Is Google SEOing Its Own Webpages? – SELaplana

I just want to share you the video of Matt Cutts, the Google Guy, taken during his presentation at the SMX West Search Conference.

From this video, you’ll find out whether Google SEO’ed its own webpages for them to top its own SERPs. If Google SEO’ed its own webpages, how does Google does do SEO for google.com?

As the Google Guy discussed how Google SEO’ed its own webpages, you also need to take note some points on how to optimize your sites or blogs.

What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money-That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not! – SELaplana

Robert T. Kiyosaki wrote a book that tells us the things that the rich dad teaches his kids about money and that the poor dad doesn’t. This book is just one of the “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” collection of books written by Mr. Kiyosaki.

About the Book

I haven’t yet bought and read the content of the book. But I am planning to buy it. I first heard about the “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” books of Mr. Kiyosaki through the blog of Tyrone.

Here’s a review of a satisfied buyer of this book through Amazon.

Rich Dad Poor Dad is a life changing book that is why this incredible book has been a best seller now for over 8 years and is still in the top 20 of all books being sold right now.

Kiyosaki will tell you some things you don’t want to hear. He is controversial. So is Donald Trump. Rich people are always controversial, but who are the people that make Kiyosaki and others controversial? Certaintly it’s not the wealthy. The wealthy agree with Kiysosaki becuase that is how they became rich.

Kiyosaki tells us that a house is not an asset. I have to admit that I had a problem with that one myself. I a lways felt that real estate was the one safe have out there and like most, was taught by parents and other early mentors that a house is an asset. Then I got a house and found out that Kiyosaki is absolutely right and so were my mentors. A house is not an asset for the buyers, people like you and me but it certaintly is an asset for the banks, real estate agents, insurance people, the local government who wack you with high city taxes and so on.

The biggest problem is that many people think that a big house is a symbol of wealth. It is a symbol of wealth to the bank. Most people typically take out 30 year mortgages. How much do you think banks make on that while you are paying for the equalivent of three house payments over time?

Conventional wisdom tells us to get a great education and you’ll get a great job. Well it started in the Clinton era and has been escalating ever since – downsizing. People who spent tons of $$$ on a college education, invested years in their jobs being servants to their employers and for what, to be downsized?

And then there is the typical way that people invest. Conventional wisdom tries to tell us that we can’t do it on our own. We need brokers (so named because they make us broker with their advice) or other financial advice. Those who do try it on their own usually get bad advice and go to deep, deep discount brokers looking for the lowest commissions or on the other end pay fees for loaded mutual funds which are supposed to be better managed (HINT: They are not!)

Kiyosaki offers a newer, better, more effective way. Unfortunately like some others who have come before him, Kiyosaki has stepped on some toes, the very people who are using your ignorance for their bliss.

Rich Dad Poor Dad is a life changing book. It is highly recommend for anyone who really wants to survive the new millennium.

I highly recommend Rich Dad Poor Dad, Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing and Rich Dad’s Success Stories (proves that Kiyosaki’s naysayers are wrong as usual)

Good luck!

My wife told me that above review is not really a review but a promotional piece. So, I will just share another review of a satisfied buyer of the book:

I bought this book earlier tonite and read it in a few hours. It is an easy read. Fun. Enjoyable and educational. It made me realize that I threw away many years of commonality, of doing what felt good. What Uncle George and Aunt Martha and cousin Billy and brother Jim told me was the right thing to do, but really wasn’t.

I am now setting up a plan of action to go into real estate, the Rich Dad way. Yeah, I know everybody thinks that the real estate game is over and that is because like me they are getting the wrong information from the wrong people. How in the world can you expect people making $50,000-$75,000 year, chained to their employers coat tails to tell you how to become financially independent and earn over $100,000 a year? It doesn’t make sense.

This book was very enlightening for me. I highly recommend it. Regarding my real estate plans, I’ll let you know how I make out!

Why should you buy this book?

You see, I am one of those fools who are dreaming of becoming rich. And I think, I am already on the right track heading to my richness. But I know that there are still things that I should checked with in me to ensure that I will reach my aim .

In other words, I need to know the secrets of becoming rich. And I think, this book can help me.

But if you know other books about getting rich without doing any scams, kindly share them to us by posting comments at our comment section.

