BuzzBadge: February 2007

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Peter Belisi's Myspace Page

Peter Belisi has got his MySpace ready. As the founder of, he is famous for his ties design. Look at the page, and you can see testimonials to the ties.

From Bartender to Bigshot – fashion forward designer learns from the Palm Beach elite Bartending in Palm Beach, Peter Belisi served the trendsetters who embodied the luxury lifestyle he craved.

Struggling to support his family with no savings, Belisi started his own company with a novel idea. Emulating his high-end clientele, Belisi invested any extra money in a tie collection.

Belisi took pride in never wearing the same tie twice, and through his appreciation of fine ties, an idea took shape. Belisi—a name already synonymous with beauty—has earned a loyal following for its high-end, quality ties, and most recently scarves and handbags. When you think of tie, you think of Belisi.

Belisi’s guiding principle is to create Luxury with Meaning. In other words, Belisi stands for good living: great style, quality accessories and giving back to the community.

“Belisi unites the luxury and prestige of Palm Beach with Italian beauty and sophistication. Inside Belisi we cultivate a passion for exquisite materials and skilled craftsmanship. Each dramatic detail, represents our unwavering quest to fashion products of truly enduring value.” – Peter Belisi

Belisi would love to meet:
Jesus, mother teresa, nelson mandela, john wesley, bill clinton, cs lewis, ronald reagan, oprah, moses, warren buffett, richard branson, daniel, steve jobs, stephen speilberg, paul, bob coy, ralph lauren, sean combs, alan greenspan, bob marley, rick warren, donald miller, franklin graham, david, robert rubin, alexander hamilton, george patton, tom cruise, shane claiborne, jim rogers, jerry garcia, bono, adam smith, dan marino, shaq, d-wade, tiger woods, jack nicholson, al pacino, johnny cash, angelina jolie.

Check him out!

BuzzBadge To KeywordDiscovery

Though Yahoo's Overture Keyword Selector tool is not dead yet, I have since started to find replacements, and hopefully one that can outperform Yahoo in terms of suggesting good and relevant keywords.

In this test, I am trying to create a niche around "dog". I want to see how I can narrow "dog" down to focus on one topic within "dog". So I did a search with Overture Keyword Tool, WordTracker's Free Keyword and Keyword Discovery's Free Keyword tool. Please take note that what I am using is free. You do not have to pay to get them.

It appears to me that KeywordDiscovery's tool hints more about what niche I can focus on. Here are the results:

With Overture:

990279 dog
609130 snoop dog
276523 dog pile
125609 dog breed
123699 dog breeders
113288 dog training
111746 dog for sale
98338 dog boarding
94560 dog kennel
93765 dog grooming

With WordTracker
300,960total searches
23844dogs for sale
10063dog breeds
6682dog names
5530dog the bounty hunter
5343dog kennel
3405reindeer dogs
3075who let the dogs out
2716duane dog chapman

With KeywordDiscovery
Search Term Total
dog 1727003
dog training 1463802
dog breeds 1071259
dog health 898184
dog food 638074
dog beds 607010
dog supplies 559459
dog door 539508
dog treats 526689
dog sex 456858

Three of them gave different results, and using all of them really builds me a long list of keywords. However, it seems like if you are trying to decide on a niche, KeywordDiscovery is better. From the results, I can easily decide if I want to do dog training, or dog supplies.

So, KeywordDiscovery won my test of choosing a niche within a niche! BuzzBadge to KeywordDiscovery.

This does not hint others are bad though. All of them are important tools. I suggest you to use all of them and cross check each other.

BuzzBadge to DoshDosh

Learning to make money online? ProBlogger is probably the first blog you have to visit. It has so many tips and tricks to help you make money, though it focuses more on blogging than anything else.

Believe it or not, blogging is the fastest and easiest way to make money online. You can only make money with eBay if you have a damn low cost. You can only make money selling affiliate products if you know how to make it work. You can only make money selling your own product if you know how to create one and market it successfully. But how about blogging?

You only need to write. Keep writing and get those readers stick, and money will roll in itself.

If you are unsure of how to make money online, DoshDosh can help you. It has these categories of information:


Friday, February 09, 2007

The Best Way To Increase Link Popularity

USWeb, the operator of Blogitive, made a post about link popularity.

