Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Much Talked About Google Panda Update 3.2

This week every one in the SEO world saw drop in their websites Traffic and also in the Website ranking. After many debates in many forums and blogs, it came that it is the result of Google Panda Update 3.2. But it was said by Google sources that there will be no major Panda update before this coming new year. But after carefully examining the statement, I can figure out that "No major Panda Update", but it was not said that there will be no update.

Definitely it was some kind of Google algorithmic update, if not a Google Panda algorithmic update.

Now there was another question that what was the issue which was considered in this update. Many people are saying that it takes into account the quality of links this time. Those who were relying on paid links and less relevant links on any website, were affected. But what about those who are affected by this update, but they have never made any paid links. Links from social bookmarks, articles, directories and relevant blog comments can not be called bad links at all. But after discussing this update with many of my friends I came to know that those who are doing only  social bookmarks, articles, directories were also affected. Some keywords which were dropped to 7- positions recovered quickly in a few days. BUt those which were dropped to 4th and 5th pages were not showing any progress.

Lets discuss this here in the comments now. I will update more if I can find something significant.  

Friday, December 23, 2011

You Need To Revise Your SEO Strategies After Regular PANDA UPDATES

All the SEO Community is just looking for the way to stand against the frequent and regular PANDA updates. Panda is so busy updating its algorithm that many of us are not able to think of the way to cope well. But the core answer lies in the Google old age Seo fundamentals: Quality Quality & Quality. All Google needs to put you above all your competitors is Quality content with no duplicate content, informative content, Unique Content, Quality Links, Error free Html codes on the Website, regular content update on the site to make you stand out.

As Seo is now a days seen as a way for direct marketing to reach the customers and clients look for generating better ROI by SEO campaigns, we need to go that extra mile to reach their expectation level. Traffic - relevant traffic to the website is the key for this. If we are able to convert 25% of the total traffic to our site interested into   what we are selling will do all the good work you are trying for. For this you can not neglect the important of Google Plus, Facebook and other Social Media sites. Just Hang on to these Social Media sites with your sites with some likes, comments, votes and you will be rocking. 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Talking About The Latest Buzzwords In Running A SEO Campaign

For quite some time now, I was away from my blog. Away in the sense that I was not getting ample time to write something here. Nowadays, I have bigger responsibilities at my work place. Working as a Team Leader. Yeah, feels good… But at the same time you while you have the charge to lead a SEO campaign of your client, you are always under pressure of achieving good results. You are expected to do every possible thing so that the campaigns do well. And till now, I think I am doing well if not the best.

I will just talk about something that is really very important these days according to me…( LOL I am not a Matt Cutts whom you will prefer listening to).

I have felt that nowadays, SEO job has become trickier. I still remember the days when I started my career as a SEO in Jan, 2008. At that time I hardly used to do any other thing except the Directory Submissions, Social Bookmarking, Article Submission, Forum Posting etc. But gradually Google made the search algorithm more and more complex making people carve for new ways to achieve the best visibility on search engines. Yes you got my point here. I am talking about the role of Social Media. Social sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Digg, Delicious, and Stumble Upon, My Space are a few big names to count from the Social Media arena. These Social sites have revolutionized the whole search Engine process. Now a day’s you can’t ignore the role of Social Media sites while running a SEO campaign.

Facebook introduced a “LIKE” feature in it. It became the Buzz word in SEO. It started to affect the Bing search results. Then it also came up with the Fan Page concept. The Facebook PAGE with huge fan following is what people are looking for now a day. Some brands get fans just as they are well known to people everywhere e.g. Reebok, Nike, Coca Cola, and Pepsi. But a local brand trying to get more and more customer base also wants their fan following to advertise their brand. They are running their own Social media campaigns to get more fans, get more audiences for their products. The Facebook Page is also very important as the product get instant feedback from fans about the product so that the companies get to know about the want from the people (fans). Brands are running contests, discount offers so that more and more people can avail the facilities, services or products what they are offering.

