Tech Blog in Africa for How TOs: September 2016

Thursday

Mediatek Executive Suggests Partnership With Samsung

MediaTek is a pioneering fabless semiconductor company, and a market leader in cutting-edge systems-on-a-chip for wireless communications, HDTV, DVD and many more..


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There is still no official confirmation, but all clues seem to point squarely to one conclusion - the Korean giant is planning to start buying chips from MediaTek.

This is clearly a big step and potentially huge deal especially for the Chinese chip manufacturer, so it makes sense that we first heard rumors about it as far back as March last year. Fast forward to last week, when a MediaTek executive mentioned Samsung as a partner, without giving any extra details. Today, the plot thickens as Arthur Wang , Senior Director at MediaTek mentioned the two companies new-found relation yet again.



During a launch event in Romania for the Allview P9 Energy, he gave an interview in which the question popped-up. To quote the response: "We can not provide information about products that have not yet been announced by our partners". This is hardly an unexpected development, but, referring to Samsung as a "partner" does say a lot.


As for the deal itself and the motives behind it, we can merely speculate at this point. Most, however, agree that the new MediaTek chips are likely intended for the Korean giant's mid-range and low-end smartphone offers. Many of the latter currently rely on chipsets made by Spreadtrum - a much less known Chinese semiconductor company. In light of MediaTek's major advances in recent years, its silicon will arguably provide a lot more power to Samsung's future budget handsets. MediaTek technology might also find its way into the company's smart TV and Blu-ray player products as well, where features like 4K video decoding and support for 120HZ displays could really come in handy.

As for the motivation, it is a bit harder to pinpoint. After Samsung opted not to use a Qualcomm chip in the Galaxy S6 flagship, many believed it was looking to lessen its dependency on the chip manufacturer. The idea of worsening relations was also tossed around, but since this year's Galaxy S7 lineup debunked most of these myths, we are now a lot more inclined to believe Samsung is trying to offload some of the strain of catering to the low-end and mid-range segments and refocus its own Exynos efforts to flagship territory.
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OnePlus X Marshmallow update coming next Week

OnePlus creates beautifully designed products with premium build quality & brings the best technology to users around the world.

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Android 7.0 "Nougat" is the seventh major version of the Android operating system. First released as a beta build on March 9, 2016, it was officially released on August 22, 2016, with Nexus devices being the first to receive the update.



OnePlus has revealed that they are "actively working" on Android 7.0 Nougat update for the OnePlus 3. The revelation was made by company executives who did an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session over on Reddit.
They, however, didn't share an exact timeline for the roll-out of the update.

The Chinese company made another important revelation during the session - the OnePlus X will start getting Android Marshmallow update sometime next week. Finally, OnePlus also confirmed that there are currently no plans to launch a smartwatch.


Get Ready......
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LeEco Marketers sells 500,000 Le Pro 3 units in 15 seconds

LeEco's latest mobile launch is the Le Pro 3.The smartphone was launched in September 2016. The phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 403 pixels per inch.

The LeEco Le Pro 3 officially went on sale today in China. It was a flash sale, and more than 3.5 million people had registered for it.


It should then come as no surprise that the entire first batch of phones LeEco had prepared managed to become sold out in just 15 seconds. And we're not talking about a few thousand handsets here. LeEco moved no less than 500,000 units in that time frame.


Clearly the starting price of CNY 1,799 ($269 or €240 at the current exchange rates) helped make the Le Pro 3 this popular, especially since it's paired with some high-end specs. The device has a 5.5-inch 1080p touchscreen, the Snapdragon 821 chipset, 4 or 6GB of RAM, 32 / 64 / 128GB of storage, a 16 MP main camera, an 8 MP selfie shooter, and a 4,070 mAh battery.


 It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
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Wednesday

How to Delete the Home Button on Blogger Blog

Blog : A website that displays postings by one or more individuals in chronological order and usually has links to comments on specific postings. i




This tutorial is meant for those that would want to go more deep in customizing their template so just follow the steps carefully.


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Step 1
First you need to visit www.blogger.com




Step 2
Then Select your preferred blog which you will love to remove the home button in your dashboard.




Step 3
Now move your arrow down and Click "Template."






Step 4
Click "Edit HTML" in the Live on Blog section.
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Read More: How to Design Guest Post Author Profile On Blogger




Step 5
Now try to backup your template before editing it.





Step 6
Then Click to check the box next to "Expand Widget Templates."




Step 7
Click anywhere within the HTML code, then press "Ctrl-F" to open a search box.




Step 8
Enter the following text into the search box and press "Enter button.


<a class='home-link' expr:href='data:blog.homepageUrl'><data:homeMsg/></a> This line of code will be highlighted in your blog's HTML.




Step 9
Then highlight the line above and delete it .





Step 10
Finally just Click on "Save Template button above.





Step 11
Now visit your blog and check it out.




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Sunday

Top 5 Problems New Bloggers Face And How To Tackle Them

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My name is Golden Okey and I'm a "How to" blogger and writer. I write tutorials on how to do anything at www.howwrite.blogspot.com and you can connect with me on: Facebook twitter instagram









Hello dear blogger, below I'll be sharing the problems that new bloggers face and how to tackle those problems.


