Invitations sent for iPhone 5 Event

iPhone 5 Event

Apple sent invitations to the press for an event to be held on September 12 at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. It seems certain from the invitation they would be referring to the launch date of “iPhone 5″. The event will begin at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.

We would be expecting more products in addition to the iPhone 5 on the event. Lets keep our fingers crossed. Looking forward towards the event.

CPM network : Adbrite

Today, I will introduce to you another advertising network. Adbrite, is one of the largest ad networks available on the net. They have good CPM, CTR rates. The interface is pretty easy to use. They have ads of various dimenions, as well as pop under ads and inline ads. If you have a requirement for inline + popunder ads, i would recommend Adbrite. You can click below to sign up.


Making Money online: CPM Network- Clicksor

Whether you run a blog or a website, and are clueless about how to monetize it. I will give you the tips i use to make money. There are plenty of blogs on how to make a lot of money from blogging, affiliate marketing, etc. I have started this small series that will give you a single network or a mechanism to earn instead of getting a long list of networks. There are quite many networks for generating a revenue stream. I will add more with time.

First is Clicksor. It pays a good CPM rate, and the best feature is the ads never interfere with your content. They would be placed on the side or perfect location. So if you are looking for good CPM, easy installation. I would recommend using Clicksor. Click on the banner below to signup.




Samsung Galaxy SIII revealed

Samsung Galaxy SIII

Samsung Galaxy SIII was revealed yesterday. You can check the official gallery of Samsung Galaxay SIII @ Samsung Website here

Specifications

  • Screen: 4.8” Super Amoled HD display
  • Processor: Exynos 4 Quad (1.4GHz)
  • Storage: 16/32/64GB depending on model, plus expandable MicroSD card
  • Cloud storage: 50GB Dropbox for two years
  • Colour: Pebble blue or marble white
  • Battery: 2,100mAh (wireless charging optional extra)
  • Camera: 8MP rear; 1.9 MP front
  • Resolution: 720 x 1280 px (306ppi)
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Dimensions: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.55 mm
  • Weight: 133g
  • GPU: Mali-400MP
  • Sensors:Accelerometer, gyro, RGB sensor, proximity, compass, barometer
  • Operating System: Android 4.0.4

Features

  • Smart Stay
  • Direct Call
  • Smart Alert
  • Burst shot and best photo
  • Face Zoom and Slide Show
  • Social network and camera integration
  • Dropbox storage
  • S-Voice
  • S-Beam
  • Pop Up Play
  • All Share Play and Cast

Official Samsung SIII TV commercial

SEO Checklist for blogs

So after the post on SEO it self, I decided to post the checklist i use for blogging. Not very technical but it includes the basic things needed to get the search engine optimization started for your blogs. You may use it, print it or share it :) It is meant to be helpful :)

SEO Check List

The to check are:

  1. Submission to major search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask, etc.
  2. Submission to blog aggregators (blog directories)
  3. Submission to feed aggregators
  4. Submission to social bookmarking websites
  5. A Social Media Presence(Tick if all below apply)
    1. Creation of a Facebook fan Page
    2. Creation of a Google Plus Page
    3. Tweeting about your blog
    4. Pinning on Pinterest
  6. Link Building (Tick if all below apply)
    1. Connecting with members of blogging community
  7. The most important, fresh and killer content
Have fun Blogging

Happy World Bloggers’ day

World Bloggers Day

Happy World Bloggers day to every blogger out there in all the corners of the globe. This day is to congratulate all the bloggers across the globe for the efforts they have been doing in blogging. The theme this year is “Its more fun in blogging and social media”

You can contribute by:
- Liking the Official Fan Page of the event: https://www.facebook.com/worldbloggersday
- Liking the Official Fan Pag of the Cebu Bloggers Society Inc.: https://www.facebook.com/cebubloggers
- Making a blog post or record a video showing how you celebrate World Bloggers Day. After posting or uploading, share the link via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.
- Tweeting and spreading the good news about World Bloggers Day using the hashtag #worldbloggersday

World Bloggers Day

You may use the two images if you like. Just a simple link back would be enough :)

PhotoBlog Search Engine Optimization: An intensive guide

PhotoBlog Search Engine Optimization
PhotoBlog SEO Image by: Majid ( PhotoDen )

So are you a photographer, or an artist (whether digital or traditional painter) and are running a blog. Well this post is to give a little information about the process of search engine optimizing photoblogs. So here I will try to help the people running a photoblog with the essentials for promotion marketing. Well a photoblog is nothing less than a photographers/artists business. So you might want to give the article “Taking your business to the next level” a read. It helps on building a social media presence and gaining a wider fan base.

Now you’re a photo blogger (an artist, a regular blogger or a photographer) and you encounter you images and you want them to be indexed in the search engine. So how is that possible? I will try to give a few handy tips about seo in photoblogging that you can use. This is a generic tutorial about photoblogging, not restricted towards a single platform (such as WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, etc.).

Step 1: Image insertion and optimization
The first step is the inserting of images into posts. This step is the most important and must do step about an image tagging. A typical image tag looks like

<img title="PhotoBlog SEO"
src="Source of the image"
alt="the title image" width="100%" />

Notice the alt or alternate tag. The reason is this is the keyword that will allow search engines to crawl the image. Considering the example of a sunset, we can have the following for alt= “a beautiful sunset”. This will help the search engines crawl and detect the image and let users come to the blog.
Using the image captions for keywords, an image caption also helps optimize the images. In WordPress, it gives a lovely interface that allows the user to add the title, image alternate, caption, etc. You can add caption in Blogger without much of an issue as well.
Image description contains the image description and is quite helpful as well. Add a little one line or so about the image. This is a unique feature for WordPress. Blogger will not let you add descriptions for images.
Make a habbit of uploading good quality images (i.e. the resolution).

Step 2: Ping services
The step number two is pinging the search engines that you have a new post added to your blog. You can use Pingomatic for this. Make it a habit of sending a ping to search engines after every post

Step 3: Submission to search engines
Submitting your blog to search engines, its quite a hassle to submit your blog to all the search engines manually. You can submit to Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc manually. But use submitexpress to submit your blog to other search engines.

Step 4: Making the galleries look prettier 

Use Lightbox, Colorbox or such jQuery plugins to help your images load in a better fashion when clicked for higher resolution. The biggest reason behind this is that the user will not leave your blog, otherwise an image pops up ruining all the fun of the image and the website. It also makes the photoblog more presentable.

Step 5: Submission to Photoblog Directories
Submit your photoblog to photoblog directories. These are directories specifically made for people who photoblog to share their work with other community members.
Photoblogs.org
Cool Photoblogs
VFXY
Photoblogs.com
Photoblogdirectory.net

Step 6: Submission to blog directoriesYou should also submit to Blog directories like
Blog Web Directory
MV Blogs Directory
BlogMeeting.com
Bloggeries
Blog Rankings
Blogadr
Blogged
Blog Directory
EatonWeb – The Blog Directory
Blog Flux Blog Directory
Dmegs
Bloghints
Blogging Fusion
Bloghub.com
• Social Blogger Community & Blog Directory
Blog Catalog

Step 7: Submit feed to feed aggregators

Submitting your feed to feed aggregators
Feedage
Feedfury
Goldenfeed
BlogDigger
RSS mountain
RSS micro
RSS motron
Technorati
Icerocket
FeedAggRss2

Step 8: Submit images to Image bookmarking websites
Submit your works to image bookmarking websites as well, this helps a lot in getting proper critics, comments and developing a fan base.
Flickr
Deviantart
Weheartit
Pichaus
Jalbum
Imageloop
Picforme
Vnovember
IMGFave
Webshots
Shareapic
Photoree
Iimmgg
Photosig
Smugmug
Photosynth
Photoshelter
Fotolog
Enjoysthin.gs

Step 9: Connect with others in the same community
Connecting to other photobloggers, well no one is perfect right. It is always good to be in touch with people who do the same thing as you. Photoblog in this case is what is common between every one. The best method is to build a relation with other photoblogs by leaving your valuable feedback there.
Let other bloggers/ people use your images. Connection with other bloggers as well who blog will help you get a good reputation if your putting high quality images. Ask them to link back with a caption that you took the image. It actually helps a lot in backlinking of photoblog and this is where it goes much viral as compared to a text based blog. Non- Profit Organizations, other organizations can use your image too but linking back is a must. That is the easiest and best way to link back.

