Choose Your Language

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

E-commerce is a cut throat business. You have to arm yourself with the proper know-how and the tools to make your site a cut above the rest. Each day, more and more sites are clambering to optimize their rankings in websites and if you lose your guard, you may just get trampled on and be left in the abyss filled with so many failed e-commerce sites.

Search Engine Optimization or SEO is a term widely used today by many e-commerce sites. For the past few years and the next ten years or so, search engines would be the most widely used internet tool to find the sites that they need to go to or the product or information they need.

Most people that use search engines use only the ten top search results in the first page. Making it to the first page, more so to the top three is a barometer of a sites success in search engine optimization. You will get a higher ratio of probability in being clicked on when you rank high. The more traffic for your site, the more business you rake in.

But, it is essential to grab a hold of that spot or make your ranking even better. As I aforementioned, each day is a new day for all e-commerce sites to make them selves rank higher using search engine optimization. It is imperative to make your site better and better everyday.

So just what is search engine optimization and do you have to use it? The answer to why you have to use it is an easy one. You need search engine optimization to be number one, or maybe at least make your site income generating.

With search engine optimization you can get the benefit of generating a high traffic volume. Let’s just say you get only a turn out of successful sales with 10 to 20 percent of your traffic. If you get a hundred hits or more a day, you get a good turn out of sales already. If you get only twenty to ten hits a day, you only get one or two if not any at all.

So once again, what is search engine optimization? Search engine optimization is utilizing tools and methods in making your site top ranking in the results of search engines. Getting yourself in the first page and better yet in the top half of the page will ensure that your site will generate public awareness of your site’s existence and subsequently generate more traffic, traffic that could lead to potential income and business.

Search engine optimization requires a lot of work to be fully realized. There are many aspects you have to change in your site or add as well to get search engine optimization. These will include getting lots of information about the keyword phrases that are popular in regards to your sites niche or theme.

You may also need to rewrite your sites contents so that you could get the right keyword phrases in your site without making it too commercial but light and informative. There are certain rules and guidelines to be followed with making your site’s content applicable and conducive to search engine optimization.

You will also need to collaborate with many other sites so that you could get link exchanges and page transfers. The more inbound and outbound traffics generated by sites among others are one of the components search engines uses to rank sites.

Try to search the internet for many useful help. Tips, guidelines and methods for search engine optimization are plenty to be found. Read many articles that can help you optimize your site in search engine results. The more knowledge and information you gather the better. This will all help you in getting those high rankings. This may require a little time and effort in your part but the benefits will be astounding.

If you can part with some money, there are many sites in the internet that can help you in search engine optimization. There are many sites that help in tracking keyword phrases that can help your site. There are also some content writers that have lots of experience in making good keyword laden content for your sites that have good quality.

Act now and see the benefits garner with search engine optimization. All of these will result to better traffic and more business for your site and company.

How to create a sitemap

A sitemap of a website is similar to the table of contents of a book. Sitemaps are important because it guides web surfers to the particular part of the website they have a point of interest in. With it they would save time following links and get right to the point instead.

Sitemaps are also where search engines look at if somebody is looking for a particular keyword or phrase. If you have a site map, you can most likely be searched.

Creating a sitemap, now with software technology surging in, is relatively easier than before. You need not be a programming guru to be one. All need is a notepad, a program editor, and some patience. Here’s how you do it:

Create the listing on a notepad.
It doesn’t necessarily have to be a notepad. Any word processing program will do. First off, make sure to type in all the parts and pieces of your website. Include all pages and all links you have. Create it as if you listing the contents of your book. Make a draft first. You’re sure no to miss something out this way.

Create a new page for your sitemap.
You can insert the sitemap on your website on one of its pages or you can create an entirely different page for it. Using your notepad, incorporate all tags necessary to it to make another webpage. Open up your website creator program and tag your sitemap using it. If you have created your website on your own, this will be easy for you.

Create a link for the sitemap.
You won’t be able to view the sitemap if you won’t put a link for it, of course. Create the link on the front page of your website so that visitors can view it right away and be directed appropriately.

Check your work.
It is important to validate the functionality of the links you created on the sitemap. Test each and every one in there and if you get an error, be sure to fix it accurately. Run through every single page to make sure that all are accounted for.

Upload your work.
Place the sitemap now on your live browser and double check it. It should function as smoothly as the dry run. Error should be minimal at this stage since you already have verified it locally.

