Sangat Pedas

DailySocial Kicks Ass… Koprol’s Ass!

August 18, 2011 by Remco | 0 comments

Just three days ago I wrote a post about the seemingly lack of real fighting spirit in the Indonesian startup scene. The lack of discussions and the lack of telling it straight, like it is. Well, for starters it quickly became the most read post on SangatPedas, for whatever that’s worth and but it didn’t get the desired effect, up until yesterday. Continue Reading →

SEO For Startups #1: Performance, 404 and 500 Errors

May 1, 2011 by Remco | 1 Comment

The Internet is full of SEO experts who continuously watch the latest changes in search engine algorithms and have mastered the art of SEO. Even though I think it’s somewhat overrated, SEO is still one of your marketing instruments which can help you grow your website so time we spend some time on this topic.

In the series “SEO For Startups” I will focus on what we call “low hanging fruit” because in my experience successful SEO is more about discipline and execution than it is about higher technology. Assuming you have unique quality content on your website simply following the steps in these series will optimize your positions in, and maximize traffic coming from search engines like Google. Btw, my focus will always be on Google for obvious reasons.

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Why NOT everyone should use Koprol!

November 8, 2010 by Remco | 3 Comments

Yahoo Koprol[Promo start]

Somewhere in “the cloud” some servers are smoking, bold blogging about famous people works like crazy. So what’s next? Right, monetization, already after only two weeks. This will be a historical moment for Sangat Pedas, it’s first shameless promotion. Paid in full in advance, 1 liter Bacardi Oro of course!. Seems a bit weird title for a promo blog though, right? Well it will get worse at first but I bet ya this will be the best bleeping promo Koprol will ever have, so Yahoo guys stay cool and have faith.

So, there I was this afternoon at the office after accepting my first payment for a post about Koprol and I assume Smitty would prefer a positive over a negative one. First of all, I don’t have any experience with paid blogs. Second, I’m like many others a foursquare guy, love the badges an mayorships. Third, up until today I only looked at Koprol’s PC version homepage, which is btw way one of my favorites all time and I’m 100% serious and objective about that. And last but not least I got dispraising looks and comments from my business partner and co-workers at Tokobagus about me selling my soul for a few bucks. Damn, what have I gotten myself into this time. Continue Reading →

If it ain’t from Jakarta you can’t take it seriously!

November 7, 2010 by Remco | 21 Comments

I just arrived home in the place I truly love Bali after 5 days in Jakarta. The Sparxup event was held so the Jakarta was swarmed with young entrepreneurs, VC and the cream of the crop of influential bloggers like Sara Lacy from TechCrunch and the guys from e27 (special thanks to Joon Ian for the great time!). Anyway, an event like this is for me especially interesting because it’s the opportunity to meet new people and reconnect with the ones I haven’t seen for a long time. Continue Reading →