How to Delete your Personal Information collected by Google

Everyone worried about our privacy and safety of our personal information which are collected by Google and other online marketing websites. Google collect our personal information and sold to many online business and advertising companies for high profits. So how to avoid our personal information going to others without our concern.

Well, Yahoo! News has the step by step instructions for “How to Download and Delete What Google Search Knows About You”:

Have you ever wondered what Google Search really knows about you? Well, now you can check, as Google has added a new feature that lets you view and download your entire search history.

Yep. Everything.

The feature, which was spotted by the unofficial Google Operating System Blog — though VentureBeat points out that the function was made available in January — gives you access to everything from what you searched for to the links you clicked on from those searches. It also shows you the addresses you’ve searched for.

I was even able to see the list of images I clicked on while searching for pictures of cats eating spaghetti. Now imagine what you’ve looked for. Oh, and clearing your browser history won’t delete this data.

But there’s no reason to panic, because in addition to being able to download your search history, you can clear it.

First, here’s how to download your history:

1. Navigate to Google’s Web and App Activity page.

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2. Next, click the gear icon in the top-right corner of the screen.

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3. Then select Download from the drop-down menu.

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You’ll then receive a pop-up window warning you not to download your search history to a public computer, as it contains a large amount of sensitive information.

4. If you want to continue, click Create Archive.

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Once your history is downloaded, you’ll receive a link in a few seconds that lets you view your data.

If you don’t want to download your data, and would rather get rid of it, you can do that as well. Of course, there are some reasons to let Google keep your search data. For one thing, it guarantees faster search results. It also ensures that Google Now has all of the latest relevant information about you. If you delete your data, your searches won’t be as tailored to your habits.

Still want to get rid of your search history? Here’s how:

Before we get started, it’s worth pointing out that if you want to keep your information hidden, you can use your browser’s privacy option, which keeps Google from saving your data — though it can still be seen by your service provider or employer.

Simply deleting you browser history won’t clear the data saved by Google, as you’re only deleting the information stored by your browser and not what’s on Google’s servers. To do that, you’ll have to:

1. Navigate to the Web and App Activity Page and click the gear icon in the top-right corner.

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2. Select Remove Items and choose the beginning of time from the drop-down menu.

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3.Click Remove and kiss your data goodbye.

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That’s it. All of your search history will be deleted, and you’ll never have to worry about Google knowing about the time you looked for tickets to a Justin Bieber concert.

 

How to Change Bing Safe Search

Nowadays our kids are very familiar with  search engine  more than us, from their studies to entertainment they’re searching there. So I am going to explain how to save them from adult and irrelevant results in Microsoft Bing search engine.

How to turn off Bing Safe Search?  Bing is Microsoft’s new search engine, but the strict filters may be blocking valid text content you need to surf. How can you change the Bing safe search preferences from Strict to Moderate in India and many other countries, or turn on Strict filters in countries where the safe filter is set to moderate.

To edit the safe search preferences, you need to look at the top right corner and click Extras > Preferences.

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If you do not see a safe search preference option on that page, it means Strict Safe Search is enabled by default in your region. The Strict Filter will remove all explicit text, images, and videos from your search results. Here is what typically will happen when you search for blocked terms

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If you check the Google Safe search settings, they are set to Moderate Filtering by default, which means block bad images only. But the Bing settings are set to Strict if the option is not available in your country. So your text results are also filtered.

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Change Bing Safe Search Settings

To change the options, you can change the country. Click on the country in the top right corner and select “United States – English”, or you can directly select US as your country. Now you can again go to Extras > Preferences and you will have the moderate safe search option selected by default, which will filter bad images and videos, but not text, from your search results.

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On the other hand, if you are in the US or other countries where moderate filters are on, you can go to Extras > Preferences and change your filter to Strict, which will stop all types of offensive content in one go. This is a good idea if children are surfing the web and you do not wish to get surprised by offensive search results slipping through filters. Bing also lets you report websites with adult content, if they are entering your search results with the strict filter on.

Why Different Regional Safe Filters?

Microsoft has updated their blog on the safe search issues and informs that the filters are on by default and if you need to turn it off, you need to confirm you are over 18 years.

