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Thursday, May 26, 2011

SEVEN Surefire Ways To Increase Your Traffic Starting Yesterday


Internet. Business. Profit. To fully integrate all of these words into asuccessful merging you will need another word. Traffic. Every article you will find about making your site or company successful would always include the importance of generating traffic.
So, we all know that in the core of it all, traffic is the most essential thing to a successful internet based business company. Aside from ensuring that you have a great product to sell, and you have your company’s internal organization well taken core of, it would be time to get to the nitty gritty of things, generating traffic.

If you already have a site and you want think that you're not getting the traffic that you're supposed to be getting, then its time to reconsider. If you are contending in these very competitive business, you should always be a step ahead of your competition, increasing your traffic flow should have been done starting yesterday.
Timing is essential, that’s an old adage known to everyone. But with generating traffic, you should always be on your toes and be a day ahead of everyone. Never think of today and tomorrow as a starting point for making your site traffic laden, it should always have been yesterday.
To help you out in generating more traffic for your site, here are some seven surefire ways to increase your traffic starting from yesterday.


1) Invest in good advertising with search engines
Google’s Adwords and Yahoo’s Overture provide great advertising schemes that are very truly popular and assures great traffic. Although with this surefire way to increase your traffic would cost some money. While some would shy away from spending money to increase traffic, it is imperative in this case to do so because Adwords and Overture is the top surefire way to increase your traffic.
You could see for yourself the success this search engine advertising methods have reaped rewards for so many companies. Lots of site feature these advertising system and many have signed on to reap the benefits. Do not be left behind. Every penny is worth it with using Google and Yahoo’s advertising.


2) Exchange or Trade Links with other sites
With exchanging links with other sites, both of you will benefit from the efforts both of you do to enhance your sites traffic. When one site features another sites link, they could provide one another with the traffic one site generates. The efforts are doubly beneficial because it would seem like both of you are working to generate more traffic. The more links traded with more sites the more traffic could be expected.


3) Use Viral Marketing 
Viral marketing allows you to spread the word about your company and product without any costs or if ever low costs only. This is a marketing method that can be quite sneaky; you can attach your company’s name, product or link to a certain media such as a funny video, entertaining game, an interesting article or a gossip or buzz. With this method, people get infected with the creativity and entertainment of the medium that they will pass it on to many people.


4) Search and use proper keywords or keyword phrases for your sites content
Search engines look for certain keywords that they would show in their results page. In doing so, having the right keyword and keyword phrase is a high requirement in ranking in high in search engine results. You could write your own content or you could hire someone to do it for you.


5) Write Articles that can lead traffic to your site
Submit articles to sites that would contain the same subject that your site deals in. If you sell car parts write press releases and articles about cars and car parts. Attach your sites description and services at the end of the article as well as the link.


6) Join forums and form online communities
Capture a market and show your expertise and credibility. When you found a good foundation for your site, people will trust you and your site and will pass on to many people their trust. Traffic will certainly increase because they know that you can provide what they need.


7) Lastly, Offer newsletters. 
If many people know what you are about and your existence is shared with many others, you will find a loyal traffic that can provide you with more traffic by recommendation. If you arouse the curiosity of your customers they would be pushed to help you with your traffic.

Repair Your Windows PC With System Restore


Have you ever wanted a do-over? Ever wished that you could just erase the day and pretend it never happened? Well, human time travel still exists only in science fiction, so you'll have to wait for theoretical physicists to figure out how to make it work--but your Windows PC can do something similar right now with System Restore.


What Is System Restore?
In a number of situations, going back in time offers a simple and effective means of troubleshooting and repair. Perhaps on a whim you open a dubious file attachment, and your PC starts acting funky. Or maybe you install the latest driver update for your Webcam, only to find that your wireless adapter no longer functions. In these situations and more, System Restore can return your Windows PC to proper working order.
You can find System Restore under System Properties.System Restore is a feature in Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP that lets you roll back the system state to a previous point in time. It lets you undo changes to the Windows system without altering personal files.
System Restore automatically creates restore points both regularly and prior to system-changing events, such as when you apply Windows updates or install new software. The restore points contain information about the Registry settings and other Windows system state information that existed at that point in time. You can also manually create restore points.
When you use System Restore to revert to a previous restore point, the operation undoes system changes such as new drivers and applications, but documents, spreadsheets, e-mail messages, and other data files remain untouched. Personal data should survive the System Restore, but you'll have to reinstall any programs that you installed after the chosen restore point. Conversely, you'll have to re-uninstall software that you removed after the restore point.

