Archive for August, 2011

Google+ searchers younger & richer than Facebook searchers

ComScore’s recent study has shown some interesting facts regarding demography of Google + and Facebook searchers.

Facebook had a larger percentage of searchers over the age of 35 than Google+ which had a lower age profile. 34.2% of searchers looking for Google+ were under the age of 35 y and only 24% of Facebook searchers were under 35.

Google+ searchers younger & richer than Facebook searchers

Google+ searchers younger & richer than Facebook searchers

That’s not all. Google+ searchers also had higher incomes. Facebook had 22.8% of searchers with an income of above $100,000 a year, while Google+ had a 32.1% makeup.

Here is the link to ComScores’s report

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List of Ping Services

WordPress is a popular blogging platform for many reasons such as it is free, is very easy for even a layperson, and has a big community of developers and designers.

Another small reason for its popularity is the fact that one can ping servers over the internet to intimate them that your blog has been updated. This results in new blog posts to be indexed by the search engines quickly.

This can mean more visibility as well as better search rankings.
Ping services allow you to automatically notify blog directories and search engines that your blog has been updated. A comprehensive ping list means that the chances of receiving traffic increases. Here is a big list of pinging services.

1470.net/api/ping
a2b.cc/setloc/bp.a2b
api.feedster.com/ping
api.moreover.com/ping
api.moreover.com/RPC2
api.my.yahoo.co.jp/RPC2
api.my.yahoo.com/RPC2
bblog.com/ping.php
bitacoles.net/ping.php
bitacoras.net/ping
blog.goo.ne.jp/XMLRPC
blog.goo.ne.jp/XMLRPC
blogbot.dk/io/xml-rpc.php
blogdb.jp/xmlrpc
blogdigger.com/RPC2
blogmatcher.com/u.php
blogoole.com/ping/
blogoon.net/ping/
blogpeople.net/ping
blogpeople.net/servlet/weblogUpdates
blogpeople.net/servlet/weblogUpdates
blogroots.com/tb_populi.blog?id=1
blogsearch.google.at/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.bg/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.ch/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.cl/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.co.cr/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.co.hu/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.co.id/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.co.in/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.co.ma/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.co.nz/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.co.th/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.co.ve/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.co.za/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.com.ar/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.com.br/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.com.co/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.com.do/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.com.my/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.com.pe/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.com.sg/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.com.tr/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.com.ua/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.com.vn/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.de/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.es/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.fr/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.gr/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.ie/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.in/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.jp/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.lv/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.pt/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.ru/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.se/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.tw/ping/RPC2
blogsearch.google.us/ping/RPC2
blogshares.com/rpc.php
blogsnow.com/ping
blogstreet.com/xrbin/xmlrpc.cgi
bulkfeeds.net/rpc
catapings.com/ping.php
coreblog.org/ping/
hamo-search.com/ping.php
holycowdude.com/rpc/ping/

https://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZFinance.woa/wa/pingPodcast

imblogs.net/ping/
lasermemory.com/lsrpc/
mod-pubsub.org/kn_apps/blogchatt
mod-pubsub.org/kn_apps/blogchatter/ping.php
newsisfree.com/RPCCloud
newsisfree.com/xmlrpctest.php
ping.amagle.com/
ping.bitacoras.com
ping.blo.gs/
ping.blogg.de/
ping.bloggers.jp/rpc/
ping.blogmura.jp/rpc/
ping.blogs.yandex.ru/RPC2
ping.cocolog-nifty.com/xmlrpc
ping.exblog.jp/xmlrpc
ping.feedburner.com
ping.feedburner.com/
ping.myblog.jp
ping.myblog.jp/
ping.rootblog.com/rpc.php
ping.snap.com/ping/RPC2
ping.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php
ping.syndic8.com/xmlrpc.php
ping.weblogalot.com/rpc.php
ping.weblogs.se/
ping.wordblog.de/
pinger.blogflux.com/rpc/
pingqueue.com/rpc/
popdex.com/addsite.php
rcs.datashed.net/RPC2/
rpc.blogbuzzmachine.com/RPC2
rpc.bloggerei.de/ping/
rpc.blogrolling.com/pinger/
rpc.blogrolling.com/pinger/
rpc.britblog.com/
rpc.icerocket.com:10080/
rpc.newsgator.com/
rpc.pingomatic.com
rpc.pingomatic.com
rpc.reader.livedoor.com/ping
rpc.tailrank.com/feedburner/RPC2
rpc.technorati.com/rpc/ping
rpc.technorati.jp/rpc/ping
rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2
rpc.wpkeys.com/
rssfwd.com/xmlrpc/api
services.newsgator.com/ngws/xmlrpcping.aspx
signup.alerts.msn.com/alerts-PREP/submitPingExtended.doz
snipsnap.org/RPC2
topicexchange.com/RPC2
trackback.bakeinu.jp/bakeping.php
weblogues.com/RPC/
xmlrpc.blogg.de
xping.pubsub.com/ping/
xping.pubsub.com/ping/
zhuaxia.com/rpc/server.php

