29 August 2014

Some Best Ways to Secure Your Gmail

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Some Best Ways to Secure Your Gmail
Gmail is a web mail service provider run by the internet search engine giant Google inc. As of June 2012, it is the most widely used web-based email provider with over 425 million active users worldwide. Gmail is used by a wide variety of people starting from children to business officials, for both personal and formal purposes. We use mail services for online transactions, purchases and much more. So, mails in and out of our account could carry sensitive and private information such as our address, contact no, Bank account details & etc. If the security of our account is compromised by a third party, we could lose all our important information and would face serious consequences. To avoid this, one must ensure the security of his/her accounts thoroughly for not leaving any chance for hackers.So here we're going to provide some tips to secure your gmail account from hackers.



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  • Use A Strong Password


The image speaks for itself. Of course, choosing a strong password is the very first step in protecting your account from hackers. For best results, use a combination of numbers, special characters, uppercase and lowercase letters that would be really hard to guess! Also avoid using the same password for all your online accounts because if one of your account gets hacked, you might lose all your other accounts that uses the same password. So try having an unique password for every online account you maintain.
  • Make A Strange Security Question Answer


You will be surprised to the fact that hackers love to hack into your account from your mail recovery’s security question, than to confront your already strong password directly. It’s really reasonable though, since most websites teach you to create a strong password, but they didn’t tell you to spawn a tricky recovery question and/or answer.
For this one we will like to have our personal trick exposed to you: create a question with an absolutely wrong answer. It’s really simple, let’s say you made a question, “Who is the lover of my mother?” (please don’t use the combination of this question and the answer below since we covered it here), then you can put the answer as “my mother loves to eat burger“. Make it as nonsensical as possible, but keep the answer strongly related with your past, so you can remember it easily and only you will know the answer to it.

Once you got your own tricky question and answer, you can change your password recovery question by accessing your Gmail, clicking on the gear-like icon > Settings > Accounts and Import > Change password recovery options, then click “Edit” on the Security question option and replace it with your new question. One more job is done to fortify your Gmail account.

  • Be Alert from Phishers





Phishing is the act of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Read more about it in Wiki. Phishing is said to be the most successful type of online attacks. Major websites, high profile emails and many others have fallen victim to phishing. So, let’s learn some ways by which a phishing attack can be identified and avoided.

Whenever you receive an email from an unknown entity or a friend,  asking you to sign in to your Social Network, email or any other online account you maintain, stay alert because there is a good chance that it might be a phishing attack .
The picture above is a sample phishing page where once you enter your log in credentials, an email will be sent containing your username & password straight away to the attacker. So, check the url of the page before signing in. At first, it may appear to be a legit url. But at the end, you will find some unknown website which is not related to the original website. For eg, in this picture, you can find the url to be http://googleverification.110mb.com/verifymyaccount/try where 110mb.com is the site where this phishing script is hosted. So never give in your credentials before confirming the authenticity of the source.
You may also receive emails claiming to be from reputed organisations such as coca cola, informing you that your email has been selected for some prize money and you need to enter your personal information in order to claim your award. Never fall for that! Its 100% phishing.
The above said points are the most common types of phishing attacks. So, stay alert and stay safe!

  • 2-Step Verification 



To combat the growing account theft issues, Google has introduced a security feature which will greatly strengthen your account: 2-step Verification. In general, it adds an extra layer of security by enquiring a code that will be sent to your phone every time you request for the account access, thus making it impossible for anyone to hack into your account without your phone.

Sounds problematic? Probably not. The awesome thing is that the setup is fairly easy, you just need to visit the setup page and follow a series of simple instructions, and that’s all, you are good to go! In case you need any troubleshooting in the future, you can also visit the Help page to seek for a solution.

With this 2-step verification, you can even create a backup phone number and printable backup codes as alternatives to access your account if you lose your phone. For applications that cannot request for the verification code, you can also create an application-specific password for them. So basically your account will be inpenetrable, unless your closed ones betray you.

It might feel a bit annoying the first few times, but it beats getting your account hacked and then getting blackmailed to regain access to your own email account, doesn’t it?

  • Never Trust Anyone


Even (and especially) when you receive emails from your loved ones, because their account might be hacked and those emails are actually sent not by them and without their permission.We believe that most people already know about this but we feel it important to list this advice down nonetheless.

