Monday

How To Create a MySQL Database using XAMPP

Database: A database is a collection of information that is organized so that it can easily be accessed, managed, and updated. In one view, databases can be classified according to types of content: bibliographic, full-text, numeric, and images. .


PHP is scripting language. PHP script is executed on server so if you want  run php script on local machine you need local server. XAMPP,WAMP,MAMP,LAMP provide you local server (Apache).

That you can install on you local machine and run php script.

Where XAMPP stands for :

X Stands for Cross platform (Means you can install xampp on any OS)

A: Apache server (To run PHP script on local machine you need a server)

M: Mysql (To store data in database and to perform database operation you need Mysql)

P: PHP (Well known Scripting language to create dynamic website )


P: Perl programming language.


Step 1
First you need to  open your browser then enter http://localhost/phpmyadmin this will bring you to the MySQL setup page.






Step 2
Enter a name for the database, then click on the Create button. The name must be 64 characters or less and composed of letters, numbers and underscores. Avoid using numbers at the start of the name. A good name should indicate the purpose of the database. For example: test_database



Step 3
Finally the database was successfully created





Enjoy programming......
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Friday

Use Online Tools to Improve Personal Branding

If you have been running a business or have recently become interested in entrepreneurship, you already know how important it is to build a strong brand. However, did you also know that developing your company’s brand isn’t the only step you need to take when you want to firmly plant your feet in the industry? Yes, along with building up your company’s brand, you also need to focus on personal branding. Personal branding is the key to success in today’s business world and if you want to stand out from your competition, it is an essential step which you shouldn’t ignore. So, remember that no matter what industry you cater to in the corporate world, taking your own branding seriously will mean the difference between success and failure.

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Now that you understand just how important your personal brand is, you must be thinking about the ways you can start building it up. Even though there are hundreds of tools that will help you build and manage personal branding, there are a few which can’t be missed. These online tools have helped both fresh entrepreneurs and experienced businessmen develop a strong personal brand which tells the world about their goals, interests and objectives. So, without further delay, let’s look at some of the best online tools which you must incorporate into your personal branding immediately.  Here are some expert proven online tools to improve your personal branding.



Google Alerts
If you aren’t already using Google Alerts for your brand, believe me when I tell you that you are missing out on a lot. When people are talking about you or your brand, you simply can’t afford to miss out. This is where these alerts come in. Google alerts will tell you when your brand gets a shout out and this means that you can react proactively in case of a crises or problem. Even though you don’t always need to react immediately, these alerts will give you the benefit of letting you know whenever you are mentioned online. In fact, with time, you’ll realize that these alerts even help you in staying ahead of your competitors and stay updated with the latest in the industry.



LinkedIn & Twitter Accounts
One of the most important things that you need to do for your personal branding is to make professional and credible accounts on LinkedIn and Twitter. Though other social media websites such as Facebook and Google+ are ideal for private interactions, both LinkedIn and Twitter will help build your persona in the corporate industry – if done right. Both of these networks are very powerful and will give you big opportunities to spread the word around about your product or company. Getting active on these networks translate to getting more eyeballs on you, which is always an advantage. If you already have an account, take some time out each day so you can keep tabs on whatever is happening around you.

Remember that the only way you are going to get the attention that you need is by making a complete profile. Always fill out the complete information that is required and try to be as genuine as possible. Bear in mind that other professionals can easily detect the difference between a fraud and someone who is original, so don’t oversell yourself. Finally, always engage with the people who took out the time to comment, read or share your content because that is one of the ways that you can end up doing more business.



Pay Attention to Profile Pictures
Good profile pictures are like the holy grail of social media. Once you have decided to make your presence felt on LinkedIn and Twitter, you need to start focusing on getting a profile picture that dictates your professionalism. Though there are a lot of online tools which claim to get you the best edited images, the three which we are going to be talking about here are really worth your while.

Picresizer.net
All social media pages have particular size of images that they accept as the profile picture. Unfortunately, most people find it very difficult to resize the picture so it doesn’t lose its pixels. This is where picresizer comes in. With this online image editor, you can easily resize and edit your photos without compromising on the quality.

