Internet Explorer 8

September 4, 2009

Microsoft had launched their much awaited internet browser, Internet Explorer 8 on the March 19th 2009. The internet explorer was launched for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 for both 32-bit and 64-bit builds. The browser is not compatible with any other operating systems other than the ones specified above, however the Internet Explorer 8 is bundled along with Microsoft’s to be launched operating system Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Windows Internet Explorer 8 by Microsoft Corporations is commonly abbreviated as IE8. This version of Internet Explorer is the much expected successor of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 7.

Story behind Internet Explorer 8
Microsoft started developing Internet Explorer 8 in March 2006 and by the end of Feb 2008 Microsoft had sent out private invitations to testers for testing the beta version of the program. Later on March 5th 2008 the beta 1 was released to the general public for testing as well. Microsoft also maintained a large group of web developers who were sent the software to be tested. With further improvements in the internet explorer 8 beta 1 , Microsoft launched IE8 Beta 2 on August 27th 2008. There were many improvements in the browser than its earlier versions. Although the Internet Explorer 8 was the Beta 2 version it still included many of the features the final release includes such as the tab isolation, color coding, InPrivate mode and compatibility mode. These features were totally alien to Internet Explorer 7 and soon caught craze in the general public. Apart from these drastic changes there were also some minor changes which were naming the Phishing filter as Safety Filter in the Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 and then later as SmartScreen in Internet Explorer Beta 2.  Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 was noted amongst the top downloaded browser in the month of November 2008 with over 26 billion downloads worldwide.

Internet Explorer 8

Internet Explorer 8

The final version of Internet Explorer 8 was launched on 19th of March 2009 and since then it has been hardly 3 months but the Internet Explorer usage database has increased manifolds.

Why Internet Explorer 8?
OR
What’s in Internet Explorer 8?
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What are Internet Explorer 8’s features?

Suggested Sites
Internet Explorer 8 collects user information and browsing habits with this tool and based on the user preferences, suggests other similar websites. This feature is turned off by default and while the InPrivate Browsing mode. However, personal information like the user’s IP address, IDN address sites and browsing habits are sent to Microsoft if this feature is enabled; Microsoft stated that they do not store this information.

InPrivate
The InPrivate Mode is a security mode which has three sub features namely the InPrivate Browsing, InPrivate Subscription and InPrivate Blocking. This is a feature included by the Microsoft team developers after witnessing similar privacy protection modes in Google Chrome’s Incognito mode and Safari’s Private Browsing mode. This feature has also been notoriously termed as the “porn mode”.

Web Slices
Web Slices is a fancy feature included in the Internet Explorer 8 which lets a user view a webpage in a flyout Window. Webslices are snippets of the entire webpage and are updated automatically by the browser. Webslices can be viewed directly from Favorites Bar as short flyout windows , more of a sneak preview of the webpage.

SmartScreen Filter
Remember the Phishing filter from Internet Explorer 7 ? The SmartScreen is the same filter which makes browsing safe and secure for its users by labeling probable harmful websites in Internet Explorer 8.

Developer tools
IE8 has included developer tools to users which are mainly programmers for directly debugging HTML, CSS and JavaScript feeds.

Favorites Bar
Internet Explorer developers redesigned the Favorites Bar with Internet Explorer 8. Microsoft added features which can now host web feeds and web slices.

Automatic Crash Recovery
Internet Explorer 7 never had this feature of a crash recovery mechanism. Good that with Internet Explorer 8 users can recover the web pages being viewed after the browser crashes.

Zooming
With Internet Explorer 8, the users can zoom into the completely with its new full-page zoom technology which disables horizontal scrollbars on zooming.

Internet-Explorer-8

Internet-Explorer-8 Features

Performance and Stability
The new Internet Explorer 8 runs on the Jscript runtine engine and the associated garbage collector which makes it faster and more stable. The browser uses Loosely Coupled Internet Explorer (LCIE) architecture for better stablility and security. Also  better  ActiveX controls have been included which makes it more flexible to enable or disable them globally.

Rendering Engine
The Internet Explorer 8 includes a better rendering engine that improves the rendering of content like CSS, JavaScript and HTML in the web browser.

Compatibility Mode
The Internet Explorer 8 has a compatibility mode unlike its predecessors which enables it to run websites which were designed for earlier versions of the web browser. For example, if you open a website which worked well on your recent internet explorer but does not work after the updation to Internet Explorer 8, all you have to do is, click on the compatibility mode and the IE8 will automatically configure itself accordingly and make the website work.

HTML Standardization by Apple

September 1, 2009

 

W3C_logo

World Wide Web

 

Apple now has a higher profile and a significant role in developing the HTML. It is the language used to build the pages of a website. The HTML working of the World Wide Web was earlier led by Chris Wilson from Microsoft and Sam Ruby from IBM. Recently Chris Wilson from Microsoft is replaced by Maciej Stachowiak and Paul Cotton. Stachowiak manages the team of WebKit WebApps in Apple and Cotton is the one managing Web services of Microsoft. The director of W3C – Tim Berners Lee said that there is a lot of work to do in HTML development at World Wide Web and Sam, Maciej and Paul put in their particular skills to accomplish the job. As per the director, Paul Cotton from Apple is an experienced person and was the best choice for the project.

HTML Standardisation by Apple

HTML Standardisation by Apple

 

The last version of HTML – 4.01 came in the year 1999 and the company stopped developing the language after that, although XHTML 2.0 was also launched. Now the Hyper Text Markup Language is embraced by the World Wide Web once again. It now has added a lot of features to the language to make the web a much better and more users’ friendly foundation. Work is going on not only for static pages but, also for the interactive applications and web pages. The helping Web application also works when one does not have access to network connection. The standardization of the HTL is although extremely complicated and is not an easy job, thus, the trio is said to be going through a crucial time.

OSX10.6 Snow Leopard.

OSX10.6 Snow Leopard.

 

Apple’s next generation operating system is also in news these days. It is called Mac OSX10.6 Snow Leopard. You will also get a Microsoft exchange support, Quick time X and 64 – bit support along with this operating system.

Tech Monsters Against Google

August 25, 2009

The three most significant giants of technology – Yahoo, Amazon and Microsoft are joining hands against Google. The trio decides to fight against the attempt of creating world’s biggest virtual library. Soon the trio will sign the Open Book Alliance lead by the internet archive. The Microsoft, Yahoo and Amazon are against the legal settlement which if accepted will make Google the chief source for several works online. They feel that the deal will cause exploitation of the books from the 20th century. Google on the other hands is working hard to create a monopoly of library system. It comments that if the deal is finalized then it can surely bring lucrative benefits to the authors. If this deal is finalized then Google will be the only virtual library. Google already made the Book Rights Registry last year. The right to digitize the works of orphan will also be given to Google. The decision on the deal will be taken in the month of October. As per the critics the settlement of the deal will eventually transform the book industry’s future.

Google

Google

As the deadline for the decision is approaching, the number of organizations opposing the settlement in growing at a great pace. Yahoo and Microsoft have confirmed their participation in the alliance whereas Amazon is yet to decide for it. Google stated that the books settlement will increase the competition in the field of the digital books and thus, its competitors are fighting hard to avoid this competition. Despite of so much criticism there are people who feel that there is not much to worry about even if the settlement is done.

Microsoft and Yahoo Against Google

Microsoft and Yahoo Against Google

Michelle Richmond – the author of “The Year of Fog” is one of them. He says this settlement will give a greater access to the work of the authors.

How to earn through Blogging?

July 3, 2009

Follow the following steps as how to earn through blogging and get some extra cash. By this statement we do not quite say that you would become a millionaire overnight but then you will surely earn some extra money if you follow these steps religiously. That is something we guarantee you that. Also earning through blogging is quite time consuming, and it is not necessary that you will start earning as soon as you register with a blog site. It takes some time, usually one year, which may in many cases be extended to 2 years. So if you already have a blog and were unaware of the fact that you could very well be earning by blogging, this is for you too. So, let the games begin?

Step 1

Yes, believe it, its possible to earn through blogs. All you have to do it get register yourself on any of these websites, namely , WordPress, Blogger, Twitter , Facebook etc. Basically to start with all you need is a blog, be it any blogging site. The above mentioned websites offer free blogging services so you do not have to pay a penny. Done that? Okay go on read ahead.

Wordpress Logo

Wordpress Logo

Step 2
Now that you have created a blog, get to writing. Take this as a suggestion, write your blog daily, and use only original content.

