Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Improved Ebay Buyer Protection

Ebay and Paypal now have an improved way to dispute Ebay purchases. Not that I have real problem with dispute before on Ebay but with Paypal and Ebay improved way to settle dispute Ebay purchases made it faster and less confusing to process complains and give buyers more peace of mind knowing that Paypal/Ebay is on their side.Buyers will receive coverage for the full purchase price of the item, plus original shipping. We all know that when you buy online, not all sellers are prompt with shipping or responding to your concerns so with this newly improved way, the seller will have no choice but refund your money even if they don't respond after certain length of time. So first contact the seller before opening a case. Paypal actually hold the funds for a certain period before they forward the money to the seller, with this, Ebay/Paypal can try to assist resolve the issue and give refunds faster. Watch the DEMO here. Read More......

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Got a Versatile Blogger Award

Sorry for the delay of this post I have been slow lately due to some change in scheduling. I wanted to thank Jenny of Jennyholic and Carina of MJM:Ilumin Siblings for naming me one of their picks for the Versatile Blogger Award .This is my second award yey! You guys are awesome and thanks for recognizing my blog. There are a lot of Versatile blogger out there and I have came across some cool sites and their post definitely need recognition too. I may not know them personally but I really admire these people for their posts, I would pass these Versatile Blogger Award to :

versatile blogger award

Elvira's Roundabout
 Red Is Marose
Josie's Kitchen
❤ Yettezkie's Doodles  
Of shmoozes, mutts and love
Ordinary World
Mom's Note
Ria's World
Pink-Jeep Ebooks
Roselle's Sweet Escape

For those I have passed on this award, here's what you should do next:
- Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
- PASS Along to 10 Bloggers who you recently discovered and think are fabulous.
- Contact the bloggers you chose and let them know about the award.

Things About Me:
1. I love to travel.
2. Love my two dogs like a family and my mom call them her grand puppies lol.
3. Willing to learn new things.
4. I am scared of horror movies lol. I can't handle them.
5. I hardly watch TV shows.
6. Friends used to laugh at me when I speak Tagalog as I am so "bulol" (tongue twisted)
7.My girlfriend gets jealous about blogging , she wanted almost all my attention. (sorry chick you're busted lol) Read More......

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Simple Test to Check and Analyze the Loading Speed of Web Page

Using Pingdom Tools
Using websiteoptimization.com
I have posted this in a forum but I thought this is a great tool to share to other blogger too to test the load time of a web page. We know that our web page loading speed plays a great factor in SEO (Search Engine Optimization). I have heard to keep your loading speed at 10 sec. a recommended time so that Google bots and other web crawlers are not gonna bounce from your slow web page loading speed. During my visit through different blogs I noticed several blog sites out there that loads really slow. Here is a simple way to test your site for loading speed and it gives you simple analysis on which widget is dragging your loading speed. visit Test the load time of a web page using  WebsiteOptimization.com
or Pingdom Tools These sites will test and analyze your web page in a way you will know which widget is loading the slowest,which files are not helping the loading speed and gives you recommendations on what to do to help solve the problem. It is worth a test

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fraud Alert

I've read in my mail  yesterday a very good warning regarding Fraud and how they wanted information to be spread out. I thought this is a great tip to share to online users since spam email, hackers, virus files and scam are rising. Using the internet is fun but we always have to do precautions to avoid becoming a victim of fraud. What are the warning signs of fraud?

Here are list to check for warnings of fraud
  • Giving offers are too good to be true.
  • Give you very limited time to think of the offer and usually pressure you to act right away.
  • Always guarantees 100% success.
  • Requiring you to pay a small upfront cost or investment even when they say it is free or you get a free "prize".
  • Sometimes it could also be a buyer who  offers to pay bigger amount than market value and ask you to send them the difference.
  • Business don't look established.
  • follow your guts, if something just don't seem right.
Always play it safe:
  • Never click on link inside an email  to visit a Web site. Instead,  type the address into the browser.
  • It is easy to make a business look legitimate online. If in doubt, verify the company with  the Better Business Bureau.
  • Only 2% of reported identity theft occurs through the mail. Report online fraud to the Federal Trade Commission @  https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/
  • Retain your receipts, statements, and packing slips and review them for accuracy.
  • Shred confidential documents even old credit cards that expired instead of simply discarding them in the trash.
Fraud Facts:

- Your bank will never email or call you for your account number or information.
- Don't wire money to people you don't know.
- Be cautious of work-at-home job offers specially the ones that ask for money first.
- Check the company first with the Better Business Bureau.
- There are no legitimate jobs that involve reshipping items or financial instruments from your home.
- Foreign lotteries are illegal in the U.S. You can't win no matter what they say.
- Check your monthly bank statements for changes you don't recognize.

It is never too early to become an informed consumer. Point out "too good to be true" offers to  kids and Senior Citizens and teach them to be skeptical.

Take an active interest in the financial activities of your aging parents.

Share information about scams with friends and family and mine here sharing it online through blogging or even use social networking to spread the anti fraud alert.
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Earn Extra with Google Adsense

When I had my blog a month old I just got curious one time about monetizing blog using Google Adsense. I heard lots of blogger emphasized how they like Google Adsense so I tried it. I hit the "monetize" tab on my Blogger dashboard and it led me through the registration process then set up my adsense setting. About 2 months after the  account was created and I did not even check my Google Adsense account and one day I did, I was surprised to see that I actually earned just by putting the Widget on my site. So I started adding other blogs that I maintained to the same Google Adsense account and I see the earnings building up. How cool is that?

Last week my Google Adsense account was about 3 months old and I got a "hold payment" alert. So I went through that, set up my preferred payment method and found out Google Adsense need to send me a pin number for confirmation. Sure enough after 3 days I got my Pin Number in my mail. As a matter of fact that was this afternoon and I was real excited and opened it first. Thanks Google for the real fast delivery and for Adsense opportunity. Read More......

Monday, October 11, 2010

How to Program Subaru Impreza Keyless Entry Remote

I decided I wanted another keyless remote for my car so I bought me a spare remote on EBAY but it needs to be programmed. It cost so much to buy it from the Subaru Shop so decided to Ebay for part 88036AE060 . I have checked several sites for the instruction how to program Subaru Impreza Keyless entry remote but only this certain instruction works. I just wanted to share this instruction I followed to program my Subaru Impreza keyless entry remote and saves you time to look around for instruction and  money from going to shop.  Works on Alpine system with part number: 88036AE060
Unlock all doors, foot on brake, all doors closed. Cycle key quickly but carefully on-off approximately 10 times until the car honks one time.
(Do not turn the key far enough to start the car, just to the 'on' position so the dashboard lights up.)

When the horn honks, open and close the driver's door, press any remote button and that's it.
******To program another remote, Quickly open and close the driver's door again and push a button on the 2nd remote. That's it.

When you're done, remove the key and the horn should honk 3 times. You're all set.
Sometime it takes more than 10 on-offs to set program mode. Open/close the door, lock/unlock etc, wait 10 minutes, then try again.

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Online Shopping Tips

Online shopping is getting to be popular and more and more people having the confidence of online shopping. It used to that catalog shopping was the most convenient way to shop but not anymore. There are several reasons why online shopping is getting popular and it is going to go up as more consumer confidence builds up. I have gone shopping to several online stores like Walmart.com , Ebay, TigerDirect.com, Newegg.com, victoriassecret.com, Overstock.com and Orbitz.com, Asiatravel.com, Asiarooms.com Travelocity.com,  travel.yahoo.com for my travel booking  to name the few  as I like to compare the lowest price. Why online shopping?

  • Convenience  -  The ability to go shopping on your spare time and not to worry about store hours, not to mention your own schedule too. How could you not if you can go shopping while drinking your first cup of coffee in the morning and still on your pajamas.
  • Just a click away - You can compare products with just a click of a mouse.
  • Saves you Gas Money - You don't have to drive around town to look for the product and no hassle looking for a parking site.
  • Help Air quality better - After mentioning about not having to drive aimlessly from one store to another just  to go shopping, imagine how much you help in a year if you drive less so gas emissions saved. 
  • Cheaper - E-ticket bought online are definitely cheaper. Most online stores are cheaper compare to their Department Store counterpart.
  • More Choices - Even Departments Stores that offer online shopping offered more product selection online and sometimes offer availability online only.