The fact is that we can’t really count how many scam or phishing mails we’ve received from my friends’ hacked accounts. Fortunately we was calm enough to not open the “I love you” email, but there could be certain mails like “Robbed in China” scams in which "your friend" asks for your emergency help, and these are the ones that could really trick you as the request for help is coming from your dear friend.

Normally your first reaction would be to ignore the mail, but if you’re really curious about the situation, then reach out to the friend or his/her family members to verify the crisis before extending any help . Otherwise, you’re the one who will face the crisis, so please keep the warning in at the back of your mind any time!

  • Avoid checking Emails at Public Places






A Keylogger is a computer program which can be used to record what you are typing in the keyboard. The Keylogger records your keystrokes, saves them in a simple text file and sends it to an email address or to an FTP server. And you are completely unaware of the whole process, running in the background.

You never know which programs are installed in a public computer. Consider a simple scenario: You went to a local internet cafe to check emails from your Gmail account. The cafe staff has installed a Keylogger in every computer and when you type the username and password, the Keylogger script comes into action, records both your username and password and sends it to another email address. You leave the cafe after checking emails and the cafe staff  retrieves your username and password and hacks your account.

Hence, never check emails at a local cafe or at public places or in any computer where you don’t have control.


  • Never Click On Any Suspicious Links




There are some websites which let’s anyone send fake emails to any email address. And the worst part is that the sender can customize the “From” address to anything – noreply@gmail.com or gmailteam@google.com.

Consider a scenario: Mr X uses some website and sends an email to you asking you to change your Gmail password due to security reasons. You see the from address field as something like “support@gmail.com” and think that it’s from Gmail. No, it’s not.

When you receive any emails which asks you to change your account password or enter login credentials, STOP. Do not ever click on any suspicious links from your inbox.

Note: Gmail will never ask you to change your password or enter login credentials without any reason. Hence, if you receive any email which claims to be from Google and wants you to change your password, be rest assured someone is trying to fool you and hack your email account.

  • Always Enable HTTPS Security



When it comes to accessing your Gmail account in public wireless or non-encrypted networks, HTTPS could mean your security. Leaving HTTPS disabled will only make it easier for attackers to crack open a path into your Gmail account. HTTPS is enabled by default, but past experience has taught me that it’s always better to perform a check to ensure that the HTTPS option is on.

To do the check, log into your Gmail account. A big gear-like icon will appear on the top right side of the interface. Click on the gear icon > Settings > General > Browser Connection and see whether the option, “Always use HTTPS” is checked. Remember to save the changes!

By doing this, your account is potected by a secure protocol that provides authenticated and encrypted communication. Oh, if you’re doing this on public computer, do remember to log out of your Gmail account after using it.

  • Check Your Filter, Forwarding And POP/IMAP



In 2007, a famous designer, David Airey’s Gmail account is hijacked. To make the long story short, the hacking started when the user has its account signed on and he went to visit a bad site. The site added a backdoor to extract information from the Gmail account, and the backdoor is the Filter. Filters can potentially transfer emails as long as the victim has the filter in his account.

Therefore, it’s vital for you to actually check your account settings to delete suspicious filters. The check is real easy. As usual, you just need to log into your Gmail account, then after clicking the gear-like icon, choose Settings > Filters to check and delete the Filter you didn’t put there before.

You will also need to check the “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” tab as well to confirm that there is no foreign forwarding address included in this tab apart from those assigned by you. Do perform a check on these stuff when you feel that something unusual is going on in your account. Your prevention methods will save you from experiencing problems in the future.


  • Embrace Security Plugins



In the end, no matter how strong your security is, you might end up getting tricked by phishers and scammers. To combat these tricky situation, you can adopt browser plugins which will greatly strengthen your online security by aiding you in recognizing phishing sites and by removing threats, at the cost of hundreds of kilobytes!

Web of Trust (WOT) is an awesome browser plugin that checks whether you are accessing a bad site. When you entered a potentially bad site, WOT will show you a dark page covering the front page of the site, and inform you that the site has poor reputation, while blocking you from accessing the page. WOT is available for major browsers like Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, and more!

On that matter, there is a double-edge sword called cookies. It stores certain user information and preferences for convenient site information access in future, but it also leaves a path for attackers to infiltrate your computer. That’s when BetterPrivacy comes to the rescue. Basically it removes special long-term cookies, thus greatly eliminating the chances for attackers to hack into your account.

