Archive | May, 2006

Is someone copying your site

31 May 2006

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It is a good idea sometimes to run your site through a tool like Copy Scape. It finds pages on the web that bear similarity to the text of your site. Often a friendly email to the owner will resolve the conflict, otherwise try contacting the hosting of the company and any companies which might […]

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Affiliate code tip

29 May 2006

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I was watching Michael Cheney of Adsense Video fame today how he made sales over $250K in around a week. His videos take you through how he set up the product launch and how much he made in sales. One good tip he had was, when you create an id for an affiliate program, rather […]

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Beijing Olympic site to be mentioned in China newsletter

27 May 2006

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I received an email today asking for permission to link to my Beijing Olympic site. Maybe the new template did work! Here is part of the email: “We are focusing on the 2008 Olympics in our July issue and would like to link your blog to our website or reference it in our newsletter as […]

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Offline advertising and promotion

26 May 2006

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Yaro at Small Business Branding has written an article on how he tried to promote his business by sponsoring an event. He writes that even though there were around 2000 people at the event, the promotion only resulted in one enquiry. I had almost the same experience when I placed an advertisment in a New […]

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Creating an ebook from a website

25 May 2006

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I was thinking of bundling all of the content I have on my Tokyoessentials site into a an ebook, which I would try to sell on Clickbank or someplace similar. I am wondering if people would pay for something they can get for free. I know from my own company, people just love to print […]

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Beijing Olympic site update

23 May 2006

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I have installed a new template for my Beijing Olympic site. I have also tried to optimize the ads in the site in a way that everyone is recommending these days. Everyone on forums tend to agree on: – Using the Google heatmap – Blending ads – Put ads in the main text of the […]

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Video Blogging

22 May 2006

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I am thinking of buying a video camera to take some short movies for my Tokyo website. I think it could create an new, interesting aspect for the site. I have been reading some reviews and found the Sony DCR-HC90 received some good reviews and is within my budget.

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DaVinci Code Movie

22 May 2006

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I went to see the DaVinci Code on Saturday night and despite all the negative reviews, I enjoyed the movie. Tickets in Japan cost 1800 for an adult, so I only go to the movies a couple of times a year. It seems like every media organization and internet publisher around the world is on […]

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Writing my new ebook

19 May 2006

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I am currently in the throes of writing my new ebook. I started writing a guide on how to make money on the Internet. Then I started thinking, who is going to buy another “how to make money on the Internet ebook”? I wanted to write something related to Japan, since I have spent almost […]

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Pub Con in Las Vegas

17 May 2006

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I am hoping to go to Pubcon in Las Vegas this November. Flights to the US are very cheap from Japan, so it is probably a good time to go if I go back to Australia next year. It would be great to meet up with anyone who is planning to go. From their site: […]

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