30 August 2009

How to Add Google Sitemap In Your Blogger (Blogspot)

Basically, A Google Sitemap is an XML file that shows the URLs for a site, which is beneficial to you and Google search engine too. In Google Sitemap, The Google Bot crawls your entire Blog, index the pages of your blog and let you know whether there are any problems when bot try to index it. It also shows, how the pages and their sub pages are linked? Apart from this, I love the one which shows Top search Queries of the blog where you can find the Top keyword of your blog and also at what position they are? That will really help you to optimize your blog. At sitemap you can also see how many backlinks does your blog have? and many more featutres it have....

Recently, Just Today I was chatting with one of my friend on Yahoo Messenger, As he is new in Blogging, he asked me How do i submit my blogger blog in Google sitmap ? I answered simply just go to Google Webmaster submit your site, verify it and also submit it in Google Sitemap. After that he successfully applied his site to Google Webmaster and verified it, But he got the problem with Google Sitemap. He didn't got his URLs indexed. So as he requested me to solve his problem, I began to consider the problem and searching here and there. Then I found the solution for him, which I'am mentioning here in my Article. Below I've mentioned step by step procedure on How to Add Google Sitemap in Your Blogger Blog. So Read it cautiously!

So Ready to get started with Google Webmaster Tools ?

Step 1 : Go to Google Webmaster Tools Website.
You can sign in directly if you already have Google
Account or if you don't have one then create it.

Step 2 : Login to account now and At the middle of your screen in the Add a site box, enter your Blog Url as shown in the image below and click ok.






Now you need to verify the ownership of your blog and confirm that you own the blog. They asks you to verify the blog ownership because as a result they can send you the detailed information and statistics of your blog. So now click "verify this site" link or button.




Next, They will ask you to verify your site by simply making some specific change in your webpage or by uploading a file. Actually there are two ways to verify the site but for bloggers(blogspot) only one way is possible that is by adding Meta tag in your Blog. The Meta tag will look like as shown in the image above. After clicking the verify link select the "add a meta tag" option. Then copy that meta tag, Go to your Blogger dashboard, click on Layout tab, edit html and paste the meta tag in between the head tags. Now save the template.

Step 3 : Then after that again move to your Google webmaster page, click on "Verify" at the bottom (in Google Webmaster account) and there will be a confirmation message saying that you have successfully verified.

Step 4 : Now you have to do the main procedure that is you have to submit a sitemap for google to crawl your site. Go back to the google webmaster dashboard or (home) and click the "site configuration" link which is dropdown to your blog name and click the "submit a sitemap" link or button as shown in the image below.




Step 5 : Next, as you can see in the image above the "sitemap" Url is blank. You might have seen lots of people trying to fill that Url with atom feed or rss feed which is no longer working with Google Sitemap. My friend too tried the same, that's why his blog was not getting indexed by Google Bot. But to fill that Sitemap url I have found some another way with atom feed. Well, simply use the following url as the Sitemap.
atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=1&max-results=100 (If you have up to 100 posts)
And if you have more than 100 articles or posts, then you have to add more sitemaps, after you have already added the previous one, like these:
atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=101&max-results=100 (If you have up to 200 posts)
atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=201&max-results=100 (If you have up to 300 posts)
atom.xml?redirect=false&start-index=301&max-results=100 (If you have up to 400 posts).
Step 6 : That's it my friends, Hopefully now your blog will be indexed very faster depending upon your posting and content by Google bot. You can also recheck it after few days to see the full detail and statistics of your blog like same Top search queries, Crawl error and many more...

Hope you enjoyed reading this article! Thanks!

25 August 2009

How to Detect An Invisible Person On Yahoo Messenger?