Better Privacy is only available for Firefox, but you can get similar plugins by searching your browser’s plugin store with the term “privacy“. Other than that, you can browse the Firefox Add-ons Page, Chrome Web Store, Safari Extension Gallery or any other browser’s plugin store to get more security tools for your browser. But always remember to check the plugin before adopting it, as you might know, sometimes the help could be the culprit itself.


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There is one more truth that you might find disturbing: if a professional hacker really wants to hack into your account, there’s basically no way for you to prevent the attack. However, if you do your best to prevent the possible methods of attacks, then the chance of your account being hacked will be greatly decreased. Usually the thief won’t invest too much time on a random account.Have a better tip or thought on securing everyone’s Gmail account? Feel free to expose them in the comments!

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22 August 2014

Hide Last Seen on Whatsapp

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Hide Last Seen on WhatsappDo you get a lot of messages on WhatsApp and at times you just read them and don’t bother to reply? Do people hate you for reading their messages but not replying to them? Do you have a girlfriend or a boyfriend who stalks your WhatsApp profile 24×7 and then fights with you if he / she finds your WhatsApp last seen at time correspond with someone else? Here’s how you can get rid of it by simply hiding the time you were last seen on WhatsApp!We have two guides, actually three – one for iPhone and two for Android based devices.


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Hide Last Seen Timestamp on Android 

There are actually two way to do this.
  • Using an apps named Not Last Seen,which is a simple app that restricts WhatsApp from updating your status about using the app.
  • You can also do it manually by following steps below

  1. Disable your cellphone’s Wifi or data connection.
  2. Open WhatsApp. Read and send messages.
  3. Close WhatsApp, now activate Internet and Wifi. As soon as the Wifi network is restored, WA will synchronize with the servers and the messages will be sent without anybody coming to know the last time you used WhatsApp.

Hide Last Seen TimeStamp on iPhones

iPhone users who wish to change the Last Seen settings can follow these simple steps.

Go to Settings>Chat settings>Advanced. There you will see an option Last Seen Timestamp, turn off the option.

Once you modify the Last Seen Timestamp on WhatsApp for iPhones, it will not let you make any further changes for the next 24 hours. On the other hand, there are no such restrictions for Android devices. You can modify the settings as many times as you wish on the same day.


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So hope you'd like this article,if you still having any problem regarding this do let us know through your comments.
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15 August 2014

5 Benefits of Oraganising Free Giveway to a Blog

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5 Benefits of Oraganising Free Giveway to a  Blog
What is giveway?Do you ever heard the term?If no then let us tell us what is it.Giveaway means organizing an event onto your blog,where the lucky winner get rewarded by some free gifts from the blog owner.Giveaway is a most effective method to gain popularity for any blog.Sometimes you may wish to reward your visitor for their daily visit into your blog and free giveaway is the best one for them.You may saw many well established blogger often organise such types of free giveaway  into their blog for their reader and you may also even participated onto some of them.So let’s discuss about the benefits of these such giveaways.


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Popularity


Main reason to organising a free giveaway is to gain popularity of your blog on the eye of your blog reader and search engines,cause both of them love to visit such blog who organize such free giveaways.Organising a giveaway help your blog to establish more and more.

Loyal Reader


Giveaway a blog to get some loyal reader.Visitor do love to launch often onto your blog to see whether any giveaway is organising there or not.If that visitor is your any giveaway winner then chances are more to visit your blog more often.That way you could get some loyal reader towards your blog.

Traffic


Giveaway surely help a blog to boost traffic.Whenever a visitor see a giveaway is going on into you blog he/she will definitely visit more often into you blog.Even search engines do love to send traffic those blog organiging free giveaway.

Social Engagement


Often giveaway are getting organised with the help of plugin like punchtab,which insists a reader to participate into the giveaway by doing some social share.This way social engagement of any blog will increase also help to drive referral traffic from social networks.

Make Money


Giveaway doesn’t mean to loose money,even you can makemoney organising giveaway.There are some sites like giveaway.ly which help publisher to get connected with advertiser to promote their product through giveaway.In return publisher get rewarded by money or one sample product.



So there are several benefits to organising a free giveaway for any blog.If we missed any benefits of free giveaway here do let us inform through your comment.


