Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Google Instant Previews On Its Search Results

Google added latest addition "Instant Previews" on its search engine. Now Google lets you preview search results before you click them. The new feature can load preview results in less than one-tenth of a second, while many of today's websites usually take four or five seconds to load.

Google accomplishes this by taking a screenshot of every webpage in its index and giving users access to it via a magnifying glass icon that sits to the right of every search result.

Instant Previews Features:

Use Instant Previews to see what a webpage is like before clicking a search result.

To use the feature, people can click on the "magnifying glass" next to the title of any search result and a visual overview of the page will appear on the right. After clicking once and opening a preview, you can hover over other search results to preview those pages. For some previews, highly relevant parts of the page will appear in text call out boxes over the preview image to help you see where your query appears on the page.

To dismiss the preview, click the X in the top corner of the preview bubble. If you find a preview that contains content that you want to remove, learn how to remove a page or site from Google's search results.


Quickly Compare Results
A visual comparison of search results helps you pick which result is right for you.

Pinpoint Relevant Content
Text call outs highlight where your search term appears on the web page so you can evaluate if it’s what you're looking for.

Interact with the Results Page
Page previews let you see the layout of a web page before clicking the search result. Page previews let you see the layout of a web page before clicking the search result.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Friendship on Facebook & 5000 Friends Limit

Is there anyone who could tell me what the meaning of social networking website is? Well today am talking about Facebook, man just now i came to know that you can't reach 5,000(5k) Facebook friends in your profile. Is this called Social Networking??

I think we need to think again about virtual social networking sites. I was figuring out with my friends and one of my colleagues told me that Facebook doesn’t think you can handle or have more than 5k “real” friends on Facebook. So might be coz of that they don’t allow you to have such a huge list of friends.

You know what my concern is, I think people may or may not have more than 5k friends but they have a option to join social networking sites to interact and to add unknown friends whom they don’t know. I mean, these websites are meant to be for that. I know it is their rule; we have to agree with them and the site is not meant to be used for business or spam.

Someone told me to start a fan page. Facebook allows you to have an indefinite number of fans at this time so start a fan page for all your friends to follow you. But guys, am not a big shot or celebrity.

Seems like FB is more about friends and family. Connecting with everyone around you in a very user friendly way through wall posts, pics, vids, chats and even apps are bu!!s@#t. There have been rumors for the last couple of years that they would change it but they haven't yet. Social networking is conquering the Web, and the leader in this growing market is Facebook. I just hope that Facebook eventually releases some official information and I hope they lift this 5k issue.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Gmail spam filter problem

I regularly receive spam from the shadan nabegha. I knew that, by clicking that report spam will not only help keep my inbox clean, but it will also potentially keep my inbox cleaner in the future. So I always mark the mail then click on "Report Spam". Well this moves the offending mail to Spam, but does not stop me getting the mails in the first place.

I don’t know what’s wrong with Gmail. Seems like spammers are using trusted Web sites, Web mail and social networking environments to host spam content or my Gmail buttons "Report spam" doesn't work.

I have never visited any sites connected with this promotion, so don't understand how or why I'm getting the mails in the first place. How can you help in the fight? Is there a way of blocking these emails?

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Facebook Down ?

It appears social networking site Facebook is currently out of action. Reports are coming in rapidly that the site is either completely not loading and/or the service is loading very slowly. I am unable to access Facebook currently from multiple Internet connections.

Not even two weeks after its worst outage in over four years, Facebook is down once again.

Even from last couple of days I’ve noticed the facebook is having photo managing problem like when i click upload or view photo nothing happens. I can't upload photos to facebook pages or profile anymore, I keep reading discussion thread after discussion thread, in the facebook help section of so many people with this problem and FB does nothing to solve it. Now i have seen that people started uploading one photo at a time through their wall instead of uploading batches.

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Friday, September 24, 2010

How to start a small local SEO business

Few days back, me and one of my friend were discussing on, how to hook clients from local market to increase business. As we all know for professional like search engine optimiser (SEO), the field is wide open as far as clients are concerned. But have you ever wondered how to get local domestic client?

Well everyone needs to get some quick client’s. Here lemme tell you, how can you get started in this industry and also how can you build a customer/client.

Some client will have a website, others will not at all. There are lots of approaches to contacting these businesses. I suggest you to find 20 businesses that you would like to approach. You have to go and find them by yourself.

Now you need to set aside an entire day, say about 30-45 min for each business. Look for their website, their profile and check for a few simple basic SEO things, such as optimized title and header tags, w3c validation, content needs, backlinks, etc. and write up a few points for each business.

Next step is to list out their major keywords, for that you can use keyword site scan feature for each business. Keywords should be 2-4 words in length that you would think that most people would use if they were looking for their service. Be sure to include the name of their business and their domain name, remember this will help them to rank in local search.

Use IBP, web ceo or run a keyword ranking report and see how they fare in the rankings, and print out this report. Be sure to do your homework on local search, and know what things they could do to jump into local search, but more importantly you need something, that makes you stand out from the rest of the herd, so they know why they should.

