A compilation of my Perplex Thoughts. . .

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

How to increase your eCPM

First what is eCPM? eCPM stands for "effective cost per thousand impressions" eCPM is calculated by dividing total earnings by total number of impressions in thousands. It is a great performance measure for your various ad units.



This is just a thought based in my own opinion and not a profound basis, to gain a greater eCPM value.

Traffic is based on contents and the ability of content to attract visitors

  • I thinks its advisable to use a high paying keywords or the most relevant search search keyword. Usually sites without a lot of content Google will give you a little per click value.

Drive traffic to your site
  • Update your site regularly should not be put aside, posting of new, attractive and in demand content would surely increase your eCPM value.
  • Give intellectual comments to other bloggers, This is a old tactics but works very good.
  • Join in community Networks and be active joining the community forums
  • Be more on content not on widgets/Photos/Videos along the side bar. Google will not count those things as context content.
Doing those things above for sure this will increase your site traffic.

Since the site drive a lot of traffic and clicks the eCPM value will now increase as well as the value of every clicks.



Hope im not wrong
If you have some more ideas about this topic please be kind to share...

Asbestos Exposure Leads To Mesothelioma

Too much exposure to asbestos leads to Mesothelioma a cancer where malignant cells develop in the mesothelium, a protective lining that covers most of the body's internal organ. most commonly found in pleura (outer lining of the lungs and chest cavity).

Fig.1 (Human Diagram of Pleura)

Fig. 2 (Autopsy Specimen of mesothelioma victim)

But may also occur in the peritoneum ( the lining of abdominal cavity) or in pericardium (a sac that sourounds the heart).Most people who suffered from mesothelioma, being reported have worked and inhaled asbestos particles or have been exposed severely to asbestos dust and fibre in the other way such as by washing the clothes of a family member who works with asbestos or home construction using asbestos cement products.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Pre-Marital Sex Bad or Good?

When i was young my mother, my school teacher even the priest taught me that Pre-marital sex is bad, its immoral! making love are for couples who are married should not be done without the blessing from God/Priest/Pastors/Judge/Mayor anyone who are vested with the power to bind the two hearts who are deeply in love. But after seeing this video my whole point of view of pre-marital sex has changed.

What would i be After 64?

I'm so afraid to think bout my future after reaching the age of 64. . . Will i still have the vigor and sense of sensibility? Will i be able to make love to my old wife? Will i be able to see the beautiful things that once in my life have touches my artistic soul? Will i still be able to listen clearly to the Cradle of Filth Music? May i still be able to sing along with favorite song? To run after my grand children? Will i still see my old friends that during my youthful years we had nothing to do but to think that making love was just for fun and drift our selves to booze and weeds? The thoughts that really troubles me. But anyways I'm still young "the hell with my future!" I'm still enjoying my youthful desires...


God bless Philippines...

Friday, November 16, 2007

The Priceles Natural Links

The very easy way and the most cheapest way to increase your page ranking is through inbound link. Inbound links are links that basically links that are directed to your site. The best way to get inbound links is simply to create links with other webmasters that has a relevance content with your site. These are known as natural links — the type of link which is created purely to increase the usefulness of the internet (in an ideal world all links would be natural). Natural links have many advantages:

  • You don't have to work to acquire them (except creating the content in the first place).
  • They are free and you don't have to reciprocate the link.
  • The links will be diverse, with different anchor text.
  • The referring pages tend to be similarly themed (this is likely to become more important in the future).

If you are lucky you will attract enough natural links to give your site a boost. However most websites need to make an effort to acquire inbound links. You must be very careful about this! There are many ways to create links to your website — some of them are acceptable and some aren't. If you use the wrong methods, search engines may detect this and penalise you severely.

Page Rank Algorithm

The original PageRank algorithm was described by Lawrence Page and Sergey Brin in several publications. It is given by

PR(A) = (1-d) + d (PR(T1)/C(T1) + ... + PR(Tn)/C(Tn))

where

PR(A) is the PageRank of page A,
PR(Ti) is the PageRank of pages Ti which link to page A,
C(Ti) is the number of outbound links on page Ti and
d is a damping factor which can be set between 0 and 1.

So, first of all, we see that PageRank does not rank web sites as a whole, but determined each page individually. Further, the PageRank of page A is recursively defined by the PageRanks of those pages which link to page A.

The PageRank of pages Ti which link to page A does not influence the PageRank of page A uniformly. Within the PageRank algorithm, the PageRank of a page T is always weighted by the number of outbound links C(T) on page T. This means that the more outbound links a page T has, the less will page A benefit from a link to it on page T.

The weighted PageRank of pages Ti is then added up. The outcome of this is that an additional inbound link for page A will always increase page A's PageRank.

Finally, the sum of the weighted PageRanks of all pages Ti is multiplied with a damping factor d which can be set between 0 and 1. Thereby, the extend of PageRank benefit for a page by another page linking to it is reduced.


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The Effect of Inbound Links

Having links from other websites to yours is a critical part of search engine optimisation. As well as the obvious bonus of having people follow these links to your site, inbound links provide the following benefits:

  • Search engine robots follow links between websites. The more inbound links you have, the more often robots will visit your site.
  • Many search engines count links to your site as "votes" for you. They assume that if lots of websites link to your site it must be high quality. Page Rank is Google's system of counting links.

The general rule is that the more inbound links you can get, the better. Getting more links should almost certainly be near the top of your priority list when optimising your site.

It has already been shown that each additional inbound link for a web page/blog always increases the page's PageRank. Taking a look at the PageRank algorithm, which is given

PR(A) = (1-d) + d (PR(T1)/C(T1) + ... + PR(Tn)/C(Tn))

one may assume that an additional inbound link from page X increases the PageRank of page A

d × PR(X) / C(X)

where PR(X) is the PageRank of page X and C(X) is the total number of its outbound links. But page A usually links to other pages itself. Thus, these pages get a PageRank benefit also. If these pages link back to page A, page A will have an even higher PageRank benefit from its additional inbound link.

The single effects of additional inbound links shall be illustrated by an example.

We regard a website consisting of four pages A, B, C and D which are linked to each other in circle. Without external inbound links to one of these pages, each of them obviously has a PageRank of 1. We now add a page X to our example, for which we presume a constant Pagerank PR(X) of 10. Further, page X links to page A by its only outbound link. Setting the damping factor d to 0.5, we get the following equations for the PageRank values of the single pages of our site:

Website(A) = 0.5 + 0.5 (PR(X) + PR(D)) = 5.5 + 0.5 PR(D)
Website(B) = 0.5 + 0.5 PR(A)
Website(C) = 0.5 + 0.5 PR(B)
Website(D) = 0.5 + 0.5 PR(C)

Since the total number of outbound links for each page is one, the outbound links do not need to be considered in the equations. Solving them gives us the following PageRank values:

Website(A) = 19/3 = 6.33
Website(B) = 11/3 = 3.67
Website(C) = 7/3 = 2.33
Website(D) = 5/3 = 1.67

We see that the initial effect of the additional inbound link of Website A, which was given by

d × PR(X) / C(X) = 0,5 × 10 / 1 = 5

is passed on by the links on our site.

