Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Search 'H1B official website' on Google!

Hi All!!

Search for 'H1B official website' on Google. Some Anti-Outsourcing group has, using SEO and google bombing techniques, made a anti-outsourcing website, the Number one result in the Google Result Page. The said website, [send them back.org] (and please don't link to it), starts with ...
"Are you sick and tired of seeing your country turned into a Third World sewer by immigration? Are you tired of seeing your standard of living drop and our jobs exported to China? Are you tired of armies of H1B workers being imported from India to take what few jobs we have left? Are you tired of having to skip 1 for Spanish and 2 for Chinese? Are you tired of pressing 3 for English and getting a receptionist who barely speaks it?".

This is a kind of hate website, but google will not ban it from its serp, since it is apparetly not spamming. Since google display the results based on an algorithm, it is easy for us, IT workers to beat this website in their own game.

What we can at least do is try to beat this website from at least the number one spot on the Google Search Engine Result Page, with a little SEO. Search Engine Optimisation, for those came in late.

One very basic technique is to link the genuine H1B websites with the anchor text as 'H1B official website' .

Below is a list of the other seach results on google search results page. If you are a blogger, please provide hyperlink to the links below with the anchor text 'H1B official website'


Write a blog post on H1B and link to the above websites, with the anchor text, 'H1B official website'. I suggest that you link to these sites on your home page, on the sidebar or the footer also.
It will take only a few minutes..

Please spread the word.
Many of the Indian Blogger are from the IT industry, and I hope it will be pretty easy to unrank this website.

Are you game for it?
Start Spreading the word.
And the Link should look this:

1. H1B official website
2. H1B official website
3. H1B official website
4. H1b Official Website

And please don't hyperlink to [send themback.or g], the link will make our effort futile...
Timesofindia story on the same.

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Saturday, April 07, 2007

Flash Advertisements or Quick Commercial Breaks!

One more quick Post.
I used to write regularly, then I got busy with work, and saw that it was difficult to write more often on my blog. Then I got busier and busier. Past few weeks, I have been even more busier, then something happened. Like they say that an Idle Mind is a Devil's workshop, an active mind is a Blogger's workshop. The more I get busier, the more ideas I get for blogging, and then I just couldn't stop myself... Expect an avalanche of post as I get busier....

I am not one who spends a lot of time watching TV. Maybe it is the time, maybe because I don't stay home much. Either I am at work or am en route to and from work, so the few times I watch TV, I watch more commercials than Content. It irritates me when they just stop during a suspense build up to break for a commercial. Obviously, I surf during that time, and get to see more commercials, talk about cartels.

Poor advertisers fails to grab the attention of their audience. Failure of Advertising, is it? Soon, they will realise how false the DATA provided by the Cable TV companies are, on the exposure of the said advertisement to such and such demographics.

It irritates anyway that we get commercial breaks, unless the commercial is downright funny, but that too won't be funny after the third day.

Why is it then, that nobody has thought of Guerilla Commercial breaks.
Flash Advertisements.

Stop abruptly, show only one commercial, make it short so that it is not worthwhile for the viewer to change the channel or mute it. There might be less commercial time slot, so as not to IRRITATE the audience too much, but advertiser will surely be willing to pay a premium for a commercial which will not be Muted or skipped.

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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Indian IT Services Companies are the Future!

In net income, IBM, HP, ADP, Accenture, CSC, TCS, Infosys, Wipro, ACS and Atos Origin lead the global pecking order, while the top 10 list by m-cap includes IBM, HP, ADP, Accenture, TCS, Infosys, Wipro, EDS, CSC, and Cap Gemini. [source]

TCS might muscle itself into the top 10 IT services companies' club sooner than it anticipated. Though the Top three Indian IT services companies are nowhere near in terms of topline, The Top Indian IT companies comes in the top 10 in terms of net Income and Market capitalisation. Two parameters that is used in acquiring compapnies. These companies have been playing around with acquisitions for sometime now with small sub-100 million dollar acquisitions. Perhaps they were warming up, but with the kind of Cashflows and Market Value of the Indian IT cos, it will not be very far, let me even go on to say 2007-08, they Big companies like Accenture, EDS become take over targets of Infosys, TCS. These companies might not want to sell out, but there are some companies(in the top 10) that are already struggling with slow growth, and losing Bids.

Financiers are willing to back Indian companies in LBOs, Indian companies which were never in the radar, in Industries where we hadn't even proven ourself.

Outsourcing however is a different story altogether. Indian IT industry pioneered outsourcing. Not so long ago, Industry Oracles lamented about how Indian IT companies might lose out to American MNCs since they were based out of where the clients are. During that time, the US MNCs knew that more than their vicinity to clients, they needed to build up capacity in India. They were imitating what the Indian Comapnies were doing. Now who will the Financiers back?

It is not a question of which companies will be acquired. It is just a matter of which Company will be the first to move amongst TCS, WIPRO, Infosys and Cognizant. Perhaps Wipro going by past records, or perhaps TCS going by recent records.

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Monday, April 02, 2007

India and Software Product Companies

I was reading an article in Business Today, on India's Hottest Software Product Companies (Link requires subscription), which lists companies like Sasken, Ittiam, iFlex and Infosys (Finnacle). One thing was common with all the companies. They are not even minnows. Finnacle's Contribution to the topline of Infosys is not even worth a mention. But just I saw it, I saw an article today that Infosys is eyeing some foreign acquisitions for strengthening its stance in the product space.
Sources said SmartStream, with over 1,000 clients, presents an ideal target for Infosys, which in has admitted to looking for acquisitions in mature markets to propel its banking solution product Finacle into global play. Its main competitor, Flexcube from i-flex, has got Oracle as its majority stakeholder giving it the much needed impetus in the global banking market.

Most of the Indian Software Products company are small time enterprise software companies filling a niche, or with some Financial Applications company serving an unserved market, with the exception of market leader Iflex, but then even Iflex grew by serving underserved markets, namely the Unites States of AFRICAS.

Having worked in a Mid-tier IT services company, trying to build an enterprise Software Application, read product, in the core team, I can understand why Indian IT product companies fail. Oh wait! We didn't even try, to fail. That IT servcies is where should grow, and that If at all we must look at Products, we should look at Internet Products, deserves a full post and I will write a full post on that.

Product Development entails huge investments, is risky, and takes a long gestation period time. There are only two ways to do this. You should be part of a conglomerate, like the TATAs to be able to invest huge sum of R&D dollars.. (TCS should actually spin off a Product company.) or The idea that you have should be that of a super product. Something that will change the world, to put it easily, in which case there will be investors queing up to wait till it starts to pay off.

When Indian IT behemoths tries their hand in product, they do it as a mix of product-services. They want to develop a product like they do a fix bid Applicaton Outsourcing or Software Project. If Infosys wants Finnacle to Suceed, and the market is huge, they should spin off a Company, and use some of the CASH lying in their books to aggresively market the product and fix it proper. Infosys can always generate extra revenues on maintenance and Implementaion.

As for why Consumer Software never took off India, it is just that it just never happened. If the idea behind Skype or Youtube was to come from India, nothing would have stopped it. Not that Indians are less creative, but it just never happened. Expect it happen sooner than not, though...

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