Twitter also is the front runner in the role of creating social media awareness about brands. People are now aware of the fact that they have much choice while selecting a product or service they want to avail. So they always listen to other people who have experienced the particular services and products on social media. Twitter is a great place for this now. Tweets from people can make people change their mind about selecting any service or purchasing any product. The products and services which are the best gets Re-Tweets from other people who have already experienced it, making it a popular choice for others.

Likewise, Diggs, Stumble, Delicious can help you come on the front page of these websites if your update and share gets maximum votes. Coming on the home page in the news section of these big Social giants will derive huge traffic for your site and likewise the SEO campaign will also get a boost.

Lately, Google introduced the +1 in their huge collection of Google products. +1 is said to affect the Google search results directly. And for most of the people in the world Google is the only search engine they know and use for searching. People now want more and more +1s. But it will take some time to see the actual influence of +1. But the initial observation of mine says that it is affecting the search results. The more +1 you get for your website, the more Google will consider it a better website, thus will be getting an advantage in search engine visibility. Pages that have been tweeted, re-tweeted, and liked are seeing the greatest increases in search engine prominence, the same follows with +1. This shows the social authority that your page is having.

Despite of all these facts, I still believe that the better the content and information you provide for your visitors/customers, the better the search engine specially the Google, will consider you as a better resource for the its users. So doing all the latest SEO and SMO planning, get a well written content which is unique, gives the best information and meets your customers requirement. If you serve them well with quality, Google will pay you for it. 

Article Flood invites you to offer your articles and content to get published to get better search engine advantage from blogging. 

Monday, July 11, 2011

New List Of Forums and Blogs - Usefull for Making Discussions and Forum Lovers

Hello Folks,

I am again here with a list of Forums and Blogs, where you will love to participate. All these blogs and forums have been mined from the Internet through searches. These are useful for you you can participate here with good comments and relative forum discussions. 

Here is the list:

4. >>> This forum is not accepting new registrations at the moment because we are having a problem with spam accounts.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

50 Fantastic Google Spreadsheet Shortcuts for Students

Hello Folks!!!
On May 4 2011, I got a mail from Jasmine Hall. And She asked me to post me "50 Fantastic Google Spreadsheet Shortcuts for Students".  She asked me "On a related note, we recently published an article that you might want to share it with your readers." I agreed to her and as a result I am posting the content that she referred. It not actually only a SEO or SMO resource. Its Google Spreadsheet Shortcuts for students. The original content is @ Here we go:-