Creating a Restore Point

Think of System Restore as your personal time machine.Since System Restore automatically creates restore points periodically, you shouldn't have any trouble finding an available restore point from a point in time prior to when your problem began. System Restore generally creates restore points before installing new software or updates, but there is no guarantee that it will do so.
System Restore saves between one and three weeks' worth of past restore points. The number of saved restore points depends on how you use your computer and how much hard-drive space is available for storing restore-point information.
To be safe, you can manually create a restore point to mark a specific point in time--for instance, to establish a known-good state before making changes to the system or installing new software.

How to Set Up Windows Restore

1. Click Start.
2. Right-click Computer, and select Properties.
Make sure that you're ready before you start a restore process.3. In the left pane, select Advanced System Settings.
4. On the System Properties console, select the System Protection tab.
5. At the bottom, where the text reads 'Create a restore point right now for the drives that have system protection turned on', click the Create button.
6. Give the restore point a name that you can easily associate with this point in time in case you need to recall it later.
7. Click Create, and the restore point will be saved.

Using System Restore

If your Windows system starts acting wonky, it may be time to put System Restore to work. Maybe Windows is running slower than normal, or you notice bizarre or funky behavior. Perhaps a recent driver or update didn't agree with your PC, or your Windows system became infected or compromised in some way. Whatever the reason, here's how to go back to a time when the problem didn't exist.
You can choose from among various points in time.1. Click StartAll ProgramsAccessoriesSystem ToolsSystem Restore (or type System Restore in the Windows 7 search field).
2. The opening window of System Restore will display a brief description of its function and explain that personal files won't be affected but recently installed software might be. Click Next.
3. Choose a restore point, preferably the most recent one that is far enough back to undo whatever is ailing your PC. If you need to go back even farther, click the show more restore points box. Once you've selected the restore point you want, click Next.
4. System Restore displays information about the selected restore point and asks you to confirm that you want to revert to that exact time.
5. A link under the box in the middle of the window says 'Scan for affected program'. Click this link to display a list of software that you may need to install or uninstall again following the System Restore operation.
Prepare to wait while System Restore performs its reversion.6. Click Finish to start the System Restore process and revert to the chosen restore point.
7. System Restore warns you that you can't interrupt the process once it starts, and offers you one last opportunity to abort.
Next, the PC shuts down and reboots. During the boot process System Restore will work its magic and return the PC to the Windows system state of the selected restore point. When theprocess is complete, Windows will start up as normal and display a message notifying you that the System Restore process was successful.


Undo Your System Restore

Sometimes reverting to a chosen restore point doesn't solve the problem; it may even cause more problems than you had before. If you don't like the state of the Windows system after running the System Restore process, you aren't stuck with it. If an issue arises during restoration and the process fails, System Restore will automatically reverse any changes and return the computer to the state it started in.

1. Click StartAll ProgramsAccessoriesSystem Tools,System Restore (or type System Restore in the Windows 7 search field).You can reverse a successful restoration by taking the following steps:
Confirm the time of the restore point before moving forward.2. After having completed a System Restore, the program disoplays a different window of text. It offers you the option of undoing the recently completed System Restore, or of choosing a different restore point.
3. To where you started, select Undo System Restore, and clickNext.
4. System Restore will present the same confirmation screen and warnings as before. Follow the same steps as you did to initiate a System Restore, and this time your system will return to its original dysfunctional state.

