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PR update : Sneak peak on backlinks

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The moment is quit near. The pagerank update can take place anytime.Although I expect very few Google Bombs, If you aren't capable of bearing the shocks, Google has updated its backlinks in one of its data servers. And as we all know backlinks dominates in the calculation of Pagerank, you can get a fair bit of hint from your "future" backlinks. To check your ""future" backlink, visit their 72.14.205.100 and enter your site's URL
for eg, link:www.yoursite.com

As far as Webtalks is concerned, we are jumping from 56 backlinks to 828 backlinks.How about that as Webtalks has turned 6 months too.If PR goes as expected, I'm giving away a free copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in a contest soon

Changing Blogger title for Postpages.

In recent, I have changed the title of my blog' home page to Webtalks- Blogging,Online Money Making,Tech Tips wheras the title for Post pages{Itempages}is Post title ~Webtalks. This has given a major boost to my Search Engine rankings.Now the question is How do I have two separate titles for the same blog's homepage and post page.
By default, your Blogger's title on the top left displays your blog title, and if it's in the items page, it'll include your post title as well.eg, Webtalks:Changing Blogger Title for Postpages.By copying the coding from below, you can change the default behavior of the title tag.


Step 1-Goto Blogger Dashboard>>Layout>>Edit Html
Step 2-Backup your template
Step 3-Follow the instructions below
Find this code in your XML template{in header}

<title><data:blog.pagetitle/></title>
Now replace it with
<!-- Start Widget-based: Changing the Blogger Title Tag -->
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == "item&quo…

I can smell the Pagerank update

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Page rank plays a vital role in describing your web site's placement in the web especially for advertising.Page rank is updated aprox. 3 months [more details].Last time it was so on April end.This would be the second update our Webtalks is going to have, in the first one it got a Page rank of 3. While checking around my pagerank in different Google DCs I observed many of them were down possibly hidding the new PR. Currently I can't give you the exact date but make sure you visit Matt Cutt's blog as he is an google employee{Googler} and will provide further information as to when will it begin.You can also perform a quick check around the iwebtool pagerank prediction tool as other tools I noticed were using the same technology.

I can see that Webtalks will get a PR of 4 if all goes well though I was expecting a bit more from it after Google Webmasters back link count showed ~ 4000 links

I'll just scribble down what I'm upto to push my PR from 3 to 4+

Optimizing and pr…

An update on syndication

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It looks like a page rank update is quite near. I'm quite busy updating old/broken links. In that process, I have to update again and again my posts. That may result to a flood of repeated posts in the readers of my current feed.I have a solution for that.I have syndicated a new feed from feedburner which will not publish a post which is updated after it is published.The subscription options are below{though I'll not delete the previous feed,I recommend, you subscribe to the new one to avoid crap}
Looks like not all were in mood of shifting... so I did some cracking work out there a t feedburner and have succeeded to modify the existing one.So no need to change now! You can subscribe to existing feed from below.Those two damn loyal readers who shifted, its my apology to you , you may consider subscribing to the old feed.Thank you
OPTION 1- GET UPDATES IN YOUR INBOX
Enter your email address:
OPTION-2-WITH YOUR FAVOURITE READER
click here to subscribe

OPTION 3- IN YOUR GMAIL INBOX
you…

Adsense referrals 2.0, where the honest earns

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Its been a while since google adsense team have officially anounced for their release of adsense referrals 2.0 to all Adsense publishers. While checking my daily totals a tip in green box came that my account has been upgraded to Adsense Referrals 2.0.

I rushed to it as I was eagerly waiting for it.Why?

Expanded product inventory: While many of you have had success referring one of our Google products, some of you weren't able to find a product that fit the context of your site. Referrals 2.0 offers products from thousands of AdWords advertisers, so you can find the right ads for your sites.

Category and keyword targeting: With thousands of products available, it can be difficult to decide which ads will perform best on your site. That's why we give you the option to refer products by category and keyword. You can narrow down the types of ads you want to display and let AdSense figure out which ones will perform best on your site. Whether you want ads for a specific category, adv…

Money in experiments

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Failure takes you to success. Failure here referred is of my sponsored posts. I have done two them, one by smorty, and another of Fring both have pocketed me 12 $ only. I haven’t yet received a customer from Review Me marketplace, so to give out my blog a bit exposure and also fresh air, I have signed up with Sponsored Reviews .There are many causes that have led me to this decision and I’ll point out a few for youI received less amount from services such as smorty and didn’t receive any from ReviewMe .Limitless Limits
My Review Me price for a sponsored post cannot be decreased below 60$. I think that was too high but for sponsored posts, I can pick my price anywhere between 20$ – 100$ I want “profits”
Payout for review me review is 50% of the total amount whereas for a sponsored reviews review it is set at 65%.Moreover I can bid for the amount below or equal to the settled amountIts Vice Versa
Any Advertiser on Review Me will look for an appropriate blog from their vast, very vast mark…

