the Philippines did not bring him much trouble throughout his travels in the country asking for directions and conversing with people he met.

Search Engine Marketing, a steadfast booming industry in it’s own field converts web traffic into revenues for different companies both big and small. Knowledge-wise with regards to Search Engine Optimization (SEO), as said by a British Isle company outsourcing talents in the Philippines that it has the potentials of becoming a major revenue earning field by the many professionals in the said country as they have become more and more knowledgeable in the different techniques to increase web traffic and visibility in the most popular search engines like MSN, Google, and Yahoo.

“Hiring more than 30 Filipinos to develop a “holistic approach” to search engine marketing, Zulberti said that expects to double its headcount in the country with new deals coming in from Europe this year.”
“In the area of creativity, the Philippines is way ahead of other countries in the region,” he said, noting the reasons why has decided to put its back office operations in the country.”

Many large companies in the U.S. alone takes the advantage of the lower costs while increasing profit margins due to offshore locations. The best venue they say is the Philippines. America Online for example goes for offshore services and can afford employing 1,000 people or more because of the relative cost factor which in return gives them the market advantage in America where they can lower their prices as well as come up with a significant increase in their profit margins. In fact, outsourcing has become such an important part of their business that they cannot afford to be without it.

Outsourcing talents simply leaves the smaller companies that does not have the know-how or the resources to comfortably absorb the risk of such a venture. I would personally suggest companies therefore to come up as early as possible with their own outsourcing strategies and go for the Philippines because if they cannot take advantage of the availability and gap with their competing business with competitors, then they’d be left out without chances of ever growing and providing for themselves such significant profits needed to grow and prosper in their choice of field.

Outsourcing greatly embarks any business in a new revolutionary way of eliminating the risk of losing potential clients and profits and at the same time generating traffic with virtual conversions and not just clicks. To experience positive effects of outsourcing works, any company must really feel the need to venture into this new way of growing any business.

The greatest, most professional workforce i believe is available in the offshore venues like the Philippines. You can not just try out but find an elite set of firms all at the same time that offers the best quality outsourced jobs and professionally dedicated employees required by your type of business.

Highly qualified outsourcing jobs and personnel that identify with your needs not just because of costs which is the primary advantage but also of the qualifications where you can choose from the array of many professionals available. You are just a click away from your destiny through offshore solutions and therefore any waste of time should be out of the question.

Indulge now or never get the chance at all. Go for the offshore search engine marketing outsourcing needs of your business here in the Philippines.

“Lukayo” Ritual Docu Had a TV Show Suspended, Featured by a Blogger

I have been stalking lately some blogs that i find interesting a few days now and i found this treasure from a post made by a local blogger (Cyberbaguioboy). It’s quite a long story to tell about how i came to find this post that he made. I really found so much interest in it as a side of my persona shouts out the beauty in his blog post.

It was actually a documentary made by Howie Severino, a known journalist turned to be working lately for GMA network. I admit it was one of the most enjoyable moments i had in my life since i visited the firefly-infested freezing-waters of the “Majayjay Falls“ with my wife and daughter just before the summer ended last May 2006. The smile that it left on my face never ceased to end until my hands found its way to make a post also about it.

It is one of natures best if i may describe it my way and many artists i believe would share the same thought with me. Featuring such a beauty and an art rolled down in one is indeed a very rare case and in this particular blog post a rare treasure. Right after having posted some comments on Cyberbaguioboy’s interesting blog posts, i at once had my wordpress dashboard open and got my itchy fingers typing about his story and the archived video he found in YouTube (this link featured all the videos of the lukayo ritual).

I adored the comment made by a national artist Ramon Obusan. What he said is very true not only to himself but to the beauty of the human anatomy. Likewise, i pity father Rudy Carabuena’s concept of the male penis as he relates to be ”bastos”, “immoral”… i’m sorry for him about his concept and i cannot blame him for it because he serves for the interest of the catholic church and for the catholics as a whole.

You can view the whole video footage that is kindly uploaded through YouTube by some concerned citizen. It could be viewed from the link i provided somewhere along this post paragraphs-(YouTube) link above

Website Traffic Analysis for Small Business

Most people who invest in small business have their own websites to do their marketing strategies with. This is one way of treating marketing campaigns as the major point or reason any small business owner is able to make it. A good example of this is having your own blog site to discuss and promote the website of your business. But what happens is that maintaining this small business that you have people tends to devote so much in marketing strategies and oftentimes forget about or spend little effort to analyzing the return on investment?