Why Avoid Using the Global Translator WordPress Plugin?

I already stopped using the Global Translator plugin for WordPress. For several days already, this Make Money Online blog was running without that plugin.

The Global Translator plugin for WordPress was actually generating pages of the blog by saving the translated pages into the server. Everyday, the blog automatically got more hundreds of pages. Most of these pages were indexed by Google and other search engines.

Some of the translated pages actually topped the several SERPs of Google. And from these SERPs our blog got more traffic and also it earned money through Adsense.

In other words, Global Translator plugin for WordPress has helped our blog earn money and increase our blog’s alexa ranking from 100,000  to its current ranking which is 58,200 (current as of writing this post).

However, of these advantages of the said plugin, it also brought problems into our blog that might end up to a penalty from Google that would also lead to the lost of income, or it might end up being banned by the webhost or anything else.

Here are the problems caused by the said WordPress plugin:

Eats Up Server’s Space

The Global Translator plugin normally generate hundreds (thousands) of pages for your blog depending on how large is your blog. And those pages generated are being saved by the plugin into your server’s disk. In my blog’s case, each of the pages is about 1 MB in size.

For an account that only has limited disk space, saving hundreds of files of 1MB each could really mean a problem.

I was just fortunate that my webhost, the DreamHost, offer unlimited disk space to my account. That’s why I haven’t seen it yet as a threat to my webhosting account.

But who knows if  one day, DreamHost will change their mind and ban me from their webhosting service just because my account is eating up too much disk space.

Slowed Down the Site or Blog

On Friday, April 9, 2010, Google revealed that the speed of loading of a site is now being considered by Google when ranking websites at the Google SERP. It’s not actually the only one signal used by Google but it’s one of the 200 signals considered by Google in deciding which website or webpage should be ranked first, then next, and so on.

Because of this new development in Google Search Engine algo, I immediately checked the loading speed of the blog. And I found out that the flags (images of different flags) of different nations displayed on the blog by the Global Translator plugin contributed the slowing down of the blog.

Now if I will allow this plugin to slow down the loading speed of this blog, then I might lose important SERPs that will lead to the decrease of the blog’s traffic. And losing traffic would also mean losing blog’s income.

Google Search Engine Penalty

It’s not yet proven that the continued use of the Global Translator plugin leads to the penalty imposed by the Google search engine to the blog that is using it. But I think, time will come that that it will really happen.

To let you know, through my Google Webmasters account, I found out that Google discovered at least 56,000 “404 error” that have been caused by this plugin. It happens when Google followed a link generated by this plugin leading to the untranslated page.

But this huge number of “404 error” was not just my problem that made me worry that Google might penalized my blog. Last April 14, 2010 Google emailed me through my Google Webmasters account telling that the Googlebot experienced problem in following a large number of links within the site.

Here’s the email that I received:

Googlebot encountered problems while crawling your site http://www.selaplana.com/.

Googlebot encountered extremely large numbers of links on your site. This may indicate a problem with your site’s URL structure. Googlebot may unnecessarily be crawling a large number of distinct URLs that point to identical or similar content, or crawling parts of your site that are not intended to be crawled by Googlebot. As a result Googlebot may consume much more bandwidth than necessary, or may be unable to completely index all of the content on your site.

Google provided me the list of pages that Google thought are not necessarily be crawled. And all the pages listed are those generated by the Global Translator plugin.

Conclusion

There are other two issues that have talked by bloggers around the world regarding this plugin.

  1. The terms and conditions provided by the Google’s Language API prohibit anyone to save translations into the disk or any form or device more than a certain period.
  2. Some languages are not supported by Google Adsense.

But these two didn’t worry me because I made sure that the settings I set for the Global Translator plugin are in accordance with the Google terms.

Only the three problems caused by the plugin that I have discussed above really made me decide to stop using the said plugin.

Floyd Mayweather Jr to Win vs Mosley – SELaplana

Floyd Mayweather Jr makes sure that the WBA Welterweight champion Shane Mosley couldn’t defeat him because he knew one thing: “when Shane punches, a lot of times he closes his eyes.

Shane Mosley’s title will remains Shane’s title even if he will be defeated by Floyd. What Floyd will be after is enhancing his legacy. He doesn’t need any title at this time. What he need is to prove that no one can defeat him, even the current welterweight champion.