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Bitten by Google Panda? One important lesson to learn

Bitten by Google Panda? One important lesson to learn

Bitten by Google Panda? One important lesson to learn

A cursory browsing of SEO & webmasters related forums will reveal that many of them have suffered a lot from the spate of Google Panda updates. Many sites which has good rankings earlier and used to get huge traffic from Google suddenly got penalized severely. As a result, a huge chunk of their revenue just disappeared. This applied to small as well as large websites. These sites may or may recover fully but what this has put in to sharp focus is that one should not rely totally on one source of traffic.

To ensure that your website doesn’t suffer from drastic and potentially fatal drop in traffic, a comprehensive link building efforts straddled across all internet has to be evolved.

Using social media as well as traditional link building methods will mean that you do not put all your eggs in one basket.

Using a diverse source of traffic also means that your website has a better link profile which is highly recommended by search engines. Additionally, not all your users come from one source. One section of users may come from Google, while others may be from Bing, Facebook or blogs. As internet evolves, you will also have to tweak your link building efforts to include the latest link sources.

In next few years, social networking sites may pip search engines as major source of traffic. Including them in your SEO efforts will benefit dramatically for those times.

Enovabiz Solutions is a SEO company India which provides website design, development and promotion services. “Websites that bring business”

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Giants fight over Hulu: Will Google win the war?

Giants fight over Hulu: Will Google win the war?

Giants fight over Hulu: Will Google win the war?

The battle for Hulu among the giants like Google, Yahoo, Amazon and DirecTV is heating up. This won’t be just another regular acquisition but one which has the potential to change the online advertising landscape in years to come. The deadline for initial bids in the auction for Hulu was extended from Wednesday (24th August, 2011) until the end of the week to give some more time to interested companies to examine the online video site’s financial information.

According to analysts, Hulu expects to fetch at least $2 billion. Since, it will be a keenly contested battle, initial estimated sales tag of $500 million is now distant possibility

Companies like Yahoo! stands lot to gain by acquiring Hulu as it will help it counter Google’s YouTube and shore up its revenues.

Google already a leader in this industry will get even bigger piece of the pie and will become the most dominant player in online video market. A prospect, which not many advertisers may not be in favor of.

Another giant, Amazon is also evincing interest as it see as a natural addition to its growing online video offerings and for the tablet it is rumored to be bring out soon.

DirecTV on the other hand will get a huge online digital footprint.

Enovabiz Solutions is a web design company India which provides website design, development and promotion services. “Websites that bring business”

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How to build relations through Blogs?

How to build relations through Blogs

How to build relations through Blogs

I read an interesting post on http://bit.ly/pIk9Od. It provided me a great food for thought. Though, what the writer said is not very different to what many of us must have been doing, the author has done very well to actually write a blog post on how blog reading can help anyone in building relationship, creating network while reading blogs- an activity which is religiously followed by millions of internet users.

The post is lengthy, so I will sum up it here:

1) Share interesting blog posts: Whenever you come across a blog posts which piques your interests and you find informative, share it with others. The receiver will appreciate the fact that you considered that posts can be useful to that person. One can do that either by mailing them or tweeting it.

2) Summarize it: Many a times blog posts are of technical nature – full of figures and facts or just too lengthy. Read the post in its entirety. Note down the points or sections which you think that will be useful for someone else. You can also crate an easier version of the article for laypersons. You can then post in on your own blog and discuss it with your subscribers. Sharing your blog posts on twitter and Facebook will help spreading that information virally.

