30 Sep

The Ultimate Guide To Pinterest (Infographic)

Ultimate Guide to Pinterest

Pinterest is the next big thing in Social Media for businesses. The new social network is full of users hungry for creative and visual content your company has to offer. Over the last one year, this social media site has become a valuable marketing tool for businesses.

Check out this Ultimate Guide To Pinterest from CEO.com about how Pinterest can help your business to stand out and drive more traffic and sales on your website.

Few Tips To Share Content on Pinterest:

1) Just as the Facebook ‘Like’ and Twitter ‘Tweet’ Button, add the Pin-it button on your website to allow users to pin and share your content on their Pinterest profiles.
2) Add links in the descriptions of your pins to drive more referral traffic to your website from Pinterest.
3) Create a video gallery to share informative and viral videos on your Pinterest profile.
4) Use hashtags to make content easily searchable.
5) Feature offline events to build buzz on the Internet.
6) Create a Case Study gallery to display insightful data from your business. You can share presentations from slideshare on Pinterest.
7) Don’t repin just everything. Only repin the best content.
8) Select attractive board covers.
9) Always add helpful descriptions on your pins.
10) Share original content to avoid any copyright issue.
11) Be interesting.

Ultimate Guide to Pinterest

30 Sep

Office Trends in the Next Five Years (Infographic)

Linkedin Infographic Office tools and Trends

We’ve come a long way in the last decade with many office tools and trends disappearing. Keeping that in mind, LinkedIn surveyed more than 7,000 members in 18 countries to find out the office trends in the next 5 years.
The findings reveal Top 5 Tools and trends that will disappear in the next five years, top 3 dream office tools and other creative office upgrades that respondents suggested.

Linkedin Infographic Office tools and Trends

Office Trends in the Next Five Years

24 Sep

11 Best WordPress Plugins To Improve the Security of your Blog

WordPress Security Plugins

 

WordPress is one of the most popular platform for millions of sites all over the world. Though WordPress is a secure piece of software but there is always a concern among bloggers to improve the security of their WordPress blog. As WordPress is a Open Source software, everybody has access to its Source Code and thus it is a prime target for hackers.

WordPress Security Plugins

But with little effort, you can protect your WordPress website using following Security plugins:

1) Wordfence Security:

Wordfence Security is a free security plugin that provides firewall protection, continuous anti-virus scanning, malicious URL scanning and live traffic updates including crawlers for your WordPress blog. It sends you a Email everytime if somebody tries to access your admin area, or if you have a maliciois link on your blog. This plugin will lock out users after ‘n’ no. of unsuccessful login attempts. You can also block certain IPs from the plugin itself. Wordfence Security Plugin can verify & repair your core, theme & plugin files, even if you don’t have backups.
It is one stop solution for your Security needs on WordPress platform.

2) WP Email Login:

For better security on your WordPress blog, set your username to something random, and then just forget it and use your email address instead to log into your WordPress with the help of this plugin.

3) Google Authenticator:

The Google Authenticator WordPress plugin provides you 2-Step authentication using the Google Authenticator application for Android/iPhone/Blackberry. You can also try IM Login Dongle that adds two way authentication via selected instant messenger.

4) Bulletproof Security:

It provides one-click .htaccess WordPress security protection and protects your WordPress site against XSS, CRLF, CSRF, RFI, Base64, Code Injection and SQL Injection hacking attempts.

5) VIP Scanner:

It scans all sorts of themes and files and things for any problems or malicious code injected into your templates.

6) WP Updates Notifier:

If you don’t log into your WordPress dashboard regularly, then this plugin is for you. It sends email to notify you if there are any updates for your WordPress website such as core updates, plugin and theme updates.

7) Exploit Scanner

This plugin searches the files on your WordPress site, active plugins and the posts and comments tables of your database for anything suspicious and notifies the administrator for all the changes.

8) WordPress Sentinel

Another plugin that tracks all files in a WordPress installation (core, themes, plugins) & notifies the administrator of any files that have changed in any way.

9)Login Dongle

Login Dongle adds an extra layer of security on your blog by means of a security question on the Admin area.

10) Lockdown WP Admin

This plugin can hide wp-admin and wp-login as well as add HTTP auth to the login system. You can change the WordPress Login URL and when someone tries to access http://yourwebsite.com/wp-admin/, it will show a 404 error page instead of redirecting to the login page. As most of the hacking attempts are auto-generated on wp-admin URL, this plugin can add an extra layer of security.

11) Secure WordPress

Secure WordPress improves the security of your WordPress website by removing error information on login pages, adds index.html to plugin directories, hides the WordPress version & much more.

12) Login Security Solution

This plugin provides security against brute force attacks by tracking IP, name, and passwords. Idle timeout. Maintenance mode lockdown.