Most often, people do not take time or spend even just a little amount of it looking at the traffic trends and web log files which I consider very important. Funny how but even big investments on on-line advertising where we spend so much money, we don’t even bother to put importance to specific requirement for any business to grow and see where it leads. This may be attributed to the fact that most small businesses are relatively new in the web and therefore the owner is not familiar to the ways and means that it works for them.

There are of course some who bother to look at trends but have trouble on interpreting the data as to how to use them to their benefit because of difficulty in understanding on how they are presented and compiled. The barrier that hinders this problem can be of course remedied through different Web Tools that are easy to understand and at the same time affordable for small business owners like you. These web tools are provided to be able to easily understand and analyze your site traffic and hopefully understand also the workflow and relation of the said data to your business.

Try Microsoft’s FastCounter Pro, a web based tool used to monitor the site traffic in real time and help you improve design and efficiency of your website. Of course there are other tools for the same purpose available in the web, but it’s all up to you to explore and get one. I’m sure you will find out that it is necessary and would do you favors unimaginably great and convincing as you go along with your business. This tool will not only help you keep track of the your site’s traffic but also assess the types of visitors who visit including their behaviors which will lately help you make the necessary changes to your business site whenever it is needed. This certain factor is called “Web Analytics” and most professionals in the Search Engine Marketing Business knows how to just deploy tactics upon seeing your site. If you cannot afford to hire a Professional Search Engine Marketing Consultant, then let me just at least provide you with some basics on how to do it the right way using the right tool and lots of common sense.

Evaluation of Marketing Efforts:
Search Engine Marketing is very vague in nature and so are its processes. If you only have a small business, it would likely make you wonder where to get the right cost-effective service doing the marketing strategies for you. Take note that business owners do spend a great deal of money on ads alone and you’re not planning to become one of them, but the other way around. Web analytics tools lets you see which search engines are actually sending you traffics at all such as Google Web Analytics. Some tools enable you to search for such target keywords which are readily optimized for your pickings to be used in your site like the Google Adwords Selector Tool or the Overture Keyword Selector Tool. It is very critical and important in learning how they can be applied in your small business. If you are not planning to spend on on-line marketing, then, a web monitoring tool will do such as what I have mentioned above. All you need is the right knowledge on how to use them vastly available through help topics in the web. It will show you the gaps and holes in your search engine rankings and results allowing you to at least pool those relative keywords out for use in your submissions and what they call keyword buys.

Checking Traffic Sources:
As they say, “life is a two - way traffic”, this holds true also in having a business and having a web site to promote it. After knowing which keywords to target in promoting your business through a web site, the next step I guess is to check out the traffic sources of your business web site. For the record, there are at the least two distinct ways that traffic is attracted to your web site, one is through search engines and the other is through referrals from other web site that you have virtual links with. Although at some cases which are very rare and very few it comes from direct clicks. Synthesizing it to just two, we concentrate on efforts to generate traffic and new or potential customers and sales leads using what I have mentioned before as FastCounter Pro. This software enables you to keep track of who is sending you the actual traffic through categories such as 1. by specific web page, 2. by domain and 3. by domain type (.ph, .com, .gov, .edu, etc.)

Analyzing Types of Users That Come and Go:

There is of course many other website - monitoring tools available in the vast array in the web that you can choose from, but what is important most of all is that you learn how they can be effectively explored to the maximum and apply them in your business. This way, you can be very effective in your marketing campaign and would therefore give a significant return of investment later on enough to make you earn a living while tasting the fruits of your labor and afford to sit down during the holidays.

Using monitoring tools that enable you to determine and identify which page or pages of your website is most visited by potential customers and which are the entry and exit pages. This is very critical in web site optimization because if you know which page or pages are working well for your business, then you can optimize the site or page to provide more of it. On the other way around, it is also very important to know the exit pages of your web site because it is a good indicator that you might be losing potential customers because of the content or aesthetic aspect of that page that is creating the problem. This way, you can at an instant eliminate the cause of such problem and possibly make it more juicy, interesting, intriguing, or compelling to make visitors stay and possibly convert them into customers.

