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Time Flies, Cyza Sector is almost 7 years old

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Most of you may have not heard of me or my humble blog. Very few of you may perhaps followed me either from the beginning or in the middle. That doesn’t matter. I know I have not been consistent in updating my own blog. Hence, many have left. My Alexa rank and my Google Page Rank dropped. That symbolize the drop of my unique traffic.

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My family and me @ Botanical Garden, Iskandar Malaysia

No problem. I’m going to improve it from now on. Blogging is my passion. Some hick-up along the journey is normal. One need some time, some moment to reflect, and return stronger. I hope I’ll do and focus on that from now on despite my hectic life cycle.

As for today, my Alexa is 10,647,838 and my Google PR is 1. Cyza Sector has shown far better stats than that. So, what should be a decent target for a relatively new year? Should I target Alexa 900,000 by December 2014? Is that realistic? Well it depends. Hmmm….let’s just see how it goes OK.

For a new start, I have switched to a new wordpress theme. I want it to be a fresh new start and by having a new look (not necessary a new theme), new spirit emerged. I believe, some of you who have been here realize and would welcome this new theme. It looks simple, clean, like reading a novel (accept you are actually reading it from your laptop / tablet / smart phone). I am not really sure if this theme is flexible or good yet. But, it’s ok. Just give it a try first.

I’m not really planning of monetizing this blog like before. Not just yet. Let it be the way it is and let’s see how it goes in future.  Anyway, I welcome any constructive ideas and innovation to improve and get this blog to the next level. Wowdy! How does that sound?

Awesome?

Ideas Needed to Improve Cyza Sector

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Dear fellow Cyza Sector readers,

It is my intention to bring Cyza Sector to the next level. I know the past year has not been that cool for my humble blog. I have not been consistent in maintaining and nurturing my own private blog. However, the emergence of 2012 has some how provided me some slice of motivation for me to light up Cyza Sector. I want Cyza Sector to be a cool and wonderful blog for people like you to follow, read and enjoy. I want to see Cyza Sector’s Alexa rank and Google Page Rank improve. It is my desire to see more page views per day and generate some decent revenue from ads incorporated within Cyza Sector’s abdomen.

My 2 cent worth ideas

I have some ideas to improve Cyza Sector. I plan to have my own Cyza Sector Facebook Page and Twitter. Besides that I would also like to utilize more useful and important WordPress plugins. I know and own some imperative plugins but I have not yet install them. I would also love to have a new Cyza Sector look, which basically means new cool design. The present design is not that cool, I think. Maybe you share the same opinion as well.

Some improvements have been geared such as running a small contest to improve my Alexa rank and also placement of my Adsense to improve my online earning (I just inserted adsense code just now). I also tried my best to spend some time musing in Cyza Sector to ensure I have a daily posting.

Your million dollar idea is what I desperately want

My time is limited. Hence, I will only improve and upgrade Cyza Sector gradually, one step at a time. I would love to have new fresh ideas on how I can further improve Cyza Sector and bring it to the highest level. I have seen some successful English blog, local and international such as Hongkiat.com and Johnchow.com (just to name a few) which are extremely successful. There are tonnes of other great blogs out there that deserved to be listed here but hey… I’m not here to make a blog directory.

That’s why I created this entry, specially to rip off some fresh juice from you. I need your idea. It can be good and bad. It can be common and creative. It can be expected and it can be out of the moon idea. Just throw out what you have in mind and what you think would work for Cyza Sector. You can do that by typing those creative idea(s) in the comment box below.

Should I reward the best Idea?

Hmmm… I have not think about that yet. But why not? To make it interesting and simple, I’ll gift away $7 (that’s US dollar ok…in case some of you got confuse) for the single best idea that me, myself like. I know that’s not too much but it is something at least for the best idea.The decision will be final and cannot be contested by others.  Final date will be end of January 2012 at 11.59 pm. I hope you will give your best shot on this ok…and be part of Cyza Sector’s triumph journey.

What is Alexa Ranking? Is it Imperative for your Blog?

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howtoincreasealexarankHave you heard about Alexa Ranking? Do you know what is it? How can it affect your blog? Oh…I’m sorry to bombard you with so many questions related to Alexa.

Alexa… It sounded like a woman’s name… just kidding.

Basically, Alexa is a company that measures web traffic on almost every website on the internet through their increasingly popular toolbar plugin. This becomes an important element in leveraging your blog’s ranking as a sell point to advertisers, sponsors, buyers, readers and whoever else wants a piece of your material. It is a different way and concept compared to Google Page Rank (which is also a point of reference for advertisers and sponsors too).

