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Monday, December 27, 2010

TOP TEN SEARCH WORDS IN 2010

 

Google Zeitgeist brings us the most valuable information about the top ten search terms based on the aggregation of billions of search queries people typed into Google in 2010. Before you start a new blog or write a new article with new niche, just have a look at this popular terms and try to make use of its popularity. The terms are classified according to Entertainment, Sports, Consumer Electronics, Food&Drink, Map Searches, People searches, News search, Translations, Health search term, and Humanitarian aids.

Search terms related to Entertainment

  1. justin bieber
  2. shakira
  3. eminem
  4. netflix
  5. youtube videos
  6. lady gaga
  7. kesha
  8. nicki minaj
  9. grooveshark
  10. transformers 3

Search terms related to Sports

  1. mundial 2010
  2. olympics
  3. espn3
  4. fifa 11
  5. randy moss
  6. miami heat
  7. mourinho
  8. wayne rooney
  9. cricket live score
  10. david villa

Search terms related to Consumer Electronics

  1. ipad
  2. iphone 4
  3. nokia 5530
  4. htc evo 4g
  5. nokia n900
  6. blackberry apps
  7. duracell mygrid
  8. 트위터
  9. otterbox
  10. pdanet

Search terms related to Food & Drink

  1. masterchef
  2. 食べログ
  3. cupcakes
  4. jimmy johns
  5. как жрать суши
  6. dominos pizza menu
  7. tudo gostoso receitas
  8. guacamole recipe
  9. applebees menu
  10. rachel ray

Search terms related to Maps Searches

  1. anhembi parque
  2. wm gucken
  3. world cup
  4. bundeskanzleramt
  5. rio branco
  6. mt everest
  7. kew gardens
  8. tour eiffel
  9. oxford street
  10. nürburgring

Search terms related to People

  1. justin bieber
  2. katy perry
  3. selena gomez
  4. kim kardashian
  5. eminem
  6. lady gaga
  7. miley cyrus
  8. taylor lautner
  9. megan fox
  10. robert pattinson

Search terms related to News

  1. haiti
  2. besiktas
  3. chile
  4. earthquake
  5. lady gaga
  6. iphone 4
  7. jörg kachelmann
  8. menowin fröhlich
  9. mobile technology
  10. oil spill

Search terms related to Translations

  1. vancouver 2010
  2. apprendimento automatico
  3. ресторан нью-йорк
  4. машинное обучение
  5. beijing apartments
  6. comercio electrónico
  7. st. petersburg restaurants
  8. منتزه يلوستون الوطني
  9. energia solare
  10. dubai tours

Search terms related to Health Queries

  1. hcg diet
  2. dr oz
  3. aspergers
  4. mcdonalds nutrition
  5. vitamin d deficiency
  6. appendicitis symptoms
  7. cholera
  8. nfp
  9. vacina h1n1
  10. whooping cough

Search terms related to Humanitarian Aid

  1. donate to haiti
  2. donate to pakistan
  3. text to donate
  4. doctors without borders
  5. download to donate
  6. red cross canada
  7. blood donation restrictions
  8. donate blood australia
  9. donate now button
  10. csl plasma

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

TAKE A SURVEY FOR GOOGLE AND WIN A BLOGGER TSHIRT

Here is something for fun, and serious too. Our feedback, which is much appreciated by Google Blogger Team, whether it's a request for a new feature you'd like to see, a suggested improvement to the latest release from Draft, or input during a usability study. This our chance to help blogger to give some feedback about the monetization features currently offered by Google Blogger Team. Don’t forget to take a look at the marvelous Blogger T shirt offered by Google.

Blogger Monetization Features Survey

A very simple survey, that can be filled by any blogger about Bloggers current features, especially monetization features. Answer some simple question and win Blogger T shirts.

Take the quick survey her

BLOGGER T-SHIRT

If you receive the prize, please let us know. We all will celebrate it here.

Don’t worry, if you didn’t win a T-Shirt. There are many rumors in the street……Blogger coming up with more freebie attractions.Winking smile

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

HOW TO USE GOOGLE WEBSITE OPTIMIZER

Google Website Optimizer is a tool that can help a blogger or a website owner to improve the effectiveness of your website . In GWO, you may choose what web pages or parts of a page you'd like to test. Then create an experiment and run. GWO collects all data, analyzes and reports about what can be done to improve the performance of your blog or website. Testing by creating an experiment in GWO, will never hurt your Search Engine Rankings.

 

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Planning an Experiment

After you’ve signed into Website Optimizer you can start creating your first test. Here’s what you need to have ready:

  • URL of your A page you want to test.
  • URL of your B page with the different content you want to test.
  • URL of your conversion (or Thank You) page.

Create the experiment.

1. Click ‘Create a New Experiment’. Please note that Google Website Optimizer offers two kinds of tests: A/B testing (sometimes referred to as split testing) and
multivariate testing. If you want to test the entire design or look and feel of
a page and have a smaller amount of traffic, then select ‘A/B testing ‘. If you want to run a test across your entire site and want to test many combinations, then select ‘multivariate testing’

2. For bloggers, I suggest to select ‘A/B Experiment’. Read through the checklist, tick the checkbox and click ‘Create’.

3. Name the experiment and identify pages. Give your experiment a descriptive name to help you identify it quickly. Paste the URLs of your test page, alternate page, and conversion page into the settings of the experiment. If you have more than one alternate page you want to test, click ‘Add another page variation’.