Update: Microsoft advises you can add adlt=strict to the end of a query and no matter what the settings are for that session, it will return results as if safe search was set to strict.

Google Chrome Extension for PDF to Image convertion

Images are easier to view, especially if you have an older device that doesn’t and cannot support PDF documents, there’s no apps. Reading PDF documents in these types of situations requires you to convert them into a different file format first, and that’s exactly what the following apps and extensions for Chrome can do, convert PDF into images.

So lets look at these extensions and apps in details.

PDF to Image Converter

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First app that we’re gonna talk about is called PDF to Image Converter and it has two work modes.

First it can be used as an image extractor. This is useful if you have a PDF document with embedded images. This tool will scan the PDF document and extract images out of it. The page scanner on the other hand will take an entire page, doesn’t matter what it’s made of, and it will convert it into images that you can afterwards download either individually (1 image for 1 page) or all at once. JPEG image format is supported.

Get PDF to Image Converter.

PDF Tools

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What exactly am I looking at on the image above you must be wondering. What you’re looking at is an image rendering of a completed PDF to image conversion.

You get a preview of the converted document after which you’ll be able to download it as a compressed archive. Each page is gonna be converted into its own image. Images can be JPEG with 3 different levels of quality. Setup is very simple and straightforward, it shouldn’t be an issue. Simply select the PDF document that you’d like to see converted and wait for PDF tools to do its thing.

Get PDF Tools.

Online PDF Tools

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Online PDF Tools is actually a set of PDF tools for editing and processing PDF files. You get a converter that converts any file (document) into PDF, PDF merge tool, PDF rotate tool.

What interests us, the PDF to JPEG tool can be seen in action on the image above. Notice that a very long list of formats is supposedly supported, but we discovered that there’s no way to select any of the mentioned image formats, only JPEG is supported. After loading up a PDF document, you’re gonna have to wait a bit until the file is processed. Waiting time depends on the size of the file. Once the conversion finishes you’re gonna be taken to the converted image file.

Get Online PDF Tools.

Bookmark Extensions For Google Chrome

Here’s a list of  bookmark extensions for Google Chrome which you can use to manage your bookmarks more effectively. With the extensions that we’re gonna be talking about, you can do everything from getting a handle over your bookmarks when you have a lot of them to simply protecting your privacy by adding password protection to bookmarks which can then only be accessed with a password. Let’s start.

Secure Bookmarks for Google Chrome:

Considering that lately our privacy has been under attack from all sides we thought we should start with an extension that can help you password protect bookmarks.

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Secure Bookmarks creates a unique bookmarking area where you can store bookmarks, just like you would with the regular Chrome bookmark toolbar. The only difference between the two is that Secure Bookmarks allows you to put a password so that when you click on its icon from the top right corner, instead of showing saved bookmarks, potential intruder is gonna be asked for a password.

Bookmark Sentry

Bookmarks Sentry is a bookmark scanner that searches for dead bookmarks and duplicates.

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When you have hundreds of saved bookmarks, it can be difficult to go over them all to check and see if there are duplicates or if some of them are dead. Bookmark Sentry will scan your bookmark collection and let you know if there are any duplicates or dead links.

Get Bookmark Sentry.

Neater Bookmarks

Here’s another Chrome extension that’s useful for those of us who have a lot of bookmarks saved. Neater Bookmarks will show all of the bookmarks that you’ve added to the bookmarks toolbar in a hierarchical manner.

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You can see on the image above how it works. Showing bookmarks this way isn’t that impressive; what’s interesting and quite a bit useful is the search tool at the top. Searching bookmarks allow you to find what you need more easily, when you have a lot of bookmarks.

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iCloud Bookmarks

With iCloud Bookmarks you can share bookmarks that you have saved in Chrome with browsers on Mac, iPhone, iPod, iPod touch, and even Windows PCs.

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This extension only works with Windows 7 and Windows 8, and you have to have iCloud installed in order for the bookmark sync to work. After installation, you’ll go through setup where you’ll be given detailed instructions on how to set everything up.

Get iCloud Bookmarks.

Recent Bookmarks

Have you ever found yourself in the position of wanting to visit a bookmark that you just saved the other day, but you’re unable to find it? Well Recent Bookmarks extensions for Chrome can help you out in these types of situations.