The Influence of the Damping Factor

The degree of PageRank propagation from one page to another by a link is primarily determined by the damping factor d. If we set d to 0.75 we get the following equations for our above example:

Website(A) = 0.25 + 0.75 (PR(X) + PR(D)) = 7.75 + 0.75 PR(D)
Website(B) = 0.25 + 0.75 PR(A)
Website(C) = 0.25 + 0.75 PR(B)
Website(D) = 0.25 + 0.75 PR(C)

Solving these equations gives us the following PageRank values:

Website(A) = 419/35 = 11.97
Website(B) = 323/35 = 9.23
Website(C) = 251/35 = 7.17
Website(D) = 197/35 = 5.63

First of all, we see that there is a significantly higher initial effect of additional inbound link for page A which is given by

d × PR(X) / C(X) = 0.75 × 10 / 1 = 7.5

This initial effect is then propagated even stronger by the links on our site. In this way, the PageRank of page A is almost twice as high at a damping factor of 0.75 than it is at a damping factor of 0.5. At a damping factor of 0.5 the PageRank of page A is almost four times superior to the PageRank of page D, while at a damping factor of 0.75 it is only a little more than twice as high. So, the higher the damping factor, the larger is the effect of an additional inbound link for the PageRank of the page that receives the link and the more evenly distributes PageRank over the other pages of a site.



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Inday Deal or No Deal (Continuation)

Kris: Ok Inday, mukhang kelangan na natin ng tulong sa mga friends mo... sino ba yung bigotilyong lalaki na naka-polo? Ano name nya?

Inday: Ahh, that's my master Mr. Montemayor.

Kris: Ahhh sya pala yun, how cute naman pala eh. Sige sir, give us a number.

Mr. Montemayor: Hi Kris, good evening. I'm a fan. I choose number 22 please.

Kris: Ano Inday ok ba yung number 22?

Inday: Whatever, we shouldn't bite the hand that feeds us anyway. Go ahead.

Kris: [taray naman] Sofie, buksan na!

[ang laman ng briefcase 22 ay 5,000]

Kris: Good job! Sino naman yung gwapong lalake na naka jumper na katabi ni Mr. Montemayor? What's his name?

Inday: Ahh, that's my on again off again boyfriend, Dodong the gardener.

Kris: Ooohh, sya pala yun. Ok Dodong, give us a number!

Dodong: Hi babes, I choose briefcase 9 if it's ok with you. If not, it's ok with me as long as it's ok with you.

Kris: Ano raw? Inday, number 9 daw ok say0?

Inday: Yes Kris, it's fine with me.

Kris: Wow ang bait pag kay Dodong. Ederlyn... buksan na!!

...nanlaki ang mga mata ni Inday at hindi sya makapaniwala. Natahimik at mukhang kakapusin sya ng hininga...

Inday: YOU!!! How dare you invade my moment!

[nagulat si Kris at ang mga audience sa reaksyon ni Inday. Nagpatawag si Kris ng commercial break at nagpakuha ng tubig para kay Inday.]

Ederlyn: Pinapangako ko, Inday... pagbukas luluhod ang mga tala! hahahahaha!

Inday: What? Can you speak up? What are you mumbling up there. can somebody give her a microphone please?

Kris: Ano ba!! Tama na nga ang drama ninyo, Ederlyn buksan mo na ang case at umexit ka na kung ayaw mong mapalitan! (naiirita na si Kris) Dali-daling binuksan ni Ederlyn ang briefcase at ang laman ay...

P3,000,000.

Nanghinayang ang mga audience... Ang mga natirang values ay 250, 1K, 20K, 50K, and 500K.

Inday: NooOoo.... (sabay tingin kay Dodong at napapaluha), how could you...

Dodong: I'm so sorry Inday, please forgive me.

Kris: Hayyy, drama again. Ang offer ni banker sa pagbabalik ng Kapamilya, Deal.. or No Deal!

[pagtapos ng commercial break... mukhang composed na ulit si Inday]

Kris: Inday, are you okay? Ang offer ni banker ay 99 thousand pesos . 'Sing rami siguro ng pilipinong pinadugo mo na ilong. Is it a Deal or No Deal?

Tahimik lang si Inday tilang may kinocompute sa ulo habang ang mga audience ay nagsisigawan ng "No Deal", ang iba naman ay "Deal".

Kris: Wait lang, kung mapapansin ninyo we have only have 5 cases left, and among those 5, apat doon ay mas maliit na value...

Inday: Kris, do you mind? Can I do my own thinking?

Natameme si Kris, pati ang audience ay natahimik.

Kris: Taray to the max! (pabulong sa sarili)

Inday: Ok, I'm ready. Upon looking at the reality of the situation, 80% of the cases left have at least 49K less than the banker's offer. The only way I can do better than what is offered is that if my case contains the 500k or I'd get to open one of the four lower values. But I have to keep in mind that there's only 20% probability that this would happen. I have to take note, however, that the banker's offer is roughly around 15% lower than the offer I expected based on the arithmetic mean of the values left.

Kris: Lorddd... panaginip ba 'to? Ayokonaaa... .

Inday: Accepting a deal for less than the mean should generally be regarded as a weak decision so I would say, NO DEAL!

Limang briefcase na lang ang natitira at kasama na doon ang case ni Inday...

Kris: My God, nakaka-stress itong episode na ito ha. Baka dumugo na rin ang ilong ko sa'yo Inday. Sige Inday, go ahead and choose 1 briefcase!

Inday: Ok Kris, I choose briefcase #5 please?

Kris: Briefcase #5! Mimi bago mo buksan yan I would first like to thank Figliarina by Schubizz for my sandals, Bambi Fuentes for my hair and make-up and Pepsi Herrera for my gown tonight.

Kris: Ok Mimi, buk...

Inday: Ahh Kris, can I also take time to thank a few people? I mean, I did save us a few minutes of airtime right?

Kris: ( "kapal naman talaga ng mukha"...bulong sa sarili ) Sige, ok lang go ahead. (naka-smile pa rin)

Inday : Thanks! Yes, I would like to thank Frank Provost for my hair and make-up, Jimmy Choo for my sandals and my dear friend Oscar dela Renta for my gown tonight.

BLAG!! Tinumba ni Kris ang podium at nagwalk-out. Hindi na natapos ang show kaya't binigyan na lang ni Banker si Inday ng kalahating milyon para sa kanyang oras.

Inday : Oh, and thanks to the people of Cartier for sending me these nice earrings for tonight!

Inday Deal or No Deal (Continuation)

Kris: Ok Inday, mukhang kelangan na natin ng tulong sa mga friends mo... sino ba yung bigotilyong lalaki na naka-polo? Ano name nya?

Inday: Ahh, that's my master Mr. Montemayor.

Kris: Ahhh sya pala yun, how cute naman pala eh. Sige sir, give us a number.

Mr. Montemayor: Hi Kris, good evening. I'm a fan. I choose number 22 please.

Kris: Ano Inday ok ba yung number 22?

Inday: Whatever, we shouldn't bite the hand that feeds us anyway. Go ahead.

Kris: [taray naman] Sofie, buksan na!

[ang laman ng briefcase 22 ay 5,000]

Kris: Good job! Sino naman yung gwapong lalake na naka jumper na katabi ni Mr. Montemayor? What's his name?

Inday: Ahh, that's my on again off again boyfriend, Dodong the gardener.

Kris: Ooohh, sya pala yun. Ok Dodong, give us a number!

Dodong: Hi babes, I choose briefcase 9 if it's ok with you. If not, it's ok with me as long as it's ok with you.

Kris: Ano raw? Inday, number 9 daw ok say0?

Inday: Yes Kris, it's fine with me.

Kris: Wow ang bait pag kay Dodong. Ederlyn... buksan na!!