After you’ve entered the URLs of your pages, GWO does a quick check to make
sure the pages exist. When that’s done, click ‘Continue’ to move on.

Install and validate JavaScript tags.

Website Optimizer uses small snippets of JavaScript code in order to show different variations. You need to add the JavaScript tags to your test pages: Control Script that determines what variation that visitor sees, Tracking Script that keeps track of which variation a visitor saw regardless of whether the visitor converted or not. or Conversion Script that keeps track of all conversions for the experiment.

Launching the Experiment

Once your experiment pages validated , then you can launch your experiment. Before you launch, you need to preview the experiment and then Click on Start the experiment.

Understanding Data and Reports

The test reports shows either green, red or yellow bars, in  pages that have different content. The variation pages in green color are absolutely  better than the original pages but with red bars are not. If a variation has a yellow bar then there is no definite conclusions can be drawn and you need to wait for more data to come in.

Final Action

Depending upon the amount of traffic your page receives, the complexity of your experiment, and the difference in conversion rates for your combinations, the duration of your experiment may vary. If your test page have good traffic, less complexity, and non similar conversion rates then the experiment will finish quickly. After analyzing the report, you can decide whether to do another follow up experiment or no.

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

TOP TIPS FOR CHRISTMAS

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1. Know how much you have to spend and stick within your budget.

It can be great to have a legitimate reason to spend money - provided you are not building up trouble for the next six months. Guilty spending is no fun. And guard against the temptation to buy favour. If you have been neglectful for the past 11 months, your incongruence will be quickly spotted.

2. Get out of your own skin when choosing presents.

How often do you buy things for other people, because you would like the item for yourself? If it is for a close family member, who is this gift really for, you or them? You know those times when you found something that really worked. You became as excited about giving it, as the receiver might feel receiving it. Getting absolutely the right gift is a sign of true understanding and acceptance. Ask yourself, "What would this person really like to see when they remove the last piece of wrapping?" "What would light up their face? And what wouldn't?!"

3. Wake up out of your Christmas trance and choose to change your patterns.

What are your Christmas patterns? Are you the one that does all the cooking or gets landed with all the tidying up? Is it down to you to arrange all the social events and invite people round to your place? Do you always go on the 10 mile walk, get involved in carol singing, or making special visits? Or is your preferred pattern one of getting drunk as often as possible, over eating, staying out all night, falling out with people, avoiding people? Are you the Martyr, the Couch Potato, the Hostess, the Scrooge, the Party Gadfly, the Benefactor? Do you like yourself? Do your patterns leave you feeling good about yourself? Consider if you would rather have or how you would rather be, and come up with at least 5 alternative options. This could be the best present you have ever given yourself - and maybe to others around you.

4. Know in advance what you are prepared to do, and what you are not prepared to do.

Often time spent over Christmas undertaking activities you loathe at worst, and just about tolerate at best? The festive period is notorious for bringing out the "oughts and shoulds", and you find yourself called upon to follow an ancient set of prescribed rules. Compromising yourself over Christmas is a recipe for resentment and ill will - not just for yourself, but for others as well. Check out who is setting the rules, and what might be the consequences of not following them. You can then decide to comply or not. A congruent yes or no, will let others know where they stand, and let them make plans accordingly. Time won't be wasted try to persuade you differently.


5. Mentally rehearse specific events - the Christmas Dinner, the visit to your in-laws, the trip to the Amusement Park.

Look at the event from the eyes of everyone involved. Be aware of the pitfalls and the pleasures. Have contingency plans - if just how to manage your state should things go wrong. Ask yourself "What's the worst thing that can happen, and what would happen if it did?" Notice what is within your control, and what else you can influence. Everything is outside your control and so let it go and accept it. More stress is caused by the fear of what might happen, as opposed to what actually happens.

6. Take a new look at the system you are in.

Christmas is a time when families come together, sometimes for the first time since last Christmas. It is amazing how one minute you are a mature adult, holding down a responsible job, and the next minute you find yourself reacting to your sister/brother/father/mother as if you are still that 10 year old. Then you feel annoyed, or pathetic that it's happening again. The family system can trigger old patterns and knee jerk reactions. The strange thing is you'll find other people responding differently, if you do something different. If you don't lock horns, they will have to find a different response. You will no longer feed off them, or vice versa.

7. Rethink the things that annoy you.

When we get annoyed, it is because we believe that things should be different, or that they/it made us respond like that, or they wouldn't have said that if they didn't mean XY or Z. These are examples of what we are believing: about them, about what is right, or about how people ought to behave. Do these beliefs enhance your sense of wellbeing? Do they leave you feeling good? Which ones could be more useful? Remember, to misquote Eleanor Roosevelt - "No one can wind you up without your permission." Take a moment to notice the meaning you are giving to the behaviour and ask yourself "What else could this behaviour mean?" "When could it be really useful?" You could even become curious about what has to be happening for them, for them to behave like that. This way you give yourself the opportunity to respond differently to that "typical present", "typical remark" or "typical response."

8. Be aware of what you really enjoy about Christmas festivities.

Take the time to make a list, and remind yourself what is so good about each of them. They may evoke bygone memories; they may pleasurably fill your senses, or they may give you a sense of fulfilment, excitement, or compassion. It might be choosing gifts for certain people, wrapping your presents, hearing the Christmas music on the radio, going to parties, wearing special clothes. It might be experiencing the rituals of religious observance. As you become aware of each of them, relive them with all your senses, so that you will recognise and relish them when they actually arrive. This will help to counter balance those other moments, which you have chosen to tolerate.

