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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.

August 02, 2008

Sen. Mar Roxas blogs, for real

Yesterday on a round-table discussion with bloggers, Sen. Mar Roxas announced that he start blogging himself. This time, it’s for real. Likewise, he’s bringing his campaign for the suspension of VAT on oil (Senate Bill 1962) online.

April 11, 2008

TopBlogs Philippines Update

Here are some updates from Enthropia on their first month of launching the new Top Blogs Philippines. Their blog is not yet up so I’m republishing the announcement here for the meantime.

March 21, 2008

Brand New Pinoy Top Blogs Launched

The very long wait is over. A brand new Pinoy Top Blogs has just been re-launched, with entirely new code-base and design. All previous accounts have been imported. All you need is to get the new tracking code. Check it out here!

December 13, 2007

Does Google favor its own? (BlogSpot)

Been joining several SEO contests in the last couple of years and only recently did I noticed that Google seems to be giving favors to its own products and services.

November 17, 2007

Why WordPress moved from Technorati to Google BlogSearch?

Only a few people may have noticed this but since WordPress 2.3 came out, they switched the WP Dashboard Incoming Links from Technorati to Google BlogSearch. Why WordPress decided to make this move is yet unknown until this day.

October 22, 2007

Poll: How many blogs do you read every day?

We got a new poll for the week. Everyone is curious — just how many blogs do you read every day? Just give us a quick estimate if you don’t have an RSS feed reader to count. Again, please head on tot he Polls section to submit your answers.

September 07, 2007

Pinoy Top Blogs is Changing Hands

After several months of negotiations, I have finally agreed to sell the Pinoy Top Blogs project. It’s a decision that was very hard to make but I figured that the future of the project will be more secured with the new owners. Several thins prompted me to move into making this decision and I’d like […]

August 15, 2007

Hourly Internet Traffic Trends for Philippine Blogs

Here’s one really interesting trend I dug from the stats log Pinoy Top Blogs — an hourly trend of internet traffic for blogs. Although, I’m only basing these figures from the said site which tracks close to 3,000 Filipino blogs, I’m sure we can derive something useful from this. Here are the numbers and the […]

August 02, 2007

The Top 50k blogs generate $500 Million?

Discovery Communications just bought eco-lifestyle blog TreeHugger.com, allegedly for $10 to $15 million. Then, TechCrunch published a recent study by the University of Texas (sponsored by Chitika) claiming that the top 50,000 blogs based on Technorati generated a total $500,000,000 in revenues for 2006 {download PDF here}. Though this report does make the whole blogging […]

August 01, 2007

Celebrity Blogs on Libel and Copyright Lawsuits

Coming from someone who has had a brush with libel (though not thru any of my blogs), I assure you that the possibility of getting one in the future isn’t far fetched. This couldn’t be any more true with celebrity or showbiz blogs. Here are some of the very familiar words – libel and copyright […]

July 18, 2007

Pinoy Top Blogs just turned 2!

This completely escaped me until Von mentioned it in the comments. Last Sunday, my Pinoy Top Blogs project just turned 2. Here’s that first post that started it all, and a year later, it was already running on it’s own domain in a dedicated server. A lot of sleepless nights tweaking mySQL, tons of spam […]

July 12, 2007

Poll: How many blogs do you run?

We’ve just finished our weekly poll on TLA revenues. I only got half as many responses on that one compared the the first — most probably because not a lot of people can get into TLA as easy as Google AdSense. Our new poll for this week will look into how prolific a blogger or […]

April 30, 2007

NTC: All your blogs are belong to us!

Now, this has got to be the funniest idea I have ever heard in years. From Mike Abundo, the NTC wants everyone to register their websites, blogs, podcasts, pictures, and all other digital data posted on the net. The National Telecommunication Commission plans to classify Web sites and other data posted on the Internet as […]

April 27, 2007

Ratified.org – Tracking the Top Philippine Blogs

I’ve been maintaining my old list of the Philippine Top 100 Blogs according to Technorati for a year now. A lot of bloggers are curious how I maintain it and some even thought it was done automagically (!). I wish I was able to update it automatically on a daily basis. Nope, I don’t have […]

March 23, 2007

3 out of every 4 BlogSpot blogs are Spam

A survey done over at Webmaster World indicates that 75% of all blogs in BlogSpot are spam. According to this study the top 15 doorway domains consist of 14 domains, where the spam percentage is over 74%. This means that in four search results of current study, three sites turned out to be spam. The […]

March 15, 2007

Auto-upgrade your WordPress Blogs

More than half of the local bloggers I know don’t have enough technical knowledge on how to upgrade their WordPress blogs. So, it’s a real pain and time-consuming task helping them out in upgrading them. If the server they are on happens to have Fantastico available, and it was used to install the blog, the […]

February 14, 2007

Phil. Blog Awards: Nominate your fave blogs!

As promised, we’re now opening the nominations for the 2007 Philippine Blog Awards. We’re actually already getting submissions when we opened it early today, so we know people are watching out over there. We’re getting huge response from people/bloggers and companies wanting to sponsor the event and we can never stop saying thank you to […]

February 07, 2007

PinoyTopBlogs is back

Thanks to everyone who gave suggestions, especially those who were willing to donate some amount to help support the Pinoy.Top.Blogs Project. I’ve opened up the site back as per my conversation with a donor who is willing to provide a much faster and bigger dedicated server to host the site. For the meantime, it’s still […]

February 05, 2007

Wife Limits Sex Until Husband Blogs More

This is one blogging story you ought to Digg! From the other Marc’s blog: In an effort to encourage me to revive this blog, my wife has imposed this “No blog, No sex” rule. The rule is simple: I am supposed to blog at least once a week in exchange for love-making. The hornier I […]

February 01, 2007

Suspending Pinoy Top Blogs

I’m suspending the Pinoy Top Blogs project indefinitely. The total number of blogs (2,283) it currently tracks is already too high that it crashes the server almost everyday. That’s the reason I also stopped approving additional registrations there. I’m already spending $200 a month for the dedicated (with almost no income, well if you consider […]

December 30, 2006

TLA now available for Blogspot

Internet connection is still very slow and surfing is agonizingly frustrating. I think this situation will goes past the New Year. Anyway, news from the TLA blog says that Text Link Ads are now able to run on Blogger blogs: We are excited to announce that Text Link Ads publishing program now is compatible with […]

December 27, 2006

Google Code Search used to hack blogs/websites

There were a lot of buzz before about the Google Code Search among programmers and coders. There were also announcements from software vendors like vBulletin that copies of their software can be downloaded from sites of legitimate license holders. All you gotta do was do a search of the software and all vB copies uploaded […]

November 21, 2006

BlogSpot blocked in Pakistan?

Was browsing some blogs hosted by Google’s Blogger via BlogSpot.com. It looks like everything on it is blocked here in Pakistan: ERROR The requested URL could not be retrieved While trying to retrieve the URL: http://www.blogspot.com/ The following error was encountered: * Connection to xx.xx.xxx.xxx Failed The system returned: (60) Operation timed out The remote […]

October 24, 2006

Your own domain on WordPress.com blogs

WordPress.com has just announced over the week-end that it’s giving away free domains on randomly selected WordPress.com blogs. Our most requested feature has nearly always been the ability to change a blog’s URL. We’ve been working on a system that lets you do just that and I am pleased to tell you that it is […]

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