Finally the holy month of Ramadan ended and after 29 days of fasting the Muslims all over the world are now celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr. Eid is an Arabic word meaning "festivity," while Fiṭr means "breaking (the fast) so this EID marks the end of the month of fasting which is Ramadan. This year had been tough for me and my family but the good news of Eid do always take away all the worries within us. It's a day when we meet our closest ones, receive guests, server them with the best of our hospitality and we hug one another giving greetings of love and brotherhood. In my country we often call this Eid the "Chotti Eid". Because children are often the luckiest in these Holidays because they get gifts in the form of cash. Children are given small sums of money by adult relatives or friends(eidi). Some lucky champs do even collect a whole sum amount up to $100. :p
August 30, 2011
If there is anything I love a lot then it is designing Icons. What I had decided to do this time the guys at webdesignshock did it before me and way way better than I expected. The icon set today contains a bundle of Google+ icons featuring this new social network in its extravagant pose. This free icon set contains different color variations and sizes. The freebie includes both vector (PNG) and pixel perfect Photoshop source files (PSD). The set contains both colored and gray versions to help you use them in your web designing projects. The package also contains original Illustrator and PNG files for Google +1 Buttons, all of them at the highest quality level
August 29, 2011
August 28, 2011
As I earlier mentioned that Panda update by Google is a new strict policy which looks for content farmers. Content farmers are people flooding the internet with useless content or republished content. Most of their blog posts are either duplicate copies or infringed material. This year Google penalized many such sites along with some reputed blogs like labnol.org. The reasons most of them shared were to keep a consisting post frequency, keep quality in mind while writing and you must nofollow category links and you should also find and delete 404 error pages. So today again we will be adding nofollow to comment count links and the comments posted by visitors.
August 27, 2011
Google Panda effect is the name most of you might heard. It is a strict Google new algorithm that looks for content farms and link farms and completely stops indexing the publisher. If your blog contains too many irrelevant content or duplicate content or your post quantity is less than 300 words and you have too many tags/category labels on your blog that makes no sense then you can be the next target of Google panda update. Your traffic will drop significantly. If you are receiving 2-3K visitors per day, you will end up with just 400-500 visitors. It really shocked me personally when I surveyed official and un-official blogger templates and amazingly found that all category tags or label tags are dofollow. It is really sad on blogger part but I found the same problem on WordPress blogs as well. Even the tags in wordPress are dofollow but since now many expert SEOs have advised to nofollow the label tags therefore we must not delay any further else the consequences could be huge.
August 26, 2011
August 25, 2011
Finally Google+ released the most awaited feature and that was sharing site content with your circles. Now whenever your +1 a page you will be provided with a share on Google+ option, by choosing which you can post on your profile a thumbnail image, description and link to that website. It works similar to Facebook like button now. This new option is named +snippets. Google released this new feature just few hours ago and they have also released Google+ inline Inline annotations which are simple display of your friend's profile images next to the +1 button. Lets know more about these two new features.
August 24, 2011
Probably most of you are students or housewives. The problems that we all often face while entering into online business is how to get paid? How to receive a payment when you don't have a bank account or you don't hold an online account like PayPal? Now lets discuss a possible way through which you could buy something online like for instance if you wish to buy a domain from blogger then how do you do that.
Facebook video calling is a great functionality added to FB and it is still under development. Zukerberg joined hands with Skype network to avail its users with not just a chat option anymore but real face-to-face video chat. I already mentioned in a post how to set up a video chat in Facebook and today we will be focusing more on how to improve the video and audio quality. If you are a user of Skype then you will find the tips extremely easy.
Google gives relevant search suggestions as you type a query. While searching for the biographies of some politicians living in Pakistan I suddenly came across some very interesting recommended search results. I almost got the same results at Google.com and Google.com.pk. Unfortunately, following are the most elected and followed politicians of Pakistan. I am sharing this post as a tech loving person and I am surely not related to any political party or promoting any political agenda.
PS: Please use the Facebook Like button above or Google+ button to spread it.
