Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Google PR Update - 29 April 2008

Have you checked your Google PageRank for your websites today? It's updated now or still updating. Yeah! It has been noticed from many forums and blogs about this PR Toolbar Update on 29th April, 2008 that websites are getting new and updated PageRank for their new and old web pages. With the PageRank Toolbar Update, You could also see update in amount of backlinks for any website.



Now, my this SEO blog PR has also moved PR2 from PR0 now with having 35 visible backlinks from Google. Well, I am happy having PR Update for my blog, I have posted first on this blog Monday, February 11, 2008 and today is April 29, 2008 and got PR Update. Thank You Google.

You can check your Google PageRank by Google PageRank toolbar. You can download it from here.

And, also can be checked through these websites -
http://www.pagerank.net/pagerank-checker/
http://www.iwebtool.com/pagerank_checker
http://pr.blogflux.com/
http://www.googlepagerankchecker.com/

Thanks for visiting my SEO blog.


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Is today an Invitation day?

Since morning, I am getting these kinds of mails on my Gmail id and I am really disturbed now. Check the below image to see the first mail i got -



And, when I have clicked on that "View My Invitation here >>" link, you know what I have got - a silly game from pimpmysearch.com which makes your Custom Search Engine! like as in below image, presenting my friend's Dilip Katariya (who even, not in my friends list :P) custom search engine -



And this story hasn't stopped here yet; have got many invitations from many unknown friends and still going on...

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Monday, April 21, 2008

StumbleUpon - Not Discoverying New Sites

StumbleUpon, a well-known and popular social bookmarking website, having tag line "Discover New Sites" is not discovering any website today from their tool.

This is since the morning when I am trying to check my SU favorites and new visitors on my account there on StumbleUpon, but just getting this page -



I hope, it shouldn't be just with me and they will be right back soon...



Saturday, April 19, 2008

Ethical Search Engine Optimization


What is Ethical Search Engine Optimization?
Ethical SEO (Optimization) applies to techniques, methods and strategies that are acceptable and approved by major search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN Live.

There are many SEO freelancers and SEO companies online to help you getting top positionings and top search engine rankings for your wish keywords and key phrases. Even, I have seen some website taking Guaranteed Results. I don't know, how much they are true in their words but till yet, I have met many website owners and businessmen having very bad experiences by well-known search engine optimization companies and SEO guys who just say about SEO-ethics but actually doesn't know about, if knows, then not applying to your website. So, always make sure to hire an ethical SEO expert. Use of unethical and Black-Hat activities like hidden text, hidden links, cloaking, excessive keyword stuffing, fake links, link farms submission can definitely harm your website rankings at search engines.

If you want to get sustainable and long term results on search engines for your website in an ethical way, you can consider these following points -
  • Follow the webmaster guidelines provided by major search engines when designing the website. So, it will be a search engine friendly website.
    Google Guidelines Yahoo Guidelines
  • Use only unique and relevant content on web pages. Don't duplicate it and don't copy from any other website.
  • Use Title and Meta tags.
  • Sitemap (HTML and XML) - Sitemap are really very helpful to both visitors and search engines to follow all the useful links from the website. For XML sitemaps, read here.
  • Search engine submissions - Once your website has been developed, then submit them in search engines. Although many of webmasters and search engine optimizers don't consider this! I wonder, why? It just take 2 minutes.
  • Directories Submissions - There are many free web directories available on net. You can submit your website there in your most relevant category.
  • Link Popularity - To get website link popularity / backlinks from Search engines, Do Press releases, social bookmarking and link with other relevant websites.


Thursday, April 17, 2008

Alexa Announced New Rankings System

"Our rankings have changed" that what Alexa is saying on their website. Well, it seems like good news for search engine optimizers, webmasters, web directory owners who always like to check Alexa Ranking for their websites.




Yes! Alexa have launched a new Alexa rankings system with improved methodology and algorithm to check website popularity. Website Rankings on Alexa are now based on more web sources giving better indication on popularity. Get more information at http://www.alexa.com/site/company/announcement



Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Slurp 3.0 - New Crawler from Yahoo

After that Yahoo! exclamation yodeling, one more news from Yahoo! Search engine has been released by Sharad Verma & Yoram Arnon at Yahoo Search Blog.

Yahoo! has launched the upgraded web crawler - Slurp 3.0. This new Yahoo! Slurp 3.0 recognizes the same user-agent and all robots.txt directives for 'Yahoo! Slurp,' though it'll identify itself as Slurp 3.0 in your web logs and statistics but would not recognize directives specific to "Slurp/2.0.".

For more information -
http://www.ysearchblog.com/archives/000531.html

I hope, this new crawler will be more efficient in crawling web pages and we could get more good search engine results.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Yahoo Exclamation Sound

Hi all,

Yahoo! the world's most visited website with awesome web traffic, popularity and publicity. Now check this, Yahoo is yodeling again..if you goto Yahoo.com and click on exclamation (!) sign and you will get a wonderful voice - Yahoooooo..... the same voice which you have heard in Yahoo advertisements on TV channels.



Enjoy!!




Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Rediff Auction Site with G Malware Warning Tag

I am very old reader of Rediff.com, One of India's leading internet portal for news, mail, messenger, entertainment, business, mobile, ecommerce, shopping, auctions, search, sports, and more. But today while searching for Sony Ericsson mobile information, I got Rediff Auctions site on the 1st page search result but with the tag "This site may harm your computer" and thinking about the site who has a big network, is knowing it or not?

Now, why I am making this into the post, just to aware you guys that it can happen to anyone sites, to any site as you can see, it happen to Rediff Auctions now....



