Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Yahoo Microsoft Search Alliance

Finally Yahoo and Bing search alliance started from today ie 3rd August 2011. Yahoo announced that they are now ready to transition Yahoo! Organic Search Results (non-paid listings found on the main body of the Yahoo!) to Microsoft. The organic search transition will begins on August 3rd 2011 for Yahoo! European properties in the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy.

Following are the screenshots of search result of Yahoo UK and Bing UK for the same keyword "Data Recovery Software":-




You can see that the results are same in both the search engines. Now if you want to get better ranking on Yahoo then only optimize your site for Bing and you will automatically get the same ranking on Yahoo. So just Review the Bing webmaster tools and optimise your website for the Bing crawler, to help ensure your site is prominently listed in both Yahoo! and Bing organic search results.

Also note that Yahoo! is NOT transitioning paid search results at this time, and you should continue managing your Yahoo! Search Marketing account as usual.

For more information please visits the Official site at http://ebm.yahoo-email.com/c/tag/hBONmsVB8WDXMB8cj4cEGWsiOIp/doc.html

Monday, May 16, 2011

Facebook Spam to Untag Yourself in YouTube Video

Today I received a wall post from one of my very close friend and the post was associated with a YouTube video with the message "wtf divakar you should untag yourself in this video". I opened the video but that was not playing and following message was written inside the video:-

Click You Address Bar
Press Ctrl + V
Press Enter

I very much surprised that what is this and also posted comment that this video is not playing.

Again after some time I received another wall post from some other friend with little bit change in massage "WTF!! divakar I can't believe you're in this vid". Again video was not opening and same above massage was showing.

After this I thought that there is something fishy behind this wall post and I guessed that it must be some kind of Spam. I started searching and found that my guess is correct. Many people was attacked this kind of spam which comes with different related messages. So please don't click on any of your wall post having video with any of the following type of massage:-

1. OMG name you should untag yourself in this vid
2. OMG name why are you in this vid
3. hey name you look so stupid in this vid
4. hey name why are you in this vid
5. hey name i can’t believe youre tagged this vid
6. ROTFL name what are you doing in this vid
7. Yo name why are you tagged in this vid
8. Yo name I can’t believe you are tagged in this vid
9. WTF name you should untag yourself in this vid
10. WTF name what are you doing in this vid
11. WTF name you look so stupid in this vid

The main aim of this spam wall post is to get the user click on the Video which actually does not load any video but infects the user as victim and now similar posts will be posted on the victim’s friends wall.

My main motive about this blog post is to aware the user about this spam and I would like to suggest peoples not to click on such type of spam wall post. Also please just report this video as spam and remove this spam from your news feed.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Google Search: now faster than the speed of type

Google becomes more smarter and faster by providing search results before typing of search query. Google have developed 15 new technologies and introduce Google Instant functionality to get the search results faster than speed of typing. You can find more details at following links:-
Google Search: now faster than the speed of type
Google Instant

Sunday, January 10, 2010

On-Page SEO Tips for Better Search Engine Optimization

I have faces many challenges while optimization websites on different themes. So as per my experience in the SEO industry I am writing 21 SEO tips for better search engine optimization. These useful search engine optimization tips are:-

  1. Website should have clear hierarchical link structure and every page should be reachable from at least one static text link.

  2. Keep the links on a particular page to a reasonable number (less than 100).

  3. Website should have a sitemap that point important parts of site. If sitemap have more than 100 links break it into separate pages.

  4. Always make folder and file names meaningful.

  5. Always use hyphens as word separator while making the internal URL of a website.

  6. Website should not have canonical domain issue.

  7. Try to keep internal linking consistent. For example, don't link to http://www.example.com/page/ and http://www.example.com/page and http://www.example.com/page/index.htm.

  8. If site contains dynamic pages try to keep the parameters short and the number of them few.

  9. Always use proper anchor text while linking the pages.

  10. Avoid hidden text or hidden links on site.

  11. Use a meaningful descriptive ALT tags on every images.

  12. Website should have original quality and theme related contents. Use the targeted keywords in content and also check about Keyword density, proximity, prominence, stemming.

