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Gay Aida

SEO Specialist Social Media Manager Award Winning Blogger

About me

Hello

My name is Gay Aida

SEO Specialist

I started working online since 2009 as an Internet Researcher, and that's when I got curious on how search engine works. In September of 2010 I started my SEO training. Since then, I've been doing SEO service to clients here in the Philippines and abroad. Now, I've been working as a SEO specialist for almost 7 years, and offering Social Media Management for 4 years.Do you have an online marketing needs for your business?

experience

SEO Specialist

2011 - Present

Freelance

Internet Researcher

2009-2010

Hotels Combined (Australia)

Marketing Manager Assistant (OJT)

2008

Globe Telecom (Cebu)

Computer Maintenance

2006 - 2009

Interneconnectivity Computer Solutions

service

Search Engine Optimization

I provide SEO services for entreprenuers who needs and wants their business to be found on search engines like Google. (Know More)

Website Development

Customized, design, and install wordpress websites for clients who wish to have their very own website. (Know More)

Social Media Management

Manage social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to reach out to more potential customers. (Know More)

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WEBSITES

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COFFEE CUPS

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DEALS CLOSED

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HAPPY CLIENTS

Blog

I’m a Hootsuite Ambassador!

Hootsuite APAC Ambassador
September 25, 2014 – I got an email from Stephanie Wiriahardja, the Hootsuite Global Ambassador Lead saying that I’ll be a great Hootsuite ambassador due to my influence, followers, blogs, and of course my profession.

I know a few people that are already a Hootsuite ambassador and asked them if the program is great and that if someone like me would be ideal to join the program. Of course, they said yes, that I should come on board and join them.

As you might know, I’m actually already an Ambassador for another website. I’m the first hire to become an ambassador by WithLocals.com and so far, I’m doing well with the program – as much as I can tell. I was w worried if I’ll be able to handle and add another brand to represent. Anyway, I go for it since there’s no conflict with both company and they’re in a different market.

By 2013, Hootsuite already have 140 ambassadors in 37 countries, holding more than 150 HootUps in 22 countries, and it’s my pleasure to be a part and be one of their ambassadors.

Hootsuite - Social Media Relationship Platform

Am I paid?

Not really, since this is a volunteer program. But I am an affiliate of Hootsuite, and I can earn money through that but they do have perks that I love for their ambassadors – e.g. access to Hootsuite University, networking with other social media influencers, recognition, and swags.

So, most likely you’ll be hearing a lot from me about Hootsuite. Not only here, but also to my other blog since I can totally make a tutorial video of it too.

Become a Hootsuite Ambassador!

If you want to be one of us, then feel free to apply as a Hootsuite ambassador and please do watch this new video for our Hootsuite ambassador program:



If you’ve got questions about the program, feel free to leave it as a comment below and I’ll try my best to answer your questions and concerns.

Matt Cutts on SEO Advantages of a Responsive Design

Matt Cutts on SEO Advantages of a Responsive Design
A client asked me “What is the ideal design for a website? Is a responsive design ideal and good for SEO?” since he’s planning to add another new website and revamp one of his existing website.

Personally, I love responsive design websites. Whether I’m on mobile, on a tablet, or on my laptop, no matter what’s the screen size of the device I’m using, I can easily browse the site in all similar design.

But one of the concerns of the client is on the side of SEO, if it won’t give any negative effect on the optimization of the site, or is having a mobile site instead is more ideal than a responsive design.

Luckily, I found this video of Matt Cutts of Google’s Webmasters answering the same concern and a question of John E. of New York, which is:

"Does a site leveraging responsive design "lose" any SEO benefit compared to a more traditional m. site?"



I totally agree with Matt Cutts here, I do have a bog wherein I’ve implemented a subdomain (from mysite.com, I’ve added a sub.mysite.com) to add a tool for my blog readers which was really useful and great up to now.

So that sub domain existed for more than 3 years but it has zero (0) page rank and for my blog it got high as PR3 before the page rank rolled back. So yes, the page rank will split but then since page rank right now seems to be inactive, don’t worry much about it.

But then, we’re talking about user experience here on specific devices. So make sure that your website users are redirected well and sent to the right path if you’ll prefer a mobile site separated from the main site.

My Take on Mobile Site vs. Responsive Design

As a regular person, I prefer the same look and feel wherever and whatever device I’m using. As a SEO specialist, it’s a lot cheaper and easier to optimize the responsive design since all of the effort and work will be done in one site.

It’s less hassle to maintain and see if everything is redirected well. Plus, most of the web developers these days can develop a responsive design website, if you're up to redesigning your website and give it a new look you can totally request for a responsive design. It's your chance to give your site a new look plus getting a user friendly site.