I have analyzed that it’s going so frequent all over the web nowadays as Google making more attention to the third party link or site which is being used by webmasters on the sites. This can also be happen if the site contains advertising provided by a third party, or if the site’s host server has been hacked. And, if the Giant Google thinks - it’s a link which can send any malware to the visitors or can harm your visitors computers. Then, Google will refuse to link to it by tagging the website with “This site may harm your computer”. And, that particular web page which violates the Google guidelines can be seen in the Google Webmaster Tool and can easily be rectified by making the needful changes in the website. You can easily imagine the big break in your site traffic after having this tag on your site. Google is a big source of traffic, Isn't?

How to figure it out?
Actually, if you have this kind of problem, just must need to have an account on Google webmaster tools. From there, you can get the basic problem / problematic URL and then you can find and fix the problem.

And I am sure now, they will fix it soon...




Monday, April 7, 2008

Top Social bookmarking Websites

Top Social bookmarking Websites

Following is the list of famous and popular social bookmarking websites which can provide good web traffic -

  • Digg
    It combines social bookmarking, blogging, and syndication with a form of non-hierarchical, democratic editorial control and the most popular and the best social bookmarking site on web.
  • Stumbleupon
    A web browser plugin that allows its users to rate the webpages, photos, videos, and news articles from web.
  • Del.icio.us
    The site was founded by Joshua Schachter in late 2003 and acquired by Yahoo! in 2005 and have the biggest amount of website bookmarks.
  • Propeller
    Propeller.com is a social news portal of the AOL Network owned and operated by AOL LLC, a Time-Warner company.
  • Reddit
    Ultimate social bookmarking experience. A great social news site.
  • Mybloglog
    Again a Yahoo! service
  • Zimbio
    Members can build wikizines - interactive magazines that anyone can create or edit - with coverage of current events, cultural reference points, and niche areas of interest.
  • Indianpad
    A user edited bookmark of news stories related to South Asia.
  • Sphinn
    A Social site dedicated to online marketing, Internet marketers and SEO.
  • Searchles
    Recently, Searchles has begun to add more social networking features to their community-based search, differentiating itself from other similar companies such as del.icio.us, Digg, etc.
  • Plime
    A pliable tree of interesting links, cultivated and pruned by everyone.
  • Mixx
    Another great social bookmarking site with all categories.
  • Furl
    Furl (File Uniform Resource Locators) is a free social bookmarking website that allows members to store searchable copies of webpages and share them with others.
  • Sk-rt
    A social media platform to submit your cool and best web stuff.
  • BlogMarks
    BlogMarks is an open and free technology to submit your favourite URLs.
  • PlugIm
    Really a good source for submitting stories.
  • Mybookmarks
    Offering a fast and easy way for web surfers to store their favorite sites online.
  • Mister-Wong
    Europe's largest social bookmarking portal with over 4 million visitors / month, founded by Kai Tietjen in March 2006 and available in Russian, Chinese, Spanish, and French.
  • Rambhai
    An India-centric link/news sharing website.

You just need to register before submitting (bookmark) your links.

If you found any other popular websites which can be useful and can be including in this list, please let me know; I will add that too.



Thursday, April 3, 2008

Dont Copy If You Can't Paste

A popular motivational speaker was entertaining his audience.
He said : "The best years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman who wasn't my wife!"
The audience was in silence and shock.
The speaker added: "And that woman was my mother!"
Laughter and applause........

A week later, a top manager trained by the motivational speaker tried to crack this very effective joke at home.

He was a bit foggy after a drink. He said loudly, "The greatest years of my life were spent in the arms of a woman who was not my wife!"

The wife went wan with shock and rage.

Standing there for 20 seconds trying to recall the second half of the joke, the manager finally blurted out "....... and I can't remember who she was !"

Moral of the story: Don't copy if you can't paste!



Get an easy indexing for a new website

Use the following steps / ways to get a new website indexed in top search engines like Google and Yahoo –
  • Firstly, make a search engine friendly website (Structured HTML navigation, unique and fresh content with a SiteMap) which can be easily accessible by search engines robots.
  • Submit your website through “Add URL” page given by Search engines. You can submit your site through the following URLs for Google, Yahoo and MSN Live Search –
    Google Add URL
    Yahoo Add URL
    MSN Live Submission URL
  • Create a XML Sitemap for website and submit it in Google Webmaster Tool and Yahoo Site Explorer. Creating and submitting a Sitemap helps Search engines to know about all the web pages on a site, including URLs that may not be discoverable by SE's normal crawling process.
  • Get a back link from websites which have regular indexing by Search engines like web forums (through Signature links), blogs and several other popular sites (can also be a web directory) on web. It will definitely help to get your website indexed in a quickest way.



Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Become a Virgle Pioneer - G April Fool

I was waiting for it since 31st Feb, 2008 night that what will be Google's joke for this APRIL FOOL. Now, wait is over and here we go with the biggest joke of this world, I think.

Space is the key to a rosier future. Become a Virgle Pioneer. ---------- Google 1st April Joke

This is an open invitation to everybody out there online on Google to be in one of the grandest adventures in human history: Project Virgle, the first permanent human colony on Mars, going to be start in 2014 by Virgin founder Richard Branson and Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

OK, how to join this journey? Simple, just go with this small application & you know, it'll work out without clicking on the radio buttion, just Press on Submit button given out there in the end. Then, they want your 30-second video explaining why you want to live on Mars?

For more information about Virgle, please click here on FAQs, there in the last line, I got this -
Okay, come on -- seriously. Is this Virgle thing for real?
What, you doubt us? Well, yes -- Virgle is real. And if click on Virgle is real link, then you never get that page - Page Not Found.

Because that's April Fool's. Ha, ha, ha.

That's really funny...Great work Google...