Tuesday, November 30, 2010

After pointing out Blogerzoom's redirection, some bloggers still complain about the popups they're getting from this site. I'm using Mozilla Firefox and popups are being blocked so I'm not getting them. But when I modified the settings, I also get the dreaded HYPERPROMOTE POP UPS! Yes, they are annoying!

It took me several hours to figure out where it is coming from. I only have few Ad blocks here and I trust each of them because they've been there for so long. Or maybe, this issue just came to my attention too late.

The advertising networks present in this blog are:
1. Adgitize
2. Entrecard
3. Bidvertiser

Once again, I did not suspect any of them. The first thing that I've taken out while trying to isolate the issue is the Christmas Countdown Widget. Next is Chatbox. But then the hyperpromote pop up is still there.

I have no issues with Adgitize and Entrecard on my other blogs. The only difference between this blogspot blog to my self-hosted blogs in terms of advertising networks is BIDVERTISER. And this is the only one which is suffering from that pop up. I contact Bidvertiser support to verify if the pop up is coming from them. I mentioned hyperpromote on my support ticket but they did not directly reply to that question and emailed me instead:
You can disable pop ups by managing your account and changing your Preference.

There you go! I disabled the pop up ads by switching the radio button to NO.

Are you still getting hyperpromote pop ups in this blog? Is your blog giving you the same random pop up? Check the advertisers's codes on your blog and you should be able to point it out.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Because I've been using Globe's wi-fi, I haven't used my Smart Bro USB Prepaid plugin to go online. We're having internet connection today so I have no choice but to use my Smart Broadband USB. I tried several times to connect to the internet but it won't. I sent P20 load using my other SMART sim and then it worked. Turned out that the existing load has expired.

Once I am connected, I received 5 messages to my Smart Bro inbox. 2 for PasaLoad and 3 from 2200. Here's the first message:
Welcome to Smart Bro Fun Free Fifteen Promo! Your free 15 minutes for today have been credited already. Pls maintain at least P1 load to enjoy your freebie.

Wow! I just learned about this thing today. I read the other two messages and followed the steps on how to register to Smart Bro Fun Free Fifteen Promo.

You just have to create an account with Smart Bro Fun Free Fifteen and then check-in to get a chance to win one, or all, of the 15 prizes everyday. Just check-in every hour from 9am-12m for more chances of winning!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

If you are active in the Adgitize forum, you might already had a glimpse of the above image. It's actually the 300X300 banner (monster ad) for Pinkville: Pink and Magic Convergence Zone worth $5 only for 31 days!

Adgitize Monster Ad is way cheaper than the usual 125X125 ad that runs in the Adgitize Network because it is only displayed in the Adgitize Blog, Adgitize Forum and the Adgitize AdgiScore pages.

I am currently advertising Make More Money Online in Adgitize and I really love the result! Though I won't be earning extra advertiser points for this monster ad, I'm cool with it because I am confident with the tremendous amount of traffic it is about to generate. That's pretty good compensation!

Have you tried Adgitize monster ads? How's your experience?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I can't remember how long I've been a part of this paid-to-review site but I have just received only one task from them up to date.

And this is the only payment proof that I have from them.

If you can also share your tips, that will be very much appreciated. Thanks!

Friday, November 12, 2010

I have shared a link about this one via Facebook but not all you are my friends there so I am also posting it here. This is an international competition and you can submit your entries online: Canon Creative Asia Awards. Submission of entries will end on December 10, 2010.

Creative Asia Awards

Here are the categories of the said competition:

Wedding Categories
Bride & Groom Together
Bride or Groom Alone
Bridal Party

Portrait Categories

There will be a winner for each of the 7 category and each of them will receive a Canon EOS 7D.

The 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners per category will receive a Canon Creative Asia Awards trophy.

The Wedding & Portrait Photographers of the Year will receive a Canon EOS 5D MK II!

For competition rules, criteria for judging and selection process, click here -> The Creative Asia Competition Rules

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Recently, I posted my disappointment with Blogerzoom for running scripts that triggers pop ups on this blog. Other bloggers confirmed that they had the same issue before. One day later, I received an email from Blogerzoom:
Dear Blogger,

We truly apologize was the inconvenience due to us. Actually some hackers hack blogerzoom & posted a script in our server due to which our site was redirected to other site & we were unaware of it, as soon as we come to know from our bloggers then we contacted to our hosting company (hostgator) to get it done, eventually they permanently resolved it. Now you won't be able to see any kind of redirection & popups in our site.