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9 August 2014

WordPress for Android

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WordPress for Android

In today's blogging world many blogger do prefer wordpress over blogger as an advanced blogging platform cause of it's much advanced features.So wordpress introduces another new features for wordpress  android users.Now you can easily get your wordpress blog right from your android device easily.


As wordpress has officially launched this app, you can find a lots of tutorials in there forums and websites. You can download the application from here.



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Get Wordpress On Android




  • First earch for "WordPress" in the Play Store app. It's the blue icon with the "W."
  • Next click "install" in the WordPress installation screen.
  • After that click "install" in the WordPress installation screen. Click "install" in the WordPress installation screen. Click "Open" after the app downloads to get it started.
  • Then click "accept" in the WordPress app when the license agreement appears.
  • Now click "accept" in the WordPress app when the license agreement appears. Click "accept" in the WordPress app when the license agreement appears.
  • Then click "Add blog hosted at WordPress.
  • Next again click "Add blog hosted at WordPress. Click "Add blog hosted at WordPress.com." This will let you connect your already existent Wordpress account to the app on your Android.
  • Then enter your WordPress account and password information in the boxes.
  • At last enter your WordPress account and password information in the boxes. Enter your WordPress account and password information in the boxes. Click "Save" in the bottom right to complete adding the account.

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That's it.Now you're all done.Hope you enjoyed the tutorial.Stay with us for more such  awesome tutorial.Thanks for visiting.
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25 July 2014

6 Basic SMO Tips to Build Traffic

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6 Basic SMO Tips to Build TrafficSocial Media Optimization (SMO) is a formal name for something that many brands do at least in part, even if they are not aware they are doing it. In its most basic form, SMO consists of such things as RSS feeds from your blog, a tweet button and Facebook “like” button. You should also be using such things as blog tags and optimized titles and meta descriptions to make your content “discoverable”. 



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Difference between SEO and SMO 


SEO is aimed at driving traffic to a specific website, while SMO builds a web of interactions around your content. This is done via people sharing the content on multiple social networks. Done right, SMO means people will carry your content and your message beyond your site. No one is saying that SEO is less important or becoming less so compared to SMO, but you do need to have an overall strategy which encompasses both. If your corporate blog is running on WordPress then you have tons of free plugins available to help with Social Media Optimization. With a few clicks of the mouse you can add sharing buttons to your blog and make it easier for your community members to carry your content to others but with blogger it's little hard to do the same.



SMO Tips for Traffic Building


In this article, we're going to provide some of the latest SMO tips that will guide you towards effective link building for your site.


  •  Maintain Brand Identity: You may have to add slightly different details for different profiles across the social sites, but the message should be consistent. Profiles with different brand identities will confuse the visitors and there is chance that they may ignore your site completely.
  •  Provide tools for promoting content: The essential requirement of a good blog site is the option for allowing readers to promote and share content. Latest tools like ‘Share This’ can be handy in this respect. This tool syndicates a large number of links for submission in the social media and is very easy to install. 
  • Social Bookmarking: Social bookmarking is not just about providing backlinks. If you are listed on the bookmarking site, it can also pave the way for additional traffic to your site. Popular social bookmarking sites include Del.icio.us, StumbleUpon and Digg. A great article on your site may attract hundreds of visitors to your site and there is possibility that your site may be tagged or voted by users. 
  • Produce Great Content: Like SEO, content plays a great role in SMO. Your social media content should be unique and attractive as in SEO. Long and monotonous content will drive users away from your site. On the other hand, comprehensive but short and interesting content will keep the readers engaged. Pay attention to synchronization of title with the matter. If your content is good and liked by users, they may vote or share your article, thus making way for others to visit your site.
  •  Join Google Plus: Google Plus is one of the most influential social networking sites and is preferred by users. Adding a good circle of people to your Google Plus profile can increase your links. Also indexing programs like robots and spiders monitor this site. As such, your presence in this network can also influence your Google Rank.
  •  Join diverse social networking sites: In order to diversify your Social Media Optimization efforts, your presence is a must across the popular sites. The more the network- the more is the chance for your content to be shared and voted. 


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The key to success in social media platform is to remain active. Sites should be updated from time to time with up-gradation of contents. New and engaging features should be added to the sites on a regular basis for greater interaction and involvement of visitors. So the social media marketing can prove to be a great link building tool for your business.


