20 May 2008

My entry for an Entrecard Contest

I don't think I will need to explain what entrecard is, you must have probably saw it on a thousand of blog already (ok maybe a few that you visit haha).

So, this is my entry to the contest organized by Christophe Lucain, you can read more about the contest here and participate too as it is open to everyone all over the world.

The prizes are as follows:

1st : 900 EC’s
2nd : 400 EC’s
3rd : 200 EC’s

Good luck to everyone who is participating :)

09 February 2008

Guide to Web Hosting

It is always a tiring job to look for the best web hosting provider. To have them all in one place and being able to choose among the best can be a good thing. You can find everything you are looking for at http://www.webhostingsources.com/ from linux / Unix to windows hosting all listed in categories, just browse around to see what best suit your need and budget.

Before choosing a web hosting provider, it is good if you can make a list of the things you will need for hosting your website, for e.g. how much space or bandwidth, all these are equally important for the smooth running of your website. With all this in mind you will not find it very difficult to choose among the various web hosting providers there are around

Linux / Unix web hosting are the most widely used around, mainly because it is cheaper than windows hosting and easier to setup, to start off you can try to check around the free web hosting category and see how it goes and then when you are ready go for the provider that gives you the best value for money. It can take some time before you get to the best web hosting provider that can offer you services according to your needs, it is a good idea to read reviews about the provider you will choose since the accessibility of your site depends on it

Windows web hosting is also used a lot because of the wide variety of services that it supports. Still, deciding to go for windows web hosting will depend on your website's needs.

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20 April 2007

Social Bookmarking Sites For Traffic

I am not yet a big fan of these social bookmarks sites (digg, delicio.us, stumbleupon etc) yet but it seems they can bring you a lot of traffic! I have been trying stumble upon, asking friends and others who offer free stumbles to stumble this blog and saw an increase in the traffic. Well I have probably got only 5-10 thumbs up, that's not enough but it works, that's what matters.

I'll put up a list of these social bookmark sites when I'll have some time :-)
So, now you know where to go when you need fast traffic.

07 December 2006

Avatar Advertising Works!

I bet you never tried this one before! Well if you are a member at Digital Point Forums you probably know what I am talking about. Since yesterday Site Sift Directory has this picture in many member's avatar

Most of the high post count members had this in their avatar and I think the site sift picture was in more than 200,000 posts yesterday, wow got a nice exposure! Only problem is that it created a lot of confusion among the members... it was difficult to know who was who, many thought that members were bumping their own thread before they discovered what was happening :)
Some more creative members edited the picture a little bit, I added my name (ruby) in mine for less confusion :p Very personalized hun? :D check it out ;)

Avatar advertising seems to be working very well, Sevenseek Directory also joined the game... This is one of the picture sevenseek is using as members avatar, there're many other variations.
Sevenseek is also reaching many posts, apparently because he's paying more than sitesift lol, but I think for sitesift many were doing it just for the fun. Anyway a member even started a thread to see who's going to win the max posts among the two here. Since I got no PM from any of these two directory owners to support them and I don't know them neither, I am actually supporting both with this:

I am a seven-sifter! hahaha

No kidding now.. I think avatar advertising is a very good marketing technique, even if they're not getting links on the forum, many bloggers (like me) are going to write about this... and just think about it, both of these directories will get tons of backlinks!

update (08.12.06 - 12:14AM)
Stuart, the owner of site-sift sent me a pm, I just corrected the mistake I made in his url, really sorry about that :)
When I posted the avatar thingy I said to myself that I'll support the directory who first pmed me at DP, so I guess I'll change back to the 100% site-sift avatar now :D well the one specially personalized for me of course hehe.

18 November 2006

Online Marketing Services

Nowadays it is not very easy to find the perfect online marketing company who will offer you prefessional services. I've been to a website today and they seem to offer every you need in term of Internet Marketing Services, from SEO to AD Server Management serives. Complete company I must say, nice portfolio, they have worked with big names, just have a look at their customers. So, think if you are looking for online marketing then Discount Click Online Marketing Services is what you need.

I've found the AD Server thing quite interesting, I would really like to know more about this and what kind of result we can get with this type of advertising. Well I think it's worth giving them a try as there's one thing I really appreciated is that they mentioned on the SEO page that they "do not guarantee top search engine rankings" and this only shows that they will not be using any techniques that the search engines frown upon. Worth having a look at their services.