Sunday, December 10, 2006

Google Updates


Google's opening an office in Singapore and we're looking for interested brave souls to apply. For those interested to apply kindly submit your applications through the link provided at:

Philippines Zeitgeist

Check out the top terms searched in the Philippines:

Google Apps

Get Google Apps for your domain, visit;

Google Apps for universities and schools, visit;

Sign-up for a Gmail account

Create a Gmail account by getting an invitation through your mobile phone:

Google Talk

Download Google Talk and IM and make free calls through your computer. Aside from your Gmail contacts you can also talk with your Orkut friends.

Google Adwords

Want to try out Google Adwords? Let me know :)


Wanna join? Let me know. ;)

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Google AdSense and AdWords Hands-On Tutorial
December 9, 2006
Alfox Internet Cafe, Kamuning, Quezon City

Digitalfilipino Club had a hands-on tutorial on Google Adwords and Adsense for its corporate and SME members. A diverse group of businesses attended, from travel, payment system, gift services to butterflies.
The long session made us all hungry! Before heading off to my next meeting I had a hefty steak lunch with with Janette Toral (Digitalfilipino), Abby Ongyanco-Lim ( and Charles Gaw (The Wedding Library, Mall of Asia).

Friday, December 08, 2006 Kartada Diyes's 10th Year Anniversary
December 8, 2006
Automall, Pasig City

I was invited by Donald Lim (President, to be a guest in their 10th year anniversary. I felt a warm, fuzzy feeling during the event and remembered using Yehey a lot back when I was in school. After my short speech (see below), I hosted a game where contestants had to spell Google using their body.

Thank you Donald for the warm welcome (and for calling me a goddess!!! haha).

Speech (but I only read out half of it) is what made internet in the Philippines very pinoy. Pangalan pa lang Pinoy na pinoy na, don’t you think?

Like Larry and Sergey, the founders of Google, the creators of made Yehey for the same reason – to aggregate information online.

This goes to show that Filipinos are indeed very creative, di lang pampamilya, pang-isports, pang-showbiz, worldclass IT professionals! Why? Because even before there was Baidu, Asiaone, Paran and Google… there was Yehey! Kaya sa Yehey, saludo kami sa inyo!

I personally salute and give thanks to for three things:

One, I managed to finish my papers and researches back in college, searching for information using

Two, is where I learned the importance of website marketing. Sa Yehey ko natutunan ang search engine marketing. I remember the black bus ads they had plying EDSA and this served as my inspiration for the bus ads I had for LUK4 early this year. (Yes I even asked the bus operator to research how many buses Yehey had!).

Three, has made internet in the Philippines an equalizer. They showed to us that anyone, anywhere, anytime can get information.

Congratulations to for taking on the cause of getting Pinoy information online., Pinoy ito Pare!

Digitalfilipino's Website Marketing Forum

Speaking Engagement
December 8, 2006
Automall, Pasig City

I was a speaker today at Digitalfilipino's forum on website marketing. Spoke about how to market one's website online and the importance of advertising online with highlight on Google Adwords.

Of course, it was great meeting up with old friends from the Women in Web, Wireless and Outsourcing roadshow, Janette Toral (Digitalfilipino), Abby Ongyangco-Lim ( and Jonas de Los Reyes (; new found friends Michael Limueco (E-trader), Jay Frank de Jesus (Titikpilipino), Gwen Nava and Elymar Apao.

After the forum, I had an interesting discussion on brand new websites, video copyrighting, Pangasinan to camote (the musical fruit!) with Janette, Abby and her Dad, Michael, Jay, Charles, Engr. Joan C. PiƱon (a teacher who's selling her baked goods online), Jovel Cipriano (owner of Pinoydelikasi) and Chris Angeles (CSA Online Marketing).