I just did a quick scroll on my traffic stats from my food blogs and realised how much our local establishments are losing out. They are ignorant so I am going to teach them some useful lessons once and for all. If they missed this lesson, sorry lah.
I see that many of the hotels and restaurants probably paid some obscene sum of money to hire some kick-ass web designer to make some super blek web designs with flash and those pain in the ass stuffs, slow to down pages to impress. But what these people do not know is – A good site like that doesn’t give you any mileage! It will be buried in millions of other web pages and yours probably never see the daylight.
Then, they paid even more money to get themselves on print media. Like RM10K for a full page advertisement in the local news which probably end up on someone’s jamban or use to wrap some woman’s used pads. Serious! That’s a good RM10K down the sewers.
Now, if they are serious of doing business, it is time they learn how to improve their web traffic. How to get their website popping high up when on Google, Yahoo, MSN and other search engines when potential clients hunt for their stuffs. And how do they do that? Easy. Get us bloggers to talk about them. Pay us. Give us some money and let us write about it.
But do they know that? NOOOOOO…..they think Malaysia only got one Ah Beng blogger, one PMS-ing female blogger and one Ah Pek politician wannabe. It is the same old people that they target. Really wasted lah, I tell you.
Meantime, the bunch of us bloggers are giving free publicity to these establishments. For nothing. Really a waste of our fingers strength.
So, now I am much smarter. I don’t feature any more restaurants unless I really like it. I do give free publicity to smaller shops I like because I like the owners or their concept. And I have tested how far the publicity goes. For one, I like Cooking Island and the couple, Erina and Lawrence told me they have customers coming from other countries/states to their shop after reading about it in my food blog. It made me very happy because I know the power of my blog.
Local Malaysian companies – Time to wake up, catch up with technology and be a bit more IT savvy lah. Stop wasting your money on print media. People see it for only one day and that’s all. Try us bloggers because the post remains on the internet for eternity, i.e. as long as we leave it online. That is value for money. People no longer thumb through magazines and newspapers or get those horrid Yellow Pages to search for your contact. HARRLLOOOOOWWWW….wake up from your slumber. This is the age of Search Engine Marketing. SEM, get it? We are your goldmine but probably, by the time you realised, many of us are no longer interested in writing for RM. I write for USD. Nyek…
This is another techie message brought to you by 5xmom, the techie wonderwoman whose sites mostly come out #1 on search engines for make money online.
And nope, I am not writing for money. I am just damn sienz with the lembab-ness of local Malaysian companies. Where badly designed websites can give you seizures with their flash. Like our Malaysian Government websites for example. LOL.