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Month: July 2013 (Page 1 of 2)

More Photos From Our Tagaytay Wedding Reception

Renzie Baluyut on Marketing

Wanna Drive More Traffic To Your Website? | An Infographic

Renzie on Blogging and Blog Development.

One of the biggest challenges for anyone with a website is driving sufficient traffic into the site.

Whether you’re a blogger, a small business owner, a webmaster, or an internet marketing practitioner, web traffic means business. It’s still a numbers game, and you’ll definitely want those numbers to interact with your site, share their discoveries with their colleagues and friends, and hopefully, keep coming back.

from BestWebHostingGeek.com.

Infographic by BestWebHostingGeek.com.

The Takeaway

Here are a few key messages I’ve learned from this infographic:

  1. Your website should have Social Media buttons to let your readers share your content, allowing more people to come discover all the great content on your site.
  2. Take some time to read Google’s Webmaster Guidelines.
  3. On-Page strategies you can implement:
    • Keep publishing content
    • Optimize your site for search engines
    • Incorporate social tools
    • Start a newsletter/mailing list
  4. Off-Page strategies you can readily implement:
    • Use Social Media
    • Try to get strong links from external sites
    • Get other bloggers to guest write
    • Participate in online forums & communities
    • Use free press release services (like PRLog.org, Newsvine.com and PitchEngine.com)
    • Create and share videos on YouTube.
  5. There are several paid off-page strategies also available to you.
    • Pay-per-click networks:  Google Adwords, Clicksor, Yahoo! Advertising, Digital Point & BidVertiser
    • Banner Advertising: BuySellAds.com, Adroll.com & BuyAds.com
    • Sponsored Reviews: SponsoredReviews.com & ReviewMe.com
    • Sponsored Social Media Advertising: SponsoredTweets.com & Izea.com
    • Social Media Advertising: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram
    • Premium Press Releases: PRWeb.com & BusinessWire.com

You can browse through other blogging infographics as well as infographics on other subject matters here.

This article is part of the Sunday Blogging Sunday series on Renzie Baluyut Online.  Sunday Blogging Sunday aims to help entrepreneurs, professionals, subject matter experts and small businesses build better blogs.

Other Sunday Blogging Sunday articles you might want to check out:

Renzie Baluyut on Entrepreneurship

Using Social Media as an Evangelist for Your Business, by Guy Kawasaki

Here’s a video posted by the good people of the MIT Enterprise Forum San Diego, featuring Guy Kawasaki, with a presentation entitled, “How to Use Social Media as an Evangelist for Your Business and Here’s How I Did It!”

About the MIT Enterprise Forum

The MIT Enterprise Forum is dedicated to strengthening technology clusters globally so that the innovation economy can grow and bring new and interesting technologies and innovation into the marketplace.

It is the preeminent organization of entrepreneurs in the global innovation economy. Through a network of chapters worldwide, the MIT Enterprise Forum produces 400+ events, activities, and workshops annually to connect, inspire and inform technology entrepreneurs, business leaders and enthusiasts.

The MIT Enterprise Forum collaborates with hundreds of corporate, academic and government organizations that connect members of the technology and entrepreneurial ecosystem with resources that make the commercialization of technologies faster and easier.

Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki is a Silicon Valley author, speaker, investor and business advisor. He was one of the Apple employees originally responsible for marketing the Macintosh in 1984. He was also a co-founder of Garage Technology Ventures and a news aggregation site called Alltop.

He is a leading authority on the subject matter of entrepreneurship and business. On March 1, 2013, Kawasaki announced he would be joining Google as an advisor to Motorola. His role is to create a Google+ mobile device community.

Entrepreneurship with Renzie

Without a doubt, entrepreneurship is important. Why so? It helps to create employment. It provides self-sufficiency and wealth for both individuals and communities. It’s great for character building, as well as for building the economy.

Entrepreneurship was not taught in school, but the fundamentals– work ethic, managing finances, business development, tenacity, resilience– all these are invaluable skillsets and traits for anyone who wishes to venture into business.

This blog aims to bring together all these great resources for entrepreneurs— articles, videos and links to useful websites– in an effort to help encourage and empower others towards starting their own entrepreneurial ventures, or run their existing businesses even better.

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John Cleese on Creativity

This is a video of clip of John Cleese from a talk he did in 1991, uploaded by Video Arts, a UK-based e-learning company founded in 1972 by John Cleese, together with other television professionals.

John Cleese

John Marwood Cleese is an English actor, comedian, writer and film producer. He is quite probably best known as a key member of the legendary comedy troupe Monty Python.

He has appeared in such films as Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Life of Brian, A Fish Called Wanda and Fierce Creatures, as well as two James Bond films, two Harry Potter films, and the last three Shrek films.

With writer Antony Jay he co-founded Video Arts, a production company making entertaining training films. John Cleese sold the company in the 1990s.

Renzie, and Getting Shit Done.

“Get Shit Done” is a series of posts here on Renzie Baluyut Online, focusing on lifehacks as well as tips on creativity, productivity, time management, innovation, leadership, and other nuggets of wisdom inspiration to nudge you ever-forward towards accomplishing what you have to do, and much more.

Renzie Baluyut on Small Business Management

How To Be a Good Boss | An Infographic

It’s cool to be the boss.

But what’s even cooler is to be a really good boss. We’re talking about a boss that all your employees look up to, someone who not only gets things done, but also empowers others to do better at work.