Spend the next day visiting these businesses and talking to owners and managers (be sure to bring business cards, dress nice & should look professional). Tell them you specialize in search marketing and whatever your niche is, and have a few tips to help their business to grab business leads. Listen first & see what their needs are and what they are doing about them, if anything. Give them your SEO suggestions for their site and the ranking report, and do it in a no obligation way. Briefly tell them what your services could do to help them out, and ask if they are interested in discussing it further.
If the business does not have a website, suggest how a website could help them. Even if you don’t design websites, you can work with a business or individual that does and offer it as a service along with your SEO services.

Of course there is much more work involved than this, but these steps you can start on today to get yourself ahead in the growing field of SEO.

Ask yourself, why anyone would choose you over anyone else. If you can come up with an attention grabbing answer then success is assured.

In the end, work hard for all of your clients, going much further than giving them 100% in the beginning until you can prove to them that you know what you’re doing and can bring results. Those clients will begin recommending your services to other clients, and your business will continue to grow, eventually outside of your local area. The goal should be that you are the only choice; second-best would be to show you are the strongest candidate.

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Trouble Getting an Appointment?

Now here's a creative way to find a job or a good way to build personal brand.

This video has gone viral and has had over 821,514 views on YouTube.

Target a Google ad at the company/person you want to hire you.

Alec Brownstein needed a job, and his Goal was to get a job working for a top creative director in New York.
So he did something just a little different to get himself an interview. He ran a Google Adwords campaign for the names of some of the world’s best creative directory in Gerry Graf, David Droga, Tony Granger, Ian Reichenthal and Scott Vitrone.

The PPC campaign had a message: “Hey, David Droga, Gooogling yourself is a lot of fun. Hiring me is fun, too.” with a link to his website to let the creative directors contact him. An ingenious way to get yourself noticed in a serious tough industry to crack.

The cool thing was he heard from four of the five creative directors that he targeted. He interviewed with all four of them and received a job offer from two of them.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Google Ranking Factors - On-Page Optimisation Tips

Here am providing you little information about improving your website's visibility in the Google search results. Don’t forget that if you’re optimizing a page with targeted keywords than you must follow Google guidelines and avoid Keyword stuffing.

Several search engines, considers keyword density as part of their search algorithm. Keyword density is important because search engines use this information to categorize a site's theme, and to determine which terms the site is relevant to.

In my opinion don’t use negative SEO practice and never try by filling pages with keywords, it may harm your site's ranking.

Always check your webpage’s Keyword Density with this formula (# of Keyword Uses ÷ Total # of Terms on the Page)

Below are the information’s on Keyword-Specific Google Ranking.

1. Keyword Use Anywhere in the Title Tag: - Title tag is definitely the most important when used correctly. Title tag therefore needs to be carefully constructed in such a way that it increases your website's position in the SERP, and it is attractive enough to encourage a surfer to click on your link.

2. Keyword Use as the First Word(s) of the Title Tag: - Including the keywords in the Title tag increases the relevance of your web page, when someone searches the web with that keyword.

3. Keyword Use in the Meta Description Tag & Meta Keywords Tag: - My new recommendation for this tag is not to worry too much about it. Today it appears that, similar to the Meta keywords tag, the information you place in this tag is NOT given any weight in the ranking algorithms of Google, and only a tiny amount of weight in Yahoo's. It's important to note that the snippet the engines use will vary, depending on what the searcher typed into the engine.

4. Keyword Use Anywhere in the H1 Headline Tag: - I believe that by adding these heading tags, and if you can logically use keywords in them, you're providing additional emphasis on your keywords. Make sure a H1 tag appears close to the top of the page and keyword Use as the First Word(s) in the H1 Tag.

Keyword Use in other Headline Tags ( h2-keywords- h6)

5. Keyword-Focused Anchor Text from Internal Links: - Anchor text is the visible hyperlinked text on the page. Good practice to make sure that you use the keyword phrase that you’re targeting on those web pages.

6. Keyword Use in Image Alt Text: - Alternative text is important and required on images, a good rule of thumb for alternative text is to keep it between 5 and 15 words. Use Your SEO Keywords.

7. Keyword Use in the Domain Name (e.g. I have ranked sites alone on this factor and when you are in a very competitive industry this may be what separates the men from the boys.

Use of Keyword in the sub-domain Name (e.g.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Interesting - Economic Angle

It is the month of August, on the shores of the Black Sea. It is raining, and the little town looks totally deserted. It is tough times, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit.

Suddenly, a rich tourist comes to town.

He enters the only hotel, lays a 100 Euro note on the reception counter, and goes to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to choose one.

The hotel proprietor takes the 100 Euro note and runs to pay his debt to the butcher.

The butcher takes the 100 Euro note, and runs to pay his debt to the pig farmer.

The pig farmer takes the 100 Euro note, and runs to pay his debt to the supplier of his feed and fuel.

The supplier of feed and fuel takes the 100 Euro note and runs to pay his debt to the town’s prostitute that in these hard times, gave her "services" on credit.

The hooker runs to the hotel, and pays off her debt with the 100 Euro note to the hotel proprietor to pay for the rooms that she rented when she brought her clients there.

The hotel proprietor then lays the 100 Euro note back on the counter so that the rich tourist will not suspect anything.

At that moment, the tourist comes down after inspecting the rooms, and takes his 100 Euro note, after saying that he did not like any of the rooms, and leaves town.

No one earned anything. No one produced anything. However, the whole town is now without debt, and looks to the future with a lot of optimism.....

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the United States Government is doing business today.

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