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5. Lack of Resources:
New bloggers tend to create a blog and dump if after a month. When asked why? 80% said they do not have either money for data or that they do not have a laptop.







How to tackle it:
Tackling this case is very simple; when you want to build a mansion, you will have to sit and calculate the expense to know if you'll be able to complete it, if not you wait till you get whatever it takes to build a mansion. So it is  in blogging. Since you know you do not have what it takes, its better you do not venture into blogging.






4. Pressure From Friends And Family: This is a very demoralizing agent.
I remember when I was starting as a blogger, my parents would always see me with my phone or laptop and they get vexed up. Friends would tell me I'm wasting my time and data. Some tons of friends once asked me how much I've
made and how much I've wasted in buying data, I was demoralized but was also focused and didn't look aside. So if you're facing such problems today as a
blogger, here's what to do below.





How to tackle it:
first, you have to believe that blogging is not a "get rich quick" business. You have to work hard to attain to success
in blogging. So you have to neglect all the pressures from friends and family knowing what you're looking for.







3. Already Made:
what do I mean by that? New bloggers do not want to learn. I remember when I first saw Zealmat.com template, I contacted Mathias Amodu (The
Founder) and asked him to help me out with the template. Thank God he
asked me to bring money which I didn't have. If he gave it to me free then, I wouldn't have designed mine myself. Thanks To #MrZealMat






How to tackle it:
Make out time to surf the net, search on google how to do a thing and learn it. If it calls for money, pay someone to teach you because one day you'll also be paid by someone for you to teach him.






2. Copy and pasting:
this is common in most new bloggers today. Once someone has a blog, has content on his blog, he calls himself a blogger. No! That's not how it works. Many people just create blogs and go
to other blogs to copy. this isn't right and you have to look for solution if you
indulge in such.






How to tackle it:
Like I said, creating a blog and having contents in your blog doesnt make you a blogger. Bloggers are original, they're themselves. So make sure you create a unique content to increase your site ranking and visibility in search engines. Doing so, you'll see you progress as a blogger (even if you must copy, copy like a blogger. Make sure you edit the content into your own style as if it were original)





1. Lack Of Promotion:
Post! Post!! Post!! That's what they do. New bloggers think that by just posting, they increase their page views. You see
someone making upto 10 posts a day and yet he still gets 500 pageviews a month. isn't that a spirit killer? Yes it kills your morale.





Instead of spending time creating or copying post to have about ten posts a day, try to make out time to promote your site. Make 3-5 posts a week and promote them for that week on social media like the ones I'm using (Facebook, twitter, instagram)l and forums like nairaland and naijaloded forum you'll find out your page views
will increase compared to when you had ten posts a day and no promotion.




Other tips: find blogs that have the same niche with yours and make meaningful comments on the blog leaving your blog URL behind. This will generate tons of pageviews.

Go for paid adverts either on Facebook or on nairaland or any other forum which can drive enough traffic for the amount you spent.

Resort to Guest blogging as I'm doing now. While doing so, go to popular blogs that has the same niche with yours and make sure you abide by their terms and conditions.




These are the Top 5 of all the problems new bloggers face. So I beckon you to kindly rebroadcast this info. And if you have other problems apart  from these, make use of the comment box below
I'll reply you ASAP
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Wednesday

Add a Twitter Button to your Blogspot Blog

Implementing the Twitter Button on your blogger blog is very important because it enables you share your post automatically to your twitter without much stress.


Twitter is a free social networking microblogging service that allows registered members to broadcast short posts called tweets. Twitter members can broadcast tweets and follow other users' tweets by using multiple platforms and devices.


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Step 1
First you need to visit the blogger Official Twitter Share Button page by clicking here.




Step 2
Set the Twitter button to your test,




Things like the button type, location, associated Twitter account, language and display options.




Step 3
Then copy the Twitter button wizard HTML code generated below.




Step 4
Login to your  Blogger account and then select your preferred blog.




Step 5
Now click on "Template"  >>  "Edit HTML"

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Step 6
Try to backup your template to avoid much story.




Step 7
Then click the "Expand Widgets Template" check box.









Step 8
Press Ctrl+F on your keyboard and search for the code below


<data:post.body/>

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Step 9
Paste the HTML code directly above "<data:post.body/>" and then click "Save Template"




Happy blogging.... 😁
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Monday

Why The Smartphone Does not Imply Productivity Improvement That We all Wanted

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With a degree in Psychology from the King’s College, London, Penelope works for Dissertation Writing Service as an expert dissertation editor providing dissertation help to many students around the clock. She loves working with students and finds great pleasure to be associated with a platform which provides great support and enrichment to students that are in the toughest phase of education, especially in nursing dissertation





Smartphones have been imposed on businesses and yet for many users have not led to improved productivity promised. A device that can do almost the same as with your computer, but nevertheless is still used basically as if it were a normal mobile. Let's see why the smartphone has led to improved productivity that we all wanted


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Because in the end the phone company is used primarily to talk with customers, something that was done before, and also to exchange messages with WhatsApp now and before SMS. To this in most terminals we can add the use of email, but in many cases inefficiently.