3) Engage with the blog author: When you read a blog posts, do chime in with your views or experiences. If you have something more to add or even disagree to the posts, you can write your own response post.

4) Bookmark the posts: If you read some useful posts then you can bookmark it on any of the better known bookmarking sites. This will benefit not only you but also many other readers also.

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Why is Google buying Motorola?

Why is Google buying Motorola?

Why is Google buying Motorola?

By now most tech enthusiasts must have heard the earth shattering news of Google buying up the consumer electronics division of Motorola. The $12.5 billion deal has raised questions of almost everyone. Google has agreed to pay $40 per share in cash, over 60 percent more than the stock’s value at the time.

Though, very few experts have criticized the deal, what everyone is asking is – Why? There are many plausible reasons behind this buyout. But what prompted Google to make this huge purchase. Is there something that we don’t know?

The reason behind this deal is patents. Motorola mobility has over 14,000 patents and another nearly 7,000 pending. By acquiring these, Google can help ward off lawsuits filed by Apple, Microsoft, and others who have claim Google has infringed on their patents.

There 18 specific patents Motorola Mobility owns that can help Google in their latest of legal battles. These patents were previously used by Motorola Mobility when it had a legal tangle with Apple. These lawsuits not only targeted iPhone but also roped in iPad, AppleTV, and MacBook Air. Four of those 18 patents were also used against Research in Motion, which resulted in the BlackBerry manufacturer to pay royalties.

Perhaps, Google wants to payback other companies with the same coin.

One sore point in this whole deal is how Smartphone manufacturers like Samsung and HTC will react to this deal. Will Google still remain committed to these manufacturers and the openness of popular mobile platform Android?

Enovabiz Solutions is a web design company India which provides website design, development and promotion services. “Websites that bring business”

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Is Google acting like a crybaby?

Google’s David Drummond, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer , moaned in his latest blog post about how other softwares companies like Microsoft and Apple are joining hands to make hurt its free Smartphone OS Android.

Numero uno of Internet – Mighty Google is behaving like a big bully who for once has found out the other kids in the school can fight back.

According to Google,

But Android’s success has yielded something else: a hostile, organized campaign against Android by Microsoft, Oracle, Apple and other companies, waged through bogus patents.

They’re doing this by banding together to acquire Novell’s old patents (the “CPTN” group including Microsoft and Apple) and Nortel’s old patents (the “Rockstar” group including Microsoft and Apple), to make sure Google didn’t get them; seeking $15 licensing fees for every Android device; attempting to make it more expensive for phone manufacturers to license Android (which we provide free of charge) than Windows Phone 7; and even suing Barnes & Noble, HTC, Motorola, and Samsung. Patents were meant to encourage innovation, but lately they are being used as a weapon to stop it.

What Google is forgetting is that these companies are playing by the rules. Furthermore, as Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith tweet suggest, Microsoft had offered Google to join hands to buy out Novell patents, which Google refused.

Under these same patents, Google was later sued by Apple and Microsoft. It’s only fair on the part of Microsoft to protect its intellectual property.

Google’s whining doesn’t makes any sense because clearly in this particular case they wanted to have the cake and eat it too.

Google has lost an opportunity to really act like a leader and instead come out of the whole episode as a overgrown kid.

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Is Google benevolent on Link buyers?

Many webmasters complain that no action is been taken against websites that blatantly use paid link to boost their SERPs and page rank. It is common knowledge that a whole link selling/buying industry is flourishing.

Links from blogs and websites are sold and bought in large numbers. In a high profile incident, J.C. Penney was found to be indulging in buying of links on a massive scale to boost its search rankings on Google. Once the news came out in open, Google did penalize it briefly. After few months, J.C. Penney’s search rankings were restored to great extent.

Webmasters and SEO consultants have been wondering if buying links is a good strategy considering absence of any concrete action from Google. Though, webmasters have received notices regarding unnatural links, it is not that widespread as of now. These notices have surely not made much impact on link buyers and sellers.

Will we be seeing any further activity on this front? Will Google be able to curb this menace and that too without inflicting any collateral damage like we saw with Panda update?

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