Why is this important? Alexa rankings can make or break your business.

Before you freak out, let me explain how this plays out. Essentially, the way Alexa.com is measuring your website’s traffic is one of the most unfair surveys around. Why? Well they only record hits on your blog if it passes through their systems… meaning that your visitors need either the Alexa.com toolbar installed or you need to have a widget displayed on your website.

Advantage internet/technology bloggers. As a whole, the tech readership crew is much more likely to have an Alexa toolbar installed than your typical user. What this means for non-tech focused websites is that they are going to be seen as having less traffic than others.

So I have less traffic according to some company… who cares!?

You need to start caring about your Alexa.com ranking if you aren’t already. As a matter of fact, I’m in the process of improving my Alexa rank too. As much as it pains me to say this, they have a monopoly over the sector. As advertisers move away from the unreliable “Google Pagerank” service, Alexa Ranking is the next logical sell point to move towards (and eventually destroy).

Your Alexa ranking is used as a big factor in valuing the advertising space on your website by, I would say, about 85% of advertisers. A higher positioning means more money in your pocket. Alexa rankings are being used increasingly to leverage blogs, despite the fact that the numbers can be horrendously manipulated. More high paying reviews, better advertising offers, more press coverage, it is a must have.

What can you do to improve your ranking?

So you have a less-than-stellar rating, don’t worry… you can improve and manipulate this pretty easily. Here are the top three things you should be doing, anything else is water under the bridge… so when you read a post “the top x ways to improve your Alexa ranking,” they are making most of it up out of thin air.

  1. Place an Alexa.com widget/plugin or chart on your website
  2. Install the Alexa toolbar on your own computer and encourage your readers to do the same on their computers
  3. Write popular content and get SEO optimized for traffic

Pretty self-explanatory, throw an Alexa widget up on your website. Why? This logs your visitors even if they don’t have a toolbar. Essentially, this can make up for visitors not having toolbars of their own (though not entirely). I have heard reports of HUGE gains after installing an Alexa chart or widget. They offer them to you on the website for free, so you should be taking advantage of their offer.

Other than that, you need to have the traffic to push your ranking up, so keep writing interesting content that is dense with information so you get the search engine positioning and page views that you need. Your ranking is based on your last three months of traffic average traffic. This will take some time, so be patient and keep writing.

Alexa.com ranking is important, so you definitely shouldn’t underestimate its influence on your earnings. Don’t get freaked out if your rating isn’t so hot, because there is more to life on the web than statistics alone. But if you simply don’t care, you need to start caring because you are missing out on potential income by having a poor rank.

If you notice, my Alexa rank as for today is 1,843,129. That’s not good!!! I have been in better position in previous year. It’s OK. I know Cyza Sector can be at better position in few months time. Stay tune.

>>> Don’t forget to join January 2012 Top Commentator Contest <<<

 

Cyza Sector Performance So Far…

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It has been almost 3 weeks plus since I switched my blog to this domain. My previous blog has a good Google Page Rank (PR 4) and relatively fair Alexa rank. It was quite a hard decision leaving the old blog. But, sometimes decision must be made and I have my reasons of doing it. Now, I’m challenging myself to improve Cyza Sector rank and bring it to a better level. In order to measure that, I’m going to use some data to measure the performance of this blog. I plan to do this on a quarterly basis (unless I receive feedback that some of you are bored seeing my datas)…

Presently, this blog has:

Google Page Rank : ? @ None yet… :) (Need to work to improve the PR)

Alexa Rank : 6,552,786 (Wow…. that’s a very big number… Need to reduce the digits)

Technorati Rank : 984,225 ;Authority: 6 (That’s sooooo big!!!)