Yahoo Messenger is undoubtedly a one of the most popular and oldest online communication tool which serves great instant messaging service to the Internet users. It is very well known for live chat conference. Besides this it has also got attractive features like pc to pc call, live video conferencing, yahoo games and many more.
In Yahoo Messenger there is a great feature where you can change your status to "Invisible to everyone" which will led you to offline but in fact you are online. This Invisible feature is really superb because sometimes you don't want people to bug when you are really busy chatting with your close friends or with any relatives. However, this great feature is of no use now a day. Because there are lot of tricks available on the internet to detect invisible person on Yahoo Messenger.
Okay, sometimes some of your friends who seem to be offline in Yahoo Messenger may not be really offline. They might have kept their status invisible simply to ignore you or they don't mean to talk to you. So to see whether they are really invisible or offline, there is a short trick which will let you know the exact truth.
So are you ready to detect an Invisible Person? Firstly all you have to do is open up your Yahoo Messenger main window. Then choose the name of the person you feel like invisible. After that surely a chat window will open.
On that chat window just below the Menu bar click on IMVironment button. Then select See all IMVironments, Yahoo! Tools or Interactive Fun, and click on Doodle. After loading the Doodle IMVironment there can be two possibilities.
First: Look out the picture below, Yes if the user is really offline, Doodle will show the message as show in the image below.













Second: If the user is Online but showing his status invisible in Yahoo Messenger, Then after few seconds or minutes you should get a blank page shown in the image below. This image shows that the user is actually online and ignoring you or don't mean to talk to you.











There is also another method to detect invisible person on Yahoo Messenger. Just choose a person you want to check. Double click to open the chat window. Now simply invite the person for a voice conference. This can be done by clicking on the "conference" button on the top of the chat window.

On that chat window after clicking the conference button, if you receive the message "voice chat could not be started" then the person is really offline. But if the talk button appears and turns green then that person is online. You should start chatting with that person now.

If you find that above tricks are bit time consumable, then you can try the easy way i.e., detect invisible person on Yahoo Messenger simply by putting yahoo id in following websites:



Note: You might have find many people who are talking about different methods to detect the status of invisible person but believe me, they simply don’t work. Do not install any third party applications on your computer to find invisible person on Yahoo Messenger or any other messenger, as they may contain harmful viruses, spy wares.















20 August 2009

FREE 1 Year F-Secure Internet Security 2010 License Key Worth $59.99

Did you know that the viruses and other malicious threats are growing rapidly through the Internet. A severe infection by that virus can cause you a loss of data, but that is not the biggest loss. The time and money you will spend on it to recover that data can cause you a big loss. Therefore you have to take utmost protection of your personal computers and laptops.

So, Here I am introducing one of the most best selling Internet Security software called F-secure Internet Security 2010 which is the latest one. F-Secure Internet Security 2010 is an excellent safety package, including virus and firewall killer. It provides complete protection against online threats with powerful detection and removal of all types of malicious software. Automatic updates and advanced DeepGuard™ 2.0 cloud computing technology ensure the fastest protection against new threats and viruses. This comprehensive security package also includes a firewall, spam control, rootkit detection and parental control.

Today I just stumbled upon a very fascinating post that you can actually get free 1 year of F-Secure Internet Security 2010 License key. And that is true! The first most thing you have to do is to visit any of the sites mentioned below and download the 2010 version: -

http://download.f-secure.com/estore/fs2010.exe
http://www.chip.de/downloads/F-Secure-Internet-Security-2010_13013086.html
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4339.html?2009-08-07

So, You have downloaded your 2010 version setup file. Now, the only thing you need to do is to register for a free 3 months valid commercial license member at the German F-secure Internet security site which is mentioned below

https://www.f-secure-estore.de/url.php?cnt=chip08

The German F-secure Internet Security registration website is in German language. So, You can’t read German? But no big deal!. Google Translate can help to translate the page for us to easily register as a member. But I've encountered that when you try to translate the url provided above, The Google shows some error. So to get rid of that, all you need to do is to first paste only the domain name of that German Website (https://www.f-secure-estore.de). And after that paste the (url.php?cnt=chip08) in the Google translate address. Hopefully the page shall open now. Fill the form as required as shown in the image below and click send data.Make sure that you provide proper E-mail Address.