9. Build in exercise to balance out the eating and drinking.

Make sure you get outside and give yourself some fresh air. There is so much socialising going on indoors, so much on the telly, that your system can do with a break outside - even if you are not naturally an outdoors person. Arrange to go on a walk, see if you can leave the car behind, clear the garden. And know that dancing the night away is a great way to burn off the calories.

10. Consider this to be the first Christmas of its kind.

If you are expecting history to repeat itself, it probably will. If you have a sense of inevitability that things will go badly, then it is likely you will have a hand in making it happen. Often when we believe that such a thing always happens, or so and so never does what you want, or everyone takes you for granted, then you will find yourself looking for evidence to support this thinking - completely missing all the evidence that might say otherwise - the times when things didn't happen, or what did go well, or when you were appreciated. Start noticing what is different. Start noticing what you are doing differently. How you are thinking differently. And if you find yourself slipping into old habits, let this be a signal for you to do something completely differently.


Have the Christmas that you make for yourself.

Best Wishes to You All

by: Fran Burgess : nlpand Website

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Friday, December 10, 2010

NEED BLOGS TO BUY

One of the major internet company, now willing to buy Blogs of PR2 or PR3 which are writing on any topic. The company would like to expand the internet presence, through multiple blog as a part of their expansion. The blogs can be with own domain or with free domain services. If the blogs own a valid domain, then the company will pay additional perks according to the age of the domain. Please note that, blogs that are hosted in the free blogging services like Google Blogger, TypePad, Wordpress etc. are more eligible.

BLOG MARKET

 

Points to remember while offering to sell your blog

  1. Any blog can be offered to sell, irrespective of its hosting platform.
  2. The topic of blog can be any subject, other than adult content and pornography.
  3. The age of blog and total links pointing to blog will determine the Buy price of the blog.
  4. Businessvartha will take whole responsibility for completing this transaction between the seller and the buyer company.
  5. Sellers will get money through their PayPal account or Direct Demand Draft to any bank account number.

How to Contact Us?

Please click on the “SELL BLOG” tab on the header of this blog. Then fill up the form and send. Please submit all blogs which you want to sell using seperate forms.

Or Comment here.

 

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GOOGLE ADVANCED IMAGE SEARCH – BEST TOOL FOR BLOGGERS

Adding an appropriate image inside a blog post is a big challenge to all bloggers. While generating a post and adding an image into it, a blogger had to respect copyrights, content eligibility and republication rights. Google is now upgraded its previous image search engine to Advanced image Search. This image search engine help us to find an image based on a specific keyword. Just type in that keyword and you will get millions of images within seconds.

GOOGLE ADVANCED IMAGE SEARCH

How Google Advanced Image Search help bloggers

Go to http://www.google.com/advanced_image_search 

Then fill out the form given there before start searching for an image for your post.

Find results                                                                                                    In this column you can  select either related to all of the words / related to the exact phrase / related to any of the words / not related to the words. After putting a word of your choice, I suggest bloggers to select ‘ related to all of the words or related to the exact phrase’

Content types
In this column you can choose to get any content, news content, faces, photo content, clip art or line drawings as your search result. This will help you to find a cartoon, or faces that match your posts.

Size
Here you can specify the size of the image that you want to get through search result.You can easily find an image that will fit to the size of the post area in the blog.

Exact size
This option helps to get images exactly the size you want.

Aspect ratio
This option help to get images with an aspect ratio that is of any aspect ratio, Tall, Square, Wide or Panoramic. Blogger may select according to his need.

File types
This is another great option to get files of different types such as any file type, JPG files, GIF files, PNG files or BMP files. For example : You can easily filter animation images from a huge list of images by selecting ‘GIF’.

Coloration
This option return only images in any colors, black and white or full color.

Domain
This option return images from the site or domain

Usage Rights
This is very important option for a blogger. While copying an image from internet, we can make sure about its license to use. Here you will get images that are not filtered by license, labeled for reuse, labeled for commercial reuse, labeled for reuse with modification, or labeled for commercial reuse with modification. I suggest that bloggers must check the option ‘labeled for reuse’ or ‘labeled for reuse with modification’ before starting the image search

Safe Search
Like to get some adult content images? Then select ‘No filtering’.  You will get a mixed images in ‘Use moderate filtering’. ‘Use strict filtering’ to avoid any prohibited contents.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

ADD EVENT GADGET TO INVITE YOUR VISITORS

Event gadget is a Free Gadget provided by Google Friend Connect to promote an event to your community. The members and readers  of your site can get details about the event (including images and video), see a map, indicate whether they will attend, and see who else has responded. Viewers can join the event and see who else has joined the event.Events can be added to a member's Google Calendar with a single click. If a blogger conducting an online appearance, this Gadget is an ideal one to coordinate between your readers and members of the blog.

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How to Add the Event Gadget:

1. Go to Google Friend Connect. Login with your Google account linked with your blog. If have not yet started with GFC, then you had to Signup and add the blog.

  2. You will see all your blogs listed in left sidebar under 'Sites'. The total numbers of members who are following your blog through Google Friend Connect is also given there.

3. Click your Blog Title and it will expand to show submenu below it.

4. Click on 'Gadgets' link and Search for “Event Gadget”

5. Click on 'Event Gadget' link or ‘Get This Gadget’ link.

6. You will reach a page of Options to choose the Page, and fill in your Event's Title and Description. Choose the start and end dates and the Time Zone. Fill in the Location, address and Media URL which is link of the picture or logo of your event.Then select the gadget's size that fit your blog sidebar.

