Friday, September 23, 2011

AdSense display ads will now feature the +1 button

 In the next month, Google will introduce the +1 button and the personal recommendations to display ads. The +1 button will start to appear on AdSense for Content and AdSense for Mobile Content display ad formats like image, animated GIF and Flash. +1s will be an additional signal to determine the relevance of an ad, which in turn help to determine which ads should come to the fore.

As we know Google have already launched the +1 button on the Google search and publishing sites to make it easier for people to share and discover content across the web. Soon, users will be able to approve specific ads and makes the ads more likely to feel that their social relations. We believe these recommendations can help your readers notice ads on your site longer, which leads to higher returns.

The better part is that one can opt out the +1 button at ones will. To opt out of +1 features and annotations:
  • Sign in to your AdSense account.
  • Visit the Allow & block ads tab.
  • In the left panel, click Advanced settings.
  • Select either Content, Mobile Content, or Mobile Content Apps from the Product drop-down.
  • Click the block button in the Social Ads Preference section.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

How to change the hostname or computer name in ubuntu

By default you got default hostname or computer name while setting up Ubuntu, but now you need something special to enhance credibility. This is easy but sometimes it my affect your hosting configuration if done properly

Here goes how to :

Edit /etc/hostname and change to the new value through you favorite editor like vi, nano or whatever.

vi /etc/hostname

Edit /etc/hosts like localhost.localdomain localhost ubuntu        # change to your new hostname/fqdn

New changes will come into being after reboot.

Alternatively you can run following to change without a reboot after editing /etc/hostname :

sudo /etc/init.d/ start

Friday, August 26, 2011

Bing Webmaster Tools get integrated with Yahoo one!‏

MSN Bing Webmaster Tools data just got more powerfull as yahoo taffic data has also been integerated into this.

These are major areas you notice the changes in are :

On the Traffic Tab: Traffic summary report and Page Traffic reports will be impacted as follows:

  • Impressions – will go up based on combined data numbers across both search engines
  • Clicks – will go up based on combined data numbers
  • Click Through Rates (CTR) as appropriate for above (change only due to the mathematics involved in the first two items)

No actual rankings will be affected by the combining of data within Bing Webmaster Tools.

As a visual reminder that data is now combined, you will see both the Bing and Yahoo logos directly above the graphs shown on these pages.

Have a look:
Enjoy SEOing! 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Study Abrod : Few facts

  US UK Australia Canada
Website for documentation and procedure
Mandatory Interview Yes No* No No
Aprox. Fees Rs 6580 Rs 16500 Rs 25300 Rs 5470
VFS ∓ Other fees Rs 380 No extra fee Rs 532 Rs 720
Time required after submission of interview 1 day after interview 4 weeks or longer 12 weeks or longer 2 weeks or longer
Additional Information You will need to pay a $200 SEVIS fee to the US government * You will have to visit the VFS office for biometrics and submission of documents Medical tests may be required Medical tests may be required
Disclaimer: Make sure to check the above websites for the latest fees and procedure changes.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Few tips to make life easier!

  • Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
  • Do not let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
  • Talk slowly but think quickly.
  • Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
  • Remember the three R's: Respect for self, respect for others and responsibility for all your actions.
  • When you lose, do not lose the lesson.
  • When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
  • When someone asks you a question you do not want to answer, smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?"
  • Take a walk of 10 to 30 minutes each day. And as you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
  • Spend some time alone.
  • When you wake in the morning complete the following statement, my goal is to __________ today.
  • Living with the 3 E's - energy, enthusiasm and empathy.
  • Play more and read more.
  • Take time for meditation and prayer. Used as fuel for our busy daily lives.
  • Spend time with people older than 60 and less than six.
  • Dream more while you are awake.
  • Eat more foods that grow trees and plants. Eat less food that is produced in plants.
  • Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eating blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds and walnuts.
  • Try to make at least three people smile each day.
  • Clear the clutter from your home, your garage, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.
  • Do not waste your precious energy on gossip or questions about the past, negative thoughts or things you can not control. Instead invest your energy in positive moment today.
  • Understand that life is a school and are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
  • Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a child with the Board maxed out charge card.
  • Smile and laugh more. BLUES be maintained negative.
  • Life is not fair, but it is always good.
  • Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
  • Do not take yourself too seriously. No one else does.
  • You can not win every argument. Agree or disagree.
  • To make peace with the past, so as not to spoil here.
  • Do not compare your life with others. You have no idea what their journey is.
  • Nobody is in charge of your happiness except you.
  • Picture of a so-called disaster with these words: In five years matter?
  • What others think of you is none of your business.
  • Remember that God heals all wounds.
  • However, a good thing or a bad situation, is about to change.
  • His work did not take care of you when you are sick. Friends. Keep in touch.
  • Get rid of anything that is not useful, beautiful and happy.
  • Jealousy is a waste of time. You already have everything you need.
  • Remember the best is yet to come.
  • No matter how you feel, get up, dress, and the scene.
  • Do it now!
  • Call your family and neighbors often.
  • Every night before going to bed complete the following statements: I am thankful for __________. Today I accomplished _________.
  • Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
  • Enjoy the ride. Remember this is not Disney World and you certainly do not want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so take the opportunity to enjoy the ride.
  • Do not believe everything you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
  • When you say "I love you", he means.
  • When you say, "I'm sorry," look the person in the eye.
  • Be used at least six months before you get married.
  • Believe in love at first sight.
  • Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who do not have dreams do not have much.
  • Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life.
  • In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
  • Do not judge people by their relatives.
  • Smiling when your phone. The caller will hear it in your voice
  • Sleep well.

Sacrifice all the way :(

A boy/man is one of the most beautiful creations of God.

He starts compromising at very tender age. He sacrifices his chocolates for his sister.

Later he sacrifices his love for just a smile on his parents face. He sacrifices his love for his wife and children by working late nights.

He builds their future by taking loans from banks and then repaying them for the life time. Thus he sacrifices full youth for his wife and children without any complain.

Believe me he struggles a lot but still has to hear the music (scolding) of Mother, wife and his boss. Yet every mother, wife and boss tries to have control over him.

Finally his life ends up by compromising for others happiness. He is that creature of God who no one can compete with.

Medicine for Blood Cancer!!!

'Imitinef Mercilet' is a medicine which cures blood cancer. Its available free of cost at "Adyar Cancer Institute in Chennai".
Let the world know. It might help someone.

Cancer Institute in Adyar, Chennai

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Setting up free mail server for a domain with Google

Yep we can setup and configure at our will a mail server for our own domain, absolutely free with Google Apps having limited 50 users. If you need to have more than 50, you need to have Google Apps for Business! Google Apps for business offers 25GB of storage per user, powerful spam filtering, BlackBerry and Outlook interoperability.

Here goes few steps to setup the Mail Server :

1. Follow this link and choose appropriate version of Google Apps. Click on free trial button to proceed or optionally follow this link...

2. Enter the domain or sub-domain to get started.

3. On sign up page fill up you detail and continue...

4. Here you will be asked to create your first administrator account. When you continue, Google will take you to your control panel/Dashboard.

5. Now it's time to verify your domain, click on "Verify domain ownership" and follow the instruction...
6. You will get specific instruction to verify your domain selecting appropriate verification method and domain registrar. Opt which ever convenient for you. It may take upto 24 hours to get verified...

7. Verifying the domain would not be suffice to exchange mail until and unless you fix MX records at your DNS server. This routes incoming mail to Google. If you are not able to change the MX records now, test the email service with a temporary email address. When you verify your domain, Google assign a temporary email address to each user account. When you change the MX records at your DNS Server temporary email address will be deactivated automatically.

On the Dashboard select Email from Service settings (most right tab) dropdown that will lead to “How to activate Email” page.

Click on change MX records link to set up email delivery.
Now login to you DNS server and create following MX records having appropriate priority.  Mail Exchange (MX) records direct email to servers for a domain, and are listed in order of priority. If mail can't be delivered using the first priority record, the second priority record is used, and so on.

MX Server address                   Priority
ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.           10

When you finish adding MX records, return to mail delivery set up page, click on “I have completed these steps”.

Wait for upto 24 hours to come this into effect.

8. Till now your user can access Email at{yourdomainname}

In order to access the same having more convenient URL, again go to Email setting choosing Email option from Service setting drop down.
In General Tab click on change URL. Select the second custom URL option, Save the changes and follow the instruction to add CNAME at the DNS server.