What we do with a smartphone before our phone could not

The use of delivery protocols old messages, such as POP, makes users who have received and read an email then not have as read on the phone and vice versa. There are other alternatives to set more efficient, but not all companies implement them.


WE ARE STILL LEARNING TO CAPITALIZE ON SMARTPHONES


With regard to management applications business, in the vast majority of companies are still desktop applications, installed on a local server, where there is easy access to information. Not a cloud application that has an app optimized for mobile devices. As much we can enable a remote connection to the server to work there from the mobile.




In this case many times smartphone serves to facilitate Internet connectivity to other devices , as it could be a laptop or a tablet, where the use of these desktop applications if it's a little more comfortable without having to rely on use a public WiFi network or connect to the customer.



In many companies they are in transition, between the ways we work inherited from the twentieth century and they would like to have in the XXI century. The move to the cloud is still slow and smartphones do not use all their skills if you work in an office like before the Internet was something widespread.




Where else would we have won is in ability to obtain information , access to Internet on more than one occasion we used to make it easier to solve a problem, facilitate data to a customer who is asking us or just not to miss when going to do a visit and move or use it along the way .




But the phone is also a source of distraction

But not all benefits, the smartphone has also given us some other inconvenience. An example is applications that employees are installed and can serve as a source of distraction. Games, social networks, newspapers, etc. It not always used for productive issues Phone Company.




In addition, the battery is a handicap for many users, especially those who make heavy use of the devices. This is something we have learned to cope, but where there is still much room for improvement.




At the end we have a smart phone that we used almost like a BlackBerry in many companies. But also it has been introduced in some cases a risk factor, since the information that accumulates on the devices can be a problem in case of loss or misplacement if you have not taken appropriate precautions to remove the iinformation.
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Saturday

How To Add Paypal For Donations On Your Wordpress Site

PayPal is an American company operating a worldwide online payments system. Online money transfers serve as electronic alternatives to traditional paper methods like checks and money orders.

This is one of the simplest way to donate to any charity organization which requires much funding and with this wonderful widget you can easily receive donation from different visitors around the world.

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Step 1
First you need to log in to your PayPal account using your username or password

You can also learn how to create and account by clicking here.





Step 2
Now click the "Merchant Services" at the top right side of your of the screen.




Step 3
Click the "Donate" link below the "Create Buttons" section at the left hand side of your dashboard.

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Step 4
Choose "Donations" in the drop down box underneath "Select Payments for"  category.





Step 5
Now Click the check boxes to select other options such as showing credit card logos and the button size and then Click "Create Button" when finished.





Step 6
Now Click on the "Email" tab to show the email HTML codes which you will have  to make use of in your site.





Step 7
CTRL+C  OR  Copy the HTML that is below the "Email" tab.





Step 8
Then create a post, page or text widget where you would like the donation button to appear. Click "HTML" to make sure the HTML input screen is showing on a post or a page. Paste the PayPal email code into the HTML interface.





Step 9
Finally Click on "Update" to save the code and that's all.
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Friday

How to Write Competent Business Emails

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Lucy Adams is a diligent blogger from a writing service who write college essays. She is interested in marketing, traveling, design and many other niches. Lucy is a generalist, so you never know whether your topic will suit this lady. Feel free to send your best ideas and check for a fast response. By the way, Lucy writes blog posts at no cost!






Did you know that in 2015, we sent around 205 million emails per day? As it’s expected, the share of business emails will grow by 5% every next year. Since emailing remains the most effective marketing communication and promotion tool, you need to know the basic rules of etiquette so not to fail when communicating with customers and business partners.

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I must admit that today, business correspondence is under the great negative influence of social networks. Many rules of etiquette are leveled, which may provide negative consequences for your business. So please don’t fall under this negative influence and stick to the principle below(.





Habits of Powers that Be


Managers of large and well-known companies receive hundreds of emails every day, so there’s always a high probability that some of them will remain unread. How can businessmen cope with the flow of correspondence and whether it is possible to expect an answer?




For example, Larry Page and Sergey Brin once jokingly confessed to journalists that when examining emails, they start with the most recent messages. And if they don’t reach some letters, they leave them without response. In other words, one addressee may expect to receive a response almost instantly while others will be left without attention.




Jeff Bezos, a founder of Amazon, says that if he sends the letter and receives no response within 10 minutes, he doesn't wait any longer. However, some top managers prefer to respond to all mail personally and quickly.
From the examples above, we can conclude that to guarantee a response to the letter, you should try to interest the person to whom to write, especially if it comes to a person occupying a high position.





A useful example is the history of business correspondence between Mark Zuckerberg and Evan Spiegel, a founder of Snapchat. Zuckerberg became interested in the project and send a letter with a proposal for a meeting. Spiegel, in turn, chose not to respond in a standard style, writing something like "Thank you :) I will be glad to meet you. I will let you know if I suddenly get to San Francisco."




