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Is Facebook addictive?
So you've decided to use IPL. You have been given an IPL limit. This limit is probably $100; maybe more depending on different factors.
Here I'm going to give you some tips to make IPL an easy ride. Did you know you can use IPL to your advantage? Consider the following:
SEO Blogging Tips
If you have a website or blog, or if you work with anything related to the Internet, you’ll certainly need to know a bit about search engine optimization (SEO). A good way to get started is to familiarize yourself with the most common terms of the trade, and below you’ll find 20 of them. (For those who already know SEO, consider this post as a refresher!).
1. SEM: Stands for Search Engine Marketing, and as the name implies it involves marketing services or products via search engines. SEM is divided into two main pillars: SEO and PPC. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, and it is the practice of optimizing websites to make their pages appear in the organic search results. PPC stands for Pay-Per-Click, and it is the practice of purchasing clicks from search engines. The clicks come from sponsored listings in the search results.
2. Backlink: Also called inlink or simply link, it is an hyperlink on another website pointing back to your own website. Backlinks are important for SEO because they affect directly the PageRank of any web page, influencing its search rankings.
3. PageRank: PageRank is an algorithm that Google uses to estimate the relative important of pages around the web. The basic idea behind the algorithm is the fact that a link from page A to page B can be seen as a vote of trust from page A to page B. The higher the number of links (weighted to their value) to a page, therefore, the higher the probability that such page is important.
4. Linkbait: A linkbait is a piece of web content published on a website or blog with the goal of attracting as many backlinks as possible (in order to improve one’s search rankings). Usually it’s a written piece, but it can also be a video, a picture, a quiz or anything else. A classic example of linkbait are the “Top 10″ lists that tend to become popular on social bookmarking sites.
Easily Stir Up a Great Article With This Recipe
Even the most successful chefs practice with recipes. Failing occasionally, the chef takes risks by tweaking the recipe based on their own style and taste.
Eventually, the recipe transforms into an entirely new, enticing, and delectable result that makes your mouth water in anticipation.
Whenever you enter your query on a search engine like Google, a list of websites spring up in response.
However, the order in which they appear may not be quite as random as they seem. In fact, there is an entire process that denotes which website is going to dominate the list and vice versa.
This process is called Search Engine Optimisation, commonly known as SEO. It’s a technical tool that improves the visibility of a particular website in a search engine’s results. The more frequently a site appears on the list, the more visitors it will receive.
In the recent years, several organisations have made a beeline for “experts” that promise to make their site more visible through SEO. However, tech gurus insist that these “experts” should not be trusted as this is not something people outside Google can get to the bottom of.
“If everybody knew how SEO works they would be number one on the list, wouldn’t they?” points out technology expert Vijay Mukhi. “A lot of people who claim that they understand the process don’t because Google wouldn’t want to make that knowledge public.
But from the little that they have made known is that, the visibility of a website depends on how many people have linked to that website. In other words, this means how many web pages have mentioned that particular website. The more people link to you, the more popular you get. So the power lies in the hands of the users,” Vijay says.
Tools for My FanBox Fans and Friends
Do you suffer from a FanBox addiction? Here is a list of free tools that may help you get around the web more efficiently.
602Pro PC Suite 2001
If you're sick of the Microsoft Office monolith, consider this product; a freeware
Wordprocessing, spreadsheet and graphic editor program that does a surprisingly good job of giving Office a run for its money. It doesn't need tons of memory or hard drive space to run (it's only 13MB), and can even be used as a quick-and-dirty HTML editor as well.
Get your Software Here: Software602 Form Filler
Free for Personal use
A fast, simple and free image viewer and editor that supports all major graphic formats.
This program also features drag-and-drop support, directory viewing, TWAIN support,
slide shows, batch conversion and modifications such as color depth, crop, blur and
sharpen. It has Status Bar entry, language and video bug fixes, and comes in English and
Get your Software Here: IrfanView
Copernic 2001 Basic
The ultimate search engine? This is probably as close as you're going to get.
It aggregates searches from multiple search engines to create the most thorough,
exhaustive and powerful search engine you can get without paying.
The deluxe version of the program (US$29.95) contains a great many advanced features,
such as newsgroup searches and support for languages other than English, but the basic
version is powerful enough for almost everyone.
Get your Software Here: Coppertonic Desktop Search Home
WebLog Expert Lite
WebLog Expert Lite is a free log analyser that lets you quickly learn information about
your site's visitors. It gives information about accessed files, referring pages, search
engines, browsers, operating systems and more.
Get your Software Here: WebLog Expert Lite
A dream solution, but it may seem like trying to put the genie back in the bottle.
Not for University of Minnesota researcher Jane Davidson. She and her colleagues are using concentrated light energy equal to 3,000 suns to find the most efficient way to convert carbon dioxide and water into synthetic gas, or "syngas," with solar power.
How Facebook Can Become Bigger In Five Years Than Google Is Today
Remember three years ago, when Microsoft paid a quarter-billion dollars for 1.6% of Facebook and the exclusive right to run banner ads across Facebook.com? Tell the truth, how many of you thought that was a killer business decision? I can’t say I did at the time. But as that deal is about to expire in 2011, Facebook’s status as a revenue juggernaut is rarely questioned any more.In fact, I have been mulling over data from both companies, and I’m ready to declare in public my belief that Facebook will be bigger in five years than Google is right now, barring some drastic action or accident. Futhermore, Facebook will grow without needing to cut into Google’s core business of text ads, which are still 99% of Google’s profits. Even if every single Facebook user performs just as many searches with Google as ever—including Google Instant, mobile search, and YouTube—Facebook will inexorably grow as big as Google is today and maybe bigger, because Madison Avenue’s brands are less interested in targeting than they are in broadcasting to vast mother-loving buckets of demographically correct eyeballs, and Facebook has become the perfect platform for that.What do I mean by bigger? Facebook already has more page views than Google. People already spend more time spent on Facebook than Google. I’m referring to the life blood of any business: revenues.Google’s 2010 revenues will be $28 billion, give or take a billion. The goal of this writeup is to illustrate the ways that Facebook’s annual revenues could grow from $2 billion to more than $30 billion in five years a diverse set of revenue streams that have one thing in common: people. Facebook’s future revenue streams, like their applications, are naturally social, and engage consumers with social intent, not just a widget or “social layer.” We repeat: social is not a layer you add; it is core to monetization.Facebook has figured out its business model, and wants to keep it out of the public eye as long as possible. Facebook’s alleged revenue has grown from $275 million in 2008 to $635 million in 2009 to a rumored $2billion this year, which is much higher than the also-impressive $1.2 billion number circulating earlier this year. Let’s pause and reflect for a moment. Facebook is allegedly already earning double therevenues Google reported when it filed to go public.