After Signing up, Check your email inbox for an eMail containing license key valid for 90 days. Now you can install this short period license key as many times as you want as F-secure doesn't has trial check at all. This just means that the key, which you have received in your email during registration, can be used many times to activate your F-Secure Internet Security 2010. By this way you can extend your 90 days short period full license to one year license. Grab it and start a full one year protection of F-Secure Internet Security 2010. Enjoy!!

You get to save $59.99 from your pocket and also get to use one of the best Internet Security Software. Enjoy using the best Internet security to protect your computer from viruses for the whole year!!

18 August 2009

Free Rapidshare Working Premium Link Generator.

Rapidshare.com is absolutely a renown world's one click largest file hosting site with millions of files stored on its server. It is said that Rapidshare.com is the 16th most visited website worldwide according to the Alexa's three month of rating. You can imagine how often the people use Rapidshare.com !

Okay, Lets proceed to the topic! Have you ever tried to download files from Rapidshare.com as a free user? If you have ever, then you might have encountered that you have to wait for a few seconds, minutes or even hours to download a small piece of files. This is due to the certain limitations and restrictions created by Rapidshare for free users.

So to overcome this limitations you might have attempted a various tricks like renewing your IP address, embedding the javascript, using proxy sites and lots. But this all are of no use at all.

Just recently walking through various forums and blog I've found a very comparatively new site called Rapid8.com which has been started since 24th April 2009 . It is not like other premium link generator sites which comes and lasts for only few couple of weeks and expires. It is four months old, still active and serving the fellows like us. When I first visited the site it took sometimes to load due to the heavy ads and pop ups. But when it fully loaded it works like a charm!

Then I went to it's homepage, I decided to download my most awaited file called winrar pro 3.80 which is a latest version by RARlab. It's a file compressor tool. I simply copied the Rapidshare url/link of winrar pro 3.80 and pasted in the box of homepage and clicked "download" button. After that I had to wait for the download to process, normally 4-5 seconds. When the process got completely finished I found the button named "Begin your download". I just clicked it and I got my file downloaded to my hard drive. This way I found this site very useful and thought to post it here.

Rapid8.com has very good features which makes it very reliable and very trustworthy than others. It has features like: -
  • It converts any Rapidshare link to a premium link for free of cost.
  • Unlimited Download slots everyday.
  • Unlimited parallel downloads
  • It supports Download Managers.
  • Download starts without delays
Besides generating premium link for Rapidshare, Rapid8.com also generates premium link for various popular file hosting sites like Megaupload, Megashares, Hotfile, Easyshare and lots.

So what are you waiting for ? Visit Free Rapidshare Working Premium Link Generator.

16 August 2009

Computer Maintenance Basics (Everyone must know)

Do you know, most of the Computer maintenance and bug fixing can be easily done at home? Yet people are spending money and hire technicians for home computer repair.

You may not realize it, but your computer and your vehicles like car or your motor bikes have something in common: They both need regular maintenance. No, you don't need to change your computer's oil. But you should be updating your software, keeping your Anti virus subscription up to date, and checking for Spy ware. Read on to learn what you can do to help improve your computer's security.

Getting started

Here are some basics maintenance tasks you can do today to start improving your computer's security. Be sure you make these part of your ongoing maintenance as well.

* Sign up for software update e-mail notices. Many software companies will send you e-mail whenever a software update is available. This is particularly important for your operating system, your Anti virus program, and your Firewall.
* Register your software. If you still have registration forms for existing software, send them in. And be sure to register new software in the future. This is another way for the software manufacturer to alert you when new updates are available.
* Install software updates immediately.
When you get an update notice, download the update immediately and install it. (Remember, downloading and installing are two separate tasks.)
An ounce of prevention

A few simple steps will help you keep your files safe and clean.