Later, this letter was called arrogant, but it clearly shows that the established order of business correspondence may be non-standard. In some cases, it is better to use a so-called "strategic negligence" to stand out from the crowd. By the way, many believe that due to this non-standard response Mark Tsukerbreg got even more interested in buying Snapchat.






Aside from the "strategic negligence", there are a few rules to follow that can enhance the potential chances of getting a response from a busy person:




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#1 Subject of the letter
All starts with the subject. Try to make it as much clear and relevant as possible. Note that the decision whether to open the letter or not depends on the subject.






#2 Sender’s Email
Please send letters to customers and business only from the working mail. At least, name the letter correctly (let it be your first and last name). In no case use the addresses that are not appropriate for business correspondence (sweetie@, baby@, love@, etc.)






#3 Personalization
Forget about mass emailing. Every person is an individual, let alone business sharks with high self-esteem. By sending impersonal messages, you greatly reduce the chances to get an answer.
As for the subsequent attempts, send the repeated message in 2–4 days, but if the correspondence remained unread, subsequent attempts will likely have no effect.






#4 Tone and Style
When you are working with a colleague for a few years, you develop your unique informal style of communication. But when you’re sending emails to new clients or partners, please write in a formal and respectful tone. Always be aware of who is your recipient not to spoil an established relationship by incorrect treatment. Be polite and stick an official business communication style.






#5 Grammar
Grammatical mistakes point to your poor education/inattentiveness/overworking. Spend more time checking messages for errors. Don’t risk losing your reputation in the eyes of colleagues and the leadership.





#6 Humor
Note that people perceive humor differently. Better avoid joking unless you know the interlocutor well enough.





#7 Different Approach to Different Cultures
Be sure to take into account the geographical factor and adapt emails depending on the cultural differences of the recipient. For example, Arabs, Chinese and Japanese want to learn more about you before you start talking about the business while Germans and the Americans pay more attention to business.





#8 Don’t Leave a Single Email without a Response
Always answer the letters received by email, especially if the sender operates in the same industry as you. Sick to good manners and etiquette in email marketing – answer even if the email was sent to you by mistake, but the sender expects a response.





#9 Send Business Letters in Business Hours
If you do want to get the best response, avoid sending emails on weekends and holidays. Also, avoid sarcasm and irony, informal language and gossips, inappropriate humor and profanity. If you are excited or angry, do not respond to emails immediately. Compose a letter, but don’t send it instantly. Take a time to recover and then go back to the workplace and review the letter.









A Few More Tips to Sharpen Your Emailing Skills

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  • Do not write too long letters - the ideal length of the text of about 2–3 sentences will save the recipient’s time and allow him to clearly understand the message.

  • Divide the text into paragraphs by meaning to ease the perception.

  • Allocate the main goal of your letter. A long email without a clearly indicated issue has more chances to remain unanswered.

  • Make reasonable requests. First and foremost, your requests should be adequate and not too time-consuming.

  • Show why you need a response. According to studies, most recipients trying to learn more about the sender to see if the answer really necessary and important.





I hope these tips will be useful to you in writing business emails. Feel free to share your emailing secrets in comments.
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Thursday

Submitting your Google Site's sitemap to Google Search Console

Google Search Console (previously Google Webmaster Tools) is a no-charge web service by Google for webmasters. It allows webmasters to check indexing status and optimize visibility of their websites.
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Do you know we have different format of submitting our site's sitemap to Google search Console?
We have being given different format like this:





  • atom.xml 
  • /system/feeds/sitemap
  • atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=501&max-results=500









But I prefer this sitemap.xml  ✔  why?

> Because It has an equal statistics e.g  5000 submitted 5000 indexed wow isn't that great?


Here screenshot is a wrong submission of sitemap

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Here screenshot is a correct submission of sitemap
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Below is a very quick and easy tip on how to submit your site to Google search console for equal statistics.







Step 1
First you need to visit the webmaster Search Console home page and make sure you are log into your Google account.







Step 2
Then select your blo or website from the group.







Step 3
Check the sidebar and click Site
configuration and then Sitemaps.









Step 4
Then click the tab in red labeled Add/Test Sitemap button in the top right corner.
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Step 5
Finally Enter sitemap.xml into the text box and click on the blue tab labeled submit below.





Hello having a good or organic traffic is very important because even if you have huge amount of bot traffic you will never rank well so just follow zealmat tips and tricks to success and always try to drop your comments below thanks.
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Wednesday

10 Stealth Tactics to Spy On Your Competitors!

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Anna Marsh is a Business Analyst at Essay-Ace in UK. She has a vast experience in the Business Consutancy. Apart from it, she is also a pro blogger and an Academic consultant to those students who find interest in guiding the entrepreneurs of launching their startup and says to write my essay for their college or university task. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook









Gone are the days when businesses were able to mark their success due to low competition. However, it is not the case anymore as there is a strong competition among the businesses and it is tough for businesses to stay ahead in the game.

