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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

10 Quick Tips for PPC Advertisers

Came across this article and found it interesting. Enjoy...

1. Research keywords people in your business are looking for that have very little competition
2. Include that keyword in your headline, ad body, and display url (if possible)
3. Write a catchy headline, a second line that is a feature, and the last line a benefit
4. Base each ad group on one keyword
5. Make sure every keyword in your ad group contains the keyword for that group
6. Start with fewer keywords and build on that
7. Split test every ad and drop the poor performer
8. Set your daily budget as high as possible to give your ad the most exposure (reduce cost per click if needed)
9. Deliver your ads using the accelerated method
10. Show your ads in industrialized countries as they will spend money (USA, Australia, UK, Canada)


Monday, October 27, 2008

Tips to improve your Google Adsense revenue

1. Building niche websites work better with adsense. As your ads targeting is much better.

2. When you’re building a new site don’t put adsense on it until it’s finished.

3. Always create channels for each ad. So that you know which ads aren't working.

4. Always blend your ads together with the content.

5. Always use 1 text ad and at least 2 ad units.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Seven Questions You Should Never Ask

1. “Is that your real hair color?” Even if you think that her current hair color is not her natural color or that her hair extensions stick out, don’t make the mistake of letting her know that you suspect that what she has on her hair may not be all hers. She’ll spend time worrying about her looks and less time concentrating on you.

2. “How much do you weigh?” Why would you need to know that? A woman’s weight is a sensitive area to nearly everyone. It is not particularly memorable or appropriate to talk about pounds or kilos over dinner. Once you get to know her a little better and she feels more comfortable around you, then you might not care what she weighs.

3. “Do you want to have sex?” This one question has the potential to get your face slapped. Even if that’s the only thing on your mind, have some class. She’s going to see you as a very direct person (best outcome) or a prick (probable outcome). Women in general do not feel comfortable answering questions that have to do with sex on a first date. If you don’t want her to think that you are a jerk, then stay away from this question. Wait for the appropriate time. Be patient. You just might get what you have been asking when you least expect it. Human nature being what it is, a man and a woman who like each other, usually end up becoming intimate at some point.

4. “Do you think you and I have a future together?” Unless you can tell within the first 20 minutes that this person is the one for you, why would you expect that they’d be able to decide about you? Sure, most women want long term relationships, but they only want it when they have determined for themselves that you are the one. Asking this question on your first date can put pressure on your date. It can even cause a little panic. Don’t let your date come to a screeching halt by asking relationship related questions.

5. “How much money do you earn or have?” This is none of your business on the first date. Don’t be a jerk by asking this question as she’s sure to think that you are a gold digger. Avoid asking any questions about money, property or other financial matters. You are on the date because you want to know the person, inside and out-not just for how much money she has in her bank account. I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t tell her all of your assets on the first date.

6. “What is your bra size?” Even if you are a “boobs man”, don’t make a boob of yourself by asking a question that will make you seem only interested in her boobs. Women want to know that you like them for they way they are on the inside instead of what they look like on the outside. A woman’s bra or cup size is not a determinant of who she is as a person. Try to rise above your shallowness. Don’t try to judge the book by her cover!

7. “Will you pay for your meal?” Asking this question when you are in a restaurant makes you looks very cheap. If you were the one who asked the woman out, then you are expected to pay for the date unless there was a previous agreement that the bill will be divided between the two of you. If you want your date to pay for her half, arrange that when you make the date. Anything else makes you look like the cheapskate you probably are.


Sunday, October 19, 2008

Top 10 pick up lines

1. "Your dad must be a thief because he stole the stars and put them in your eyes"

2. "If I were to rearrange the alphabet I would put U and I together"

3. "I must be in heaven because I can see an angel"

4."Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?"

5. "Here's 10p - go phone your mum and tell her you won't be coming home tonight"

6. "You're under arrest. The charge - trespassing in my dreams"

7. "Is that a ladder in your tights or a stairway to heaven?"

8. "You must be tired because you've been running through my mind all day"

9. "If I said you had a beautiful body would you hold it against me?"

10. "Do you have a map? Because I keep getting lost in your eyes"

Saturday, October 18, 2008

6 Philosophy of trading stocks

1. Never buy or sell stocks without checking the chart.

2. Never buy stocks when good news come out, especially if the chart shows a significant advance prior to the news release.

3. Never buy stocks because it appears cheap after getting smashed. When it sells off further, you'll find out that cheap can become far cheaper!

4. Never buy stocks in a downtrend on the chart.

5. Never hold stocks that is in a downtrend no matter how low the price/earnings ration. Many weeks later and several points lower, you'll find out why the stock was going down.

6. Always be consistent. If you find that you're sometimes buying, sometimes selling in practically identical situations, then there is something terribly wrong with your discipline.

11 Reasons Why Singles Are Not Dating in Singapore

1. Lack of Confidence
Have you ever woke up early in the morning, looked at yourself in the mirror and wonder, “Who will ever love me?” Low self-esteem and fear of rejection can cause such episodes to cripple anyone’s love life! As long as such thoughts are foremost in the mind, singles will be unable to take the all important step to initiate a date or accept a date.