...nanlaki ang mga mata ni Inday at hindi sya makapaniwala. Natahimik at mukhang kakapusin sya ng hininga...

Inday: YOU!!! How dare you invade my moment!

[nagulat si Kris at ang mga audience sa reaksyon ni Inday. Nagpatawag si Kris ng commercial break at nagpakuha ng tubig para kay Inday.]

Ederlyn: Pinapangako ko, Inday... pagbukas luluhod ang mga tala! hahahahaha!

Inday: What? Can you speak up? What are you mumbling up there. can somebody give her a microphone please?

Kris: Ano ba!! Tama na nga ang drama ninyo, Ederlyn buksan mo na ang case at umexit ka na kung ayaw mong mapalitan! (naiirita na si Kris) Dali-daling binuksan ni Ederlyn ang briefcase at ang laman ay...

P3,000,000.

Nanghinayang ang mga audience... Ang mga natirang values ay 250, 1K, 20K, 50K, and 500K.

Inday: NooOoo.... (sabay tingin kay Dodong at napapaluha), how could you...

Dodong: I'm so sorry Inday, please forgive me.

Kris: Hayyy, drama again. Ang offer ni banker sa pagbabalik ng Kapamilya, Deal.. or No Deal!

[pagtapos ng commercial break... mukhang composed na ulit si Inday]

Kris: Inday, are you okay? Ang offer ni banker ay 99 thousand pesos . 'Sing rami siguro ng pilipinong pinadugo mo na ilong. Is it a Deal or No Deal?

Tahimik lang si Inday tilang may kinocompute sa ulo habang ang mga audience ay nagsisigawan ng "No Deal", ang iba naman ay "Deal".

Kris: Wait lang, kung mapapansin ninyo we have only have 5 cases left, and among those 5, apat doon ay mas maliit na value...

Inday: Kris, do you mind? Can I do my own thinking?

Natameme si Kris, pati ang audience ay natahimik.

Kris: Taray to the max! (pabulong sa sarili)

Inday: Ok, I'm ready. Upon looking at the reality of the situation, 80% of the cases left have at least 49K less than the banker's offer. The only way I can do better than what is offered is that if my case contains the 500k or I'd get to open one of the four lower values. But I have to keep in mind that there's only 20% probability that this would happen. I have to take note, however, that the banker's offer is roughly around 15% lower than the offer I expected based on the arithmetic mean of the values left.

Kris: Lorddd... panaginip ba 'to? Ayokonaaa... .

Inday: Accepting a deal for less than the mean should generally be regarded as a weak decision so I would say, NO DEAL!

Limang briefcase na lang ang natitira at kasama na doon ang case ni Inday...

Kris: My God, nakaka-stress itong episode na ito ha. Baka dumugo na rin ang ilong ko sa'yo Inday. Sige Inday, go ahead and choose 1 briefcase!

Inday: Ok Kris, I choose briefcase #5 please?

Kris: Briefcase #5! Mimi bago mo buksan yan I would first like to thank Figliarina by Schubizz for my sandals, Bambi Fuentes for my hair and make-up and Pepsi Herrera for my gown tonight.

Kris: Ok Mimi, buk...

Inday: Ahh Kris, can I also take time to thank a few people? I mean, I did save us a few minutes of airtime right?

Kris: ( "kapal naman talaga ng mukha"...bulong sa sarili ) Sige, ok lang go ahead. (naka-smile pa rin)

Inday : Thanks! Yes, I would like to thank Frank Provost for my hair and make-up, Jimmy Choo for my sandals and my dear friend Oscar dela Renta for my gown tonight.

BLAG!! Tinumba ni Kris ang podium at nagwalk-out. Hindi na natapos ang show kaya't binigyan na lang ni Banker si Inday ng kalahating milyon para sa kanyang oras.

Inday : Oh, and thanks to the people of Cartier for sending me these nice earrings for tonight!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

How to Drive Traffic to your Blog Site

These are the 16 ways how to drive traffic to your site. I've passed to enzinearticle and found this useful tactics to help my fellow SEO blogger.


1. Set up a Bloglet subscription form on your blog and invite everyone in your network to subscribe: family, friends, colleagues, clients, associates.

2. Set up a feed on MyYahoo.com so your site gets regularly spidered by the Yahoo search engine

3. Read and comment on other blogs that are in your target niche. Don't just write things like "nice blog" or "great post." Write intelligent, useful comments with a link to your blog.

4. Use Ping-0-matic to ping blog directories. Do this every time you publish.

5. Submit your blog to traditional search engines

6. Submit your blog to blog directories. The most comprehensive list of directories is on this site:

7. Add a link to your blog in your email signature file.

8. Put a link to your blog on every page of your website.

9. If you publish a newsletter, make sure you have a link to your blog in every issue.

10. Include a link to your blog as a standard part of all outgoing correspondence such as autoresponder sequences, sales letters, reports, white papers, etc.

11. Advertise your blog URL on your business cards, brochures and flyers.

12. Make sure you have an RSS feed URL that people can subscribe to. The acronym RSS means Rich Site Summary, or some may consider its meaning as Really Simple Syndication. It is a document type that lists updates of websites or blogs available for syndication. These RSS documents (also known as 'feeds') may be read using aggregators (news readers). RSS feeds may show headlines only or both headlines and summaries.

13. Post often to keep attracting your subscribers to come back and refer you to others in their networks; include links to other blogs, articles and websites in your posts

14. Use Trackback links when you quote or refer to other blog posts. What is TrackBack? Essentially what this does is send a message from one server to another server letting it know you have posted a reference to their post. The beauty is that a link to your blog is now included on their site.

15. Write articles to post around the web in article directories. Include a link to your blog in the author info box .

16. Make a commitment to blog everyday. 10 minutes a day can help increase your traffic as new content attracts search engine spiders. Put it on your calendar as a task every day at the same time.



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Rare and Valuable Link Building Strategies

Theses are rare but valuable link building strategies that sometimes we set aside , ignored or just don't really mind but in fact these are really useful.


1 - Mentioned without a Link
This one is surprisingly effective. Your goal is to identify sites/pages that already mention your brand/product/service/website but have failed to provide the direct HTML link. Just shoot them a pleasant, personal email and request the link - success rates can be very high. To find these willing linkers, you can use Yahoo!'s advanced search parameters.

2 - Profile Sites (Usually Social Networking Sites)
All those "Web 2.0" sites that allow for the creation of profiles with links, from Facebook and Friendster to MySpace and Yahoo! 360 to Digg, Del.icio.us and StumbleUpon are goldmines for links. Even those that don't have direct links enabled often allow you to submit sites or show what you've "tagged" or visited.

3 - Can I Quote You on That?
If there's a particularly strong site in your sector that you desperately want a link from, this tactic can be of occasional use. The idea is to write a news article with some legitimacy and request a quote from the company/individual you want a link from. Once they know you're writing about them, make sure to send them a copy of the press release or story once it hits and let them know they're welcome to copy portions of the article for their own site if they'd like to reference it (with a link of course).

4 - Friends & Family
I'm always surprised at how few people send a loads of email out to their friends and family requesting links. You're guaranteed near 100% conversion rates for those who do have websites or blogs and it's a natural way of making connections - after all, these are the same people who'd recommend you at a party to their friends, so why not ask for the exchange online.

5 - Think Local
Sites from Citysearch & Yellow Pages to Google Maps (though that link doesn't count) provide global, local links if you sign up with them, but in nearly every mid-large population area, there are literally hundreds of directories and lists of local companies in every possible category. Oftentimes they're free and even when they aren't, the prices to be listed are fairly inexpensive.

