Lookup who is calling me?

I really hate sales people calling me. A lot of time, the caller ID does not display the caller name – just a phone number.

It just remind me about a Jerry Seinfeld’s joke to telemarketers.

(telemarketer) “Would you be interested in a subscription to the New York Times?” to which Jerry replies, “Yes!” and slams down the phone.

Seinfeld’s best food for thought was (after answering a telemarketer’s call), “I’m sorry, I’m a little tied up now. Give me your home number and I’ll call you back later. Oh! You don’t like being called at home? Well, now you know how I feel.”

So, from now on, I will do reverse phone number lookup to all the phone numbers which do not have caller ID.  From the reverse phone number website, it is very easy to lookup phone number. I typed in the phone number and it will display the caller name, caller address and even the caller phone provider information within a second.  As simple as that.

I use the reverse phone number lookup to look up different area code phone numbers like area code 408, area code 510, area code 209. These are a lot of calls from New York and Chicago but the website never fail me. I go to http://www.usaphonelookup.com/ to lookup the number and it does not have any problem to look them up.

Now I can have a piece of mind. So, call me up without caller ID and I will find out who is calling in a second.


What is Social Bookmarking?

What is Social Bookmarking & Why is it so powerful and different from other web promotion tactics?

Social Bookmarking websites are basically sites that categorize and store ‘bookmark links’ (links which take one to a specific website). Millions of visitors flood these Social Bookmarking sites to search for information. Some of the common one are Digg.com, Stumbleupon.com,  del.icio.us.

So the idea of bookmarking is to post links back to your web page from these Social Bookmarking websites. You need to specify some keywords (we call them TAGS) which categorize your bookmark.

This allows others to search and even vote for your bookmark. Social Bookmarking is in a league of its own because of its ability to generate traffic by sharing links.

The benefit of Social Bookmarking are:

  • More Targeted Traffic because the sites are added by “keywords”
  • Faster Search Engine Indexing
  • Higher Search Engine Ranking
  • Better PageRank

However the problem with Social Bookmarking is that it is very time consuming.  Creating account in different social bookmarking websites. Then add your website to their sites one by one.. one by one. Lucky, there is tool to help you out. For example, bookmarketingdemon.com.

For more information about social bookmark, you should read this: The Complete Guide of Social Bookmarking.

Free Ways To Do SEO

I got this from a Forum.

Here is a list of some free SEO tricks which you can do it yourself. It is not a complete list. However, I will update it more often and try to keep this list up to date.

If you have a website which you just started and you are poor on cash. You can still do a lot of SEO by yourself and it is free. The trade off is time. Once you are a decent money coming from your website, you can consider more paid SEO method like buy back link, review posting and so on.

Okay, here is the list:

  • Article submissions
  • Autoblogging
  • Blogcomments
  • Examen rivals
  • Exploits and injections
  • Forum signatures
  • Free blogs
  • Free giveaways
  • Guest writing
  • Link baits
  • Link directories
  • Link exchange
  • Paid backlinks
  • Press releases
  • Referral spamming
  • Scribd
  • Social bookmarking
  • Social news
  • RSS submissionsites
  • Trackbacks
  • Yahoo Answer
  • Youtube

In the future, I will describe each methods one by one.

Funny SEO Product

This is such a funny SEO product. SEO and Stripper? It said:

The INSIDER SECRETS to exploiting hidden search engine formulas. And how these “cracked codes” can force Google and Yahoo to spit out cash like a broken ATM machine.

I really admire the creative of other people. However, it is so true that you really need to be on the edge in order to attract people to go to your site and try out the product. At the end of the day, the product needs to work. Otherwise, if people don’t like it, they can always ask for refund.

I think I will try out this SEO product and see whether it is as good as it claims. Best of all, it is rish free money back guarantee. What are you going to lose?

So funny.