Category Archives: Web Presence Stuff

Facebook Friendship Map

The other day when I was on the train to work, I read an article published by Metro ‘”Facebook friendships around the world highlighted in stunning map‘ and I thought of sharing this with you guys.

An intern on Facebook’s data infrastructure engineering team, Paul Butler, was interested to find out the locations of friendships around the globe. He started by using a sample of 10million pairs of friends and combined those data with each user’s current city and summed the number of friends between each pair of cities and then mapped that data using the longitude and latitude of each city.

This is what the Facebook world looks like in social graph. Amazing, isn’t it?

It won’t be surprise, the US has the highest concentration of Facebook friendships and Africa the lowest. Facebook was banned in China and Russia’s no 1 social network is “Vkontakte”.
Now, let’s look at South East Asia. What’s it mean to you?

Can website gives us a job?

At school we were told we really need to market ourselves to our potential employers to win our dream job. I think the question we should all ask ourselves is…What have we got to sell? How do we market ourselves?

Kyle Clarke, 23, an unemployed graduate took the advice a step further when he created an entire online marketing campaign to advertise his services across the world.  Klye, the former Newcastle University student knew he needed to come out with something that totally made him to stand out from the cloud. Soon he made his own promotional website – http://www.employkyle.com to auction himself online.

During interview, Kyle admitted he wasn’t 100 per cent sure what career he would like to get into but he hoped that by generating interest from potential employers, he could find the perfect role.

After 63 days and 452 tweets, Kyle’s website attracted more than 4000 visitors from 80 countries – leading to 15 jobs offers and 1 new boss. He has now taken a role with Knowledge Lab, a product development group based in US and London.

I strongly agreed with Tristan Alltimes from Newcastle University Business School that young graduate must have the right mindset, enthusiasm and entrepreneurialism.

Together we can make a big impression!

p/s: Have you got a website built and ready to go on the web yet? If not, we can help you to create one for FREE.


How to Boost your search engine rankings?

Many of us must have spent a lot of time and effort to develop our website, let it for business or personal use.  We invested heavily on the ‘look and feel’ by engaging qualified web developers/designers and hoping the site will attract millions of visitors from all over the world.

In actual fact, most of the website that launched on the internet will hardly be noticed by anyone at all. In April 2010, Netcraft web server survey found there were 205,368,103 websites around the world – and counting (see below statistic published by Netcraft).

Total Sites Across All Domains
August 1995 – April 2010

 

Website is IMPORTANT !!! Without a website, we don’t exist on the internet. But with the presence of website on the internet is not enough. We need to have a good strategy in order for us to be found by the search engine like Google, Yahoo, Bing or Ask. As we may already aware, Google is the largest search engine in the world and almost 70% of the searches were performed using this search engine. Apart from Google, internet users may also seek information or perform searches via social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social sites they might or have already engage in. Social bookmarking such as Delicious, Digg and StumbleUpon also play an important role in helping users to find what they are looking for online.

  1. What is Search Engine Marketing (SEM)?
  2. How search engine marketing works?
  3. Why search engine marketing benefits our business?