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How to Optimize for YouTube

If you don't already know, YouTube is the 2nd largest search engine on the internet after Google.

According to ComScore, video search on YouTube accounts for 1/4 of all Google search queries in US.
That is a lot of searches and is getting more important for online business owner.

The benefits of getting  YouTube videos ranked highly in Google organic search engine are enormous:

Increased traffic to your site
Incoming links from You Tube
Push a competitor off the first page of Google
New top 10 search keyword ranking

Here are 8 strategies for ranking highly:

Kevin Liang
CTO / SEO Guru
Canadian Web Hosting


Google Search Based Keyword Tool

This tool is to help Google Adwords advertisers to mine keywords they never thought of using.

It helps one find new keywords for products and services based on actual Google searches.

The tool is located at

To get started, login to your Google adwords account first then go to the above url...

Kevin Liang
CTO / SEO Guru
Canadian Web Hosting


BoxBe Filter for Gmail, AOL Mail and Yahoo Mail

When I first visited BoxBe, it sounded promising. If you're using one of the mail services from Gmail, AOL Mail or Yahoo Mail, it claims it can reduce the clutter of email overload.
It does this by using something akin to social networking. If you interact with someone via email, they will be automatically put into your friends list. If not, then they will be put
in a waiting list for you to approve. It's to get emails that matters to you most (your friends and business contacts) first and hides other less important messages (newsletters, spam mails) until you approve them.

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Google Goggles Visual Search

Whenever I look for a restaurant to eat, I always check out review sites such as Yelp or DineHere before deciding.
What happens if I didn't pre-plan and all I have is a mobile phone with 3G or wifi access and I'm walking aimlessly in downtown hungry?
I can always try to type on the small mobile phone keyboard, geolocate myself then find restaurants around me.

How about if you didn't have to type and all I had to do is take a picture of the restaurant to get a listing of their menu, reviews, etc?

Now you can with Google Goggles! The only drawback is you must have smartphone running the Android operating system.
This is very experimental under Google Labs but you can see the future of search with mobile phones.

Basically, you can take a picture of a product, landmark, poster, object, book, business card and get an immediate search result.

Kevin Liang
CTO / SEO Guru
Canadian Web Hosting


Windows 7 “GodMode” Easter Egg

By creating a specific folder name in Windows 7, you have one interface to do everything from changing the mouse pointer to changing drive partitions.

To enter this mode, we just create a folder and rename it to:


Anything can be any word you want.

Once that is done, the folder's icon will change to resemble a control panel and will contain dozens of control options. It is a handy way to get to all kinds of controls.

This is an old feature dating back to Windows 95:

[Special Folders]
You can put the contents of Control Panel or other special folders on
your Start menu (or in any folder). Create a folder by clicking New on
the File menu, and then clicking Folder. Then, paste in the
appropriate name  as shown below:

For                Use This Name
Control Panel      Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}
Dial Up Network   Dial Up Net.{992CFFA0-F557-101A-88EC-00DD010CCC48}
Printers           Printers.{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}

Of course, the above class IDs only work in Windows 95. One needs to 'google' the Windows 7 class IDs.

Kevin Liang
CTO / SEO Guru
Canadian Web Hosting