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Expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment

minister Nurul Islam on Saturday said the Malaysian government may cancel the recruitment system.

He, however, expressed confidence that such decision would not hamper the process of sending workers to the Southeast Asian country, reports UNB.

Malaysia’s human resources minister M Kulasegaran

has said the government had suspended the system currently in place for the recruitment of migrant workers from Bangladesh,

according to Malaysian daily The Star.

He said the whole process was “a total mess” that resulted in the migrant workers paying exorbitant amounts of money to several middlemen in both Bangladesh and Malaysia, also adding that the ten companies, which are part of the syndicate involved in the recruitment process, have also been suspended.

In the light of this, Nurul Islam said the

Malaysian government has not officially informed Dhaka about it till now, but according to their workers’ demand, there is no alternative to taking Bangladeshi workers.

If you’re trying to publish a regular email

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Web Marketing Today. Practical Ecommerce acquired Web Marketing Today in 2012. In 2016, we merged the two sites, leaving Practical E-commerce as the successor.

If you’re trying to publish a regular email newsletter for your customers, I have good news. There’s a wealth of content out there that you can use for free — poor, average, good, and occasionally excellent. Why is this content offered free of charge? Two reasons:

  1. Article directories can earn revenue from Google ads

    placed on their site as part of the This has stimulated the growth of thousands of look-alike article sites that receive very little traffic. Others are niche sites that carry articles in particular vertical categories;

  2. Websites

    can be promoted effectively through articles.

  3. A link to the author’s website contained in each free article serves to (a) bring targeted traffic through a well-

  4. designed, intriguing “signature” or author bio at the bottom of the article and (b) raise Google PageRank by creating more incoming links to a website. These links point to the author’s website from the article’s presence both on the article sites and on the websites that use the free articles.

If you’re a marketer, I can hear your brain beginning to compute wildly:

1000 article sites X 1 link to my site X 15 articles submitted = 15,000 links to my site

Moreover, article submission tools make article spamming extremely easy. Hold on, it’s not that simple. Submitting your article to hundreds or thousands of article sites can actually hurt you since Google spiders are finely tuned to spot spam in its many flavors. You’re much better off to submit your article to five of your favorite article sites and a couple of niche sites and resist the temptation to blast your article to every pathetic article site on the planet.

To help you see which sites you might consider submitting to, I’ve listed below the top 25 article directory sites by their Google PageRank (10 being high) and Alexa traffic rank (1 being high). A disclaimer: The Alexa rankings are flawed and seem volatile, but give a relative measure of traffic to a site. Google PageRank (PR) is notoriously inaccurate but can be seen as an indicator of Google’s relative trust in a site — sort of. The list is not exhaustive and includes both general article directories and some popular niche directories with an Alexa rank of under 50,000. Sites are listed in ascending Alexa rank order, with the PR 6+ sites boldfaced for your convenience.