If you have any rare link-building strategy to share please, you're welcome to post here.



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Inday in Deal or No Deal

Nang sumali si Inday sa 'Deal or No Deal'

KRIS: Magandang gabi, mga kapamilya. Sa game show na ito, importante ang sagot sa nag-iisang katanungang, 'Deal or No Deal?' Ang ating player ngayong gabi ay walang iba kundi ang fastest-rising household services manager na si Inday!

[Umentra si Inday at nagpalakpakan ang mga tao.]

KRIS: Ok, Inday, choose a briefcase.

INDAY: Kris, I would opt for case #4 please

KRIS: Briefcase # 4... si Sharmel. Inday, matanong ko lang, how did you come up with the number 4?

INDAY: Oh, do you really want to know, Kris?

KRIS: Oo naman. I'm sure, kaya ko namang maintindihan 'yung sasabihin mo, eh.

INDAY: The number 4 was acquired based on a probability distribution function that involves integrating up to an area greater than or equal to that random number which should be generated between 0 and 1 for proper distributions.

KRIS: Ok, Inday, choose 6 briefcases to open.

INDAY: I would opt for 7, 24, 12, 2, 15 and 20.

KRIS: Wait lang, Inday. Usually, isa-isa lang ang pagbubukas natin ng case...

INDAY: Why is that? As if I can change the outcome if we're to open a case each time I blurt out a number as opposed to opening each case immediately one after the other right?

KRIS: Hayyy... babaguhin pa talaga mechanics? (bulong sa sarili) Anwyay, di bale na lang nga... tuloy tayo. Number 7. Natalie, buksan na!

[ Su migaw ang udience ng, "LOWER! LOWER!"]

INDAY: (tahimik)

KRIS: Teka lang, bago natin buksan... Inday, usually ang mga contestant natin ay sumisigaw ng 'LOWER' every time magbubukas ng case.

INDAY: Kris, I guess that's not the way I was taught in grade school. You see, I was taught that we should only use the comparative form of the word or add 'ER' to the adjective if we are comparing two things. And since it is only the first briefcase that we are going to open, we have nothing to compare it to. Am I right?
[Natahimik ang audience at napaisip.]

KRIS: Oo nga, 'no?! Sige, Natalie, buksan mo na.
[Ang laman ng briefcase #7 ay piso. Palakpakan ang mga tao.]

KRIS: Good start! Ano 'yung next case mo ulit?

INDAY: Case# 24, please

KRIS: Chloe... buksan na...

[ Su migaw ulit ang audience ng, "LOWER! LOWER!"]

INDAY: (tahimik lang)

KRIS: Wait lang, guys. Inday, may nabuksan nang case, bakit hindi ka pa rin sumisigaw ng, 'Lower'?

INDAY: Oh my goodness, Kris! How long have you been doing this? Have you ever encountered a value that is lower than a peso in this game? Tell me, is there any value left lower than the one we just opened?

[Napaisip ulit ang audience at natahimik]

KRIS: Aarrgghh!!! Chloe, buksan na lang nga, pati na rin 'yung 12, 2, 15 and 20, buksan na rin para matapos na. (naiirita na)

[At sunud-sunod na ngang binuksan ang mga briefcase na pinili ni Inday.]

[Nag-ring ang phone.]

INDAY: Ahh, Kris... to save more time, can you tell Banker that I'm not interested in his first offer? In the history of this game of chance, I have yet to see someone accept a first offer from the Banker. It's quite pathetic and pretentious for contestants to pause and look around the audience as if asking for advice before ultimately rejecting the first offer. I mean, come on, isn't that a waste of airtime?

BANKER: Potahhh!!! [narinig sa set kahit sarado ang kuwarto ni Banker]

[Ito ang unang pagkakataon na marinig ng audience ang boses ni Banker sa Deal or No Deal.]

Origin Of Names Of Philippines Provinces

Abra - abrir, a Spanish term which means opening
Antipolo City - antipolo, a tree that used to abound in the area
Agusan - agusan, a Tagalog term referring to a spot where water flows
Aklan - from Akean River
Albay - albaybay, a Bicolano term meaning by the bay
Angeles City - Don Angel Pantaleon de Miranda
Antique - hantic or large ants
Apayao - apayaw, a native word for negotiable river
Aurora - Maria Aurora Quezon, wife of former President Manuel Quezon
Babuyan Island - babuyan, which refers to a place where pigs are kept
Bacolod City - buklod, referring to a hilly terrain
Bago City - bago, a large tree in the area
Baguio City - bigjiw, an Igorot term for a moss
Balagtas, Bulacan - Francisco Balagtas
Balanga, Bataan - balanga, referring to a cooking pot
Baliuag, Bulacan - maliway, an adjective meaning tardy
Basilan - basilan, which means iron trail
Batanes - Ivatan, the natives of the area
Batangas - batang, or huge logs
Benguet - benget, a Nabaloy term meaning head scarf
Biliran -biliran, a native grass used for weaving mats
Bohol - bool, a village in Tagbilaran City
Bulacan - bulak or cotton
Bukidnon - bukidnon, referring to the people of the mountain
Butuan City - butuan, a sour fruit in the area
Cadiz City - named after Cadiz, Spain
Cagayan - carayan, an Ilocano word for river
Cagayan de Oro City - kalambaguhan, evolved from the word lambago, a type of tree
Calamba, Laguna - kalamba, a wide-mouth earthen jar
Calumpit, Bulacan - kalumpit, the name of trees, which used to abound in the area
Caloocan City - look, meaning interior
Camarines - camarine, a Spanish term for granary
Camuigin - kamagong, a tree of the ebony family
Capiz - kapis, a Visayan term for pearl shells
Caraga - caraga, or inhabitants of the area
Catanduanes - named after Catandungan river, along whose banks tando trees used to abound
Cavite - kawit or hook
Cebu - sugbu
Cotabato - kuta bato, or a stone fort
Dagupan City - nandaragupan, meaning where once stood a commercial center
Dapitan City - dapit, a Cebuano term meaning to invite
Davao City - daba-daba, a native term for mythical figures
Dumaguete City - managuit, a Cebuano term meaning to capture
EDSA - Epifanio delos Santos Avenue
Guimaras - himal-us, as local inhabitants called the place in the pre-Spanish period
Hagonoy, Bulacan - hagonoy, the name of a weed that used to abound in the area
Hermosa, Bataan - hermosa, a Spanish word for beautiful
Ifugao - pugo, which means hills
Ilocos - loco, a Malay term for lowland
Iloilo - ilong or nose
Isabela - Queen Isabela of Spain
Kalinga - kalinga, a native word for headhunters
Lanao - lanaw, a term referring to the people of the lake
Laguna - la laguna, meaning the lake
Laoag City - iluag, meaning clear or light
La Union - from the Spanish term union
Legazpi City - Miguel Lopez de Legazpi
Leyte - hiraite, the name of the place formerly known as Ete
Lucena City - named after the town of Lucena in Andalucia, Spain
Luzon - lu zung, a Chinese phrase meaning a far away land
Makati City - makati na, meaning the tide is ebbing
Maguindanao - danao, or flood
Malacanang Palace - may lakan diyan, meaning there lives a gentleman or the Spanish words mala cana (bad sugarcane)
Mandaluyong City - may daluyong, meaning where big waves roll
Manila - may nilad, a phrase referring to a spot where nilad grows.
Marinduque - Marina and Garduke, a legendary couple
Masbate - masa bati, which means mix and beat as in making bread
Mayon Volcano - magayon, a Bicolano term for beautiful
Meycauayan - may kawayan, which refers to a place where bamboos grow
Mindoro - mina de oro, or gold mine
Misamis - kuyamis, referring to sweet coconut
Mountain Province - mountain
Mount Makiling - Mariang Makiling, a legendary name
Mount Pinatubo - pinatubo, a term meaning left to grow
Muntinlupa City - monted de lupa, a vernacular phrase meaning hills
Naga City - naga, a Bicolano term for narra tree
Negros - negros, a Spanish term for black people
Norzagaray, Bulacan - Governor General Fernando Norzagaray
Nueva Vizcaya - a Spanish phrase meaning New Biscayne
Pagsanjan, Laguna - pinagsangahan, or where the river branched out
Palawan - palan yu, a Chinese phrase for beautiful harbor
Palayan City - palayan, or rice field
Pampanga - pampang, which means riverbank
Pangasinan - asin, which means salt
Panay - pan hay, a Spanish word
Paranaque City - para aqui, a Spanish phrase meaning stop here
Pasay City - paso hay, a Spanish phrase meaning there is a pass
Pasig River - passi, probably evolved from the word mabagsik, meaning violent in force
Pateros - pato, meaning duck
Philippines - Philip II of Spain
Plaridel, Bulacan - Marcelo del Pilar
Pulilan, Bulacan - pulo ng ulan, meaning island of rain
Quezon City - Manuel L. Quezon
Quiapo, Manila - kiyapo, a cabbage-like weed
Quirino - Elpidio Quirino
Rizal - Jose Rizal
Romblon - lomlon or donblon
Samar - zamal
Sarangani - sangir, the language spoken by inhabitants of Sarangani Island
Silliman University - Dr. Horace Brinsmade Silliman, a philanthropist from New York
Siquijor - quipjod, a native term that means the tide is ebbing
Sorsogon - solsogon, a Bicolano term meaning to follow the river
Sultan Kudarat - Sultan Kudarat, a Muslim ruler in the 17th Century
Sulu - sug, meaning water current
Surigao - saliagao, a native term meaning to grab
Tarlac - tarlac, an Aeta word which refers to a weed
Tagaytay City - taga itay, two words which mean cut and father
Tawi-Tawi - jaui jaui, evolved from the Malay term jau that means far
Tuguegarao City - tuggui gari yaw, an Ibanag phrase meaning it used to be fire
Valenzuela City - Pio Valenzuela
Visayas - Bisayas, or the name of the people in the area
Zambales - zambals, or the name of the inhabitants in the area
Zamboanga -samboangan, evolved from the local term sabuan, which refers to a wooden pole.

