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10 Reasons Why Google Plus is better than Facebook

Recently I published an article on Why webmasters should start considering Google Plus seriously and this is a continuation to it comparing the two Social Networking Giants – Google+ and Facebook. There are several striking similarities between both the platforms, mainly because of the purpose of the websites – social networking. Today, I will break it down to the real reasons why Google+ might even mark the end of Facebook in the coming years.

1. The Potential of Google+ is still very much untapped Read more

What is Facebook Coded or Programmed on?

What is Facebook Coded or Programmed on?

You might be interested to know what’s really beneath this Social Networking giant that’s still holding it strong through millions of users and tones of data. Well, toady we will discuss on the nuts and bolts of the Facebook machine if you were interested to explore what it takes to make something unique.

What is Facebook Coded or Programmed on?

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Best web hosting companies of 2013

Best web hosting companies of 2013

Selecting the best web host is the first step towards  setting up and building a successful blog or website. The importance of having a good web hosting company is critical in various aspects as the site should be capable of serving all visitors with the content they are expecting here for without any delay or waiting time. The website performance will affect various aspects like bounce rate of your website, user visit duration, 404 errors, 501 internal server errors etc.

A good web hosting company also ensures better search engine indexing, superior performance and steady growth in traffic and user base. In addition to the above points, we have also considered giving preference to USA based web hosting companies as it will improve  chances of geo-targeted traffic from the US ensuring higher CPC from networks like Google Adsense. Read more

Google Zebra Update 2013 – Vital Speculations

Post the Panda, Penguin and EMD now its the turn of Zebra from Google! The Google zoo animals are let loose around the web to counter and clean up all the mess out there in the form of SPAM. The initial search algorithm updates from Google were aimed at thrashing spam and low quality websites and to an extent the above three updates did a real good job in cutting down unworthy links from the search listing.

Now the latest Google search algorithm update is called the Google Zebra algorithm update and from the speculations in the air, the Zebra would be aiming to attack the social aspects of marketing and the black spammy shade of that on websites. There are millions of social networking pages targeting keywords in the results on the Google search that rank top above other legitimate websites. Read more

Best Banner Ads Management Plugin for WordPress

Best Banner Ads Management Plugin for WordPress

If you run a WordPress blog and looking for a solution to serve banner advertisements to your readers at specific blocks or positions of your blog, then the best possible solution you could find as of today (2013) is Max Banner Ads PRO Wordpress plugin. The plugin has a FREE and PRO versions, but both come free of cost. To download the PRO version with complete features, you need to like their FaceBook page and write a review.

Add / Manage / Maintain Banners from the Plugin Control panel Read more

How to create new WordPress Custom Page template?

How to create new WordPress Custom Page template?

If you have seen in some of the modern WordPress themes, there are several inbuilt Page templates that you can select from while creating a new page. On the Add new page menu of WP Admin, you will find a drop down below the publish button to select the page template you want to use for your new page (see below image).

How to create new WordPress Custom Page template

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How Facebook Graph could transform Social search?

How Facebook Graph could transform Social search?

Facebook announced the launch of “Facebook Graph” a new feature that has the potential to transform the way anyone would search for anything. Even though FB had an active search button, it was of not much use other than searching for people or communities. The Graph is more of a Social / reality search and sure does have the potential to find more “real results”.

The first source feeding the graph is your friends! That means, you are searching within your interests (hopefully many of your friends share the same) and the second source feeding the graph is the trust factor you have for your friends. The two reasons add on to the genuine nature of the search result. This means, you have better chance of finding REAL results from your search rather than the usual cooked up search results on many of the review websites. That really shows the potential of the new Facebook graph! Read more

How to recover from Google Exact Match Domain update

How to recover from Google Exact Match Domain update

You might be here and reading this because your website or blog has been affected by the Google EMD update that succeeded the Google Panda and Google Penguin updates. The specific Google EMD update was pushed online on 29th September 2012 and everyone impacted  with the EMD update can find a HUGE drop in the traffic on that specific day onwards.

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Useful Google PPC Alternatives to Advertise Your Business

Useful Google PPC Alternatives to Advertise Your Business

We have been using Google PPC to get traffic on the website through clicks. But there are other advertisement alternatives that we can use to get traffic and increase sales. Let’s have a look at some of the Google PPC alternatives we can use.

Internet marketing is an important service that is utilized by many companies to beat the competition they face over the internet.  Many companies run PPC campaigns and shell out a lot of money to top the search results. But we also have other options apart from these were we can advertise and get noticed. Though the Google PPC is a big deal but still these alternatives are worth a try and they can work wonders for your business. Read more

The Latest Trends of Website Design In 2012

The Latest Trends of Website Design In 2012

The year has started afresh and there are some defined patterns noticed in the website designs. Most are similar to 2011, but there are some crucial changes that I am talking about. The year started off with Google changing privacy policy, browsers adopting do not tracks and Facebook getting uplifted etc. All these had their influences on the website design trends.

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