Hmm… I smell something fishy.

I just wish the title of Shane will be placed on line for us to know that the Mosley vs Mayweather Jr is really a clean fight. I was thinking actually that Mayweather Jr might pay Mosley so that Floyd will become winner on this fight. Remember that Floyd is just after of his legacy not the title that Mosley is holding.

Is Paypal 6 Dollar Money Making Method Legit? – SELaplana

User’s Question

The email below was sent to us by the blog visitor through our contact form:

SELaplana,

I received an email from someone I don’t know. The email is telling me to participate an email Paypal Making Money Scheme that promised me to earn money. I will not explain the process how, just read the email that I received and I attached here with:

EXTRA Cash For You $$$ 2010: PayPal 6 Dollar Money-Making Method Turn $6 into $36,000 within the first 30 days of operating the business plan that I am about to reveal to you free of charge. Make money with PayPal for only $6 / Seen on Oprah and 20/20

As seen on OPRAH WINFREY and an article published in the Wall Street Journal. Here it is!! You can complete this whole process in less than one hour and you will never forget the day…..

PAYPAL VERIFIES THAT THIS $6 INVESTMENT IS 100% LEGAL AND IS A BIG HIT THIS YEAR.

You send $1.00 through PayPal to each of the emails stated in the article. You then place your own email address in the bottom of the list at No.6, and post the article in at least 200 Newsgroups. (There are thousands) I figured, what have I got to lose except $6.00, right? Like most of us I was a little skeptical and a little worried about the legal aspects of it. I found out that it follows the same regulations as the mailed chain letters, which according to the U.S. Post Office (1-800-725-2161) is indeed legal! Within 7 days, I started getting money in my PayPal account! I was shocked and excited! I figured it would end soon, but the money just kept coming in. In my first week, I made about $30.00. By the end second week I had made a total over $1,100.00! In the third week I had over $8,000.00 and it’s still growing. This is now my fourth week and I have made a total of just over $36,000.00 and it’s still coming in rapidly.

REQUIREMENTS:
1) An Email address
2) A PayPal account (It’s free to sign up for PayPal)
3) $6.00
You must have a verified PayPal account. If you do not have an account you can go to paypal.com and follow the instructions to set up a free account. Be sure to sign up for a free PREMIER or BUSINESS account (and not just a PERSONAL account) otherwise you won’t be able to receive credit card payments from other people. In order to place the initial $6 into your account, you will have to verify your bank account with PayPal (which may take a few days).

STEP 1: Sending PayPal money: Send, through PayPal, $1.00 to each email on the below list. To do this quickly and successfully, follow these simple steps:

1. Login to PayPal and click on the “Send Money” tab near the top of the screen;
2. In the “Recipient’s Email” field enter the email address;
3. In the “Amount” field enter “1″ (This is your $1.00 payment);
4. In the “Category” field select “Service” (Keeping it legal);
5. Click Continue;
6. In the “Subject” field type “EMAIL LIST”, and in the “NOTE” field enter “PLEASE PUT ME ON YOUR EMAIL LIST”. By doing this, you are creating a service and maintaining the legality of the system by “paying” for the service; and
7. Finally, click on the “Continue” button to complete the payment. Repeat these steps for each of the 6 email addresses. That’s it!

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New 2010 PayPal accounts to send $1.00 to:

(1) +++++@yahoo.com
(2) +++++@yahoo.com
(3) +++++@yahoo.com
(4) +++++@gmail.com
(5) +++++@yahoo.com
(6) +++++@hotmail.com

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STEP 2: Now take the 1st email off the list that you see above, move the other addresses up (6 becomes 5, 5 becomes 4, etc…) and add YOUR email address (the one used on the PayPal account) as number 6 on the list.

MAKE SURE THE EMAIL YOU SUPPLY IS EXACTLY AS IT APPEARS IN YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT.

STEP 3: Try to keep this article as close to original as possible. Now, post your amended article to at least 200 newsgroups and message boards. (I think there are close to 32,000 groups)

All you need is 200, but remember the more you post the more money you make – as well as everyone else on the list! I’ve began to see money roll in before I even hit 100 posts, but try to hit around 200 to allow maximum exposure.