7. Click Generate Code button.

8. Copy the code given there.This is the HTML code of the Event Gadget.

9. Then Login to your blogger account – Click on Layout/Design  – Page Element – Add Gadget – HTML / JavaScript. Paste the Code you copied in the above step in the box. Click on Save. Preview your blog and then rearrange the position of the Gadget.

 

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

FEW SECURITY TIPS FOR BLOGGERS

We were looking for some valuable guest posts since long time. Many of our readers submitted articles but we rejected most of them either due to copied stuff or posts with less importance. Security tips are some thing that a  blogger need in each step. Mr. Satyajit who is an active blogger from Cuttack, Orissa, India is coming up with an exciting article about Security Tips for bloggers who are blogging on Google Blogger and Wordpress platforms. I request my readers to send us comments about this incredible post.

GUEST POST

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by a genius blogger, cool heart and a great personality.

Mr. Satyajit Das

 

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BLOGGING SECURITYMany people now a days are very serious about blogging and even picked it up as there profession but at the same time few tend to forget about the security issues concerned with blogging. Have you ever thought that if you have a high traffic blog which if of good income source to you and one day it get compromised or hacked then....!!! So in this post I will illustrate few security tips for bloggers.

Note:This post is mainly for people having there blog on www.blogger.com and www.wordpress.com platform.

1.Phishing and keylogging Threats:

a) These two are the most hyped tricks used by attackers these days so no need to explain these.While logging in always make a habit of typing the url in the address bar.

b) Always avoid accessing your blog dashboard from public computer cafes because you never know a keylogger may be planted.I advice the readers to use an firefox addon called "Keyscrambler" or a software called "Zemana Anti-logger" for safety.

2. Session Hijacking Threats:

Recently you must have come across "Firesheep" addon for firesheep,its simple but a killer one.By session hijacking one may access your account even knowing your password but by trapping the session cookies.

Countermeasure:

a) Use SSH Socks proxy for encrypting your sessions by setting up a ssh server and accessing it through a client.This is called as SSH tunnel.If you have Linux or mac installed in your box its really easy to do so but for windows users you can use cygwin to setup a SSH server using a free software openSSH

b) Always use SFTP instead of FTP especially for your self hosted wordpress blog.

c) Donot access your blog dashboard in public or open wifi network like coffee shop,airport etc.

d) define('FORCE_SSL_ADMIN', true); copy this code to the wp-config.php file(for wordpress only)

e) Can also use wordpress secret key option in wp-config.php(for wordpress only)

3. Backup

Always keep a backup of the blog posts and database because you never know someone may hack into your account and delete all your post.

4. Strong Password

It is advisable to change the password of the account at least 2-3 times in a month.The password should be at least of 10 character and must be the combination of special characters(#,@...etc),numbers(1,2,3..etc)and characters so,that it will be hard to guess.

5. Update and hide the version ( For Wordpress only )

a) Always use an updated version of Wordpress because some attacker may exploit the vulnerability of the old version and get access to your blog.

b) Also donot forget to hide the version shown in between <head></head> tag of the source code.You can do this by this simply adding remove_action('wp_head', 'wp_generator'); to the function.php of the theme.

6. Restrict indexing by search engine ( For Wordpress only )

a) You can restrict the search engine to index certain files and folders so that they are not available publicly to attackers by using dorks.Just use "Disallow:/wp-[desired folder]" in the desired folder so that it will not be indexed. For example:Disallow: /wp-admin.php or Disallow: /wp-login.php etc.

b) Never put the login page link in the footer of the blog as many bloggers do.This makes the work of the hacker easy. For more details regarding this read (http://www.askapache.com/seo/updated-robotstxt-for-wordpress.html)

7. Security for wp-admin folder,wp-content folder,wp-config.php using .htaccess file(For wordpress only)

a) Wp-admin folder:

-This is one of the important folder so you need to harden it very well.

Take a text file and copy the below code with your Ipaddress to restrict the ipaddress access.

order deny, allow

allow from 192.168.78.1 (Your Static IP Address)

allow from 192.168.78.3 (Your Static IP Address)

deny from all

-If you are having a dynamic ipaddress then you an use this plugin to provide a password and username to the folder

(http://www.askapache.com/wordpress/htaccess-password-protect.html),this is if you are on apache.Check this out for more details (http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/howto/auth.html)

b) Wp-content folder:

-This folder mainly contains images,themes etc so there is no harm if we restrict this folder,which can be done by using the below code with in .htaccess file in the folder.

Order Allow,Deny

Deny from all

<files ?\.(jpg|gif|png|js|css)$? ~>

Allow from all

</files>

c)wp-config.php :This file is also very important as it is the key file for the database

<files wp-config.php>

Order deny,allow

deny from all

</files>

It is also advisable to restrict the browsing the contents like plugins etc we can do this by copying "Options All -Indexes" to the .htaccess and putting it in the root folder.

8. I would like to point out that, If you are using a gmail id for blogger account, then do not share it with any of your friends or put it in your contact page of your blog or put it in "from:" email id section in Feedburner etc. So even if your secondary email id is hacked you will not lose your blog.

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ADSENSE APPROVAL WEBSITES – IS THIS A SCAM TARGETTING BLOGGERS?