Sources
Txtmania
HomeTown

The Oldest (Proud To Be Filipino)

Oldest Province
Aklan, originally known as Minuro it Akean, is considered as the oldest province in the country and believed to have been established as early as 1213 by settlers from Borneo. Its first ruler was Datu Dinagandan. In 1399, Kalantiaw grabbed the throne. In 1433, Kalantiaw III formulated a set of laws that is known today as the Code of Kalantiaw.

Oldest Town
Unisan, Quezon could be the oldest town in the Philippines. The people of Unisan claimed that their town is now 481 years old, having been established in 1521, the same year that Ferdinand Magellan discovered the Philippines. All other towns in the country were established not earlier than 1565, when Spain formally occupied the Philippines as a colony.

A Malayan queen named Ladya reportedly founded Calilayan, the old name of the town. In 1876, Calilayan was renamed Unisan which was derived from the Latin word uni-sancti, meaning "holy saint". (Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer)

Oldest City
Cebu City is considered as the oldest city in the country, as this was the site of the earliest European settlement established by Spanish conqueror Miguel Lopez de Legazpi in 1565.

Oldest Fort
The first Spanish settlement in the country, Villa del Santisimo Nombre de Jesus, was located inside Fort San Pedro in Cebu City. The fort's construction began in 1565.

Oldest Street
Calle Colon in Cebu City is considered as the oldest street in the country. Named after explorer Christopher Columbus, Calle Colon was first constructed in 1565 by men of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi.

Oldest Stone Church
The Baclayon Church in Bohol is considered as the oldest stone church in the Philippines. But some historians disagree, claiming that San Agustin Church in Manila deserves the title.

Church historians claim that the cornerstones of San Agustin Church were laid as early as 1571, 25 years before Baclayon Church was built in 1596. But most people believe the title should be kept by the latter, since it is situated in the island first occupied by the troops of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, the country's first Spanish governor general.
Bohol was where a friendship was sealed with blood between chieftain Rajah Sikatuna and Legazpi. The event is known today as ''The Blood Compact.''

Oldest Hospital
The San Lazaro Hospital could be the oldest hospital in the country. According to Pampango historian Zoilo Galang, the San Lazaro hospital was established in 1578; Enfermeria de Naga, 1583; and Hospital de San Juan de Dios, 1596.

Oldest Church Bell
The oldest church bell in the country is said to be the one found in Camalaniugan, Cagayan. That bell was reportedly forged in 1595.

Oldest Bridge
The Jones Bridge, formerly known as Puente de Espana, was first built in 1701. It was rebuilt by the Americans in 1916 and renamed after Atkinson Jones.

Oldest University
The University of San Carlos (USC) in Cebu City is considered as the oldest school in the country and in Asia. Formerly known as the Colegio de San Ildefonso, it was founded by the Spanish Jesuits on August 1, 1595. This makes the Cebu-based university older than the University of Santo Tomas (1611) in Manila and Harvard University (1636) in the United States.

The University of Santo Tomas, however, contests this title. Formerly known as the Colegio de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, UST was the first school, which got a university status in 1645. USC became a university in 1948. UST also claimed that the original USC was closed in 1769 as a result of the expulsion of the Jesuits. It reopened in 1783 under a new name and ownership. But the USC officials stick to their claim. The university observed its 400th foundation day on August 21, 1995.

Oldest Vocational School
The Don Honorio Ventura College of Arts and Trades (DHVCAT) in Bacolor, Pampanga is said to be the oldest vocational school in Asia. Augustinian Friar Juan Zita and civic leader Don Felino Gil established the vocational school on November 4, 1861.

Oldest Company
Ayala Corp., one of the largest conglomerates in the country, is also the oldest existing company around. It was established in 1834 by sugar barons Domingo Roxas and Antonio de Ayala. It was later renamed as Casa Ayala, then as Ayala y Compania and recently as Ayala Corp.

Oldest Bank
In 1881, Domingo Roxas, an ancestor of the Ayala family, became one of the first directors of Banco Español-Filipino de Isabel II, which was founded by virtue of a royal decree issued by Queen Isabel II. The bank issued the country's first currency notes the following year. Considered as the first private commercial bank in the country, the bank came to be known as the Bank of Philippine Islands in 1912. The oldest savings bank was Monte de Piedad, which was established in 1882.

Oldest Military Supply Shop
The oldest military supply shop in the country was said to be Alfredo Roensch and Co.

Oldest Rizal Monument
What can be considered as the oldest Rizal monument in the country is a 20-foot metal structure standing at a park in Daet, Camarines Norte. Its construction reportedly began on December 30, 1898 and was finished in February 1899. In comparison, the Rizal monument at the former Luneta park was built in 1912.
Oldest Vice
The earliest vice among native Filipinos, according to historians, was the chewing of betelnut or "nganga". It was said that Filipinos had been chewing betelnut for 3,000 years.