HOW TO POST TO NEWSGROUPS, MESSAGE BOARD:

Use Netscape, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, or whatever your internet browser is to search for various news groups, log on to any search engine like yahoo.com or google.com and type in a subject like ‘MILLIONAIRE MESSAGE BOARD’, ‘MONEY MAKING DISCUSSIONS’, ‘MONEY MAKING FORUMS’, or ‘BUSINESS MESSAGE BOARD’, ‘PAYPAL 6 DOLLAR’, ‘OPRAH 6 DOLLAR PAYPAL METHOD’. You will find thousands and thousands of message boards. Click them one by one and you will find the option to post a new message. Fill in the subject which will be the header that everyone sees as they scroll through the list of postings in a particular group, and post the article with the NEW list of email addresses included.

HOW THE MONEY WORKS:

When you post 200 messages in various forums, it is estimated that at LEAST 15 people will respond and send you a $1.00 ($15.00). Those 15will Post 200 Posts each and 225 people send you $1.00 ($225.00),etc. through 6 levels of email addresses. For comprehension purposes, here is an easy viewing chart:

1) 15(1) = 15 people ($1) = $15
2) 15(15) = 225 people ($1) = $225
3) 15(225) = 3375 people ($1) = $3375
4) 15(3375) = 50625 people ($1) = $506255) 15(50625) = 759375 people ($1) = $759375

As you can see, your $6.00 has multiplied exponentially. What other opportunity that is as simple as this can cash in the way this can?!I’m not going to say this is going to make everyone over $800,000, but within a few WEEKS you begin to see results, thanks to the speed of the internet! You will begin receiving money within days…HUGE influx of  cash over the next 30 days!

Play FAIRLY and HONESTLY and this will work!! Good luck and happy money!!!!

My question is: Is it a legit way to make money using Paypal?

Answer

Actually, I also received such kind of email but the 6 email addresses listed are different. So, I can say that the one that sent you this email is not the one who sent me too.

With regards to the legitimacy of this scheme, I just couldn’t give you an opinion based on the laws of any states or countries. But by just looking at the scheme on how can one participant make money through Paypal, I think its a scam.

Consider this:

In the instruction on how to send money through Paypal, on the step 4 it says, “4. In the ‘Category’ field select ‘Service’ (Keeping it legal);

We are taught to fool Paypal by telling them that we are paying the recipient on the services they did for us even if there’s no service or business or trading happened.

And another thing is, this scheme teaches us to do forum spamming, if not email spamming.

It might be true that a participant would earn money from this, but I will never join a scheme like this.

What about you?

If ever you’ll be invited to participate this kind of make money online scheme, would you gamble your money for this?

Which is Better, Smart Bro USB or Globe Tattoo?

Question

I am planning to buy the prepaid internet kit so that I can surf the internet in our home and in any other places. But I am confusing what to buy whether the Smart Bro USB prepaid kit or the Globe Tattoo.

I checked the internet for the information about these two prepaid internet kits, I found out that lots of people have bad experience on the both of the internet prepaid kits.

In your opinion which is better among the two internet prepaid kits, Smart Bro USB prepaid kit or the Globe Tattoo?

Answer

Just like what I said on my previous posts regarding the best internet provider, the better internet prepaid kit among the two depends on the area or your location.

If you’re in the area where the Smart 3G or Smart HSDPA connection is available then better to use the Smart Bro USB Prepaid Kit. But if in your area, the Globe 3G and other high speed of Globe are available then, use the Globe Tattoo.

But if you’re in the area where the 3G and HSDPA of both Smart and Globe are not available, I suggest you use Globe Tattoo because the charging of Globe is in per 5 minutes if I was not mistaken (correct me if I’m wrong) compared to the Smart Bro which is in per 30 minutes. You can save your internet prepaid credit when you’re using the kit that charges in per 5 minutes or per 15 minutes compared to a kit that charges in per 30 minutes. But if one of them offers the per minute charging, then go for it.

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Britain To Rescue Stranded Airline Passengers by Navy Warships – SELaplana

The British government announced on Monday that they would be sending Royal Navy warships to rescue stranded airline passengers due to the grounding of planes since the ash cloud from the Iceland volcano that disturbed the European airspace.

