Sunday, January 30, 2011

Who is Keenan Cahill? Wikipedia Please!

Keenan CahillWhen I hear about lip sync on Youtube, I always remember Moymoy Palaboy (Filipino) and Shinta-Jojo (Indonesia). When people searched them in my website, I don't have many clue about Keenan Cahill.

Keenan is a Guy from Elmhurst, Illinois. A suburb of Chicago, that has a disease that stops him form growing. his videos went viral on youtube making him an international hit. He is known for lipsyncing and dancing to videos made by famous pop stars. He is characterized as a very 'cute' kid. He had brain surgery early 2010 and recently lip-synced with 50 cent. Keenan Cahill states on his YouTube bio that he is 15 years old. He was born in 1995. Keenan Cahill is famous on YouTube for posting lip syncs of popular songs like Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream."

The moral story from him? Everyone is special! Keenan give me example that everyone can be famous by Internet, no matter with whatever your condition. So, always think positive with your life!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Create Website Using Auto-Generated Content

I just saw so many website with auto generated content that make a lot of traffic. The main problem of the website, the auto generated content create junk to the search engine result. How about myself? I tried to create website with auto generated content,, just to proof that auto generated content can deliver traffic, but it also useless.

So, how web owners can create website using auto generated content?

RSS Feed
The easiest way to create website with auto generated content is by using RSS. Almost blogs and websites provide RSS, so we can fetch them easily. But, always get the website owner permission before redistribute them to your website readers or they can sue you.

Search Engine API
By creating search engine in your website, you can create auto generated content. By put some keyword based on your website, yo can get so many content from the search engine.

Anyway, I always encourage you to create original content, because original content is the best solutions for your website. It better for you to create original short content rather than auto generated content.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

How Can I Make Money From Web

RupiahSome people asked me about how to make money from web. Since I worked at Global Intermedia, an IT company, I not frequently update about online earning. After find my passion, I got that I enjoyed going out and meet people rather than work virtually in front of computer.

But, from my experience since year 2000 about online earning, I got some point about how to make money online:

Website Traffic is Money
If you have website with high traffic, you can get possibility to add banner to your website and earn money. You can get money from pay per impression, pay per click, or pay per lead/sale. The negative thing about this kind of traffic is because people focus on traffic, some of them create spam, just to get traffic and 'steal' money from advertiser.

Targeted Traffic is Money
Which would you choose, get lot traffic with small money, or get low traffic with more money? Integrating online business and offline business is a good idea, because your website is just a promotion tools, but you can get your money by offline. I wrote this blog, and this website even not earn more than USD 100 a year from banner, but some people who read my writing invite me to do some projects or jobs, and that make a lot of money for my company, and then for me too.

Beside that, the main key of business is find what people need, and sell to them. I just think that some website like Facebook and Twitter make a lot of money because know what people want by analyzing users data or their status. By analyzing their status, age, demographic, culture, they can know what people want and offer suitable product for them.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Shinsetsu, Kindness in Japanese

ShinsetsuI don't know why, but it seem that my family is related to Japan. We never go to Japan before, even we can't speak Japanese, but as a symbol of Asian Spirit, we gave name for our first son is Akio, meaning bright boy. We hope Akio always be a bright boy for his family and for everyone.

Kindness is the act or the state of being kind marked by goodness and charitable behaviour, mild disposition, pleasantness, tenderness and concern for others. As my personal reflection today, we should bring kindness to everyone, for a peace living.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Brand Valuation: The Best Brands of The World

I'm on the way writing a thesis related to brand valuation. I just remember a quote in Interbrand report:

“If this business were split up, I would give you the land and bricks and mortar, and I would take the brands and trade marks, and I would fare better than you.” — John Stuart, Chairman of Quaker (ca. 1900)

According to the Interbrand report, here is the top 10 brands in the world in 2010: Coca Cola, IBM, Microsoft, Google, General Electric, Mac Donald, Intel, Nokia, Disney, Hewlett Packard

So, how they valuing a brand? The basic principles of valuing a brand is by count their financial performance, then compare with total market valuation. For public listed company, the market value can calculated by price in the stock exchange. The difference between stock price and financial performance can calculated with other formula and then they get the brand value.

For some company brand is everything. But, don't always see company by a brand. Sometimes people/consumer trust a person rather than a brand. Like in the general election of Indonesia, many people chosen Democratic Party because of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) figure. So, when the trust level to SBY declining, the voting for the party will be decline. That's a personal brand! So, before buy a brand, always see the factor that affect a brand value is because of a person in the company or by the brand itself.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

How to Change Wordpress Permalink Without Lost Backlinks

I created this website using Wordpress since 2003. From the beginning, I change some features in the website, including upgrade the Wordpress engine. I also use this website as my personal lab. I tested all features in the web and try to figure out how to optimize them.

Then I tried to change permalinks. I just want to change my permanent link like:

The problem is, some of my friends already linked to my post, so I can lost my back links. Then after search some resources, I got the way to change permalinks without lost backlinks.

I change the setting in my wordpress at menu Settings - Permalinks

Permalink Setting Wordpress

I use 301 redirect by changing .htaccess:

RedirectMatch 301 /([0-9]+)/([0-9]+)/([0-9]+)/(.*)/$ /$4.html

You can try them using your current setting. But be careful to backup your .htaccess, so you can recover them when something wrong.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

What is The Difference Between Laptop and Notebook Computer

What is the difference between laptop and notebook computer? This is very funny for me. When I went to computer store, they have special room for notebook center. Okay, that's a notebook. But when I was in High School in year 2000, they said that they have laptop. So, what is the difference? I just think that it's have same meaning. After search in Google, I got brief information abut the difference: