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29
Apr

HowTo: Improve Alexa Rank of a Blog



Alexa logoThe alexa rank of a blog has become a big factor when it comes to advertising, guest posting or other such things. That is why it has become important for the bloggers to try and improve alexa rank of their blog. Most bloggers target alexa rank below 100K. This post tells you some top tips which many bloggers have used to get higher alexa ranks. I recommend you to read the post and then follow the steps to increase your alexa rank. Read on!

Tips to Improve Alexa Rank

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Build Backlinks

Building backlinks has many advantages and better alexa rank is just one of those. This is the easiest method to improve alexa rank for free. Just make sure that you build your blog’s backlinks on some high quality blog. You should totally avoid spam kind of blogs. You can comment on do follow blogs, request link exchanging, write guest posts with your links in author bio or use other methods. All this adds more backlinks and helps to improve alexa rank of your blog. Just make sure that you keep adding those backlinks. The backlinks also help in improvement of page rank, more traffic and other such things so building backlinks should be an option which you should go for.

Use Alexa Toolbar

Even though this method is not fully tried and tested by me, but according to some many people, using the alexa toolbar is known to improve alexa rank to some extent. I have seen many people telling the others to download alexa toolbar in order to improve their alexa rank. I would also recommend you to go to alexa.com and download the alexa toolbar if you are in need of desperate rank increase. It is known that 99% of the alexa toolbar users use it to increase their blog’s ranking. You may very well join in..

Write Posts  Regularly

I have experienced it and I wouldn’t like you to do so. In my recent exams, I was not able to update my blog for a couple of weeks. When my exams ended, I saw my alexa rank had fallen 🙁 It wasn’t really a good sight at that time but I had learned the fact that to improve Alexa rank, it is required that you update your blog regularly. It’s just that nobody likes a dead blog, so try to keep yours alive.

Get More Reviews on Your Blog on Alexa

You may have noticed the review tab when you check the details of a blog. Well, if you didn’t know till now, you should know that it matters. Better reviews and ratings is essential to improve alexa rank. You can ask your friends to review your site or you can encourage your readers to review your site by adding a widget which you can get from alexa.




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27
Apr

HowTo: Enable File Sharing In Windows 7

File sharing is something that is becoming an obligatory part for day today life. No matter it’s a corporate company or a small organization, if it as a poor file sharing system it becomes very difficult to be up to date with the information. In this article we provide a step-by-step guide to enable file sharing in windows 7.

Now days, a very commonly used Windows version is Windows 7 which can be found in any new laptop. In this version of windows, the file sharing method is a bit different from the previous versions but its easy to set up. It gives an extended control to the user to control the files and folders to be shared with the other computers in network.

Here we are providing very simple steps to start or enable file sharing in Windows 7 laptop or desktop. Even a person with no experience in networking or file sharing, can follow these steps and setup a simple home network for data sharing.

To enable file sharing in windows 7, follow the steps given below:

1. Open Control Panel and go to Network & Internet. Now click on the HomeGroup button or else just type in HomeGroup in the search option and it will open up automatically.

open Network & Internet

2. Now click on “Create a Homegroup” if there is not any existing one. It can also be possible that a HomeGroup already exists for you. So you will have to check that. If you are joining to an existing network then you should know the homegroup name and password set for that. But here we are just considering that you want to setup a new network. In later steps you can get to know about how to include other systems also in your network.

create homegroup

3. Firstly, the wizard gives options for what you want to share and with which computer(s) in your network. Just select the folders like pictures, music, documents or videos which want to be shared. There is no option to select a particular file but if you want it to be shared then add that in one of the shared libraries.

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4. On the nest screen you will get an option to enter a password. So just click on finish and we can set the password going forward.

5. Open the page for Control Panel you can find the option for Change password in the “other homegroup actions”. So you can set a password from here also.

6. For the other PCs or laptops with which you want to share the files, you have to do the same steps but instead of creating a new HomeGroup use the one which was created in the above steps.

7. Once that same HomeGroup is detected on the other system, click on that and then Click on Join Now. You can again select the files and folders to be shared but it will use the same password that was set while creating the homegroup.

These are some steps to enable file sharing in Windows 7. Once the file sharing is enabled it can be used for multiple functions like shared printing and music etc. Some advance sharing methods are also available in this Windows. However, this method is a little tough to setup and would need a more experience to enable.

In advanced sharing method, the person who creates the group has the maximum control over it. For normal file sharing, you may follow the above steps and start sharing you files instantly.

Post contributed by: Ilya Elbert, she writes about Computer Support for an IT Support company.

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22
Apr

HowTo: Build Backlinks for Your Blog

Building backlinks for your blog is one of the main things to do to get better rankings and more visits. When you build backlinks, the presence of your blog increases further and makes more people know about your blog. Building backlinks might be a problem for some people if they are not well experienced or are just starting up with a blog. Well, it is very true that building backlinks is very beneficial but it requires you to do some work. Read further to learn about some of the ways to build the backlinks for your blog.

Importance of Backlinks for a website or blog

Guest Posting

Guest posting is one of the most used ways for building backlinks for your blog. You write a post for some other blog with your blog’s backlink in the author bio and if the post is published, you get the backlink. Usually, the guest authors target blogs with Page Rank 2 or more. Even blogs with Alexa rank less than 100K are much targeted. Well, if you are willing to turn into a guest author, try posting in groups and ask for the PR2+ blogs. You will get a lot of them. Or to begin with just write to us at: mailme[ a t ]SnehilKhanor.com to author a guest post for the Binary Log. We are PR 3.