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12 July 2014

Build Traffic with linkedin

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linkedinAll most every webmaster well familiar with the site named Linkedin.LinkedIn is one of the most popular social networking sites with millions of professionals around there, This site is used mainly by business people and career-oriented people. It's also a great place to build relationships, share your content and expertise, and drive traffic to your site..It is the most popular social networking site  among professionals as Facebook among common peoples. Since LinkedIn is the most common social networking site for the professionals it has the ability to connect people, organisation employees,partners and friends to your online business.So we can use it as a traffic building source for our blogs.


Strategy You Should Apply


  •  Create a killer profile
 It doesn't take a lot of research to realize that the human eye is naturally drawn to the attractive things. So the better looking your LinkedIn profile is -- meansprofessional and complete -- the more qualified you'll appear to the audiences and the more people will take interested  to check out your site.

  • Increase your connections

 A good LinkedIn profile has a lots of "1st degree" connections -- the people you accept as a friend or as a connection. More 1st degree connections means more clicks and traffic to your site simply because the more people you have looking at your site and your updates, the more views you'll receive. Your goal should be to have at least 500 1st degree connections and gradually growing from there .


  • Find People to Connect
Search for people you know and send them a connection request on LinkedIn.  The more connections you get in your LinkedIn profile, the more people can see your LinkedIn status updates, also make additional connection introductions for you, and so on.  You can connect to people if you work (or have worked) at the same company, attended the same school, or if you know their email addresses or anything else.  Even if you don't know someone, you can still connect with them through LnkedIn by requesting an introduction from one of your existing connections who is directly connected to that person.  It can get a bit confusing, but the important thing is to simply continue working on making new, relelated connections there..


  • Recommended and Get Recommended
One of the best parts about LinkedIn is the recommendations feature it provides where you can write recommendations for the people you're connected to, and you can send requests asking them to write back a recommendations about you.  Recommendations are published with your LinkedIn profile and act as endorsements of your work, abilities etc..  They are actually  a great way to establish your authority in your field or area of expertise.  If those recommendations are related to your blog content or topic, then they can help build your reputation and drive traffic towards your blog.


  • Ask and Answer Questions

The LinkedIn Answers feature is a gold mine for those peoples who are trying to learn new things or establish themselves as experts in their fields. Just by logging onto your LinkedIn account, and visit the LinkedIn Answers page where you can answer questions that other people have already asked there,you may also allowed to ask your own as well. 


  • Join Groups 

LinkedIn Groups are very active.  Search existing groups on linkedin and join those that are related to your blog and have audiences who would be likely to be interested into your blog content.  Then join any conversation  on that group,which already got high popularity there and build relationships with other members.  If there is not any group that fits your niche already on LinkedIn, then just start one by your own.


  • Be Active

Once you made your LinkedIn profile, don't forget about it.  In order for LinkedIn to be an effective tool to increase traffic to your blog, you need to actively participate by joining the group discussions, answering questions, making recommendations etc You also need to make sure your status is frequently updated.  Be sure to take the time to link your blog feed to your LinkedIn status, which is quie easy to do from your LinkedIn account.


  • Share Your Best Blog Contents

Make sure you spend time sharing links to your best, most helpful and useful blog content.  This is particularly important to do in the groups related to your blog's niche.  Don't inundate groups with your content links, but do demonstrate that you can truly add value to the conversation by sharing your amazing blog content there.

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  • Share Your LinkedIn Profile Link

Make sure you promote your LinkedIn profile in an effort to boost your connections.  Include the link in your blog's sidebar, your email signature, and everywhere else you can.


  • Acknowledge Other LinkedIn Members

Join the conversation, send LinkedIn direct messages, respond from senders, post comments, and so on. In other words, don't just spend time updating your own status and sharing your own content. Instead, spend a significant amount of your time talking with other members and helping to promote their content, too.So that they would also like to do the same for you.

  • View Others Linkedin Members  Profile


Your LinkedIn profile can serve as one of the most important referral sources for your site.If you consider that significant blog traffic from LinkedIn can come directly from LinkedIn profile views, it makes sense to work to increase your profile views.Fortunately this is something you can measure.LinkedIn will display the number of times one member's profile has been viewed by which other linkedin members.So if you do view other member's profile they will also love to do the same and may also looking forward onto your site too from your profile,which will definitely increase your blog traffic.


