Google’s penguin updates are really having an impact on genuine web sites. This own blog is just a one of those. Some day on last November, traffic dropped overnight about 50% and I’m seeing a strong decline since then. You might guess that I deserve it, well no I never purchased links or never went after building links manually. I always believed that the content is the king and if you write genuine and unique content your readers will link your content everywhere and you will get quality links automatically. 100% of links to this blog were achieved that way. And yet Google has penalized my web site and I have tried contacting them with reconsideration request but their answer was Continue reading →
If you mostly rely on the search engine traffic on your web site, you might be regularly searching for new ways to increase the traffic flow by following new search engine optimization techniques and such. As a blogger I would like to get higher positions on Google search to maximize the visitors and keyword targeting is the best way to do that. I have recently discovered about HitTail, which is basically a advanced, keyword suggestions and tracking tool. HitTail offers a free trial to try out their service and I decided to give it a try to see what it can do for me. Continue reading →
According to the head of Google’s web spam team Matt Cutts, Penguin 2.0 update has been rolled out on 22nd of this month. I have wrote about it 4 days before it went live. These updates sometimes takes time to come in to the effect worldwide and you should be seeing changes now if Google Panda 2.0 affected your web site.
Personally for me I’m seeing a slight traffic drop after 25th of this month and it can be related to this update. Google is normally not announcing about their constant updates to the masses but this time Matt Cutts announced about the update early and as soon as it rolled out. Nice to see Google is actually willing to inform webmasters about their changes because in past these updates happened without informing anyone and we couldn’t ever know what caused our traffic to drop. Continue reading →
If you are a Linux newbie and if you are used to Amazon EC2 or any other VPS control panels, Google Compute Engine terminal system will be confusing for you. Google Compute Engine uses Google’s own tool called gcutil tool to manage Compute Engine and its resources. Not only using it but configuring it is bit hard for the newbies. And you wont ever need that if you are just running one or few VMs and not going to unleash the total abilities of Compute Engine.
There is no way to set a root password’s on VM’s from the Console like you do on control panels like SolusVM but you can use SSH keys to access the terminal without ever touching gcutils. Here’s how to do it, Continue reading →
Google has announced immediate availability of Google Compute Engine to the general public at the Google IO 2013. Google Compute Engine is Google’s answer to the Amazon EC2 and other cloud platforms and it lets you to run virtual machines just like Ec2 with multiple configuration options. Compute Engine instances are based on KVM virtualization whereas EC2 is based on XEN. I have decided to signup and see whats inside
Signup page is here and we have to start by adding billing information. Credit Card is required to signup and after signing up, you are immediately taken to the Compute Engine Console where you can create and manage instances and disks. Continue reading →
Do you remember the webmaster outrage happened after the Google Panda update which was rolled out April 24th last year? Until now Google has been rolling out lots of small incremental updates to the search algorithm, beating bad web sites to the ground and also affecting some percentage of genuine web sites too. If you have a spammy link profile you probably should be already affected by these updates. I have wrote earlier about how you can disavow spam links pointing at your web site. But that’s just a part of the equation.
Google is taking rel=”author” markup to a whole new level with Google+. You are most likely missing up if you haven’t added your author profile to your web page already. Rumor has it that adding rel=”author” and verifying your authorship is helping for your SEO and SERP’s (Search Engine Ranking Positions). So how can you add this to your WordPress blog or web site without editing any code or whatsoever? Read on, Continue reading →
Google glass made the headlines on tech sites since its been released. Glass really seems a nice idea but still the uses of it are really less. Even though Google has made available the API for it, the hardware elements you can address are limited. A programmer called Lance Nanek has found a nice set of officially unannounced sensors idling on Google glass by pushing a Android app to it via the debug mode. He has listed the details on his web site . Google Glass got,