In the article, it talks about:

  1. On-site and Off-site factors
  2. Why Page Rank is not taking so much weight now
  3. The quality of the link you get
  4. On-page Seo factors
  5. Link exchange and link baiting
  6. Getting links through blogs, obviously, by using Blogitive.
I guess Blogitive has really helped many clients obtain their desired link popularity. If not, the service will not be around for so long. In total, I have made near to $300 from Blogitive since I joined last year end. If I have more blogs, the earning can be more.

If you have not joined Blogitive, try it. If you need more links or want to create a buzz throughout the blogosphere, advertise with Blogitive.

Yahoo removing Overture Keyword Tool?

I received an email from Perry Marshall, the author of Definitive Guide To Google Adwords, saying that Yahoo is thinking of removing Overture Keyword Selector tool.

It make sense if they are angry that people use it to build keyword list but turn out to advertise on Google. That can be the main reason they punch back.

But this punch can hurt them. Google is already that big, and I don't think it will be shook at all with that move.

In addition to that, suppose Yahoo really removes the overture keyword tool, there are thousands of services waiting to take over the stage. Everyone can always benefit from providing a keyword tool that gets so much traffic.

One of such substitutes is WordTracker's Free Keywords selection tool.

A search on the keyword "dog" shows:

23844dogs for sale
10063dog breeds
6682dog names
5530dog the bounty hunter
5343dog kennel
3405reindeer dogs
3075who let the dogs out
plus a list of...well, I guess, about 100 keywords. They are cumulative count for 90 days.

If you are not using keywords on your blog yet, and unless you are already doing very well, keywords can rank your blog higher in search engines, thus giving you more traffic.

Today's BuzzBadge goes to WordTracker Free Keyword.

Update: KeywordDiscovery has also followed up with a kick, another reliable keyword research tool, to replace Yahoo.

Heh, Yahoo has been replaced once, by Google, and now another?

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BuzzBadge to MyBlogLog

The idea of anonymity behind the screen has faded long long ago. People now establishes identity and profile on the internet. Whether the identity resembles their real world character is not a major concern, but how they play their virtual role as a netizen.

You probably know a ton about your favorite bloggers - what they think about the subjects they write about, maybe some of their work and life history... you may even know what toothpaste they use. But how much do you know about all the other people who read their blogs? And how much do they know about you?

Readers can become friends with other people who read your favorite blogs. See what else they're reading. Check out their MySpace and Friendster profiles and view their Flickr photostreams. Authors can learn more about their readers individually and as a group. What do they like and what are they ignoring? What are they reading elsewhere on the Web?

MyBlogLog is growing like crazy. People are joining when they see others are joining too. It is sort of a traffic tracking site minus complicated matrices plus a community with a bonus of networking.

Look at the right side of this blog, you can notice there is a panel with pictures of faces and names. They are MyBlogLog members who has visited Buzzbadge. Thank you!

By joining MyBlogLog, you can create a profile for yourself and your blog. Whenever you visit another MyBlogLog's member's blog, your profile will show on their blog. People visiting the blog can then follow the link and land on your blog.

MyBlogLog has gathered a lot of traffic recently. And if you want to increase the traffic to your blog, you should go to where the traffic gathers, make sense?

If you want to make some friends and seek like-minded personalities, go to MyBlogLog, do a search on your topic of interest, and you will find blogs that are related to your interest. With that, you can get to know a few more friends.

MyBlogLog is famous as a channel to know each other, when previously, this could not be done without being a suspect of spam attempt.

MyBlogLog definitely deserves a BuzzBadge. Today's BuzzBadge goes to MyBlogLog.

Update: This is my profile page: BuzzBadge

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Buzzing Dot Flowers

Dot flowers is probably your best choice for mothers day gifts.

No matter what the occasion, Dot Flowers is literally buzzing with fabulous flower gift ideas and gorgeous gourmet gift baskets perfect for anyone on your list.

They offer same day flower delivery straight from their growers' farms to anywhere in the United States. This is truly a dedicated service. Freshness of flowers are what you are looking for.

And, if you're looking to buy gift baskets online, they have a wide selection of gourmet treats that are sure to please.

From their fantastic flowers to our charming cookies, Dot Flowers has something for everyone.

Most importantly, their customer service has won award. The are devoted to ensuring your complete satisfaction with every order you place with Dot Flowers! While you do not generally require after sales service, but good customer service will help you pick the best flowers with most suitable customization.