On Sunday, several airports in France and Germany and those other airports in Europe, that were closed due to the volcanic ash disruption to the European airspace, were reopened but officials made clear that the decision might be changed depending on the situation.

European airlines are facing economic losses. They’re urging the authorities to ease restrictions on airspace sighting that a test flight has been successful without any damages and any bad incidents.

Blog’s that Loads Fast, Rank High Up in Google SERP – SELaplana

Few days ago, Google announced that they now consider the speed of the website or blog in loading when ranking it at the Google search results.

In other words, blogs or websites that have slow loading speed might be ranked down the Google SERP while those websites or blogs that load fast are those given the chance to be ranked high up the Google SERP.

Here’s why Google consider the speed of a website in ranking at the SERP:

This change is part of our efforts to provide the best possible search experience for our users, as we’ve found that faster sites create happy users. Our internal studies show that visitors tend to spend less time on sites that respond slowly, and additional recent data shows that improving site speed also reduces operating costs. For these reasons, we’re now taking site speed into account in our search rankings.

After all, Google’s concern focuses on the internet users. Google want to provide best search experience for the users, and one of the ways to do it is by providing the search engine users (through its SERP) with websites that load fast.

Measuring the speed of our blog

Now, our problem is, how could we know that our blog is slow or fast? Are there any tools used to measure the loading speed of our blog?

Well, Google provided the links to the tools that can be used in measuring the speed of our blog:

  1. Page Speed – Created and Provided by Google
  2. YSlow – Yahoo’s own loading speed measuring tool
  3. WebPageTest.org

Note

But we should take note that the loading-speed of the website is just one of the 200 signals being considered by Google in ranking websites on the SERP.

So, if your blog is really slow, yet you complied the other 199 signals, then I think your blog will still be ranked high up on the SERP.

How To Speed Up Your Blog?

After checking the loading speed of this blog, I found out that my blog loads too slow. So, what should I do to speed up the blog’s loading speed?

According to Google, when measuring the loading speed of the site, they included the loading of all components of the  site including images, rich media, and Javascript/HTML/CSS code.

So what we need to do is:

  1. Clean up your theme’s design. Remove unnecessary texts, line-space, etc. Make the page and the CSS shorter.
  2. Avoid embedding large flash files.
  3. Remove any widgets that are not actually useful.
  4. Remove any ad script that loads too slow. That’s the reason why I stopped publishing the BlogBank ads because there were times that it caused problems in loading of this blog.
  5. Remove unnecessary plugins. If you think a particular plugin is needed by you blog but loads slow, then you need to replace it with available similar plugin that load faster. So far, I found out that the Search Permalink plugin caused problem on this blog.
  6. Remove script and badges script that loads slow. So, I think I need to remove the script of the TopBlogArea or maybe I will remove all the directory badges in the footer of the blog.
  7. Optimize photos and images.

Artificial Pancreas Works in Diabetic Patients

The artificial pancreas used by the US researchers successfully regulates the sugar of 11 diabetic patients at near-normal sugar level.

The device is the first artificial pancreas that has used both insulin and glucagon.

Its system is made up of a glucose monitor, two pumps and a laptop. The glucose monitor monitors the sugar level of the patient. If the sugar level goes high, the computer program in the laptop will send a signal to the pumps to pump off insulin into the patients body system. But if the sugar level goes down, the device will pump off glugacon to increase the sugar level.

Is there an extension for the deadline of registration for PRC Exam? – SELaplana

User’s Question

This was sent to us through our blog’s contact form.

Good day!

I just found out that today, April 14, is the deadline of filing of the repeaters of the NLE (Nurse Licensure Examination).

Sir, is there an extension of the deadline for the registration of the NLE? Is there any online filing so that I can still register today?

I really need to take the board exam this July 2010. Is there any extra fee for the late registrants?

Answer

Based on what I read on announcements and bulletins released by the PRC, PRC is strict in implementing policies, especially policies on deadline of filing for any of the licensure examinations. For the PRC, deadline is deadline.

However, you can still try. Visit the nearest PRC office and try filing for the NLE. Anyway, there’s no harm in trying. But of course, you’ll spend money for it.

If you couldn’t register for the July 2010 examination, there is nothing to worry about because there is still another schedule of the exam for this year.

Yun nga lang, your own schedule will be affected.