If you're a busy college student, the more ways you have to accomplish things quickly, the better. That's where things like keyboard shortcuts can come in handy, especially when you're trying to enter data efficiently and professionally into a spreadsheet, like those offered on Google. Here are some shortcuts and tips you can use to improve your Google spreadsheets skills, get homework over with, and go back to having fun, just being a college student.
Here are some amazing features that you might not have even known were offered through Google Spreadsheets.
  1. Fill themselves in. Using Google Forms, you can email questions and data to others and it will automatically fill in your spreadsheet, making it very easy to collect information.
  2. Revert to an earlier version. If you're sharing access to a document in Google spreadsheets, you might want to go back to an earlier version before someone made changes. The program makes that simple. Click on File and then revision history to make changes.
  3. Chat while editing. Because Google has many integrated features, you can chat with your classmates, research subjects or professors while you chart data.
  4. Insert a formula. Formulas can make you life a whole lot easier, allowing you to perform functions on a cell or a group of cells to better organize and analyze your data.
  5. Spice it up with gadgets. Why stick with a boring old spreadsheet when you can spice things up with some gadgets? Try out a few to make your data much more visually appealing.
  6. Track your finances. If your spreadsheet is related to the stock market, then Google makes things pretty simple by integrating Google Finance with Google Spreadsheets.
  7. Google search inside a spreadsheet. Think of a question while you're working on your spreadsheet? Get answers without ever leaving it with a feature that lets you use Google search right within your document.
  8. Color code it. If you want to better organize your data, colors can be a big help. With Google Spreadsheets, it's simple to color code and highlight just about anything you want. If you want to get fancy, you can have these colors automatically change within a given set of guidelines.
  9. Track changes. Whether you're working with a group or on your own, it can be useful to track your changes as you go. You can see them in a list or receive emails each time a change is made.
These keyboard shortcuts are essential to working with Google Spreadsheets.
  1. Ctrl+A: Hit these keys and you'll select all the data in your spreadsheet.
  2. Ctrl+S: While Google Spreadsheets has an autosave function, you'll still want to save using this shortcut as well.
  3. Ctrl+W: When you're done with your work, hit control and the W key to close the document.
  4. Ctrl+Shift+S: If you need more than one copy of your spreadsheet, this combination of keys will let you easily make a duplicate.
  5. Ctrl+O: To get started with work, use this shortcut to open an existing document.
  6. Ctrl+P: Sometimes you just need a hard copy to look at. Hit these keys to print one.
  7. Ctrl+N: Start a new project by using this shortcut which brings up a new document.
  8. Ctrl+Z: Made a mistake? No problem, simply undo the changes using these keys.
  9. Ctrl+Y: Want to undo that undo? Hit control and Y to redo any action again.
Alignment and Formatting
Want to make your data easier to read or more visually appealing? These keyboard shortcuts can help.
  1. Ctrl+B: Give your data intensity by putting it in bold with this shortcut.
  2. Ctrl+I: This combination of keys will help you italicize the proper words.
  3. Ctrl+U: Whether you want to draw emphasis or acknowledge a title, these keys will help you underline your work.
  4. Alt+Shift+&: If you need some borders around your data use this to add them. If you want to get rid of them, use Alt+Shift+_ to do the job.
  5. Alt+Shift+T: Say you only need a border around one side, however? This shortcut has you covered, adding borders to the top. For borders on the right, bottom and left, simply substitute R, B or L for the T.
  6. Alt+Shift+5: Want to negate data without removing it? This will let you strikethrough whatever you have in a particular cell.
  7. Ctrl+Enter: If you need a line break in your document, use this shortcut.
  8. Alt+Enter: Similarly, if you want a new line in the same cell, this shortcut will help.
Clean up and refine your spreadsheet data by using these great shortcuts for editing.
  1. Ctrl+C: To copy data, use this common keyboard combo.
  2. Ctrl+V: Use this to paste any information you've cut or copied.
  3. Ctrl+X: If you want to do away with some information or data, use this combo to cut it out.
  4. Ctrl+M: Make a comment about your spreadsheet using these keys.
  5. Esc: If you have a change of heart about entering data into a cell, simply click escape to cancel.
  6. Shift+Spacebar: To edit an entire row of data, use this keyboard shortcut. It will highlight an entire row at once.
  7. Ctrl+Spacebar: Similarly, these keys will highlight an entire column.
  8. F2: Make it simple to edit the active cell by hitting F2.
Getting Around
Move all around your spreadsheet and between different documents using these shortcuts.
  1. Ctrl+Home: Move to the top of your document using these keys.
  2. Ctrl+End: If you need to go all the way to the bottom, just hit these keys instead of scrolling.
  3. Arrow keys: With the arrow keys, you can move up or down, left or right one cell at a time.
  4. Tab: The tab key will help you move the active cell one to the right.
  5. Shift+Tab: Go back to the left one active cell by using these keys.
  6. End: With this shortcut, you'll move to the end of a row.
  7. Ctrl+Backspace: Hit this combo to scroll to the active cell when multiple cells are selected.
  8. Ctrl+Shift+PageUp/Down: If you've got multiple spreadsheets open, use these shortcuts to switch sheets.
  9. Ctrl+Arrow Keys: These keys will let you move to the top, bottom, left or right most cell in a given row or column.
Still need more shortcuts? These will help you do everything from add the time to insert a hyperlink.
  1. Ctrl+K: Insert a hyperlink into your data using this handy shortcut.
  2. Ctrl+F: Can't find what you're looking for in your data? Use these keystrokes to open a search box.
  3. Ctrl+': If you're not sure what formulas you can use on Google Spreadsheets, use this shortcut to open up a list.
  4. Ctrl+;: Insert the current date with this shortcut.
  5. Ctrl+:: This will help you to insert the current time.
  6. Ctrl+/: Having trouble with the keyboard shortcuts? This will open a help window.
  7. Ctrl+Shift+Enter: Try out this combination to change a wrap formula to an array formula.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Article Flood - Talking Everything That Matters - A New Blog Aticle Site For You