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As you analyze the corporate sector, you will find that the digital marketing has shaped the corporate world. Today, a business can easily spy on each other thanks to advancement in the web and social media.

So if you want to supersede your competitors, you have no option but to resort to spying on your competitors with effective techniques. Some of them are as follows:








1. Find Out Their Social Media Presence

Social media platform is one of the most authentic places where you can learn about business activities of your competitors. Checking into the Twitter and Facebook profiles of your competitors allows you to have an insight into the marketing strategy, product design and pitching trends of your competition.

It also gets you familiarized with your target audience and how they respond to different products and services.






2. Take Help of Vendors

Never overlook the role of service vendors and product suppliers who interact with businesses to market their service. They are the people who can reveal some insider’s secrets of success of your competitor.

Just talk business and have a conversation with them about how they can help you in return for some bucks.







3. Pretend To Be Their Client

This is another way you can spy on your competitors in order to beat them in the business. Hire someone for this job and tell them to pretend to be a client of your competitor. You can have a conversation with them over a phone or have a one-on-one meeting in their shop.

Pretending in such a way reveals to you the many secrets of their business, particularly about the customer relationship and selling techniques.









4. Leverage Online Tools To Spy

Since it is the era of technology, you can use it to find the business tactics of your competitor. There are a number of tools you can use to spy on your competitors without breaking a sweat.

So in order to find the competitors’ strategies for their successful online presence, you can use different online platforms. These resources turn out to be more effective when you want to have an accurate analysis of your competitors’ online strategies.









5. Have A Planted Tour

When it comes to manufacturing competitors then find out if they offer plant tours. These specific kinds of tours, normally give a proper insight of different products, new hiring, and various expansion plans.








6. Go Through Their Websites

Thoroughly examine their websites and find out how much they are customer-friendly. It will tell you a lot as how they deal with their customers and satisfy them with providing better services.








7. Never Overlook Their Updates

In this current era, businesses mostly leverage LinkedIn to post their updates regarding their services and new products. So follow their LinkedIn pages on the regular basis, which will reveal a lot of useful insight for you. This will help you to come up with something different from them which will make you stand apart from them in the market.







8. Find Out Their Job Ads

It is the most effective tip when it comes to finding that what sort of people they hire. The more you go through their job ads, the more it will help you to find what skills they are looking for. So make sure you go through different job searching websites on the regular basis to get the hiring insight of competitors.









9. Find Out About Their Web Traffic

Finding out their web traffic is what which will give you the clear insight of their success. So make efforts to explore their web traffic with the help of some experts, if you are not enough tech-savvy. You may also get the help of SEOs in this regard. They will not only guide you about competitors’ web traffic but will also reveal some great hidden technical insights of competitors.

All these tips have proven to be worth noticing for the startup businesses. So if you really wish to stay ahead of your competitors, make sure you use them. Remember that competition is very high and you do not have any option but to spy on competitors to stay ahead.









10. Start With Local News Papers

It is the first thing you will kick off with while spying on your competitors. Just get the local newspapers and read out the advertisement page which will guide you what your competitors are up to. This will define your right path for spying on your competitors.


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Tuesday

8 Guaranteed SEO Methods to Increase Ratings

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Komal Parveen is the CEO of Marketing Wind and is an experienced SEO Outreach expert and advertisement specialist. Her interests lie in Digital Marketing Management. She is an internet marketing enthusiast and her specialty is in search engine optimization outreach and content marketing.








Google’s algorithms are subject to continuous change, which makes them unpredictable and hard to get a read on. This necessitates continuous evolution in the SEO industry, where one cannot survive without adapting to changing circumstances. Due to these factors, the field is continuously changing and effective SEO strategies are hard to devise and implement.
With recent updates with the algorithm, Google has become even smarter and has phased out many old practices while incorporating new ones. Following 8 strategies will allow you to optimize your webpage from SEO point of view to give your ratings a helping hand.







1. Inserting Keywords
Understanding what the user is searching and optimizing by adding keywords within content allows your webpage to achieve higher ratings on the search engine. However, flooding the content with them will result in Google identifying it as a bogus attempt to boost rankings and will blacklist the content.



2. Enhancing Meta tags
There are various hidden ways in which Google calculates ratings and among them are meta tags and titles. When a user enters query, the search engine looks for relevant content to display by matching keywords with available information. If your meta tags and related descriptions fit the context, they will be show as result for the query. Invest a little effort in enhancing them to not only increase your ratings but also increase the traffic coming to your website.




3. Fresh Content is Never Outdated




Fresh, high quality content is among the most highly rated factors which search engines value when generating rankings. If the content of the webpage has been updated, it is indication that there is development and the webmaster is genuinely investing effort in improving it. Guest posting specialists are an excellent resource to dedicate towards generation of unique and high quality content for boosting ratings. Google identifies this as an indicator towards quality and increases rankings based on it.
Add Keywords in The Domain
Although overused, adding keywords in the domain still has its applications, especially for newly constructed websites. Not only does it have SEO benefits, it makes it easier for the users to remember your URL for repeat visits.