For small business owners, young professionals and entrepreneurs, here’s a rather informative infographic put together by the good people over at WorkSimple and WaltonPortfolio.com.

By WorkSimple and WaltonPortfolio.com

The Great Hong Kong and Macau Adventure with Renzie & Odessa Baluyut

Pics From Our Hong Kong Trip

The Great Hong Kong & Macau Adventure with Odessa and Renzie Baluyut.

The Great Hong Kong and Macau Adventure with Renzie & Odessa Baluyut

On July 16, just after our wedding, the whole family took off on a trip to Hong Kong and Macau.

There were eight of us in total:  Odessa and myself, along with Ina (my mother-in-law), Lani, Pamela and Ate Rona (Odessa’s sisters), and then Kuya Russell and Bianca (Ate Rona’s family).

We’d be flying into Hong Kong on Tuesday night, and then have the entire Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to go around to do sightseeing, sample the local cuisine, and even get some shopping done.

We stayed at the Butterfly on Hollywood, a more-than-adequate boutique hotel located at the corner of Hollywood Road and Possession Street, near the Soho district in Central (The Butterfly on Hollywood is part of the Butterfly chain of hotels and serviced apartments).

Seems that everything was well within striking distance: the pier with the ferries heading to nearby Macau (and back), the Metro– Hong Kong’s impressive subterranean network of trains, nearby shopping districts, and an abundance of local bakeries, restaurants, as well as all sorts of neighborhood food establishments.

Photos taken from my handy Samsung S4. I realize after compiling all our photos that I could take better pictures still, so I’ll be working on that in my future posts.

Big thanks to my sister-in-law Lani: our benefactor, very capable tour guide, local translator and culinary expert, and opportune provider of umbrellas– without whom we would probably end up stumbling our way through Hong Kong/Macau with no idea of what we’re doing!

Other posts and galleries from The Great Hong Kong & Macau Adventure:

Renzie Baluyut on Restaurants, Eating and Dining Out

Yat Lok Lunch, in Hong Kong

The Great Hong Kong & Macau Adventure with Odessa and Renzie Baluyut.

One of the items on our to-do list was to check out this Michelin-recommended restaurant not far from where we were staying.

Yat Lok is a restaurant located down Stanley Road, and is known for its good, yet inexpensive, servings of roast pork, roast goose among other menu items.

As Yat Lok is highly recommended, and given that we’ve stopped by during the lunchtime rush, there was a queue of patrons already at the entrance, with more customers lining up after us.  The restaurant itself was small– with about 40 or so diners already packed into it.  Nevertheless, we were able to get ourselves seated after several minutes.

Yat Lok in Hong Kong

Stuff to try out at Yat Lok: definitely the goose or the pork, whether barbecued or roasted.  You can have them either with rice or with noodles.  Personally, I love the roasted goose with rice.  Real simple stuff, but pretty good.  Also fairly easy on the budget.

Yat Lok
G/F, 34-38 Stanley Street, Central Hong Kong
+852 2524 3882

Here’s a Google map to Yat Lok for you guys planning to give it a try:


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Photos taken from my handy Samsung S4. I realize after compiling all our photos that I could take better pictures still, so I’ll be working on that in my future posts.

Big thanks to my sister-in-law Lani: our benefactor, very capable tour guide, local translator and culinary expert, and opportune provider of umbrellas– without whom we would probably end up stumbling our way through Hong Kong/Macau with no idea of what we’re doing!

Other posts and galleries from The Great Hong Kong & Macau Adventure:

Renzie Baluyut on Restaurants, Eating and Dining Out

Tim Ho Wan Dimsum at IFC Mall in Hong Kong

The Great Hong Kong & Macau Adventure with Odessa and Renzie Baluyut.

We decided to take one of those nice Big Bus Tours to take us through a guided trip through Hong Kong.  But first, there was the more immediate concern of having lunch.  A short trip on the Metro took us to nearby IFC mall.  Our destination: Podium Level 1 for the Michelin-recommended Tim Ho Wan.

We were fortunate enough to have made it just before the lunchtime rush.  The restaurant was full enough already as it is, but we were able to get ourselves seats in short order.

Go right ahead and order your choice of dimsum: we decided to try out a few, and they were awesome.  As you can see in the pictures below, we had some of the Baked BBQ Pork Buns, as well as an assortment of dumplings, dimsum and rice meals.

Tim Ho Wan Dimsum, the Dimsum Specialists, at IFC Mall in Hong Kong

Shop 12A, Hong Kong Station (Podium Level 1, IFC Mall) , Central
(852) 2332 3078

Here’s a Google Map to Tim Ho Wan at IFC Mall:

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Feel free to go right ahead and interact with the map using your mouse; you can zoom in and out and navigate your way through the streets of Hong Kong to find your way to IFC Mall (Tim Ho Wan is at Podium Level 1).

Photos taken from my handy Samsung S4. I realize after compiling all our photos that I could take better pictures still, so I’ll be working on that in my future posts.

Big thanks to my sister-in-law Lani: our benefactor, very capable tour guide, local translator and culinary expert, and opportune provider of umbrellas– without whom we would probably end up stumbling our way through Hong Kong/Macau with no idea of what we’re doing!

Other posts and galleries from The Great Hong Kong & Macau Adventure:

– See more at: http://renziebaluyut.com/yat-lok-lunch-in-hong-kong/#sthash.tPSmxqmu.dpuf

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