* Step 1: Update your software
* Step 2: Backup your files
* Step 3: Use antivirus software and keep it updated
* Step 4: Change your passwords

Developing ongoing maintenance practices

Now that you've done some ground work, it's time to start moving into longer term maintenance tasks. These are all tasks that you should do today (or as soon as possible) to get started. But for best results, make these a part of a regular maintenance schedule. We recommend setting aside time each week to help keep your computer secure.

* Back up your files. Backing up your files simply means creating a copy of your computer files that you can use in the event the originals are lost. (Accidents can happen.) To learn more read our tips for backing up information.

* Scan your files with up to date antivirus software. Use your antivirus scan tool regularly to search for potential computer viruses and worms. Also, check your antivirus program's user manual to see if you can schedule an automatic scan of your computer. To learn more, read our tips for reducing your virus risk.

* Change your passwords. Using the same password increases the odds that someone else will discover it. Change all of your passwords regularly (we recommend monthly) to reduce your risk. Also, choose your passwords carefully. To learn more, read our tips for creating stronger passwords.

Making a schedule

One of the best ways to help protect your computer is to perform maintenance regularly. To help you keep track, we suggest making a regular "appointment" with your computer. Treat it like you would any other appointment. Record it in your date book or online calendar, and if you cannot make it, reschedule. Remember, you are not only helping to improve your computer, you are also helping to protect your personal information.

Ok that's it my friend. Now You may Hopefully keep your computer well maintained.

What exactly the Google Adsense Is ?

A great way to find out all the details about Google Adsense is to read the following article.

If you don't know what exactly the Google Adsense is ? Then you have been living under a rock. This Google Adsense is a type of Money maker which is pretty much a must have if you want to make money from your blog. Google display simple text and image ads on your blog that are targeted to what you are writing about? Google has been a regular money maker for my blog.

If you look back at the Internet few years back, you will come to know that advertising was done in a very similar way to that sort of media like television, or more like what you see in a newspaper.

You would enter a site, and in some location you would get to see a banner (often these were quite numerous and very large), which would present and ad for whatever company was paying for ads on your space. But there was one problem with this kind of advertising. It really wasn't exploiting the fact that the adds weren't in some newspaper, but were instead presented over the Internet.

You've probably noticed a lot of things like this over the pages you've browsed. You're looking at an on-line shop, looking for a watch but you get a banner that advertises a car. While you might, at some later point want to buy a car, right now you're looking for a watch and it would have surely been nice if the banner were advertising a watch, because then you would have probably clicked it.

Well that's also what the folks at Google thought of, so they came up with a killer idea. This is known as Google AdSense, and it's known as a targeted advertising program.

What you do (as a web designer / website owner) is, instead of jumping through hoops to get some banner on your site that your visitors won't even care about, is you just allocate some region of the screen.

You then sign up for the Google AdSense program, you insert a small piece of code in your web page and Google ensures that in the location you specify, a banner will appear, presenting ads relevant to the contents of your site. It's very easy for Google to do this because Google is a search engine company. It looks for the key words in your page, searches a database of websites to find the ones related to whatever is on your page and present a targeted ad.

You (the webmaster) get a revenue for each visitor that clicks on an adsense banner on your site. Now that's bound to happen more often then with a traditional banner because people are actually interested in what's in that banner (otherwise, they wouldn't be on your page would they?).But, this also does wonders for the people who want to advertise. And it's because of the same reason. The greatest thing about Google AdSense is that all the content in a banner is relevant.

This relevancy is the key to the programs success, and also the reason why everyone remains happy. The advertiser has a relevantly placed advert, the publisher earns money from their content and Google take their cut. Of course, as always, Google has set some high standards for its AdSense program, in terms of looks and functionality. You can't have more than two such banners on your website and Google only inserts text in these banners.

So an extra benefit is that AdSense advertising is a lot less obtrusive then regular advertising. But this also means you should position the banner better because it's possible that visitors might miss it altogether.