Thank you for your moral support & kindness.

Please let us know if you experience any kind of problems in future.

Thanks & Regards
Blogerzoom team

Take note, I did not contact them even once. I wonder if they've stumbled upon my blog. Or maybe they've heard the news from someone else. Either way, I am happy that every time I blog, it gets somewhere.

"Now you won't be able to see any kind of redirection & popups in our site."

Come to think of it, this email does not address the issue. The redirection and pop ups are present in this site and other sites that are listed in Blogerzoom's directory, not on theirs. Oh well, how would I know if their site is affected, too? I'm not their fan.

Bottom line, this email is just a lame excuse! And oh, their English! Hope it gets better...

Monday, November 08, 2010

After few months of being inactive in the Adgitize Network, I'm back to advertising and publishing again. It was July when I received my latest payment and I'm so happy to see an email notification about the October payment today:
This is actually my cumulative earnings from August to October. So little monthly earnings from them, right? Not anymore! I've just renewed my ads for Make More Money Online so I'll be getting extra advertiser's points. Plus, I've been active in the Adgitize forums in the past few days. I'm hoping to get more than $14 this November!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Thanks to Annpod for texting me and letting me now that there an annoying pop up on my blog!

I was really worried after reading her text message so I hurriedly check this site. True enough, I immediately see the pop up she's referring to:

Suddenly, I was so disappointed with blogerzoom.com. Well, it's an Indian company so I am not expecting much from them. I'm not saying this to discriminate them. I'm just really upset.

Blogerzoom offers lots of SEO services and free submission to their directory listings is just one strategy to get more members or at least visitors. I had no negative experience with all the directories I had my blogs listed in the past. Unfortunately, blogerzoom ruined that lucky streak.

I've just removed their code on my sidebar under Top Directories widget. I did not expect that their iframe codes will result to flash advertisement that will cover my whole blog. It's not webpage redirection though. Blogerzoom page was overriding my blog so you'll have no choice but to click on that layer. Come to think of it, the code makes use of iframe instead of the usual image source and link. I should have been suspicious before. Oh well, I learned my lesson. I was able to figure it out easily, too because I just recently submitted my site to their directory and my memory still serves me right. If you wish to submit your sites to free directories, be wary of the codes generated before pasting it to your sites.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Is the recession over? With all the prices of commodities hiking up and our salaries not increasing, managing personal finances become tougher than usual. Even if I am earning online aside from my full-time job, I also have loans that I am paying monthly. But it's just with the Social Security System alone so debt consolidation is not necessary in my case.

Some people contact credit counseling companies to seek help for their debt consolidation needs. This is done to lower the interest rate of existing loans, secure a fixed interest rate and to conveniently sort out existing loans.

Credit counseling organizations can help people manage their finances through financial literacy programs. All of us can have proper spending habits if we are aware of the consequences and promises of being a healthy spender. I am so lucky to have attended the free session of Personal Finance Management here at the office.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Well, it's so refreshing! I'm so happy that I attended this market briefing together with my sister last October 27, 2010. I learned a lot of things and we also enjoyed the show. Awesome finale.

Thanks to CitisecOnline for making this market briefing possible. Big thanks to the following people as well:

Opening Remarks:
Atty. Val Antonio B. Suarez
PSE President and Chief Executive Officer

Market Overview:
April Lee-Tan, CFA
Head of Reasearch, CitisecOnline.com

Mr. Luis S. Reyes, Jr.
SVP for Investor Relations and Corporate Planning
Banco De Oro Unibank, Inc.

Mr. David Nicol
Chief Financial Officer
Metro Pacific Investments Corp.

Mr. Rafael Jose Consing, Jr.
Vice President and Treasurer
International Container Terminal Services, Inc.

Dr. Victor Limlingan
Managing Director
DMCI Holdings, Inc.

Mr. Kingson Sian
Director and President
Alliance Global Group, Inc.

More details and images here: Riding The Bull Market – The 2010 CitisecOnline October Market Briefing

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