Friday, May 30, 2008

GMAIL new favicon

Hi all buddies,

While checking my mails on Gmail, I got just discovered it Gmail has got new favicon...I think, Google will soon have a new logo for Gmail or it's just a new favicon for Gmail...don't know...but just got this...and made this post...even Google India, Google UK, Google Canada and may be more have this changed favicon now...but not the Google.com


















Previously it was like this, which I have seen -


Thursday, May 29, 2008

G celebrating anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest


Today, 29th May, 2008 Google has customized its logo in a special way to celebrate the anniversary of the first ascent of the Mount Everest. This is the 55th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s ascent of Mt Everest.

Really a great inspiring logo by Google, can be seen on Google homepage.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Google Celebrating 125th Bday of Walter Gropius

After celebration of the Anniversary of First Laser on 16th May, 2008. Today, Google is celebrating 125th Birthday of Walter Gropius through making it's logo in that style.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Yahoo India Search Glue Pages beta

Now, You can see a new concept of search in Yahoo! India called as "Glue Pages" (Beta) having the visual search results pattern consisting the most relevant search results for your keyword including Organic Search Results, News, Stock Charts, Sponsored Links, India Jobs, Video Content, Text, Y! Maps and Images in a single page initially for the selective search terms across categories such as entertainment, sports, health, travel, technology, and finance.

For example, if your search is for Delhi, then Y! Glue Page search result for Delhi will provide you Official Profile of Delhi, Wikipedia Information for Delhi, Flickr Places (Images), HolidayIQ Destination Guide, Y! Maps : Delhi, Wiki Travel, News with organic and sponspored results.



"Glue Pages Beta limits guesswork for the user by providing the best of web, all onto one 'at-a-glance' page. Over time, Glue Pages Beta will be made available to more categories that are relevant to users in India. We are excited to open this up further and work with a wider ecosystem of consumers, publishers, developers and advertisers in the future," said Sandeep Shrivastava, Director - Search, Yahoo! India.

I found it really useful and time saving for a user / searcher. Great work Yahoo! India.


Thursday, May 8, 2008

Google Hindi Translation

Recently Google Translate has added one of the most popular language of India - Hindi in its free translation service. Now, it is made easy to translate Hindi to English and English into Hindi with this tool. You can also translate the whole website like what I have checked for my this SEO blog -


And, if you got any website/webpage written in Hindi, you can easily translate it into English through Google Translate tool.

Google Translation Example (English to Hindi) -
Translation of the following English sentence -
Hey friend, Now Google can translate English to Hindi
into Hindi is -
हे मित्र , अब गूगल अंग्रेजी से हिंदी अनुवाद कर सकता है

URL for English to Hindi Translation -
http://www.google.com/translate_t?langpair=enhi

URL for Hindi to English Translation -
http://www.google.com/translate_t?langpair=hien




YouTube India Live

Hi,

I have just checked that Google has launched YouTube India, especially for Indians. This site is having all the videos found at YouTube main site but if you are on YouTube India, it will automatically show the current videos that India visitors are watching and featured videos are also relevant to the target audience (India). For this, they have signed up with many content creators for content distribution in YouTube India site.


Youtube.co.in and Youtube.in both will redirect you to http://in.youtube.com

Not only this; with YouTube India, you can also allow you to connect with local users and can share your views. Read more at http://in.youtube.com/blog


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Directories Submission

Directories Submissions is an old and still a good way to build link popularity and search engine rankings. Google also recommends it in its Link Schemes.

There are thousand of free and paid web directories you can easily find on world wide web. But most of them are a dead source now, sometimes it could be just waste of time to submit in a dead source. I only suggest or prefer having submission in only a worthful web directory which can give some relevant traffic and a stable link for website. And do it manually, don't go for any software or AUTO Submissions. I know it will take time, but it is only the right way to submit your website in any web directory.

What we have to check while submitting website in any web directory. Check some of these general points before doing submissions -
  • Web directory shouldn't be a dead source, first of all.
  • It should be in Search engines indexing. You can check it by [index:] and [info:] commands in Google and can also be checked by Yahoo! Site Explorer. It Shouldn't be Banned Web Directory.
  • Should be relevant to your business, or should have a category for your business. Submission in a irrelevant category / directory will just worthless.
  • That will be great if web directory having high PageRank.
  • Make sure that the directory shouldn't have any rel=nofollow on the links.
Go for Quality, not for Quantity.

And some more useful points -
Your site should be complete in every aspects i.e. Content and Designing before doing submissions in web directories as most of directories are not accepting incomplete websites. And, always try to use various Title and relevant Description for submissions to get more search engine rankings with more keywords. There are also directories allow you to submit deep links, so good to submit in them also.


Saturday, May 3, 2008

Top Search Engine Optimization SEO Forums

Forums have always been a great source of sharing knowledge.

And if we talk about SEO, then there are many new and old reputed SEO forums online to discuss about Search engine optimization, link building, Search engines updates and about the tricks and techniques for achieving top ranks in Search engines. And If you are an SEO noob, then SEO forums are the best place where you can learn SEO freely. You just have register in it.

Here, following is the list of some Top Search engine optimization (SEO) forums having great traffic where you can get maximum no. of answers for your questions -
And you can find me there at all above SEO forums online.