They understand that the gifts you send represent you both personally and professionally, and they are devoted to helping you make a great impression.

Now you know another place to buy flowers!

BuzzBage to TutorialBlog.Org

Today's BuzzBadge is awarded to Tutorial blog, as the name suggests, contains many tutorials. One that I like very much is "How To Create Software Box Using Photoshop".

I found TutorialBlog while trying to find how to create software boxes using either photoshop or illustrator. Both of them requires special knowledge to create wonders.

I thought it was hard, after reading through 20+ tutorials about photoshop and illustrator, I started to understand how photoshop and illustrator works.

Yesterday, my uncle showed me how to create ebook cover using photoshop. It is that easy! He did the whole ebook in less than 5 minutes! But bear in mind he is one of the top designers in my country, currently handling mega-projects in China.

Well, I did wandered off a bit... Now back to the buzz.

Tutorial blog has almost all you want to look for, though I find it leans more towards graphic design. If you have something in mind, try to search tutorialblog first. They might already provided it for you.

Another one I like is "100 Ajax Tutorials". Old technology, new trick, Ajax is hot now.

There is also this "30 Color Scheme Tools and Websites" for webmasters and designers.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Use Headline To Link Bait

Link baiting has gone more and more popular. Instead of asking for link exchange, we have found that creating good stuff for the purpose of link baiting works better.

In order to carry out successful link-baiting campaign, other than content, the title usually plays the most important part.

Title determines whether a piece is read or not. It also injects the chemical to draw links. CopyBlogger has 10 surefire headline formulas that work:

  1. Who Else Wants _______?
  2. The Secret of _______
  3. Here is a Method That is Helping _______ to _______
  4. Little Known Ways to ______
  5. Get Rid of _______ Once and For All
  6. Here’s a Quick Way to _________
  7. Now You Can Have [something desirable] [great circumstance]
  8. [Do something] like [world-class example]
  9. Have a [or] Build a [blank] You Can Be Proud Of
  10. What Everybody Ought to Know About [blank]
It is just a matter of substituting what you see fit into the templates above. I have 2 to share:
1) They laughed when I ______, but when I ______...
This is adapted from an old successful headline that reads:

"They laughed when I sat at the piano, but when I started to play..."

So, it can be:

"They laughed when I tell them I blog, but when I show them my RSS subscribers..."

The "laughed" is an emotional trigger that does the magic together with the "..." at the end of the headline.

The other one that I like very much:
2) How to [solve problem] that [effect] and [effect]

The "and" does the magic. It is proven to work, so don't ask me why the "and" is the magic. If you do it without the "and", the magic will not happen. So:

"How To Write Killer Headlines That Link Baits Itself And Shoot Your Blog To Page Rank 8.5"

These are some great titles you can use on your next blog post. Good luck!

Monday, February 05, 2007


CNN calls it a "No-Brainer"! And at EBates, you will never pay the full retail price anymore.

Ebates is all about saving money and getting Cash Back whenever you shop online, thus saving you a lot of money. When you become a member and shop through Ebates, you can save literally thousands of dollars every year on the things you're already buying.

But how do you qualify yourself? All you need is an email address and you can access more than 800 stores through Ebates. Membership is free! That is why it is so attractive, and it does not make sense not to shop with EBates.

After signing up with EBates, you have to check EBates everytime you shop online so you do not pass up anything at deep discount. You can also download their Moe Money Maker to have Moe notify you of latest deals.

You'll earn up to 25% Cash Back on your purchases. They also offer the best Coupons & Specials on the web. When you shop, Ebates get sales commission from our partners. Most sites keep this money, but not Ebates.

They turn your cash discount into a Big Fat Check and mail it directly to you. It's money in the bank. So, why pay retail? Ebates gives you 4% Cash Back at Target & up to 25% at more than 800 popular stores. It's so easy.

Check out EBates today with you most recent purchase, see if they really offer a better price!


Things are changing, a lot of things have moved online. Now, service providers are getting their business online. GetAFreelancer is a freelancer website where service providers and service buyers meet.

If you want an article written, just go to, post and job, and people will bid for the job. You can then choose which person you want to assign the job to. You can assign to the lowest bidder, meaning to say, the person willing to get paid the less, or you can assign the job to the best provider.