August 23, 2011
Internet is the biggest market in todays world. Business offline is slowly turning into an online one and finding space in world wide web. With the invent of new services such as the new social networking site Google Plus, not only does the service provider benefits but even people like me and you can expect to earn a happy living online through it. Below I will be listing five possible ways of making money online through the newly born social networking bomb " The Google+"
Google Maps or Google Earth now displays global weather conditions by displaying current temperatures and conditions around the globe. Just 4 days ago Google announced that Weather feature has been added to Google maps to let you plan your picnics and business travel trips easily. This feature is fully supported by weather.com that displays real-time weather conditions like rain, humidity and wind speed along with four day weather report.
August 22, 2011
1. Reputation in Blogosphere
2. Most Advertising services do not accept subdomains
3. Fans & Subscribers Increase with Custom domains
4. People Will Share and Bookmark Your blog posts
5. PageRank increase slowly With Subdomains
6. You just need to buy a domain and not the Hosting
7. Rankings will Speedup
8. PageRank will stabilize On next PR update
9. You can Grow your business
10. It Costs Less Than $10 To Buy a domain!UPDATE: Now you can buy a domain as low as $7.5 from Godaddy! Read this post -> Blogger Domain Settings Simplified.
What are you thinking now?
What is a Custom domain?A domain is the web address of your blog or website. You are viewing this blog because you accessed it by typing the following URL in your browser,
www.MyBloggerTricks.comA domain can end with any suffix such as .com, .net or .org etc. Your Blog domain is your blog URL, the link that brings visitors and search engine robots to your blog.
What is a Sub Domain and Custom Domain?Sub Domain:
A subdomain as the name itself says is a sub part of a domain. For example Google.com is the main domain for Google but since Google+ is a sub part of the services provided by Google then its web address takes the name plus.Google.com
Similar your free blogger blog is a service provided by Blogger and when you create a blog using their platform they attach their trademark in the form of a sub domain to your blog Name. If your blog title is named XYZ then it will appear like this,
XYZ.blogspot.comIf you are using a WordPress blog platform then it appears like the following,
A custom domain is your personally owned web URL that is your property and does not belongs to someone else or is a sub part of another service. When I purchased the MBT domain all my .blogspot.com were replaced with .com. This in other words means domain redirection. I just need to pay less than $10 per year for the domain hosting charges and that's all I pay from my pockets. All my files are stored for free at blogger.
Now the question is how to remove the .blogspot.com or .wordpress.com subdomain names from your blog and get a full fresh branded custom domain of your own? The answer is simple buy a domain from a good web hosting company. Read the next part of the tutorial to know why.
UPDATE: Now you can buy a domain as low as $7.5 from Godaddy! Read complete details on this post -> Blogger Domain Settings Simplified.
Facebook Gaming app Mini maps uses a Google Maps format to let you drive a car anywhere in the world. You can have fun racing a car on any road or motorway in the world. The app uses flash technology to create a virtual car on Google Maps to improve your navigation skills for a selected area. Using simple arrow keys you can push on the accelerator to get your car going. The game lets you choose your destination point and also supports night vision mode if the area you selected is too dark. The game graphics are plausible if the location you selected is a developed country like USA or UK but if you choose a developing country like Somalia then satellite imagery for it is really poor. The zoom range would be minimum and roads will look fade.
August 21, 2011
YouTube has an easy option of reporting violation of its Community Guidelines and that option is clicking the "Flag" button below the video. After you report the video with your selected reason, YouTube staff will review it. If the video is found to be in violation of YouTube's Community Guidelines which includes pornography, harassment, graphic violence or harmful or dangerous acts then the video will be removed from the site. But what if someone has stolen your video and taken away all your credits by uploading the video with their company name. Most often this happens with music videos and movie trailers. There is a longer procedure which you can apply to get the video deleted. Follow up.
What could be more exciting then to have all major social networking buttons all together. Internet is turning more and more social and social media networks help a lot in circulating content and in bringing handsome traffic. Google+ is the talk everywhere now and old bookmarking services like StumbleUpon and Delicious still remains important tools for ranking higher in search listings. I have combined the count buttons for +1, stumbleupon, twitter, Facebook, delicious and with a addthis button which includes 360 other social sharing options. In short the widget today offers all that a blog needs. Lets add it to blogger!