Step 3
The step number three might be lucky for you if you are in any some other country than India or China. As soon as you write something down you can set up an account with, Google AdSense and register your blog with your Google AdSense account. While you are at this, it might take some time; usually it takes 1-2 days. When you register with Google AdSense and you link your blog, you should make sure whatever you have written on your blog is original and has not been copy pasted from anywhere. If you do that, Google spiders or bots (automated programs) will scan through your blog, and you would be reported spam. So no earning money that way! Be original and make sure others too, do not copy off your blog. If you are in India or China , you unfortunately would have to wait for 6 months according to the Google AdSense Policy. They report that they monitor blogs over a period of 6 months, and only then can people of India or China register to earn through Google AdSense.

Blogger Logo

Blogger Logo

Step 4
If Google AdSense approves your blog, consider yourself lucky. Now go to your blog and you will find advertisements that Google automatically places on your blog. Usually these advertisements are related to the content on your blog. For example, if you are a tennis fanatic and you write on your blog about Tennis equipments, then Google AdSense would place ads related to Tennis Equipments. Google is smart; do not we all know that? These advertisements are your source of income. Whenever anybody clicks on those ads, you will get paid a specific amount, which will get collected in your account. As soon as the amount reaches a limit for say $500 dollars (this is just an example) it would be sent to the mailing address you had provided at the time of registration with Google AdSense.

GoogleAdSense Logo.

GoogleAdSense Logo.

Step 5
Make sure that you do not click the advertisements on your blog yourself. Google is smart, remember? They keep tracing IP addresses of whoever clicks on the advertisements. So if they find you “cheating”, your account will be blocked. Another trick which the so called smart people use is asking their friends to click these advertisements or click advertisements on blogs from different computers. Google AdSense is constantly keeping all this under control and, they usually block those IP addresses if more than 4-5 clicks are found from the same IP address.

We hope you earn by following these steps. Also keep these points in your head while blogging:-
•    Write on current or the most happening events, so that more people come to your blog
•    Do not click the advertisements yourself
•    And the day when you get your first check from Google Inc. do not forget to thank us

Mozilla Firefox 3.5

July 1, 2009

Hope you are viewing this in a Mozilla Firefox browser and if you are not you have to update to the Firefox 3.5 browser. The wait is over; Mozilla has finally launched the much awaited Firefox 3.5 browser. Firefox is the world’s most favourite browser. The best part is that Firefox is free to use like all other browsers but it is also the most widely used open-source browser.

What is an open-source browser?

Open source program is a software program that is distributed freely and can be modified as per the user wants it to be. So what the Mozilla Firefox Company does is, distributes the source code of the Firefox browser to the public and people make slight changes to it , making the browser even better. This is one quality, which I really appreciated amongst the open source programs.
If you are using any other internet browser to surf the internet, you will regret not using the Firefox 3.5. If you are already using a previous version of Mozilla Firefox browser, then also you can consider updating the software to this latest version. The Mozilla Firefox 3.5 is the fastest browser in the world according to many experts and research websites.
This version of Mozilla Firefox has come out with several features that will definitely change your browsing experience. If you need to know why you need to update to this browser, the following is what you need to know.

Mozilla Firefox 3.5 Logo.

Mozilla Firefox 3.5 Logo.

Why should I use Firefox 3.5?

1.    Reopen Closed Window – You always wanted this feature, didn’t you?  What Firefox 3.5 does is it can undo the closed window command. After you have just crossed out the tab, and realized that you wanted that window to be open, with Firefox 3.5 you can always reopen that. All you have to do is press Ctrl+Shift+T. Another included sub feature being able to preserve the text written when the window was closed. For say you were typing an email and accidently closed the window , usually you would have to type it all over again , (unless of course it had been saved in the drafts) but with Firefox 3.5 , even the text is resurrected. Cool?

2.    Play with Tabs- Apple Safari and Google Chrome had integrated this feature long before Firefox did. But with Firefox 3.5 you can easily drag any tab out of the window, put it back in. You can also right click and do that.

3.    Keyword Filter – The Firefox 3’s had the AwesomeBar (address bar) which offered a speed list of suggestions to complete what you were typing usually from your page history, bookmarks and tags. But what if you do not want so much of clutter? With Firefox 3.5 you can filter out any search you want. Type, “Microsoft*” for any of your bookmarks related to Microsoft or the word.

