Archive for the ‘Internet Marketing’ Category

Free Training on Internet Marketing

October 18, 2008

Last week, Internet marketing guru Derek Gehl issued a challenge…

If people stopped by his blog and told him what their #1 obstacle with making money on the Internet was, he’d help them overcome them, for FREE!

I’ve just heard from Derek, and it sounds like he’s been REALLY busy reading everybody’s submissions (looks like he got 4,596 of them!).

Anyway… now that he’s finished reading all of the challenges, he’s concluded that the absolute easiest way to help everyone succeed is with LIVE ONLINE TRAINING.

So here is what he’s doing…

Next Tuesday, October 21st from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
(Pacific Daylight Time), Derek’s going to run a massive LIVE training webinar… FOR FREE!

This mega-webinar will be four hours long, and will address the biggest challenges people are having making money online… and it will be absolutely jam-packed with hands-on tips and strategies.

Derek promises to spill his guts and transfer as much of his knowledge as humanly possible…

… but his webinar company only allows 1,000 spaces for the event, so to hold your place, you need to register immediately.

To register, just take a minute right now to go to:

As soon as you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email from Derek (if you’re one of the first 1,000 to register), guaranteeing you a place on the free webinar, along with details of how to access it next Tuesday.

Here’s to you finally achieving the success you deserve!


P.S. Just to confirm, Derek’s LIVE webinar will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, October 21st… don’t miss out.

Register for one of the limited number of spaces today at:

Doing Business in Singapore

November 25, 2007

Whether you business in online, brick and mortar (offline), or click and mortar ( online & offline), we all need to balance the books and see how much profit have we made ( if we are making a profit, that is…). Since I am based in Singapore, I have to abide by the laws, IRAS, accouting practices in Singapore.

Doing Business in Singapore Guide

Recently I picked the Doing Business in Singapore guide published by IE Singapore ( International Enterprise Singapore) and RSM Chio Lim ( the largest accounting firm in Singapore, outside of the Big 4). It is choke full of advice about how to start a business in Singapore, the various kinds of business entities you can operate, tax laws, auditing laws, accounting laws and regulations, and even advice about outsourcing your accounting to a company.

I though that companies would be keeping their Payroll quite confidential and within their company, but I was surprised to find out that companies routinely outsourced the Payroll to companies like PayrollServe, which focus on only outsourced Payroll Services.

I’m still reading the guide, and will post interesting snippets tomorrow.

Link Building Efforts Proved Successful

January 16, 2007

Glory to God! Finally, i managed to get the K W Chan Aesthetic Website indexed by Google within 3 days. See it for yourself here on Google.

And this was without ever submitting my site to the Search engines directly. All I did was to get this site listed on two of my other website which have been around for more than 2 years, and are already indexed by Google and Yahoo.

So I guess that when Google came to spider my existing sites for new content, it got a new link to this new site, so it decided to check it out too. So this method of getting another already indexed site to link to your new website really works well. I have done it before, but this was a goood test to see how fast the search engines “bite”.

Anyway, this is partial victory. I still need to get the site listed in Yahoo and MSN. So I will continue to experiment with Link submission software like Arelis, and some SEO tools.

According to Problogger’s blog on How to get indexed by Google, he also indicates that the inbound link from another site method works great most of the time.. It may take days or weeks, but the site does get indexed by Google.

So since this method works, go and use it on your website. What are you waiting for?

I will be back with more news on getting indexed and link submission tomorrow. Have fun…


Site Submission to Web Directories is Essential to Gain Link Popularity

January 15, 2007

Since I read in the SEO Book by Aaron Wall that submitting a website to other complementary websites (specifically to those which have a higher Google Pagerank) helps in gaining link popularity for your own site, I decided to get the new KW Chan Beauty and Aesthetics Treatment Website listed in as many other sites as humanly possible.

After I started doing Link Submission to those sites which would complement ours, and had a higher Google page rank, I realised that this was a very long, painstaking journey as it took a lot of Real Time to even Submit a sigle listing.

First, you had to find such good partner sites. I tried seaching for “Medical Web Directories”, and was landed with hundreds of directory sites, most not so relevant, and seeming useless, with a poor pagerank. I was wondering what they were doing in the first page of Google for this term, specially when they are not directories. A lot of them were universities, government site, and some directories were focused only on the US or UK market,whereas our Aesthetics websites and clinic is based in Singapore.

Anyways, I submitted to a few directories like DMOZ, Jayde, and the Lycos Link Centre. Just submitting a few by hand required me to type the description, name, email address in so many places.. and some sites like Jayde send you a confirmation mail, which you need to click on, to verify that the site and email address submitted is real. So all this took an entire afternoon.

Finally, after reading for tips on how to submit more effectively at DigitalPoint Forums, I realised that I should be using automated software for Link Submission, which will help to reduce my pain considerably. After reading Reviews of SEO Submission Tools at The SEO Bible, I choose Arelis, a popular Link submission tool for the task. It is free to try, so I downloaded the Trial copy of Arelis.

Hope that using the software will save some time and help in the long run… I have started playing with this software, and will post my findings, discoveries here soon.

Meanwhile, if you have any good, solid suggestions for me, do send them over. See ya buddy 😉


eMarketing Survey – Say What You Want To See in Vinai’s eMarketing Ideas Newsletter

December 10, 2006

The annual eMarketing Survey conducted by Brand Rich is on now. You can say what you want to see in Vinai’s eMarketing Ideas newsletter.