So in the end, Google AdSense is an advertising program that is unique because the ads are relevant to the content on the site. Anyone that wants to advertise pays Google for it. Anyone who wants to place ads on their site does this through AdSense, getting paid by Google in the process.

All transactions are run through Google, and the advertisers and publishers get access to statistics which help them to understand and moderate the effectiveness of their campaign.

The whole process is elegant, simple and effective from anyone in the chain, from site visitors to advertisers, and it's one of the reasons Google are known for their innovation and new thinking.

Thanks a lot! for reading this article, I hope you found this information useful and to of great use.

14 August 2009

Your Hidden Files and Folders aren't visible ? Here's The Solution!!!

Okay friends, Your hidden files and folders aren't visible even if you go to the folder options and explicitly enable it by checking "show hidden files". This problem occurs frequently because your computer is infected by some viruses or malicious script which may come from USB sticks, or from some other sources.

Just recently My computer got infected by some viruses and I got the same problem. However I anyhow managed to find the solution to overcome this issue through some research in internet. And thought to post it here.

So here's the Solution:-


The First and foremost thing that you have to do is to check that you have enabled the Show hidden files and folder or not.

1. Go to Tools > Folder options. This will show a folder options menu.

2. Go to View tab and select the optionShow hidden files and folder

The hidden files and folders are displayed by this method normally. But in case if some viruses or malicious script is preventing the hidden files and folders from being visible, follow the below steps:

1. Go to Start --> Run, then type Regedit
Regedit is the Soul of your computer, So mostly several type of viruses or malicious script try to attack it first.

2. Then after Navigate to the registry folder HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL

3. Find a key called CheckedValue.

4. Double Click CheckedValue key and modify it to 1. This is to show all the hidden files. That's it!

Now I'm sure that the problem will get fixed. Try going again to folder options and checking by "show hidden files". Now the files and folders that you were trying to access will get visible.

Thanks!

13 August 2009

How to Search ebooks using Google ?

Google has some powerful search feature, fantastic potential and indexes to narrow down the results for you to find whatever you are after on the internet. So you will be able to easily find free ebooks, download mp3s, programs and many more.

As here we are mainly focusing to search ebooks only using Google search engine, all other tricks like searching mp3, programs shall be discussed later.
You will mostly find the main ebook format in .pdf extension, but ebooks also have .doc, .chm and even .txt extension. So we will have to include all extension which a normal eb00ks have. But unfortunately some ebooks are packed with .zip or .rar extension for which we would probably have to include zip and rar extension as well to your search.

To search for an ebooks perhaps try the following: -

Go to Google's search page and use the following criteria in the search dialog

intitle:index.of? file extension Name of item

e.g. intitle:index.of? pdf photoshop

This will hopefully give you a listing of all websites that Google has cached that contain references to files in PDF format that are published under photoshop.

I sometime also use the below mentioned trick in Google

+("index of") +("/ebooks"|"/book") +(chm|pdf|doc|zip|rar) +photoshop

or

allinurl: +(rar|chm|doc|zip|pdf|tgz) photoshop

Hopefully this all above mentioned tricks will work perfectly for you as it worked for me.
Enjoy!!!

09 August 2009

Click Fraud

Click fraud is a type of Internet crime that occurs in pay per click online advertising when a person, automated script or computer program imitates a legitimate user of a web browser clicking on an ad, for the purpose of generating a charge per click without having actual interest in the target of the ad's link. Click fraud is the subject of some controversy and increasing litigation due to the advertising networks being a key beneficiary of the fraud.

If you're using AdWords or AdSense you must have heard about an emerging practice in the underworld of computing called "click fraud". But what exactly is click fraud and how is it accomplished?

Well AdSense uses a payment mechanism that awards a certain amount of money to a publisher (someone who holds an AdSense banner on their page) every time a person clicks on the said banner. So click fraud is the attempt to have people clicking the ads just so that they can earn a greater income.