4.    Session Restore – Firefox developers took the session restore feature earlier and modified it to be a crash recovery tool, so now you can select which tabs you want to come back just in case you think of these websites made your browser crash. At the time you want to recover, the browser flashes the one which made Firefox crash. Simple?

5.    Private Browsing Mode- Google Chrome calls it the Incognito browsing, Internet Explorer 8 calls it the InPrivate Browsing but Firefox 3.5 chose to call simply the Private Browsing Mode. This not just for frantic “porn mode” users but also for making the browsing safer and secure. By Private Mode you can anonymize your searches and pay bills, and do sensitive research more securely.

6.    TraceMonkey JavaScript Engine- Several months ago when Firefox 3 was running on the SpiderMonkey engine, Mozilla was developing a new JavaScript engine which it mentioned being 50% faster than the earlier engine. The engine is called the TraceMonkey and is not out and is 200% faster than the SpiderMonkey JavaScript Engine.

The Mozilla Firefox 3.5 has given surfing the internet a new meaning. People and fans are still wondering how the next version is going to be? Will it deliver an email before you even begin to type it?

Linux

June 29, 2009

If you are new to the world of Linux this will article will make you clearly understand as to what Linux is and how it works. Hopefully this article clears out all your doubts and all your queries. We have taken the most asked questions on the World Wide Web related to Linux and have tried our best to answer them. We are trying to make this article as informative about Linux as possible.

What is Linux?

Linux is term used for UNIX based computer operating systems. There are many types of Linux based operating systems. Some of the popular kinds are Mandriva, Red Hat, SuSe, Ubuntu, Linux mint and Fedora.

What is the need for Linux or why Linux?

There are many reasons as to why people should switch to Linux.
•    Firstly, because Linux is a free operating system
•    Secondly, Linux is free and open source software, so it can be easily modified for personal use.

Tux, the official mascot of Linux.

Tux, the official mascot of Linux.

How can Linux be modified?
Linux is based on the Linux kernel. A kernel is the entire programming layer between the software and the hardware. If there is an access to the kernel, it could be modified.

What makes it different from other operating systems like OS X and Windows?

Linux kernel is distributed free of cost and is available for free download online. So any person can install Linux and modify it according to his or her personal preferences. Windows and OS X, owned by Microsoft and Apple respectively, can not be modified according to preferences. Plus they come for a price, Linux comes for free.

Can I install Linux on my laptop?

Yes you can. With the power of Linux, you can install Linux on every imaginable electronic device, you just need to have the access to its Linux kernel and edit the source code accordingly.  Linux was earlier used in servers, but nowadays people all over the world use Linux in their workstations, desktops, laptops, palmtops, mobile phones etc.

How is the word “Linux” pronounced?
This is probably the toughest question that can be answered. Pronounciation varies from person to person. You might call Vitamins as “Y-ta-mins” (the American pronounciation) and somebody else say it as “we-ta-mins”. Likewise, Linux can be pronounced in several ways. The most common of them are, “line-ucks” or “Lie-nekcs” and “lean-ecks”. The creater of Linux, Mr. Linus Torvalds however pronounces Linux as, “lee-nooks”. Well you can choose to pronounce the word Linux anywhichway, it does not really matter. With Linux you can even personalize the pronounciation.

Who started Linux?
Mr. Linus Torvalds wrote the Linux kernel in the year 1991 so you can say that had started the Linux revolution. He had actually though of naming Linux as “freaX” because of it being “free” and “unix” based. But then one of his friends named it Linux.

The new to be launched mascot of Linux. It is called Tuz as its based on the almost extinct Tazmanian Devil.

The new to be launched mascot of Linux. It is called Tuz as its based on the almost extinct Tazmanian Devil.


What all does Linux operating system comprise of?

Apart from the Linux kernel which can be modified, Linux includes other components like the X Window System, Apache HTTP Server, the K Desktop Environment and libraries from GNU operating systems. Linux includes OpenOffice.org and Mozilla Firefox we-browser.

What is GNU? Is it another operating system?
Yes GNU is another operating system which is based on the Linux kernel. Since the GNU’s kernel is still not complete it is combined along with the Linux kernel and used. Some people still call this Linux and some choose to refer this as GNU/Linux. GNU operating system are used by over 80 million users all over the world.