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Recent Bookmarks will show recently saved bookmarks so that they can be accessed more easily. Just click on the Recent Bookmarks icon from the top right corner toolbar and you’ll be presented with a list of bookmarks that you recently saved.

Get Recent Bookmarks.

Google Analytics Review – Is a must for monitoring sites

Google Analytics is a one of the best tools to monitoring your sites on real time, gives us all the data we need surrounding our website (visits, pageviews, sources, conversions).

. If you’re a webmaster having a single or multi sites you should have Google Analytics linked to your sites to know what is going on your sites and how can you improve it. The best thing it is free and having all the features that is only available in the third party monitoring tools which are very expensive. Prior to the program being launched, webmasters often paid hefty monthly subscription fees to companies who provided the programming to track their statistics. Although this was a much needed service, it meant that some other entity had all your private and most important information surrounding your portfolio of websites. Admittedly, Google has your information, too, but they will collect it regardless. In fact, they probably already know what you are doing. And, not only is the service free, but it is comprehensive, providing very detailed stats and data.

Google Analytics Review

  • Google’s web analytics tool with massive reporting capability, rivaling paid web analytics solutions
  • Free for sites with up to 5 million page views per month or unlimited page views if your site is linked to an AdWords account
  • Data can be exported through Excel, CSV, PDF, email and tab delimited files

Key features

  • Website Reporting
  • Conversion goals
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Content Analytics
  • Dashboard

Not only does Google Analytics provide you with data pertaining to how many visitors have frequented your website, but fine tuned details are added as well. How long someone stays on your site, what pages they viewed and if they are a regular visitor are only some of the features that this powerful tool has incorporated. This is the basics of how popular your website is.

Detailed demographics of the visitors origin can help determine future content in order to appease to local visitors. For instance, if you wish to increase your German audience, then additional German content can be created to attract them. This information can be drilled down to the very city of the user’s ISP registration.

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Technical information can be pulled using Google Analytics such as browser and operating system types. This can help you determine what systems are being used on your site and build to accommodate those users. You could also use this information to improve certain aspects of your site to optimize for those that are less frequent in order to entice those users to visit. This information can include screen resolution sizes to help you develop the site’s graphics and layout in order to optimize the experience.

Information regarding traffic sources can help you determine if certain marketing aspects are working as well as you hoped. This information could include those visitors who have clicked links on your YouTube channel to visit your site, various search engines as well as some RSS reader applications.

As this is a Google tool, Analytics links to all of your other Google services providing you with an ultimate experience from using only a single login. Adsense and Adword campaigns can also be tracked through the tool in order to help you keep an eye on finances both in and outgoing.

Dashboard View

This is a very cool personalized widget area you can have twelve different widgets to monitor each and every aspects of your sites performance and compare.

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Tips for Google Adwords PPC campaign

Tips for Google Adwords PPC campaign

Google Adwords PPC campaign is very successful if you concentrate on some tips like Decision making and Planning.

Decision making

Identify the audiences, the goals considering the available budget and define what conversion means to your campaign:

  • Brand awareness
  • Sales
  • Registration
  • Just to inform

Planning



Adwords is a marketing tool which can be successful when used as a part of a general strategy and not as a stand alone action. A careful planning can help you avoid a full-size failure in the competitive environment of the search market. Adwords platform provides options to plan when, where, how as well as  the ad spend of your campaign.

Building the campaign

Build a theme based structure with separated ad groups for different categories of products. Separate ad groups, to enclose clear messages, describing what you are offering. Link your ads to a customized landing page containing relevant information  with a user friendly structure in order to interact.

Endorse your values in a clear message including all the information a user needs to respond to the call to action.

Users are always seeking answers to questions like:

  • What does the website offers?
  • Why should I click here?
  • Which are the benefits for me?

 Promoting the message



The path a message follows to reach the right audience using Google Adwords,  starts with a carefully selected and fine-tuned keyword list.

Write down  keyword lists with specified theme, use related phrases, synonyms, misspellings etc.
Tips:

  1. Use different keyword matching      options
  2. Define negative keywords to      filter the traffic and reduce the campaign cost
  3. Enable product extensions
  4. Enable various devices targeting
  5. Target both search and content network

 Action

Let`s say the message has reached the audience. Now the action begins.