Freephotofix.com
If you don’t have the time or patience to take really good pictures and the only ones you have are really bad, you are in dire need of this particular online tool. With this free fix, you can simply upload your image and let professionals do the rest. That’s right, you won’t need to go through the hassle of editing the images yourself because the editing experts at the other end will take care of everything and deliver a flawless, professional-worthy image within a short time.

Tattoofontmaker.com
 If you are looking for a truly unique profile picture, the tattofontmaker website will help you achieve your goal. Because we are talking about personal branding, it is important to remember that if tattoos are your thing then the world should know about it. Through this online tool, you can effortlessly make your tattoo online and display it on your account.



Stay Updated with Comments
Finally, when you need to stay ahead, you must pay close attention to what people say on your blog or website, comment alerts are the help you need. Keeping tabs on comments was never this easy because with this particular online tool, you’ll know if people are giving you good feedback or offer crucial advice on what you can do to make your brand even better. If people trust you to actually reply to their comments, they’ll be much more like to interact with you and your brand in the future. So, don’t ignore those comments or it may cost you big time.
Start using these tried and tested online tools to improve personal branding today and you’ll never miss out on another opportunity. However, you must remember that good personal branding will take some time to build so be patient and you’ll be reaping the benefits soon.

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Wednesday

How To Convert A Facebook Account To A Page

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Joshua Umunna is a technical Writer, technology blogger with a keen eye on the Cyberspace and other tech related developments. Whose ambition is to let people know what technology has made the world become today. He owns www.joetechs.com





It is a pleasure i make it known to you that Facebook has released a new tool which allows users to be able to convert their personal account into a Facebook Page. A key difference between the two features is that users can simply like a Page while on the other hand, they must  make friends in
other to establish a mutual relationship with a Facebook account, which simply makes Pages a much better solution for businesses and public figures.

I’ve been longing for this time to come when i will be able to move all my “friends” to a Page and set up a new account in other  to maintain a more personal relationship with people I actually know. While that might be a somewhat limited use case, it should be a welcome addition for people who were previously a bit too loose in terms of who they accepted into their
Facebook accounts.

Also, Facebook Pages can  be included in Interest Lists, and can be “Liked” by other pages. Know it that you can help to promote each others business with just a simple like. You all are living witness that Facebook accounts are just limited to "*5000*" friends, although followers aren’t limited. So you may need to swap to a Page if you have reached your elastic limit.
Also, if you’re promoting a business with your personal Facebook account, it is pretty dangerous because you could risk having your account deleted.



How To Convert A Facebook Profile To A Fan Page

Many Facebook users are unaware that a Facebook profile can easily be converted into a fan Page. Facebook calls the process a “Profile to Business Page Migration” and it can be done through accessing this tool

here.





When You Convert Your Facebook Account To A Page, Here is What Happens!




  • Friends and followers will be migrated to fans of your new Facebook page.

  • Username will become the username for your page.

  • Name will automatically become the Page’s name.

  • Profile picture will become your page’s picture.

  • The new page won’t show up in your follower’s interest lists.

  • You won’t be able to see personal messages from your old accounts.

  • Your updates and photos from your account will not transfer to the page.

  • You will be member of NO GROUP because you will no longer be in any of the group you joined initially.






To Convert To A Page Here Is What You Will Do!




  • You just have to Back up your personal messages, updates, photos and any other personal data which are said to be making use of Facebook’s backup tool.

  • After that, you still have to Change your profile name and address , why? because they both are  for privacy and also in other to  match your business needs.

  • When the above is done, you then Choose a new group admins and page admins for any groups and pages you manage, then Start the migration process.



How To Merge Two Existing Pages, According to Facebook!

Step 1
Go to the Page that has the most likes.

Step 2
Then from the top of your Page, click Edit Page

Step 3
Then Select Update Info

Step 4
Look From the left sidebar,  will see  Resources, click there!


Step 5
After that You then Click the Merge duplicate Pages link. Note it that this link will only appear if you admin two Pages with similar names.


Step 6
Then A dialogue will show Pages you admin that qualify to be merged. Select the Page(s) you wish to merge.


Step 7
Also Note it that  when you’re merging Pages with a location, they must have the same address information.






