Category Archives: PayPerPost

PayPerPost – the best blogger-advertiser platform so far

Green HeartI must admit that I love PayPerPost, although I have just joined them 11 days. So far, I have earned USD52 from only 4 sponsored post that I wrote, and there are plenty more coming. I joined other blogger-advertiser network also, but I personally felt that PayPerPost is the best.

For your information, PayPerPost is an easy platform for bloggers to earn money by writing a post for advertisers. PayPerPost is making use of word of mouth marketing – by having bloggers blog about the selected advertisers that want to market their services on the net. If you have a blog, why not register with PayPerPost. It is free and the approval is really fast. You can almost earn some money instantly, if you just follow the requirement that was stated by the advertisers.

There is some challenge though, for us Malaysian. As PayPerPost paid bloggers through PayPal, it may be a bit difficult for Malaysian bloggers to cash it out. I don’t mind, as I am aiming to reach USD650 as soon as possible in PayPal to be able to buy a new Nikon D40 DSLR online.

Where you can refer for search engine marketing glossary

If you are a webmaster (meaning: person who have and manage their own website), you may have heard about search engine optimization and marketing. Both of the process is vital for you to make sure that your website is search engine friendly and rank well on the major search engine result page. It will make your website “visible” to the world.

For me, when I started Mount Kinabalu Borneo.com about 18 months ago, I knew nothing about search engine optimization and marketing. I have to work it up myself, learning from scratch and took me more than 6 months to figure out how to make sure that my website will not be buried among gazillion website that are present on the net.

If you are a one of the “budding” webmaster, you might want to check out Apogee Search, one of the 25 largest Search Engine Marketing firms in the world. They can help you with variety of proven online marketing methods that include paid search, natural search, affiliate marketing, and pay-per-call. So, you don’t have to waste 6 months of your time searching from various resources from the internet about online marketing. As an evidence, they also provide a special page which represent sample of the websites which they have achieved for their clients in the Top Google Rankings.

Personally, I like the their Search Engine Marketing Glossary. This is the first time I found out all the important glossary about search engine in one page. With that, I don’t have to use Google or Answer to get the meaning of the internet marketing jargon like ‘Google Death Penalty’ and ‘Link Condom’ that I don’t know!

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Plan your next vacation with Hotel Reservations.com

Hotel Reservations is one of the so called “one stop center” for travelers who would like to make an online reservation bookings for their next travel vacation worldwide. They provides hotels, motels, resorts, vacation rentals, flights, cars and vacation package planner.

If you are planning your next trip to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, why don’t you try Hotel Reservations to organize and your vacation package? Currently, they are having a great discount on world wide destinations. They are now offering a rebate up to USD100 for a 12-night booking package.

What I like about Hotel Reservations.com is they have a vacation package planner page, where you can just fill-in-the blanks for the type of vacation you need and the destination that you are going to. I personally tried the service, by ‘virtually’ planning our next family trip to Melbourne, Australia from Kota Kinabalu. Surprisingly, the vacation package planner work really smooth, and I could know the price I have to pay for my trip!

Well, I purposely did that as my wife has been bugging me to spend our dream holiday there. The result page for the suggested package showed all the possible hotels available in Melbourne plus the local city map! At the same time, they also stated all the package cost for different hotels. It’s a good way to adjust your budget according to the package that you can afford. That is really good.

The other nice feature of Hotel Reservations.com is the destination guides. Claiming to be a “world wide” destination provider, they have enormous number of all major city rough destination guides. That would be handy as most of the travelers do not know what to expect on their dream destination. In my opinion, the destination guide about Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on their page is sufficient enough to give you an idea on what expect. But, if you plan to climb Mount Kinabalu, I would still suggest you to surf Mount Kinabalu Borneo.com.

For your information, Hotel Reservations.com have listed 3 hotels in Kota Kinabalu on their site, i.e. Berjaya Palace Hotel, Le Meridien Hotel and Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort. Choose Le Meridien Hotel if you want to stay inside the city center, Shangri-La Tanjung Aru if you want to stay close to the beach or Berjaya Palace Hotel if you want a bit further away in a secluded hill side accommodation.

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Want a free next generation ZIP archiver?

SecureZIPI have been using an old trial version on Winzip for the past few years to take care of all my archived files until yesterday, when I came across SecureZIP – The next generation of ZIP. It attracted my attention (anything free is!) and it seems that it has an up to date file archiving capabilities, plus the ability to secure all my private data and my outgoing email. I was really surprise that they are offering this software a limited time free download promotion.