Review:Aloe Vera Products India

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The winner of our second contest was again Nauzer instead of John Chow {as many thought} because his review came just after my hint.Nauzer as you remember was the winner of our first contest too.. others please gear up


This blog is about Aloe Vera based Health, Nutrition and Beauty Products from ,Forever Living India .Its again a blogger blog and is using one of our 3 column template.The site's homepage is all text and well managed, well done Nauzer! {All text means a very quick loading time}. The site's homepage contains an static title less posts which serves as an introduction to its visitors. How did she do that?

A Blog is like a diary where the newest entry is placed first.Remember you can change the date of your publishing by going to Post options and then changing it.You cahange the year to 2099 as I have done{just example} to make the post a static one at homepage.Similarly, if you want a separate section for links , publish a post dated 5-6 years back {depends on blog a…

Its all in the URL and title

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I recently conducted a small survey across the google searches and concluded some interesting things:

Say we are searching for the most blogged person of 2006 - "Harry Potter"
The first result comes out to be harrypotter.warnerbros.com. Actually harrpotter dot com auto matically redirects you to this site, transferring all of the google juice to it. Interestingly, backlinks for this site according to Google were some 1,340
and the fun is the site ranked #6 for the same query have sum 2,500 backlinks according to Google. Mugglenet dot com is a fan site of Harry Potter and contains the term Harry Potter in its title too.So why is it ranked below Harry Potter dot com?

1.Dont stuff excessive keywords in your title
Stuffing excessive keywords in your homepage may lead the Google Technology to think that the site is targeting many search terms via title eg. Mugglenet besides targetting Harry Potter also targets, Daniel Radcliffe,Emma Watson , Rupert Grint... wheras Harry Potter dot com…

Get your blogger drafted'

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Just when blogger used to sounded boring, blogger has something for impatient bloggers like me, The Blogger in Draft.



Blogger in draft is a special version of Blogger where we try out new features before releasing them to everyone. Think of it as our sandbox, or laboratory, or just “Blogger + new things.” By taking your feedback and looking at what works and what doesn’t, we’ll be able to make features that much better when releasing them to everyone.To enable some of the most cool widgets, you need to log on from draft.blogger.com/draft instead of blogger.com . Don't be scared your posts won't be lost neither would be your template and also when you feel Blogger in Draft is crap, log in back from blogger.com

what will I win?

Some of the most cool widgets like a dynamic poll element {of course adfree) which is already published for regular users too.

A search box powered by Google coop which collects sources from your entire blog and also linked blogs/websites and too is dynamic.


Managing your feeds well

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A web feed is a document (often XML-based) which contains content items with web links to longer versions. News websites and blogs are common sources for web feeds, but feeds are also used to deliver structured information ranging from weather data to "top ten" lists of hit tunes to search results. The two main web feed formats are RSS and Atom.

A {new} blogger blog by default comes integrated with many atom feeds.

Summary: When submitting your blog to blog directories, they always ask for a feed URL. I always used to submit my full RSS feed, and I was surprised to see that in My Blog Catalog neighborhood, there were many members who read my blog feed daily but didn't subscribe to it.
If you want a bit more traffic to your site instead of giving your full feed, you can give summarized feed which comprises of headlines and only some portion of the post and excludes images within posts so visitors who click any one of the headline will reach straight your blog's post. URL…

John Chow - Blog Review

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"Make Money Online" what a keyword targeting tactic! Just because of this keyword john chow dot com receives atleast 150 unique visitors a day that too only from Google

John Chow dot Com is a blog that helps you make money. If you review his blog, he’ll link to it and send you a lot of traffic.

John chow has been recently an internet celebrity not because he earns 12,000$ but he is featured at Leo Laparte.

Google has already issued a yellow penalty card that means has will not be featured on the firt SERP for popular searches just because of his overloading link bait

Interestingly, all other search results for john chow showed that publishers are celebrating when Google penalized him but to the rescue, until he receives a red card from from Google there are 100% chances that he will be back. Infact two of his unique words mogul and ramblings can be found in many blog's description

coming back to the review, John chow dot com was started by john chow to write down all of his …