Gmail Increased Max Attachment Size to 20MB

May 28, 2007 by · 4 Comments 

GMail has recently increased their maximum attachment size from 10 MB to 20 MB. However according to GMail Help Center “the precise amount allowable will depend on the attachment.”

I am not sure what that means exactly but I suspect the file type will determine the allowable size for the attachment.

Gmail competitors, Yahoo! Mail and Hotmail both have allowable attachment sizes of up to 10MB.

If you’re looking for a free email service that offers larger attachment size, you might want to check LYCOS Mail. It offers 3GB storage with no limit on the attachment size you can send.

The catch? Your account will be deleted if there no activity for 30 days.

17 Free Internet Marketing & SEO Tools

May 17, 2007 by · 4 Comments 

I stumble upon a collection of interesting Internet marketing and SEO tools recently from

One of the tools is a Backlink & Anchor Text checker which checks your backlinks and shows the link text used to link to you.

If you know who is linking to you and what text they are using in the anchor text, you can focus more on the keywords that are crucial to your ranking.

This is what has done when he wanted to secure a good position for the phrase “Make Money Online” in Google. He changed his review rules where reviewers are required to use the phrase “make money online” instead of when linking to his blog.

A few days after he changed the requirement, was ranked in the top five of Google search result for that exact phrase.

Win a Free Domain & Free Hosting For Your WordPress Blog Contest

May 14, 2007 by · 79 Comments 

Update: Sorry, the contest has ended as of 6 november 2007. is holding a contest targeted towards bloggers. The winners will get free domain names and free WordPress blog hosting for life.


How it works

To participate in the contest, write a review of and post it to your blog. For every five entries I received, one winner will be selected at random to win a free domain name.

Once we have five domain name winners, those winners will go into drawing for a free WordPress blog hosting for life. The draw will be repeated for every 5 new domain name winners.



Free Domain Name & Free WordPress Blog Hosting Contest Rules

By entering the contest, you agree with these rules and agree to be bound by their terms. If you do not agree with these rules, please do not enter the Contest.

Free Domains and Free Hosting For Your WordPress Blog

May 14, 2007 by · 3 Comments 

Perhaps some of you may recall that I hinted in one of my earlier posts about a contest I was planning to run where the prizes could include free domains and/or free web hosting for your wordpress blog.

I got this idea after the successful transfer of my accounts to a new dedicated server at

I’ve been thinking how this can be done properly without burning a hole in my pocket and still ensure the prizes remain attractive.

Offering free domains is easy but offering free web hosting (for life?) is a little tricky.

In terms of performance and redundancy, my new server should be able to cope with the addition of several new accounts without any problem but I can’t say that for sure in the future.

So looking forward, I am going to set some ground rules to ensure that things won’t go haywire in the future.

Protect Your PC From Becoming a Zombie Machine Using These Free Security Software

April 12, 2007 by · 7 Comments 

A recent survey conducted by Symantec reveals alarming stats that showed 96% of computers in Malaysia are zombie machines.

This gives another reason for us to be more wary especially if you are using public computers such as those in cybercafes.

Zombie machines are PCs that have been compromised by hackers and used to send spam emails, or launched phishing attacked that lure unwitting computer users to reveal personal information such as credit card details and bank account passwords.

Malaysia ranks No 7 as a propagator of zombie machines in the Asia-Pacific region. China occupies the top spot, followed by South Korea , Taiwan , Japan , Thailand and Vietnam .

Google Pack Offers Free Screensavers Too

March 30, 2007 by · 8 Comments 

Google has added two new applications to Google Pack to help you improve you computer’s security.

The two products are Symantec’s Norton Security Scan which detects and removes viruses and an anti-spyware – Spyware Doctor Starter Edition – from PC Tools.

Both software includes free updates.

I didn’t install those software since I already have the full version of Norton Internet Security 2007.

If you are wary about installing third party screensavers you found on the Internet, Google Pack screensaver application should ease this concern.

The latest Google Pack includes a screensaver application that displays photos from your own computer or from online photo sharing websites such as

I am currently streaming photo feeds from

Buck Forester’s Photos
His photos are stunning to say the least.

Stuck in Custom’ Photos

imapix’s Photos

Yahoo! Mail Is Offering Unlimited Storage

March 30, 2007 by · 8 Comments 

One of the major ‘selling points’ that Google uses to market GMail is its huge storage capacity. With 2.8GB of storage, there’s no need for the users to delete their emails to make space for new ones.

While Google’s GMail is busy adding 0.000001 MB each second to their 2.8GB mail storage capacity, Yahoo! Mail is beating them to the punch by offering a whopping unlimited email storage this May 2007.

Yahoo! Mail is breaking new ground with this move and I expect many competitors will follow suit to stay competitive.

It was interesting to see how fast things are changing. Yahoo! Mail total storage capacity was a mere 200GB for all their users when the service was first introduced in 1997. My own computer today has over half a terabyte of storage capacity – (250GB + 300GB).

Get a 2GB Online Backup Service For Free

December 7, 2006 by · Leave a Comment 

One of the worst thing that can happen to a computer owner is a hard drive failure which could lead to the lost of important data in that hard drive. The question is not whether you’ll lose your data, it’s just when and how much.

One way to deal with this scenario is to have a data backup strategy. Talking about backup strategy, I recently came across a new online back up service called Mozy Remote Backup.

What sets Mozy apart from the rest is its price. It offers 2GB of secure off site storage for free. At the moment, I doubt you can find similar or better offer anywhere else. You’ll pay extra to store 5GB, 10GB or more but it’s still no way near the cost of other online backup services.

After 100,000 Sales, Make Your Site Sell EBook Is Now Free

October 7, 2006 by · 4 Comments 

Make Your Site Sell is an excellent ebook written by Ken Evoy, said to be one of the most successful Internet Marketers online.

It cost me USD29.95 to get my hands on this superb ebook but now you can get for free!

This ebook has sold more than 100,000 since its launched in 1999 and was described as “The Bible of selling on the Net”.

The most important idea I’ve learned from the ebook is the “Big 3” variables (product, site-selling, traffic building) which evolved into a more powerful process that become known as

Content > Traffic > PreSell > Monetize

This concept has helped me make tons of money online because all the uncertainties are unraveled into these four clear and concise definitions. It has helped me realizes the important “variables” that can make or break my business.

Free Ebook: 55 Ways to Have Fun With Google

June 26, 2006 by · Leave a Comment 


Philipp Lenssen of Google Blogoscoped has released the full PDF version of his book entitled 55 Ways to Have Fun with Google.

The paperback version of the book cost $19.66 at

However, according to Philipp, the PDF version is Creative Commons licensed, so you are encouraged to copy, read, share, remix, convert, quote, browse, and print the PDF to your liking, meaning you do not have to pay $19.66 to add it into your book collection.

Download 55 Ways to Have Fun With Google here.

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