Monthly Archives: January 2009

Free SEO Consulting – limited time offer!

freeI’ve decided to give away my Search Engine/Internet Marketing services for free to the first three requests by websites who would like to climb the Search Engine Results Pages of Google.  The only thing I ask of the reqests are that they:

  • come from businesses that have relatively established businesses that generate at least several million dollars (USD) annually in revenue from their current products or services
  • already have a web presence on the Internet & it’s been online for at least a few months; 6 months or more is recommended
  • are willing to provide me enough control of their sites to help them improve the needed changes remotely
  • are not in the following industries due to the large amount of money & time required to beat everyone else who’s already in the businesses competing (adult, gambling, make money online, credit cards, SEO, spam like services, financial services).  I will help the highly competitive world of real estate though since I understand the business relatively well. Continue reading

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Porcupine vs. Dog: There’s only one loser – crazy porcupine quills in a dog images

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One of the most popular posts on this blog is one about a dog with a large number of porcupine quills in it’s face.  In honor of the post, I thought I would follow up with this post which shows a gallery full of the pictures of what will happen to a dog if it messes with a porcupine:

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Lung Cancer takes famous novelist, poet, writer John Updike

Young John Updike

Young John Updike

I’ve heard his name a bunch of times, but actually had no idea he was still alive.  To be frank, I thought he was as long gone as Hemingway or one of his contemporaries.  However, I just noticed he passed away a couple days ago on the 27th of January.  His most famous work was his Rabbit series (Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit Is Rich; Rabbit At Rest; and Rabbit Remembered).

Rest in peace Mr. Updike.

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Have a few minutes to fill out a survey in Korean (한글)? Pwetty Pwease…

South Korea Koreas ReconciliationA reader of the blog asked me if I wouldn’t mind forwarding the following survey to my Korean acquaintences.  What better way to invite them to fill out the survey than post it here?!  So, if you wouldn’t mind obliging this nice young student for a school project, I’m sure she would be appreciative.  It’s about gender equality.  Couldn’t find the direct translation from English to Korean on the term “gender equality”, but the Ministry of Gender Equality is called the “여성부.”

She writes: Continue reading

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Is the Koobface worm the cause of Facebook being slow?

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Is anyone else experiencing difficulty logging into Facebook these days?  Over the past 3 days — which coindentally happened to be 3 days I had more free time in a while, I’ve been having problems logging into Facebook.

Facebook Error

Facebook Error

I noticed after clicking on the “Help” link at the bottom of the page, I get this message now on their Help page. Continue reading

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The Four Most expensive Motorcycles in the world

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Some of my posts come from simply just opening up a browser here in Korea.  Most browsers point to Daum.net or Naver.com here in South Korea when you open them in contrast to Msn.com or Yahoo.com back in the states.  Anyhoo, today, there was this post about the most expensive motorcycles.  I thought I’d share the basic information which is simply how expensive these dang things are.  To be frank, I’m sure each and every one of these pocket rockets are fast!  To an amateur like me, I’m sure all of them would blow my mind … if I was even lucky enough to keep it straight or in control riding these rockets on 2 wheels.  Anyhoo, I was curious about the price…now you’ll know how much they cost.

[Drum roll please…]

Coming in at #4 in the list of the World’s most expensive motorcycles is the 2006 MV Agusta F4CC with a suggested price of ………………….  $120,000 USD:

2006 MV Agusta F4CC

2006 MV Agusta F4CC

Number 3 in the MOST expensive motorcycles in the world is …………………. MTT ‘Turbine Superbike’ which in 2004 was running for $185,000 USD.  Continue reading

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Sonyuhshidae (Girls’ Generation) wishes all of you a Happy Seollnal (Lunar’s New Years) & Saehae bok manhi badeuseyo

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Sonyuhshidae in Hanboks

Sonyuhshidae in Hanboks

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One of Korea’s Most Popular Girl Bands : Girls’ Generation aka “Sonyuhshidae”