With all the convenience and advantages of online shopping but there are disadvantages too. That is why it is best to weigh things out before you try.
  • Returns - it is a hassle to return items if it did not met your expectation or some missing item. It is best you  shop online  to stores that have local outlet nearby. They usually take returns in there store outlets. If you do have to return an item, you usually have to pay for the return shipping and have to wait for product to arrive hoping it is right next time.
  • Shipping cost extra - always consider when you buy that you do have to pay extra for shipping although some states do not  have to pay tax so the shipping cost turn out even.

As much as online shopping is so easy and quick, there are several things to consider too.

  • Think of safety and privacy. I would not go online shop using a public computer or shared public network. 
  • Only shop to prominent sites. You don't want to give away your financial information and address to anyone.
  • Always check their return policy and refunds. Don't get caught buying in a store that don't allow returns.
  • Use discount codes. Like coupons, you can save extra using those discount codes or online coupons.
  • Take advantage of their free shipping options unless you want the  product sent quicker. Like Walmart.com offers Site-to-store free shipping option and  some online stores offer free shipping if you shop certain amount like victoriassecret.com free shipping for shopping cart worth $100.00
  • Know your limit, it is easy to get carried away when you don't have to deal with cash.     
Even if you don't buy online, try to do some research of the product online and compare prices before buying it in stores.
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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Adgitize Earning Points for Posting in Forums

Opening of the month of October and adgitize had launched their "EARN EXTRA POINTS BY POSTING IN FORUMS". I encourage all adgitize active and non active publishers/advertisers to visit Adgitize blog and voice out your opinion regarding this new change and addition to Adgitize network. There are positive and negative effect to the said  change if you post daily to get extra points but you lose out 5 cents daily if you don't which left us no option  but to post comments daily to regain the 5 cents that we already getting. But if you do post more, you will earn extra. Adgitize still observing and listening to our opinion, I personally  is not happy with the change and I encourage all others either you are pro change or anti change to let your opinion be heard and also take time to log in and register to join the forums.



I think that posting in forums is healthy for bloggers and helps them gain name recognition. We are still fixing things in the forum, but we feel it is at a point where you can post regularly and easily. Let us know through the contact us form if you experience a problem.

Post Has been Edited - More Points Available per Post

Okay, after watching some of the forum activity today we have decided to add more points to forum posts. You can now score 100 points with a single post instead of having to write 4 posts per day.
We decided that if 200 members were to write 4 posts per day, it would be a massive job to moderate and even to keep up reading that many posts a day.
200 word post = 100 points
100 word post = 50 points
50 word post = 25 points
25 word post = 10 points

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Join the Pink Ribbon Challenge for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

My way to spread the "Pink Ribbon Challenge" for Breast Cancer Awareness Month -October. Help spread the challenge one click at a time. Please CLICK the pink ribbon and grab the code at Things We Share to help spread the cause.

pink ribbon

October is breast cancer awareness month. As a health care worker, I see and dealt a lot of patients even friends going through the battle of breast cancer. This month I would like to join the pink ribbon challenge. Just click the pink ribbon to help one woman save life by getting free mammogram. If you  may join with me and pass the pink ribbon challenge. These links are ONLY for "Pink Ribbon Challenge" participants, any links not related to the Pink Ribbon Challenge will be deleted.  Grab the code at Things We Share and post it in your blog entry. Please post only the Pink Ribbon Challenge actual post link  here and  help The Breast Cancer Site and National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. by spreading the Pink Ribbon Challenge.

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September Top Entrecard Dropper

I wanted to thank to all my Entrecard dropper for contributing so much of my traffic and made my Alexa rank better. I also encourage other blogger out there to join entrecard daily drop.

Dropper# of drops
Serian Man31
Bible Examples31
Funky Town Disco Music30
The Ad Master30
Slightly Sarcastic30
Online Blogging Tips30
Contest and Promos for Pinoys!29
I Luv Norfolk29
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