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Best Tips For Google Image Search - How to Index image in Google Image Search

Best Tips For Google Image Search - How to Index image in Google Image Search

How to get Images Indexed by Google Image Search
Google Image Search could be used in many ways.

1. If you want to know if a person is a man or a woman and the name doesn't help, do a search for the name.

2. If you don't know the meaning of a word, the pictures may help you.

3. A better search for Flickr. Google uses information from other sites that link to Flickr photos, so you may find Google search better.

4. Find what's interesting about a site, by looking at the pictures included. For example: wired.com.

5. Find a new wallpaper for your desktop by restricting your search to large images. You can automate this using an application.

6. Find random personal pictures, using standard file names from digital cameras.

7. Type the name of a painter and you can take an art class.

8. Install a Greasemonkey script so you can view the original version of the image directly by clicking on the thumbnail.

9. Find t…

Best Tips to Protect Your Personal Email

E-mail and instant messaging (IM) are terrific forms of communication for keeping in touch with family, friends, and business associates. However, using them unwisely may make you and your computer susceptible to spam, phishing scams, viruses, and other online threats. Here are some tips to avoid these problems:

1. Obtain comprehensive security software. Be sure that the security software you select is like McAfee Internet Security and protects you and your PC from viruses, worms, Trojans, unwanted e-mail (spam), phishing scams, and other malicious software. It should also have a firewall like McAfee’s products, which can monitor your Internet connection and stop unwanted traffic to and from your PC. Be sure to keep your security software up-to-date. Ideally, you want it to be like McAfee’s Internet Security Suite that has automatic updates and upgrades.

2. Share your e-mail address with only trusted sources. Only your family, friends, and trusted business contacts should have your pers…

WordPress Ping List : Best List of WordPress Ping URLs

WordPress Ping List : Best List of WP Ping URLs
Welcome to Wordpress Pinglist. We've searched the Internet for the best and most up to date wordpress pinglist sites for use on your blogs. Finding them can be tough, and finding an updated list can be even more work. We've made it easy with our list. Just copy and paste into your wordpress site and you're good to go.

This is a recommended ping list for a WordPress blog. The information is gathered from personal experience and various sources on the web.

Every time you post these services will be notified of your blog post increasing your online exposure.

To use this list, copy and paste this list to your Settings->Writing tab in the admin panel.

http://api.moreover.com/RPC2
http://bblog.com/ping.php
http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2
http://ping.weblogalot.com/rpc.php
http://ping.feedburner.com
http://ping.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php
http://ping.bloggers.jp/rpc/
http://rpc.pingomatic.com/
http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
http://rpc.technorat…

More Links = Less Page Rank?

Pagerank Explained. Google's PageRank and how to make the most of it

It became an interesting and repeating observation in recent months.

Site A has PR 7 backlink and 3 backlinks total. Site B has PR7 backlink and 600 backlinks total.

Site A got PR6 while Site B has only PR3.

This almost implies that the pagerank flowing into the site is 'averaged' over all incoming links. Meaning, the larger number of crap links (low PR links, no Pr or PR 0) you have, the smaller your resulting pagerank is as these links devalue any high PR links you might have.



How is PageRank calculated?
To calculate the PageRank for a page, all of its inbound links are taken into account. These are links from within the site and links from outside the site.

PR(A) = (1-d) + d(PR(t1)/C(t1) + ... + PR(tn)/C(tn))

That's the equation that calculates a page's PageRank. It's the original one that was published when PageRank was being developed, and it is probable that Google uses a variation of it but t…

SEO Smart Links : Essential Wordpress Plugin

SEO Smart Links Plugin for WordPress
SEO Smart Links can automatically link keywords and phrases in your posts and comments with corresponding posts, pages, categories and tags on your blog.Further SEO Smart links allows you to set up your own keywords and set of matching URLs.Finally SEO Smart links allows you to set nofollow attribute and open links in new window.Everything happens completely transparent, and you can edit the options from the administration settings panel.How it Works?SEO Smart Links looks for keyword phrases that match the titles of your posts and pages by default (and you can enable categories and tags matching too). These phrases are then turned into the links. The matching is case insensitive and the original case is preserved.So If I mention Amazing Grace, which is my theme and also the title of one of my pages, it will be automatically converted into a link.Everything happens completely transparent, and you can edit the options from the administration settings …

How to Import/Export a Blog to Blogger

How to Import/Export a Blog to Blogspot

New Feature: Import and Export in Blogspot
Today’s release brings another long-desired feature to Blogger: Import and Export of blogs. Now you can export all of your posts and comments into a single, Atom-formatted XML file for easy backup. You can then import the posts back into Blogger, either into an existing blog or into a new one.