During this stage you need to forget the term “audience” and focus to the client. The user’s experience in online business is a high priority. Pay attention to the landing page. The design should emphasise to user’s experience as a matter of usability and easy navigation that will drive to conversions and not a good impression for the design aesthetics

Customers are seeking profitable solutions to their needs, fast simple and easy. So all you have to do when a user is clicking on your ad is to make the conversion process as easy as possible.

Tips for Success

  • Use customized landing pages with easy navigation
  • Remove possible obstacles (i.e. too many clicks or too many forms to complete)
  • Make the user feel safe to interact
  • Just make it simple

Ongoing adjustments

  • Frequently monitor the campaign performance and adjust the bidding settings.
  • Eliminate the keywords that do not perform.
  • Try alternative ad text and/or different call to action.
  • Experiment with the landing page and monitor the performance using different layouts

Tips for Make Money with Blog Advertising

 Increase Your Blog Advertising Success and Income

There is more to making money from your blog and to blog advertising success than publishing a few Google AdSense ads and calling it a day. Blog advertising success actually takes time, testing, and effort to find the right recipe that works for your blog audience and generates the highest income for you. Use the 10 tricks below to set up your blog so it can make the most money possible through advertising.Continue reading

Tricks to Use Keywords in Your Blog Posts

One of the biggest sources of traffic to your blog will be search engines, particularly Google.  You can boost the traffic that comes to your blogs from search engines by implementing search engine optimization (SEO) tricks into your blog layout and writing.  You can get started by doing some keyword research and determining which keywords are likely to drive the most traffic to your blog.  Then focus on incorporating those keywords into your blog posts using the tricks below.

1. Use keywords in your blog post title.

One of the best ways to incorporate keywords into your blog posts is to use them in your blog post titles.  However, don’t sacrifice a title’s ability to motivate people to click through and read your entire blog post.  Learn Tips for Great Blog Post Titles.

2. Focus on using just one or two keyword phrases in each blog post.

To maximize the traffic that comes to your blog via search engines, focus on optimization each of your blog posts for just one or two keyword phrases.  Too many keyword phrases dilutes the content of your post for readers and can look like spam to both readers and search engines.  You can learn more about using specific keywords to maximize search traffic by reading about long tail search engine optimization.

3. Use keywords throughout your blog posts.

Try to use your keywords (without keyword stuffing) multiple times in your blog post.  For best results, use your keywords within the first 200 characters of your blog post, several times throughout your post, and near the end of the post.  Take some time to learn more about keyword stuffing and other search engine optimization don’ts.

4. Use keywords in and around links in your blog post.

Search engine optimization experts believe that search engines like Google place more weight on linked text than unlinked text when ranking search engine results.  Therefore, it’s a good idea to include your keywords in or next to the links within your blog posts when it’s relevant to do so.  Be sure to read about how many links are too many for SEO before you start adding links to your posts.

5. Use keywords in image Alt-tags.

When you upload an image to your blog to use in your blog post, you usually have the option of adding alternate text for that image which appears if a visitor cannot load your images in their Web browsers.  However, this alternate text, can also help your search engine optimization efforts.  That’s because the alternate text appears within the HTML of your blog post content as something called an Alt-tag.  Google and other search engines crawl that tag and use it in providing results for keyword searches.  Take the time to add keywords that are relevant to the image and post in the Alt-tag for each image you upload and publish on your blog.

Know About – What is Blog Post

Introduction to a Blog Post:

A blog post is the most important part of your blog. Your posts are the entries that take up at least 75% of the screen space on your blog’s site. Blog posts appear in reverse chronological order, so your blog stays timely, fresh and meaningful to visitors. It’s your current content (in the form of blog posts) that will keep readers coming back to your blog again and again to read what you have to say about your blog’s topic.

The Blog Post Title:

The title of your post is basically a headline. It is meant to lure readers in and entice them to read more. At the same time, blog titles are a useful tool in terms of search engine optimization. Search engines value titles strongly in ranking results and using popular keywords in your blog titles can help drive traffic to your blog. Just be careful to use keywords that are relevant to your blog post’s content else your title could be considered spam by search engines and negatively affect the traffic sent to your blog.