Not a Cure-All

System Restore is an awesome tool. Usually, you don't need to know or care what the underlying problem is. As long as you know that a problem exists now that didn't exist yesterday, you can use System Restore to revert to the Windows system state from yesterday, and voilĂ ! Instead of wasting time with potentially painstaking troubleshooting, you just get the problem fixed.
The time-traveling magic of System Restore won't work for all situations, however. Remember, System Restore deals only with applications and the Windows system state--not with personal files. So, if you delete the only photo you have of your child learning to ride a bike, or if your only copy of your doctoral dissertation gets corrupted, or if you accidentally sent an e-mail slamming your boss to your boss, you're still out of luck.
Who says there's no going back?For photos and documents, the answer lies in performing regular periodic backups. It's also just as important that you store the backup securely, preferably in a location where it won't be destroyed along with the original data if a fire or natural disaster occurs. Or you can use a disaster-proof drive, such as the ones offered by ioSafe.
As for the e-mail snafu with your boss, technology won't save you. Apologize profusely and, in the future, exercise caution before hitting Send.

Windows 8 Is Coming in 2012 : Ballmer


Microsoft's next version of the Windows operating system, dubbed Windows 8, will debut in 2012, company CEO Steve Ballmer said Monday.
Ballmer made the announcement in Tokyo, speaking to an audience of software developers. Observers had been expecting the next version of Windows next year, but this is the first time that the company has officially confirmed the 2012 date. Ballmer told the developers, "as we look forward to the next generation of Windows systems, which will come out next year, there's a whole lot more coming," according to a transcript of his speech posted to Microsoft's website.

"As we progress through the year, you ought to expect to hear a lot about Windows 8. Windows 8 slates, tablets, PCs, a variety of different form factors," he added.
This is also the first time Microsoft has officially confirmed the Windows 8 name.
A 2012 release date would put Windows 8 about three years behind Windows 7, which came out in July 2009. Microsoft expects to sell more than 350 million copies of Windows 7 this year, and the company has traditionally relied on new versions of its operating system to spur sales.
The OS is expected to have an updated user interface and will support low-power ARM chips, a move designed to give Microsoft a fighting chance in the emerging tablet computing market.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Modern Warfare 3 gameplay trailer revealed, 8th November release date confirmed


A new trailer showing off some Modern Warfare 3 gameplay is out in the wild, showing action across countries, from America to England to France. The trailer, found on the Call of Duty site, is a montage of various cutscenes, and a few gameplay shots.


Last but not least, is the WW3 text at the end of the trailer, which quickly switches to MW3 – it seems events from MW2 were enough to escalate the conflict to the next world war. With the trailer, the release date has also been confirmed as November 8, 2011, across major platforms.Graphics look good, almost at par with Crysis 2 with what can be seen, a definite improvement over 2009’s MW2. It also looks like damageable environments, like Battlefield 3, will feature prominently. Gameplay seems to include some new modes, with swimming, and vehicles such as rafts and even submarines coming into play. Also seen are some rappelling moves in the roof-top sections.

Apple iPhone 4 to arrive in India by May 27, with Airtel and Aircel


After various announcements, the last of which was more than a month and a half ago, operatorsAirtel and Aircel are finally making good on their claims of bringing the iPhone 4 to India. The duo will be launching it by May 27, or Friday, almost a year after it was launched in the United States, last June. So far, only Aircel has revealed pricing, and as expected, it has a slight premium attached.


The 16GB Apple iPhone 4 will retail for Rs. 34,500, and, the 32GB version will retail for Rs. 40,900. A requisite bumper, to avoid the ‘death grip’, will be charged for separately. This news fortunately is not too confusing for potential customers, as at that price, there are plenty of other phones with better specs, including the just-launched Samsung Galaxy S II, available for around Rs. 33,000.
Customers opting for a new connection will get a micro SIM for the device, and we expect some provision from the operators to help cut SIM cards for existing customers. We were hoping the iPhone 4 would launch with some sort of contract, enabling customers to buy it at a lower price. Aircel has come up with some plans, but we aren’t too sure they will entice customers.

Aircel postpaid customers will be able to get the phone for “free” in the Premium Money Back plan, by paying up front, and then availing voice and data plans that are equal to the phone’s value, valid for 24 months. The Advantage Money Back plan is the same thing, at half the phone’s value and for one year validity. Let us hope Airtel comes up with better plans.

Samsung Galaxy S II launches in India, priced at Rs. 32,890


It has finally happened, and no later than expected – the Samsung Galaxy S II (16GB) is officially on its way to India. It is destined for shelves with a June 10 retail release date and Rs. 32,890 price tag, and can be pre-ordered now. The Galaxy S II can however be procured a week earlier, if you go the Vodafone way…having scored an exclusive launch deal, Vodafone will be offering the Samsung Galaxy S II online at the same Rs. 32,890 price tag, from June 3.