  • Use the blog app


Add the blog app to your profile like mobile apps for linkedin. Using these apps will surely made you to be more active on linkedin. This not only makes your profile look more advanced, it gives viewers a reason to go back to your articles on your site as well.




So if you do care about Linkedin you would surely get a certain traffic flow onto your blog from linkedin as well.If we missed something in here then do tell us through the below comment box.


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5 July 2014

Secure Your Wordpess Sites

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How to Secure Your Wordpess Sites
Websites are become a powerful venue in the web when it comes to provide information to the public or selling a product or service.Due to its popularity, more people are establishing their own blogs or websites to reach out to millions of people worldwide. 

When it comes to Content Management System or CMS, WordPress is one of the most popular and well-loved among bloggers. In fact now around 8.5% of the websites are powered by WordPress simply because it is easy to install, use and maintain. It also has a lot of available plug-ins which bloggers can use to improve their sites.


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However, establishing your own website comes with a price. Although your sole purpose is to provide relevant information to the public, it can be susceptible to hacking. Therefore, website security should be one of the many things you need to address. So here we're going to share some tips to secure your wordpress power sites.



A Reliable Web Hosting Provider


Your web hosting provider can make a lot of difference when running your website. Keep in mind that no matter how you protect your website, if your host has no security features, it will be difficult to protect your blog. Therefore, go for providers that offer the best security measures and related add-ons to ensure that your website is hacker-free.  



Security Plugins


In securing your blog, WordPress offers a number of security plug-ins you can use either for free or for a fee. Choose among the multifunctional security plug-in or specialized type of plug-ins available. However, choose a security plug-in that corresponds to you and your website’s needs and should not be in conflict with your existing plug-ins.  



Report Suspicious Activities


People always say follow your instinct. If you notice that someone is trying to illegally access your website or your site has been under a hacker’s attack, report immediately. There are several specialized web services available you can contact which deals specifically with hackers or Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS) threats. Once reported, these professionals will act on it immediately and can even offer you with website setup assistance. You may also want to inform your readers by posting, if possible, a warning message that your site has been hacked.


Don't Ever Share Passwords


Anything in excess can be harmful. And too much sharing of information can cost you a lot. Remember that access data or passwords are not meant to be shared (that’s the reason why it is in black circles every time you plug it in the password field). Even if you employed the necessary security plug-ins and your web hosting provider have the best security features, if you share your data to other people, your website may be prone to hacking. 

In line with this, make sure that your password should be unique and difficult to guess. Avoid using passwords that can be easily associated to you otherwise, those who know you can use it against you.



Keep Your Site Clean and Organized


Imagine if you keep your room uncluttered – you can easily notice if there are any changes or something is missing. Same goes with your website. If you keep it organized and remove any inactive plug-ins, you can easily notice suspicious activities.


Update Regularly


Google will always need a fresh content. Aside from this, keeping your site updated allows you to notice any suspicious changes made. While the hacker’s mind may be brilliant, employing all the necessary precautions can make a lot of difference to prevent your website from being hacked.


Protect Admin Acess


Should you change the name of the default “admin” user that every WordPress installation starts out with? Sure, you can. It certainly isn’t going to hurt.Just know that it isn’t the pinnacle of security measures. Hackers can find usernames fairly easily from blog posts or elsewhere.More important than disguising the specific admin username is to make sure that every username of your site with administrator access is protected by a strong password. (Yes, I’m referring you back to #1 in this list.),And, if you really want to protect your site, go the extra step of requiring a Yubikey to login. That way, even if someone does have the password to a username with administrator access, he or she cannot login without physically possessing the Yubikey (which is easily used via simple USB insertion when it’s login time).And no, it’s not a hassle. It’s peace of mind.



Guard Against BruteForce Attacks



Remember the stat I cited above? It’s worth citing again: we see between 50K and 180K failed login attempts a day on the sites we host. The site you’re reading right now (Copyblogger in case you’re somehow reading a scraper site) sees 275 unauthorized login attempts … every hour.


Before you pass out at the magnitude of that number, know that you’re far from powerless against these nameless, faceless hack attempts.