Who started GNU?
The project was started by Richard Stallman in the year 1984. His aim behind GNU was to have an operating system which has a collection entirely of free software. Richard Stallman also created the Free Software Foundation in 1989.

GNU / Linux project

GNU / Linux project

Why should one opt for Linux and not any other operating system?
There are endless reasons as to why one should switch to Linux.
•    Can be customized according to your personal needs
•    Is faster than Windows operating system and OS X
•    Has communities that make the Linux better every minute
•    Promotes the use of free software, why should you pay when you can get the same thing for free?
•    With Linux one can do anything that can be done in any operating system and with Linux you can do much more.

If you are new to the world of Linux this will article will make you clearly understand as to what Linux is and how it works. Hopefully this article clears out all your doubts and all your queries. We have taken the most asked questions on the World Wide Web related to Linux and have tried our best to answer them. We are trying to make this article as informative about Linux as possible.

What is Linux?

Linux is term used for UNIX based computer operating systems. There are many types of Linux based operating systems. Some of the popular kinds are Mandriva, Red Hat, SuSe, Ubuntu, Linux mint and Fedora.

What is the need for Linux or why Linux?

There are many reasons as to why people should switch to Linux.

· Firstly, because Linux is a free operating system

· Secondly, Linux is free and open source software, so it can be easily modified for personal use.

How can Linux be modified?

Linux is based on the Linux kernel. A kernel is the entire programming layer between the software and the hardware. If there is an access to the kernel, it could be modified.

What makes it different from other operating systems like OS X and Windows?

Linux kernel is distributed free of cost and is available for free download online. So any person can install Linux and modify it according to his or her personal preferences. Windows and OS X, owned by Microsoft and Apple respectively, can not be modified according to preferences. Plus they come for a price, Linux comes for free.

Can I install Linux on my laptop?

Yes you can. With the power of Linux, you can install Linux on every imaginable electronic device, you just need to have the access to its Linux kernel and edit the source code accordingly. Linux was earlier used in servers, but nowadays people all over the world use Linux in their workstations, desktops, laptops, palmtops, mobile phones etc.

How is the word “Linux” pronounced?

This is probably the toughest question that can be answered. Pronounciation varies from person to person. You might call Vitamins as “Y-ta-mins” (the American pronounciation) and somebody else say it as “we-ta-mins”. Likewise, Linux can be pronounced in several ways. The most common of them are, “line-ucks” or “Lie-nekcs” and “lean-ecks”. The creater of Linux, Mr. Linus Torvalds however pronounces Linux as, “lee-nooks”. Well you can choose to pronounce the word Linux anywhichway, it does not really matter. With Linux you can even personalize the pronounciation.

Who started Linux?

Mr. Linus Torvalds wrote the Linux kernel in the year 1991 so you can say that had started the Linux revolution. He had actually though of naming Linux as “freaX” because of it being “free” and “unix” based. But then one of his friends named it Linux.

What all does Linux operating system comprise of?

Apart from the Linux kernel which can be modified, Linux includes other components like the X Window System, Apache HTTP Server, the K Desktop Environment and libraries from GNU operating systems. Linux includes OpenOffice.org and Mozilla Firefox we-browser.

What is GNU? Is it another operating system?

Yes GNU is another operating system which is based on the Linux kernel. Since the GNU’s kernel is still not complete it is combined along with the Linux kernel and used. Some people still call this Linux and some choose to refer this as GNU/Linux. GNU operating system are used by over 80 million users all over the world.

Who started GNU?

The project was started by Richard Stallman in the year 1984. His aim behind GNU was to have an operating system which has a collection entirely of free software. Richard Stallman also created the Free Software Foundation in 1989.

Why should one opt for Linux and not any other operating system?

There are endless reasons as to why one should switch to Linux.

· Can be customized according to your personal needs

· Is faster than Windows operating system and OS X

· Has communities that make the Linux better every minute

· Promotes the use of free software, why should you pay when you can get the same thing for free?

· With Linux one can do anything that can be done in any operating system and with Linux you can do much more.

Internet Marketing

June 25, 2009

Have you  always wondered  as to what does this term called ‘Internet Marketing’ mean?

What is Internet Marketing?
The term Internet Marketing is used collectively for advertising, marketing and promoting any product, service or an idea over the internet. Internet marketing is also referred to as web marketing, i-marketing, online marketing and eMarketing.