Yesterday I have launched another Blog named Article Flood. The Objectives of the blog are - "Article Flood is an initiative taken providing useful and informative articles and contents. Guest Bloggers and Authors are invited to add their articles on almost everything like science, Technology, Travel, Medicines, Health, SEO, Businesses, Beauty Care etc. Please try maintaining the quality here and get maximum exposure to their articles by being promoted. Looking forward for this."

Lets make this a beautiful Article Blog for us. This is just a start. After a few months we are planning to make it bigger. This will be a great site for sure to post your articles. Articles will be live after quality check by the Admin and will be allowed to post a Link in the post body and a link in the Author Bio.

After the recent Panda Update, we felt the need of this blog, to help you reach millions of people. We are promoting this Article Blog on a massive scale. Looking forward for your support.

Thanks & Regards 
In association with seo-trends-tricks.blogspot

Friday, April 22, 2011

Do You Know How Many Products & Services Does Google Have

Not every body knows that Google owns over 60 Products & Services. And not many of us use even half of these products together. According to Alexa - Google Search Engine, Google Mail (Gmail), You Tube and Google Image Search are the top Google products and they also dominates the privilege of being the on the top of Alexa ranking too. 90% of Googlers uses Google only as a Search Engine and of course as a free email service provider.   

Now lets list ll the Google products here. I have not tried and used even half of these products and services.

