Showing posts with label Google+. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Google+. Show all posts

January 19, 2014

Search Smarter and Faster with Google Quick Scroll

Google Quick Scroll extension has been depreciated.

Are you a Googler? Google Search has been very popular among many online users to find relevant information. Neither I can recollect a day spent without using Google Search to find information online. The next most adored feature Google Search had for me was discovering content using images. However, have you ever come across a Google search result, which you couldn't find what you were looking for after landing on a suggested web page?

September 4, 2013

How to Ask Google to Reconsider Your Website

If you are managing a site online and expecting to reach more online users, you do count on search engines. Search engines can be helpful on delivering targeted traffic onto your site, and if you can impress them very well, you will be able to create long lasting relationships with visitors too. Hence, I believe you have been following effective SEO practices or hired a SEO expert to take care of your search engine visibility. But, mistakes can happen with or without your knowledge. Will search engines accept your apology?

June 10, 2013

Ensure Security of Your Google Account with Google Account Activity

Do you have a Google account? I presume you have. Would you mind allowing me to access your Google account. Yeah, you can trust me. Any problem with that?! Well, I'm just asking. Personally, I'd be nervous enough to give away my login credentials for someone ;) To be honest, I'd say NO! There could be scenarios where you would share login information with your best friend, spouse, co-worker etc. But, what if someone accessing your Google account without your knowledge?

May 28, 2013

Manage Your Website in Google Webmaster Tools: Part 5

Google Webmaster Tools now known as Google Search Console.

Google Webmaster Tools - A WORST Nightmare? You might feel you are challenging yourself when you get started with Google Webmaster Tools (GWMT) for first time. But there's nothing wrong with you. How are you getting along with GWMT, after being through the series so far? I hope you have got some understanding about it right now. Especially about what is it capable of.

May 8, 2013

Manage Your Website in Google Webmaster Tools: Part 4

Google Webmaster Tools now known as Google Search Console.

Well... Well... Well... We are getting closer to the end of this series. So far we have been touching Configuration, Health and Traffic sections in Google Webmaster Tools (GWMT). I know, it's associated with some technical aspects and you need to have some basic knowledge about them. So far I've been trying to explain necessary terms and tidbits you needed to know. I'm happy with responses and questions coming in even on Social Media. Are you?

April 17, 2013

Manage Your Website in Google Webmaster Tools: Part 3

Google Webmaster Tools now known as Google Search Console.

Think about few weeks back, before you start with Google Webmaster Tools series here. Do you believe you have learnt something new and being even more familiar with Google Webmaster Tools (GWMT) than before? If you did, at least for some extent, you can be proud of yourself :) Not at all?! Don't worry, it's never too late and you can come up with all the questions via comments. Follow details with GWMT and you will get to know it better. May be you can teach me after all ;)

March 25, 2013

Manage Your Website in Google Webmaster Tools: Part 2

Google Webmaster Tools now known as Google Search Console.

How are you getting along with Google Webmaster Tools (GWMT)? Last time we have been discussing about using and managing settings in Configuration section. I hope it was helping you to understand the settings. At least you know how to get started and what's in Configuration section. Don't you? If you missed the previous post, read Manage Your Website in Google Webmaster Tools: Part 1. Now it's time to move on and continue the series. Let's take a look at Health section and what it has for bloggers and webmasters.

March 10, 2013

Manage Your Website in Google Webmaster Tools: Part 1

Google Webmaster Tools now known as Google Search Console.

We have been talking about how to get started with Google Webmaster Tools (GWMT) by adding and verifying your site. Some of you may have found it pretty easy task, but still there are folks need a help on it. Anyway after spending few minutes or several hours, I hope you already added your blog or/and website to Google Webmaster Tools by now :) Now it's time to walk through the components available at GWMT and let's get to know each of them.

March 4, 2013

How to Add Your Website to Google Webmaster Tools

If you are a blogger or webmaster managing a site, you might be interested in getting traffic to your site. Don't you? One of the best ways you can count on is web search. Nowadays it's not a secret that people search for information online via search engines. Simply, a search engine indexes information we generate on our sites and serve relevant matches for online searchers. Search engines are responsible for displaying our content for searchers, but content generators need to be supportive in this process too. You can optimize your content for search engines via SEO practices. Further, would you like to help Google to know about your site and see how well your site doing on Google search?

February 11, 2013

What is Google PageRank?

If you need to find information about something online, you can't deny the fact that you will seek the help of search engines. You don't need to know the background story of search engines, if you are just searching for something online. But it's quite a different scenario if you are a publisher or have resources to manage online.

January 21, 2013

How to Use Multiple Google Accounts at Once

Do you have a Google account? Yeah? I have too. What's yours? ;) No... It's alright. Don't expose it in front of the public. It's online, so you need to aware of publishing your personal information. Let me ask you this ~ Do you have only one Google account or multiple accounts? There is no such a law that one person should have only one Google account. So you can create multiple accounts to make use of products and services comes under Google account, such as Gmail, Google+, YouTube and so on. However if you intend to create another Google account, make sure you gonna create it for purpose. Well, if you have multiple Google accounts created, how do you check out each of your Google accounts?