What’s pleasantly surprising is the almost modest price of the Galaxy S II, a phone that can rest easy with the expectations of being Samsung’s flagship handheld. Endowed with specs more than sufficient to take on any competitor in the market (definitely, the more expensive Indian iPhone 4), we’re glad a top-end premium was not stuck onto this product. Elsewhere, a high price was one of the few cons in a long list of positive reviews of the product.


Salient features of this Android 2.3 Gingerbread include a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus 480x800 display, a dual-core 1.2GHz Exynos processor with a Mali 400 GPU, 8MP camera 1080p HD video recording, and 16GB of inbuilt storage for the base model. For more detailed specs of the Galaxy S II, refer to our previous coverage.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The 101 Most Useful Websites......


Useful Websites Worth a Bookmark!
The sites mentioned below, well most of them, solve at least one problem really well and they all have simple web addresses (URLs) that you can easily learn by heart thus saving you a trip to Google.


01. www.screenr.com – record movies of your desktop and send them straight to YouTube. 
02. www.bounceapp.com – for capturing full length screenshots of web pages. 
03. www.goo.gl – shorten long URLs and convert URLs into QR codes. 
04. www.untiny.me – find the original URLs that's hiding behind a short URLs. 
05. www.localti.me – know more than just the local time of a city 
06. www.copypastecharacter.com – copy special characters that aren't on your keyboard. 
07. www.topsy.com – a better search engine for twitter. 
08. www.fb.me/AppStore – search iOS app without launching iTunes. 
09. www.iconfinder.com – the best place to find icons of all sizes. 
10. www.office.com – download templates, clipart and images for your Office documents. 
11. www.woorank.com – everything you wanted to know about a website. 
12. www.virustotal.com – scan any suspicious file or email attachment for viruses. 
13. www.wolframalpha.com – gets answers directly without searching  - see more wolfram tips. 
14. www.printwhatyoulike.com – print web pages without the clutter. 
15. www.joliprint.com – reformats news articles and blog content as a newspaper. 
16. www.isnsfw.com – when you wish to share a NSFW page but with a warning. 
17. e.ggtimer.com – a simple online timer for your daily needs. 
18. www.coralcdn.org – if a site is down due to heavy traffic, try accessing it through coral CDN. 
19. www.random.org – pick random numbers, flip coins, and more. 
20. www.mywot.com – check the trust level of any website - example. 
21. www.viewer.zoho.com – Preview PDFs and Presentations directly in the browser. 
22. www.tubemogul.com – simultaneously upload videos to YouTube and other video sites. 
23. www.truveo.com – the best place for searching web videos. 
24. www.scr.im – share you email address online without worrying about spam. 
25. www.spypig.com – now get read receipts for your email. 
26. www.sizeasy.com – visualize and compare the size of any product. 
27. www.whatfontis.com – quickly determine the font name from an image. 
28. www.fontsquirrel.com – a good collection of fonts – free for personal and commercial use. 
29. www.regex.info – find data hidden in your photographs – see more EXIF tools. 
30. www.tineye.com – this is like an online version of Google Googles. 
31. www.iwantmyname.com – helps you search domains across all TLDs. 
32. www.tabbloid.com – your favorite blogs delivered as PDFs. 
33. www.join.me – share you screen with anyone over the web. 
34. www.onlineocr.net – recognize text from scanned PDFs and images – see other OCR tools. 
35. www.flightstats.com - Track flight status at airports worldwide. 
36. www.wetransfer.com – for sharing really big files online. 
37. www.pastebin.com – a temporary online clipboard for your text and code snippets. 
38. www.polishmywriting.com – check your writing for spelling or grammatical errors. 
39. www.awesomehighlighter.com – easily highlight the important parts of a web page. 
40. www.typewith.me – work on the same document with multiple people. 
41. www.whichdateworks.com – planning an event? find a date that works for all. 
42. www.everytimezone.com – a less confusing view of the world time zones. 
43. www.warrick.cs.odu.edu – you'll need this when your bookmarked web pages are deleted. 
44. www.gtmetrix.com – the perfect tool for measuring your site performance online. 