To export your blog, log in to http://draft.blogger.com/ and go to the Settings > Basic page. You’ll see the Blog Tools links at the top of the page for importing and exporting. (We also moved blog deletion up here from the bottom of the page. Don’t worry about accidentally clicking it, though; your blog wouldn’t be deleted until you confirmed on the next page.)

Once you click “Export blog” and press the “Export” button on the next page, your browser will prompt you to save the XML file for your blog. Keep it somewhere safe as a backup, or import it into a different blog. You can import one blog into another from …

Get Targeted Backlinks to your blog with Comment Kahuna

Every blogger, unless the blog is exclusively setup for private and limited purposes, is interested in gaining more quality traffic and better blog ranking in search engines. One of the widely recognized approaches to improve the position and attract more visitors is receiving quality backlinks. However, while task sounds simple and self-explanatory, the realization step is quite complicated. How can you encourage another blogger, preferably with good Google PageRank standing, to post link on you blog?



Comment Kahuna is one of the best free tools on the market, that will assist you in reaching your goal. It is a simple, but efficient utility that helps you in searching blogs related to the niche of your website. Use it to offer informative comments on the blog posts. This will give your website quality backlinks that search engines looks for while evaluating your blog position. Many of these blogs get lots of visitors, so if your comment is interesting, relevant and informative, some w…

Disadvantages of Reciprocal Links Exchange

What is Reciprocal Links Exchange

Reciprocal linking is an agreement between two web site owners to provide a hyperlink within their own web site to your web site. Generally this is done to provide readers with quick access to related sites, or to show a partnership between two sites. Reciprocal links can also help to increase traffic to your web site in two ways. Firstly, you will probably have some viewers visit your site from clicking the reciprocal link directly. Secondly, most Internet search engines take into account the number of web sites which contain links to your web site; the more hyperlinks to your site found, the higher up in the search engine rankings (depending on the search term) you'll find your site.
Reciprocal linking between web sites became an important part of the search engine optimisation process thanks to the link popularity algorithm PageRank employed by Google, which ranks web sites for relevancy dependent on the number of links that led to a particular …

Guide To One Way Link Building - One Way Link Building Secures Long Term Ranking Results

Guide To One Way Link Building - One Way Link Building Secures Long Term Ranking Results
Link-building should constitute no more than 10-15% of your search engine optimization practice. You want your linking to be efficient, effective, and long-lasting. Here are a few link building tips to help you improve your search engine optimization practice and your search results.

Links start at home
Most people now agree that internal navigation is extremely important to the search optimization process.

1.You want to use concise, meaningful, keyword-rich anchor text in your navigation
2.You want to provide alternative, content-embedded links to deeper content in the site where it makes sense
3.You want to use alternative anchor text for secondary on-page links
4.You want to provide cross-promotional links on as many pages as possible in as unobtrusive a way as possible
Keeping in mind that the user experience should be your first priority, you want to strategically position links throughout your site …

Does Website Structure Matter SEO?

Does Website Structure Matter to Search Engine Optimization?
Does Website structure matter to SEO is a great question that should have been asked about 10 years ago. It’s being answered on many SEO blogs and forums but not in a very formal way, in my opinion.

Website structure helps your search engine optimization in several ways. Let’s take a brief look at how that plays out.

1.Website structure directly influences your site’s crawlability
2.Website structure facilitates or inhibits growth
3.Website structure may improve your on-site optimization
4.Website structure may improve your SERP optimization

Website structure directly influences site crawlability – This point is being made by more people than ever but it seems to be trapped within the thought circles of the SEO community. The difference between a crawlable site and a crawl-inhibiting site structure is most easily measured through cache data freshness. Keep in mind that search engines don’t necessarily recache your page every time t…

List of Best Tools to Check Your Website Usability

List of tools to test a website
Usability is a qualitative attribute that assesses how easy user interfaces are to use. More impotantly it shows the user behaviour who interact with your webpage first time.

In this post I'm sharing some very useful tools for webmasters to check website usability. Here's the following list:

Feng-GUI

Feng-GUI simulates human vision during the first 5 seconds of exposure to visuals, and creates heatmaps based on an algorithm that predicts
what a real human would be most likely to look at.