The ease and reach of Internet markeing makes it very inexpensive.

The ease and reach of Internet marketing makes it very inexpensive.

Internet marketing has its own benefits. One of the major benefits of marketing over the internet is lower costs of distribution of information. Also the media unlike radio is global, so when choosing internet marketing one can appeal to a global audience.
Also the internet is an interactive in nature so while marketing over the internet a company can get instant feedback and responses.
Some of the main forms of internet marketing are e-mails, wireless media, banners, flash advertisements, online games, suggest a friend technique, toolbars etc. Talking of internet marketing we cannot miss any of it aspects. It includes all digital media and also the managing of customer data and electronic customer relationship management (ECRM) systems.
Internet marketing taps the technology of internet combining the creative and technical aspects of the internet which may include advertisings, sales, designing and development.

Internet Marketing Models
Internet marketing has various types of business models, that is, there are several types of categories under one big head of internet marketing.

Internet marketing cyle , as to how internet marketing works.

Internet marketing cycle , as to how internet marketing works.

1.    Publishing – Publishing is nothing but putting up advertisements online which may include banners and brochures

2.    E-Commerce – E-commerce is also a part of internet marketing wherein the products are sold directly to its customers. The transaction could B2C(here the goods are sold directly to the end user) or B2B( where in the goods are sold to other businesses)

3.    Lead Bases websites – These are websites used to market the product or service which has already been out in the market. This is usually done to increase the sales of the product or service by making the customer a little more aware.

4.    Affiliate Marketing – Affiliate marketing is when a product or service developed by a party is sold to a third party for a share in profits before being sold to the final consumer. Here the owner of the product or services usually provides an affiliate link, sales letter, tracking facility or other marketing materials

5.    SEO Marketing – This marketing technique is used nowadays by many companies to link their webpage higher than other search results.

ADVANTAGES OF INTERNET MARKETING

One on one – Since the targeted user is always browsing the internet alone, the marketing message reaches or affects the end user more personally. This approach is also used in search marketing. In search marketing advertisements are based or search engine keywords entered by the user. So when a user types t-shirts (keyword), the search results would display advertisements related to t-shirts.

Specific Target – While marketing over the internet one has the advantage of directing a product or services to reach a specific user group or a target audience. For example, if a new ‘Counter Strike’ video game is to be launched, the company would market it on gaming websites, fan websites and other websites usually which the potential customers visit the most. Also the company may choose to advertise on other Role-Playing Game (RPG) or First –Person Shooting (FPS) websites too.

Geo targeting- Geo targeting in terms of internet marketing is when a website is customized by using geolocation software to provide different content or different types of websites according to the location of the target audience. This is done by monitoring the IP (Internet Protocol) address or ISP’s (Internet Service Provider) location. For example, an advertisement made for United States might not appeal to a person in United Kingdom. Thus geo marketing comes into play.

Cost Effectiveness – Internet marketing is comparatively less expensive than other alternate mediums of marketing.

Global Reach– With internet marketing a company can not just reach its specified target audience but also has the power to reach a global audience.

Inbuilt Research – While marketing over the internet, the market research cost is also saved as feedback is collected automatically.
There are only a few limitations of Internet marketing. Low-speed internet is one of them. Also another aspect is the products are intangible over the internet so the customer can not see, touch or smell them.

SEO Tools

June 23, 2009

SEO is an abbreviation for Search Engine Optimization.  Now what is Search Engine Optimization? Search Engine Optimization is the art of directing more and more traffic to a website from a Search Engine’s result. For example, if a user goes to any search engine and types for a word say, dictionary, all links related to the word would show up in the search results. The ranking on the search engine result page is usually in terms of more word usage. Some search engines also take money from clients to put their website link ahead of others but the king of all search engines ‘Google’ does not comply with this . Google Corporation is strong to its beliefs since it first started and now has become the undisputed search engine used by most users. SEO is done to improve the quality of traffic or the volume of traffic manifold.

Keyword Calculator
The Keyword Calculator is an internet based software which basically tells as to which all terms are being used to search for a specific word. For example, if there are many users looking for a Kate Beckinsale on the World Wide Web; all the words that they would type in a search engine to look for Kate Beckinsale are said to be the keywords. A keyword calculator can calculate or determine all the keywords beforehand. They keywords in Kate Beckinsale case could be Underworld, Underworld actors, Click female actor etc.