  1. Google Search & it’s features - Google search is the most popular search engine on the Web.
  2. Blogger - A free blog publishing tool for easily sharing your thoughts with the world.
  3. FeedBurner – Allows bloggers and podcasters to manage their RSS feeds.
  4. Google Ad Planner – A free media planning tool that can help you identify websites your audience is likely to visit so you can make better-informed advertising decisions.
  5. Google AdSense – Place contextual Google ads on your site – and earn money.
  6. Google AdWords - Advertise online and pay only when people click on your ad.
  7. Google Affiliate Network (DoubleClick) - Full-service online marketing company specializing in pay-for-performance media.
  8. Google Alerts - Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic.
  9. Google Analytics (Urchin) - Google Analytics makes it easy to improve your results online.
  10. Google Apps - Software-as-a-service for business email, information sharing and security.
  11. Google Base - Google Base is a place where you can easily submit all types of online and offline content.
  12. Google Blog Search - Blog Search is Google search technology focused on blogs.
  13. Google Bookmarks - Google Bookmarks is an online service that lets you save your favorite sites and attach labels and comments.
  14. Google Book SearchSearch and preview millions of books from libraries and publishers worldwide.
  15. Google Calendar - Keep track of all your life’s important events – birthdays, reunions, little league games, doctor’s appointments – all in one place.
  16. Google Checkout - Buy from stores across the web and track all your orders and shipping in one place.
  17. Google Chrome - A browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.
  18. Google Code - Code is for external developers interested in Google related development.
  19. Google Contacts – Similar to an online address book, the Contact Manager gives you easy access to the people you want to reach.
  20. Google Custom Search Engine & Google Subscribed Links – With Google Custom Search Engine and Subscribed Links, you can create a search engine tailored to your needs and lets you create custom search results that users can add to their Google search pages.
  21. Google Desktop - Search your computer as easily as you search the web with Google.
  22. Google Dictionary - Free online dictionary.
  23. Google Directory - The web organized by topic into categories.
  24. Google DocumentsFree web-based word processor and spreadsheet, which allow you share and collaborate online.
  25. Google Earth & Google Mars - Offers maps and satellite images for complex or pinpointed regional searches.
  26. Google Finance - Offers a broad range of information about stocks, mutual funds, and companies.
  27. Google Friend Connect – Instantly awakens and strengthens the community that visits your site by enriching it with social features.
  28. Google Gears - A Firefox and Internet Explorer extension that allows to navigate on compatible websites offline and synchronize when going back online.
  29. Google Groups - Where groups of people have discussions about common interests.
  30. Google Health - Puts you in charge of your health information.
  31. Google Image Search & Similar Images - The most comprehensive image search on the web. Google Search Images allows you to search for images using pictures rather than words.
  32. Google In QuotesAllows you to find quotes from stories linked to from Google News.
  33. Google Knol - Knol makes it free and easy to create, collaborate on, and publish credible web content.
  34. Google Latitude - See where your friends are on a map.
  35. Google Local Business Center - If you are a business owner Claim your business listing today and let customers find you online!
  36. Google Mail (Gmail) - Gmail is a new kind of webmail, built on the idea that email can be more intuitive, efficient, and useful.
  37. Google Maps & Google Map Maker - Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions. With Map Maker you can edit the map in more than a hundred countries and watch your edits go into Google Maps.
  38. Google Mobile - Upgrade your phone with free Google products.
  39. Google Moderator - A tool that allows distributed communities to submit and vote on questions for talks, presentations and events.
  40. Google News, News Archive Search & Google News Timeline - Aggregated headlines and a search engine of many of the world’s news sources. News archive search provides an easy way to search and explore historical archives. News Timeline is a web application that organizes information chronologically.
  41. Google Notebook (SearchWiki) - With Google Notebook, you can browse, clip, and organize information from across the web in a single online location that’s accessible from any computer.
  42. Google Patents - Search the full text of the U.S. patent corpus and find patents that interest you.
  43. Google Product Search (Froogle) - Presents photographs of products and links to the stores that sell them online.
  44. Google Reader - Web based feed reader to keep up with blogs and news.
  45. Google Scholar - Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles.
  46. Google Sets - Automatically create sets of items from a few examples.
  47. Google Sites - Google Sites is a free and easy way to create and share web pages.
  48. Google SketchUp - Create, modify and share 3D models.
  49. Google Sky - Google Sky includes a number of different ways to explore the universe.
  50. Google Squared – Takes a category and creates a starter ‘square‘ of information, automatically fetching and organizing facts from across the web.
  51. Google Store – Official Google Accessories, Apparel Items, Software, Office Equipment
  52. Google Suggest - As you type your search, Google offers keyword suggestions in real time.
  53. Google Talk - Chat with family and friends over the Internet for free.
  54. Google Toolbar - Internet Explorer and Firefox Toolbar with Google search.
  55. Google TranslateFree online language translation service instantly translates text and web pages.
  56. Google Trends & Google Insights for Search - Compare the world’s interest in your favorite topics. Use Google Insights for Search and see for yourself what the world is searching for.
  57. Google Video - Search and watch millions of videos indexed from all over the web.
  58. Google Wave – Google Wave is a new online communication and collaboration tool.
  59. Google Web Accelerator - Google Web Accelerator works with your browser to help web pages show up in a snap.
  60. Google Web History - Your web history is stored on Google servers, which means that you can view and manage it from any computer.
  61. Google Webmaster Tools - Provides you with detailed reports about your pages’ visibility on Google.
  62. iGoogle - Your personalized Google home page.
  63. Jaiku - Create your own microblog and connect with your friends.
  64. Orkut - Social networking site designed to make your social life more active and stimulating.
  65. Picasa - Helps you organize, edit, and share your photos.
  66. YouTube - Share your videos with friends, family, and the world.
I haven’t included Google WiFi as I’m not from United States. Google WiFi is a free wireless Internet service to the city of Mountain View, California. I know that the list doesn’t end here but I included only the products which I’ve used or have been using. Please let me know if you know any other interesting service from Google so that I can give a try. So, how many Google Products and Services are you using?
The references are  from Wikipedia and Google itself.  and

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

SEO And SMO Should Go Together To Maximize Online Marketing For Increasing The ROI

The term SMO has revolutionized the Search Engine Industry. SMO is meant for increasing the exposure of your business, brand and product. It aims at creating a trust for your  business, brand and product. Whereas, SEO is optimizing your website to reach the top of the ranking in any search engine.