Blog Post Publication Date:

Since blogs are most successful when they are updated frequently and provide timely content, readers will check the publication dates of your posts to determine the value of your blog. Blog posts that are published erratically with long gaps of time between posts are typically considered to be less valuable than blogs that offer more current and consistent posts.

Blog Post Author Byline:

The blog post’s author byline is important to identify who wrote each post and is particularly important for blogs that are written by multiple authors. Furthermore, the author byline typically provides a link to your About Me page, which provides additional promotion for you and your blog.

Images in Blog Posts:

Images provide more than just color and visual relief from text heavy web pages on a blog. They also act as another way you can drive traffic to your blog. Many people perform keyword searches through search engines for the purpose of finding images and pictures online. By strategically naming the images you use in your blog posts to match relevant keyword searches, you can drive some of that image search traffic to your blog. Just make sure the images you use enhance your blog rather than detract from your blog and confuse your readers.

Links and Trackbacks in Blog Posts:

Most blog posts include links within the content of the post. Those links are used for two purposes. First, links are used to cite an original source of information or an idea used in a blog post or to provide additional information beyond the scope of your post. Second, they provide a breadcrumb trail and a tap on the shoulder to bloggers whose posts you are linking to in the form of a trackback. A trackback generates a link on the blog you’re linking to in your post, which acts as an additional source of traffic to your blog as readers on that blog are likely to click on the trackback link and find your blog.

Blog Post Comment Section:

Aside from your blog post content, blog comments are the most important part of your blog. Comments are where your readers have an opportunity to join the conversation. It’s essential to the success of your blog that you respond to the comments left by your readers to show you value them and to further build the two-way conversation on your blog and the sense of community your blog creates.

 

Tips for Great Blog Post Titles

Writing blog post titles that get attention and traffic is a unique form of writing, because you write blog post titles for multiple reasons. First, you want people to be intrigued enough to feel compelled to read the actual blog post. Second, you don’t want to trick anyone by writing a title that is irrelevant to your blog post content. Third, you want your blog post to help drive search engine traffic, so you need to focus on keywords when you come up with your blog post titles. That’s a hefty list, but you can meet all three goals when you write blog post titles following the steps below.

 

1. Pique Curiousity and Get Attention

Your blog post titles should be interesting. They should intrigue readers enough to make them want to click on the link to your post and keep reading it. That’s not to say that straightforward titles aren’t effective. They are! However, you need to have a mix of creative and intuitive post titles to get the best of both worlds.

2. Avoid Bait and Switch

You don’t want to be accused of tricking people into reading your blog post based on the title and then have them be disappointed in the actual content they find within the post. That can do more harm to your blog than good. If you bait them in your blog post title, you need to be sure that you deliver the content they’re looking for within your post content.

3. Consider Search Engine Optimization

Writing blog post titles to maximize keywords and search engine optimization (SEO) is a great way to boost your blog’s incoming traffic from Google and other search engines. If you can marry a creative headline with a search engine optimized headline, then you’ve hit the jackpot! Just remember not to stuff irrelevant keywords into your blog post titles!

 

Know About – What is Google Blogger?

Blogger is Google’s free tool for creating blogs. It can be found on the web at http://www.blogger.com.

Blogs, short for web-logs, are a form of online journal.

Getting Started With Blogger

You can use blogs for everything from updating your friends and family about your life, giving your own advice column, discussing your political views, or relating your experience in a topic of interest. You can host blogs with multiple contributors, or you can run your own solo show. You can even use Blogger to make your own podcast feeds.

Although there are fancier blog tools out there, the mixture of cost (free) and flexibility makes Blogger one of the best deals around.

 

Setting Up Your Blog

Setting up a Blogger account takes three easy steps. Create an account, name your blog, and choose a template. You can host multiple blogs with the same account name, so you only need to do that part once. This way you could separate your professional blog about your business from your personal blog about dogs, for instance.

Hosting Your Blog

Blogger will host your blog for free on blogspot.com. You can also use Blogger to automatically ftp your blog posts to your own web space. Make sure you have the correct server settings from your internet service provider, otherwise you may have unpredictable results.