4. Remember to Blog


Blogging is fundamental for both increasing rankings and the traffic flowing to your webpage. It allows you to communicate with your target audience on a more personal level and gives them the opportunity to view additional content and give feedback. Guest posting specialists services can be hired for quality content. Google highly rates blogs and it requires just a few hours of work per week to generate content for the users to view.




5. Add Your Brand on Google Place Business Lists

By adding your brand name on Google Places, the searches include your brand whenever there are local business listings, allowing it to remain relevant. It requires just a few minutes to set up and when done, gives you the advantage of appearing on the main pages of search results.





6. Marketing on Social Media Platforms


SEO and social media marketing are two strategies which have common benefits. Since social media is the fastest way for news to travel and for users to interact with each other, Google pays close attention to how users react towards your webpage, the popularity of your content and feedback it generates on social media. Although it is an indirect method, it has deep rooted effects since it can drastically increase the number of users visiting your webpage and decide if your content is trending.








7. Generate Relevant, High Quality Backlinks


Backlinks are necessary for content to remain relevant to searches and direct users towards your webpage. Although blackhat SEO tactics have tainted backlinks and forced Google to heavily crackdown on the practice, organic backlinks remain a vital aspect of boosting ratings and getting your webpage the SEO edge it needs.
Search engine optimization requires investment of resources continuous effort for results to reveal themselves. By following these 8 SEO methods, you can optimize your webpage to give it the competitive advantage it needs in this rapidly evolving industry.

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Monday

List of Top Webmaster forums 2016

Forum is a place, meeting, or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged.


I was finding some quality webmaster forums and I had built one list.
These forums are good for link building and to market your products and services.
All of these are high traffic forums. In near future I will be member of all these.
If you have more good quality forums just add here so we together can build a better resource.


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forums.Digitalpoint.con
Alexa :140
PR :6
Signature link : Without Nofollow


sitepoint.com/forums/
Alexa :413
PR : 7
Signature link : Without Nofollow



webmasterworld.com
Alexa :447
PR : 8
Signature link : No signatures


warriorforum.com/forum/
Alexa :582
PR : 5
Signature link : Without Nofollow


V7N.com/forums/
Alexa 960
PR : 6
Signature link : Without Nofollow


Webhostingtalk.com
Alexa :1557
PR : 6
Signature link : Without Nofollow


namepros.com
Alexa :1767
PR : 5
Signature link : Without Nofollow


dnforum.com
Alexa : 2286
PR : 5
Signature link : Without Nofollow

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webmaster-talk.com
Alexa :5131
PR : 6
Signature link : Without Nofollow


kirupa.com/forum/
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Sunday

Adding LinkedIn Share Counter Buttons To Blogger

LinkedIn is a social networking site designed specifically for the business community. The goal of the site is to allow registered members to establish and document networks of people they know and trust professionally.
Using this feature on your blog can also increase your blog traffic.

To insert this LinkedIn button to your blogger blog, just follow the steps below



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Step 1
First you need to go to your Blogger dashboard then select your preferred blog.





Step 2
Move you mouse pointer  down and click on template >> Edit HTML






Step 3
Before you proceed try to Backup your template to avoid long story.






Step 4
Then Click on  "Expand widget templates" box at the top.







Step 5
Then press Ctrl+F and  Search for the code below

<data:post.body/>






Step 6
Display button below post titles

Just add one of the codes above below this line 
<data:post.body/>  and click on the save button







Display button below post

just add one of the codes below this line 
<data:post.body/>  and click on the save button


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<script src="http://platform.linkedin.com/in.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="IN/Share" data-counter="top"></script>




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<script src="http://platform.linkedin.com/in.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="IN/Share" data-counter="right"></script>







Step 7
Finally save your templates and then visit your site to check it.
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Saturday

How To Add A Linkedin Follow Me Button To Wordpress Sites

LinkedIn is a social networking site designed specifically for the business community. The goal of the site is to allow registered members to establish and document networks of people they know and trust professionally.

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The basic functionality of LinkedIn allows users to create profiles and "connections" to each other in an online social network which may represent real-world professional relationships. Users can invite anyone to become a connection.

Today we will be discussing on how to add a linkedin follow me button to wordpress sites.







Step 1
First you need to Log in to your account at LinkedIn.com using your username and password.



Step 2
Then scroll your mouse pointer to your profile in the upper-right corner of the page and then click "Settings" on the drop-down menu.





Step 3
Again Scroll down to the "Helpful Links" section and click on the "Edit Your Public Profile" link.






Step 4
Now Click on"Create a Profile Badge" link on the right side of the page under "Profile Badges"






Step 5
Click the field next to the badge that you want to add. Then highlight the HTML source code needed to display the badge on WordPress just"Copy" on the content menu.






Step 6
Now Open a new browser tab and log in to your WordPress website using your username and password.





Step 7
Click "Appearance" which is located at the left bar, and then select "Widgets" option.
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Step 8
Then search for the "Text" button below "Available Widgets."