Reasons Why You Should Convert Your Facebook Account To A Page.

Sometimes your Facebook account maybe too business-like, the best thing to do is to
just create a new page and drag your friends and loved ones into it. Although, This  process will make you loose lots of your personal details, However, if you have used your Facebook account for something that is clearly a business, you need to migrate into a page  before Facebook
deletes your Facebook account.

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Monday

How to Verify your UK AdSense Account From Nigeria

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My name is Nzekwe Godswill and I'm a "Tech" blogger and writer. I help Bloggers with online tutorials in order to create great blogs at www.zekylcious.blogs­pot.com









Google Adsense is a cost per click advertising platform provided by
Google which helps Bloggers monetize their blogs. Adsense is about the easiest way for Bloggers or webmaster to start making money with their sites. This tutorial is meant for those who have an unverified AdSense account from countries like UK and USA which they would want to verify. Do you know you can us UK AdSense account in Nigeria and receive your payments without any problems? That's what I will teach how to verify your Adsense account from countries like UK and USA from Nigeria.


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How to Verify UK Adsense.




Step 1
You need a UK address where Google
will send your verification PIN to. If you have  friend in Uk  who can send the PIN to you.






Step 2
You have to Register with shoptomydoor.com and they will generate an address from the country you registered with which is UK.






Step 3
Enter the virtual address which was generated to your Google Adsense that is where your verification PIN will be sent to.





Step 4
Shoptomydoor will communicate to you via mail or give you  call when you get the mail from google Adsense. You then have to make payment before they will ship the mail to Nigeria address where you can receive it and then verify your adsense account.





Step 5
Payment can be done via your Nigerian ATM card MasterCard, Visa
etc are accepted.





If you have any questions kindly drop it below



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How To Get User ID and Password For First Bank Internet Banking


First Bank Internet banking platform, you will be required to login with your User ID and password which you will receive once your application has been approved.

Now you need to get the firstBank Internet Banking application form online.







How to Activate

Step 1
Download it online or pick it up at the nearby First Bank branch office.




Step 2
Fill, submit it and wait for the approval mail. Ensure you provide a valid email address when filling the form.
Or
Fill and submit the form to firstcontact@firstbanknigeria.com



Step 3
Once approved, you will receive two emails from First Bank. One will contain your user id and the second email will contain your password. You will be required to change the password once you sign in for the first time.






Note
Customers' PINs are sent to their e-mail addresses within 5 business days






After logging into the platform for the first time, you will be prompted to do the following processes



Step 1
Change your password (please note that you are required to choose a password combination with a minimum of 8 characters, with at least one alphabet, one number, and one special character like ?



Step 2
Select 2 password questions, 2 security questions, and provide answers.



Step 3
Create a memorable word or phrase to be used for intelligent authentication (i.e., Fundamental).


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Stanbic IBTC Bank Airtime Recharge Code

This is a service that allows all Stanbic IBTC Bank account holders to top-up their bank-registered mobile lines directly and instantly by dialing *909*Amount# from their mobile phones. The amount value is deducted from the Stanbic IBTC Bank account while the same airtime value is credited to the customer’s mobile line.
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Recharge Airtime From Stanbic Bank Account Fast

If you want to buy recharge card i.e airtime from your Stanbic IBTC bank account, pick up your phone and dial *909*amount#

eg if you want to recharge N500 airtime on your phone, dial *909*500#







The system will automatically detect your network. The phone number will be instantly recharged and you will receive an SMS notification of the transaction. The money for the airtime top-up will be taken from your Stanbic bank account in exchange of the value of the airtime top-up.

NOTE:

1. Minimum of N100 and maximum of N5,000 daily recharge

2. The phone number you use to dial the Stanbic IBTC bank airtime recharge code must be registered with the bank and enabled for SMS notification services.

3. Presently, you can only top-up your mobile phone number that is registered with the bank. You cannot use the stanbic airtime USSD code to buy airtime for other people from your stanbic account.



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Wednesday

First Bank USSD Code For Checking Account Balance On Phone

Using the First Bank USSD Code enables you to check how much money you have in your bank account without the need of internet connection.