August 20, 2011
1. Floating Facebook Twitter Counters
2. Sliding +1 Counters & More
3. Facebook Style Social Share Buttons -Below Post Titles
4. Add Social Networking counters Below Blog Titles
5. Digg, Retweet Buttons and More -Below Post Titles
6. Google+, twitter, stumbleupon - Below Post Titles
7. Google Buzz Follow and Count Buttons
8. 1+ Count Buttons
9. LinkedIn Share Count Buttons
10. Facebook Like and Send Button
11. Facebook send button
12. Bookmark and Share Widget
13. Social Bookmarking and Share widget
14. Show Followers Count Of RSS, Facebook and Twitter
15. Social Media Widget With Search Box
16. Share Buttons For Post Bottom
17. Customize Twitter Follow Button in 7 ways!
18. Create Custom Follower Counters
19. FLOATING TWITTER BUTTONS
20. Do You Like This Story?
If I have missed mentioning any widget that we already published then please let me know. I will publish some more as my vocations just started. Hope you will like this post. Peace and blessings brothers and sisters. :)
When Facebook usernames were introduced branding was at its peak and almost everyone tried it to brand their social profiles. Now you can even create a fully custom username for your Google+ profile using an unofficial service provided by gplus.to/username. This API will create a permanent username link for your Google Plus profile that will redirect your friends to your account when they click on the link. The steps are extremely simple. Follow me:
August 18, 2011
I just came to know that now all Google+ users are restricted to 150 invites only. You can at most invite 150 people on a single Google Plus account. Google+ now also provides you with a unique invite share URL or link that you can post anywhere to invite friends directly. This is the same invite link that is blocked by Facebook. You can find this unique URL on your Google+ homepage towards the right sidebar under "Send invitations - 150 left" Upon clicking it you can easily copy the invite URL and share it with friends on forums, blogs and social networks to invite more and more people. You can invite people by email or by a share link as shown below,
Just Tuesday Google spokesperson Randall Safara posted a video on Google+ that showed that Facebook is limiting the spread of Google+ invites on their news Feed. He created a video to show the evidence. Amazingly all status updates showed up fine except the Google Plus Invite link which did not showed up on his friends news feed. Even in May, a controversy erupted where a PR firm exposed Facebook involved in publishing anti-Google stories in the press. Randall's video will give you a clear picture of the growing Facebook's jealousy and fear over G+. See it for yourselves:
August 17, 2011
Online plagiarism and republication of unauthorized content is at peaks now as more and more users are becoming web owners and thereby generating more and more content. Most people try the shortcuts and steal others efforts and take away all the credits and benefits by using the idea that you invented or presented. Most people are generating thousands of dollars by infringing the copyrights of people like you and me. AdSense has clearly mentioned that Ads should be displayed only on sites that generate unique content and brings something new to the visitors. If you know someone who is publishing duplicate content, data, products or any resource from any other website or blog, then you have the complete write to file a DMCA complaint against the abuser.
August 16, 2011
Google Plus Desktop Wallpapers for windows7 and Mac are everywhere now. After the increased popularity and massive flow of traffic to this newly born social networking site, more and more developers and designers are trying their business luck by creating some of the best themes, Apps, games, wallpapers, add-ons and more. I have gathered some high resolution quality wallpapers from different sources especially from DeviantART designers. I just hope you will like them. Simply Click on any wallpaper to download it instantly. Most of these images are in JPG format and bigger than or equal in size to 1920 x 1080 in size. If you run windows7, Winxp or windows vista or MAC then I think you deserve a better desktop background with light and beautiful colors.
PS: If you are logged in your Google account then better sign out else click the Actions Button at the top of images after clicking an image and then choose Download.
August 15, 2011
Sometimes changes in the layout of Facebook often gets a thumbs down by the users. Just like how much people hated the new Facebook layout with photo streams above, similarly do people found the new social chat window appearing on the right sidebar as equal irritation. In order to disable this chat sidebar that shows photo thumbnails of friends available for chat and recover the older chat view then lets play with some workarounds.
August 14, 2011
Since the day Google Plus stepped into online social media, developers are trying every possible app to further enhance the G+ experience. At present no developers help page exists at Google Plus as it is still in its testing mode but some people do always find a way to bring something innovative. Plus Feed is a free open source app tool that creates an Atom feed of your Google Plus Posts that you share publically. You can use any application to subscribe to the updates. You can use your browser bookmarks or Google reader or My Yahoo!. Many options. Lets learn how to create a Feed to your posts that may update your friends, visitors and fans whenever you share something on Google+.