Google AdSense is a free program that help online publishers to earn revenue by displaying relevant ads on online content, through websites, blogs, online software, search results etc. Adsense is proved to be a most accurate, simple, trustful program that is now a days biggest financial support for many bloggers, including me. Recently Adsense improved its performance through New Adsense Interface, which is giving more accurate data to analyze visitors and click ratios.

Adsense approval websites -  is it a Fake?

While surfing through internet, I have seen some websites that are offering help or assistance in getting approval for Adsense. I am quite surprised reading the details. As far as I believe, Adsense is a free program for all real and sincere Bloggers or website owners who adhere with the policies of Google Adsense. Me any many of my friends got approval after changing blogs according to the policy guidelines and standards of Google Adsense publishers. Even after getting approval we did verification steps and following all standards of a good Adsense publisher.

This is what surprised me that, some websites claims that they give Adsense accounts upon payment of money or buying some of their products. I feel this is quite impossible. When I search in Google Adsense help forums, I never find such a mentioning that Google allowed somebody to sell or give approval for an Adsense Account. So my readers and all other bloggers, please be careful while selecting such services.

If these services are Fake, then I appeal Google to take strict action on such fake people who are trying to steal money from poor bloggers like us.

My readers, if these services are fake, please don’t hesitate to share this message through all possible mediums like Facebook, Twitter etc.

The pictures of some of such websites are given below. Readers may please contact Google Adsense before trying any of such services by paying money.

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ADSENSE ACCOUNT FAKE SELLING

 

adsenseg dot com

BUY ADSENSE ACCOUNT

 

adsensez dot com

GOOGLE ADSENSE

Remember, Google Adsense is a free program open for quality, real and sincere bloggers.

Happy and careful blogging:

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TWITTER BIRD MAY DIE IN 2015?

Twitter, the micro blogging service, started its operation in the year 2006. The growth after Twitter's origin was tremendous and today twitter is being used by many corporates, individuals and bloggers as a medium of short and hectic communication. Do you ever wonder how twitter is making revenue? How twitter is maintaining the operational cost? Recently we had a small discussion and analysis about what is going on behind Twitter.

How Twitter manage maintaining costs till 2010?

Twitter was believed to be successful in raising over US$57 million from venture capitalist growth funding. This money was pumped into Twitter over three installments within the first three years.  Institutional Venture Partners and Benchmark Capital, Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital and Insight Venture Partners were some among the major financing sources.

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How Twitter planned to move further?

Twitter was actually created as a long term investment. The idea behind offering everything free with Twitter was to attract users and to establish the new idea of short messaging service as a monopoly of Twitter.

Twitter was successful in creating 190 million accounts, ( not visitors ) within this short period of time. But many programs like “Revtweet”, started making and sharing  money out of Twitter using automated advertisements through active twitter accounts. This created immense automated tweets dumped on most twitter accounts. Regular twitter users went into trouble in identifying useful tweets.

On April 13, 2010, Twitter announced plans to offer paid advertising for companies such as  that would be able to purchase "promoted tweets" to appear in selective search results on the Twitter website, similar to Google ‘Adwords'.  This was a brave step to boost the revenue for Twitter.

What could be the killer of Twitter?

Twitter is beleived to have 190 million accounts as of today. Unfortunately 2.1% are dead accounts, 14% fake accounts, 62% irregular login, 12% regular login and 9.9% are one time login (these accounts never opened after they were created-hoping that these accounts may login at any time). This statistics shocked us, and we decided to go for further analysis.

  • 2.1% dead accounts, are due to forgetting the password , account deletion due to violation of terms, and physical death of account holder.
  • 14% fake accounts are created by Twitter account marketing people to sell Twitter followers. These accounts have no revenue value for twitter.
  • 62% irregular login, is due to the influence of other social media networking sites. At the time of its creation, Twitter was not facing any major competition. Twitter spend two years to make Tweeting as a popular action among internet users. Once, Tweeting became popular, then new services like Google Buzz, Google Wave, emerged and Facebook gave more visible importance to short messages. Several other services changed their pattern similar to Twitter. this high competition prevented many real users to stay away from logging into Twitter.
  • 12% regular login accounts can be very smaller account number while considering the invested amount on Twitter.
  • 9.9% are one time login accounts, in which they fear to use twitter due to privacy leak or less knowledge of irregularly updating Terms and Conditions.

Twitter remained very slow in loading when compared to some other services.

The policy of Following or Unfollowing creating a lot of confusion in account holders.

There is no way of making money with a Twitter account otherwise I had to join in some other programs that may violate the Twitter policies resulting in an account ban.

Lack of more services inside Twitter. Other services like Buzz, Waves and Facebook are offering Short messaging, email, video sharing, picture sharing and much more in a single platform.