Based on Awstats from CPanel (up to 21/7/08):

Unique visitors: 769

Number of visits: 1533

Pages: 5088

Hits: 14892

Bandwidth: 198.96 MB

Top 5 countries: USA, Australia, Malaysia, Unknown, Hong Kong

Top 4 browsers: FireFox (49%), IE (40%), Unknown (7.2%), Safari (1.3%)

Top 5 Links from an external page (other web sites except search engines) :

http://jinggastudies.blogspot.com

http://knizam.com

http://txfx.net/code/wordpress/subscribe-to-comments/

http://my.mg3.mail.yahoo.com/dc/launch

http://www.liewcf.com/blog/archives/2008/07/received-google-adsense-

Top 5 Search Keyphrases : (interestingly the “liwat” case is the top keyword leading to this blog)

anwar liwat (17.5%)

liwat (6.9%)

anwar ibrahim liwat (6.3%)

anwar liwat lagi (4.7%)

kes liwat anwar ibrahim (4.1%)

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I need your help to improve cyza.us rank. I hope you are kind enough to link to cyza.us and if you’ve done so, please leave a comment or inform me via the contact form. I’ll give you a link love and blog about the first 10 sites linking to cyza.us (in a single entry). Then I’ll blog about next 10 sites, and so on. Hopefully with your good deeds and intention, your rank will improve as well.

In order to improve the popularity of this blog, I plan to launch a contest next month. I will blog about it in the first week of August. There will be another follow up contest in September, and I’m very excited about it. I hope everything will go silky smooth and I can have a better PR before 2009 appears. Wish me lick luck :) .

I would like to say thank you to the top 5 referral to cyza.us for linking me on your blog (directly and indirectly)…. :)

The Three Musketers: Vangardx.com, BentDaniell and Wameza Reviews

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OK guys, here I am presenting the spectacular “Threesome Review” for the top three top commentators from AzwanHadzree.com. I’m so excited and fired up to do this review and I hope it will benefit the winners big time. The lucky bloggers are Syamsul, Bent, and wameza. Enjoyce…. ;)

Threesome Contest Blog Winners Review:

1. Syam (Vangardx.net/blog)

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Syamsul Ariff is the mastermind behind Vangardx.net/blog. Born 22 years ago in Batu Pahat, Johor, this romeo (that’s what I call him) must be damn bloody proud of himself. He has earned three reviews from the Threesome Contest blog hosts. He really has something to prove. Yes, he proofs that he is crazy…. crazy for traffic. This young soldier has all the firepowers and ammunitions to be the brigadier general in the virtual discipline. He has created and maintain a fantastic blog, packed with various interesting sizzling hot topics. Vangardx.net has extremely good Alexa ranking i.e. 88,308 which is far better than mine. Looking at his traffic, recently, I ordered an ad spot for a month duration from his blog. Frankly, I’m really not good in designing a banner. Hence, he helped designed a cool animated banner for me. As a result, I enjoyed substantial amount of traffic originated from Vangardx.net. If you want good exposure for your site, I highly recommend you to buy his ad spot. Just try it for a month and you’ll surely notice a spike of traffic increase for your site. Mmm… I’m not getting any commission for announcing this, however, I welcome some if Syam want to pass me some slice of what he’ll be getting :) or treat me at Burger King!

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2. Bent (BentDaniel.com)

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Bent Daniel, a young married lad living just a few kilometers from me, in Johor Bahru. He has a very neatly arranged 3 column wordpress blog. Like me, he’s new in the blog sphere; a full time husband, full time father, full time employee and a part time blogger. Currently, his Alexa ranking has shoot up to 800,320 from 6,209,600. That’s a very excellent achievement considering the lack of time spent to maintain his blog. I believe his commitment in visiting other blogs and leaving comments have helped improved his blog performance. I’m not sure whether he has committed in other marketing strategies? Currently staying at Google PR 1, I believe he has the credibility to increase that single digit to a better one. It’s just a matter of time. From my observation, he is currently monetizing his blog with Google Adsense and a few affiliate programs. I look forward to see some income statement post earned by Bent. Can you do that Bent? Not now, just do it whenever you’re feel like doing it :)

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3. Nuur (Wameza.com)

If you fancy traveling around Peninsular Malaysia (Cuti-cuti Malaysia), look no where, just look at Wameza.com. This is certainly one kind of a blog that you must check out. The line “Where Travel Meet Entertainment” implies that there are some fraction of entertainment informations provided. Yes, my instinct was correct accept the entertainment section was focussed on movies. Wameza.com Alexa ranking is currently standing at 2,243,505 while Nur (the proud owner of the blog) needs to work harder to earn a nice digit for Wameza’s page rank. For me, the blog look too simple, too plain. Maybe, the blog is still very new (it was created in January 2008) or that is Nur’s style or taste. If that’s the case, then I rest the case. I think the About page need to be reinvented and rejuvenated so new visitors can learn and have better comprehension on what Wameza.com is.

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Conclusion

Those three fantastic blogs are very interesting and enriching. Check out them, leave comment, be friends with them. They are totally cool guys with hot blogs… :)