PayPal Finally Enables Receive Money Facility in the Philipines

The good news is that PayPal account holders in the Philippines can now receive money into their PayPal account. But the bad news is there is not Philippine local banks where those money can be withdrawn from. PayPal account holders in the Philippines can only have their money debited into a U.S. based credit card (visa), debit cards and U.S. based bank accounts. So what is the alternative for us Filipinos whose been clamoring for the activation of this PayPal facility then?

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WordPress 2.3 Successfully Installed

I successfully upgraded 3 of my blogs which are running the 2.2 WordPress installation into WordPress 2.3. The upgrade process took a bit longer than usual since my ISP at home was slow as always. I’ve checked out all my installed plugins and everything is working out fine. I also sent an email to TLA before installing WP 2.3 to check whether their plugin would work with 2.3 and they immediately replied with an affirmative.

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Prepare your Blog for WordPress 2.3, Some Reminders

wordpress23.jpgWordPress.org blog has some reminders that all WordPress users should do before making the shift to the upcoming WordPress 2.3 release on Sep. 24 (That’s Sep 25 for all of us here in the Philippines). WP 2.3 has some major changes from the 2.2.2 version, thus it requires some special attention from all of us who are going to upgrade our installation as soon as the final download version of 2.3 comes out.

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Welcome to Amazon 2.0, Introducing Amazon Widgets for Associates

I gave up on my Associates a long time ago because it never gave me a good amount of revenue. The Amazon links that use to propagate on Associates blogs cluttered blog spaces and slows down loading time so I decided to take it out on this blog. Since then, there has not been too much happenings on the technical side of Amazon Associates. Until now, when I got received an email from Amazon Associates announcing about the new Amazon Widgets. Welcome to the 2.0 era Amazon. What took you so long?

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The Benefits of Joining a Group Writing Project (Again)

There were 120 blog entries submitted for the Daily Blog Tips Group Writing Project.  If every blogs who joined in the project would post the list of entries in their respective blogs, that would amount to 120 quality linkback to your blog. Make that 121 linkbacks including DBT’s post. What if 119 of those bloggers will click on each of the 119 blog entries? That’s 119 page views  for all the blog entries. That’s a decent amount of  traffic  far better than traffic generation widgets such as BlogRush.

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BlogRush Traffic Generation Update

A lot of bloggers who signed up for a BlogRush account are writing their impressions so far about the first few days of implementing the BlogRush widget on their blogs. Darren of Problogger found that despite having 75,000 page impressions, there were only 35 clicks on his blog posts, a mere .05%. Andy Beal of Marketing Pilgrim  Beal finally saw some stats for his blog although similarly with problogger, Andy’s CTR is also very low at .017% despite having earned that much.

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Are You Going to Take BlogRush?

blogrush_logo.gifI wrote about BlogRush over at Search Engine Journal and got a few comments on why I wouldn’t advise bloggers to get into the BlogRush. Actually, I didn’t mention any reasons on why and let the post hanging for people to contradict my claim. But personally I really have some reservations about BlogRush, the traffic it promises to bring to members’ blogs and the way it is going to give those traffic.

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Yahoo’s Got its Own MySpace, Yahoo! Mash – Free Invites

Yahoo Mash BetaShortly after being rumored that a Yahoo staff has accidentally spilled out Yahoo’s new social networking site, Yahoo! Mash goes public on a per-invite-beta version. I got my invitation via Mashable and immediately got inside the Yahoo! Mash. I thought at first that access to the Yahoo Mash would be a tough, but then getting access into it is as easy as creating a profile for anybody who wants to try it out. So, if you want me to create a profile for you at Yahoo Mash, you have to read on until the end of this post.

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When Pinoy Blograrians Meet, A Mafia is Born

The title of this post is dedicated to Juned, a Pinoy librarian blogging at Baratillo and A Feed is Born of b5Media. And this post is dedicated to the fivePinoy blogging librarians who once in a while get featured in Von’s Pinoy Big Biblioblogsphere. These five Pinoy blogging librarians got together this afternoon at A Different Bookstore in Serenda, the Fort to pay tribute to the Godfather of PBB (not Big Brother, but Pinoy Big Biblioblogsphere) Von : -) Ok, let’s get serious now.

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