The SEO benefits of Google Plus

Feb 12, 13

The buzz around Google Plus’ launch in September 2011 was as deafening as the eventual response was muted. Not so long ago, the stock SEO joke was that only people on Google Plus were dutiful Google employees, but with the search engine’s colossal influence on digital, search and content marketing, it should perhaps not be a surprise that it is truly beginning to brings its influence to bear.

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Google Updates Blogger for iOS

Dec 19, 12 Blogger for iOS

Travel or on-the-go bloggers will love this new app update from Google, as the search and mobile OS giant throws a new optimized version of Blogger for iOS, this time utilizing the 4-inch iPhone 5 display which seemed to be adapted also on new iPhone accessories outed to fit for this new larger device.

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How to speed up your multiple WordPress sites running on VPS

Dec 13, 12 How to speedup sites

How to speedup sites

Page load speed could be a key factor  to start a business online, basically it’s like setting your first impression to your customers, the faster the better. So what if your site’s page load speed is terrible enough to have plenty of possible business opportunities taken away by your competitors? What can you do to optimize your hosting and your site?

We had worked several weeks with Liquidweb support on an issue for a terrible Time To First Byte(TTFB) speed and it turns out to be a collective issue when you’re running multiple sites(WordPress) on a single server. Along with this issue, will be periodical shutdown of your server mainly by server overload as a results of multiple processes eating your server resources abnormally. So here are few simple steps that we have implemented on each site to improve and optimize the overall server and site performances.

1. First determine which WordPress plugins are utilizing resources that you think affecting your site’s loading speed. You can evaluate it by using, P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) plugin. P3 will show you a pie graph of each plugin that is running on your site with their utilization. From here, you can eliminate them one by one, or you can find other alternative plugins that is doing the same thing yet utilizing just enough resources. The good example for this one, will be the Digg Digg plugins that shows terrible impact on my site’s load speed, thus replacing this with same AA’s Digg Digg Alternative plugins shows good result.

2. Once you’ve eliminate all unnecessary plugins, now move on configuring each site’s W3 Total Cache plugins along with the CDN configuration. I’m using MaxCDN on my side and as shared server, you need to configure it using the default “Disk or Disk Enhanced” for each cache option. I tried using “Memcache” but unfortunately when you test it using WebPageTest, the “Disk” setup performs better. Drop me an email and I can send you the exported setup of my W3 Cache.

3. Now see the improvements of your site’s load speed. You can check it using the WebPageTest. Note that you need to apply each optimization steps on each site on your server.

After these few steps, tell us how your site load improvements? Currently, all sites on my VPS loads on less than 10 seconds on first page load and less than 3 seconds on second page visit —-this is ultimately 50% better than my previous setup.

If you can suggest other steps to improve site load that you’ve already implemented, feel free to share it on the comment line.

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Top 5 signs which indicate your site are penalizing

Oct 26, 12

There are many benefits of using proper SEO strategies. This includes getting more visible over the search engines, high traffic, better chance of conversion, etc. However, if you do not abide by the rules of SEO, your site could be lost in the search engine results. If you look at some of the common complaints from webmasters, they simply say that their sites are banned and no more visible anywhere in the search results. This simply means that they have committed some gross errors, which compelled the search engines to penalize their sites. There are several signs or symptoms, which shows that your websites are being penalized by the search engines. The below is the list of top five signs that indicate that your site is penalized.

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Beware of Amazon Link Localizer WordPress Plugin

Oct 18, 12 Amazon Link Localizer Wordpress Plugin

I’ve been using this Amazon Link Localizer WordPress plugin for quite sometimes now and it leaves me no choice but to uninstall it as I become somehow annoyed for several times leaving my Amazon affiliate ID blank for all regions. I may accept it if I mistakenly update the plugin and don’t check if the region fields are all blank, but lately I don’t know I see it all the fields are blank without even an update.

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Are you still opening your Adsense account?