Cebu Blogging Summit 2014

Cebu Blogging Summit 2014
September 27, 2014 - I was speaking at the second Cebu Blogging Summit held at University of San Jose - Recoletos (USJR) Basak Campus in front of bloggers, want to be bloggers and students. It was my second time as a speaker in my entire life and I was really nervous about it.

The Social Good Summit Cebu was held in the morning, which is a great way to help bloggers decide and motivate them why they should blog, what should they blog about, and why they should keep on doing, sharing and posting something good. Which was for me, a very helpful and educating even I’ve been blogging for almost 4 years now.

Other than being a speaker for that day, I was also one of the organizers of the event along with the fellow Cebu Blogging Community members. I was also supposed to be the host of the event, but because I was too shy and that I was not provided with the information about the speakers and that I don’t know them (or at least meet yet), I don’t have any idea how to introduce them to the crowd of 100 people.

Cebu Blogging Summit 2014
Cebu Blogging Summit 2014 Attendees, Speakers and Organizers
(Some Attendees went home early since they have other duties)
What have the speakers talked about at the Cebu Blogging Summit? I wasn’t able to take note of everything, the titles of their topics but here are what all of the speakers of the event talked about.

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Miss Gay Dumaguing @agigil how 7 tips on how to blog. #LiveMore #iBLOGforCEBU #CebuBloggingSummit #2030NOW #safePH

Blogging 101: How to Start a Blog
Speaker: Gay Aida Dumaguing (me!)


Bloggers are Stinking Rich!
Speaker: Mary Narvasa


Blog Search Engine Optimization
Speaker: Junix Villacorta


Making Money with AdSense
Speaker: Jun Baranggan

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#Blogging is a publication. Posting on #SocialMedia is a publication, even leaving a comment. Therefore, libelous act can be committed ... #CebuBloggingSummit #iBlogForCebu #LiveMore #EnjoyGlobe

Protecting You and Your Blog from Online Libel
Speaker: Atty. Ethelbert Ouano


Tips on Writing a Quality Blog Post
Speaker: Jona Bering

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"...when they backbite you, it's fun! The moment they stop, you've become irrelevant..." Mark Acebedo Lopez. #iBlogForCebu #CebuBloggingSummit #LiveMore #EnjoyGlobe

Using Blogs for Social Good
Speaker: Mike Acebedo Lopez

We also let the audience tweet us their questions about our topics since we can’t entertain everyone’s question during the open forum. And surely, some may be hesitant and too shy to stand up and ask the questions. So it was a pretty good idea since we do get a lot of tweets and friend requests, they’re not all questions but there are also some who are really kind and sweet to send their big thanks for organizing an event like this.

For those who were not able to come due to some priorities, no worries. We have lots of events coming in and many plans and meet ups that we’d love to have you come.

Cebu Blogging Summit 2014
Organizers and Volunteers
I would like to grab this chance to send my big thanks to all businesses, companies and business owners who supported us all bloggers. ‘Till next time!

Facebook Comments Got Some Stickers!

Facebook Comments Got Some Stickers
I’ve been slowly teaching my Mama on using Facebook since it’s been really useful for me and my whole family these past months – since we bought our Mama her own tablet. It’s now our main way to communicate, joke around, bond and update (mostly tease and make fun of) each other.

I just taught my Mama how to use the stickers yesterday on using the stickers since she now knows and do use “LOL” and “OMG” – which is cute for a 60 years old woman to use.

Facebook Comments Got Some Stickers



Today, I noticed that the Facebook stickers are now available and can be used on Facebook comments!

Facebook Comments Got Some Stickers

I’ve read my friend’s status and I noticed that the same options when typing a private message (PM) on Facebook got similar features. They’ve added the option to upload a photo on the comments section few months back – or it was just few months ago that I noticed it – and it’s a lot cooler that the stickers can now be used on comments since I really love the Tuzki stickers because he’s cute and he can move.
Is this a call for Facebook stickers makers to make more stickers? Please do make more stickers that can move! Please, pretty please!?

Davao City Government Gearing Up for the 2nd BIMP-EAGA & IMT-GT Trade Fair and Business Leaders' Conference

Davao City 2nd BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT Trade Fair
October 20-26, 2014 – The second Brunei Darussalam Indonesia Malaysia the Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) week of celebration with five (5) other ASEAN countries will be held at Davao City, Mindanao Philippines which is super headed by the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), the Philippine Coordinating Office for BIMP-EAGA.

The good news is that I’ll be there to share with everyone the details and happenings LIVE via my social media accounts.

The 2nd BIMP-EAGA & IMT-GT Trade Fair and Business Leaders' Conference is expected to draw more than 200 international exhibitors and around 800 business leaders, traders, government officials, and potential investors.

