The PHP130,000 Philippine SEO Contest

Here’s a nice incentive to start learning about search engine optimization: the PHP130,000 Philippine SEO Contest. For the uninitiated, search engine optimization or SEO is: a set of methodologies aimed at improving the visibility of a website in search engine listings. The term also refers to an industry of consultants that...

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Where Do Filipino Workers Go Online?

Interesting takes on US surfing habits while at work. …the seventh annual “Web@Work” study from Websense, conducted by Harris Interactive, found that employees spend time at work accessing non-work-related sites. Some 61% of respondents with a work-owned internet connection admitted that they spend at least some...

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The GorillaPod

Mar 28, 06 The GorillaPod

Posted by in Gadgets, Imaging & Photography

Camera trigger-happy Filipinos out vacationing in the boondocks would love to have something like this in their camera bag. The GorillaPod from JOBY looks something right out of a sci-fi flick but I can see how Filipinos will benefit from this hybrid camera tripod. Via Cool Hunting. Related posts: Hotspot hunting: Robinson’s...

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Windows Live 8 Years Ago

This is what the Windows Live homepage looked like in February 11, 1998. This is what it looks like now: How much did Microsoft pay for the domain? Considering the attention Microsoft is devoting to Windows Live these days, I’m guessing Ross Finlayson, the original Live.com domain owner must be one happy man If you are...

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Will the Next iPod Killer Please Stand Up?

Samsung is releasing what it hopes will be, the portable MP3 player that will slay the Goliath that is the iPod: the YP-Z5. You have to give it to this baby. In tries to match everything the iPod Nano offers…everything but the scroll wheel. Same size (3.5 by 1.6 inches) Similar choices of colors (silver or black) Same storage...

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Google’s Got MyAyala.com’s Back

Two weeks after being kicked out of Google’s index, MyAyala.com is back. MyAyala.com was extra careful to clean up all pages in the site after Google engineer Matt Cutts publicly listed other remaining spammy pages in the site. Related posts: MyAyala.com Does a BMW.de MyAyala.com Removes Hidden Text But… Google Jagger...

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SEO Companies in the Philippines

In part 1 of our SEO Companies in the Philippines series, the spotlight is on a link building-focused SEO company based in Cagayan de Oro City. In this installment, I interview Michael Turner, CEO of Harvest SEO. The inteview gives a glimpse of how the Florida-based company came to set up shop in the City of Golden Friendship. How...

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MyAyala.com Removes Hidden Text But…

MyAyala.com has removed the hidden text pointed out in the MyAyala.com Does a BMW.de post earlier. Bon Moya, general manager of MyAyala.com had this to say: Yes there was a hidden text there for some time. But when we found out, we took it out immediately. We have written Google and Google has acknowledged our compliance and told...

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MyAyala.com Does a BMW.de

A few weeks ago, the German country site of BMW (BMW.de) was removed from the Google Index after getting a public SEO spam review courtesy of Matt Cutts, senior Google engineer and anti-spam czar. By using a combination of keyword stuffed redirecting doorway pages, the site was deemed spammy and in violation of Google’s...

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$7,000 SEO Contest is On

John Scott and the folks over at V7n.com have officially launched their v7ndotcom elursrebmem SEO contest. If you can rank #1 in Google for the term [v7ndotcom elursrebmem] on May 15, 2006, John Scott and co. will give you $4,000 and a 30 GB iPod. Wait I thought you said $7,000. I did. And this is where it gets interesting. A few...

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