Functioning similar like other file archiver, SecureZIP is a compression and archiving program but brings an exciting new focus: data security. SecureZIP not only helps you manage your data, but SecureZIP also helps you keep it secure—on your computer, in email, and across the enterprise. By having this special security feature, SecureZIP can protect confidential personal information stored on your PCs such as tax records, bank statements, medical records, passwords, and other private data. This is important especially if you are sharing your PC with other people. You wouldn’t want your secret to be known by your roommate right?

SecureZIP

I managed to fiddle around with SecureZIP after a smooth download and installation 3 days ago. The installation file, which is about 12MB in size, was downloaded after sending them an email requesting the file. The first thing that I notice after installation finishes was the nice and simple GUI. Extracting and compressing files were fast.

However, if you want to use the security feature of SecureZIP, you need to have a digital certificate. Luckily for me, I have my own personal digital certificate from Malaysian Tax Department when I sent my tax assessment few days back. It seems that the certificate is valid and compatible, and I can use the security feature without any problem. Oh, if you do not have one, you can get a free digital certificate from Comodo. I also managed to secure my confidential data in just a couple of minutes.

After 3 days test run, SecureZIP has fulfill its promise to serve as a good archiving with security feature software. These are the other features of SecureZIP:

  1. Secure your email with Outlook.
  2. Secure your body email.
  3. Secure your desktop storage.
  4. Use it with a digital certificate to encrypt and signing emails.
  5. Use it with your antivirus software.
  6. Use it for group file sharing.

So, what are you waiting for? www.securezip.com having limited time free download promotion!

Get 2GB free encrypted online backup service from IDrive-E

I think it is about time for me to look for a good file backup service, as my notebook hard disk is getting full and all my important folder on Mount Kinabalu Borneo.com website is increasing in size. I never take this “back up your files” matters seriously, until Aiden told me that his PC blow itself out because of a nasty Trojan. I don’t want the same thing happen to me, as I still intermittently use Windows to do my daily computer task (I told you I use Xandros).

I came across IDrive-E Explorer – a “leading online backup service provider” which also offers encrypted online backup for free up to 2GB! I dont know what to expect, as I never use one before. Thinking that I have nothing to loose, I tried their FREE services.

IDrive-EAfter downloading the 7MB file on my notebook, the installation of the executable file runs smoothly. The application will then act as a virtual drive, and it will connect itself to the IDrive-E server. File transfer is done as easy as “drag and drop” style with Explorer interface (Windows XP). The files that you are working with will be transferred to the server, by using a secure key with a user supplied password known only to the end user. IDrive-E uses industry standard AES 256-bit encryption on storage ideally suited for higher security needs of Financial, Healthcare and Government organizations. That will make sure that your files can only be viewed by you!

I upload my ‘public_html’ folder up the server, which house ALL my Mount Kinabalu Borneo.com HTML files, including the pictures and subfolders inside. After finished doing that, I felt really releived, knowing that if anything happened to the folder in my notebook, I can rely on IDrive-E to retreive my website!

Only one reminder. IDrive-E application is designed to perform backup operations from a single computer and not from multiple computers. Please note that you can perform restore operations from multiple computers using IDrive-E. This is to maintain the consistency and to preserve the integrity of backups. Users are requested to install IDrive-E on a machine and use only that machine to perform backups. If users really want to perform backup operations from another computer, they have to install IDrive-E on that computer and re-register the application.

Oh, if you think that 2GB storage is puny, paid IDrive-E $4.95/month or $49.50/ year (and get 2 months free) for unlimited amount of storage.

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Get Expedia coupon deals from Couponchief.com!

Would you like to save on your traveling budget by shopping online with Expedia using one of the internet’s best place of coupon offers? I just would like to share with you one of our visitors favorite website which offers discount coupon and deals for your online purchasing. Couponchief.com gathers more than 1,000 available merchants which provides up to date online coupons to website visitors.

Couponchief is a large website which serves like a “one stop center” for visitors who are looking for coupon deals and discount which can be used for shopping online. It hosts almost all major known merchants, from American Express to Zappos.

To get the most of your coupon, the first thing to do is know what are you looking for. Go to Couponchief.com, and search for the available merchants in the respective categories. Always compare the coupons between the merchants and look for the best bargain for the items that you want. Most of the time you will be seeing more than 1 offers. Find the best coupons that suits your need. When you click on provided the link, you will then be forwarded to the merchants directly with your coupon attached. For example, if you are an adventure travelers cum backpackers, searching your flight tickets from Expedia and looking for your travel backpack from BackcountryOutlets might save you on your next trip around the world.

So, thinking of coming to Sabah and climb Mount Kinabalu? Why don’t you try Couponchief.com. Work yourself up with all the available coupons for your flights, accommodations and luggage. You might save some of your money for the journey to the Summit of Borneo.