How do you know they are good? GAF use a rating system akin to eBay where service buyer and service provider have to rate each other after the transaction. They also have an escrow service where your payment is sent to GAF before releasing it to the service provider.

If you want to make money online, getting freelance job is a great start. You can make a few thousands a month if you bid on big projects and work really hard. However, you do have to compete with service providers from India where they can outbid you with absurdly low prices, and still keep up with the standard, especially in IT and programming jobs.

Today's Buzzbadge goes to

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Buzzing Firefox Extension: Search Status

I install Google toolbar because I want to see Page Rank. But I do not install Alexa Toolbar or my firefox will have too many toolbars.

So, every time I need to check the Alexa ranking of a site, I have no choice but to go to and manually check it. It is a real time waster.

Now, problem solved. Firefox has an extension called Search Status to display both Google Page Rank and Alexa ranking below your firefox browser.

This really saves me a lot of hassles, and allows me to disable my Google Toolbar. I still keep google toolbar, I use it extensively when I need to do a big research on a topic. I like its highlighting feature too much.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Buzzing Hayfield Dental Care

Hayfield Dental Care has recently joined Smoke Free Coalition to help reduce smoking.

"Raising the state's cigarette excise tax is one of the most effective tools to reduce smoking, save lives and relieve taxpayers of the $2.6 billion tobacco addiction costs Minnesota each year."

Hayfield Dental Care has been serving the residents of Alexandria and the surrounding areas since 1987. They have successfully provided treatment to over 23,000 different patients. Each and every dentists at Hayfield Dental Care have received the most advanced or specialty training, which means they can perform almost any dental procedure without the need for a referral to another office at all. You can pretty much rely on their consultation and diagnosis.

Their dentists use only the latest and most advanced technology and equipment to provide patients with outstanding care and diagnosis. This allows them to serve all their patients' needs.

Hayfield Dental Care's Services include

  • general,
  • family
  • and cosmetic dentistry.
In addition to that, Hayfield Dental Care employs a full time specialist in orthodontics. Orthodontic consultations are provided at no charge for both children and adults.

All of the dentists at Hayfield Dental Care have perfect records with the Virginia Board of Dentistry with a history of zero complaints. This gives you a lot of confidence that they know what they are doing. You can expect the best service from them. You can always send them an inquiry by calling 703-971-2220.

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Buzzing Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

I have always wanted to learn how to use Adobe Illustrator. It is such a wonderful program that it can create almost every image that you can produce on paper.

SmashingMegazine made a post recently with a collection of super duper Adobe Illustrator tutorials. It listed about 40 sites (rough count) that offers Adobe Illustrator tutorials plus they are the best of the best.

I am just 10% through them, and it is a big WOW! I never knew Adobe Illustrator is that powerful.

I will leave it to you to check it out. It is at SmashingMegazine. Learning all those tricks as a newbie can take me months, but I think it is worth it.

SmashingMegazine, you are dugg. At this time of writing, I see 1062 diggs.

Update: They have some photoshop tutorials as well!

Magnificent Wave

We know when a bomb explodes, we get a mushroom, grey one. The bigger the explosion, the larger the mushroom. It chokes, if you try to eat it.

Have you ever wonder water can give you a mushroom too? Found this via Digg, the mushroom is quite big. Boy, run! no wait...swim fast! (if you can)

according to Wikipedia:

"A wave is a disturbance that propagates through space or spacetime, often transferring energy. While a mechanical wave exists in a medium (which on deformation is capable of producing elastic restoring forces), waves of electromagnetic radiation (and probably gravitational radiation) can travel through vacuum, that is, without a medium. Waves travel and transfer energy from one point to another, often with little or no permanent displacement of the particles of the medium (i.e. little or no associated mass transport); instead there are oscillations around almost fixed positions."


"A mushroom is an above-ground fruiting body (that is, a spore-producing structure) of a fungus having a shaft and a cap. By extension, mushroom also designates the entire fungus producing the fruiting body of such appearance, the fungus consisting of a network (called the mycelium) of filaments or hyphae. In an even broader sense, mushroom is applied to any visible fungus, or especially the fruiting body of any fungus, with the mycelium usually hidden under bark, ground, rotten wood, leaves, and other surface matter. The basidiocarp is the spore-producing structure of a "true" mushroom, while a toadstool is a basidiocarp that is poisonous to eat."