Do you want a customized favicon? Well now it’s easy to get a new one. Blogger offers the possibility to customize your favicon. For them who are blogger user can now add a customized favicon to their blog.
New mobile templates for reading on the go. I understand the desire of everyone who want to see blog posts on your smartphones. But this can be difficult because the small size of the smartphone.
Blogger Redesigned, excited? The Blogger team has been hard at work on a brand new next generation designed for Blogger. Today Blogger announce the public launch of our redesign.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

5 Tips For Styling a Blog Post For SEO

When it comes to writing an SEO friendly blog post, there are certain things you need to keep in mind that must be included. It can sometimes be tricky to get just the right style into your blog post unless you keep these tips in mind.

Short But Strong Keywords
The first thing to remember when choosing keywords for your blog posts are that the keyword used doesn’t have to be limited to a single word. A keyword can be anywhere from one word to a three word phrase. In addition to keeping the keywords short, you also want to pick popular keywords. For example, if your blog post is about a basketball team one possible keyword phrase you could use is “basketball statistics.” The key is to use words that people will enter into a search engine when searching for the subject of your blog.

Effective Keyword Use
For SEO purposes one of the worst things you can do is use keywords too many times. This is the quickest way to make the major search engines think your blog contains spam, and will prevent your blog from ranking high in search engine results. Your keyword density should fall between 5 and 7%, which equals 5 to 7 uses of your keyword for each 100 words of the blog post. If you need help with this consult SEO companies like McKremie.

Title & URL Should Complement Each Other
When coming up with a title for your blog post, the title needs to be related to the subject of the post. The title you give your post will also appear in the URL for that post. This is the most important way you can have an effective SEO friendly blog post. It is critical to make the title of your post short but descriptive because Google cuts off titles that are too long. Your title shouldn’t be more than 79 characters, including spaces.

Use Social Media To Promote Posts
By sharing your blog posts on Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites you will be helping your blog get more attention from the search engines. The more people that read a blog post, the higher it will rank with search engines, causing even more people to read it.

Links To Other Websites

Having the link to your blog found on many high quality websites can also help boost its SEO friendliness.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

iPhone 5S May Come in Gold

Could Apple be bringing a bit of bling to its next generation of iPhones? According to the Japanese publication Macotakara, a gold smartphone may indeed be in the cards for Apple, which is expected to launch a revamped iPhone handset later this year alongside its next-generation iPad models. While little is known about what new features the seventh-generation iPhone might bring, Macotakara asserts that a reliable "source" has informed the publication that the forthcoming handset will, indeed, be available in gold. This isn't the first time we've heard rumors concerning a gold iPhone. Months following a similar report from Moumantai, the images of a gold-colored iPhone SIM card tray and volume buttons surfaced online. Of course, we can't confirm anything until Apple announces the next-generation iPhone on stage, presumably at some point in the fall.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Apps you don't want to miss

It can be tough to keep up with all the new apps released every week. But you're in luck — BloggerShowcase takes care of that for you, creating a roundup each weekend of our favorite new and updated apps. This week we found an app that lets you go on a 3D tour of Mount Everest, and another that helps you get the most out of your Android device's battery life. The map is based on high-resolution images from WorldView satellites, and details common routes, base camps and weather stations. Google updated its calendar app for getting the most out of your schedule, and addictive iOS game Dots was updated with a few new features. Google Calendar can now be given the color of your choice (Google offers 24 options) directly from the Android app. Individual calendar items, such as birthdays or important meetings, can also be highlighted in contrasting colors. A week ago Flickr got a whole new look on the web as well as on Android. A new app brought Instagram-like features to editing mobile video, and several popular apps got even better. Think we left one off the list? Let us know in the comments below about your own app highlights from this week.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Facebook Comes to Google Glass

Facebook has made its way to Google Glass. Sharing to Facebook, that is, in the form of a third-party app appropriately named “Glass to Facebook.” They are so linked and competitive together. Once connected to your Facebook account, the app lets you share pictures taken with Glass to your Facebook account. The process is exceptionally similar to the how the current third-party Twitter client works for Glass, in that it makes your Facebook account a contact with which you share photos. It's worth noting that there’s currently a security alert on TesseractMobile’s website — the creator of the app — associated with the site’s root certificate. So install at your own risk. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Google’s Sergey Brin earlier this year that he couldn't wait for Glass, which means we might see an official Facebook app come down the pipeline at some point as well.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

How to protect your WordPress from attack?

An continuum attack on WordPress-based websites has compromised more than 90,000 blogs, but there are simple ways to make sure your blog won't be next to fall and be safe from intruders. Brute-force attacks, as their name would suggest, are some of the least sophisticated hacks out there, rapidly cycling through common directory names, passwords and IP addresses in order to access private files through sheer dumb luck. The bad news is that such attacks happen to WordPress blogs tens of thousands of times per day; the good news is that stopping them cold is simplicity itself. An security firm called Sucuri examined the data logs from its own WordPress blog and discovered that between December 2012 and April 2013, hackers had launched almost 5 million brute-force attacks. The attempted hacks used very predictable patterns. To log into protected accounts, the hackers tried five usernames in overwhelming numbers: "admin," "test," "administrator," "Admin" and "root." The 90,000 WordPress blogs that got hacked and roped into joining the attacking botnet generally possessed easy-to-guess usernames or passwords, and their takeovers most likely could have been prevented with some creativity. If you use common usernames or passwords for WordPress login credentials — or for any other information you store on the Web — simply changing them to something uncommon will prevent the vast majority of brute-force attacks. Making them hard-to-guess will render you all but immune. One interesting bit of data that Sucuri gathered involved "common" passwords that didn't appear to be common at all. The attackers made thousands of brute-force attempts with passwords such as "#@F#GBH$R^JNEBSRVWRVW" and "RGA%BT%HBSERGAEEAHAEH." These strings of letters and symbols do not appear to have any kind of pattern, yet are too consistent and repetitive to be truly random. Both the Sucuri experts and the commenters on its blog posting were stumped, and feared that brute-force hackers might know something they don't. Our own efforts to discover the root of these supposedly common passwords came up dry. After breaking down the character strings into a binary code of 1s and 0s, we tried to translate them into other character formats, hoping that the passwords might mean something in non-Latin alphabets. Nothing recognizable came up. Although brute-force attacks are very easy to avoid. If you're going to get hacked, at least make sure that the attacker has to put some effort into it.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Infographic is Email Newsletters Effective?

Email marketing works – we all know that but just how much is your email newsletter worth to your organization? Would investing in a more strategic approach to email marketing drive greater engagement and higher revenues? The following infographic from iContact demonstrates how to truly understand the value of your email marketing list and how, by following email marketing best practices, you can increase the value of your email marketing campaigns. Via: iContact

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