Monday, 22 June 2009

Marriage Proposal by a Mallu!


I am an olden young uncle living only with myself in Thiruvananthapuram. Having seen your advertisement for marriage purposes, I decided to press myself on you and hope you will take me nicely.

I am a soiled son from inside Kerala. I am nice and big, six foot tall and six inches long. My body is filled with hardness, as because I am working hardly. I am playing hardly also. Especially I like cricket and I am a good batter and I am fast baller. Whenever I come running in for balling, other batters start running. Everybody is scared of my rapid balls that bounce a lot.

I am very nice man. I am always laughing loudly at everyone. I am a jolly gay . Especially ladies, they are saying I am nice and soft. I am always giving respect to the ladies. I am always allowing ladies to get on top.That is how nice I am.

I am not having any bad habits. I am not drinking and I am not sucking tobacco or anything else. Every morning I am going to the gym and I am pumping like anything. Daily I am pumping and pumping. If you want you can come and see how much I am pumping the dumb belles in the gym.

I am having a lot of money in my pants and my pants is always open for you. I am such a nice man, but still I am living with myself only. What to do? So I am taking things into my own hands everyday. That is why I am pressing myself on you, so that you will come in my house and take my things into your hand. If you are marrying me madam, I am telling you, I will be loving you very hard every day. In fact, I will stop pumping dumb belles in the gym.

If you are not marrying me madam and not coming to me, I will press you and press you until you come. So I am placing my head between your nicely smelling feet and looking up with lots of hope. I am waiting very badly for your reply and I am stiff with anticipation.

Expecting soon,
Yours and only yours,

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Another SEO spam Mail! From Beena Kapoor

Dear Sir/Madam,

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Is your Site Optimized with the Google latest methodology called LSI to Rank High???

Does your Site Rank Low???

Do you have less traffic on your site???

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Our Steps and the Activities to Rank You Smart

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LSI Check

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Keywords Optimization

Back Link Creation/Link Building

Submission to Search Engines and Directories

Submission to Article Directories

Please reply for the best quote for your website link and we will guarantee to Rank You 1st to 10th postion (Tip:- It is spelled as "position" not postion) in Google ranking.

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We will match your business goal with our creative ideas.

We are a vibrant and fast moving platform that surpasses customers' expectations by consistent focus on the designing, creativity and business model.

We are also known as one of the world's largest firm ( yeah for generating spam - which world class SEO will send spam emails and get such "Good Publicity" )with finely crafted creative and strategic designers and develop an SEO friendly website to give meaning to your online business.

We are based in India (much to my dismay!) and with our best and 24 hours customer support we serve our clients Web Design and Development Services across the globe.

We have innovative web solutions for organizations including advanced database interactivity & database design, e-commerce solutions, Flash designs with programming etc.

Our expertise are in following areas:1. HTML/DHTML 2. Flash Pages with programming.3. Advanced Database interactivity. 4. XML5. Programming in PHP. ASP, ASP.Net, JSP,etc.Please revert for designing or redesigning of your website with the most competitive rate and the best quality delivery.

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Please Note: This mail is not a spam and is being sent by an Individual. If you don't intend to accept it, kindly revert back and we will remove you from the list for no further communication.

Oh really, But I didn't solicit the SEO Services of yours.

Hi We will Help to open your Globel Market ( you should have used the free spell checker on MS Word - if you know what it is in the first place)

I am tired of getting such emails. Every Tom Dick & Harry is now a SEO and wants to get as many customers as they can get.

Just shows how desperate the SEO's are becoming and giving a very outlook to the Indian SEO industry.

Such a poor quality email with badly written English and submitting to one of my well optimized site just shows how desperate some of them are.

Do people actually fall for this kind of an email? I cannot believe that some one actually will hire them for any service at all.

P.S: I have an idea, lets see if this person bites. Let me send her a reply, we will get to know who is behind this!!

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Stumble Upon for sale by Ebay!