The steps provided herewith is the manual way of creating a sitemap. These days, if you search hard enough on the web, you will find online programs that will do all these work for you. All you have to do it type in the URL or the link of your website and they will create the sitemap with click of a button.

Of course that method is generic. All of you who have created their sitemap that way will have an end product that is all the same, plus there’s that possibility that something else will be inserted in there too. Then again, the process is less taxing and way, way simpler.

But if you want a more personalized output, and you are pretty good with computers and programming yourself, better make one of your own. And since you made your website anyway, creating sitemap is just like creating any other page on the website. Other than you’ll know for sure the links are accurate, you can organize the links the way you prefer it to be. Major parts of the site are emphasized compared to less significant. This is important especially if you are selling products or offering services online.

Sitemap is vital to a website. People search the web a lot for something. If your website has what that particular person is looking for, and your sitemap reports it, then you have a new customer looking at your items. Not only that, they will see some other things up for sale that they might be interested in as well.

Sitemaps, be it generated by a program automatically or you made it yourself, presents the same purpose. That is to lead your visitors to where they’re likely headed, and for you to be seen on the World Wide Web through search spiders. So with these, make sure your website has a sitemap of its own, lest make one.

Tips on Online Marketing

Marketing in a traditional sense has always been done by putting an ad either in the newspaper, the radio and the television.

Being in the digital age, efforts done by marketing to get the message across is not that different. It has just become a little more high tech which continues to help drive sales.

Businesses that want to sell something in the market need 2 things. The first is the product to be sold which later on will be distributed. The second is marketing which is the vehicle that is used to carry that message across to the consumer so that people are aware of its existence then it is purchased.

One way of the fastest ways of doing marketing today is building a website. Should one decide to shift and decide to do this, here are some tips one needs to know to get started.

1. The first thing to do is to determine what the person wants to do. The product has to fill a need that the customers want right now. It should provide a solution of some kind that will make that will improve the quality of life either at home or at work.

2. The next is to do the proper research. If the business is done with a group of people or a single proprietorship, it is best to brainstorm for the best domain name for the business. It should be catchy and will easily be remembered by people. Given that there are probably other people who have been in the business longer and that it is possible that the domain name has already been taken, it is best to think of several names in case it can no longer be used.

There are sites in the web that have search engines to look for a specific subject and using popular keywords for ones website will easily help people find it. These sites also allow one to make a site map which can be downloaded in minutes for a small fee.

Another good example is the various email sites and by doing a tie-up with these companies, one can get exposure as well as free service since people who do not have an account can also sign up and be an active member.

3. A product of good quality should be sold at a decent price. Sometimes, the product one makes is already available in the market. To be competitive, one must figure out a way to convince people as to why this product is better than the other leading brands available. What features does it have that the competitor doesn’t? What makes it unique which is not only about the product on hand but the service that this can give as well?

4. Just like having a normal business, one must acquire the right equipment and machines for the job. These could be merchandise that is either physical or electronic and an online ordering system.

To be successful, one should be sure that the goods that a customer will order can be delivered on time. If there are any problems, a customer support staff or system should be ready to cater to that.

5. It takes money to make more money so one should be careful with what needs to be spent. By putting in tight controls in terms of expenditures and keeping track of the current balance while maintaining the same level of quality saves money which can be used for other things.

To avoid falling in this predicament, the first thing one must do is manage the expenses. It is always good to carry a notebook around to log whatever expenses have been made or have a logbook to keep track how much balance is left. That way, a person can stay within a budget on a monthly basis.

6. With everything in place, it is now time to promote the site. One can email to friends about the site and what it offers then this too will also be forwarded and advertised to others. Another is showcasing ones website in E-zines or electronic magazines to get more customer traffic.

Any business big or small must have the right resources available to get the message across to the people and building a web site or a site map takes time. One can do it alone if that person knows how to do it, get professional help or simply start from the basics and learn it from the ground up.

Spamming - Smart or Stupid?

Recently i found that my PR4 dofollow blog (Not this blog) is attacked by the spammer. This is good news and bad news, more traffic come to my blog even this is not quality traffic but at least my blog getting well-known (for only spammer???lol)

On the other hand, i need to spend some of my time to clear this "rubbish" comments from my blog. Fortunately, i can scan tose comment very fast because the spammer seem not smart enough, they either leave a short general word like "thank you","great article","very interesting" ect or direct leave their URL and ask me to visit.

I believed that the spammer not good in analysis and calcualtion. They shall know their comment will be deleted and even they spend maybe 10 minute and leave 100 comments on the blog, i believed all of them will get deleted. If they really go through the article and leave the comment, they will get approved by the blog owner. Even only very few comment are leaved in 10 minutes, but better then nothing compare to spamming.