Share your thoughts about which plugin you’re using to improve the security of your WordPress site.

20 Sep

Blogging Statistics 2012 (Infographic)

Blogging Statistics 2012

 

Blogging.org has done a research on Blogging in the United States. The research was done among 1000 bloggers across the US to find the answers in the domain of Blogging.
Here are some of the interesting facts on the state of Blogging in 2012:

– There are an estimated 31,000,000 bloggers in the United States as of July 2012.
– There are 42 Million blogs on WordPress.com.
– 60% Businesses have a business or company blog.
– Only 8% of people earn enough money via Blogging to support their family.
– Approx. 81% never earn more than $100.

Blogging Statistics 2012

16 Sep

Facebook Advertising for Ecommerce (Infographic)

Facebook Advertising for Ecommerce

 

The retail industry is the highest-spending sector when it comes to online advertising. By the end of 2012, Retail Industry Advertising will represent 22% of all online advertising spend.
Retailers are turning to Facebook in order to meet its target registrations, viral invites, email subscribes, add-to-carts, & ultimately purchases and lifetime customer value. Facebook with its unparalleled targeting parameters from interests to demographics and actions, is certainly doing wonders for Advertisers.

See Also:
The Power of Facebook Advertising (Infographic)
Facebook Ads Vs Google Ads ( Infographic )
10 Helpful Resources on Facebook Marketing

Check out the Infographic to find out how Ecommerce companies are leveraging Facebook Ads.

Facebook Advertising for Ecommerce

Source: Nanigans

13 Sep

Apple Unveils iPhone 5 – Complete Coverage

Apple iPhone 5 Screen

 

Apple finally unveiled its new iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 is the most amazing and beautiful iPhone yet with larger screen(4-inch-1136*640 Pixels-Retina Display), faster chip, 8 MP iSight Camera and 4G LTE.
The all new iPhone 5, is made up of glass and aluminum and it’s just 7.6mm thin, (18% thinner than the iPhone 4S). It also weighs only 112 grams,(20% lighter than the 4S). Infact, iPhone 5 is the thinner and lightest iPhone ever.

Apple iPhone 5 Screen

The new model provides “ultrafast” wireless with its 5GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi.

It is powered by a new processor, the Apple A6. It is twice as fast as its predecessor, 22% smaller and more power efficient using less battery life.

iPhone 5 White

Talking about the iPhone’s camera, it is still an 8 MP sensor, but it’s 25% smaller with better features such as Dynamic low light mode, improved color & tone, spatial noise reduction, 40% Fast shooting response time and a smart filter.

Apple says there is also a built-in panorama mode for high resolution widescreen pictures.

As expected, Apple has also changed the dock connector of the iPhone with its new 80% smaller “Lightning” connector.

The new iPhone is packed with 3 separate microphones — on the bottom, on the front & on the back. Apple says the multiple microphones will help Siri’s performance, and will also improve noise cancellation.

Apple iPhone 5 Pricing

The iPhone 5 will be available starting September 21 at Apple Retail Stores in the United States, Japan, Canada, U.K., France, Australia, Germany, Hong Kong and Singapore. Pre-order online starting September 14.

 

Apple iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S 3 vs. Droid RAZR HD vs. Nokia Lumia 920

iPhone 5 Comparison with Samsung Galaxy, Nokie Lumia
Apple iPhone 5

Apple Unveils New iPod Touch and iPod Nano

iPod Touch

iPod Touch

iPod Nano

iPod Nano

Apple also unveiled new iPod Touch and iPod Nano at the event.

Both 5th Gen iPod touch and new iPod nano are 6.1mm thick. The iPod touch will feature the same iPhone 5′s new 4-inch retina-enabled display. It is powered by a dual-core A5 processor.

See Also:
Top 10 Things You Need To Know About iOS 6

The iPod touch has a 5 MP iSight camera having the same technology as the iPhone 5. Users would also be able to record videos in 1080p on the iPod touch. The new iPod Touch has dual-band 802.11n network, as well as Bluetooth 4.0.
Siri is also available on the iPod touch.

The iPod touch will be available starting October in multiple colors such as white, black, red, blue, and yellow.

iPod Touch Pricing

Image Courtesy: Mashable.com

10 Sep

Appszito: Search Engine for Mobile Apps

Appszito

 

Trouble finding good applications for your iOS or Android device?
There are more than 5,00,000 apps in both iTunes Store and Google Play Store. Application discovery on these stores is limited to only categories & basic keyword search. Hence, it is very difficult to find the exact application you’re looking for.
And that is where Appszito comes in.