10 ideas that could save the life of Twitter

  1. Keep an account active as long as possible. Never put hard rules and suspend an account on the name of Terms and Conditions.
  2. Respect privacy of an account holder. Give more privacy options.
  3. Shift Twitter to new faster loading servers. Establish servers in different countries and establish  accounts on local twitter domains.
  4. Enable Transliteration for more languages that may help Tweeting more funny in local languages.
  5. Include more services like Email, Games etc that pushes an account holder to login.
  6. The most important service is a revenue sharing option for an account holder. Twitter may develop a PPC or PPP ( pay per video play) as an advertisement option.
  7. Enter into an agreement with Google, to display Adsense advertisements in Twitter accounts. Use most possible spaces in a Twitter account. Keep two area to display ads, in which Twitter can display their own advertisement or Twitters Adsense account and in the other allow the account holder to display his/her own Adsense account advertisements. Then share the revenue with the account holder.
  8. Remove all restrictions in follow or unfollow. Let an account holder to follow or unfollow as many accounts as he wants. This process is similar to a Game, in which a user love to increase his followers. The more he stay in his account, the more Twitter earns.
  9. Another suggestion is to introduce credit system by setting a Clean Behavior Pattern Credits for  users. This will give value to an account, based on the account behaviour in internet. That means this value is derived from number of login, number of followers related to the key word, less spamming , tweeting pattern etc.
  10. Allow users to sell or but a Twitter account.  Clean Behavior Pattern Credits will be the benchmark for estimating value of a Twitter account. Twitter may open an electronic exchange similar to stock exchange where people can sell or buy their own accounts. Transacting through Paypal, Twitter may  maintain a pool account for account holders who wish to sell or buy their accounts. Twitter can charge a nominal amount on each transactions.

Caution bench:

oldmanIf Twitter owners didn’t adopt at least some of the suggestions given above, then you may hear 2nd January 2015 as the funeral date of this service.

My readers, if you agree with me, please comment and follow us twitter-bird-5 here. And I welcome all readers to give their own suggestions or ideas to save Twitter

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Monday, November 22, 2010

GREAT GOOGLE CHROME EXTENSIONS FOR BLOGGERS

I am frequently using Google Chrome extensions since long time. The one click easy operation of all these extensions have helped me  in maintaining more than one blog. I suggest my readers to select some of the extensions given here and use them while blogging. These extensions are very useful in blogging, tweeting, image handling, sharing in social media, secure blogging, and much more. Just go through the list and let us know how you love these great utilities.Here we provide you a list of 21 great Google chrome extensions for bloggers. If I miss to add something, please comment here.

How to Use Google Chrome Extensions?

Installing Google Chrome is the first step to do. Then click on the links given here to install the desired extension. The program will get installed with your Google Chrome browser. When you open the Google Chrome browser, you can see a small logo of the installed extension. Just click on it, and you will get all the features immediately. Simple, isn’t it? (Links checked on 22/11/2010)

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Blog This! (by Google)

This Google Chrome extension adds a Blog This! button to the browser toolbar, which lets you post to your Blogger blog from any web page, with just one click.

Zemanta

This extension helps to enhance your blog with related contents like  latest news to learn more about the topic, link articles to improve the value of the post and to use pictures to make a post richer. More on Zemanta

 

Awesome Screenshot: Capture & Annotate                

(Verified author: diigo.com). This extension helps us to capture a whole page or any portion, annotate it with rectangles, circles, arrows, lines and text, blur sensitive info, one-click upload to share.


Google Share Button by share-extension@google.com

Use the Share extension to share web pages via your social networks, email and blogs.

Chromed Bird

(Verified author: chromedbird.com) Do you like to get twitter in one click? This is a Twitter extension that allows you to follow your timelines and interact with your Twitter account.

 

TweetMeme 

Retweet some of the hottest stories on Twitter with TweetMeme extension.

 

Shareaholic for Google Chrome

(Verified author: shareaholic.com) Another sharing giant that easily shares in social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Email, Gmail, Buzz, Reader, Bookmarks etc

Chrome Scrapbook

(Verified author: www.chromescrapbook.org). Do you like to do something offline. Simply use this extension and save web pages for offline use.

 

Webpage Screenshot

(Verified author: www.webpagescreenshot.info)  An excellent, fast and simple extension that helps  to Save & Share & Print & Edit screenshots of any webpage.

 

Chrome SEO

(Verified author: marketingabuse.com) The Google Chrome SEO Extension that extracts all the SEO Statistics and Tools for a blogger.

 

SEO Site Tools

(Verified author: cartercole.com) Another search engine optimization extension that helps in page / external metrics, social Media info, PR / numbering on Yahoo, Bing, Google SERPs.Extends WMT, YSE and GA with metrics

 


Alexa Traffic Rank

The Official Alexa Traffic Rank Extension, providing Alexa Traffic Rank and site Information when you click on this extension button on your browser bar.


eBay Extension for Google Chrome (by eBay)

(Verified author: anywhere.ebay.com) Make some money, spend some money on ebay and watch all your activities by this official eBay extension.

 

Handy Google Shortcuts

(Verified author: crunchmeme.com) A perfect shortcut  for a total 48 useful Google Services and Google Buzz.

 

Google Translate

Bloggers may use this wonderful extension that translates entire webpages into a language of your choice with one click.

Google Dictionary (by Google)

A great extension for non English bloggers to know the definitions easily as you browse the web.

TypePad Blog It

If you have a typepad blog, use this extension to post to your TypePad blog.

 

ScribeFire Verified author: scribefire.com

A blog editor that assist a blogger to easily post on all of your blogs.

Resolution Test

An extension for developers to test web pages in different screen resolutions, with an option to define your own resolutions. This will help  a blogger to know how his blog pages behave in different resolutions. Good one for those who have a photo blog


ChromeSplits

Want to drive in two cars at the same time? Just use this extension split your browser's window into as many columns or rows as you need.

Click&Clean

Verified author: www.hotcleaner.com. Some thing to protect your privacy. This extension deletes your browsing history, typed URLs, flash cookies, all traces of your online activity to protect your privacy.

