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January 13, 2014

What’s inside our Gadget/Blogging Gear?

In our work as a tech blogger, we always travel abroad to cover the biggest product launches, exhibitions and conferences so it’s important that we have a good and complete set of gears to carry along.

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May 15, 2009

Amazon Kindle Publishing for Blogs

Amazon has now opened its Kindle platform to bloggers, allowing them to submit/publish their blog to the network for subscription. Now you can make money from Amazon once people subscribe to your blog via the Kindle.

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January 29, 2009

Where that NTC Circular might affect Bloggers?

When I first read about that proposed NTC circular about “Guidelines on the Provision of Contents, Information, Applications, and Electronic Games“, I shrugged it off because it was obviously referring to the mobile telecoms industry.

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January 14, 2009

Best. Blogging. Job. Ever.

This is by far, the best blogging job ever — travel to Hamilton Island (Great Barrier Reef, Queensland), go island-hopping, take pictures, shoot videos and blog about it on a weekly basis.

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October 05, 2008

Is problogging in recession?

Barely 3 months after we saw big blog networks re-balancing their budgets, there’s another one that’s just finished brewing headed by Gawker Media’s head-honcho himself, Nick Denton, with a self-leaked internal memo.

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July 28, 2008

Are Big Blog Networks slowing down?

This year alone, the top two global blog networks had a rough time with balancing their budgets. Both Gawker Media and the AOL-bought WeblogsInc. saw numerous pay cuts and retirements of less-performing blogs. Is this a sign that problogging is at a decline?

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July 19, 2008

Looking for Gadget Blogger

If you’re a tech blogger or a gadget lover, you might be interested with this new problogger job. I’ve been requested to look for a new blogger for a popular tech blog to complement the existing line of writers, with specialty in gadgets & gizmos. Fixed monthly pay. Email me at abeolandres {at} if you’re interested with 2 short but original samples of a gadget review.

July 08, 2008

Updates on Blog Ads, Affiliates and Sales

Some links and updates on local affiliates for bloggers as well as new tools and services you might want to check out.

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June 25, 2008

Paid Blogging Gigs

Anyone wanting to earn some dough on the side might want to check out these paid blogging jobs from fellow Filipino probloggers.

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June 18, 2008

Technorati Media launches Blog Ad Network

Blog search engine Technorati has just launched a blog ad network. Technorati Media has been selling ads on its properties but only now did they open the doors to all bloggers.

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April 17, 2008

Guest Blogging at

Starting today, you’ll also be able to read more about my take on ICT in the Philippines over at blog network. It’s just a weekly article but it will allow me to reach a wider segment of online readership. My first entry is about the state of eCommerce in the Philippines from the perspective of a consumer. You can also subscribe to the RSS feed here.

March 19, 2008

How to Increase your Effective CPM

The most common response to my earlier discussion on “How to Compute Effective Page CPM” was how to increase the cost per mil (CPM). Let me clarify that with a simple math.

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March 10, 2008

How to Compute Effective Page CPM

One of the most common confusions about online advertising amongst bloggers is how to compute for their ad rates. I’ve previously wrote about how to create an advertising rate card and how to analyze conversions or ROI, but the truth is not all page views are created equal.

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February 16, 2008

The Problem with Pay Per Play Ads

I’ve been getting over a dozen email invites now about this new Pay-per-Play ad program that promises $4,800 revenue based on my Alexa rankings. I’m sure a lot of the other bloggers have heard of this too. Let me share with you why I think this thing won’t fly.

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February 15, 2008

Better ROI with Blog Advertising

I was doing a PowerPoint presentation yesterday on why advertising on blogs is better than in any other online media when I thought it would be really great if I have the figures to show and back up my claims/theories. Then I realized, I was given some Google Analytics data by a recent advertiser. And here’s what I got…

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January 21, 2008

Blog Brokering or Affiliate Marketing in the Philippines

While everyone else is preaching about how to use blogging and SEO to gain and maximize revenue from AdSense, Kontera, TLA, Chitika and other related programs, I met a few newbies who are into the blogging business or what I’d call blog brokering.

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January 04, 2008

Bidvertiser Feed Ads

I had this weird hunch that the FeedBurner Ad Network (FAN) was killed after Google bought it last year. Not that it was a lucrative business doing feedvertising.

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January 03, 2008

Pageviews over RSS Feeds

Reports of the new problogging pay scale over at Gawker Media has generated a lot of opinions and criticisms on how blog networks should compensate their bloggers. My thoughts are more about the apparent focus on pageviews over rss feeds.

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December 27, 2007

Lease out your Blog to CW

Now, this is a really tempting offer from blog network CW (Creative Weblogging). If you think your blog needs some massive marketing and infrastructure support, check out what CW has to offer when you join their network.

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December 04, 2007

Matt Cutts tells on Paid Reviews and Disclosure

Loren Baker says Google is Watching Paid Review Blogs that Pass PageRank and while we know about that already, Google Search Quality Engineer Matt Cutts explains why these paid posts should have a disclosure.

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December 01, 2007

AdSense Alternatives Revisited

Recent developments have forced a lot of webmasters and publishers alike to re-think their online monetization strategies. The PR penalty, the changes in AdSense clickable ads, and an impending SERPs penalty has allowed a lot of us to explore other alternatives besides AdSense and TLA.

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November 30, 2007

To Bloggers: There’s No Money in the Long Tail

A recent article from Read/Write Web hypothesizes that bloggers can’t make significant money off of the long tail. While others agree, I don’t on several points.

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November 21, 2007

Free or Paid Content?

Here’s one debate I’ve been trying to explain to several top notch bloggers for some time now. While the going trend in the blogosphere has been to go free and ride on the advertising wagon, some still believe that the subscription model is doable.

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November 16, 2007

When is Content Syndication beneficial?

A lot of bloggers are afraid to have their content syndicated because of several reasons – dupe content penalty, brand dilution resulting to reduced site stickiness, and ultimately potential loss of traffic, among others. Connie even stretches it as a form of exploitation in some cases. However, that’s not always the case and here are some thoughts when content syndication can be beneficial to you as a blogger.

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October 31, 2007

Will you stop selling link ads now?

The Search Engine Roundtable blog confirms that the recent PR adjustments where targeting raw paid links. An email response from Google Search Quality Engineer Matt Cutts puts all speculations to rest.

But the question remains…
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