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Feb 23, 2008

MASSIVE TRAFFIC EXPLOSION: HCFoo shares the secret

As promised in my previous post, I would like to share what I've learned on how to get massive traffic explosion to your blogs too.

Now that paid posts are dead, I'm focusing on blog traffic instead. After a couple of months of researching and reading (without spending a single cent), I've concluded that bloggers who have been experiencing low traffic are able to achieve massive hits by choosing THE keywords to optimize for. By writing the right post at the right time along with the keywords, explosive laser targeted traffic is easy to receive. And this is the secret many big players are not telling us.

Here are the baby steps on how you can get it started and start driving huge number of unique visitors to your blog:

1. The first step in search engine optimization is choosing the right keywords that you want to rank well for on the search engines. This is actually very easy to do but many of us failed because most bloggers love to write whatever they want.

Let's say we are going to write a post about 'tennis'. First you need to use the very powerful keyword tool that Overture provides.

2. Now the next step is to key in 'tennis' in Overture and search for it in the overture keyword tool. The results that I received are shown here:

Count Search Term
216800 tennis
68576 australian open tennis
57918 tennis court
28449 table tennis
22494 prince of tennis
20429 tennis racket
14658 tennis warehouse
13075 2007 australian open tennis
12631 tennis shoes
12501 atp tennis
11772 tennis video

As you can see in the search results, there are thousands of searches done monthly using these keywords and by ranking well in search engines you can get all these visitors for FREE!

Don't get too excited though and DON'T try to rank for the keyword 'tennis' because if you search in Google for that keyword you will find out that there are more than 276 MILLION pages competing for that specific keyword!

So what do we need to do? We need to start small and target less competitive keywords to get some good traffic to begin with and then target the 'BIG FISH'! For example you can target the keyword 'prince of tennis' which is searched for approximately 22,494 times every month and YET there are only approximately 3 million pages competing for it! You CAN rank very well for this keyword and could be on the FIRST page to receive more than 20,000 hits to your website every month. That’s about 600-700 visitors everyday for one keyword FREE!

3. We have chosen a keyword that is not very competitive but gets quite a lot of searches and it is 'prince of tennis'. You can choose a few other keywords like 'tennis clothes' which is only about 380,000 pages competing and yet get about 3000 hits a month for FREE.

4. Now take a few minutes to think of a keyword that is related to your blogs and repeat steps 1 to 3. It's easy and wont take much time. Choose the right keywords and I'll share more tips in the upcoming post.

By the way, don't expect massive traffic overnight nor it will happen in days. Do a lot of research and be alert of the latest news and try to incorporate them into your posts and don't forget to update them from time to time. Hopefully the end results for you is an EXPLOSIVE TRAFFIC to your blog.

Feb 22, 2008

Massive traffic: HCFoo finally surpasses 1,000 hits today!

To many bloggers, there's nothing to shout about. But to me, it gives me a sense of achievement. It's addictive to see those traffic growing every hour and every day.

By the end of the today, I shall share with you on how I actually did it; growing from merely 100 hits per day, to a steady 400 hits for the past weeks and up until today of 1,000 hits, all this in just 1 month.

Seriously, I never care about the traffic until the consequences of paid posts hit me. All this while, I thought only page rank matters.

Feb 20, 2008

HCFoo can cook tang yuen in ginger syrup

Tang yuen, tang yuan or tong yuen is not only eaten on Dong Zhi (Winter Solstice). Traditionally, many Chinese people eat tang yuen on Lunar New Year (Chinese New Year) too.

Last week, I made tang yuen for my guests for the first time.We were having Chinese New Year gathering and I thought it would be perfect to have some tang yuen after dinner as dessert.

My mother's recipe is simple and it is without the sweet fillings. Here is how you can do it too:

Ingredients (for 8 -10 pax):
1 packet of glutinous rice flour
5-6 screwpine leaves (pandan leaves)
1-2 packets of rock sugar
Ginger
Food colouring (rose flavour)

Water

Method:

1. Put the flour in a large bowl and using chopsticks or your hand, mix the warm water in a little at a time.




2. Knead the dough in the bowl until it is soft and smooth. If it feels a little dry, wet your hands and knead again. Put in some food colouring and knead all over again.




3. Remove about one quarter of the dough and bre
ak off gum-ball size pieces. Repeat with the rest of the dough. Put them aside and let it rest for a short while.



