Thursday, July 05, 2007

Paradise Philippines Learns To Blogtimize!

I'm officially joining the Paradise Philippines SEO contest. This will just be one of my numerous contest entries. Why so many entries? Because the more entries, the more chances of winning. Just read the rules here if you want to join too.

No, don't expect that I'll be posting about the beauty of the Philippines as a paradise here. That's why I just changed the title to Paradise Philippines learns to Blogtimize, because I will still post update here about blogtimization, optimizing your blogs. Of course, I will also post some updates here about what is going on to the contest.

Hope I learn more on this contest. The more I learn, the more I can share more stuffs here. So, wish me luck. If you want to help me, just link to this blog with the keyword Paradise Philippines. Yes, use the paradise philippines keyword. But you can use other keywords too like Paradise Philippines learns to Blogtimize, or Philippines Is A Paradise, or whatever you like. Just make sure the keyword contains the word paradise and philippines on it. Ok? Thank you very much!

Go Philippines - my paradise on earth!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

How To Increase Your Feed Subscriptions

This is based on my personal experience. One of my blogs is averaging 600 unique hits everyday but my Feedburner subscribers were only 30 at the average. After doing some changes last February 9, I was able to increase the subscriber 3x in just 3 weeks. I already hit the 100 feed subscribers today.

Here is the list of what I did:
  • I enabled full feed subscription.
  • I enabled e-mail subscription.
  • I put the subscribe to this blog via e-mail box above the fold.
  • I put a little description on what the subscribe to this blog via e-mail box does.
After doing the above mentioned tasks, I'm getting an average of 3 e-mail subscription everyday! You can check my blog to see it for yourself.

I learned that people prefer full feed against summary feed. Most people still don't know what an RSS feed is. They only know how to check e-mail and surf sites. Putting a subscribe via e-mail box will not help unless you tell them what it does. =)

That 's all folks! Try doing the suggestions I made here and give me your feedback, ok?

Monday, February 19, 2007

Ituloy Angsulong SEO Contest

Who will win the ituloy angsulong SEO contest? Every contestants are doing their best to finally win the biggest SEO contest in the Philippines. It's the final week! Hope we can still climb up the SERPs.

Support me by linking to this site: ituloy angsulong. Thanks!

Monday, February 05, 2007

Adsense New Referral Pricing Structure

Adsense revised its pricing structure for referrals:

AdSense Referrals:

* When a publisher who signed up for Google AdSense through your referral earns their first $5 within 180 days of sign-up, you will be credited with $5.
* When that same publisher earns $100 within 180 days of sign-up and is eligible for payment, you will be credited with an additional $250.
* If, in any 180-day period, you refer 25 publishers who each earn more than $100 within 180 days of their respective sign-ups and are all eligible for payout, you will be awarded a $2,000 bonus (bonus payouts are limited to 1 per year).

Read more on Inside Adsense Blog...

This is good news because with the new pricing scheme, your referral doesn't have to earn $100 for you to be paid. If he earns $5 in 180 days, you'll already recieve a $5 referral fee and if he reached $100 in 180 days, you'll receive $250! Wow, that's a lot of money!

That's all folks!

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Switching To The New Blogger

I finally switched to the new Blogger (because Blogger forced me to upgrade!), upgraded my template and did some tweaking so as to come up with this layout. I'm still figuring out how to post the Adsense ads inside the blog post, i.e. the post will wrap around the ads.

This is my first post using the new Blogger. I'm still using the classic template on my other blogs. I'll move to the new templates once I figured out how things are going here.

That's all!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Broken Internal Links Can Affect Your Site Ranking In Google

I'm not sure if this is true, but it happened to my ituloy angsulong contest entry recently. I've got 8 broken internal links as reported on my Google Sitemaps account, and on that same date, my blog rankings on Google SERPs dropped. It was a tremendous drop that I can't find my blog on the top 100 for the ituloy angsulong keyword! The broken links occured when I removed some of my recent posts (which I converted to Drafts), which Googlebot tried to find when it crawled my blog.

So, as a solution, I republish the posts that I removed, hoping that my blog will get back into its original rank after Google reindexed my blog. Let us wait and see.

That's all folks! Happy New Year.

P.S. Now that Blogger is out of beta, I'll switch to the new Blogger soon. I'm still doing some experiments on Adsense placement, like wrapping the post to the ads, optimizing the meta tags, and so on and so forth.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Privacy Policy

I respect your privacy and I am committed to safeguarding your privacy while online at my site Blogtimizer. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this Web site.

Log Files
Like most standard Web site servers, I use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.

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