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Project Petaling Street is revived

Finally one of our major internet products, Project Petaling Street (PPS) has now been revived and is back from its dormant status. Some nasty individuals such as the Sarawakian asshole Alex “Anak Haram” Allied and another anonymous cibai from Penang were part of an illegal terrorist movement to undermine PPS’ credibility by accusing the owner of VCTech Network of extremism. We do not feel the urge to defend ourselves from these cyber-terrorists. Suffice it to say that three months ago, the script PPS was running on started to cause a lot of trouble for us and was hammering the CPU resources on the server it was hosted on, forcing us to suspend the account in order to stabilise the server. PPS is running on a dedicated server with a unique C-Class IP, and we have total control over the account. Therefore, the “Account Suspended” notice that some PPS members saw during this turbulent period was of our own doing and it was not because of any of the nasty rumours that the anonymous cibai from Penang was spreading about PPS.

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Advertising opportunities at Project Petaling Street

Project Petaling Street, the first and leading local blog aggregator in Malaysia, is pleased to announce that we are now offering several banner / text advertising opportunities for those who are looking for exposure for either their website or services. With a Google PageRank of 4, an Alexa Traffic Rank of around 120K and receiving at least 2000 visitors daily, PPS can certainly provide opportunities for various advertising benefits to those who choose PPS for their advertising needs. Also provided below are the recent statistics for the total number of unique visitors to PPS.

The following are the advertising opportunities that are currently being offered at PPS.

Option 1: The 5 x 125px banners above the fold, next to the “Latest Pings” section, is priced at USD 60 / RM 200 a month. This is priced slightly higher because of its prominent position where any PPS user would be able to view your ad easily.

Option 2: The 5 x 125px banners below the fold, next to the “More Pings!” section, is priced at USD 45 / RM 150 per month. Any PPS user who scrolls down to this section looking for previous pings would certainly look at your ad here.

Option 3: PPS also offers 10 x text link ads, under “Resources”. This is priced at USD 15 / RM 50 a month.

Payment methods vary according to the currency selected. If you choose to pay in USD, we offer payment via PayPal. If you decide to pay in RM, we offer Maybank2U as our payment method. However, please do note that we do not accept adult, gambling or any other ads not deemed as “family-safe” and we reserve the right to reject your ad if we feel that it is inappropriate for PPS and/or our audience.

If you are interested in any of the advertising opportunities available at PPS, contact us directly for further details so that we can review your advertisement and advise you with further instructions on how to proceed.

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PPS new layout

The new Project Petaling Street layout is working nicely and we are pleased with its current performance, although some tweaking and further addition needs to be done in order for it to be working at full functionality. We have kept advertising opportunities and aesthetics in mind, without sacrificing usability and performance. We firmly believe that user experience and monetising opportunities should and can go hand-in-hand together, and we have kept those two things in mind when developing the layout for the new PPS to its final completion.

We have been getting some good feedback from PPS users. Majority of users have expressed their delight and satisfaction with the current layout. We are happy to know that you enjoy the new layout for PPS and we pledge to serve you further as the end-user. Unfortunately, however, some people with an axe to grind have been going around spreading mischief and negative criticism towards PPS, for no other reason other than that the ownership of Malaysia’s first and leading blog aggregator is now under the management of VCTech Network. One can easily notice how unfounded those claims are. The changes are certainly not “horrible, painful for the eyes” (the colour scheme is in standard black text on white background layout), the content are certainly not “cluttered” (on the contrary, we may say that may be true for the previous layout) and there are certainly no “more ADS, ADS ADS” (what are you, a sourpuss?). Some people need to understand that PPS is not a charity and we have employees to pay their dues and web hosting does not come as a free service.

Look out for more improvements as we go along this journey to improve the services of PPS, the face of the Malaysian blogosphere!

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VCTech Network acquires Project Petaling Street (PPS)

VCTech Network has acquired Project Petaling Street (PPS), a well-known blog aggregator in the Malaysian blogosphere, from its founder and original owner. We view this acquisition as an important step for our company in offering quality web products related to our business niche, which are blogging and search engine optimisation. In line with its new tagline “the face of the Malaysian blogosphere”, we have worked on promoting PPS and driving more traffic to the site, hence providing users with a good collection of blog posts and PPS users with exposure and traffic to their respective sites.

Our vision for PPS is to continue the policies of its previous owner and to improve on it by providing visitors with a better user experience. Towards this end, we are working on and will launch the new template layout for PPS which will have a better colour scheme and is in line with current Web 2.0 internet trends. We will also work on upgrading the PPS backend and provide more features with the current system before we decide on the next step to take.

These changes are necessary for the future of PPS and we intend to aggressively push through with it. We hope that PPS users will continue using our blog aggregator and showcase “the face of the Malaysian blogopshere” to the world.