Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Google Suggest on Google.com

Google Suggest is a tool offered by Google labs to give real-time suggestions on your keyword search.

From Google Suggest FAQ - "As you type into the search box, Google Suggest guesses what you're typing and offers suggestions in real time. This is similar to Google's "Did you mean?" feature that offers alternative spellings for your query after you search, except that it works in real time. For example, if you type "bass," Google Suggest might offer a list of refinements that include "bass fishing" or "bass guitar." Similarly, if you type in only part of a word, like "prog," Google Suggest might offer you refinements like "programming," "programming languages," "progesterone," or "progressive." You can choose one by scrolling up or down the list with the arrow keys or mouse."

Google offer this Suggestion tool through several Google services and can be used by downloading the new version of Google Toolbar.

From this today morning I have found that Google Suggestion on our search keywords are available there from the Google homepage itself which was not there by default. Actually Google just announced they will start to roll out Google Suggest as a default feature for the Google.com homepage over the next week. This feature will reduce your time and brainstorming to get the best results with the best keywords and phrases. It also reduces your spelling errors and saves keystrokes.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Apple 3G iPhone launched in India

The Apple iPhone 3G (third generation) has been launched in India today (22nd August, 2008) by two big telecom companies Vodafone Essar and larger rival Bharti Airtel.

The new Apple 3G iPhone will be cost Rs 31,000 ($709) for the 8GB model and Rs 36,000 ($825) for the 16GB memory space model which is too expensive for the Indian market, I think. But, there was big crowd lined up outside a Gurgaon mall and shops in New Delhi to get this latest Apple iphone. A college student won the race and was the first one to pick up the phone at Gurgaon's Sahara Mall.

Right now, I am user of Sony Ericsson mobile phones for the past 3 yrs. I always like stylish cell phone & gadgets with all modern technologies but should be simple and easy to handle and user-friendly. As per the feature and style of Apple iphone, it's the best. But if we see the price here in India, it's just too much. There are many other good phone available with touch screen facility like htc diamond which I can prefer.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Yahoo! Buzz - Are You Ready?

August 18th, 2008, Yahoo! announced the opening of Yahoo! Buzz so that anybody can “buzz up” content from any publisher on the Web.

Actually, this Digg-like social bookmarking site; Yahoo! Buzz was introduced in Feb, 08 and only open to few users. But now, Yahoo has opened it to all their users to submit their articles and buzz up any content on the web.

To add Yahoo! Buzz buttons to your own articles, web pages and blog posts, go to http://buzz.yahoo.com/buttons

Learn more about Y! Buzz at http://ycorpblog.com/2008/08/18/see-it-love-it-buzz-it/

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Google Search Tricks

There are several operators and commands Google support. For instance, "site:" is a special operator, and the query [site:www.google.com] doesn't do a normal search but instead finds all web pages indexed for www.google.com

Like that, there are many interesting and cool search tricks and commands in Google which you may not know. Following are some of them -

Friday, August 15, 2008

Happy Independence Day India 2008

Happy Independence Day INDIA, August 15 2008

Lets celebrate it with the full Joy and Spirit.

Jai Hind - Jai Bharat

Vande Mataram!
amit verma
An Indian SEO

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Some of big link building mistakes

Link building is a method to gain more web popularity for your site in the internet and also good positioning in major search engines like Google and Yahoo.

But if you do mistakes, your website can also be suffer through Search engine penalties. So be wise and always check these following points before start link building for your site -
  • Don't link with irrelevant sites. The best mantra to get good rankings in big search engine is relevancy. So, try to link with only relevant sites.

  • Don’t spend all your time getting just one way links from sites having NIL Page Rank. One or two links from relevant sites having PR5 can be worth more than hundred links from sites with no PR.

  • Be careful about buying links or you can get banned. Especially be careful about Site Wide links. If your site / blog has got few backlinks on first day and the next day you have hundreds; Google can check this and your site can be penalized.

  • Don’t spend all your time building one way links that are url-links (eg. http://seovigyan.com instead of Free SEO tips). So, you want to have anchor-text links for good rankings on your targeted keywords in search engines.

  • Just say No No to “No-Follow” links. Always try to get "do-follow" links, so they can be counted as the votes for your sites.

  • Do not let your links point to just your site homepage. Also, lead them to interior pages of your site. Your all pages has equal importance. Isn't?
So, try to follow the above points and be wise while doing link building for your site.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Orkut Olympics Celebrations

Orkut is also celebrating the Olympics 2008. Just check out the ORKUT home page and see the Orkut changed logo with the theme of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

Have Faith

This is really an interesting which I got from a friend through an email -

So, have faith...God is always with you for your protection.

Friday, August 8, 2008

What special on 08-08-08?

Hi all,

There are many posts about today's date which is 08-08-08 means triple eight. 08/08/08 also a special date for wedding planners as they can earn more from the marriages on this date. I also heard that number 8 is considered very favorable in Chinese culture. This applies to any special event in Chinese culture. In fact, the summer Olympics in Beijing will begin on 8/8/08, at 8:08 p.m

Now, from the search engine's point of view; what's new here for this day : -
  • On Google search engine - It's the "Beijing 2008 Olympic Games" doogle designed by Google.

  • On Yahoo! - An Olympic Games animation on the Yahoo! logo.

  • On Ask.com - Olympic games theme setup.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Ethical SEO Techniques

With the following of ethical SEO strategies, your promotion can be sustainable and long lasting making your website rankings at search engines longer.