So, what do you think about spammer? Smart? or stupid?

Dofollow blog list (3)

Here is another 10 Dofollow blog. All the best

Quality backlink

What is quality backlink?

Quality backlink should have below few properties:

  1. A quality backlink will be a quality backlink which is from a high PR site, at less PR4.
  2. The niche (or we can call them: theme, nature or subject) of both websites is same then the backlink will be called a quality back link.
  3. The anchor text of the backlink should be your target key words. (This is to improve your SERP)

Why the quality backlink is important?

I think the Backlinks is important because of the below reasons:

  1. The back links increase the PR of your website
  2. The back links drive a share of traffic from the source websites.
  3. Your SERPs position is also improved lightly by the back links. Although it is not the main factor.

To get a quality backlink, the best way is to develop your content, and then request for the link exchange with some quality site that have same niche. If you can get a quality backlink, sure it will help you to get higher PR and traffic.

Great SEO Tool

SEO tool is important for the Search Engine Optimization (SEO). I would like to introduce two very useful SEO Tool which you can simply get it from your Firefox add-ons. If you are not familiar with FireFox Add on, please refer to my previous post on the simple tutorial.

Add-ons 1 - SeoQuake
is one of the best tool, it do show you the keyword density, and also your internal and external link. Besides, you can even get the information on google pagerank, google index, yahoo link, yahoo link domains, MSN index, Alexa ranking, Webarchive Age, Delicious index and sitemap related to the website during searching.

Add-ons 2 - SearchStatus
The majority perpose on using searchstatus for me is to find the Dofollow link. Dofollow link is the only link that give you backlink and provide PR juice to the website/blog. On the other hand, SearchStatus actually do provide information regarding the website you browsing which including PageRank, Alexa Ranking and Compete as well.

How many backlink needed?

Many people are confuse on how google judge the website pagerank. Or how many backlink are needed to reach certain PR. This is hard to anwser since backlink is not about quantity but quality. Anyway, below is the PR score for you as a reference so that you can estimate the backlink needed to achieve certain Pagerank.

Wish this table are able to answer your question.

Dofollow blog list (2)

Another 10 dofollow blog are listed. Wish this can help you to get some juice by commenting on their blog

Finally acheive more then $200 per month

After blogging for some time, and finally i do start earn some money from my blogs. I do sumarize my online earning received on May 2008 as below:

  • Paid to Post: $15.20
  • Paid to Blog: $140.50
  • Advertisement: $32.15
  • Others: $20.50

The total money received online on May 2008 is $208.35. That's is the highest money earned online since i start my online earning journey.

Well, More than $200 per month is great result for me. I do only part time on blogging, the earning can encourage me to continue my blogging journey. I will try to update my blog post regularly (Hopefully i do have enough time for it), i will try my best and make it possible.

Honestly speaking, i'm wondering how people can earn from their blog previously and finally i know the reason now. Keep work hard on the content and optimize the search engine is necessary to get better result. I do my best and wish can share the information with you.



Safari is the fastest browser now in te market. According to the research, Safari loading pages speed is faster then FireFox 2, Internet Explorer 7 and Opera. How fast actually the Safari?

Safari loading speed 3 times faster then Opera, 2 times faster the Internet Explorer 7 and 1.7 times faster then Firefix 2. It mean that if Safari browser loading a page with 2.09 second, then Opera need 6 seconds, IE 7 do need 4 seconds and even Firefox need 3.6 seconds.

How about other feature? The only feature that impressed me by Safari is the private browsing. What is the private browsing?If you turn on your private browsing, then Safari will not store your Google searches, your cookies, the history of sites you’ve visited, your download history, or information from online forms you’ve filled out. This is more security if you using online banking or some other business.

Anyway, Microsoft seem working hard on developing the IE8 and FireFox 3. Let's wait and see whether they can beat the Safari

FireFox Add-ons

What is FireFox Add-ons?
FireFox Add-on is improving the tabs directly adds to the browsing experience and letting you personalize your browsing experience which also make the job of website designers and developers much easier.

How to add-ons?
Add-ons is just simple as 1,2,3, let's start the ad-ons now

1. Go to "Tools", then choose "Add-ons"

2. Click on the "Get Extensions"

3.Choose either from the Categories or you can type the add-ons name and search. Besides, you can also find the "Added Recommend" and "Most Popular" add-ons

See, that's easy, only 3 steps.