29 Jun

Learn SEO From Google’s Webmaster Academy ( Top 10 Videos )

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Last month, Google launched a new resource for small businesses – Webmaster Academy. The main goal of this resource is to teach small businesses the basics of how Google search works, how to rank your content higher in search results and how to improve your site performance overall.

Webmaster-Academy-Google

Google has updated the resource with many helpful videos. So, here’s the list of Top 10 videos for you to check out and learn more about Google search and Search Engine Optimization(SEO).
You can also download Google’s official Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide.

1) How Search Works

Do you know that the life span of a Google query is less then half second, and it involves quite a few steps before you see the most relevant results. In this video, Matt Cutts explains how Google crawls, indexes, & serves the web.

2) Make sure Google knows about your website

Find out if your website is in Google’s search results already or not, and if it is not, how to get it included.

3) How to influence or improve your site’s listings in Search

In this video, Matt Cutts discusses how Google creates search result snippets and how you can optimize your website for Google.

4) How to Create great content that performs really well in Google search results

In this video, Alexi Douvas from Google’s Search Quality Team discusses how to create great content and improve your organic traffic from Google.

5) Webspam Content Violations

In this video, Michael Wyszomierski from Search quality team talks about webspam content violations.

6) How to improve your ranking in Google search results if your website focuses on video or images

7) Use Sitemaps to help Google to find content on your website

Sitemaps help Google & other search engines discover content on your website so that relevant content can be served for relevant queries.

8 ) An Introduction to Google+

9) Link Your Google+ Profile to your content

What is Authorship Markup and its benefits.

10) How malicious parties can spam your website

28 Jun

Google Launches Nexus 7 Tablet With Android 4.1 For Rs. 11,000

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Search Engine Giant Google finally launched its Nexus 7 tablet running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) , at its Google I/O conference in San Francisco for Rs 11,000 ($199).

The Nexus 7 tablet is made by the Taiwanese company Asus and not by the Google’s own Motorola hardware unit.

google nexus 7 tablet

Specification and Features of Google Nexus 7 Tablet:

– Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean): It includes an all new intelligent new keyboard, voice search, offline voice typing support, accessibility improvements, Google Now and 18 new input languages.

– 7-inch (1280×800 Pixels) IPS display

– 10.45mm thick and weighs 0.7 pound

– 1.3 GHz Quad Core NvidiaTegra 3 Processor

– 1 GB RAM

– GeForce 12 core Graphics Processor

– Near Field communication (NFC)

– 1.2 MP front-facing camera

– 9 Hours of Video Playback

The Nexus 7 tablet can be ordered starting today on Google Play in US,Canada,Australia and UK and it will be available to ship from mid-July. But there is no information on the Indian launch date. The tablet will be available in two versions, 16 GB and 32 GB, priced at $199 and $249. You will also get free $25 credit for the Google Play store with the Nexus 7 tablet.

27 Jun

Learn SEO in 10 Minutes ( Official Google Video )

SEO

Google has released a new video titled, “SEO for startups in under 10 minutes”.
Google says the video is great to watch if you are working on a company site that is under 50ish pages, or hope to rank well for your company name or just want to learn more about search engine and how to improve search rankings and searches.

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Find more tips of SEO for Startups at developers.google.com/startups.

26 Jun

LG Announced Optimus L3 E405 Dual SIM smartphone

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LG has announced its new Android smartphone – Optimus L3 Dual E405, Dual SIM version of the Optimus L3. The Optimus L3 went on sale in India last month and it was among other L-Style series of smartphones which were showcased at MWC 2012 earlier this year.

lg optimus l3 dual sim

Features and Specifications of LG Optimus L3 E405 Dual SIM:

– Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
– 3.2-inch (240 x 320), TFT, Capacitive Display
– 800 MHz Processor and 384 MB of RAM
– 3.2 MP Camera
– Bluetooth 3.0 and WiFi
– MicroSD card support
– 3G HSDPA 3.6Mbps, A-GPS, YouTube, Gmail and Social networks
– 1 GB Internal Memory which is expandable up to 32 GB
– 1540 mAh Battery

The LG Optimus L3 Dual SIM smartphone would be available in Ukraine in July for about US $185.

26 Jun

Dual SIM HTC Desire V Available for Rs 21,999

HTC Desire V

HTC launched its First ever Dual SIM based Android smartphone – HTC Desire V in India for Rs. 21,999. The smartphone was first announced earlier this month during the Indonesia Cellular Show.
The HTC Desire V is a Dual SIM (GSM + GSM) smartphone with Dual Standby and not Dual Active which means only one SIM would be active at one time.

