Tuesday, July 26, 2011

21 Best SEO Blogs

Here is a great list of  SEO  blogs. Every Webmaster should check out this list of best SEO blogs least once. Overall the list is a great resource for the people related to online marketing & all .

Monday, July 25, 2011

Most Americans have Facebook accounts than having passports!

London, July 24 (ANI): New statistics have revealed that most Americans have Facebook accounts than having passports.

A staggering 155 million Americans - 50 per cent of the population - are on the social network site, while only 115 million people - 37 per cent - have a passport.

There are now 750 million Facebook users worldwide, according to travel website Tripl, which compiled the figures.

Reasons given for the low proportion of Americans with passports include the costs of travelling abroad and the popularity of vacationing at home.

Simon Winchester, who wrote 'The Best American Travel Writing', said that Americans to do have a history of international travel.

"There was essentially no empire and hence little by way of imperial legacy," the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.The country is formidably isolated by thousands of miles of ocean from almost anywhere truly foreign, and getting abroad is very much more costly.

"Americans seldom went to seek their fortunes overseas, as British so often did . . . [and there] is little tradition of American exploration," he added. (ANI)

Source "http://in.finance.yahoo.com/news/Most-Americans-Facebook-ani-3071681707.html"

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Twitter celebrated the fifth anniversary on 15 July

The most popular Micro blogging Site Twitter completed the five years of glory on this 15 July . Here is the Pictorial view of Twitter Growth .

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Friday, July 15, 2011

What is fevicon and How to Upload fevicon In Blogger ?

Fevicon "favorites icon" is the tiny web icon or a website icon .Net Browsers that offer favicon hold up typically display a page's favicon in the Web browser's address bar and next to the page's name in a list of bookmarks .The size of a ideal fevicon is 16*16 pixels. .

Now blogger provides you a gadget that allows you to put your fav icon with your blog. Below in image i am marking the Fevicon of blogger. This is the snapshot of blogger design  view . With the help of this gadget you can upload your favorite icon in your blogger blog .

Here are the few steps...

1 : Login in your blogger account.
   Now you are in your dashboard.

2 : Click on the design option of your blog in which you want to add fevicon . 
When the design option of your blog will open that will look like the below one.   

Now the only thing you need is the icon of size 16*16 . You can make your fevicon with the help of online fevicon maker sites like Favicon.co.uk .After uploading your favourite icon that fevicon option will look like this :

That's it.
You can see your blog with the latest fevicon after deleting all the cookies of your browser.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Facts About Google or we should say Google Fun Facts

Google sorts billions of bits of information for its users. Here are some little-known bits of information about Google:
  • Google's name is a play on the word googol, which refers to the number 1 followed by one hundred zeroes. The term was coined by Milton Sirotta, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner, and was popularized in the book, "Mathematics and the Imagination" by Kasner and James Newman. Google's play on the term reflects the company's mission to organize the immense amount of information available on the web.
  • Google started as a research project at Stanford University, created by Ph.D. candidates Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were 24 years old and 23 years old respectively (a combined 47 years old).
  • Google's index of web pages is the largest in the world, comprising of billions of web pages. Google searches this immense collection of web pages often in less than half a second.
  • Google receives daily search requests from all over the world, including Antarctica.
  • Users can restrict their searches for content in 35 non-English languages, including Chinese, Greek, Icelandic, Hebrew, Hungarian and Estonian. To date, no requests have been received from beyond the earth's orbit, but Google has a Klingon interface just in case.
  • Google has a world-class staff of more than 2,668 employees known as Googlers. The company headquarters is called the Googleplex.
  • Google translates billions of HTML web pages into a display format for WAP and i-mode phones and wireless handheld devices, and has made it possible to enter a search using only one phone pad keystroke per letter, instead of multiple keystrokes.
  • Google Groups comprises more than 845 million Usenet messages, which is the world's largest collection of messages or the equivalent of more than a terabyte of human conversation.
  • The basis of Google's search technology is called PageRank™, and assigns an "importance" value to each page on the web and gives it a rank to determine how useful it is. However, that's not why it's called PageRank. It's actually named after Google co-founder Larry Page.
  • Googlers are multifaceted. One operations manager, who keeps the Google network in good health is a former neurosurgeon. One software engineer is a former rocket scientist. And the company's chef formerly prepared meals for members of The Grateful Dead and funkmeister George Clinton.(http://www.google.com/press/funfacts.html)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Google Plus Vs Facebook