45. www.imo.im - chat with your buddies on Skype, Facebook, Google Talk, etc. from one place. 
46. www.translate.google.com – translate web pages, PDFs and Office documents. 
47. www.youtube.com/leanback – enjoy a never ending stream of YouTube videos in full-screen. 
48. www.similarsites.com – discover new sites that are similar to what you like already. 
49. www.wordle.net – quick summarize long pieces of text with tag clouds. 
50. www.bubbl.us – create mind-maps, brainstorm ideas in the browser. 
51. www.kuler.adobe.com – get color ideas, also extract colors from photographs. 
52. www.followupthen.com – setup quick reminders via email itself. 
53. www.lmgtfy.com – when your friends are too lazy to use Google on their own. 
54. www.tempalias.com – generate temporary email aliases, better than disposable email. 
55. www.pdfescape.com – lets you can quickly edit PDFs in the browser itself. 
56. www.faxzero.com – send an online fax for free – see more fax services. 
57.www.feedmyinbox.com – get RSS feeds as an email newsletter. 
58. www.isendr.com – transfer files without uploading to a server. 
59. www.tinychat.com – setup a private chat room in micro-seconds. 
60. www.privnote.com – create text notes that will self-destruct after being read. 
61. www.flightaware.com – live flight tracking service for airports worldwide. 
62. www.boxoh.com – track the status of any shipment on Google Maps – alternative. 
63. www.chipin.com – when you need to raise funds online for an event or a cause. 
64. www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com – find if your favorite website is offline or not? 
65. www.example.com – this website can be used as an example in documentation. 
66. www.whoishostingthis.com – find the web host of any website. 
67. www.google.com/history – found something on Google but can't remember it now? 
68. www.errorlevelanalysis.com – find whether a photo is real or a photoshopped one. 
69. www.google.com/dictionary – get word meanings, pronunciations and usage examples. 
70. www.urbandictionary.com – find definitions of slangs and informal words. 
71. www.seatguru.com – consult this site before choosing a seat for your next flight. 
72. www.sxc.hu – download stock images absolutely free. 
73. www.zoom.it – view very high-resolution images in your browser without scrolling. 
74. www.wobzip.org – unzip your compressed files online. 
75. www.vocaroo.com – record your voice with a click. 
76. www.scribblemaps.com – create custom Google Maps easily. 
77. www.buzzfeed.com – never miss another Internet meme or viral video. 
78. www.alertful.com – quickly setup email reminders for important events. 
79. www.encrypted.google.com – prevent your ISP and boss from reading your search queries. 
80. www.formspring.me – you can ask or answer personal questions here. 
81. www.snopes.com – find if that email offer you received is real or just another scam. 
82. www.typingweb.com – master touch-typing with these practice sessions. 
83. www.mailvu.com – send video emails to anyone using your web cam. 
84. www.ge.tt – quickly send a file to someone, they can even preview it before downloading. 
85. www.timerime.com – create timelines with audio, video and images. 
86. www.stupeflix.com – make a movie out of your images, audio and video clips. 
87. www.aviary.com/myna – an online audio editor that lets record, and remix audio clips online. 
88. www.noteflight.com – print music sheets, write your own music online (review). 
89. www.disposablewebpage.com – create a temporary web page that self-destruct. 
90. www.namemytune.com – when you need to find the name of a song. 
91. www.homestyler.com – design from scratch or re-model your home in 3d. 
92. www.snapask.com – use email on your phone to find sports scores, read Wikipedia, etc. 
93.www.teuxdeux.com – a beautiful to-do app that looks like your paper dairy. 
94. www.livestream.com – broadcast events live over the web, including your desktop screen. 
95. www.bing.com/images – automatically find perfectly-sized wallpapers for mobiles. 
96. www.historio.us – preserve complete web pages with all the formatting. 
97. www.dabbleboard.com – your virtual whiteboard. 
98. www.whisperbot.com – send an email without using your own account. 
99. www.sumopaint.com – an excellent layer-based online image editor. 
100. www.lovelycharts.com – create flowcharts, network diagrams, sitemaps, etc. 
101. www.nutshellmail.com – Get your Facebook and Twitter streams in your inbox.