Step 10:Adding website/Posts to social Bookmarking websites
Add your website to social bookmarking sites such as
Digg
Delicious
Stumbleupon
Pinterest

Step 11: Build a social media presence
My favorite part of SEO is social media presence. Social media definitely is the most important tool in building a good and extremely quick method for traffic and fan building. If you want to read in detail, please read the “Taking your business to the next level” post. But the most important steps here are
1. Make a Facebook Fan page
2. Make a Google Plus page
3. Make a twitter account and tweet about your photos.
4. Pinterest has made image blogging really good. It helps people pin images. The best thing is it actually helps get a good amount of fan base if your image is good. I have seen images being repined a lot of times with massive inflow of comments.

So I guess this is it. Have fun blogging, photoblogging and getting ranked by doing photoblog SEO.

Google + new profile resemble the Timeline?

Google + new interface launched

After the launch of the new design of the +1 button Google launched the interface for Google Plus. They did completely revamp the entire layout and flow of Google plus. It is really clean and simple. But the thing I did not like while seeing it was, they had introduced the exact same concept of cover photos. Even though the profile differs from Facebook completely but that cover photos ruined the fun I was having. The basic changes that I did notice in Google plus new interface can be pointed as

  1. The new way of profile seems a bit better. It really uses good white space.
  2. Now you can navigate through your Home/ Profile/etc. from the left navigation bar.
  3. Trending on Google Plus now shown on the main page of your Google plus
  4. Suggestions for Pages you may like/ People you may know are now shown on the main page.

Check the video out for the new interface for more detailed information.

Facebook buys Instagram for a Billion dollars

Facebook Logo

Facebook buys Instagram for $ 1 billion in cash and stock.Instagram allows users to share images without much of a hassle.

Check Instagram @ [http://instagr.am/] or click here

Mark Zuckerberg just announced the news on Facebook:

I’m excited to share the news that we’ve agreed to acquire Instagram and that their talented team will be joining Facebook.

For years, we’ve focused on building the best experience for sharing photos with your friends and family. Now, we’ll be able to work even more closely with the Instagram team to also offer the best experiences for sharing beautiful mobile photos with people based on your interests.

We believe these are different experiences that complement each other. But in order to do this well, we need to be mindful about keeping and building on Instagram’s strengths and features rather than just trying to integrate everything into Facebook.

That’s why we’re committed to building and growing Instagram independently. Millions of people around the world love the Instagram app and the brand associated with it, and our goal is to help spread this app and brand to even more people.

We think the fact that Instagram is connected to other services beyond Facebook is an important part of the experience. We plan on keeping features like the ability to post to other social networks, the ability to not share your Instagrams on Facebook if you want, and the ability to have followers and follow people separately from your friends on Facebook.

These and many other features are important parts of the Instagram experience and we understand that. We will try to learn from Instagram’s experience to build similar features into our other products. At the same time, we will try to help Instagram continue to grow by using Facebook’s strong engineering team and infrastructure.

This is an important milestone for Facebook because it’s the first time we’ve ever acquired a product and company with so many users. We don’t plan on doing many more of these, if any at all. But providing the best photo sharing experience is one reason why so many people love Facebook and we knew it would be worth bringing these two companies together.

We’re looking forward to working with the Instagram team and to all of the great new experiences we’re going to be able to build together.

Google maps 8 bit version prank

Google 8 bit maps lanuched

Well Google, every year makes a small April fool of the people. This year they tried making a fool by stepping backward and making an 8 bit version of the Google maps. Google has made the 8-bit experience available for a limited time. The video says you need a NES system but you can access it online here. Try it out to see the fun in Google 8-Bit maps.