Posting

Once your blog is set up, Blogger has a basic WYSIWYG editor. (What you see is what you get) This is not necessarily a bad thing. Most blogging tools do not have robust html editors, and the ones that do often require java or other plug-ins.If you need more formatting options and a larger window, you can use Google Docs to post to your Blogger blog. You could also do advanced editing with HTML. Blogger has an HTML tab to let you do this directly, although it does not allow JavaScript.

Email Your Posts

You can optionally configure Blogger with a secret email address, so you can email your posts to your blog. This is handy for making updates on the fly or updating from your cell phone or other mobile device.

Pictures

Blogger will let you upload pictures from your desktop and post them to your blog. You can choose the basic layout and size of your images, and they’ll be uploaded to Bloggers’s server space, so you don’t have to host the pictures on a different website.

That doesn’t mean you can’t post with pictures that you’ve hosted elsewhere on the Web. You can also use Picasa Web Albums to post pictures to your blog.

Google Video and YouTube videos can similarly be directly linked into your blog posts.

Know About – What is a Blog?

Blog Definition:

A blog (also called a weblog or web log) is a website consisting of entries (also called posts) appearing in reverse chronological order with the most recent entry appearing first (similar in format to a daily journal). Blogs typically include features such as comments and links to increase user interactivity. Blogs are created using specific publishing software.

Variations of the term blog:

  • Blogging: The act of writing a post for a blog
  • Blogger: A person who writes content for a blog
  • Blogosphere: The online community of blogs and bloggers

The World Before Blogging:



There was a time when the Internet was just an informational tool. In the early life of the World Wide Web some 20 years ago, websites were simple and provided a one-sided conversation. As time went on, the Internet became more interactive with the introduction of transaction-based websites and online shopping, but the online world remained one-sided.

That all changed with the evolution of Web 2.0 (the social web) wherein user-generated content became an integral part of the online world. Today, users expect websites to provide a two-way conversation and web logs (or blogs) were born.

The Birth of Blogs:

The earliest blogs started in the late 1990s as online diaries. Individuals posted information on a daily basis about their lives and opinions. The daily posts were listed in reverse date order, so readers viewed the most recent post first and scrolled through previous posts. The format provided an ongoing inner monologue from the writer.

As blogs evolved, interactive features were added to create a two-way conversation. Readers took advantage of features that allowed them to leave comments on blog posts or link to posts on other blogs and websites to further the dialogue.

Blogs Today:

As the Internet has become more social, blogs have gained in popularity. Today, there are over 100 million blogs with more entering the blogosphere everyday. Blogs have become more than online diaries. In fact, blogging has become an important part of the online and offline worlds with popular Bloggers impacting the worlds of Politics, Business and society with their words.

The Future of Blogs:

It seems inevitable that blogging will become even more powerful in the future with more people and businesses recognizing the power of bloggers as online influencers. Anyone can start a blog thanks to the simple (and often free) tools readily available online. The question will likely become not, “Why should I start a blog?” but rather, “Why shouldn’t I start a blog?”

How To Submit Your Website On Google, Bing & Yahoo search engine

How do I submit and get my web pages to appear on the search engine results pages?

It is vitally important to get your website listed on the major search engines such as Google because it is by far the best way of attracting free, targeted traffic to your site. This website gets most of its traffic from the search engines who send visitors to our web pages.

In this post, we’ll be looking at how to submit your site to each of the major search engines and learn what they look for on your web pages to help you rank higher. Knowing this will enable you to improve your content and overall website by implementing some search engine optimization (SEO) methods.

How Do Search Engines Rank Your Site?

Now, before we look at how you go about submitting your website to the major search engines, it’s important that you learn the fundamentals of what they look for when ranking your website/blog. The higher you rank on Google, Bing & Yahoo, the more traffic you will receive. But being listed doesn’t necessarily mean you will attract traffic, you need to optimize your site for the search engines to ‘see’ you properly.

Every search engine works differently from one another. This is because each uses its own unique algorithms to rank web pages. Generally, these take into account your; Page Title, Meta Description, Keywords within your content, Number of Inbound Links, Bounce Rate, etc. Don’t worry, it’s actually a lot less complicated than it sounds.

As I say, each search engine is different. One may prioritise the number of people linking to your page, where as another may look more favourably towards Targeted Keyword usage. I wouldn’t worry too much about which aspect is more important, as long as you know the general features that the search engines look for, you can optimize your web pages to rank higher.