The “Versus Effect”:
I have mentioned earlier monitoring tools that help you see the entry and exit pages where visitors and potential customers come and go. Also tools that keep you informed on tracking who is sending you the actual traffic through categories by web page, domain, and domain types and how you can achieve optimized keywords to be used in your website through keyword selector tools.

This time, allow me to introduce what I can only describe as the “versus effect”. This effect enables you to know such defects in your site. How? Have you ever heard of a web monitoring tool that helps you see the operating systems and type of browsers that your visitors have? This will help you on your quest to professionally handle the business you have, small or big. Again, FastCounter Pro helps the web masters a great deal when it comes to knowing which percentage of your visitors and customers have Mac systems versus Windows, and browsers like Internet Explorer versus Netscape. These descripancies causes a bad image on your website if it hasn’t occurred to you. What I’m talking about is the 404 error pages. These pages provide a negative image to your business site and worse, they become identical to your business as a bad reflection making potential customers and visitors draw conclusions related to the kind of customer service that you provide. This tool enable you to see the details on customers who attempt to link or view 404 pages. Quite convincing, it is because if you loose customers this way, you can be sure they’ll never come back again for another visit or second thought and you very well know that “whatever works for customers works for your business as well”.
Understanding Customers:
I have finished discussing technical ways and means of tracking website traffic and provided some tips for you to observe in managing your small business (or big business). Assessing overall, the importance of this post, let me generalize it in terms of customers.

All this is actually about and how these customers that we call behave in the internet and gives life to the business as a whole process spoken of. It is of course up to you to make your own choices and considerations on how you could provide a better customer satisfaction, be it through the products that you sell or services you render. By reading this post I hope you have become smarter in terms of handling your business because there are lots of other possibilities and ways in the on-line world especially today.


Although I have discussed plainly what I know about web monitoring tools that you can use in improving the overall sales and revenue of your business, I cannot of course set aside the fact that not all available web monitoring tools are as effective as you believe. This is just in attempt to make clear that there are of course some rare cases that some data are hard to analyze like the humongous amounts of numbers and coded words used to describe data in some web monitoring tools available for free in the web. Special thanks to Microsoft’s “Small Business Center” that I have explored in this post as basis.

Nevertheless, I believe in the saying that “it only takes the right tool for the right job and the right knowledge for the right information for webmasters to overwhelmingly soar sky high in the on-line business world” (by: Sam Casuncad – SEO).

Saturday, August 12, 2006

A Blogger's PR and Blog Concept

I'm never really much of a PR (page rank) guy but i believe that it helps a lot seeing the green bar in your tool bar everytime you click your browser and go on-line. Makes me psyche up and do more great posts for my blog and be more inspired to write relevant posts in my blogs.

I admit that at first, i never really expected to allot this much interest in blogging but since it was introduced to me by my brother Atan, i knew right there and then that i'm gonna make it big somehow through this. Making it bit in this industry does not necessarily mean earning big bucks but for me it just as simple as earning friends and knowledge.

Of course i never close the book at all because i also welcome the possibilities of providing myself a little of the portion in terms of investment if possible because it helps bloggers to be more eager of their works through earnings. It sort of pushes us a notch of a bit everytime we open our desktops.

For me, the green bar means that you have worked hard enough depending on its level because it indicates the fruits of your labor and hard work. It serves as the return of your investment (ROI). It also serves as the significant amount of income that you are able to provide for yourself though not in terms on monetary form but instead a sort of a trophy.

Yes, a trophy to look at everytime you indulge in your daily internet life. Having to read more and more and more link building blogs is a good habit and a great source of food for the soul and the mind at the same time.

The blogging community has so much to offer for all sort of people from all walks of life for the countless purposes in life be it personal or business. Blogs have helped many a bloggers to change the way the internet savvy looks at the web.

'PR' on the other hand is a sort of an instrument that pushes bloggers to another stage in business and in their personal life. Maybe, just maybe this is the reason why most bloggers like the "ME" topics because it mirrors their own personalities and somehow it a way by which we blurt out our ideas and concepts and thoughts and us as a whole.

Search engines are their one true best friend because blogs has that natural organic character of being search engine-friendly. They are the most used and abused form of advertising in the web at the same time.

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