Archive for May, 2007

Google maps tells you to swim!

I got an email at work regarding a very funny experiment you can do with Google Maps. Just follow the following steps and you’ll get a very funny instruction from Google Maps. This funny experiment with Google Maps cant get you from New York to London in under 63 steps! Read more »

Link building by being a guest blogger

More often than not, bloggers hit a mental brick wall which would hinder their creativity when producing new posts. Every blogger has experienced this at least once for many different personal and environmental reasons that forces them to stop blogging for a few days or even weeks. This is where a guest blogger comes in to save the day. Read more »

The Age says that Most search engine optimisation companies are ‘unethical’

I hardly ever read The age, however I was lucky enough to read Aaron Wall’s seo blog which pointed to an article regarding search engine optimisation firms with in Australia. It turns out that recently, a well known SEO firm Found Agency, was penalised by Google for ‘unethical’ methods for their ranking. The Age took up this opportunity to quote anonymous ‘reliable‘ sources to bad mouth the SEO community in Australia. Read more »

Etiquette in the Men’s restroom / washroom

I found this clip on youtube regarding a the etiquette within the men’s restroom. I think this will give an insight for girls who wonders what happens in the men’s room (nothing really). Humorous must watch video. Read more »

Great wordpress plugin for AuctionAds – makes your life that much easier

Just found a really cool wordpress plugin for inserting AuctionAds within your blog posts. Its simple to install and offers a quick in text tagging feature to insert AuctionAds javascript code directly into your post. Its called the Easy AuctionAds V1.0 by a fellow SEO over at Virtual marketing blog.

AuctionAds – A new way for bloggers to earn money

I came across a new ads publishing medium called AuctionAds which displays eBay auctions related to your content. Much like Google Adsense, you are paid for every click as well as a commission (though only if the user who clicked through to the auction wins the item). Read more »

Domain age as a ranking factor on Google

Domain age, as the name states, is determined by the age of your domain, being an Australian blogger with an Australian domain, this usually works to my advantage. I say this because Austrailan domains, unlike other TLDs, have a minimum registration time of two years hence locking in my minimum domain age at two years instead of one. Australian domain names also have a barrier for entry as there are restrictions on who can own one and for what reason it can be owned for, this gives Australian domain slightly more trusts than cheaper generic TLDs. Read more »

Stop wasting link authority on low quality pages

I have recently noticed that most of my tag pages are supplementary results on Google, which basically tells me either those pages just don’t have enough links for Google to trust them or they are just crap (or duplicate content). It has always been wrongly implied that the more pages you have, the better the chance of you getting found. To an extent its true, however if 80% to 90% of your pages are rubbish, then you can kiss your Google ranking goodbye. Read more »

Search engine optimisers face a never ending loop of studying SEO

If you are a fellow SEO, you will know and understand the pain we must go through day in day out. A continual cycle of keeping up with search engine optimisation news and never ending feeds of SEO blogs to read. There are days when I wake up and just can’t be bothered to visit the dozen or so SEO blog sites to keep myself updated, however I know that as an SEO, its part of my job to keep up to date with search related news. Read more »

Time to get linky to SEO news

Its time for me to get real linky by posting up great post from the many different SEO bloggers around the world. Read more »

Scrapers abuses your sitemap.xml

The relatively new Sitemap.xml protocol has been readily accepted by webmasters around the world as the best way to help crawlers navigate through your website. However, being as useful as it may to search engines, the Sitemap.xml protocol has also helped content thieves and data miners by providing them the necessary data to scrape a website. Read more »

How to stop annoying telemarketers from calling you

Its a known fact that Australians suffer from annoying calls from overseas telemarketers. Worse of all, we get their calls at the most inappropriate times of the night, usually just before or during dinner. We are unable to get rid of them and some of us tend to stay as nice and calm as possible so that we don’t look like Red Necks. Luckily for us, our Australian government has decided that they will no longer tolerate telemarketers by opening a “Do Not Call” registry. Read more »

I made it on the Top 100 Australian Bloggers index

Just got a ping from Meg from Blogpond that I made it to the top 100 Aussie bloggers, ranked current as number 99. Very amazing seeing that my site has only been in operation for approximately 1 month (or less). Great motivation for me to write more great SEO posts (if you can call it great) and post even more entertaining material for you guys to read.

Other another note, now that my colleague should be back from training next week, I should have a lot more time to post so subscribe to my feeds to keep yourself up to date with SEO news and other great things.

Strategies for launching a successful website subsection

I must apologise for the lack of Search engine optimisation related posts due to my increasing workload and my tired tired little eyes (yes I’m Chinese) after work. However, as promised I have written up a short post about generic ways on how to launch a subsection on an existing site. Learn how to successfully rank the new pages on Google with the following simple steps. Read more »

Get your free Joost invites here

Ok, I forgot to write about me giving away free Joost invites for those who are interested in Beta testing. Yes, Joost is still Beta hence the restricted access (think Google Gmail), however I will now dispense my unlimited invites to those who are interested. Read more »

Free cable TV on your computer via P2P technology Joost

Joostâ„¢ the best of tv and the internetFrom the creators of Kazaar and Skype, Niklas Zennström and Janus Frii comes a brand new way to watch free streaming tv via your computer. I present to you Joost, a revolutionary new Peer to Peer online streaming media software which allows you to watch TV direct from your computer FREE. Read more »

The human slingshot, see how this girl gets sling shotted through the air

I don’t know about you, but this thing seems bloody awesome, though there does seem to be major safety issues regarding this device. I don’t want to be on a wheel chair for the rest of my life if anything bad goes wrong. Check the video out below.

Incredible new innovation – the slinky chair

Bloody awesome clip I found on youtube which shows some guy demostrating a brand new invention, the slinky chair. Hard to explain what it is but just imagine a normal wooden chair with the ability to twist and turn just like a slinky. I took the liberty of posting the video up here.

Web 2.0 awards released by seomoz

Great news, has released their latest version of the Web 2.0 Awards and its looking very spiffy. Congrats for all the winners. Heck after going through the list I even found a few really awesome websites such as OneSentence, Guess the Google (game) and the Groowy desktop.

You can check out the Web 2.0 Awards by to view the winners as well as 14 interviews with founders of the winning websites.

So much to write, so little time to write it

I have recently been overwhelmed with work (at work) as a fellow colleague had to go on a Microsoft .net 2.0 course for a week. It seems that I have been put in the position where I must take on about 60% of his work load, which means I can’t really finish my own work, nor can I blog about SEO topics until the end of the week. Read more »

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