  • Your web host should be helping to protect you from brute force attacks. We do. We regularly monitor where failed login attempts are coming from and then lock out the offending IP addresses.
  • Make sure you’ve checked off tips 1, 2, and 3 above.
  • There are programs that can be installed (such as Limit Login Attempts) that will make it much more difficult for brute force techniques to work.


Monitor for Malware


It’s imperative that you have some kind of system in place to constantly monitor your site for malware.


The folks at Sucurty do this as well as anyone, which is why we’ve partnered with them for the server-side scanning that we do for all of our customers.How you monitor is vitally important. Choose a method that can actually dive into your file structure and detect deep breaches, rather than one that just shows you where you’re vulnerable.

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Hope this tips will help you to make your wordpress powered website secure.If you do know any other tips to secure your wordpress power website then let our viewer know through the comment box below.


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28 June 2014

6 Tips to Make Great Blog Comments

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6 Tips to Make Great Blog CommentsBlog commenting is a common thing among bloggers to boost their seo as per search engine optimization  guideline as it share link juice,but very of us do care to use it for traffic building purpose.If you’re seriously interested about blogging and your blog obviously then you should need to take proper care about this.So now if you’re taking interest in this topic then first you need to you should  try to post maximum comment onto same niche blog otherwise your blog may get affected by google algorithms.As we all know there are several blogs out there which have comment awaiting moderation enabled feature or regularly check their comment section,so sometimes it may found hard to post comments there,so here are the tips.


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  • Make Some Valuable Comment

Always try to post some valuable and content related comment instead of just saying ‘nice post’ or ‘great post’.So first you need to read the entire post completely and then try to add your view onto it.If that post reminds you some related topic then must share that there,don’t just simply repeat comments like what others already commented there.

  • Comment Early

If you’re commenting onto a blog which have huge readership then it’s always recommended to be the first to comment,this way you’d get noticed by not only the blog owner but also the fellow commenters on that blog.Though sometimes it good to let other people comment first so that you can get the idea about how to comment on that particular post if you don’t have much idea on it.

  • Try to Start a Coversation

Once you made your comment and then just left,that’s surely not a good thing.You need to check if blog owner or any other fellow replied your comment or not?If yes then you must reply him/her.This way a conversation can begin and you’ll get noticed by blog owner and also other visitor of that blog,so that from the next you made any comment there it would get much priority to get posted.

  • Don’t Spam

Many bloggers have the habit to leave their blog url while commenting but there are several blogs which do not allow such spamming,so whenever they noticed your comment would be deleted at their earliest along with blog blog url.So always check comment policy before make your comment.

  • Try to be Polite

Always try to post comments on polite language,don’t use abusive language or make any negative comments about the blo or blog owner.If you don’t agree with the thought of the post you are allowed to share your view but that must be in polite language.Always remember you are commenting there to add value into their content so whatever your view about the topic you must share,even some blog owners like to hear when he/she found such a viewer.However, always mind that it’s ok to ‘attack’ the ideas, but not the people behindthe ideas. Challenging stances and ideas are fine, but personal attacks add nothing to the conversation, and make you look like a jackass. Which is definitely you don’t want. You may Feel free to disagree, but don’t be disagreeable.

  • Ask Questions

Leaving a question along your comment is another great way of commenting.Content creator always like such enthusiastic audience,but remember the question must be content related.Don’t just make a random question.


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Making a comment is not always for backlinking or to drive traffic but it always help to build a strong relationship with your fellow bloggers.So if you’re really interested to make comments on other blogs then you’ll also get the reward back,maybe not today or tomorrow but later.So keep commenting.

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24 June 2014

12 Killer Off Page SEO Techniques

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Some Killer Off Page SEO TechniquesOptimization is a very essential things for any blog and bloggers like us.The  growing field of SEO  getting more popularity on daily basic,after some algorithem updates of Google like google panda and google penguine.So we have to keep ourselves updated with all this search engine optimization techniques to be familiar with such google algorithms and keep our blog safe from getting banned  by google.Even you get banned you could also recover from it if you are well familiar with it's basic rules and techniques.It's never easy to keep updated with the ever changing rules and techniques of SEO.Maybe you were at a top positon on the field of SEO but the  next morning you just can't even find yourself in there.That's the traggic part of it.So being a professional we have to always stay updated and on that basic we're going to share some Off Page SEO Techniques with you.