Keyword Cloud Generator

An example of a keyword cloud.

An example of a keyword cloud.

Keyword Cloud generator is one of the most important tools used in Search Engine Optimization. Now what does the Keyword Cloud Generator do? A Keyword Cloud generator displays all the words in a webpage and displays them in a cloud like format according to the weightage of each word. The weightage is assigned by the frequency or density of the words in that given page. For example, if there are 5 different words on a webpage and one of them is repeated twice, then it would have weightage over the others and would be displayed above the others. This word cloud thus formed is very useful as it could be referred to while searching something on a webpage.

Meta-Tag Generator
Ever wondered what a Meta-tag is? Do not worry; a meta-tag is simply a generally brief description of your website and what the website has to offer. Most search engines also use these meta-tags as website’s brief description or snippets in the displayed results page. These meta-tags are a list or keywords usually up to a limit (70 characters in most search engines) that you can enter related to your website. For example, if your website sells several brands of jeans online, your meta-tag would contain keywords that are searched for in search engines like Levi’s, Lee and Wrangler etc. The meta-tag is usually the list of keywords that you can see on top of a site –window. Meta Tag generators if used properly can prove very useful for ensuring traffic to your website.

Alexa Traffic Rank

What is Alexa?
Alexa is a search engine and also provides Alexa Toolbar which is used by millions of users worldwide.
What is Traffic Rank?
The Alexa collects the browsing information of Alexa Toolbar users in accordance to a webpage’s reach and page views and allots a webpage a traffic rank. Reach of a webpage is expressed as the number of users per million who visit a given website. Assigning a traffic rank (traffic rank is also termed as the page rank) to a page usually takes a period of three months as the Alexa server collects historical traffic data from its large database of users in this duration of three months.

SEO tools let you get the page rank you always wanted.

SEO tools let you get the page rank you always wanted.

Google AdSense
Google AdSense is a tool developed by the Google Corporation to place ads on websites according to the type of content the website has. Google AdSense could also be used for earning extra income by placing ads on your websites.

How can I earn through Google AdSense?
You put others advertisements on your websites and when people follow that link, you get paid for it. Usually these advertisers pay some amount to Google , and when there link is clicked Google shares an amount of that earning with the user on whose website the ad had been placed.

Graphic Designing

June 19, 2009

What is graphic design?
Graphic design is a generic term for any visual communication creatively put forward through the medium of computers.

If you wish to propose an idea, or announce something to the public or amuse or persuade someone into something, or just demonstrated a process what do you do? You communicated your idea either by use of radio or a loudspeaker etc. That is termed as verbal communication. However if you use any visual medium to communicate your idea to your audience or the public, you make a poster; create a letter, logo, album cover, magazine advertisement or a simple computer printout. If you use any form of visual communication, the process of designing or creating of the end product is called graphic designing.

Random artwork of a creative graphic designer

Random artwork of a creative graphic designer

A graphic designer could be anybody who uses drawings, sketches, photographs, paintings, computer generated images, TV ads, ads in books, magazines, catalogues, brochures and on digital computer screens. Graphic designing is everywhere these days and constitutes a major part of one’s daily life. You come across loads and loads of graphic designing works. When you are stuck at a traffic jam and you look at a billboard put right across the street with an advertisement on it, which is an example of graphic designing. You come across pop-ups while surfing or browsing the internet, they are ads or digital banners which also are a form of graphic designing. Television commercials, advertisements that you see in a cinema hall, advertisements which you go through while reading a newspaper or a magazine, are all examples of graphic designing.

A Graphic Designer's image editing as to how Jenny Aniston would look if hse is plump

A Graphic Designer's image editing as to how Jenny Aniston would look if she is plump

Even a restaurant menu is an example of graphic designing. Many other examples of graphic designing work are magazine covers ,magazine layouts , tickets , signs , logos , book layouts , websites , CD covers , DVD , internet banners , flash banner s, web interfaces and even PowerPoint presentations. The list is endless. The T-shirt that you are wearing is also a graphic designer’s art work.

Although there are numerous types of graphic designing, the initial or basic type of graphic designing consists of four types of designing which are as follows:-
Image Based Design

A very funny photoshop work of Britney Spears.

