Monday, December 8, 2008

Google fighting Yahoo’s MyBlogLog on my China site?

As many of you know, I am a fan of I never installed the widget on though, because I reckon it does not match our target audience. Now that Google has launched Friend Connect, the time might just be right to give an app like this a chance. Please have a look and let me know what you think? You can find it in the third column on If you have a Google account, join in. If you don’t, simply make one.



PS We had seven sign ups today through Friend Connect – do the math.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Doing business in China, I am

Yet another poll on (sorry for not having enough time to write more articles for this blog currently) is up. Here are the results of the last one.

Doing business in China, shooting for the stars, you currently are ...

• Partner: 10%
• CEO: 21%
• Manager: 17%
• Employee: 15%
• Self employed: 12%
• Employer: 3%
• Retired: 0%
• In between jobs: 5%
• Student: 17%

Friday, October 3, 2008

Not your everyday China business question

"Not your everyday China business question, what is your age?" We asked the visitors of Here are the answers:

• < 20: 5%
• 20-29: 39%
• 30-39: 29%
• 40-60: 22%
• > 60: 5%

How's that for maturity? New poll question is up, so head over and share your current (job) position.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Doing business in China? Sex sells!

Every week we send out a newsletter to many thousands of subscribers. In it we feature a couple of articles along with photo’s of the authors. Every article (and other link – there are 30 to 50 links in each newsletter) gets up to 50 clicks on average. Until… we featured a good looking lady. Her picture got clicked a whopping 150 times… So if you are looking to boost conversion, you now know what you have to.

Want to see the picture, to decide if you would click on it too? Find it here:

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Olympic Games China, votes are in

Olympic Games China. On we asked what is your favorite discipline out of this small selection? You answered:

o Aquatics: 13%
o Athletics: 13%
o Badminton: 3%
o Basketball: 11%
o Boxing: 3%
o Cycling: 1%
o Equestrian: 8%
o Field Hockey: 7%
o Football: 6%
o Gymnastics: 19%
o Judo: 2%
o Rowing: 1%
o Table tennis: 3%
o Volleyball: 7%
o Weightlifting: 1%
o Wrestling: 1%

The fact that aquatics and athletics are appreciated is no eye-opener to me, the love for gymnastics came as a total surprise. Did not realize so many people enjoy it over other disciplines mentioned. I'll make sure to tune in in 2012 for that!


PS New poll on our site - you know the address: have a look!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Beijing Olympics

As we are not a news site, we choose not to cover The Beijing Olympics on China Business Success Stories. We do love watching The Games though. Our favorite sport / discipline? Out of this small selection? ->

Aquatics; Athletics; Badminton; Basketball; Boxing; Cycling; Equestrian; Football; Gymnastics; Hockey; Judo; Rowing; (Table) tennis; Volleyball; Weightlifting & Wrestling?

Hop over to and find out!


PS The results of the last poll are in as well. We asked ‘What’s your annual income (in USD)?’ You answered:

o < 25,000: 19%
o 25,000 – 50,000: 20%
o 50,000-100,000: 24%
o 100,000-250,000: 27%
o >250,000: 10%

Monday, July 21, 2008


All of you out there promoting your websites, know that these days it takes more than some good old SEO & SEM to get a proper ranking. Social Media Marketing is what’s hot. A phenomenon Google takes into account when measuring you up. How I know? Because it is what I would do If I was Google (so far a proven strategy). Plus, simply lookup your domain (our mine: on Google and check the results. The social media sites are shown first – even before .gov and .edu domains.

Now, enter Mybloglog. A great site in itself, which now helps you cross connect to the people you have hooked up with on youtube,, digg, etc…

Why this is great?
Well if you are anything like me, you have spent a lot of time finding potential friends and adding them to your account on one platform. All that time now gets rewarded by Mybloglog by enabling you to connect to exactly those people on other sites. By doing so enhancing your presence / value / ROI on each of those websites. All it takes is switching of your popup killer, press 1 button on, and you’re off! Enjoy.