HTC Desire V

HTC Desire V

Features and Specifications of HTC Desire V:

– Android 4.0 OS (Ice Cream Sandwich) with HTC Sense 4.0 UI
– 4-inch Capacitive touch screen display ((480 x 800 pixels)
– 1 GHz Cortex-A5 Processor and 512 MB RAM
– 9.32 mm thick & weighs 114 g
– Beats Audio and FM Radio
– 5 MP Camera with LED Flash and Auto focus
– 3G HSPA/WCDMA on one SIM and 2G GPRS/EDGE on other SIM
– Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi
– 3.5 mm Audio Jack
– 1650 mAH Battery
– 4GB Internal Memory which is expandable up to 32 GB via microSD
– Available for Rs. 21,999 on Flipkart

Update: The HTC Desire V is available for Rs. 20,599 on www.buytheprice.com

26 Jun

HTC Desire C launched in India for Rs. 14,999

HTC Desire C

HTC has officially launched their new Android smartphone – Desire C in India yesterday. HTC Desire C is packed with Android 4.0 OS ( Ice Cream Sandwich), HTC Sense 4.0 and Beats Audio. The smartphone also features metal-framed body, powerful battery and is available for Rs. 14,999. Taiwan-based smartphone manufacturer HTC also announced that an NFC-enabled variant of the smartphone would be available, but its pricing was not revealed.

HTC Desire C

HTC Desire C

Features and Specifications of HTC Desire C:

– Android 4.0 OS (Ice Cream Sandwich) with HTC Sense 4.0 UI
– 12.25 mm thick Metal Framed Body
– 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display (480 x 320 resolution)
– 600 MHz processor and 512MB RAM
– 3G, EDGE/GPRS and Wi-Fi
– 4 GB Internal Memory with support up to 32 GB via External microSD
– Bluetooth 4.0 and USB 2.0
– GPS with A-GPS support for Google Maps
– 5MP camera
– Flash Enabled Browser
– Music Player and FM radio
– 1230 mAh battery
– Comes with 25GB free storage of Dropbox with validity for 2 years
– Available in red, white and black colors
– Priced at Rs. 14,999(Approx. $263) in India

23 Jun

How Much Data Is Generated Every Minute? ( Infographic )

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Business intelligence firm DOMO shared this amazing Infographic, which shows just how much data is created online every minute.
Facebook users share 684,478 pieces of content. Twitter users post more than 1,00,000 tweets. Apple receives more than 27,000 APP downloads. WordPress users publish 347 new blog posts. 571 new websites are created every minute.

Check out this Infographic to find more interesting details about how much data is generated online every minute:

How Much Data Is created Every Minute

via Mashable.

21 Jun

Earn Money Online By Writing Sponsored Reviews

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There are many ways to make money online. Whether it is Google Adsense ads, Direct Banner ads, In-Text links ads or even by writing Sponsored reviews. Sponsored or Paid review is quite a popular method for bloggers to earn money online. All you have to do is write a blog post of around 300-500 words (depending upon the various terms and conditions of the advertiser) & get paid in return. The advertiser in return will get a dofollow link to their product website,and also traffic from your site.
Check out Top 5 Online Marketplace that connects bloggers directly with advertisers who pays you to write blog posts about their products, websites and services on your own blog.

Earn Money Online By Writing Sponsored Reviews

1) Sponsoredreviews

The most popular marketplace that connects bloggers and advertisers. The best part of the website is that you are allowed to write articles about new products in your own tone. Even constructive criticism is allowed while writing Sponsored reviews. It works both ways: Advertisers search for bloggers which best match their requirements to write blog posts and you can also directly E-mail advertisers to write reviews about their products. And you can always decide the product on which you want to write to maintain the quality of your website. You can earn anywhere from $5 to $1000 per blog post. And If you are a major site with high traffic, you might be able to earn more.

2) Review Me

Another great marketplace where you can earn anywhere between $20 to $200 for writing product reviews. The process is pretty much similar to Sponsored reviews. But here advertisers search for publishers that best match their requirements and then offer those publishers Sponsored posting opportunities.

3) Payperpost

In Payperpost, bloggers search for open opportunities in which their blogs qualify for and if the opportunity is secured, then they write blog posts and get paid in return.