 

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

ADD LINKS IN YOUTUBE VIDEOS AND MAKE MONEY

I have seen in YouTube that many videos shared got much visitors than a blog, by specific key words they use accidently. These immense visitors have great potential in generating money. Before, there was an option in Google Adsense to link Youtube videos with Adsense accounts and generate money by the clicks accumulated on it. Now Google Adsense removed that option and showing Google’s own advertisements. With all respect on Google’s own program, I would like to state that visitors always love to click on advertisements, if displayed attractively.

What is LinkedTube?

LinkedTube is a Flash widget that adds link and sharing options to YouTube videos. With this LinkedTube, you can transform any YouTube video into a useful promotion tool as well as money making tool. You can create video product listings linking direct to your shopping cart, music video links to the iTunes store or just link back to your website or blog. Also, when others share your video they all link back to your own URL.

Easy configuration of LinkedTube:

Just fill in the details given in there and link the video as you wish.

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Click here to get LinkedTube

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GOOGLE SEO GUIDE – EVERYTHING A BLOGGER WANTS TO OPTIMIZE A BLOG

Did you download the new Google SEO Guide, that is an updated version of Google SEO guide, published two years ago. This time, Google provided the new version of the guide with more content and examples. The new stuff include Glossary to define terms throughout the guide, More example images to help you understand the content , Ways to optimize your site for mobile devices, and clearer wording for better readability.

I suggest all beginner bloggers, to read this book before they decide to hire any company for Search engine optimization. So, whenever you think about improving your website or blog, description meta tags, URL structure, site navigation, content creation, please read this Guide.

This guide is now available in many languages such as Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, English (GB), Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (BR), Portuguese (PT), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

You can download the new version here in PDF.

So, improve your blogging with this marvelous guide.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

NEW ADSENSE INTERFACE – MORE MONEY FROM ADSENSE

Google Adsense rocking again. Much awaited new Adsense interface will soon be available for all Adsense accounts. The expectations of Adsense publishers since last November, now reaching an excited finishing point. Google Adsense Publishers will see a “Try the new AdSense interface” link appear in the upper corner of their own Google Adsense account. Clicking on that link will bring the new interface. We are very thankful to Google Adsense in providing the new interface that supports Adsense Publishers to make more money out of the program.

ADSENSE NEW INTERFACE Let us check what are the new changes that is going to roll out from this PPC Giant. The new interface primarily focus on

Data analyze and Increased Insights

In new interface, an Adsense publisher can now run even more detailed performance reports by ad type, ad size, ad unit, targeting type, and bid type for total earnings and other metrics, over custom date ranges. The graphs of the data available on the new Performance reports tab. One more important support is that, a publisher can quickly view impressions, clicks, and earnings all in one graph, compare text ad performance to image ad performance, compare date ranges, and easily analyze data to recognize trends.

Control over Running Ads

Till today, an Adsense Publisher have limited control over the ads that run on the blog or website. In this new interface, all ad controls are now in one place, on the Allow and block ads tab. Here, a publisher will be able to filter ads from specific advertisers, categories, and ad networks. This feature will help you to identify potential advertisers and thereby earn more money. 

Updated Ad review center

In the new interface, the ad review center is updated to make it easier to review and manage ads that have been placement-targeted to websites or blogs. This feature will help you to search for ads in the ad review center by ad type, keyword, URL, or ad network, and choose to allow or block them.

Easy Management of an Adsense Account

The new interface allows you to manage an Adsense account  quite easily and quickly by seeing earnings and payment information, find relevant features, and make necessary changes to your account. A help offered without leaving the account to bring other resources, like videos and blog posts, right into the interface.

So never hesitate to click on the button to try new Adsense interface.

Happy Adsensing

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

BLOGGER HELP FORUM TO GET ANSWER FOR ALL YOUR QUESTIONS

Why a blogger must wander in blogosphere searching a solution for his problems. Of course, we are here to help you, but not for everything. Blogger Help Forum is here to help all bloggers for any sort of help. Bloggers Help Forum is an unmoderated forum. It is a unique community with specific needs, finding solutions based on certain guidelines. In this post, we would like to reveal some useful information regarding Blogger Help Forum.

blogger help forumLike other forums, a blogger must keep himself well disciplined before posting your question or doubt in this forum. Read   Google Help Forum Terms of Service. Also searched for the answer to your question before you ask it in Google Help Forum. Most of the queries that a blogger arises today may already had an answer in internet. This will save the time of you and  also avoid a lot of duplicate questions.

Please be careful  not to post a

  • Spam.
  • Nudity and sexually explicit material.
  • Violent or bullying behavior.
  • Hate speech.
  • Impersonation.
  • Private & confidential information.
  • Copyright.

Whenever you post a query,

  • Posts must be made by a person.
  • Posts must be related to Blogger.
  • Posts must be easy for others to read.
  • Posts must be labeled with the most appropriate category.
  • Posts must not break the rules described in the Google Help Forum Terms of Service
  • If you believe that someone is violating these posting guidelines, use the Report Abuse link on the post.

While performing an interaction,

  • Be polite and nice to guides
  • Be polite, careful and nice to other bloggers participating in an interaction
  • Be prepared to fight abuse

So, click here, Blogger Help whenever you have some trouble in blogging.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

ADULT CONTENT PERMITTED ON BLOGGER

Many bloggers email me and asked about the possibility of adding adult rated contents in the blog. I had a research about this topic and found some interesting facts. Please read the article and never miss the points before you think naughty. In order to maintain a safe online experience for users of all ages, Blogger is implementing some nice methods while opening more liberality to adult contents.

adult contentAccording to Blogger Content Policy, adult content is permitted on Blogger, with certain terms and conditions. Adult material used for the primary purpose of commercial gain is not allowed on Blogger. many bloggers got banned after including sale of pornographic material through their blog.

