Archive | September, 2005

Calling all Japan Related Blogs

28 September 2005

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If you have a Japan related blog and would like to be added to my blogroll on http://www.tokyoessentials.com/blog/ please don’t hesitate to drop me an email. Please no spam blogs and only sites related to Japan.

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Web Development Tools

27 September 2005

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I just finished getting my first WordPress blog up online. You can see it here: Tokyo blog. I still need to do a bit more work on it, but I was just happy to get it installed. It will be interesting to see how it compares with blogger. One of the biggest criticisms of blogger […]

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Tokyo Blog

25 September 2005

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I just realized the other day that my Tokyo Essentials site needs a blog. I often go to places around Tokyo and the experience is difficult to write about with the site in its current format. Rather than making any drastic changes to the current state of the site, I thought that I could add […]

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Forbes Rich List

23 September 2005

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Forbes have published their latest rich list. It is interesting to see Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page listed in equal 16th spot. They are only 32 years old and the youngest in list by 8 years.

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Google Sandbox

21 September 2005

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Third post tonight and going strong. My beautiful new site dotjapan seems to be getting stuck in the Google “sand box”. I can’t believe but my own blog has been the best place to ask for help! I know about adding content, getting backlinks and so on, but I thought that I should at least […]

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Couple of small updates

21 September 2005

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I have added a couple small changes to the site. I have added a couple of new links on the right hand side, including a feed from my own Japan job site which now has at least a couple of jobs running and a few companies registered with the site. I frequently get requests to […]

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Viator

21 September 2005

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The Viator travel tour affiliate has been a nice little performer for me since I joined with them about 2 months ago. I received my first affiliate check with them last week. Basically, you earn 5 per cent of all bookings that are made through your site. The tours can range from 100 to more […]

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Getting traffic to your site

16 September 2005

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The greatest problem with creating a new site is actually getting people to visit. No matter how great a design your site is, it won’t make any money if people aren’t visiting. Here are some ideas that I have used: – Post to forums and have your website in your signature – Use a Google […]

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I have created a job site

13 September 2005

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I have decided to you use my dotjapan.com domain to create a job listing site. I was thinking about creating either a list of Japan related links, classified site, apartment site or a job site. I finally decided to go with a job site. I bought a Mambo component to do this and have been […]

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Election in Japan

11 September 2005

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There was an election in Japan today. Predicitably the LDP have won with at least 70 per cent of the seats. The LDP have been in power forever. It makes elections in Japan a very boring affair. The election was called because the current Prime Minister was having trouble passing in his Japan Post privitization […]

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