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Girls Generation Jan 2009

Girls Generation Jan 2009

Made up of 9 girls (as of January 2009), Girls’ Generation aka “So Nyeo Shi Dae” (also in China recognized as Shaonü Shidai) includes Yoona (윤아, 林允儿), Tiffany (티파니, 黄美英, 蒂芙尼), Yuri (유리, 权侑莉), Hyoyeon (효연, 金孝渊), Sooyoung (수영, 崔秀英), Seohyun (서현, 徐贤), Taeyeon (태연,金泰妍), Jessica (제시카, 郑秀妍, 杰西卡) and Sunny (써니, 李顺圭, 桑尼).  All the Girls’ Generation members are between 17 and 19 years of age. The Korean pop girl group is managed by SM Entertainment.  SM once managed H.O.T., S.E.S., and Shinhwa, but still manages BoA, Super Junior and x-H.O.T. member Kangta. Continue reading

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因爱累了Koo Hye Sun stars in Pure in Heart

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Pure in Heart

Pure in Heart

A cute little Korean drama from 2006 had 167 episodes.  It’s a South Korean television drama/romantic comedy broadcast by KBS from 2006 to early 2007. The drama won many awards at 2006 KBS Drama Acting Awards. Koo plays a young “village girl” from Yanbian, China who goes to Korea to get married, but her husband-to-be died when she was about to marry him. The drama talks about how she managed to pass through all the sufferings and eventually find true love.

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A sick Ms. Indiana wins the 2009 Miss America Pageant

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Profile Pic

Profile Pic

I have to admit since it was always a very publicized television show when I was younger & I was a TV junkie growing up, I did see a lot of Ms. U.S.A. or Ms. America pageants.  I haven’t watched many since, but as usual, the pageants and their winners are some of the top stories in the news.  Perusing through Yahoo news as I usually do, I just noticed 2009’s winner was recently crowned in Las Vegas at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino (wasn’t this the Alladin?).  It’s interesting that I can keep up with this info with no problems despite being in Korea.  I’ve also watched most popular flicks that premiere in the states within days of their release.  I watched Valkyrie & even the History channel documentary about it (not bad, by the way).  Anyway, this year’s winner of the pageant is Katie R. Stam & wants to be what most contestants want in life: “to be a TV reporter/anchor.”  She’s 22 and comes from Seymour, Indiana.  The article about her winning follows with a picture gallery of Ms. USA 2009 Katie Stam from the pageant.  Continue reading

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Mispellings driving (a little) traffic to the blog

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mispelling bee

mispelling bee

So, the little experiment worked.  I’m the #1 result on Google when you type in “obama inaugral address” and #5 when you type in strictly “inaugral address.”  In my post titled President Barack Obama’s inaugral address posted on January 20th a few days ago, I wrote to you all that I would test to see if my intentional spelling mistake would garner me a few more hits when people typed in the wrong spelling of the recent Inaugural address by President Barack Obama.  A dictionary will tell you that “Inaugural” includes the ‘u’ in between the ‘g’ and ‘r’ vs. my spelling like this: “inaugral” for the experiment’s purpose.  Even if you type in “president inaugral address“, I’m still #4 in the search engine results page (aka SERP).

I thought there would be a few more typos though.  The two phrases only got me 3 hits each.  The last phrase here didn’t register anything from what I saw on my dashboard.

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Ingenious online marketing site: Subservient Chicken dot com

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Burger King

Burger King

Thanks to Facebook and Ashley Parks, one of our teachers in our company, I just learned about a website the online marketing crew over at Burger King concocted called “Subservient Chicken.”  You get a website of a live guy (or it appears he’s live & it could be a gal for all we know) dressed up in a chicken who takes commands from online viewers.  At first, I don’t know why, but I told it to “die.”  Well, it didn’t do as asked.  While waiting, I saw it scratching it’s head with it’s wing (hand, I mean). Continue reading

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President Barack Obama’s inaugral address January 20, 2009

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barack obama's inaugral address

barack obama's inaugral address

I realize the Inaugral address by U.S. President Obama is actually spelled “inaugural” with an extra ‘u,’ but I thought I would try a search engine management experiment to see if I can rise to the top with a mispelling.  I have a lot of competition with many, many news agencies covering this historical event, but let’s see if The Real South Korea can outdo them with search engine marketing & get a few hits in the process. 

Here’s the text of President Barack Obama’s inaugral address or should I say the text of President Barack Obama’s “inaugUral” address:

“OBAMA: My fellow citizens:

I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition. Continue reading

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