Rumours suggest that eBay is selling Stumble Upon due to falling number of Stumblers and due to inability to make it inot a cash cow!

In May 2007 eBay acquired website recommendation engine StumbleUpon for $75 million!

In July StumbleUpon had 1.3 million worldwide visitors and 25 million page views. Twelve months earlier the service attracted 4.4 million visitors and 31 million page views.

StumbleUpon is a website and content discovery service enabled via a browser toolbar. StumbleUpon uses positive and negative user ratings to form collaborative opinions on website quality

Registered users have continued to rise steadily, however. The service had 5 million in April 2008. As of this evening, the site shows 6,003,763, a 20% rise in less than 5 months.

It is doubtful that ebay will be able to get $75 Million off it.

According to informed sources, eBay bought SU because they saw they were being edged out of the online properties market, and they thought that maybe eBay sales could be stumbled through SU, or perhaps the codebase and idea behind SU could be applied to finding sales on eBay. Both good ideas, both far more complicated to implement than eBay realised at the time - but it was a desperation buy. At the time it made sense. Since then Yahoo has collapsed, Facebook and MySpace have plateaued and Google has consolidated some of their holdings, leading to a very different market.

Let's see who will bid for Stumble Upon and what will the next few months bring upon us!

Friday, 19 September 2008

Social Media Consultant!

To answer the question Who is a Social Media Consultant, we need to understand the Social Media.

For beginners, Social media is the use of electronic and Internet tools for the purpose of sharing and discussing information and experiences with other human beings.

Social media or social networking (one example of social media) have a number of characteristics that make them fundamentally different from traditional media such as newspapers, television, books, and radio. Primarily, social media depend on interactions between people as the discussion and integration of words build shared-meaning, using technology as a conduit.

In the wider perpective, we all know that Newspaper and magazine sales are down and advertising revenue is, therefore, down. On the other hand, online readership and revenue is up.

People are interacting more with each other on social networking sites like Digg, Stumble Upon, Twitter and scores of other sites.

What does it mean for online Businesses?

It means that there is a change happening in the way we all are inter-acting & our behaviour is changing. We all follow the herd. We read reviews by others and then make up our mind. If something has become popular, all of us want to go & see what the fuss is all about. Say for example Facebook. Everyone wants to be on it.

For any media outlet to survive, they need to recognise this change. "They need to follow the eyeballs. That means you have embrace and learn things quickly and incorporate them into your advertising budgets.

We all know, getting on to the homepage of Digg can get you scores of traffic and back-links as many bloggers look for stories on Digg or Stumble Upon and link back to them. This gets you lots of traffic and therefore, advertising revenue.

For online advertising media, the sale of advertising depends on the number of people coming to visit their website and the number of page-views that they are getting. More your online readership, the more the value of getting your advert on those pages and capturing those eyeballs.

Advertising companies will pay fortunes to those getting the most eyeballs.

So who is a Social Media Consultant?

A social media consultant will be the that will facilitate the above and much more. He would be the one who will facilitate your organisation's campaign to reflect these changes. He will try to drive traffic to get those eyeballs, make a reutation and make things go viral.

How does a Social Media Consultant does all the above?

* First things first - He will analyze your "digital footprint". How is your website presented, what online campaigns have taken place, what has been the ROI (Return On Investment).

* Plan the way forward - After analysis, he will have to plan a way forward for your organizational needs, depending on your budget.

* He can teach you how to write a blog, how to present materail in such a way as to make it interesting to online readers and optimise it.

* Seminars, training (in-house or online) etc can be given to explain to your organization.

Why does my organization Need a Social Media Consultant?

* I am sure you have noticed that the world is changing and customers behaviours with it. Customers are embracing the online world at a rapid pace. And as businesses need to reach customers, businesses now need to go beyond the “online business card” website, and need to actively take part in the conversation that surrounds their brand, since it will go on with or without them.