This is a good chance for you to provide feedback – whether you want more tips, ideas, tutorials, or industry trends, articles, software and book reviews inVinai’s eMarketing Ideas Newsletter.

You can access the eMarketing Survey Form for 2006 here. If you do not have an invitation to the survey, you can register directly at the site to submit your views.

Further, Brand Rich, the company focused on SEO, email marketing, Search Engine Marketing, is also offering a new eBook written by the CEO Vinai Prakash. This book is filled with articles, tips, tricks and interesting facts on eMarketing. It also has a FAQ section, which answers most questions that Vinai gets asked in his seminars and speaking forums.

On top of this, every completed survey gets a chance to be drawn for the mystery prize at the end of the survey.

If you are keen, go ahead, register and provide your candid feedback. It only takes less than 4 minutes to complete the eMarketnig survey online.

Submit to Directories to gain Link Popularity

November 10, 2006

One of the the secrets of getting a high rank in search engines is to get a lot of inbound links coming in from other reputed websites. The thing is that if other people link to you, the search engines recognize it as good quality links – after all, you must have something of value, or else why would others link to you.

The more people link to you, the better is your site’s authority. Infact, Google has come out with the concept of Page Rank – which takes a value of 0 to 10. The higher the value of your site’s pagerank, the higher is the credibility of your website.

The traditional ways of getting a high ranking in search engines was to optimize the pages – this was the art and science of Search Engine Optimization.

But now, having an optimized page is not enough. You need to get quality links from authority sites. The good thing is that there are hundreds of Web Directories, which are considered authority sites, and enjoy a high pagerank. If you get your site listed in such web directories, you automatically enjoy a higher credibitily, and over time, this translates to a higher page rank.

Some of the Web Directories you could submit your site to are listed below. Some are free, but it takes ages to get listed there. Others charge a nominal amount, generally a few dollars, mostly less than 10, but they get you listed within 24-48 hours. So you get a link coming to your site from a web directory for anywhere between 5-10 dollars. This may seem like a lot, but would turn out to be the best money you ever spent.

DMOZ: The Open Directory Project
Yahoo: The Yahoo Directory The SEO Bible – Niche Directory to Market Your Website to the World
PegasusDirectory: The Pegasus Directory
Prolink Directory: The Pro Link Directory

Rather than submit your site to a lot of directories in one shot, it is better to gain inbound links from these web directories over time. So you can submit to 3-4 directories every week, and within a short period of 6-8 weeks, your site will be index and linked from 25-30 quality web directories.

Go ahead, try it. There’s really nothing to lose, and everything to gain!


SEO Explained

October 20, 2006

If you want to know What is SEO, or why we need SEO, then head down to

My new article will give you a good understanding of SEO Services.

Cheers, Vinai

Changes to Yahoo Sponsored Search – For Better or Worse?

October 18, 2006

Yahoo has changed its sponsored seached dashboard. It now shows a range of bids, instead of the top 5 bids. This is pathetic, coming from Yahoo at the holiday time. Guess they are all out to make some extra money, counting on the holiday advertisers.
To read more, check out The SEO Bible Blog

Cheers, Vinai

How Arelis link popularity tool helped me find new link partners

October 10, 2006


Over the weekend I tried the trial version of Arelis, the link popularity software tool, which helps to find appropriate link partners. I was amazed at the simplicity of the tool. The speed was good, and it got information back from Yahoo, Alexa, even Whois database

Reciprocal link directories created by software, such as Arelis, are different. They don’t use a centralized link exchange system. The exchange is conducted directly between you and the partner site; a practice that will not get you into trouble with the search engines.

Another interesting feature is that you can customize your link directory in anyway you like. Even a HTML expert can’t tell if a link directory was created by Arelis or by hand. So, it is virtually impossible for search engines to seek out and ban your link directory, without banning all link directories on the Web.

You should check out the Arelis reviews and see the kind of rave reviews it has got first. And get the trial version of Arelis here.

There are some other good SEO tools and books reviewed at The SEO Bible website. They can help save your time and money too.


Best SEO Book Ever. It got my client’s sites in #1 position.

September 26, 2006

One of the best books on SEO is the Seo book written by Aaron Wall

Loaded with free tools, tips, techniques & resources that anyone can use, I owe my success in SEO to Aaron Wall. The SEO book has helped me to get my client a #1 spot in Google, Yahoo & MSN for our chosen keywords.

If you can only buy one book a year, then this would be the best investment for your money.

The SEO book starts with the basics of SEO – The History of Search Engines, and general topis like copywriting, domains, usability.

Then it goes more in depth about how to write specifically for Search engines – title, internal linking, building content etc.

Further, it leads to advanced techniques of link building using Directories & Niches.

Aaron has covered each major search engine is covered in detail with its specific habits and issues.

The major topic is how to exchage links, build link campaigns and get link popularity.

No SEO is complete without a good understanding of Pay Per Click search engines – covering Google Adwords and Overture.

It even goes to tell how to sell SEO services once you master the techniques, and you can generate revenue by offering your services to others for profit.

WHY IS THIS A GREAT BOOK – Because Aaron Wall has not spared any single tool. The book, tip sheet, excel files, all are full of links, tools, articles, resources on SEO.

All the utilities to check back links, building links, free tools are given throughout the book. I have bought it, and refer to it often to find tools, techniques and benefits.

You can check Seo book written by Aaron Wall. Buy it if you want to succeed in the field of SEO. I am sure you wont’ regret it.

Cheers, Vinai