Always remember that the code works on any mobile phone. So, it is not compulsory you own an Android or iPhone before you can check your Firstbank account balance on your phone because first bank has made it easy and faster for you even without internet connection.



Follow the step below

Just Dial *894*00# on the phone number that is linked to your First bank account.

Most times you might encounter some network issue or if you didn't encounter then, you will receive an sms containing the balance of your First bank account.


Having issues with your mobile number?
Then I will advice you to kindly walk in to nearest First bank branch to update your bank account profile. 
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Tuesday

Adsense And Facebook Traffic

Most business bloggers who intend to make fast money from blogging have this question and want to know if Facebook traffic can lead to Adsense account ban? Most of you might have read a lot of this things on internet, but nobody don't know the real true.

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The question is
Facebook traffic is not organic,and Then Google consider that traffic is not from search engines,and account can be banned.Is that true?






However, those who have a higher proportion of social media traffic compared to organic search traffic is a common characteristic of those who get banned for invalid activity.

Traffic from social media sites like Facebook have a very low "buyer-intent." These visitors are not coming to the site because they have a pressing issue that needs a solution, they come because they are followers/subscribers on social media. They then click on ads out of curiosity, boredom, or a silly attempt to help you make a profit.... all that shows up as crap, poor converting traffic for those who pay the money for the adverts.


Read Also: How to Withdraw Money From Google Adsense


Social media traffic is not going to get you banned nor is against Google's policies. It is just that you are more likely to get more invalid activity for traffic from those sources. A site needs a lot of natural organic search traffic too.

The best traffic for the advertiser who pay good money is from those with a "pressing issue that needs a solution" .... which comes from organic search




They are a premium publisher and as such negotiate their own terms and conditions directly with Google (the rules that the rest of us have to comply with do not apply

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Monday

FirstMobile First Bank Nigeria: How To Download And Use The Mobile App

The mobile banking app which is easy to use is another secure platform that allows customers to execute banking transactions and access lifestyle news content on the go from their mobile phones.
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Features of FirstMobile

  1. Account overview
  2. Funds transfer
  3. Bill payments
  4. Card management






Google Play store 


Step 1
Go to the Google Play store on your Android phone or tablet

Step 2
Search for "Firstmobile".

Step 3
Download and install the application.

Step 4
Open the app and tap on “activate this device”

Step 5
Enter your First Bank ATM card number and pin

Step 6
An OTP will be sent to your phone i.e the phone number linked to your First Bank account. Enter the OTP

Step 7
If you enter the correct OTP, the device will be activated successfully







Kindly note the compatibility and the system requirement to run the latest version of Firstmobile.
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Sunday

Gtcrea8 Account Features

GTBank Nigeria has different types of savings account, some for kids, some for students, some for workers and some for just basic savings. GTCrea8 e-savers for a reason - You would spend less time having to go into the banking hall for basic services.


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Want a savings account tailored to your fast-paced, no-time-to-waste lifestyle? One that pays you interest on your money and allows you access to funds whenever, wherever through a globally accepted Mastercard as well as several other electronic means? The GTBank eSavers account is perfect for you!


Pay into your GTBank eSavers account through GTBank’s always-on Internet Banking platform, via cash deposit ATMs or at any GTBank branch. With the MasterCard debit card that comes with your GTBank eSavers account, you can withdraw cash from ATMs that have the MasterCard make purchases via POS terminals, buy airtime online and more.




Things you can do with a GTCrea8 e-savers account


  • Paying cash into your account using GTBank special cash ATMs
  • Ability to buy airtime, Pay cable tv fees and electric bills
  • Ability to withdraw cash within Nigeria and abroad on ATMs
  • Making payments with your card at outlets accepting POS payments
  • Ability to pay in cash and dividend warrants into your account
  • Free access to internet banking.



With a yearly interest of 2.5% on your savings, your GTBank eSavers account gives you extra funds to pursue your dreams.


All across Nigeria, university students like you are opening GTBank eSavers accounts. It’s the new level of coolness and you sure don’t want to be left out.


Having a GTBank eSavers account gives you access to fun activities on your campus, like the incredible Campus Storm events with the hottest Nigerian music acts.
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