• move the button to the widget area on the right side of the page and drop it where you want the LinkedIn badge to appear. The Text widget expands and displays its configuration options.





Step 9
Now insert "Follow Me on LinkedIn" in the"Title" field.





Step 10
Right-click the large field below, and select "Paste" to paste the source code for the LinkedIn badge that you got in step 5.






Step 11
Click the "Save" button at the bottom of the Text widget. visit your site to refresh your page and that's all.
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Friday

Adding Google Adsense To Carrington Mobile Theme

A mobile-friendly theme for your blog. Best used with (and included with) the WordPress Mobile Edition plugin. Supports basic mobile browsers and also a rich blogger friendly theme with customizable header, colors and AJAX options; and developer friendly theme with atomic templates

Use your hosting control panel is one of the fastest way of performing this task and had to do with coding.

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Step 1
First you need to log into your webhost c panel and to then visit your file manager.





Step 2
Now move to your >> public_html >> then your blog name  >> wp-content >> themes >>  carrington-mobile-1.2  >> header





Step 3
Now Right click on >> Header-default.php and then click on the Edit button.





Step 4
A new tab will automatically be opened containing the codes on the Header-default.php





Step 5
Move your cursor down and insert a link break by typing the Enter Key and paste your adsense ad code there and that's all.


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Thursday

Difference Between Html And Html5

HTML: HyperText Markup Language, used to create Web structure have tags wrapping content which gets formatted accordingly.

HTML 5: Latest HTML standard, have strong support for Web 2.0 i.e not just text, but all kinds of media (audio, video, etc.) and also have great Form related options added to it recently.

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HTML5 Introduced new tags such as <video>

You can get by with HTML4 still, but best to learn the new tags in HTML5
HTML 5 is nothing but the next version of HTML.



Following are the difference points



Audio and video were not part of previous HTML version specifications, however, both are the integral part of HTML5 specifications.


Vector graphics is also an integral part of HTML5 such as SVG and canvas while vector graphics is possible in HTML with the help of various technologies such as VML, Silverlight, Flash, etc.

In HTML, browser cache can be used as temporary storage. In case of HTML5, application cache, web SQL database, and web storage is used.


Elements of HTML are the basic building blocks of all websites. HTML allows images and objects to be embedded in the webpage.The core aims of HTML5 have been to ‘improve the language with support for the latest. XHTML markup must conform to the markup standards defined in a HTML DTD. So,
Some differences between HTML5 and XHTML:



  • XHTML is hybrid between HTML and XML, whereas HTML5 is a version of HTML.

  • XHTML and HTML are two different ways of representing markup.

  • XHTML is almost identical to HTML 4.01. HTML5 is the latest version of HTML.

  • In XHTML, all tags, once opened, must be closed. HTML is less strict.

  • XHTML has some restrictions about what tags can be nested inside each other.

  • XHTML is stricter version of HTML; HTML5 is an upgrade of HTML.

  • XHTML uses XML parsing requirements. HTML uses its own.

  • HTML does not have a well-formedness constraint, no errors are fatal. In XHTML, well-formedness errors are fatal.

  • In HTML5, one does not need to manually declare the namespace.

  • In HTML5, one does not need to add type attributes to script and style elements.

  • In HTML5, one must use <!DOCTYPE html>, instead of a long doctype.

  • In HTML5, the charset declaration is much simpler.

  • In HTML5, one does not have a choice to include or not include a dtd uri in the doctype or a choice between transitional and strict.

  • In HTML5, one can use embed if needed.

  • XHTML 5 is the XML serialization of HTML 5.

  • “[HTML 5] is intended to replace XHTML 1.0 as the normative definition of the XML serialization of the HTML vocabulary."



XML: eXtensible Markup Language: It's a more general way of storing/representing Data,

XHTML: Used to be standard for web, when all HTML was restricted to XML strict rules.
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Wednesday

Change Language in a WordPress.com Blog

Language is a method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way.

You shouls know that this method is being use for WordPress.com or hosted blogs. Your blog URL is must be in this format blogname.wordpress.com 



WordPress is your platform that id being design to manage your blog. So you have no worries on how to change your language because it is very easy to change your language settings if only you can follow the steps below carefully.






Step 1
First you need to login to your WordPress account using your username and password.





Step 2
Now Click Settings this is located at your left-hand side, choose your preferred language using the drop-down menu.
Use this format below for instant access


blogname.wordpress.com/wp-admin/options-general.php 

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Step 3
If you will like to change the language interface click Users at the left hand side





Step 4
Then click Personal Settings on the short list that appears beneath it





Step 5
Search the "Interface language" option and select your language from the drop-down menu.


Finally you have bow made it easy to switch between interface language options and blog writing language options with out stress.
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Tuesday

How to Insert Google AdSense Within Posts on WordPress

Google Adsense is a CPC (cost-per-click) advertising program that allows publishers (anyone wanting to put ads on their websites) to insert some specific amount of HTML into their sites and have ads appear that are targeted and relevant to the content of the site.



WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. But in non-geek speak, it's probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today.




Below are some easy step on how to insert google adsense within posts on wordpress just follow the steps.