When you are at the top in ranking on any keyword users will click your site and look for the product and services they want. On the other-hand SMO aims at getting maximum business from the people who are in their network through various Social Media Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Stumble Upon etc.

But the new facts of Internet maketing tells that SEO - Search Engine Optimization is not the only responsible for the all the leads and business today. Today users are more inclined towards the search results which are having a social touch with them. Social Network presence are more influencing the people and this is all due to its touch with the people who re around him and who belongs to the society around him. 

But to give it more twist we must run SEO and SMO together. Following points must always be keep in mind while doing a business online:
1. Get in touch with people who are active on Twitter, Facebook and other such big Social Platforms. 
2. Local listing of your business on Google, Yahoo, Bing.
3. Share your presenttions and bideos which shows and talk about your business on nig sites which drive huge traffic like Slideshare, LinkedIn, Facebook, Orkut(though it is dying these days after the arrival of Facebook) and Youtube. The bideos and presentations must tell about your business efficiently.
4. Discuss about your business on Forums, Blogs, Business Networking Sites etc.
5. Get reviews from experts in your business and publish them. Positive reviews are more powerful for your good business nowadays than any other things. Reviews have affected many businesses in the recent months both positibely and negatively.
6. Integrate your website and Blog with Social Media where you have a good credential. It will boost your SEO ranking on the serch engine as well as increase your leads from targeted customers and eventually increasing your market.
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Another Nice List Of Free Directory For Submission

Nice List Of Free Directory For Submission

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Digging The Basic Facts Of SMO-Social Media Optimization

I am a SEO by profession and recently I have joined an Organization where I have been assigned SMO(Social Media Optimization) projects. So basically I am transforming myself into a SEO + Internet Marketing Professional. As a result I really got curious about the SMO thing. I m also curious that can SMO increase the ranking in Search Engine along with increasing the sales and business of the clients. 

As a result of these queries, I have come up with certain valid and good results, which I am going to share on my blog :-
There is one very obvious question that keeps coming in mind that can we really take a lead in Online Marketing by just doing some really good SMO activities. As right now Facebook is really taking the charge in the in SMO arena. Twitter follows and so does other social media sites like Linkedinn, My Space, Digg etc.  

But SMO is not about SEO totally. SEO is about ranking Websites on search engines. But SMO is is all about marketing, making your product, business and brand popular. You want to make it seen among the prospective clients and people. Ultimately you are trying to make some reputation for your brand. 

While working on SMO for your business, you should forget about the LINKS & TRAFFIC. As SMO is about getting known among the people. We focus on – Maximum people should know about your business and brand.  Just focus on making your reputation online, make relevant profiles on Twitter, Facebook, Social News(Digg, Newsvine, Stumbleupon), Blogging on blogger, wordpress, livejournal, typepad etc. 

One thing is very important here is to keep the activities on these Social platforms very regular. If you are not regular you are surely going to lag behind. Irregular posting and writings will create  bad image for you. Think what you feel when you yourself land on someone’s profile and you see there that the last post, update or any kind of event happened a couple of months back. It gives a sense of laziness from the business. 

So keep yourself active, offer something interesting and good on these SMO platforms and you are surely going to take the charge. And ultimately when people will like your brand and business they will visit your Website more often thus increasing a positive and good prospective Traffic to your site.
The post following this post will include some very good SMO resources and tactics that will help you take the front seat in SMO, as I have tried these things personally for my ongoing projects. 

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