Read our post on ‘On-Page SEO Techniques‘ to learn more about what the search engines are looking for on your pages.

Do I Need To Submit My Website To Search Engines?

All search engines use programs called ‘Spiders’ to crawl the web. These search the internet for new content, which is then added to their databases/index. When people conduct searches on search engines, the results come from this database, so it is important for your site to be listed on this database.

Technically you don’t need to submit your site to any search engines, as eventually they will find your site by crawling the internet. However, this can take time, time in which you are loosing potential traffic by not being listed. By submitting your site yourself, you speed up the whole process by being automatically added to the search engines database.

Create An XML Sitemap

When search engines crawl individual websites, they look for the site’s ‘Sitemap‘. This is a very basic page that lists all of the URL links of a website. Look at our sitemap for an example.

Search engines use this to see when new content has been added to a website, so it can keep it’s database up to date. So when you publish a new post on your blog, or new page on your website, it appears on your sitemap for the search engines to see.

Now, you could create your own sitemap manually, but that is a lot of hassle. Instead I’d recommend installing the ‘Google XML Sitemaps‘ WordPress plugin.

This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap of all of your website. It supports all kinds of WordPress generated pages as well as custom URLs and it automatically notifies all the major search engines (i.e. Google, Bing, Yahoo) every time you create a new post (you need to sign up first though).

Submit Your Site To Google & Get Ranked

Google is the king of the search engines, it’s the most used site on the planet with billions of searches everyday! This is why if you only end up submitting your site to one search engine, make sure that it is Google.

It’s a pretty straight forward process to submit your site to Google. Sign up with ‘Google Webmaster Tools‘ and you will be able to click on ‘Add Site’. This lets you enter the URL of your website (this just needs to be your homepage, not every page of your site!) which you then submit. To finish the process, you need to ‘Verify Ownership‘ so that Google knows that you and not someone else is trying to sign up to their Webmaster Tools.

To verify your site you need to ‘upload a HTML file to your server‘. This is a unique file from Google that contains a unique ID code that corresponds to your site. Once uploaded, you can verify your site and Google will see that you have added the HTML file.

So now that you have submitted your site to Google, there is one more thing to do and that’s to add your sitemap. On your ‘Webmaster Tools‘ dashboard you should now see your website. If you click onto it, you will be taken to a page showing statistics about your site (this will become more useful when your site starts ranking). Go to; Site Configuration>Sitemaps>Submit a Sitemap and point Google in the direction of your sitemap.

That’s it! Now, when you add new content to your site, your site map will automatically be updated via the ‘Google XML Sitemaps‘ plugin, which will also automatically inform Google that you have new content.

Submit Your Site To Bing/Yahoo & Get Ranked

Bing and Yahoo are search partners, which means that once you set up a Bing ‘Webmaster Tools‘ account and submit your sitemap, you are listed in both Bing and Yahoo’s search database.

This is exactly the same process as before, so it’s pretty straight forward. To begin you will need to sign up to ‘Bing Webmaster’ which is exactly the same Google’s ‘Webmaster Tools.

Once signed up (you can use your existing hotmail login info) you can click on ‘Add Site‘. Add your URL and you will again need to verify that you are the owner of the site. Download the unique HTML file from Bing and upload it to your server, just as you did before, and verify your site.

Lastly, you need to add your sitemap. Click on your website on the Bing dashboard then go to; Crawl>Sitemaps (XML, Atom, RSS)>Add Feed and point Bing in the direction of your sitemap.

Why Only Submit To Google, Yahoo & Bing?

Whilst you can submit your site to other search engines such as; Ask, AOL, MSN Search, etc. the vast majority of traffic comes from the big three; Google, Bing and Yahoo!

Once you start listing in these big three, you will end up being listed on the other search engines anyway.

Next Step – SEO

So, that’s it! You should now be listed on all three of the major search engines. But as I said earlier, that won’t guarantee traffic. You need to optimise your web pages with On-Page SEO techniques to make them rank highly on search engine results pages (SERPs). The higher you can rank, the more traffic you can generate.