After coming Google Plus, internet critics started comparing Google Plus or Facebook .  Here we are discussing the exact differences between Google plus or facebook. Before starting comparison b/w , firstly I want to introduce you With Google Plus, Google Plus is a Social Networking platform recently launched by Google.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Google Realtime Shuts Down as Twitter Deal Expires

Google Realtime, the specialized search that lets users see social updates and other at-the-moment data from the web, has been shut down for the time being. The reason is apparent: Twitter, the primary contributor to Realtime, has reached the end date for its deal with Google. It’s apparent that the companies have decided not to re-up this deal, but Google has indicated that Realtime search will be back in the future.
Specifically, anyone who visits the Google Realtime site (google.com/realtime) will be redirected to standard search. Additionally, prior to June 6th, users accessing the site got a 404 message and no explanation. Both the 404 and the explanation have now been remedied.  A Google statement clarified that the agreement with Twitter, which began in 2009, “expired on July 2.” Some portions of Twitter may still be available to Google, but “this special feed from Twitter” will not be.

But Realtime isn’t being retired permanently. While Google representatives were unwilling to give a date or indicate whether or not Twitter’s special feed would be re-integrated, it was made clear that Google has every intention of re-opening Realtime in the future. This future version will “include Google+ information along with other realtime data from a variety of sources,” and that when it comes to Twitter Google is “open to exploring other collaborations in the future.”

More importantly to the big picture is the unanswered question of why Twitter and Google decided not to re-up their agreement, which the companies could have easily negotiated prior to the July 2nd close date. It may be that Google simply didn’t find the Realtime search investment to be worthwhile, but it’s also possible that Twitter – now threatened by the Google+ social network – isn’t inclined to continue a partnership. If the latter is the reality, other Google services – most prominently social search – may be impacted.

Source: " http://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-realtime-shuts-down-as-twitter-deal-expires/31007/ "

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Mark Zuckerberg Is The Most Followed User On Google+

In what has to be somewhat embarrassing for Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is the most followed user on Google+, according to the Google+ Statistics counter.

The Facebook CEO has 21,213 followers, compared to the Google CEO at 14,798, Google social czar Vic Gundotra at 13,783, Google co-founder Sergey Brin at 11,629, blogger Robert Scoble at 11,389, Google spam avenger Matt Cutts at 9,153, TWIT founder Leo Laporte at 7,566, Google’s Bradley Horowitz at 7,187, TechCrunch’s MG Siegler at 6,579 and blogger Gina Trapani at 5,649.

Google+ Statistics creator Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten explains the CEO’s unlikely popularity thus, “He has the most friends in the world, they made a movie about him, and he is more handsome than the Larry and Sergey.” I think the answer goes more like this; The more media coverage someone receives related to Google+, the more followers they get, hence MG Siegler at #9.

Article Source : Techcrunch.com/2011/07/04/mark-zuckerberg-is-the-most-followed-user-on-google/

Friday, July 1, 2011

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg now richer than Google founders

BOSTON: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's personal fortunes have soared, thanks to investment fund GSV Capital's recent stake in the social networking site which has put the Harvard dropout at a worth higher than Google founder Sergey Brin and Larry Page. 

Earlier this week, GSV Capital Corp bought 225,000 shares in Facebook at an average price of $29.28 each.

This stake values the popular social networking site at about $70 billion.

Based on the new investment, Zuckerberg in turn is worth approximately $18 billion, a report in Time magazine said.

"With the new valuation, Zuckerberg has one-upped Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page , whose fortunes are estimated to have dropped," the Time report said.

This estimate makes Zuckerberg the third-richest man in the technology sector in the world, only behind Microsoft's Bill Gates and Oracle's Larry Ellison.

 While Gates is estimated to be currently worth $56 billion, Ellison is the world's fifth-richest billionaire at $39.5 billion.

Earlier this year, Zuckerberg's net worth stood at $13.5 billion.

He had already shot past Apple's Steve Jobs last year and has now passed Google's Brin and Page, whose fortunes are now estimated to have dropped to $17 billion from $19.8 billion in March. ( in.finance.yahoo.com )