December 6, 2012

How to Download Photos and Albums in Picasa Web Albums

Have you been fond of using Picasa? Picasa is a software you can use to edit and manage your photos. It's not an advanced image editor like Photoshop but it has image editing capabilities within its limitations. I think you may have heard of it and I just mentioned about it to help you familiar with this topic. Though Picasa is a software, Picasa Web Albums is a photo sharing website which also integrates with Picasa. Picasa Web Albums let you store and share images or videos online, and it acts as an online storage to host your images or videos. Have you been using Picasa Web Albums? Did you just said "NO"?

October 18, 2012

Report Low Quality Backlinks to Your Website with Google Disavow Links Tool

Have you heard of the term "Backlinks" or "Inbound Links"? They has the same meaning. Backlinks are incoming links aka hyperlinks to your web pages. For example, if someone adds a hyperlink on their article which points to one of your blog posts, then he/she linking back to your page. Simply, it makes a connection with your blog. Usually, we mention a link in a blog, website, forum or whatever web page if it's important to the topic we have been talking or like to recommend it for visitors. Aren't we?

October 8, 2012

Use Images to Find Information on the Web with Google Image Search

Would you agree if I say Internet itself is a information resource? The Internet is build up of interconnected networks connecting billions of users worldwide. As Internet flooded with information, unlike searching information on a book, finding information throughout the Internet is a very, very and very difficult task. How do you find information on the Internet? That's where Search Engines start to play the main role of the story. We all familiar with search engines and use to find information everyday. Basically, to find information, you would enter some relevant keywords or terms in the search box and hit enter waiting for matching search results to explore and find the necessary details you need to find. What if you wanna search details of an image you have seen on somewhere or stored in your computer?

September 10, 2012

How to Set Up Google Analytics for Your Website

Would you mind researching about your visitor preferences? I mean user tracking. Well, if you are think about what pages attract most of your visitors, it will help you in future to decide which topics, content, products or services can grab more attention when introducing new products, services or when generating fresh content to grab more user attention. In that case, statistics of your site visitors can be really helpful. Most probably you would like to know how many of people exploring your pages.

August 8, 2012

Shorten and Track Your Links with Google URL Shortener

How do you share content found on a website or blog? Mostly you don't wanna copy and paste whole bunch of content you find in the source page. However you can do that if you share via email. But rather than sending content, you would prefer to share link or URL of the source content. If you are sharing links on micro-blogging sites such as Twitter, sharing whole link won't leave you much room to include your intended message as they impose character limitations in messages. Well, you can't send an URL partially. What if you can shorten the URL you sharing into few characters and able to find how many of users actually clicked on your shared link?

July 17, 2012

How to Configure Google Services for Your Domain with Google Apps

Google no longer offers free Google Apps accounts, but paid solutions.

Do you have your own registered domain for your blog or website? Having a registered domain matters as it increase visibility and identity of your brand online. When you purchase a domain name, you will get few services along with the domain name you prefer too. A few personalized email accounts, extra storage, website creation tools, online photo album are some cool features available in domain registration packages. If you need more features, you will have to pay for them. What if you can get some additional features / services for no cost?

May 24, 2012

How to Translate Your Website with Google Translate

How many people are on your blog or website right now? All the readers visit your site may have similar interests and with the intention of making use of your blog or website. Absolutely, you may try to write in your native language or if you think beyond, you will come up with an international language as your site language. But do you know how many of them comfortable with your language used in your blog or website? Some may just leave your site just because of the language. You can track your visitors by region and offer same content in different languages if you wish to. But it may need more effort and that may consume lot of time for you. However don't do it. I don't think anyone will try it too. Due to language differentiation, some people may not able to make use of your site though you have got very useful information. Wouldn't you mind offering your content in their preferred language?

May 18, 2012

Translate Your Blog into Different Languages with Google Translate in Blogger

What is your native language? It could be English, French, Sinhala (which is mine) or any other language you speak. When it comes to blogging, you can write your posts using a preferable language after deciding your audience. But if you are not good with languages, you have to write using a language you speak. Else as you address people around the world, mostly you may try to be fair and come up with an international language to be convenient with most of your readers. But with or without your knowledge, some people still doesn't go easy with it. Not every person good at every language. In such a scenario, would you mind make use of a translation service for your blog?

May 10, 2012

Analyze Your Website Performance with Google PageSpeed Online

If you are managing a blog or website, one of your goal would be providing a better user experience for visitors land on your pages. It may cope with many different activities on the aspect of webmasters, such as generating quality content or offering useful products, designing and styling pages with HTML and CSS, adding relevant gadgets or widgets useful for readers, displaying relevant advertisements or so on. Further you will add more scripts such as to track users to forecast strategies and identify user preferences. However as you add more and more styles, scripts, widgets on your pages, soon they will get heavy and happen to load slowly than ever before. Now you know what I'm talking about. Your page performance will be decreased and it will occur bad user experience for visitors. Would you like to get rid of unnecessary stuff on your pages and improve site performance?