Google Panda Algorithm Update: Top 5 Tips to survive or come out of it !

May 8th, 2011

Google Panda Update Algorithm

After the Google Panda update, there are lots of discussions going on at the Google Webmaster forum. A lot of webmasters & SEO professionals are puzzled & disappointed after this update. There is a large number of websites which have lost their rankings or penalized as an outcome. On the other hand, there are few websites which have got some more Google love after this algorithmic update.

One of the Google’s employee has even started an official thread on the Google Webmaster Forum for those webmasters who have been affected by this update. This thread has generated plenty of interest and there have been 2642 replies(as of 8th May, 2011) in this thread as of now. If you feel that you have been wrongly impacted by the Panda Update, feel free to add your concern on this thread.

According to me, two kind of websites have got negatively impacted here:

  • Website which have shallow or no content and which do not adhere to Google’s new quality guidelines.
  • Website which are on the borderline but which are broadcasting negative signals to Google’s algorithm

For those who come under the first set, it might take you some time to get out of the Panda Update but if you come under the second set, here are a couple of tips which might be helpful to you in identifying your website’s loopholes: Read the rest of this entry »

Top 10 Reasons for the Google Penalty or Ban on Your Website: Why Google Banned You ?

March 21st, 2011

Google Penalty

You have built a nice website which is receiving good attention from Google and everything is going fine. Suddenly one day you woke up, open your analytics account and found that your traffic has taken a massive dip. This could certainly mean that your website has been penalized for Google. You start looking for help around, browse a number of articles & go through a number of threads on Google Webmaster form but nothing seems to work for you.

You can file a reconsideration request in order for Google to re-evaluate your website so that it is back in rankings but before you do that, you have to make sure that everything is “fine” at your end. It is pretty much possible that your website is causing an issue here.

I have gone through this a couple of times and from my personal experience I know how bad it feels once your website gets penalized by Google. This can be very frustrating due to the primary reason that you even don’t know where the problem lies and how should you fix this issue.

Here are the Top ten things that you must check when you face a “Google Penalty”: Read the rest of this entry »

WordPress Tip: How To Mass Delete Spam Comments via Phpmyadmin / MySQL in cPanel

December 12th, 2010

If you are running one of the High traffic WordPress blog & you are not getting enough time to monitor / clean your comments, this tip is for you.

One day when you log into your wordpress dashboard, you might see lot of comments under “Spam”. You click on “Empty Spam” button provided to you in your WordPress Dashboard so that all of these Spam comments are deleted in one go but when you click on it, you see an error popping up. This is due to the fact that the number of Spam comments are probably too high & you are unable to delete these spam comments in one go using your wordpress admin. You can try deleting these wordpress comments in sets of 50 or 100 but that would be time consuming.

In these kind of problems, your best bet is to log into your Cpanel account and delete these comments directly from the MySQL database .

a) Login to your Hosting Cpanel account

b) Click on “PhpMyadmin” under “databases” Read the rest of this entry »

How to Watermark an Image on Macintosh Operating System

October 23rd, 2010

If you are one of a kind who likes snapping lot of pics then you also need to make sure that you are watermarking your pics when you upload those pics to any forum or website like Flickr.com so that the images carry your copyright/watermark/stamp.

Features of a Watermarking Software

To achieve this, there are numerous tools – Paid & free, available on WWW. But whenever you are looking to find one such application that can help you to watermark a photo, you need to make sure that it has the following features / capabilities:

a) Capability to Watermark a Batch(set) of Images in one shot

b) Ability to control the placement of the Watermark easily

c) Feature to define the Transparency of the Watermark

d) Resizing option while the watermarking process.

Copyright Inserter for Macintosh OS

Copyright Inserter for MAC OS: Free Batch Image Watermark Tool

As you can see, the interface is very intuitive & user friendly.

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Apple iPhone 3Gs Launch 2010 India ?

February 1st, 2010

Apple iPhone was first launched in Indian Market in 2008 immediately after the iPhone launch in United States.┬áIn India, iPhone is available on two operators – Vodafone & Airtel. It comes in 8GB & 16GB variants.

Apple iPhone 3GS Launch Photo India

Apple iPhone 3GS India: Coming Soon ?

But the latest iPhone 3GS is still being awaited here. The blogosphere has been flooded with lots and lots of updates & rumors on “iPhone 3GS Indian Launch” but still there is no definitive answer either from the Apple India or from Airtel / Vodafone.

This has left many Apple iPhone fans in India very disappointed as there is still no clear verdict. We have just been hearing that is is going to launch anytime here but now the latest on “iPhone 3GS” is that Apple might not launch it here at all. There have been reports like on Expressbuzz that there are no plans to bring this new model to Indian Market. Read the rest of this entry »