News and developments in the community.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

June 7: Website Marketing Hands-On Tutorial

To all SME and Corporate members of the Club, we shall be having a Website Marketing hands-on tutorial session this June 7, Thursday, from 9 am to 5 pm. This will be held at Alfox Internet Cafe (beside Chowking), Kamuning Road, corner Edsa, Quezon City.

Topics include:

  1. Writing good page titles
  2. Meta tags
  3. Proper text formatting
  4. Creating a sitemap
  5. Search engine registration
  6. Blog marketing
  7. Internet Advertising
  8. Website traffic monitoring

SME members can send 1 representative while Corporate members can send 2 representatives. Please confirm for food count purposes.

Interested non-members and individual members are requested to sign up as an SME or Corporate member prior to June 7 and confirm attendance for food count purposes.

We hope you can join. Thank you.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

InnofoneLab launches JackpotSpy

One of our club members, InnofoneLab, just sent me a message about their new JackpotSpy service. They are now giving a 30-days free beta trial that lottery enthusiasts can subscribe to.

JackpotSpyJackpotSpy monitors the game for subscribers and sends alert through the mobile phone when the amount desired is reached. This is useful for those who are interested in buying tickets when higher prizes are at stake.

According to InnofoneLab, anyone can subscribe to JackpotSpy, during its beta or free trial period, which is not limited to a particular country. Lotto alerts for US lotteries are the ones that get sent out at this time.

Once the official version with paid subscription is launched, JackpotSpy will offer alerts from international lotteries as well.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Organizing an online writing project

Last week had been fairly exciting as I joined a group writing project for the first time. Although I did not received any monetary prize, the value of getting to discover new blogs, the link love, ideas inspiration, and website traffic (even for a short period of time), made it all worth it.

There were a lot of posts I read citing that majority of blogs today are bound to fail. I believe that the reasons behind it can include:

Last Saturday, I acted on this lingering idea of initiating a writing project, The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007, but with emphasis on recognizing new blogs that are out there today. What inspired me to do it includes:
  • I noticed that majority of connections and community members in MyBlogLog have blogs that are less than a year old. This is a good opportunity to put the spotlight on them.
  • Getting bloggers to recognize the new ones may perhaps contribute in lessening the percentage of blogs that lose inspiration, fail, and die within a year.
  • New faces! Sometimes it gets tiring to see the old ones being mentioned again and again and again.
  • Take this project as a means to promote some of our corporate club members and other sponsors during the activity.
I'm conservative on the number of entries this effort will generate. However, in the years to come, I hope it will gain momentum.