4) SocialSpark

SocialSpark is an amazing marketplace for Paid reviews. It is created by Izea.com, the same company that created PayPerPost. The main goal of SocialSpark is to create a “full disclosure” sponsored review system, which means it is disclosed that it’s a paid post and links are nofollow.
So, if you are looking to earn money by writing Paid reviews without compromising your Page Rank, then this is the best option for you.
And there are also sponsored videos and social media campaigns on the website. Even sites with low traffic can make good income through Socialspark.

5) Payu2blog

Least popular among all and works in pretty much the same way as Review Me.

20 Jun

Most-Social Landmarks in the World ( Infographic )

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Facebook releases the list of most social landmarks in the world yesterday. The list is based on the number of check-ins made on Facebook in 25 cities around the world.

Among the Number 1 ranked Social landmarks across the 25 cities:
– Seven are sports stadiums/arenas
– Two are concert arenas
– Six are public areas such as squares, parks, avenues and gardens
– Two are shopping-centric such as shopping centers and malls
– Two are amusement parks

facebook check-ins social landmarks

20 Jun

Microsoft Surface Vs Apple iPad (Retina)

microsoft surface tablet

Microsoft officially announced its Surface Tablet to rival the Apple iPad. Though the price is yet to be announced but the product is capable to compete with high end tablets & even ultrabooks. The Surface tablet will be available in two versions: one that runs Windows RT and another version that runs Windows 8 Pro. That means the latter will be able to run all your windows programs.

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Though not all the specifications are known yet but here’s a look at comparison of Microsoft Surface Vs Apple iPad(Retina):

Microsoft surface vs ipad

via DigitalTrends.

17 Jun

5 Best Google Adsense Alternatives 2012

best google adsense alternatives

Google Adsense is the best contextual advertising network in the online world today. Many bloggers are making thousands of dollars every month from Google Adsense. But the biggest problem lies in the fact that it is not very easy to get your account approve for Google Adsense and you can also get permanently banned for violating their TOS.

So today, I have compiled a list of 5 Best Advertising alternatives to Google Adsense. Though you won’t be able to make as much money as you can make from Adsense but at least you would be able to make some money online. And you can also try options like In-Text advertising or direct banner ads even if you’re using Adsense to increase your income.

best google adsense alternatives

A) CPC/PPC Advertising Options

In CPC(Cost Per Click) advertising, publishers are not paid for showing ads on their website. They are only paid when a user clicks on the ads(PPC).

Chitika: The best CPC/PPC Advertising alternative to Google Adsense. Ads are quite relevant to the content and CPC is also good.
Yahoo! Publisher Network
Clicksor ( In-Text,Banner and Popup Ads)
Bidvertiser

B) In-Text Advertising Options

In-text is that form of contextual advertising where specific keywords on a web-page are matched with advertising units.

Infolinks: The Best In-text advertisement option which also provides related tags ads and sponsored search results on your website. It is also PPC.
Kontera
Vibrant Media

c) Direct Banner Advertisements

In Direct Banner Advertisement, publishers can list their websites on various networks and advertisers can check its statistics and directly buy your banner ad spots. If you are getting good traffic on your website, you can even make more money via Direct banner ads than Google Adsense.

BuySellAds: BuySellAds is one of the best alternatives to Google Adsense. You will get a fixed payment from advertisers for showing their ads for one month on your blog. More traffic means you can sell ads at higher rate.
Adbrite: Another good direct ads option.

D) CPM Advertising Options

CPM means cost per Mile(or thousand). In CPM, users do not need to click on ads for you to earn money but it is calculated on the number of users who visited your website. But payment is low in CPM ads.

Tribalfusion: The best CPM advertising option but supports only top level domains with huge traffic.
Technorati Media
Burstmedia-

See Also:
7 Best Services To Make Money on Twitter
Earn Money Online By Writing Sponsored Reviews
Earn Money By Writing Articles Online
How To Make Money With 100% Adsense Revenue sharing Websites

E) Other Advertising Options

Adnetwork: Show video ads and rich media ads on your website.
Paypopup: Show popup ads on your website.

Update:

F) In-Image Advertising Networks

You can also earn money by displaying ads on your images. All you need to do is to add a Javascript code or plugin in your blog and In-Image Advertising networks will start displaying small ads at the bottom of your images.
Some of the best networks are:

- Luminate
- GumGum