Oldest Insurance Firm
Insular Life Insurance Company was established on November 26, 1910, becoming the oldest insurance agency in the country.

Oldest Epics
In a 1962 study, E. Arsenio Manuel said the country had at least 19 epics, which were passed to the present generation from our early ancestors through oral chanting. Among these so-called ethnoepics were 13 epics among pagan Filipinos, 2 among Christian FilipiPublish Postnos, and 4 among Muslim Filipinos. These included the Ilocano epic Lam-ang, Manuvu's Tuwaang, Sulod's Hinilawod and Maranaw's Bantugan.


Article Source
Main sources of information include Zoilo Galang's Encyclopedia of the Philippines and Julio Silverio's Diksyunaryo ng mga Unang Pinoy.

You Think You're Smart?

Do you Think Your Smart Enough? Do you Know This?

This is a Collection of Weird Things.

The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.

A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.

A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and
down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2" by 3-1/2".

During the chariot scene in "Ben Hur," a small red car can be seen
in the distance (and Heston's wearing a watch).

On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily!
(That explains a few mysteries....)

Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, "Elementary, my dear Watson."

Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per
side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.

There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange,
purple and silver.

Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space
because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.

The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

Weatherman Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald.

If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will
instantly go mad and sting itself to death. (Who was the sadist who
discovered this??)

Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down
so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.

The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen's "Born in
the USA."

The original name for butterfly was flutterby.

The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which
stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player
for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.

Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.

By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot
sink into quicksand.

Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a
piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.

Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin
look-alike contest.

An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman
to take more than three steps backwards while dancing!

The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book
most often stolen from public libraries.

The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!

Thanks to Deborah for submitting this!!

And another via email --this comes by Suzie T....

In the 1400's a law was set forth that a man was not allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb"

The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

Men can read smaller print then women can; women can hear better.

It is impossible to lick your elbow.

The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska

The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour: 61,000

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.

The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:

Spades - King David
Hearts - Charlemagne
Clubs -Alexander, the Great
Diamonds - Julius Caesar

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?

A. Their birthplace.

Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"?

A. One thousand

Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?
A. All invented by women.

Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
A. Honey

In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase... "goodnight, sleep tight."

It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the "honeymoon".

In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts... So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them, "Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down."

It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's"

Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase inspired by this practice.

P2 M port to serve Iloilo-Guimaras

Two officials assured that the present Jordan and Buenavista ports serving passengers to and from Guimaras will stay even with the proposed construction of the P2 million Eco Port as part of the infrastructure program for the Metro Iloilo-Guimaras Economic Development Council (MIGEDC).


Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas and Guimaras Gov. Felipe Nava said the old ports will stay as the local governments of Iloilo and Guimaras already agreed to maintain it. The closure is already a non-issue as the ports will continue to cater to the needs of the passengers to and from Guimaras.

In the proposed construction of the P2 million new port, the Consultants for Comprehensive Environmental Planning said they should conduct a thorough study of the Iloilo-Guimaras ferry operations to define the market for the Eco Port and analyze the socioeconomic implications of the Eco port on existing ferry terminals to identify necessary actions. With the socio-economic implications come the issue on the closure or redevelopment of ports.

The consultants led by Architect Nathaniel von Einsiedel also proposed to consult with potential private sector investors for tourism and commercial facilities development.

Einsiedel said the construction of the Eco Port includes the construction of the terminal building. There should also be a tourism office inside the terminal building to guide and give information to the visiting tourists.

Einsiedel said the participation of the private sector in the construction and operation of terminal building should be encouraged. They can pour out their investment from the construction stage until the eventual operation of the port, he said.


Source:

By Maricar M. Calubiran

Proper Placement of Google Adsense

Most of the time we are clouded by the ideas how to get rich through Adsense. But sometimes we forgot the proper behavior of placing Adsense to our site. Maybe primarily in my own opinion this is the reason why we got a low sum of earning or more worst. Improper placing of Adsense makes the site looks spammy. For this reason I think visitors would doubt to come visit your page again and may doubt on your publication because the site is more like a spammer page. My conclusion be responsible for ads placements.

Below are ads Placement Guidelines I copied from Google Support

Ad Placement

AdSense offers a number of ad formats and advertising products. Publishers are encouraged to experiment with a variety of placements, provided the following policies are respected:

  • Up to three ad units may be displayed on each page.
  • A maximum of two Google AdSense for search boxes may be placed on a page.
  • Up to three link units may also be placed on each page.
  • Up to three referral units may be displayed on a page, in addition to the ad units, search boxes, and link units specified above.
  • AdSense for search results pages may show only a single ad link unit in addition to the ads Google serves with the search results. No other ads may be displayed on your search results page.
  • No Google ad or Google search box may be displayed in a pop-up, pop-under, or in an email.
  • Elements on a page must not obscure any portion of the ads.
  • No Google ad may be placed on any non-content-based pages.
  • No Google ad may be placed on pages published specifically for the purpose of showing ads, whether or not the page content is relevant.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

A Present for Dad This Christmas

Building on the success of the D70 and D70s, the new D80 digital SLR is the latest addition to this high performance camera line, and incorporates Nikon's latest digital and photographic technologies. With a new 10.2 effective mega pixel DX Format CCD image sensor and an exclusive high-resolution color processing engine inherited from Nikon’s latest professional digital SLR cameras, the D80 can render images with incredible resolution, sharp detail and vibrant color that is unmatched in this class of cameras. And it can shoot these images fast – at speeds of up to 3 frames per second, for up to 100 consecutive shots (in JPEG Normal mode.)

The D80 includes a larger 2.5-inch 230,000-dot high-resolution LCD, that provides an ultra-wide 170-degree viewing angle. Navigating the spacious preview of your images is easy with a new dedicated Zoom button, magnifying images on screen up to 25 times their original size. A new RGB histogram display aids in evaluating exposures with greater precision. Other playback options include single frame, 4 or 9-image thumbnail display, an improved histogram display and highlight point display. A new menu interface featuring refinements to the carefully chosen color scheme and increased font size makes navigation easier on the eye, easier to understand and easier to use. Menus can be customized to display only selected items using the new "My Menu" set. Very ideal to dads who loves taking photo of their family precious moment.

The Classic iPod

Christmas is near and everybody is busy finding presents for the kids. Today most of the kids also adults are fascinated to new gadgets, whats in or whats new. There are a lot of new gadgets now to choose from. These are made from different makers. Features of these gadgets vary making one unique from the others. As time goes by, some of these gadgets become obsolete and hard to find while some become sophisticated and more expensive. Modern technology always makes things better and better. One of the most famous gadgets today is the iPod. This is a very popular music player these days especially to teens. The iPod is a user-friendly gadget capable of downloading, saving and playing hundreds of songs. It comes in handy when teens tend to share or exchange videos or listen to songs. Some iPods vary in features and styles that lures people especially teens to buy it. Some have high memory capacity that would enable teens to download movie-length videos.

The Great Escape







Sometimes we think of life is unfair. We think that the burden that we carry is too much for us. We brag because we wanted life to be easy. Yes life is easy if we do good to others. Life is cruel if we do bad to others. I don't believe in Karma but i believe that if do good to others i will also harvest good things. Gods is omniscience. He knows everything, he knows whats best for us. Ahead of us is a glorious place.