There are people setting up sites for the sole purpose of fraudulently generating revenue through Google's AdSense program. These users achieve an incredible number of clicks through many methods, some complex and sophisticated and some rudimentary and simple.

One of the most complex is through the use of so called "hitbots". These are automated programs who emulate clicking the links in AdSense banners (there are some that actually click the banners as well).

Google's AdSense protection scheme is by no means perfect and nearly anyone can find the details of surmounting the protection mechanism, ironically just by doing a Google search.

Another, more rudimentary method is to hire a lot of people in a poor country to click the links on your site. This means these people will actually sit all day and just click links so you can earn a fortune. They come from very poor countries like India, and they're prepared to do so for just $0.50 an hour.

Of course, there's a problem with this mechanism. Once Google receives a large number of clicks from a single address, the address and the site that had the AdSense banner will be banned, and the illicit behavior might even get the fraudster sued.

To prevent this from happening, many people use a large number of proxy servers for the purpose of clicking. These are basically trojans, located on computers throughout the world (though mostly in the US). What's even more daunting is that these clicks will appear to originate from an actual computer so such scams are really hard to detect.

And don't think this happens only in isolated instances. There is a great deal of illegal activity in this domain.

In fact there's so much that if search engine companies don't increase their security with such programs as AdSense, such criminal behavior could become more become even more damaging.

Google has a very strict policy regarding click fraud, and it has sued those employing such techniques in the past. But while the search engine giant tries its best to minimize the risk of click fraud there's certainly room for a lot of improvement.

It is estimated that more then 20% of the clicks that follow an AdSense link are just done in order to get money from the person paying for the ad. Some people believe the number of fraudulent clicks to be even twice as large.

There are a great deal more schemes involving click fraud, such as groups of AdSense publishers clicking each other's links (which is referred to as "clicking rings", or spamming people so that they click such links.

Despite Google still holding click fraud on a leash, the phenomenon is certainly raising concerns for the advertisers on AdWords, but despite this advertising with Google's AdSense still remains more profitable for the advertiser, as opposed to traditional untargeted advertising schemes.

There are some means of protection against such schemes and all advertisers should be savvy enough to employ them. Many advertisers choose to avoid the content network all together for fear of click fraud.

08 August 2009

How to Open Microsoft Office 2007 files in Older Versions of Office?

Microsoft Office 2007 (officially called 2007 Microsoft Office System) is undoubtedly a necessary software suite for home, offices, and various other fields providing tools, templates, presentations and more to help you and get things done in a better way and easier. There are basically two ways to open Microsoft office 2007 files. One is the Harder way and another is the easier way.

So first one is the harder way, Around on January 30, 2007, Microsoft released a new version of its Office package, called Microsoft Office 2007. With this package of Microsoft Office 2007, they introduced a new set of file formats .xlsx, .pptx, and .docx, which are all not compatible with previous Microsoft Office versions like office 2003, 2000, etc. If somebody sends you a Word 2007 document through mail or some other way and you use older versions of Microsoft Word , an error message occurs. So to get rid of this error message, I've found a fix called Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats which can be find here

The above Micrsoft Office plugins enables you to Open, edit, and save documents, workbooks, and presentations in older versions of Microsoft Office 2000, 2003, or XP without any work on your part. Just make sure that your office has the latest Service Pack installed - either SP3 for Office 2000 and XP, or SP1 for Office 2003. Please take a special care to read the overview on that page.

Note: If you use Microsoft Word 2000 or Microsoft Word 2002 to read or write documents containing complex scripts, please see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925451 for information to enable Word 2007 documents to be displayed correctly in your version of Word.

Ok friends, Here is an easier way. If you feel that the above method is complicated for you and you just need to convert just a single .docx file, get your mouse over docx-converter.com. Simply, Upload your file, select your preferred format (.doc is just one choice), and enter your email address. In a moment, you should get a note containing a link to download the converted file. It’s a free service. So enjoy it!

I hope that you enjoyed reading this article!