4. Now prepare the soup by boiling the water. Put in rock sugar, ginger and screwpine leaves (pandan leaves). Taste the soup see if it is suit your taste.



5. While the soup is boiling, boil some water in another pot. Put in the balls one by one into the rapidly boiling water. Stir a few times to prevent sticking. Once the balls start floating, drain and put it into the soup.

6. Now the tang yuen is ready to be served.

If you cannot finish them, you can keep them for another day by putting them into the fridge. By the way the tang yuen turns out to be quite nice. Yummy!

Wishing you guys Happy Chap Goh Meh. It's the Chinese Valentine's Day today. You're still in time to make some tang yuen for your loved one on the 15th day of Chinese New Year.

Strong earthquake strikes western Indonesia - tremor in Penang

A powerful earthquake struck western Indonesia on Wednesday, alarming residents, the U.S. geological survey and witnesses said.

The quake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 7.6, struck off the western coast of Sumatra island close to Simeulue island, the survey said in a posting on its Web site.

There was an immediate tsunami warning issued, possibly because the quake was deep under the sea bed.

Several callers told local radio station el-Shinta that the quake was felt strongly on Sumatra, but there was no immediate reports of damage or injuries.


Tremors can be felt in Banda Acheh, Medan, Sibolga, Northern Peninsular Malaysia (Penang) and Kuala Lumpur. There is a tsunami alert being issued. For other readings, go to BBC News.

By the way, there's also a moderate earthquake in Philippines.

During the first day of Chinese New Year, I read about the prediction for the year of rat. It is said that there will be many earthquakes and tsunami. Let's just pray that there will be no major events going to happen in 2008.

(Citation from The China Post)

Updates: Officials said the powerful earthquake killed three people and injuring 25 others (source The Canadian Press).

I can make your breasts and bra cup 1 size bigger

Yes, I can teach you how to get a bigger boobs instantaneously. No push up bra and no breast implant surgery required.

It's very simple and yet many women do not know how to do it, the right way. Even worse, many women are wearing the wrong bras. A good pair of bra is a woman's best friend. You don't want to look saggy, aren't you?

All you need for this training is your bra. Here are the following steps:


Step 1
Slip your arms through the shoulder straps and place the straps over your shoulder. Using both hands, hold the under-busts band of the bra, lean your body slightly forward and let your breasts fall into and fill the cups.

Step 2
Stand up straight and fasten the hook.


Step 3
Adjust the shoulder straps to a comfortable position and length to avoid them biting into your flesh. Ensure that the shoulder straps are not too tight (you should be able to fit a finger under each strap).


Step 4 (Important!)
Lean your body slightly forward. Push the bulges and excess flesh from your underarm, back and armpit areas towards breast area and into bra cup. You should be able to see the difference between the 2 sides of the breasts now. Repeat for the other side.


Step 5
Stand up straight. Readjust and ensure your nipple is at the centre seam of the bra cup.


Step 6
Pull both shoulder straps upwards and to the back to lift breasts. Adjust back band for a comfortable fit.


Step 7
Readjust and ensure that the bra band encircles your torso at the same level.

Step 8 (if necessary)
Stand up straight. Readjust a final round to ensure that your breasts fit snugly into the bra cups.

The result is really amazing. Now, you will not only get your breasts uplifted and one bra cup size bigger, your waistline will look smaller too. Hope this will help boost your confidence.

For those who are seeking professional training on how to wear bra correctly can contact Sarah. She will try to entertain any questions about wearing the right bra and how to wear it correctly. By the way, Sarah, thank you for the pictures and your 'free training'!

Feb 19, 2008

Tony Pua's looking for volunteers: Will bloggers offer help?

It is interesting to know that Tony Pua is most likely to stand against Chew Mei Fun.

Personally I don't think it is an advisable move because everyone knows Chew Mei Fun has a strong influence in PJ Utara and she is a woman who walk the talk.

Few years back, she personally helped my business partners and I who are struggling for months to get a business license. She then even attended the opening ceremony of our small tuition centre in PJ. However, what amazes me is that Chew Mei Fun is a person who recognized faces very well, when she said 'hi' to me at 1 Utama some time ago. She doesn't mind to greet you first. What a humble politician.

As for Tony Pua, I am a regular to his education blog and honestly he is the only DAP leader and blogger I respect due to his non radical approach and often enlightening way of writing.