Step 1
First you need to Log in to your Google AdSense account.





Step 2
Click the "My Ads" tab and locate the AdSense ad that you would like to display in the WordPress post in your list of ads.

OR

If you dont hace any unit yet create a new ad by clicking the "New Ad Unit" button and adjusting the ad settings, then clicking "Save".


Now Click on the "Get Code" option below the name of the ad to open the code in a window. Select the code and copy it.
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Step 3
Create a new tab and Log in to your WordPress site using your username and password.




Step 4
Click on the "Posts" option in the left sidebar and select the "Add New" option from the submenu.




Step 5
Create your post, click on the "HTML" tab at the top right side of the post editor field.
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Step 6
Now Paste the AdSense code in the post where you want the ad to appear.





Step 7
Finally Click the "Publish" button at the top right of the post editor to publish your post with the AdSense ad in it.
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Monday

How to Add Authors to Wordpress

Blogs generally represent the personality of the author or reflect the purpose of the Web site that hosts the blog. Most popular websites or blog normally pay some specific amount of money to their authors for quality article and most time it might be guest post.

WordPress has being one the best platform for every young mind with different ideas to bring their skill live online for others to learn.






Step 1
First you need to log into your WordPress blog.

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Step 2
Now Click on "My Account" on the left side of the tool bar at the top of the page.





Step 3
Then Scroll down your dashboard. Your dashboard is the list on the left side of the page.






Step 4
Click on the word "Users." First, you should add any people from the WordPress community who you would like to be authors on your blog.






Step 5
Find the words "Add User from Community" at the bottom of the page.






Step 6
Enter the email address of your author in the text box.







Step 7
Select "Author" in the "Role" drop down menu. You can also add administrators, contributors and editors by selecting them in this box.







Step 8
Click on "Add User." The person will be sent an invitation to be an author on your blog. They will be able to access your blog through the "My Blogs" section of their account.







Step 9
Find the "Users" section of your dashboard again in order to add authors who are not already part of the WordPress community. Locate a small arrow on the User's Tab. Press on the arrow to see options under the "Users" section.







Step 10
Click on "Invites."






Step 11
Insert your first name, last name, email address and a personal message in the form that pops up.
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Step 12
Click the box that says "Add User as a Contributor." Send your invite.

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Note
When they sign up for an account, your blog will appear under "My Blogs".





Step 13
Go to the "Users" section again to change the person's role from "Contributor" to "Author." Now you will be given a list of all your WordPress blog users should appear.






Step 14
Click on the check box at the left of the user.





Step 15
Then click on the drop down box that says "Change Role to" Click "Author."






Step 16
Finally Click the "Change" button to the right of the drop down menu and that's all.
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Sunday

How To Perform Directory Submission

A good clear, concise and short title. It should also be relevant to your content, website, etc.

Make sure and list your site in a relevant category/subcategory as well.
Keep your description to no more than 25 words. Typically you're not going to see much more than that in the directory listing or search results anyway. Keep your keywords relevant and limited to around 10-15.

Proper capitalization, punctuation, grammar and spelling are important as well. The more time an editor spends correcting your mistakes, the longer it takes you to get listed, or worse yet; you'll be rejected all together.












  1. You need to search for niche directories
  2. Then select a directory
  3. check it isn't a link farm or spammy
  4. Try to also check if it isn't in your log file
  5. Now find the appropriate category
  6. check you aren't already in there
  7. submit
  8. Finally it will be record in a log














CONCLUSION

  • Don't submit to every directory you can find, since most of them are junk.
  • Just because most of them are junk, don't disregard those that are not.
  • When you find some that are not junk, read through their site submission policies.
  • Spend some time looking around the directory, so you know what they are looking for.
  • Choose the most appropriate category, and submit to it.
  • Write a description that is appropriate for the directory you are submitting to.
  • When submitting to additional directories, try not to use the same site description. Change it up.
  • Don't get upset if the directory staff change your submitted description, as that shows that real people are looking at it.
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Thursday

How to Add Picasa Albums to Blogspot

Picasa is software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on ... other improvements), but requires that you request an account from Google.

So today am going to teach you how to add picasa albums to blogspot.. Just follow the steps below carefully.

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Step 1
First you need to open the Picasa software.




Step 2
Now click a photo album's name in the left pane.






Step 3
Press the "Shift" key and click up to 20 pictures in the album.





Step 4
You will have to Click "BlogThis" in the list of icons at the bottom of the window.






step 5
The above step will opens a Web browser window.  Just insert the email address and password associated with your Blogger account and click "Sign In."





Step 6
Click the "Select a Blog" drop-down list and select your blog's name.




Step 7
Click one of the picture layout options below "Choose a Layout, >>" including "None," >> "Left," >>"Center" and "Right." Select "Small," "Medium" or "Large" under "Image Size."





Step 8
Click "Continue."





Step 9
Type a title for your blog post and type any text in the body if desired. Click "Publish Post" to upload the images to your Blogger blog and that's all you need.



Feel free to drop your comments below thanks.
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