October 13th, 2008

Jehzlau Concepts – Philippines Top 100 Blogs for 2008

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Jehzeel LaurenteTopping the Philippines Top 100 Blogs for 2008 is Jehzlau Concepts. Jehzeel Laurente shares his secret.

Janette: What have you done this year for your blog that contributed to its growth?

Jehzeel: I don’t know exactly what I did to make my blog grow this big. My visitors, after reading my blogs, subscribe to it even if it is not that good compared to other blogs. I don’t know why. On the sides though, I did some minor SEO experiments and applied it to my blog. I think this may be one of the contributing factors why my blog metrics increased. You see, after applying some SEO techniques that I’ve learned form other Internet Marketing and SEM blogs, there was a tremendous increase in my RSS feeds subscribers, Technorati blog reactions and Alexa rank. Another thing that may have helped boost my blog is assisting newbie bloggers on how to start blogging. I taught them the very basics of blogging like how to install a WordPress blog or Blogspot blog, how to install a theme, a plug-in, and other extensions, what are the do’s and don’ts in blogging, how to increase your traffic, and how to make money out of it. As time goes by, they became my friends both online and offline and then my subscribers. I also entertain anonymous text messages from other newbie bloggers and befriend them. Basically, I think these small things contributed to my blog’s growth this 2008.

Janette: What marketing strategy works best for your blog?

Jehzeel: Referrals or word of mouth works best for my blog. I tell my friends to visit my blog and subscribe to my feeds. I tell them that it’s worth subscribing at Jehzlau Concepts. Haha! Social networking thru Plurk and Twitter is also an effective marketing strategy for my blog. I make friends from these social networking websites. I share with them my knowledge on blogging, SEO and other web stuff. And eventually, they become my subscribers and daily visitors.

Janette: How much % of your annual income do you attribute to your blog as the source?

Jehzeel: After resigning from my day job, blogging has become my main source of income. About 90% of my annual income comes from my blog and other websites that I maintain. 10% comes from my freelance work which is developing corporate websites for clients abroad and in the Philippines as well. I’m also writing simple PHP, ASP.NET and ActionScript Apps, designing XHTML+CSS web layouts, and doing some logo and graphic designs.

Janette: What tips can you give to bloggers who would like to achieve blog growth?

Jehzeel: Avoid plagiarism. Write even if you’re not that good in writing. Read and apply tips from other well established blogs. Blog anything that your heart desires. If you have questions about blogging, just send me an SMS, I’m always glad to help.


  1. 29 Comments

  2. bariles said...

    Congrats jehz! You deserve it!!!! Mabuhay ka at lahat ng kabataang bloggers!

    Thanks for the tips too. :)

    Oct 15, 2008

  3. Rome said...

    go Jehzeel! haha

    Oct 18, 2008

  4. Dexter | Tech At Hand Dot Net said...

    Avoid plagiarism. I like it :)

    Oct 19, 2008

  5. jheLo said...

    congratuLations!!! you deserve it! ^__^

    Oct 20, 2008

  6. Jehzeel Laurente said...

    nyok :P hehehe

    Oct 20, 2008

  7. jheLo said...

    asteeg taLaga.. 3995 views sa Jehzlau Concepts!

    Oct 21, 2008

  8. Jehzeel Laurente said...

    @jhelo sang views? sa site ko? wooot!

    Oct 22, 2008

  9. chris said...

    jehzlau idol!!! paturo naman :)

    Oct 22, 2008

  10. Rommel said...

    Congrats Jehz :]
    You deserve it, you know you do!

    Oct 25, 2008

  11. jheLo said...

    dito pa lang.. syempre mas madami sa blog! ^__^

    Oct 25, 2008

  12. Jerson said...

    Weeeeee Congrats fafa! more success to come :D

    Oct 26, 2008

  13. gLENN said...

    astig! sikat ka n nmn jess :)

    Oct 26, 2008

  14. Jehzeel Laurente said...

    salamat sa mga nag congrats pati na rin sa hindi :D hehehehe..

    @glenn – nyok di ako sikat :P hehehe.. may konting nakaka kilala lang.. hehe

    @jerson – talamat mama :D haha

    @rommel – salamat rommel :D update mo palagi ang up.dostscholars.org ha.. wahehehe :D

    @jhelo – aww.. ayun kita ko na.. naka 5k views pala to.. wahehe

    Oct 28, 2008

  15. manu said...

    congrats! ang galing mo naman! more success to come….

    Oct 28, 2008

  16. Allen said...

    Iba na talaga si JehzLau. haha :P

    Oct 29, 2008

  17. moimoi said...

    waaaaaaaaaa… grabehhhhhhhhhh,, jaw na jud.. hehehe.. congrats

    Oct 30, 2008

  18. jayl said...

    Congrats jehz! you deserve it.. more power to your blogs = more income. yey!

    cheers,
    jayl of seoph

    Oct 30, 2008

  19. GD said...

    Congrats Jez!

    How do I email you? I would like to learn blogging… and learning from the best is the best thing.

    Hope I can contribute to your ranking next year back to back no.1 blog again :-D

    hit me up bro

    Nov 1, 2008

  20. Jehzeel Laurente said...

    @GD – check my contact page :D

    Nov 2, 2008

  21. Jehzeel Laurente said...

    @allen hahahaha amf :P

    @manu thanks

    @moimoi nyok :P

    @jayl talamat po :D

    Nov 2, 2008

  22. sweet said...

    jehz is really helpful. he’s a text away. (–,)

    Nov 4, 2008

  23. jophilsuperman said...

    da best talaga ang mga pinoy :)

    Nov 10, 2008

  24. Ronald Mojica said...

    Hehehe galing mo talga Jez..

    Dec 1, 2008


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