  13. Check for broken links and correct them.

  14. Don’t create pages having duplicate contents.

  15. Use appropriate header tags on a page and try to take main targeted keyword in H1.

  16. Always try to use External CSS.

  17. Avoid using java script on a page try to define it in a separate file and call from there.

  18. Verify the website in Google, Yahoo and Bing. Set preferred domain and if required set the geographical location.

  19. Prepare the XML, txt sitemaps and submit in search engines.

  20. All the pages of site should have unique Title and Meta Ttags including the targeted keyword of that page.

  21. Frames are very, very bad for SEO. Avoid using them unless really necessary
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Friday, November 13, 2009

Caffeine Will Roll Out After Christmas Holidays

As many of us know that Google Caffeine's developers preview is retired and Google is working to live the Caffeine update on multiple data centers. As Matt Cutts has written a post about Caffeine implementation on multiple data centers and it indicates that Caffeine will be live on multiple data centers after Christmas holidays ie not before January. You can read the full post and the discussions on following address:
http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/google-caffeine-update/

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Google Caffeine is Ready to Live Soon

Today Google is again a big news in software industry (specially in search engine industry) as they have closed the developers review of their new generation search architecture known as Caffeine.

As all we know that from last several months a large of Google Engineers was working to develop the next generation architecture of Google’s web search. In the month of august Google has announced its caffeine update and made it public for the developers review.

Today afternoon Google retired its caffeine review and given an official statement as below:-

"Based on the success we've seen, we believe Caffeine is ready for a larger audience. Soon we will activate Caffeine more widely, beginning with one data center. This sandbox is no longer necessary and has been retired, but we appreciate the testing and positive input that webmasters and publishers have given.
"

So now it is clear that Google Caffeine is going to live with all the changes with it. If you monitored your site ranking in Caffeine (http://www2.sandbox.google.com/) you may except your caffeine result will appear soon in Google SERP’s. So don’t worry your site rankings may be changed for a while – that’s the signal of Caffeine is coming .

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Twitter Hacked by Denial of Service Attack

According to the Associated Press, Twitter reported in its blog that the company is currently busy staving off a denial-of-service attack that was launched Thursday by an unknown group of hackers.

A denial-of-service (DoS) attack is a method where hackers commandeer computers and flood the targeted Web site with communication requests, forcing it shut down and reset. While a DoS attack is underway, the Web site either becomes unavailable to legitimate users or responds so slowly that the Web site times out and becomes unusable.

CNet reports that Twitter began suffering problems around 6 A.M PDT.

“We are determining the cause and will provide an update shortly,” the company posted at 6:43 A.M PDT on their blog.

Around 7:49 A.M, Twitter updated users on the microblog’s status, saying that they were “defending against a denial-of-service attack and will update status again shortly.”

AlertSite, a firm that monitors Web site performance, had only 40 percent availability at 8:00 A.M, but was still widely inaccessible to most users.

According to the Los Angeles Times, at 9:47 A.M PDT, Twitters updated their status with a notice that read, “As we recover, users will experience some longer load times and slowness. This includes timeouts to API clients. We’re working to get back to 100% as quickly as we can.”

Currently, the top trending topics on Twitter include “DoS” and “Denial-of-Service”.

Twitter is a famous social networking services available on the Internet and have millions of registered users, including Hollywood celebrities, famous business mans, politicians etc.

Another popular social networking site, Facebook, was also the victim of a similar attack this morning.

Earlier this week, the popular blog network Gawker Media was targeted by a DoS attack that was able to knock it off the Internet for a brief period of time..

According to PC Pro, the motive behind the attacks on Twitter, Facebook and Gawker are unknown.

“The question on my mind is - why would someone want to attack Twitter?” asks Graham Cluley, the senior technology consultant at Sophos, a company that specializes in network security, to PC Pro.

“I can’t imagine it’s a commercial competitor of theirs, but it could be someone with a financial motivation (blackmail?) or a teenager in a back bedroom with access to an awfully large botnet.”

Source :- http://www.collegenews.com/index.php?/article/twitter_and_facebook_hacked_by_denial_of_service_attack_08062009485352/