Social media tools can help them find ways to reach communities and cut through the constant advertising noise in a more personal and friendly way, while remaining extremely cost-effective.

* To optimise the brand creation and marketing.

* To manage online Brand Recognition and online reputation management.

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Search Engine Optimization

What is Search Engine Optimization?

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the volume and quality of traffic to a website from search engines like Google, Yahoo, Msn via natural or organic search results for targeted keywords.

Usually, the higher a site is presented in the search results or the higher it "ranks", the more searchers will visit that site. Most searchers do not go beyond the first 2- 3 pages of search engine results, therefore the higher you site ranks for the targeted keywords, more the customers. And to get into those few coveted positions the whole of SEO business is based.

SEO can also target different kinds of search, including image search and local search.

As a marketing strategy for increasing a site's relevance, SEO considers how search algorithms search engine indexing programs from fully spidering a site. Other, more noticeable efforts may include adding unique content to a site, ensuring that content is easily indexed by search engine robots, and making the site more appealing to users. Another class of techniques, known as black hat SEO or spamdexing, use methods such as link farms and keyword stuffing that tend to harm search engine user experience. Search engines look for sites that employ these techniques and may remove them from their indexes.

Are Long Link pages dead!

This question has been on my mind for some time now!

If you see some of the old sites that have not been updated you will see link pages with hundreds or thousands of links on them, on the other hand if you see the newer sites you will see hardly any links or very few and that too in their own niche.

So had some discussions and saw what google says on its site for link schemes.

The following is what Google publishes on its site for Link Exchanges and schemes!

Link schemes

Your site's ranking in Google search results is partly based on analysis of those sites that link to you. The quantity, quality, and relevance of links count towards your rating. The sites that link to you can provide context about the subject matter of your site, and can indicate its quality and popularity. However, some webmasters engage in link exchange schemes and build partner pages exclusively for the sake of cross-linking, disregarding the quality of the links, the sources, and the long-term impact it will have on their sites. This is in violation of Google's webmaster guidelines and can negatively impact your site's ranking in search results. Examples of link schemes can include:

  • Links intended to manipulate PageRank
  • Links to web spammers or bad neighborhoods on the web
  • Excessive reciprocal links or excessive link exchanging ("Link to me and I'll link to you.")
  • Buying or selling links that pass PageRank - so DONT do this ever, ever.

The best way to get other sites to create relevant links to yours is to create unique, relevant content that can quickly gain popularity in the Internet community. The more useful content you have, the greater the chances someone else will find that content valuable to their readers and link to it. Before making any single decision, you should ask yourself the question: Is this going to be beneficial for my page's visitors?

It is not only the number of links you have pointing to your site that matters, but also the quality and relevance of those links. Creating good content pays off: Links are usually editorial votes given by choice, and the buzzing blogger community can be an excellent place to generate interest. In addition, submit your site to relevant directories such as the Open Directory Project and Yahoo!, as well as to other industry-specific expert sites.

In summary, the relevance of long link pages in the current Search Engine Optimization environment is very little and is frowned upon.

What is a Blog!

Blog is a short form for a weB LOG. A blog is a website where the posts are listed in reverse chronological order.

Blogs can be used to provide information, personal view point ( used as personal web diaries ) and can provide news etc. A blog comprises of text, images, links to other blogs and can also be used to earn money from the internet.

A blog can be on any topic - polictics, health, fitness, IT, how to help other bloggers, news and as a personal diary.

The term "weblog" was coined by John Barger on 17 December 1997. The short form, "blog," was coined by Peter Merholz, who jokingly broke the word weblog into the phrase we blog in the sidebar of his blog in April or May of 1999.

In a decade since 1997, blogs have come to dominate the on line market - according to estimates by Technorati- there are more than 100 million blogs.

Tools like Blogger - help anyone to blog for free. Try it yourself and you can call yourself a "Blogger" and join the online community of Bloggers.

Happy Blogging!