Posting in Forums

Posting in forums also helps in building backlinks for your blog and the best thing is that it is quicker than guest posting. If you try this out, make sure that you post in some popular, high ranked forums and you also have to make sure that you follow the guidelines of the forum. Just add your blog link in the signature. Adding it in the post may not be a good idea. Also make sure that you never spam! Spamming will result in a permanent ban of your account. You should try out Digital Point as it is one of the most famous forums in the world.

Link Exchange

This is another quick method for building backlinks. In this, you have to place somebody’s blog’s link on your blog and in return that person will place your blog’s link in his/her blog. This provides as a good method for building backlinks quickly and it also proves good for not only one, but two people at the same time. Another variation of this is 3-way link exchange. In a 3-way link exchange if you own two (or more) blogs, you can ask some other fellow blogger to link back to your first blog and in return you can link him from your second blog. This will help to boost your rankings higher and thus will bring more traffic.

Comment at Do-Follow Blogs

There are certain blogs that are do-follow. It means the links on those blogs help in increasing the page rank. First step is to find blogs with the CommentLuv plugin. Search for a list of blogs using this plugin and you will get a good list. Now, the commenting process begins. You just have to make sure that you don’t spam in between the comments because you will get a link without it. Also, write some productive and relevant comments. Don’t just copy-paste the comments.

Do comment with your opinions about the points that are shared in this post.

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19
Apr

Do-Follow vs No-Follow back links – Which should I use?

Do-Follow Links vs No-Follow Links

Emerging as one of the internet’s biggest debate, No-Follow and Do-Follow often tends to confuse the webmasters when it comes to link building. Some say No-Follow links prevent the search engines from crawling back to your site thereby proving inefficient in improving your page rank, whereas some say building too many Do-Follow links might give a wrong impression to the search engines who are constantly looking to bust spam links, and then there are some who think building some No-Follow links along with Do-Follow will help you escape the claws of search engine and you can work on to get better rankings.

What exactly are No-Follow and Do-Follow links

No-Follow is an HTML attribute attached with your hyperlink which prevents the search engines from crawling back to your site thus ignoring you a SERP boost.

Do-Follow is not a tag or attribute as the links which are not No-Follow are automatically considered as Do-Follow. These links actually passes “link juice” from the originating site to the linked site helping them in acquiring more traffic to their, hence boosting their SERP.

Planning To Host a Blog: Take Right Decision

Google uses many algorithms to rank web pages, one of them being the number of in-links to your pages. It is up to the webmaster whether to host a No-Follow or a Do-Follow blog. Running through some of the pros and cons will help you decide better.

Pros (No-Follow Links)

1. Prevents spamming – Spammers looking to extract link juice will think leaving a comment on such a site will be a mere waste of time. This will filter out the top commentators providing genuine feedback.

2. Preserves link juice – Giving a No-Follow tag to all your external links will help you preserve your link juice and work towards attaining a higher page rank.

3. Helps develop trust – Search engines develop a trust for your blog as you are avoiding spam comments.

Cons (No-Follow Links)

1. Reduced blog activity – People looking for back links to their pages will always avoid a No-Follow blog making it difficult for you to get more traffic to your site.

2. Hard to get link juice to your site/blog – It would eventually become harder to get traffic to your site as commenting only on Do-Follow blogs can help you gather in-links.

Pros (Do-Follow Links)

1. Encourages Traffic – Loved by most webmasters, a high ranked Do-Follow blog always attracts more traffic to it.

2. Marketing point of view – As a marketer, you can encourage people by using the plus point and attract more visitors.

Cons (Do-Follow Links)

1. Increases spam activity – People looking for some link juice will always show up on your blog/site with some useless comments.

2. Sacrifice your authority – Providing links to every person will reduce your credibility. It is always advisable to be selective in whom you reward.

The Final Verdict

Do-Follow links will give you human traffic as well as SEO traffic whereas No-Follow links will provide you with human traffic which is still the best thing to achieve. Thus as some say, maintaining a balance between No-Follow and Do-Follow links would work the best, it is always advisable to ensure proper management of your links.

About the author: Rubela Jhonnie is a blogger and a writer. She loves writing on technology and luxury. Beside this she is fond of gadgets. Recently an article on most expensive car in the world attracted her attention. These days she is busy in writing an article on BMW 7 Series.

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9
Apr

GoOgle’s honors Eadweard J. Muybridge’s work on his 182nd Anniversary

GoOgle’s today’s doOdle is a Vintage type video of a horse running and running and running.. Whats so special in it? Lets find out..

Today’s doOdle is in the honor of Eadweard J. Muybridge. Today is his 182nd anniversary. Happy Birthday man..

He is known for his work on capturing animal locomotion using multiple cameras, and his device for projecting motion pictures called zoopraxiscope.

To read more about his life Navigate to his wikipedia page. He was an interesting person actually.. or atleast read this section: Stanford and the galloping question this briefs on how and why he started this work on motion capturing which set the stage for cinematography.

Here is some of his work: [Source: Wikipedia]

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