Appszito

Appszito is a search engine for Mobile Apps. You can discover apps based on relational search algorithm on both iOS and Android platforms. The main aim of Appszito is to help users explore apps store for the best app available on any topic or keyword.
For example, if you want to find good restaurants in India, just search – “Restaurants in India” on Appszito and it will give you a list of all the apps based on Restaurants in India. The search results are pretty much accurate and relevant to your search query.

The site also features latest deals on both iOS and Android apps which is updated daily.

Do give it a try and share your thoughts in comments.

09 Sep

Best Affiliate Programs For Bloggers

Affiliate site

 

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate Marketing is a type of Performance-based marketing in which a business rewards affiliates for each visitor or sale brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts. Affiliates/Publishers earn commission when someone clicks on affiliate links and/or making a purchase.

The best part of Affiliate Marketing is that you don’t need any inventory or logistics to handle. All you need is a website to promote products/services and add the respective affiliate links. You can earn anywhere between 1-80% per sale for your affiliate marketing efforts.

Affiliate site

Check out Different Types of Affiliate Marketing For Your Website:

1) Affiliate Networks

Amazon Affiliate Program: One of the most popular and largest affiliate network where you can earn 4-25% per sale referred from your account. They have a huge list of products across almost all range of categories. Minimum Payout by Check is $100 but you can get Amazon Gift Certificate or direct deposit into your account once your income reaches $10.

Google Affiliate Network: It is an aggregate marketplace for 1000s of affiliate programs from different companies. Each program is managed by individual affiliate program manager. After signing up for Google Affiliate Network, you need approval from each affiliate company manager to showcase their products and earn money. Commission varies company to company. Minimum payout is $100.

Linkshare: LinkShare topped the 2012 Blue Book of Top 20 Affiliate Networks. It is a fantastic affiliate directory that provides thousands of affiliate programs from companies in thousands of markets and categories.

ShareASale: ShareASale claimed the third spot in the 2012 Blue Book of Top 20 Affiliate Networks for being the “overall best performance marketing network in the world today,”

Few Other Best Affiliate Networks:

Commission Junction

ClickBank

Peerfly

E-Junkie

2) WordPress Themes Affiliate Programs

WordPress is one of most popular CMS in the world today which is used by millions of websites. You can earn up to 50% commission by referring WordPress themes and plugins on your website. You can even create lists such as, “Top 10 Premium WordPress Portfolio Themes”, to promote Premium WordPress Themes on your blog.

Check out Most Popular WordPress Themes Club:

ThemeForest

Themify

Thesis Themes

Elegant Themes

WooThemes

Mojo-Themes,etc.

See Also:

Top 15 Premium WordPress Themes Club

5 Best Google Adsense Alternative

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

3) Web Hosting Affiliates:

You can earn more than $100 just by referring 1 Web Hosting sign up on any of the Hosting Providers. After signing up for Web Hosting Affiliate Programs, you can even create discount coupons for your readers with maximum discount.

Check out Top Hosting Providers all over the World:

Hostgator

BlueHost

DreamHost

Hostgator India

Big Rock India

09 Sep

How To Add Top Commentators Widget in WordPress

Top Commentators Plugin

 

Displaying Top Commentators Widget on your blog is a great way to reward your commentators and bring back readers again and again to comment on your blog.

Top Commentators Plugin

Top Commentators Widget Plugin:

The most popular plugin available to display the top commentators on your WordPress blog sidebar. It is designed to display the commentators with maximum comments on your website. The number of comments is tracked by this plugin automatically and displayed on the sidebar for your readers to view.

Settings of this Plugin includes:

– Change widget title
– Add Description below the Title
– Exclude any Users
– Limit the number of names listed
– Reset Commentators List Every Time Period
– Nofollow Links
– Show on Home Page only
– Display Gravatar
– Show an Award icon if comments reach a certain range.

Do give this plugin a try and let us know your thoughts in comments.

06 Sep

Samsung Galaxy S Duos and Galaxy Y Duos Lite launched

Samsung Galaxy S Duos

 

Samsung launched the Galaxy S Duos and the Galaxy Y Duos Lite, Dual SIM phones in India. The Galaxy S Duos comes with a 4.0-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels resolution) capacitive touch screen display and runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The Galaxy Y Duos Lite comes with a 2.8-inch (240 x 320 pixels pixels resolution) capacitive touch screen display and runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).

Both these phones have Dual SIM ‘Always On’ (GSM+GSM) support. It means Call on Number one will be forwarded to Number Two if Number one is busy.

Samsung Galaxy S Duos

Samsung Galaxy S Duos

Samsung Galaxy S Duos Specifications

– 4.0-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels resolution) capacitive touch screen display
– Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
– 1 GHz processor and 512MB RAM
– 5MP Rear Camera with LED Flash, Auto Focus and 720p video recording. VGA Front Facing Camera.
– 3.5mm Audio jack
– FM radio with RDS, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth3.0 and aGPS
– 4GB internal memory that is expandable up to 32GB with microSD.
– Dual SIM Active (GSM+GSM) Support
– 1500 mAh battery
– Priced at Rs. 17,900 in India

Buy Samsung Galaxy S Duos on Flipkart.

Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Lite

Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Lite

Galaxy Y Duos Lite Specifications

– 2.8-inch (240 x 320 pixels pixels resolution) capacitive touch screen display
– Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
– 832 MHz single core processor
– 2MP Full Focus Camera
– 3GB Internal memory, which is expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD.
– 3.5mm Audio jack
– Dual SIM Active (GSM+GSM) Support
– FM radio with RDS, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth3.0 and aGPS
– 1200 mAh battery
– Priced at Rs. 6990 in India.

Buy Samsung Y Duos Lite on Flipkart.

06 Sep

Nokia unveils Lumia 920 and Lumia 820

Nokia Lumia 920

 

Nokia officially unveiled Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 – its first Microsoft Windows Phone 8 running smartphones, at a press conference in New York, USA. The Nokia Lumia 920 comes with the Nokia PureView camera technology while the Lumia 820 does not have the Nokia PureView imaging technology.
Both Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 are expected to be available later this year.

Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone comes with a 4.5-inch(1280×768 resolution) ClearBlack Pure Motion HD+ IPS LCD display. It means you can use the touchscreen even with the gloves on. It has been made possible with the new Nokia PureMotion HD+ technology which makes it most sensitive and fastest display so far. The new Nokia ClearBlack technology brings higher brightness & Sunlight Readability Enhancements – means text can be read even under bright sun. It comes with 8.7 MP Auto focus camera with LED Flash, Cark Zeiss Optics and Nokia Pureview Camera Technology.

Nokia Lumia 920 Review

Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia Lumia 920 Specifications

– 4.5-inch (1280 × 768 pixels resolution) ClearBlack Pure Motion HD+ IPS capacitive Touch screen display
– Windows 8 Phone OS
– 1GB RAM and 1.5 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
– 8MP Rear camera with LED Flash, Carl Zeiss optics, Optical imaging stabilization and Pureview Camera Technology, 1080p HD video recording
– 1.2MP 720p HD Front-facing camera
– 4G, 3G HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.1, GPS/aGPS, and Near Field Communications(NFC)
– 32GB Internal memory and No Capacity to add micro SD card.
– Free 7 GB SkyDrive Support to Backup files
– Comes with 3 distortion free microphones for HD voice clearer calls, better audio recording, and Dolby Earphone for better music experience.
– City Lens Application to find out information about important places, subways, cafes and much more.
– 2,000mAh Non-removable battery with Integrated Qi wireless charging (10 Hours of Talktime)
– Available in red, grey, yellow, white and black colors.

The Nokia Lumia 920 will be available later this year in select markets initially.

Nokia Lumia 820

Nokia Lumia 820

Nokia Lumia 820

Nokia Lumia 820 comes with a 4.3 inch-inch (800 x 480 pixels resolution) OLED ClearBlack display and is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. It comes with 8MP Auto Focus camera with Dual LED flash at the back and Carl Zeiss optics that can record videos at Full HD 1080p resolution.

Nokia Lumia 820 Review

Nokia Lumia 820

Nokia Lumia 820 Specifications

– 4.3 inch-inch (800 x 480 pixels resolution) OLED ClearBlack Touch Screen display
– Windows Phone 8 OS
– 1GB RAM and 1.5 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
– 8MP Rear camera With Auto Focus, Carl Zeiss optics and Dual LED flash, 1080p HD recording
– VGA Front-facing camera
– 8GB internal memory, which is expandable memory with microSD
– 4G, 3G HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.1, GPS/aGPS,and NFC
– 1650mAh battery with Integrated Qi wireless charging
– Available in yellow, purple, grey, red, cyan, white and black colors with exchangeable shells that also adds wireless charging.

The Nokia Lumia 820 will also be available later this year in select markets initially.

See Also:
Nokia Launches Asha 305, Asha 306 and Asha 311
Nokia Unveils Nokia 808 Pureview [ 41 MP Camera Phone ]

06 Sep

Top 10 Regrets in Life (Infographic)

Top 10 Regrets in Life

Addicted2Success shared an interesting Infographic about “The Top 10 Regrets In Life By Those About To Die“. The Infographic was created by interviewing a no. of patients in Hospitals and nursing homes who are seeing their last days. It’s time for the world to learn from regrets of these people before it’s too late.

The number one regret that people have is that they never pursued their dreams and aspirations. They were always too afraid to follow their dreams and are still haunted by the decisions they didn’t take. So, follow your dreams before it’s too late.

Check out the Infographic for more regrets that people have:

Top 10 Regrets in Life