2. Clueless In Love
Gone out with a date who looks like he just woke up, hasn’t brushed his teeth, doesn’t open the door for you and picks his nose at the table? You’re probably not alone. Lack of grooming, communication skills, social and dating etiquette can spell disaster for any potential social opportunities. Want to network, impress someone on a date or connect with anyone in a relationship? Better pick up a copy of Grooming and Etiquette for Dummies.

3. Denying the Coming of Age
Mommy’s Boy and Daddy’s Princess. These big kids can’t face up to the fact that they are adult and of marriageable age. They prefer to remain pampered as mummy’s boys and daddy’s princesses. Either too spoilt or too sheltered to take the next big step, better go buy a lottery ticket if they actually
decide to settle down.

4. Wa Bo-Chap! (I Can’t Be Bothered)
They think it is cool to “act cool” about their marital status. When their motto is “Singles have more fun!”, there really isn’t any impetus to get out of this single’s comfort zone. And even if they do want to get attached, they really expect their other half to accept all their bad habits wholesale. Don't expect them to change or compromise anything.

5. Consistently “Not Ready for Relationship”
The most commonly heard “default” reason for the “un-dating” singles. These singles are “Not Ready for a Relationship” and they are reluctant to do anything constructive to get themselves ready. The thing is, as long as you’re not ready for a relationship, you’ll never find yourself in one!

6. Kia Pai-Seh lah (Scared to be Embarrassed)
Another addition to the popular Singaporean syndromes of being Kia-Su and Kia-Si is Kia Pai-Seh - the fear of “losing face”. Sufferers of such a syndrome won’t be caught dead dating someone or attending any singles events or courses on dating etiquette. To them, it is like announcing to the whole world that they are desperate to get out of single hood. Grow up! There is nothing wrong with wanting to get hitched. Human beings are born to procreate. Be proactive about our dating lives! It is more practical to attend social events to get to know more singles friends then sitting around waiting for a life-partner to drop from heaven!

7. Being Commitment Phobic
This phobia is the inability or unwillingness to share their life with someone else or absolve themselves of past hurts. While it can be a valid and emotionally debilitating phobia, a lot depends on whether the single in question recognises the phobia for what it is. Once the phobia is recognised, there are life coaches, counsellors, self-help books, forums and informative websites that singles can turn to. The trick, as always, is to first recognise that you do have that problem!

8. No Money
For the financially insecure, we can understand when men lament “No money to buy expensive dinners, how to date?” or when a girl said “No money to buy little black dress, how to impress any date?” Well, the good news is dating is about fun. There are many ways to create fun without having to spend lots of money. Fun is all about looking into each other’s eyes and laughing together!

9. Too Busy
Drained after a hard day’s work and other commitments, is there no more room for romance? Find the well-spring of strength and stamina that is inside everyone. The youth in Hong Kong work as hard as Singaporeans, and their lifestyle is as stressful than ours. But they adopt a work hard, play harder mentality which makes them such a vibrant population. Their singles are still able to make time and
effort to date. How much is companionship worth to you?

10. Haven’t met someone suitable yet…
There are 600,000 singles out there in Singapore! If I had a dollar for every single out there, I’d consider myself rich! 600,000 singles and not one suitable? I am sure you can find one that can clique well with you. The question really ought to be “Are you making the effort to meet them?”

11. Am I a Homosexual?
You mean you’re still unsure?! Well, for those who are still unsure of their sexual orientation (even now!), I would suggest they see a counsellor first… I definitely wouldn’t want to date someone who is still wondering if he is a gay!


Sunday, October 12, 2008

SGX REIT Long Term Growth %

Long Term Growth %: 1.5
P/E Ratio: 2.35

CDL HTrust
Long Term Growth %: 10.51
P/E Ratio: 1.59

Frasers Comm
Long Term Growth %: -4.7
P/E Ratio: 1.09

Long Term Growth %: 8.75
P/E Ratio: 2.17

First REIT
Long Term Growth %: 2.35
P/E Ratio: 1.85

Long Term Growth %: 2.00
P/E Ratio: 3.08

Long Term Growth %: -3.10
P/E Ratio: No Data

Long Term Growth %: 8.28
P/E Ratio: 17.20

Long Term Growth %: 5.15
P/E Ratio: No Data

Long Term Growth %: 5.85
P/E Ratio: No Data

Long Term Growth %: 5.31
P/E Ratio: 1.43

Long Term Growth %: 5.06
P/E Ratio: 11.60

Long Term Growth %: 6.03
P/E Ratio: 0.45

Long Term Growth %: 2.46
P/E Ratio: 3.64

Long Term Growth %: 12.60
P/E Ratio: 1.14

Long Term Growth %: 6.00
P/E Ratio: No Data

Long Term Growth %: 6.75
P/E Ratio: 4.72


All information in this post are from POEMS Research as of post date. They do not represent the opinions of Qala on whether to buy, sell or hold shares of a particular stock.
Investors should be cautious about any and all stock recommendations and should consider the source of any advice on stock selection. Various factors, including personal or corporate ownership, may influence or factor into an expert's stock analysis or opinion.
All investors are advised to conduct their own independent research into individual stocks before making a purchase decision. In addition, investors are advised that past stock performance is no guarantee of future price appreciation.

Monday, October 06, 2008

A Short Love Story

A SHORT LOVE STORY IN STOP MOTION from Carlos Lascano on Vimeo.