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Social Network Communication


This is just  the internet popularity control, it is the first and major step with which you have to begin your way to off-page SEO. Try to become member of those most well-known social networking websites like Twitter,Facebook, Myspace,Google + etc. and create a details of your own. By doing this you can increase your popularity on the internet, get link with your friends, talk about aspects with each other, and improve your company/website to create a good internet popularity. This is just same as Web 2.0 (Participatory Web), which means you have to show your activeness regularly on the web.



Blogging


This is one of the most amazing ways to promote your company/website on the internet. Build a blog of your own for your company/website and include lots of unique material. Be precise in what you're trying to show for the users in your website access and promote your website in weblog site on the internet internet directories and weblog site look for search engines. You can also improve your blog/website by posting reviews in other service-related weblogs which allow backlinks in material place that are crawlable by the look for search engines (these weblogs are usually recognized as Do-Follow Blogs). If you're not very outstanding at writing material then just hire a guest  writer for your website and ask him/her to create precise and unique material so that your website can gain more credit and looks well on the eye of search engine bots.

 Must Read : Content is King


Guest Posting


Guest posting is always a great term of getting popularity on the web.Search for some well known blog which allows guest posting,go and do some guest post there.Not only you'll get backlink also will get some good amount of traffic from that blog.


Use Forums


Create a forum/online network of your own and begin a discussion or talk about topics with your friends. You can also post/reply to a line in other service-related pre-existing Do-follow forums that allow backlinks in your signature.


Search Engine Submission


This is another best way to off page optimization.Submit your website to the most well-known look for search engines like Google, Google, MSN, Altavista, The organization, Alltheweb, Lycos, Activate, etc., to get listed for 100 % free.If you don't have enough time to do that manually you can also submit it automatically.


Article Submission


Write material of your own and spread them to well-known article websites like Publication, Go Content, Now Community, Buzzle, etc. This will help you to acquire some deep backlinks for your website (though it's usually a more gradually process).


Blog Directory



Blog Directory submission is also another great way to promote your blog and get a well look of your blog on the eye of search enginees.Nowadays blog directory submission getting highly popularity.People love to submit their sites there and gettiing some well amount of traffic as well as backlink from them.




Link Exchange



  • Weblink Exchange

Exchange backlinks with service-related websites (this is usually known as as Thematic Weblink Exchange) that can help improve your linking, which is a important component of Google PageRank requirements. Be cautious of Black-Hats while doing dealings with this strategy.


  • Weblink Baiting

Suppose you have copied/published another website's details or material in your blog/website. Don't forget to place their website as a referrals. Do it for others and, if your material is reliable, let others do it for you. This is another way to improve your linking.
  • Cross Linking
Link to inner websites within your website wherever necessary (this is usually known as Inner Linking). This enhances your inner linking ,which is another important aspect of Google Web web page Position requirements. The best known example of successful inner linking is Wikipedia. Also try to get a material weblink from websites/blogs that are appropriate to your website concept. Try getting a web weblink from within their websites material using a targeted keyword and key phrase as anchor-text (much like Wikipedia does). We know that this strategy can often be hard to apply, but these types of backlinks have more weight from look for search look for engines viewpoint.


Image Share


Publish/share your website product images and create them publicly. Let your friends see them and opinion on them too,this will help for targeting guests on your website. Do share  this on important picture about websites like Stumbleupon, Picasa, Image Container, Picli, etc.

 Must Read : Make SEO Friendly Image


Video Promotion


Just Like picture share, you can publish/share your product video clips, expert opinions, and opinions of your product and create them publicly in YouTube, Metacafe, Dailymotion,Vimeo etc. 



Local Optimization


Before  going international and experiencing huge competition, create your website local so that you first get your blog popular in local and let search engines draw some local traffic for your blog. This will help you to reach a targeted audiences. Post your website to Google Maps, Google Local, Yellow-colored Webpages, Superpages, Hotfrog, etc. 



Widget Development


Develop some interesting and amazing widget programs (such as an on the internet study or game widgets) for your website and spread them on your blog/website or in other well-known social networking websites like Facebook,Google +,Myspace etc. Let your friends and others vote/play/use the widget/application, which will help you improve your marketing and website visits.


Off-page optimization is always as great as on-page optimization.So keep doing these techniques to get your blog well established.
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