School Days



What does this little boy know?
He sits quietly in the hall…
The teachers pass him by and he sees the students faces,
All curious, so many questions, but what is his answer?
How can others understand what is not to be understood?
He stares out the window…
More students pass by without a care.
How joyous it would be to live life without a care!
No worries, no pain, no stress, no turmoil…
Just rejoicing in the days of his youth.
But there are some who sit quietly in the hall,
Who’s faces are of a child but eyes of a man,
Those who have grown up far too fast,
And how no one can understand.

Monday, November 12, 2007

The Controversial Bisaya Desperate Housewives

After a month of the controversial Desperate Housewives Episode shown on ABC heres a new Filipino version of Desperate Housewives. Bisaya Dubbed Version dedicated to Teri Hatcher one of the cast in Desperate Housewives.

US-based Filipina is a bona fide YouTube star

US-based Filipina Christine is a bona fide YouTube star, very well-known in youtube for her videos and won several awards not to mention Most Subscribed that reaches up to 87,118 and going her channel views reaches up to a smashing 3,570,094 . Listed as no. 5 Youtube Most Subsribed for All Time and No. 4 Most Subscribed Director of All Time. Her name ? Christine Gambito also known as Happy Slip... She is a Filipino, known for her intelligent very witty and funny short skits vlogs ( Video Blogs). Happy Slip is one of my favorite channel in youtube. Not only beacause she's my kababayan (Felllow Filipino) but because of her ideas, vlogs that basically based on her real life. Many says shes better to watch than Paris Hilton and in fact is true. I encourage you to subscribe to her videos as well. You can check out her homepage at www.happyslip.com for more information, including why she chose the name Happy Slip.

Robot txt?

What does a robot.txt really do? This is the question that often arise when robot.txt are discussed between newbies like me. There's often confusion as to the role and usage of the robots.txt file. I thought it would be a good idea to dispel some myths and highlight what robots.txt files are all about.There is often confusion as to the role and usage of the robots.txt file. Firstly, a robots.txt file is NOT to let search engine robots and other crawlers know which pages they are allowed to be entered by spiders, it is primarily to tell them what pages (and directories) they can NOT spider.

The majority of websites do not have a robots.txt, and do not suffer from not having one. The robots.txt file does not influence ranking in any way. Its goal is to disallow certain spiders from visiting and taking back with them pages you do not wish for it to do so.

But why some websites use Robot?
Here are a few reasons

1. Not all robots which visit your website have good intentions! There are many, many robots out there whose sole purpose is to scan your website and extract your email address for spamming purposes! A list of the "evil" ones later.

2. You may not be finished building your website (under construction) or sections may be date/ sensitive. I for example excluded all robots from any page of my website whilst I was designing it. I did not want a half complete un-optimized page with an incomplete link structure to be indexed, as if found, it would reflect badly on website. I only let the robots in when the site was ready. This is not only useful for new websites being built but also for old ones getting re-launched.

3. You may well have a membership area that you do not wish to be visible in googles cache. Not letting the robot in is one way to stop this.

4. There are certain things you may wish to keep private. If you have a look at the abakus robots.txt file You will notice I use it to stop indexation of unnecessary forum files/profiles for privacy reasons. Some webmasters also block robots from their cgi-bin or image directories.


Friday, November 9, 2007

Wealth and Success

A woman came out of her house and saw 3 old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them. She said "I don't think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat."

"Is the man of the house home?", they asked.

"No", she replied. "He's out."

"Then we cannot come in", they replied.

In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened.

"Go tell them I am home and invite them in!"


The woman went out and invited the men in"

" We do not go into a House together," they replied.

"Why is that?" she asked.

One of the old men explained: "His name is Wealth," he said pointing to one of his friends, and said pointing to another one, "He is Success, and I am Love." Then he added, "Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home."

The woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her husband was overjoyed. "How n ice!!", he said. "Since that is the case, let us invite Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with wealth!"

His wife disagreed. "My dear, why don't we invite Success?"

Their daughter was listening from the other corner of the house. She jumped in with her own suggestion: "Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home will then be filled with love!"

"Let us heed our daughter's advice," said the husband to his wife.

"Go out and invite Love to be our guest ."

The woman went out and asked the 3 old men, "Which one of you is Love? Please come in and be our guest."

Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other 2 also got up and followed him. Surprised, t he lady asked Wealth and Success: "I only invited Love, Why are you coming in?"

The old men replied together: "If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us would've stayed out, but since you invited Love, wherever He goes, we go with him. Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success

Wish

Wish I could make you happy
But not because I look so silly
Wish I could make you smile
Make all the days worthwhile.


Wish I could fill the emptiness
That causes all your sadness
Wish I could take away the pain
Ease your heart and sanity remain.


Wish I could be the one you miss each day
The one you always wanted to stay
Wish I could give you all the love
The love you always want to have.


Wish I could make all these dreams come true
Though it’s clearly impossible to do
I couldn’t do best but just wish
Pray to God that you’ll always be at ease.

A Reason...

All my life, I have accepted everything because I believe in this: “Everything happens for a reason”. The hardest part is: “Finding out what the reason is.”
This text message woke me up so early in the morning. It’s from a friend who never fails to strike me with her text messages. It’s always like, there are hidden meaning with those words. Well I do agree with that message. Everything happens for a reason whether the reason is good or bad. I guess I am one of those people who often find for the reason in everything that happens in my life. I know for a fact that even the opening of our eyes in the morning has a reason. The falling of the leaves…the raindrops fall…the setting of the sun…a heartbreak…
I remember long time ago, I asked an older friend what’s the purpose of a person’s existence here on earth. I don’t exactly remember her answer but I remember she said that “people exist because of people too…people needs people…like you can say, you exist because I need you and vice versa”. I guess what she means is that, a person exist to comply another person’s needs. Remember the saying: “No man is an island?” I do understand what she’s trying to say but I still want a deeper explanation.
I don’t know what I really want to know but I just knew that I want more answers. It seems not enough. So I continue to live each day finding for a reason in everything that’s happening to me and trying to realize the purpose of my existence. Now I know the very reason why I go on with this life is because of those people who really needs me…”My Family”. Was there any reason why I exist in this world? Was there someone I still don’t know that needs my existence? Lol! I’m just wondering.

Most common mistake in PPC

These mistakes include:


Ego Bidding

The ego bid is exactly what it sounds like. I want to be ahead of my competitor no matter what the cost. In our society, we are taught that it is paramount to be number one. Most CEOs, CMOs, CIOs or others in charge don’t want to hear excuses from their agencies, partners or subordinates on why they can’t be number one in everything. They just want to be number one. Most of the folks in charge view life this way – be number one and if you can’t be number one, don’t play at all.

One Ad, Many Keywords

First, it leaves you with non-targeted ads. Both users and search engines are looking for ads that match up with the keyword query that was conducted.
Second, it will cost you extra money. Search engines like Google, Yahoo and Microsoft will charge you a lower cost per click if the keywords you are bidding on show up in your ad. Run an untargeted ad and your cost per click can skyrocket.
Third, it "hides" your ad on the search results. As part of their reward for having a relevant ad listing, most engines will bold the keywords on the search results page which will help draw a searcher's eye to your listing.


Focusing on Budget Instead of ROI

Paid search campaigns aren't like other types of marketing. Unlike newspaper ads, billboards, local TV spots and Yellow Page ads, paid search ads have a lot of potential for detailed tracking and ROI analysis. When you focus on what you are spending instead of what that investment is earning you, you fail to take advantage of the best thing about paid search advertising. In fact, focusing on your spending often results in companies ignoring ROI which means money down the drain.