Oct 18, 12 Adsense Penguin update

After the tremendous effects Google Panda and Penguin updates on our websites trimming down our traffic, page rank and specially our Adsense income, are you still opening your Adsense account? Do you have plans on searching for any good alternatives for the epic advertising platform?

Adsense Penguin update

Demoralized with Adsense

I’m not sure if I’m the only one who has gone down from 100% income from Adsense to demoralizing 10% to 20% income, in a span of 2-3 months when Google Penguin was rolled out back in April. So every day, instead of my habit of opening my Adsense account whenever I opened my computer, now I almost forgot that I have that account, I’m not even wondering how much I earned for the month, day, hours that I was very eager to know in earlier times.

It’s time to move on

Yes, I believe it’s time to find other advertising alternatives. One of the most efficient and worthwhile I believe was the Amazon Affiliate though it’s limited to the range of tech, autos, gadgets, cellphones, virtual media and ebooks themed websites. And a perfect timing to enter the affiliate would be on the Holiday shopping season. Actually there are many advertising platforms available on the net, you just have to experiment with it and check their reviews along with its user experiences.

But wait, there’s more

Lately, I see improvements on my site’s traffic; I don’t know if Google have finally tuned their algorithm properly, though it puzzles me if your site is penalized, the ads that Adsense will display on your placements will be low quality and low paying too. I’m not about this but it seemed, based from what’s currently reflecting on my Adsense account. Don’t you think?

Now to end, are you still looking for your daily Adsense income, or have you accessed your account lately?

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Facebook: Programmed for Revenue or Disaster?

Jul 12, 12 Facebook Revenue and Disaster

Facebook Revenue and DisasterFacebook is one of the most popular social networking site nowadays, seemingly it might be considered as necessity by most of its users. The Facebook users see 798 pages per person, per month that’s interestingly twice as many page views as Google. Add also the that in every 5 minutes online, 1 minute of it is spent on Facebook.The social networking tycoon also generate $3.7 billion revenue in 2011 that equates to $4.34 per user globally. Now this year with Google’s skyrocketing growth, Facebook seemed to be on the other way of slow progress, that has been relevant on its recent IPO. We don’t know if the timeline have something to do to annoy most of its users. Learn more with the infographic after the break.

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Cloud: the new cybercrime frontier?

Jul 06, 12 Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

The cloud technology is relatively new but that hasn’t stopped people from flocking towards it in droves. But as with all thing tech based, with great user-ship comes great peril, and the cloud is no different. Of late, several firms have moved their services and software to cloud because it makes their lives easier in general. And they aren’t the only ones trusting cloud to make their lives easier, it would appear that hackers have the same idea pretty much. There’s a plethora of pc monitoring software and cell phone spy apps out there helping hackers and cyber criminals alike get access to data that they have no business touching. But the sad part is that they’re not using a malware or spyware to get into private data, they’re using the cloud infrastructure itself.

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How to Speed Up Your Site

Jul 03, 12

When we’re talking about site speed the aesthetics boils down to the page load and its capability to withstand sudden traffic spike from incoming linking from highly trafficked sites such reddit or your post get sourced to a post of Engadget. The page load is even more crucial as mighty Google is using site speed as a signal in its search algorithm even Yahoo! and a small deviation on a normal 3-second rule can kill your conversion rate.

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Google Hijacking People’s Privacy

May 29, 12

Scott McNealy the former head of Sun Microsystems declared that online privacy was zero and the assessment was confirmed by Google’s CEO Eric Schimdt. Users around the world of smart phones, PCs or Tablets cannot assume that they have any type of privacy because the sad fact is there is no privacy. Google introduced a new program the purpose of which is to accumulate user data from its 60 services, the company reports that the new procedure does not implement on the Google Wallet. For the ostensible purpose of better serving its users Google insists its data gathering practice is done and to enable it to “predict” individual user’s usage patterns.

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