How to Setup Google Adsense

How to Setup Google Adsense

Before the conceptualization of residual income, people would create blogs only to express their thoughts, ideas, opinions, and everything else under the sun and to share those with friends, colleagues, and random readers from around the world who log on to the internet.

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.- Norman Vincent Peale

Blogs were not thought of as a marketing tool to promote a business’s products and services until marketers  realized that blogs that receive a lot of traffic can actually convert the views into actual sales.  Aside from this, by having an effective advertising network like Google Adsense incorporated into one’s blog, you can already be able to earn money online by doing what you love: blogging.  Google Adsense is one of the most popular ways that people adopt when making money from blogging and believe it or not, it is actually quite easy to have Google ads displayed in one’s blog.  And if your blog is a popular one that brings in a lot of traffic, you can earn a lot of money from it over time.But that’s the problem there; most people who want to earn money by putting Google ads on their blog don’t really know how to do so.  They create accounts, set up their blog, but stop there because that’s the aspect of earning money through blogging that they’re not familiar with.  Let’s have a look at how you can set up Google Adsense on your blog:

  • The first step to setting up Google Adsense on your blog is to create the blog first.  There are many possible blog services to choose from like WordPress or Blogger, the latter being the easiest blog to set up ads on.  After creating and arranging the lay-out of your blog, you should post a couple of entries because the Google Adsense team would first review your site to determine what related ads to place on your blog.
  • The second step is to apply for a Google Adsense account.  You won’t be able to earn without it, so make sure to open one by creating a Google account and signing into Adsense using your account details.  After this, Google will then send you an e-mail asking you to verify your e-mail address.  Make sure to click on the link so that your application will be sent and a representative will visit your site or blog for review.  Since we’re talking about Google Adsense on a blog, continue posting regularly because they’ll be sending you a notice about their overview in a matter of days.
  • If the Google Adsense team sends you an e-mail of approval, you can then log into your account to get the HTML code, which is what you will paste into your blog or website.  You can find this in the Adsense Setup tab, which is where you will find context-sensitive ads under the Adsense for Content link.
  • The next step is pasting the code into your blog’s HTML editor.  Always make sure that you are inserting the code as HTML and that you are pasting it into your blog’s template so that you won’t have to keep putting it in every post you make manually.

By following these steps and posting great content for traffic, you’ll be surprised one day to find money in your account and a letter from Google with your PIN code for you to use to access your funds.

For more step by step information, visit Google Adsense.

Good luck!

The Most Honest Adsense – Review

The Most Honest Adsense

Nowadays a lot of Internet users have heard about making money on the Internet with pay per click advertising. The most popular PPC broker is Google Adsense. With this system you can place ad blocks on your website and get paid for every click your visitors generate.

 

Lets have a closer look at what Google Adsense has to offer to it’s publishers:

 

  • Google Adsense for context – ad bots automatically crawl your pages and
    display relevant advertisers, so this means that users, who want more
    information, would be glad to visit sponsored ads, and you will earn cash. You
    have the option to pick only text, graphic or both types of advertisements. Now
    Adsense targets ads using Double Dart cookie, which ensures higher CTR and the
    quality of advertisements. – Not more then 3 ad units per page!
  • Adsense for search – new and improved search system gives your the
    possibility to integrate Google search engine into your website and earn money
    for clicks generated from the search result pages.
  • Google Ads for cell phone devices – if your website can be accessed by cell
    phone and PDA users, you can earn cash by placing this type of ads too.
  • Ads for feeds – place ads on your RSS feeds. Here you can place way more ad
    units per page (the most I’ve seen was 7 or 8, can’t really remember).
  • Google Adsense for domains – if you have some spare domains, you can park
    them at adsense and earn cash for every generated click.
  • Every ad unit can be modified to fit your website layout, you can pick the background color, text and link colors. Also I have to tell about the link units, which tend to be more attractive to users. Link units can display more ads on a separate
page. A lot of people, who start up with Adsense wonder how much they can make per click or per 1000 visitors. According to Google website, you can earn up to 5$ per click, but your earning depends only on your user activity (on your CTR – click through-rate). Also I know that new web-masters, who have just signed up with Google adsense want to earn a lot and right away, so they ask friends to click ads. This is strongly forbidden by adsense and I recommend you not to click youradvertisement,  google is way more smarter thanyou think.