San Juan to Makati


Posted in advertising,internet,marketing,web development by yangiwei on May 27, 2010
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The slogan is a turn-off to me.

My colleague Osang Alipon referred me to Goojoob, a competitor of eyp.  At least that’s what Goojoob is meant to be.

Goojoob logo from their site.

My first reaction was, why this name?

Osang said that each ad placement is P 15,000 (a year?), and includes the client’s logo and a link to client’s website.  This sounds low compared to eyp‘s approximately  P 100,000 annual placement fee.  But since no one’s using Goojoob, then any fee is expensive.

I told Osang that Goojoob can outdo eyp by having a better search engine.  For example, when I tried to look for Space the boutique/clothing store, I ended up with different categories plus the last one, “Display only business names containing space.”

When I clicked on “Display…containing space,” I got a list of names with Space in them, including the Space (Local Apparel Venture Stores, Incorporated) office and branches.  Better if Space was on top of the list, not three page downs away in my Netbook.  The Space branch that I was interested in, Robinson’s Galleria, was six page downs away.

When I tried to look for Space in Goojoob, I came up with nothing relevant.  I tried to look for categories like boutiques or clothes, but only saw “Clothes-Used.”

The situation was about the same when I tried to search for “Music Museum” in GoojoobThe eyp search was successful.

Goojoob needs to fix its search function.  It has greater possibilities than eyp, since eyp is PLDT-bound.  Goojoob can include email addresses, cellphone and Globelines numbers of all its listings.  Then it can consider itself real competition.

A site like this can also list all the products of the company.  For example, instead of just “electronics,” it can list more specific categories like “electronics ballasts,” “emergency lights,” etc.

Wanted: Web Developer

Posted in Drupal,internet,web development by yangiwei on May 25, 2010
Excerpt of an email  I sent out for a web developer:
“Would like user-generated reviews with stars a la Amazon/travel
sites/Munch Punch/My Food Trip, in-house reviews in the blogs,
shopping cart for the tickets, including PayPal.”

So far, MG is the only person to reply to me:

“Our company’s current site was updated by Tangerine, though they may be upscale since they’re with our ad agency

It was originally built by Dig It All Solutions.

The Philippines’ Drupal community is here.

Between those companies and the community, you should find someone to build your Drupal site.

From the Dig It All Solutions website.

I’ve emailed Dig It All.

Weddings @ Work uses WordPress

Mb, based in Canada, wants to learn Dreamweaver, her email to me below:
“I am planning to take Dreamweaver again here….kasi di ako content sa training ko sa Manila…dissappointed ako actually. Walang sinabi yung Informatics sa Microcadd ( I took several courses thru the years and was very happy all the time….sa Informatics I would discourage people to enroll. I’m talking about my trainer. Dito nga it cost $1,000-2600 per course as against $150 dyan. Pero dito sa Mac ka tuturuan. well, seriously thinking about taking it here pa rin kung sulit naman.”

so I’ve been asking people where she can learn it online.  My exchange below with Abet Rana of Weddings @ Work (he used Fb, while I emailed him back):

Thanks a lot, Abet.  This info is very helpful.  I’m not going to Fb
because when I try to access my profile, a certain “Neal” something’s
comes up.  I totally don’t know him.  When I go to my home, the site
location has his name in it.  When I typed facebook/[first name].[surname], some other [my full name]’s profile comes up.

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Facebook
Date: Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 8:01 AM

Abet Rana commented on your wall post:

“W@W runs on WordPress at present. Dreamweaver before. ”