Sending All Traffic to One Page
As with mistake #2, there's something to be said for relevancy. Microsoft and Google both look at an ad's landing page as part of their determination of what an ad will cost per click. If the landing page doesn't match up with the keywords from a user's search, the cost per click needed to rank well goes up.

Not Separating Content from Search
One of the reasons paid search ads work so well is because it puts an ad in front of someone who is already searching for what you have to offer. You're basically stepping up to the customer in their time of need and saying "hello, I have what you're looking for." When it comes to the content network, ads are tossed in alongside content deemed relevant by a computer. In this instance, it's more like advertising in a targeted magazine. You're shouting your message at someone who might be interested but is probably going to ignore you.

How to make more Effective PPC campaign

You might considered these few integral things when having a PPC (Pay per click) in your website/blog.


1. Keywords
Having a successful PPC campaign starts off with keywords. While your keyword list will likely change and evolve over time, it is important to start with something that makes sense.

Base Keywords
First you will want to start off with your base keywords. These are any words you feel are relevant to your site. I’m using this and this great online tools to have a good base of keywords. You may not end up using all of these in your PPC campaign but they will act as a stepping stone to finding other related phrases. Let’s say you own a camera shop. A few relevant keywords may include “digital camera” or “digital SLR”.

You should not forget about misspelling keyword phrases. Once I gathered a good base of misspell keys for one of my campaigns and it brings me about $900 pure per month.

The main negative keyword is “FREE”. Don’t ever use it, it can bring you a big minus. In most of cases it is better to use the keyword “buy” in your title or description. It will decrease the CTR (Click Through Rate) of your campaign, but will increase your relevance.

2. Ad text
When it comes to ad text you not only want your ad to stand out, but you also want it to be highly relevant to the keywords and the destination page. Start by taking a look at some of the paid ads for keywords within your ad group and see what people are saying to draw the attention of shoppers. You may want to use phrases like “Cheap” or “Discount” in your ad text, but if you do this you better be sure that your products fit the bill. If the customer sees “discount” and your prices are too high, they will likely walk (or click) away.

Ensure that your target phrases are located within the ad title, description, or both wherever possible. Not only should your ad stand out, but you really want the searcher to see the direct relevance with what they have searched for. If your search phrase is “Canon Digital Cameras” and your ad doesn’t mention Canon at all, you will lose some searchers.

3. Landing pages
This is really your first chance to sell the user. While you can hook them in and grab their attention with the ads, your landing page better sell your product or service or your chance of conversion will drop drastically. You want the visitor to be sold at this page; having them click all over the site will only raise the chances of having that back button clicked.

4. Organization
The organization of your PPC campaign is really dependant on your requirements as an advertiser. In most cases you will be able to get away with a single campaign broken down into multiple ad groups. Each ad group will focus on a set of similar key phrases and ads.

Using the camera shop example, you may have ad groups broken into brand names (Canon, Nikon, Sony), camera types (digital, digital SLR, 35mm), or a combination of, (Canon digital, Canon digital SLR, Canon 35mm).

By having your campaigns and ad groups properly organized you can save yourself time and headaches when it comes to ensuring that your ad and keyword combinations are relevant and optimized.

5. Analysis
Be sure to check the conversion and click through rates of not only your ads, but your individual keywords. If you find that some keywords are simply not bringing you any sales, you may want to consider pausing them, or making changes to improve their chances. This may involve setting up a new ad group and creating new ads more focused on the individual keyword, or it may be as simple as just adjusting the bid.

Conclusion – Keep it Relevant
If you take one thing away from this article it should be ‘keep it relevant’. Keeping everything highly relevant is the key to success. Not only will relevance result in lower cost per click rates, it will drastically improve the chances of a conversion and provide you with a higher return on investment. Ensuring that your keywords, ads, and destination pages flow seamlessly together will provide you with the best chance for success.

History of SEO

Webmasters and content providers began optimizing sites for search engines in the mid-1990s, as the first search engines were cataloging the early Web. Initially, all a webmaster needed to do was submit a page, or URL, to the various engines which would send a spider to "crawl" that page, extract links to other pages from it, and return information found on the page to be indexed.[1] The process involves a search engine spider downloading a page and storing it on the search engine's own server, where a second program, known as an indexer, extracts various information about the page, such as the words it contains and where these are located, as well as any weight for specific words, as well as any and all links the page contains, which are then placed into a scheduler for crawling at a later date.

Site owners started to recognize the value of having their sites highly ranked and visible in search engine results, creating an opportunity for both white hat and black hat SEO practitioners. According to industry analyst Danny Sullivan, the earliest known use of the phrase "search engine optimization" was a spam message posted on Usenet on July 26, 1997.[2]

Early versions of search algorithms relied on webmaster-provided information such as the keyword meta tag, or index files in engines like ALIWEB. Meta-tags provided a guide to each page's content. But using meta data to index pages was found to be less than reliable, because some webmasters abused meta tags by including irrelevant keywords to artificially increase page impressions for their website and to increase their ad revenue. Cost per thousand impressions was at the time the common means of monetizing content websites. Inaccurate, incomplete, and inconsistent meta data in meta tags caused pages to rank for irrelevant searches, and fail to rank for relevant searches.[3] Web content providers also manipulated a number of attributes within the HTML source of a page in an attempt to rank well in search engines.[4]

By relying so much on factors exclusively within a webmaster's control, early search engines suffered from abuse and ranking manipulation. To provide better results to their users, search engines had to adapt to ensure their results pages showed the most relevant search results, rather than unrelated pages stuffed with numerous keywords by unscrupulous webmasters. Search engines responded by developing more complex ranking algorithms, taking into account additional factors that were more difficult for webmasters to manipulate.

While graduate students at Stanford University, Larry Page and Sergey Brin developed "backrub", a search engine that relied on a mathematical algorithm to rate the prominence of web pages. The number calculated by the algorithm, PageRank, is a function of the quantity and strength of inbound links.[5] PageRank estimates the likelihood that a given page will be reached by a web user who randomly surfs the web, and follows links from one page to another. In effect, this means that some links are stronger than others, as a higher PageRank page is more likely to be reached by the random surfer.

Google opens headquarters in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Google opens headquarters in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Page and Brin founded Google in 1998. Google attracted a loyal following among the growing number of Internet users, who liked its simple design.[6] Off-page factors such as PageRank and hyperlink analysis were considered, as well as on-page factors, to enable Google to avoid the kind of manipulation seen in search engines that only considered on-page factors for their rankings. Although PageRank was more difficult to game, webmasters had already developed link building tools and schemes to influence the Inktomi search engine, and these methods proved similarly applicable to gaining PageRank. Many sites focused on exchanging, buying, and selling links, often on a massive scale. Some of these schemes, or link farms, involved the creation of thousands of sites for the sole purpose of link spamming.[7]

To reduce the impact of link schemes, as of 2007, search engines consider a wide range of undisclosed factors for their ranking algorithms. Google says it ranks sites using more than 200 different signals.[8] The three leading search engines, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft's Live Search, do not disclose the algorithms they use to rank pages. Notable SEOs, such as Rand Fishkin, Barry Schwartz, Aaron Wall and Jill Whalen, have studied different approaches to search engine optimization, and have published their opinions in online forums and blogs.[9][10] SEO practitioners may also study patents held by various search engines to gain insight into the algorithms.[11]


Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Search_engine_optimization

 
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