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The Official Google SEO Handbook

Quick Post:

Don't buy the ebooks of hacks who ask you for money to buy their SEO book.
Just download the official Google SEO Handbook here:

The link:

You could find the link above in
Look for it under 'Help resources'

My Online Job as a Pinoy Freelance Writer

Offline, I used to sweep leaves and chase bayawaks for a living here in Batangas. Now I just let the bayawaks run around to chase "Big Show" my favorite free range chicken. Don't worry, PETA activists, "Big Show" is well taken care off and in fact has his own suite here. I just let him roam around because I feel bad keeping him in a chicken coop where he will be trapped and lonely. If you want to buy your own PET chicken, head on over to Solraya or Farmer's Choice. Both have very good chicken breeds.

So in a way, I am a farmer, security guard, caretaker and sweeper.

Online, I am dannybuntu, which is a combination of danny + ubuntu.

Ubuntu is a free operating system based on GNU/Linux.
Ubuntu is also an African word that means "humanity towards others" or loosely,
"I am who I am because of who we all are." 

As dannybuntu, I earn a living through the old fashioned way - writing online as a Pinoy writer.

At first, I can hardly believe it myse…

God is Good All the Time!

It's 2:09 AM and I couldn't sleep. I'm tired after writing 20,000 words the previous night. I simply cannot write anymore.

Today, my youngest sister will graduate as a Valedictorian.
I am sublimely proud of her.

The culmination of her graduation is a genuine mark of our family's tenacity despite the death of our padre de familia almost 4 years ago.

Despite the high tuition fees and the erstwhile debilitating problems that seemed to confront our family, we managed to prove that we can hold it together despite the odds.

Many have tried to bring us to our knees but more have helped us along the way. With my bitter experiences, getting down on my knees is a truly humbling experience that transcends any other thing that I've experienced.

Victory is truly ten times sweeter after you have tasted the bitterness of defeat.

I feel like a phoenix rising up from the ashes because of this day.


I will die, and maybe you, my sister will read this with your pamangkins. I h…

Freelance Writing is Not Really 'Writing'

It struck me like a thunderbolt five minutes ago. This pinoy freelance writer - is not really a writer per se, in truth I am a mere word factory. I realized this upon recalling a recent conversation with my sister.

She told me,

"Better that I hate my day job and love my writing, than to start hating the act of writing."
At the time, I wasn't really thinking about what she meant. I was trying to convince her to help me out in my new endeavor which was beginning to weigh down on me because of the sheer volume of the workload.

The truth pierced my thick skull like a bullet shot between my eyes.

Freelance writing is not really writing. I mean it is writing, but writing of a different kind. It's more like being a hired gun. It is sophistry of the most blatant sort where we manipulate words to appeal to a machine called Google rather than to evoke the human experience.

That was lesson number one. And it was painful.*

The implications are manifold and this situation has brough…

Changing My Niche

Regularly changing from one niche to another can either increase or decrease traffic. 

But today, I am finally going to change my niche from "an Ubuntu Newbie Blog" to "Freelance Writing". 

First of all Ubuntu has changed. It's no longer going in the direction that I would like it to be. The change in the management of Ubuntu has radicalized the Ubuntu OS in ways that are contrary to what I think is the right way for it to go.

It has lost its identity as an operating system with a personality and has exchanged this personality with the desire to please "a market" rather than to convey a noble endeavor. 

As a Pinoy Freelance Writer, I've earned more from freelance writing than Google Adsense.

To be precise, I earned the equivalent of my entire Google Adsense Earnings for 3 years in just one day simply by writing. 

With this blog I am going to aim to add value to the work that I provide my clients by posting about my positive experiences with them. 

In the…

Work Hard Online for a Small Amount Everyday

For Americans who earn more than $20 a day, this article is not for you. This article is devoted to my fellow Filipino countrymen who are in poverty. I dedicate this for you mga kababayan. Eto ang matagal ng tinatagong sikreto ng mga nakararami. Work hard online for a small amount everyday. Still reading, nagbabasa ka pa ba? Good. It’s an honest way to earn a living even if the amount is small. Today, I earned $8 USD. Kumita ako ng $8 US American Dollars. Totoo, hindi ko na papakita dahil madali lang pekein ng photoshop ang mga screenshot. I earned $8.00 USD while at my home with my kids. The conversion rate of this is 1 USD = 46.00. That’s PHP 368.00. Not bad for us Filipinos because that is our minimum wage, more or less. But for you Americans, that may be peanuts. At the very least it helps me pay for broadband. Paano? How? I use what God has given me. Ginamit ko lamang ang biyaya ng Panginoon sa akin. I used my talent.  Ginamit ko ang aking talento. Ito’y ang panunulat. Pumunta ako sa ww…

Don't Earn Money Online.... Bleh... Paypal and BPI...

Dannybuntu / Dannythefarmer has finally discovered how to make money online. Kahit na pa barya barya lang. Pwede ng pagtiyagaan. I’ll share more of this later since I have to work at it constantly. Otherwise, all I will get are pocket change. This post would be all about withdrawing money from Paypal straight to my BPI account. STEP 1: Confirming my BPI Account as a real bank account and not a fake one. 1.Paypal wants me to confirm bank account in my Paypal account by verifying. I can verify my BPI account by adding (or linking) it in Paypal. I put my bank information on Paypal. 2.Paypal will then send or deposit two small deposits in my BPI account. Take note of these two small deposits. STEP 2: Confirm account by inputting the two small deposits 1.Remember the two amounts credited to my account. I have to input them in Paypal. ERASE. ERASE. ERASE. NOW THIS IS WHERE IT ALL GOES TO HELL. Simple lang. How am I going to input those two amounts if they are not there. I’ve been waiting for 12 …