Thursday, November 29, 2012

For Everyone

If you have ever thought of having your photo noticeably displayed in New York City's Times Square, Google can help make it happen! 

Google has taken over Time Square, or at least four screens on a marquee. As part of its “For Everyone” campaign that rolled out with the release of the Samsung Chromebook last month, the company has decided to help prove to people why it is so useful to everyone.

Google For Everyone
Photo: Google

If you didn’t notice Google published a new site called Gallery for Everyone to which anyone can upload an image and tell what they use the Chromebook for. For those who want to see their photos in Times Square in New York City, then you can do it right from the site.

Anyone over the age of 13 can submit an image to the site. However, you might encounter some difficulties in uploading. Google says that submissions are limited to certain devices and browsers and recommends that you use a “modern browser like Chrome”.

The page contains an applet that lets you add a photo and then easily add a single "For" caption. Once uploaded, the photos are shared through the website, and, if chosen, on one of the giant screens located in Times Square.

If you want to see where this whole campaign started, you can check out Google’s “For Everyone” video that went public during the Major League Baseball World Series last month.

Friday, November 23, 2012

SEO Tools

There are lots of SEO tools available that you can instantly find online. In fact, by just typing the word “SEO tools” on Google will give you over a million search results. This could be a good thing because your options are not limited. All you have to do is to choose which can effectively enhance website traffic and revenue. But on the other hand, you might confuse as there are endless SEO tools in the market and not all tools are a good, so to choose right one is bit tough. There are four major types of SEO tools.

seo tools

1. Keyword Research Tools

Keyword research and analysis is the initial step of search engine optimization. It is crucial to select targeted keywords that will help to get good traffic for your website. In the current scenario Google comes on the first place in terms of search market share. However, in order to keep going, select such a keyword tools that will provide you with ample data for the 3 major search engines: Google, Yahoo and Bing.

2. Meta Tags Analyzer Tools

This tool inspects the Meta tags of your web page to ensure search engine compatibility. Meta tags check your web page for sticking to the basic search engine guidelines. Take for example if the title tag of a web page is more than 65 characters, then the tool will issue a warning. You don’t have to do anything just Enter your website link in the URL box and this tool will give you results in just a few seconds.

3. Backlinks Checker Tools

This is often called, link popularity tools. Actually, SEO is not just limited to Meta tags and a good content, but also about utilizing high quality backlinks. The basic idea here is simple. If there are several websites that are pointing back to your website or articles, then your site will receive more traffic. This will eventually make your website popular and rank high on major search engines. Backlink Checker tools will help you get detailed information about the backlinks including link authority, PR, follow, no follow, and more.

4. Web Analytics Tools

It is a software program which analyzes the importance of your inbound links by pointing the source. It also helps in determining the geographical location of your traffic so that you can understand the origin of your market.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Search Engine Optimization

Basic SEO is how search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo! create the list of sites that you see when someone types a words or phrase into the search bar. Although SEO helps to increase the traffic to one's site, SEO can be a temporary or a permanent activity. 

search engine optimization

Sometimes it is enough to do some standard SEO in order to get higher page rank in search engines – let’s take an example if you are using infrequent keywords, then you do not have a much to do in order to get decent page rank. But in most cases, if you really want on top, you need to pay special attention to SEO and devote significant amounts of time and effort to it.

Search engines are very hard to understand. They include extremely detailed processes and methodologies, and are constantly updated all the time. Nobody can know the method how search engine works to retrieve the search result. All search engines follow basic process when conducting search processes, but as they are using different methods it shows different result. When user types a keyword or query into a search engine search engine do following tasks.
  1. Search engine software quickly sorts through literally millions of pages in its database to find matches tothis query.
  2. The search engine's results are ranked in order of relevancy.
search engine optimization

More precisely we can say that when any request comes from the user, the search engine processes it. It  compares the search string with the indexed pages in the database. Since normally there are lots of page contains the search string, the search engine now starts calculating the relevancy of search string in each of the page retrieved. There are various algorithms to calculate relevancy. Each algorithms give different weight to factors like keyword density, links, or metatags. That is why different search engines not show the same result page for the same search string. There are lots of techniques and points to remember for getting top positions in major search engines, out of so many here we have listed some of them.
  1. Place keywords in the tag of a title.
  2. Anchor the text in links.
  3. Maintaining the quality of inbound and outbound links
  4. Making sure that the first paragraph of any article is filled with top keywords.
There are also several other tips for getting better SEO but above mention tips are working fine to get good SEO. Some other factors that are affecting SEO are listed below.
  • Title Tag
  • Meta Tags
Search engines take almost 90% of all web traffic. Most of the search queries retrieve thousand and millions of results to choose from. So if your web site comes after first page on search engines for keywords relevant to your website, then you may miss out a large number of visitors because many visitors doesn’t go for the second page. So if you want to increase your website ranking in most of the popular search engine you have to use a combination of correct keywords, inbound linkage, effective content and last but not the least the META tags.