Tony is looking for volunteers in some areas of his campaign. If you, especially bloggers who have been supporting Tony and DAP 'virtually' all these while, why not get out from your seat and help in his campaign? Unlike Chew Mei Fun and BN, Tony and DAP do not have the luxury for machinery and media.

It is time for you guys, the so-called political bloggers to show some actions rather than just talk the talk. So are you game for it?

Hong Kong Veteran Actress Lydia Shum Dies at 60

Lydia Shum a.k.a Fei Fei with daughter Joyce Cheng Yan-yee.

Hong Kong television veteran Lydia Shum died after a protracted fight with liver cancer, local broadcaster Radio and Television Hong Kong reported on its Web site, without citing anyone. She was 60. The actress, affectionately known as Fei-fei for her plump appearance and jolly disposition, died at 8:38 a.m. Hong Kong time at the Queen Mary Hospital, the report said.

She was best known for her comedic roles in Hong Kong films such as ``Drunken Tai Chi.'' Fei means fat in Cantonese. Shum was born in Shanghai and joined Shaw Brothers, founded by Hong Kong media mogul Run Run Shaw, in 1960. Her work in ``Living with Lydia,'' a Singapore sitcom, won her the ``Best Comedy Performance by an Actress'' award at the 2003 Asian Television Awards.

(Citation from Bloomberg)

The controversial WTA Qatar Open

No, no, no, there's nothing controversial about the dress. In the picture, tennis players Venus Williams of the United States, Russia's Anna Chakvetadze and Maria Sharapova, Jelena Jankovic of Serbia, Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia and Serbian Ana Ivanoic pose in traditional Qatari dresses during the opening ceremony of the WTA Qatar Total Open in Doha.

The controversial topic is about Israeli Shahar Peer who is playing on the Arab courts. Shahar Peer has become the first Israeli tennis player to compete in the Gulf region.

Setting aside Arab-Israeli differences, Peer made a successful debut at the WTA Qatar Open on Monday by defeating Slovakia's Andreja Klepac 6-3, 6-4 in the first round.

"Everyone was very supportive" when she decided to go to Doha, Peer said.

"When I came here I was a little excited because I didn't know what to expect, just like every new tournament and every new place you go," she said after the match.

"I find the people are really nice here. I got a very warm welcome."
Shahar Peer looks at US tennis player Venus Williams as she enters the tennis court.

Peer said when she goes on the court "you don't think about politics, you just want to go and play tennis".

(All pictures from Getty Images)

Night tennis: The brainchild of Sony Ericsson

The Star runs an article about night tennis today.

Forget everything you already know about tennis - because at night the rules are totally different. Having already brought the house down in Madris, Miami and Zurich, Night Tennis has recently hit Melbourne, Australia.



Australian tennis legends Pat Cash and Wayne Arthurs and six of their peers proved they could still play a fine game of tennis at the unique Night Tennis tournament.

The brainchild of phone makers Sony Ericsson, Night Tennis is a potentially trendy gig aimed at bringing together the two cultures of sporting and clubbing.

Night Tennis was created to showcase the sport to a new and younger audience. Whether or not it achieved its objective, Sony Ericsson showed everyone a great time at Shed Four.

I say, with or without Night Tennis, this sports will still be able to approach younger audience.

Feb 18, 2008

What do tennis players do off court?

World number two Rafael Nadal is only 21, at the top of his career, but he is already thinking of his future beyond tennis and is convinced his privileged position gives him the chance to help others.

"This can be the beginning of my future, when I retire and have more time," the Spaniard said Wednesday as he launched the Rafa Nadal Foundation in his native town, Manacor, on the island of Mallorca.

The foundation will seek to promote "sport as an integration tool for those groups in most need," focusing particularly on childhood and youth.


Ana Maria Parera, Nadal's mother, will chair the foundation, and his father Sebastian will be vice-chairman. Nadal's uncle and coach Toni Nadal and his agent, former tenn
is player Carlos Costa, will also be involved.

Nadal is not the first sportsman to set up a foundation. One of the most famous in te
nnis is that set up by Swiss world number one Roger Federer, which focuses on Africa - the continent that Federer's mother hails from.

"I have talked a lot about this with Roger, and he tells me that when you are there it is something that fills you with satisfaction. And I think the time has come, it is a beautiful time for my life and for my career," Nadal said.

And speaking about Roger Federer, if is is not playing on court, he'll be busy collecting awards. And he just received his fourth consecutive Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award.