A very funny photoshop work of Britney Spears.

Here the idea is conveyed entirely through images. Images serve as a powerful tool of communication and can communicate ideas in a compelling manner. The image based designing can consist of photographs, painting, drawing or sketches or graphically rendered images.

Type Based Design
In type based designing the graphic designers use words to convery their idea or message across. Usually copywriters or just writers write the message for them. What the graphic designer does is, to organize the text in the most attractive fashion or manner. It is done in such a manner so as to attract the attention of the viewer immediately. The designers choose the text size , style and colors etc.
Image and Type Based Design
This is a combination of both image and type based designers. There is a relevant image along with the text which together convey the idea, usually more precisely than the basic image and type designing. Usually the image is used to attract the attention first and then the text is used very creatively to convey the main message across.
Symbols and Logos
Symbols and logos are usually designed to identify or create an identity for a particular brand or idea. For example an apple logo denotes the Apple Corporation, M signifies McDonalds etc. While designing logos a graphic designer usually refers to the company vision or company’s products or ideas so that the logo delivers the message across efficiently and effectively.

So in conclusion Graphic Designing is a creative approach to put forward one’s idea or view to the rest of the world or a particularly chosen audience. Anybody with a flair for art, is good with computers can be a master at graphic designing. Graphic designing could also be a great career for creative minds as all it involves is putting forward of an idea in the most out of the box manner.

Graphic Designing is anything that conveys an idea or message across and gets the attention of the audience or viewer.

Link Building

May 13, 2009

What is Link Building? How can it be useful????  Nowadays, Search Engine Optimization is considered as one of the most essential part of the internet marketing, due to several reasons that it justifies. It is an extremely supportive source of promoting the websites and making them more search engine friendly.  Link Building plays an exceedingly significant task in the search engine optimization.  It is a procedure in which we create inbound links to the website that is to be optimized.  It is generally said that Link Building is amongst the best option to make your website popular. Link building is useful in obtaining traffic that is helpful in increasing the business. When the incoming links are of excellent quality, it makes a website valuable and assists in getting a good ranking from the search engines. Link building targets at getting higher rankings generating or building traffic.


Besides Search Engine Optimization, Link Building is also done for “Direct Click”, which also gets paid for. Links are essential for all the websites and thus it has become a great source of income too. Although, Link Building seems to be a simple task, but it is not that easy when it comes to attracting the traffic and obtaining page ranks. Research is an important feature of Link Building; we cannot utilize every link for the purpose of SEO.  The links that we use should be completely analyzed and should be informative, educational and should have good image, as it directly has an effect on our Website. Thus it can be said that Link Building is all about enhancing the page rank of the websites, it is not about dispensing as many links as you can and forming a link directory.


Link Building generally can be of three types: One Way, Three Way and Reciprocal. One way link building is although tough to create than the other types of link building but, it is the best option and secures long term search engine ranking results. In this process, we try to get links to our own website from some other websites in the same business. We can create blogs, articles, e-books, FAQ’s etc and then link them with the related website. These blogs, articles and the other content helps in attracting the traffic which can eventually help you to increase your page rank.  Before linking your website you should always check the validity and authenticity of the links and assure that they are as simple as they can be.
In Reciprocal link building we exchange links between the websites. It was one of the most beneficial SEO techniques but now it is not approved by several search engines such as Google. Hence Reciprocal link building is considered ineffective these days.  A successful Link Building can create awareness and gains reliability for a website.

Essentials of Link Building:

  • Avoid the Redirected links. The links that redirect to the page of another site first before directing to your site is a   redirected link. We should avoid such links as there is no weight given to these links by the search engines.
  • Dynamic Links and Java Script links should not be used as they cannot be read by most of the search engines.
  • Relevant Pages: The keywords used or the links and pages on your website should never be irrelevant.
  • Quantity of links on the linking page: The credibility that the website gets by linking a page is equivalent to the total ranking of that page divided by the number of outgoing links. Thus while linking a page you should always refer to the number of outgoing links it has.
  • Page Rank of the Linking page is the most influential factor of Link building. The more is the page rank, the more is the benefit that you can get.

Thus, it can be said that in today’s competitive environment, where everyone is striving to perform better and obtain better rankings for its website than the other person, Link building is one of the most important tools in SEO that can help you to get excellent page rankings for your website.