Please remember that, you must mention whether your blog contains adult content before applying to Adsense.

When an adult content is flagged by readers, then Google may show users a content warning page before they view flagged material to prevent people who don't want to see this material from stumbling on it accidentally.

For reporting about an adult material, a reader may flag the blog as objectionable using the flag button on the blog's Navbar. Google will  review the blog and take action as necessary.

Some readers who are not able to flag a blog, may use this link to report about abuse of blog and its posts.Click here to fill out an abuse report.

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ADD SNOW EFFECT TO YOUR BLOG

Only two more months to Christmas. How about adding a snow fall in your blog. Please note that the script that is given here, is not mine and the credit is already given. Readers are expected not to make any changes. This code will help to create an elegant look to your blog by creating a simple snowfall across your blog. You can add it as a Gadget and it works in almost all popular browsers. Kindly follow the instructions given there to add the snowfall in your blog.

SNOWFALL WIDGET

How to add Snowfall widget

STEP A
Login to your blogger account – Layout/Design  – Page Element – Add Gadget – HTML / JavaScript

STEP B

Now copy the below given code and paste it in the ‘HTML / JavaScript’ box and save. Then drag that widget to the side bar and again click on Save button on the right hand top of that page.

 

Please note that kindly avoid any editing in the code.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

ADD POPULAR POSTS WIDGET IN YOUR BLOG

Google rocking with another marvelous widget that help bloggers to exhibit popular posts of their blog in their blog. This widget brings out  the way to automatically find and display your blog’s posts that have the most page views. You can choose whether to display image thumbnails or post snippets in addition to the post title. You can also choose the time window to be used for calculating page views and the number of posts you’d like to display.

How to add popular posts widget widget

  • Login to your DashBoard,
  • Go to Design/Layout
  • Go to Page Elements.
  • Then click on  “Add a Gadget”.

You can see the “Popular Posts” Gadget over there. Click on it and start simple configuration according to your requirement.

POPULAR POSTS WIDGET You can select the time period and select to show the Popular pages as an image thumbnail, or as a snippet. A display of up to 10 results can be considered as an excellent feature of this Gadget.

Happy blogging……………….

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IMPROVE YOUR ALEXA RANKING TO BOOST TRAFFIC

Alexa is a web information company that crawls and audits all blogs and websites to announce a traffic based ranking system. Depend upon the traffic of a blog or website, Alexa gives ranking which can be used as an excellent tool to determine the popularity of a blog or website. As Alexa says in their website, “ The traffic rank is based on three months of aggregated historical traffic data from millions of Alexa Toolbar users and data obtained from other, diverse traffic data sources, and is a combined measure of page views and users (reach). As a first step, Alexa computes the reach and number of page views for all sites on the Web on a daily basis.

ALEXA RANKThe main Alexa traffic rank is based on a value derived from these two quantities averaged over time (so that the rank of a site reflects both the number of users who visit that site as well as the number of pages on the site viewed by those users). The three-month change is determined by comparing the site's current rank with its rank from three months ago. For example, on July 1, the three-month change would show the difference between the rank based on traffic during the first quarter of the year and the rank based on traffic during the second quarter.”

How to improve Alexa Ranking:

There are different ethical ways to improve the Alexa ranking. As we read above, the ranking is based on the data collected by the Alexa. So these ways are pointing towards submitting more accurate data to Alexa about our site.

Install Alexa tool bar

Installing Alexa tool bar is an optional step. But doing like that helps to provide Alexa about more data regarding the website or blog. The number of views through Alexa tool bar will be counted while rank updating and so encourage your friends also to install Alexa toolbar. There are Alexa Tool bar extensions available for various browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox etc. You can get it in Alexa website. The funny matter is that, your Alexa Ranking will improve each time you visit your own blog through a browser that has already installed with Alexa toolbar

Take an account in Alexa and Submit your URl for crawl

Even though it is not essential to take an account in Alexa, I feel better to do like that and then Submit your URL to Alexa bots to crawl.

Install Alexa Widget in your blog or website

Alexa have many traffic analysis widgets which you can display in your blog. You may select the one that is similar to one displayed in this blog.This help to make a link back to Alexa which is useful in getting more frequent crawling of Alexa bots on your blog.

So what improvement you got in three weeks? Write to us for some secret methods to improve.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

$10,000 SCHOLARSHIP AWARD FOR STUDENT BLOGGERS

We have received an information  from Cindy Posharo, Scholarship Coordinator, College Scholarships that they have just announced the 4th Blogging Scholarship, which offers student bloggers a chance to be awarded a $10,000 scholarship.'”College Scholarships”' have been awarding student blogging scholarships since 2006. While reading through their website, I have observed that this is a fantastic offer for young student bloggers. I request the organizing team to open this competition for all bloggers around the world.

 

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Your blog must contain unique and interesting information about you and/or things you are passionate about. No spam bloggers please!!!
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  • Currently attending full-time in post-secondary education in the United States; and
  • If you win, you must be willing to allow the organizers  to list your name and blog on this page.

Important Dates:

  • Application submission date is October 21, 2010.
  • The winner will be announced on November 2, 2010 at 6pm Pacific.

The application and additional information are located here:
http://www.collegescholarships.org/our-scholarships/blogging.htm

So what are you waiting for…hurry, blog before the deadline.

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