This offers designers, advertisers and creatives, a Pre-testing technology that predicts performance of an image, by analyzing levels of attention, brand effectiveness and placement, as well as breaking down the Flow of Attention.



Five Second Test

A simple online usability test that helps you identify the most prominent elements of your user interfaces. A central test management screen helps organise and visualise your responses so you can get all the information you n…

Importance of Sitemaps In SEO

Importance of Sitemap
Sitemaps provide a way for Web sites to specify what pages within the site should be indexed and what new content has been added. Basically, it provides a communication channel between the search engine and the site.


A site map (or sitemap) is a graphical representation of the architecture of a web site. It can be either a document in any form used as a planning tool for web design, or a web page that lists the pages on a web site, typically organized in hierarchical fashion. This helps visitors and search engine bots find pages on the site.

A hierarchical diagram of the pages on a Web site, starting with the home page at the top. A site map helps visitors navigate large, complicated sites by showing its entire structure. It is also used as a master diagram of the Web site for Web designers.

A sitemap is an XML file that contains a list of site URLs and related attributes detailing what should be indexed within a specific site. It must be UTF-8 encoded. The following…

Worst SEO Mistakes You Can Make

Biggest Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Mistakes Expert Make
Search Engine Optimization is a very hot topic in the World Wide Web. After all, everybody wants to rank higher and come up on the first page of Google search and get more traffic. I have identified and made a list of top 15 SEO practices that I tend to forget quite often. These simple SEO techniques if practiced properly can make a significant difference as to how my pages are ranked in the Search Engine Queries.

1.Use rel=”nofollow” tag on low value links to not pass the page rank juice. For example ‘Read the rest of the entry’, ‘About’, ‘Contact’ etc.
2.Use proper anchor text for interlinks. Don’t use ‘here’ or ‘there’.
3.Optimize the images, always create alt tags and write description in the alt tag.
4.Use search engine friendly permalinks. Make sure the URLs do not have ‘&’, ‘?’, ‘!’ etc characters.
5.Use hyphens (-) between words to improve readability.
6.Do not use underscores (_), use hyphens (-) instead.
7.Do not use …

Seo Tips for Launching a New Website

Basic Tips For Launching a New Website While Keeping SEO In Mind
Search Engines like Google and Yahoo have become intelligent in the past 4-5 years. It is very difficult to game search engines nowadays by manipulating tags and keyword stuffing. For a new site it may take 6 to 9 months to achieve competitive rankings at Google. From SEO point of view, I recommend the following steps for launching a new website.

i) Registering a domain name with similar Keywords
Pick a domain name which either has keywords associated with your product/service or your brand name. It is better to go for short domain names which are easy to remember. If your target market is global, go for a .com domain. If you are targeting a particular country or language, it is better to register a domain name in TLD of that country. For example, go for a .jp or .co.jp domain, if you are targeting Japan. I recommend you to register the domain for at least 2 years; more the better to gain the trust of search engines.

ii) Dom…

Building Backlinks through Forum Posting

Backlink Building through Forum Posting / How to Build Backlinks
There is no doubt that quality backlinks from relevant sites are important for SEO success. If a page has good content, other websites will start linking to it in a natural manner; this is the main hypothesis for including backlinks as part of the search engine ranking algorithms. Thus, a page with better content will naturally have more backlinks, and will rank better. However, in practice, one will have go for other ways of gaining relevant quality backlinks, as a part of his SEO strategy.

Getting listed in web directories, article directories, posting in forums, and blogs are some of the acceptable methods of acquiring quality backlinks. Generally, search engines index forums frequently, so posting in forums is a good way to gain quality backlinks with the anchor text of your choice. While submitting articles to directories can be a time consuming process, it does not require much effort and time to post in forums; how…

Changing Title Meta Tag Hurts Google Rankings

Does change of Meta Description affect Google Ranking?
It is no secret that the title meta-tag is one of the most important factors when it comes to on-page search engine optimization. Search engines including Google, Yahoo and MSN give quite a bit of importance to the title and description metatags in their algorithms. What many people, however, do not know that the same title tag could actually hurt your rankings, if you try to change it abruptly with a hope to improve your search engine rankings.

If you are currently ranking well with your page title, you should not risk with changing it to improve your rankings. You may often see your current Google rankings go down with such a change. I myself have experienced negative results when I tried to change the title tag for a site which was already ranking well. In fact, Google slammed the site with a -950 penalty.