The Mayor of Davao City, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said “The City of Davao welcomes this event as an opportunity, not only for Davaoeños, but also for residents and entrepreneurs in other cities and municipalities in Mindanao, to effectively promote investments and generate trade in their respective jurisdiction,

With that Janet Lopoz the MinDA Executive Director said “Beyond mere showcase of unique products and investment opportunities from across the five countries, this international trade fair and conference will also benchmark on the our preparedness for the ASEAN economic integration by 2015,”, encouraging all Mindanao-based entrepreneurs to participate this huge event to be held here in the Philippines. It’s a great opportunity for them to learn, network, and grab opportunities.

Other activities posted on their official website and that is said to be featured during the weeklong festivity also include ASEAN Street Food Festival,  East ASEAN Film Festival, Importers/Exporters Forum , Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Summit and Innovation Expo and a friendly Golf Tournament.

To find out more about this event, please visit their official website http://eagaimtfair2014.com/ and check out the live updates on the BIMP-EAGA official fan page. To get the live updates about the event, please do feel free to follow me on Twitter, Instagram, my travel blog Exotic Philippines fan page and on my personal Facebook account.

5 Reasons to Rank Your Videos on Google

5 Reasons to Rank Your Videos on Google YouTube Video SEO
I’ve been ask so many times if I’ll be able to rank a video on search engines and can offer it as service. Your wish is granted!

Starting today, I’ll be offering video SEO service for client’s who are interested on this service wherein the link to the page for the service can be found on the top, just right below my name and profession, on the color red box. The link can be found on the very bottom of the page, in the footer.
I’ve used video SEO not only for my clients but also for myself, ranking the video about me, the services I offer, and videos I created for my blogs.

Let me share with you the 5 reasons why you should also optimize your videos as well, especially if you already have a video produced and want to increase your website traffic and online exposure. Hear out the following reasons:

Drive Traffic to Your Website

On September 2013, Matt Cutts of Google announces or shares the data that the way that internet users have shifted their way in using and being more interested in helpful videos. Especially, when the video shows up in SERPs, people click more of it other than the regular links we see.

So imagine if your video is ranking on a targeted term or keyword, imagine the traffic and exposure on your business.

Quality Links to Your Website

How can you get traffic to your website when you usually upload videos on video sites like YouTube? Well, you put a link to your website wherein people who’ll watch the video will easily find it. That way, when you mention that the link is at the bottom of the video, they can easily access it and visit your website.

Improve SERP Ranking

Imagine getting a link from a quality sites like YouTube, Vimeo, and other video sites with huge PR and traffic. Those are quality links, links that can and will drive traffic to your website, a link that can totally help your website ranking.

I’ve tried it before on my blog, I’ve ranked my hotel review and when that video ranked on the first page my blog’s page for the review ranked in a matter of days on the third page.

Lower Bounce Rate

People spend at least a minute watching the video, surely when they click on the link going to your website they’re at least 75% interested about what you have to offer for them. That means, they’ll spend more time on your site, finding more about you and the product and services you offer, etc. In short, lower bounce rate and more quality traffic to your website.

Local Market

Studies show that there are more CTRs on videos on search engine results, since obviously it is more attractive due to the image or thumbnail of the video is shown.

Imagine, the video, the ranking, the traffic, with that you can surely win over the local market and I highly advice this to local businesses since it’s more specific, more target and less competition since you’re only competing only with the local businesses in the same market.

As a SEO specialist, it is important for me to grow, be informed, be in the latest and offer everyone and especially my clients new services and be updated with the latest trends in SEO industry. So, with this new service I'll be offering, and that is ranking videos on the Google search engine results.

PORTFOLIO

Her website is about motivating her readers to be more fit. Her success story? Through SEO a brand found her online through our keyword and hired her as a model for a product and shoot an advertisement with them in the US.

Bridget Taylor

FitnessMotivationToday.com

This car rental company based in Cebu is now one of the preferred and premier car rental company in Cebu.

Cebu Trip Rent a Car

CebuTrip.com

They're now the top travel agency in Cebu, getting more bookings than other travel agencies. From getting an average of 900 visits a month, they're now getting an average of 6,000 visits a month.

Cebu Trip Tours

CebuTripTours.com

It's a 6 months project that results in doubling the traffic after just 4 months.

Trevor Page

JavaVideoTutorials.net

An Australian custom closet designer that has SEO done before but didn't worked out.After 6 months in working with her, I was able to double the traffic, from 800 visitors to an average of 2000 visitors a month.

Sally Hart

cleverclosetcompany.com.au

Gay Aida Dumaguing
+63-915-884-7979
Cebu, Philippines

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