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The Death of Link Building and Its Impact on SEO

By on Oct 21, 2012 in Search Engine Optimization, Uncategorized | 1 comment

With Google’s Penguin and Exact Match Domain (EMD) updates this year, many SEO professionals and small business owners are scratching their heads as the “fast and easy” SEO strategies are now old-school tactics that will not work anymore. These “fast and easy” SEO strategies are the low-quality backlinks that are easy to acquire and replicate when you have diligent link builders working on the links, or you have acquired automated link building tools. Low quality SEO strategies include article directory publishing, link wheeling, blog commenting, forum posting, social bookmarking, and profile linking. To make matters worse, the EMD update came in a few weeks ago pushing the rankings of most EMD webpages lower in the search results, and pushing the rankings of branded non-EMD webpages higher. Imagine the impact on the organic traffic and sales if you have a small business website, which...

oDesk Review and Tips

By on May 28, 2011 in Internet Marketing, Online Jobs | 15 comments

In August, I will be two years in Odesk.  I joined the site while I was in the Philippines and it has been an on and off work for me by choice. I have accumulated 673 hours so far not including those non-hourly jobs I have accepted. I withdraw my oDesk payments weekly to be sent to my bank account or PayPal account. Here is the link to my profile so you can assess my work experience from oDesk yourself. Even my husband who is an SEO, more experienced than me, take consultancy jobs in oDesk. While my friend Joy has worked 876 hours since April of 2010. The way oDesk works is that employers will post jobs which can be paid hourly or fixed rate. Then contractors like us will apply to these jobs. oDesk will then get a little percentage for whatever is paid to you. Hourly jobs are tracked through a software and is more guaranteed, while fixed rate jobs don’t require a tracker but is...

10 Internet Marketing Terms para sa mga Beginner

By on Apr 2, 2011 in Internet Marketing, Search Engine Optimization | 8 comments

Ito ay naglalaman ng mga terminolohiya na ginagamit sa internet marketing. Mga pangmalawakang konsepto lamang ang mga ito, subalit sa pamamagitan ng mga eksplinasyon na nakasulat dito, mas madali ninyong maunawaan ang mga susunod na mga artikulong babasahin ninyo tungkol sa pagmamarket ng mga serbisyo o mga produkto sa internet. Internet Marketing Sakop ng terminilohiyang  ito ang iba’t ibang stratehiya sa pag-propromote ng negosyo sa internet. Pay Per Click Advertising Ito ay pag-aanunsiyo ng iyong serbisyo o produkto sa mga website na hindi mo pagmamay-ari. Ang may-ari ng website ay makakatanggap ng komisyon o kabayaran galing sa’yo sa bawat bisita niya na nag-click ng iyong anunsiyo. Pipresyohan mo ang bawat click na ito, depende sa iyong budget at sa iyong bidding. Ang anunsiyo ay naglalaman ng link papunta sa iyong webpage kung saan nakalagay ang iyong produkto,...

Reddit Uses Digg Layout For April Fool’s Day

By on Apr 1, 2009 in Social Media Marketing | 2 comments

  Check it out now in so you won’t miss the fun. But if you want to use the original Reddit layout, you can go to

I lost my Stumbleupon Toolbar! Now, It’s Back!

By on Nov 19, 2008 in Social Media Marketing | 1 comment

Someone chatted with me in Gmail requesting to stumble his great article, and I was eager to do it anyway, so I opened Firefox, since I was using Gmail in Chrome. Surprisingly, Stumbleupon toolbar was gone! I doublechecked View > Toolbars, but Stumbleupon is not listed there. If I checked Tools > Add-ons, Stumbleupon is still installed and just not showing. (I wasn’t able to stumble the post.) So, I reload Firefox, thinking it was the problem, but it got worse, the window seemed to have its code messed up, so I decided to re-install Firefox. But stumbleupon toolbar was still nowhere to find. So, i thought maybe SU’s code messed up, so I uninstalled and re-installed it, but still it did not fix the problem. There’s one thing different in my Firefox though when I lost my SU toolbar. Firefox’s homepage was Bearshare, and there was on my add-ons’ list....

Linkbuilding with Hubpages

By on May 14, 2008 in Search Engine Optimization | 0 comments

I was told before that one of the best place to publish linkbuilding articles is Hubpages. I was warned though not to put a lot of inbound links to my site or I would get banned. I somehow didn’t listen to that advice since I just really want to try how linkbuilding works. So, I put up hubs for one of my websites and had put a lot of links to it. Well, it seemed like a resource page that it never got banned and the linkbuilding indeed worked. (There was one hub that got banned though, and my reason I believe was it was in an article form rather than a list that would be a resourceful page for internet surfers.) But recently, I just did a ridiculous thing. I removed my best hub, and thought of republishing it in another account. And surprisingly, Hubpages would not allow me to publish that hub because I was overly promotional. Hubpages immediately detected that I had more than two...