Thursday, 23 August 2012

SPECIAL : Have A Break, Have A Kit Kat Or Maybe Angry Birds Game

As the saying goes, "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy", thus, whether you are a full time employee, self employed, freelancer or a successful entrepreneur, it is important to take regular breaks from your busy schedule and find ways to get yourself entertained and have fun! 

In the current mobile society, when we talk about entertainment and having fun, I think the first thing that come to our mind is the mobile games (especially those game apps in your smartphone). When we talk about mobile games, the first thing that come to many of your mind is non other than  Angry Birds. Why? Why is Angry Birds so popular? Great graphics and fun elements aside, this is one of the most addictive game that incorporated the physic science into the game. The force of the slingshot, the flying of the "angry" birds and the tumbling structures etc. look so physical scientifically real (even in slow motion). And the best part is, you can fully entertained even with their free to play game sets.

So, it's time to have a break, have an Angry Birds game!
angry birds, angry birds space
Angry Birds Space - The latest craze


Saturday, 18 August 2012

Book Recommendation: Blogging The Smart Way (by Jeff Bullas)

jeff bullas, blogging the smart way
Whether you are an existing or an aspiring blogger, one influential personnel in the blogsphere as well as social media arena that you would not want to miss is Jeff Bullas. He is a consultant, coach, mentor and speaker helping companies/individual to optimize their online presence and brand through digital marketing and social media channels. He is also one of the "Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers".

Recently, he has released his new ebook called Blogging the Smart Way - How to Create and Market a Killer Blog with Social Media. It's a 119 pages eBook [Kindle edition] which aim to help aspiring bloggers to succeed in their blogging venture (through social media) with valuable tips and tricks.

To help you have a glimpse of what to expect from this ebook, following is the content of the ebook (source:

Chapter 1. What is a Blog?
Chapter 2. My Story – How I grew my traffic to 300,000 page hits per month with social media
Chapter 3. The Secret to Every Successful Blog and How to Discover It
Chapter 4. 12 Blogging Essentials and Getting Started
Chapter 5. The Personal Blog
Chapter 6. The Business Blog
Chapter 7. How to Find Inspiration and Ideas for your Blog Content
Chapter 8. Why Headlines are Important
Chapter 9. Marketing your Blog: The 4 Key Essentials
Chapter 10. 10 Key Steps to a Successful Social Media Marketing Strategy
Chapter 11. Tips on Marketing on the Top Social Networks
Chapter 12. How to Market your Blog on Twitter
Chapter 13. How to Market your Blog on Facebook
Chapter 14. Optimizing your Blog for Social Media to Super Charge Sharing
Chapter 15. Monitoring and Measuring your Blog
Chapter 16. The Blogging Journey – Putting it all Together

I am recommending this book to all bloggers (or bloggers to be) who want to step up their blogging venture to the next level, especially through social media. For more details on how to purchase the ebook, click on the image below:


Google vs Facebook : The Fight on Online Advertising Goes On [Infographic]

facebook vs google
For those of you who are are watching the online space long enough will know that online advertising is a huge and booming business. It is estimated that the online advertising spending in 2012 is valued at USD94.2 billions (USD39.5 billions in US alone) [source:].

The current giant and top online advertising network provider is non other than Google (enjoying 44.1% market share [source:]). Of course, the other social media giant, Facebook is gaining its momentum in the online advertising space as well. Check out the following infographic from Wordstream detailing how each of them performed in the area like Advertising Reach, Revenue/Growth and Ads Format etc. (click/download the image for the expanded image). 

facebook vs google, infographic

Monday, 13 August 2012

FREE Tool To Check Potential Questionable Outbound Links

Nowadays, whenever you are visiting a website/blog, you will notice that there quite a number of outbound links (links that direct users to another website/blog) scattered around the page. In fact, Link Exchange is a common practice in harnessing the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of the respective site/blog. In short, it helps to improve the site/blog's SEO if it is done appropriately.

On the other hand, it could be detrimental to your site/blog's SEO as well if too many of the said outbound links are heading towards the sites that are deemed questionable, from Google's perspective, e.g. adult entertainment, online gambling etc. Thus, it is important to monitor the health of the outbound links regularly. 

Recently, I've chanced upon a FREE tool called Text Links Checker that will help you to scan through your site/blog and provide you with stats and potential links that deemed questionable (Note from the site: This tool is intended as a guide to assist webmasters in locating potential problem areas with their linking strategies, it is not intended to dictate who you do or do not link out to). Even though it is only a guide, it is good enough to have an interim assessment of the health of your site/blog's outbound links. Thus, give it a try by simply punching in your site/blog's URL and let the tool do the work for you.

Do you have any similar tool to share? If yes, please feel free to share it in the comment section.


Monday, 6 August 2012

10 Paid To Blog Networks For Your Blogging Venture

Sorry for being  MIA for the past few weeks, I am back now. The reason for my MIA is due to my eye condition which I shared it in my personal blog post : I am back with almost fully recovered vision

Time flies and we are already in the beginning of Aug 2012. How is your internet marketing or blogging venture goes? I hope you have a great first half of the year and have nicely planned out the remaining  months of the year.

I am pretty sure many bloggers started out their blogging venture out of interest, i.e. the hobbyist bloggers. Along the way, after getting the hang of it, they started to get more involved into it and started to look into ways to monetize their blog(s) i.e. becomes the professional bloggers. Blogging is a long term venture and you need to like what you are doing and writing in order to enjoy it and out run it.

So, if you are blogging for money, do check out the following Paid-To-Blog Networks which might come in handy for your venture:

Except Blogvertise which I have done a few paid blog posts, I have no partnership with the other networks yet. Thus, please read through their T&C and FAQ before signing-up any of the above networks.

Do you have any other Paid-To-Blog networks to recommend? If yes, do share them with us in the comment section.


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