  1. Search Engine Friendly Website Design - First of all, the design of the website needs to be appropriate for SEO, the website should be a search engine friendly website. With the use of HTML, CSS, easy navigation and original pictures for your website design, you can make it search engine friendly. Frames website are not made for web promotion. So, try to stay away from them in your page construction.

  2. No duplicate content - Your website should not have any duplicate content which is placed on any other website. It could be included in spam from search engines. So your content on website should be unique and genuine to your visitors and with right density of targeted keywords and key phrases. Please don't use your keyword again and again in every line just to increase the key word density; it could get you in a spam or the website can be penalized or banned by search engines. Another important point is to avoid hidden content.

  3. Meta tags placement - Meta tags are HTML codes embedded into web pages containing keywords, description, key phrases, author information, copyright information, title and helps in fast indexing of web page in search engines There should be relevant Meta tags at every page of your website. Title should not be so long and should not have more than three targeted keywords embedded in it. Description tags should be descriptive, not more than 30-35 words which are enough to describe your page. Keyword tags can have your all targeted keywords on which you want rankings for your website.

  4. Sitemap - Sitemap plays an important part in website which should have all important links of your website. It helps your visitors to find any particular link from one page called Sitemap. Also use Google Sitemap for fast indexing of your website, a service provided by Google, itself.

  5. Search engines submissions - This process of submitting of your website in search engines should be a factor of covering all engines which are globally relevant and the ones that address your regional requirements as well.

  6. Directory submissions - Submission of website in free and paid directories with the relevant category. With quick visibility of your website at search engines, submissions in directories give your website extra back links and positioning at search engines. Just be sure about your right category to submit and also choose the right directory.

  7. Press Releases - Press releases on the web are like news wires for the conventional media. When you launch a new site, or a new service a properly drafted press release can get fast visibility. Make sure that your press release is in line with your SEO strategy and covers your targeted keywords.

  8. Link development - Two main aspects are included in this term - link exchange and one-way links. Link Exchange means exchanging your website link with another relevant website and one-way links are those links which are placed on any other website without exchanging links at a relevant place. Only a relevant link placement with relevant anchor will give you high rankings on search engines within short period.

  9. Article Writing and Submissions - Writing articles on the industry your website belongs to or writing about the products and services your website offers is a good move to share information with the visitors an its also a good way to generate extra but useful content for the website, it is now highly popular in terms of website promotions. Just write articles about your website products with nice information and statements and published them in article submission websites and can also request to other website owners to publish them in their websites because everybody welcomes good content but it should be with your resource and relevant links, otherwise it has no use.

  10. Social Bookmarking - It includes bookmarking of your site web pages in social bookmarking sites to get more and instant traffic.

All above given steps are ethical and helpful in fast rankings of website at major search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN Live Search and more importantly they can help you create a more sustainable and long term exposure on the biggest source of website business... the search engines of the modern world.

Google announced Insights for Search

Tuesday, August 05, 2008 by Trevor Claiborne, Inside AdWords Crew; Google announced a new tool for advertisers and marketers to understand search behavior - Google Insights for Search.

We can also say this is an Add-on to Google Trends. We just have to type the keyword in a search term to see search volume patterns over time, as well as the top related and rising searches. We can also compare search volume trends across multiple search terms, categories, geographic regions, or specific time ranges.

To download the results / analysis for our searches, we just need sign into our Google account.

Lets take an example to check it more with using any filtration in the tool. If you make for a search for term SEO, then the tool will show you graphs including Interest over time, Regional interest for SEO, Search volume Index, Search terms related to SEO includes top searches and rising searches. Rising searches are searches that have experienced significant growth in a given time period, with respect to the preceding time period.

We can compare the search terms by keywords, locations and time ranges and filter by country, time period and category also.

Snapshots -

Click here for more information about Google Insights for Search.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Useful SearchMonkey Applications by Yahoo

As per the post of Yahoo! Search blog on Aug 1st, 2008, Yahoo! announced that useful SearchMonkey application including Yelp, Yahoo! Local, and LinkedIn are turned on for all search engine users. Now, the Yelp, Yahoo! Local and LinkedIn Enhanced Results will automatically appear in the search results, eliminating the need for users to go into the Search gallery to add them. You can add or remove these enhancements from the Yahoo! search preferences link.

In addition to this test from Yahoo!, users can see the option to add the LinkedIn Enhanced Result directly from the search results page with the option to share the link with other friends too. Nice one! I say.

Get more information here

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Google will generate Titles for your pages now

Hi all,

Now, this is one of the biggest recent change have given by Ben Gomes, a google guy in Official Google Blog on 1st Aug, 2008 that -

"One of the bigger recent changes has been to extract titles for pages that don't specify an HTML title -- yet a title on the page is clearly right there, staring at you. To "see" that title that the author of the page intended, we analyze the HTML of the page to determine the title that the author probably meant. This makes it far more likely that you will not ignore a page for want of a good title. "

Visitors generally ignore the web pages having no Title from the search results. And that's really true. So, Google now will generate Titles for the web pages having no Title. Google showed you parts of the page where your actual search keywords showed up (information retrieval experts call this "keywords-in-context") whereas at the time, other search engines showed you the first two lines of the web page.

And he concluded the post with these following lines -
"We're actually constantly changing Google's result page and have been doing so for a long time. And no, we won't mess with a good thing. You won't let us."

Click here for more useful & interesting information for Google Search results changes.