While Nadal launched his foundation and Federer collecting awards and spending time with girlfriend Mirka, players like Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfred Tsonga were celebrating their Davis Cup victory by getting down with some go-go girls. The Frenchmen certainly know how to have fun!


Kei Nishikori: Japanese teen beats James Blake at Delray Beach

Who would have thought Japanese teenager Kei Nishikori will shocked the heavily-favoured James Blake, who is ranked 12th in the world, in the final of the Delray Beach International Championships?

Nishikori is only 18 years old and ranked 224 in the ATP rankings but post the biggest victory of his young career yesterday.

Nishikori rallied from a set down to stun the top-seeded American 3-6 6-1 6-4 in the hardcourt event for his first career title.

With so many breakthrough performances by young and unheard tennis players this year, 2008 is definitely a great year to see other than the dominance by the top players alone.

Feb 17, 2008

Kei Nishikori: The new prince of tennis

No, this post is not about the anime series, The Prince of Tennis (テニスの王子様 Tennis no Ōjisama).

I am talking about rising tennis sensation from the land of rising sun who made it into the final at Delray Beach. The Japanese teenager Kei Nishikori is only 18 years old. He has just reached his first ATP final by beating third-seeded Sam Querrey 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7) yesterday at the International Tennis Championships.

Kei Nishikori is the first Japanese man to reach a tour final since Shuzo Matsuoka lost to Wayne Ferreira at Queens Club in June 1992.

Currently, Nishikori who is ranked 224 on the ATP rankings said, "He (Matsuoka) is the only one (player from Japan) to reach the top 50." Nishikori is hoping to pass him.

Kei Nishikori has been training at the Nick Bollettieri Academy the past three years on a grant bestowed by Masaaki Morita, the CEO of Sony.

He will be facing James Blake in the final. It's going to be tough but in tennis, anything could happen.

The L Word: It's Showtime!

Yeps, HCFoo is blogging about The L Word.

Recently I've been taking some risks by blogging about celebrities sex scandal, nude photos and more sex. But what the heck because these topics are searched by many netizens and it helps increasing my traffic by a tremendous margin. Even blogging about shirtless tennis players help.

So here I am taking more risk by blogging about a lesbian show. If you haven't heard about The L Word, gosh, you must have been missing a good show. The po
pular television drama on Showtime has gone into its 5th season now. And the show is getting steamier than ever.

In The L Word, you will see some familiar faces such as Jennifer Beals of the 1983 film Flashdance, Eric Mabius of Ugly Betty and Karina Lombard of Legends Of The Fall. Pam Grier, the blaxploitation icon is also a regular in The L Word since season 1.

If season 6th is on, you could be seeing Paris Hilton making a cameo on The L Word and adding more complication to 'The Chart'. Here's a citation from Wikipedia.


Though it has yet to be confirmed if “The L Word” has been picked up for a sixth season, socialite Paris Hilton did confirm that she’ll be on an episode of “The L Word” with Parade Magazine. When asked, “There’s a rumor out there that you're planning to do The L Word, the series about lesbians.” The heiress replied, “It’s true. I have no idea what kind of character I’ll be playing, but it’s a good show.”

Recently, Paris Hilton who attended The L Word season 5 premiere in LA, has been spotted in a wig, cuddling Daniela Sea and Kate Moennig.

Since The L Word will not be making way into our local television, all you can do is get the DVDs or downloading torrent files (blame it for not showing it here in Malaysia). It's pretty easy to find the DVDs.

For The L Word Season 5 torrent files, go to the following sites (updates: US is currently showing episode 7):

The L Word Season 5 Episode 1 - download torrent here
The L Word Season 5 Episode 2 - download torrent here
The L Word Season 5 Episode 3 - download torrent here
The L Word Season 5 Episode 4 - download torrent here
The L Word Season 5 Episode 5 - download torrent here
The L Word Season 5 Episode 6 - download torrent here
The L Word Season 5 Episode 7 - download torrent here
The L Word Season 5 Episode 8 - download torrent here
The L Word Season 5 Episode 9 - download torrent here
The L Word Season 5 Episode 10 - download torrent here
The L Word Season 5 Episode 11 - download torrent here
The L Word Season 5 Episode 12 - download the last episode here

Honestly there are a lot of steamy scenes in The L Word. Hope you guys and girls are able to handle it. If you are homophobic, give this show a miss. However, if you are looking for a good quality lesbian show that speaks the issue in a positive light, The L Word definitely should not be missed.

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