Your page title is the main entry gate of search engines. Changing the title meta-tag could easily make your Google rankings …

Google Page Rank Updates : Last Google PR Update

It looks like Google is rolling out a PageRank update. I woke up this morning and some of my sites were getting a new PR.
Are you guys seeing the changes too? Let me know how your PR fluctuated.

It looks like Google is getting a regular schedule for the PageRank updated again though. The last one happened at 29/30 October 2009 , so that is more or less one PR update every three/ four months or so. It would be good if they kept that pace constant.

When’s the Next Google PR update?
Let’s see if in the middle of January/ February 2010 we will get another update.


Dates of Previous Pagerank i.e PR Upadates:
Last Confirmed - 30 October 2009
Confirmed - 27/28 May 2009
Confirmed – 1 / 2 April 2009
Confirmed – 30-31 December 2008
Confirmed – 27 September 2008
Confirmed – 26 July 2008
Confirmed – 29 April 2008
Confirmed – 9,10,11,12 January 2008
Confirmed – 26 October 2007
Confirmed – 28 April 2007

How to Make Mozilla Firefox Load Faster

How to make a Website load faster in Mozilla Firefox

Firefox may run quickly but it loads slowly; here's how to fix it.
(Note : This tip is are for experienced computer users only.)


You can slash Firefox's slow load time by compressing the DLLs and executables. There are many choices for compression but I suggest you use UPX which is free, efficient and time proven.

1. Download UPX from http://upx.sourceforge.net/#download

2. Unzip upx.exe into your Firefox installation folder which is normally C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox.

3. Make sure Firefox is not running then shell to a command prompt in the Firefox installation directory.

4. Type in the following command in a single line and hit return:

for %v in (*.exe *.dll components\*.dll plugins\*.dll) do upx "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\%v"

5. If on some later occasion you want to unpack the files, just type in the command above but add the decompression switch "-d" after "do upx."

That's it…

How to Check if Your Website is Penalized by Google

How to Check if a Website is Penalized by Google
There are always a question asked by all webmasters that how to check whether your website is being penalized by Google or not?

Here are few points to let you verify that your website is a victim of Google penalization or not.

Keyword Rankings:

You were top on result for some of your keywords and you see a major and sudden drop in all those keywords. This indicates that your website is probably being penalized by Google because your Google SERP is very down.

Number of Page Index:

Large numbers of pages from your website were there in Google before when check using site: operator and now when you use site: operator, you are seeing very few pages. Most of your pages are no more in Google index. This major de-index also indicate that your website is in trouble.

Page Weight Loss:

If you see that your pages are there in Google when you use site: operator. Next thing to check is the weight of these pages. Even if these pages are there in Google inde…

What Is Google Caffeine? New Version of Google Search Is Launching Soon

Google Caffeine is an "under the hood" development in the Google search engine algorithm that will augment (slightly) how sites rank on Google's search engine results pages (SERP). The addition of Google Caffeine means that your current website search engine optimization (SEO) may become less effective and you may lose or gain position in search engine results for certain keywords. Google Caffeine is not yet integrated into the standard algorithm, but you can observe where your website and other websites stand in 'Caffeine-induced' results by visiting the Google Caffeine test site, http://www2.sandbox.google.com

Google "Caffeine", the new search engine improves the index size, the speed of the queries and most importantly, changes the value of search engine rankings.

In a post on Webmaster Central Blog, Google notified the world that the next Google search engine was ready for testing.

My first impressions about Google "Caffeine" has been pretty…

Is Google Changing the PageRank Algorithm?

Has Google Changed it's PageRank Algorithm?
The latest news around the blogosphere is that Google PageRanks of large sites have been hurt. Sites penalised are as follows:
Here is a list that I gathered with big blogs that supposedly lost PR on this issue:

■Engadget (from 7 to 5)
■AutoBlog (from 6 to 4)
■Problogger (from 6 to 4)
■Copyblogger (from 6 to 4)
■Search Engine Journal (from 7 to 4)
■Quick Online Tips (from 6 to 3)
■Search Engine Roundtable (from 7 to 4)
■Blog Herald (from 6 to 4)
■Weblog Tools Collection (from 6 to 4)
■JohnTP (from 6 to 4)
■Coolest Gadgets (from 5 to 3)
Update: It looks like mainstream websites that were selling links were also penalized:

■Washington Post (from 7 to 5)
■Washington Times (from 6 to 4)
■Charlotte Observer (from 6 to 4)
■Forbes.com (from 7 to 5)
■SFGate.com (from 7 to 5)
■Sun Times (from 7 to 5)
■New Scientist (from 7 to 5)
■Seattle Times (from 6 to 4)

Andy Beard thought the drop was because of text selling which was reported about a week or so ago. This turns out…

Link Building to Increase Website Traffic

How to Increase Website Traffic
Do you offer free promotions and monthly contests for new members? No matter how many bells & whistles your site has, all of this is virtually worthless if you cannot drive traffic to your website. Building links to your website is one of the smartest things a webmaster can do to establish a solid web presence. You will have direct traffic as a result of people clicking on the links, and indirect traffic from partner sites with higher rankings at the major search engines.

As you might already know, Google uses a system called link popularity and link reputation to determine a site's relevance and position in the search rankings. The mantra stands: the more links you have leading to you on other web pages, the higher your site’s ranking. Link reputation, on the other hand, means how important the incoming links are to your webpage. If you have your website link at a Professional Dog Trade Show site with 200,000 monthly visitors, you will have a hig…

Google Caffeine: Google's New Search Engine Index

Is Google Caffeine Faster?
Microsoft has recently unveiled their new search engine, Bing. And with the recent announcement that Microsoft's Bing is going to soon power the Yahoo organic search results, Google needed to do something to keep their market share of search.

Google has unveiled a new test version of their search engine, which is being called "Caffeine". This is being touted as the "next generation of search".

Google's Matt Cutts said, on the Google Webmaster Central blog that they're very interested in feedback:

"Right now, we only want feedback on the differences between Google's current search results and our new system. We're also interested in higher-level feedback ("These types of sites seem to rank better or worse in the new system") in addition to "This specific site should or shouldn't rank for this query." Engineers will be reading the feedback, but we won't have the cycles to send replies."

Lesser Known Method of Blog Promotion

Days ago, when i do walked by on Blogcatalog to find some good news and also to promote my blog. I found this useful thread. It's all about a lesser known method of Blog Promotion. If you interested, read it now!

Written by BlogBadly, taken from one of his discussion on Blog Catalog (with necessary edit):

Whenever someone makes a "SEVEN EASY TIPS FOR BLOG PROMOTION/PR INCREASE" post anywhere, I rarely see adding your posts to blog carnivals.
Blog carnivals are usually held by one blog. In them, the owner reads submissions and decides which ones to put in a post about the carnival. About 5-10 entries are picked for each post. The owners of the carnivals generally don't expect a post back to them - maybe just a trackback - so it's basically a free link to your blog. It can attract readers too. It's not spammy, too, as all of the posts are related in the same category (business, satire, family, pets, etc.)
It's really easy to do: just go to blogcarnival.com, s…

Nofollow Links - Advantages & Disadvantages

Nofollow Links - The Good side and the Bad side
Blog commenting is one of the best way of getting backlinks to our sites/blog. And if you frequently gather backlink by that way (blog commenting) you must be familiar with Dofollow or nofollow links attribute. You may be wonder why the webmasters (Matt Cutts and Jason Shellen) design nofollow attributes, because all we know is nofollow link attributes doesn't give our page any reputation (such as PR calculation). But recently i found why nofollow link attributes is so damn important for both web owner or the webmasters who want to gather backlinks from it.

:: Good side / Advantages

1.It prevents comment spamming.
Remember that most of people who want to gather link juice, always do it by leaving poor quality comment(s) to blog which use dofollow attributes, they think it is wasting time to leave a comment on nofollow blog. So, nofollow blog have smaller chance to receive comment spam.
2.You don't want to pass reputation on to a web…

Why Working From Home is Nothing New | Work From Home

Working From Home is Nothing New

Working from home is a whole new way of working — a revolution in industry, in society, in the way we live. Or is it? While making a living by sitting in a cafĂ© with a frappucino and a two-way link to the cloud might be something your parents never dreamed of doing, the idea that you can ignore the corporate world and earn from home is actually about as modern as iron horseshoes and knitting needles. In fact, not only are today’s home-based tech workers more traditional than the average cubicle drone, they actually have a long way to go before their numbers come close to those of the good old days despite recent trends.

According to the US Census Office, the number of people who work at home more than two days a week increased between 1980 and 1990 by 56 percent from 2.2 million to 3.4 million.That’s a remarkable rise and one made all the more impressive by happening before the expansion of the Internet. In the decade following 1990, as communications i…