Yahoo can help you save time and money

Yahoo has come up with a new feature that will change the way you look out for the things. Did you ever have problems finding Local listings, news and information, travel info, videos, images , Dictionary Definitions or just about anything ? Do not worry as Yahoo shortcuts has the answer. LOCAL 1.Area codes – Unfamiliar number on your caller ID ? – Checkout where the caller is calling from. 2.Best Oil, gas and burger prices near your home – Find Cheapest place in your town for absolutely anything.Whats good is that it will also give you the number and info through map.Although Yahoo will save your money this way but it sure will make you lazier. 3.Uptodate information on traffic – Nope not web traffic.Just TRAFFIC ! : Checkout how the traffic is before you head out for that important meeting.If in LA, i sure would not want to go through the traffic of St James. 4.Local business – To instantly find any local business from plumber to taxis to taxidermists.People will stop going to freelance sites to find that software developer or web designer anymore i guess. 5.Weather – Checkout the weather before you head out for that short vacation with your family. 6.Zip codes – Find updated zip codes for any city to make sure your mail reaches in time. NEWS/INFO AND ENTERTAINMENT 1.Movie showtime – Don’t miss that movie : see what’s playing when at theaters in your area.Listing also shows important info of theatres like Wheelchair Accessible , Listening Devices Available , THX Certified Theater, Preferred Parking Available , Cafe on Premises , Party...

Management of blogs

A)Things that you got to do : The Exisiting blogging softwares come with a basic utility and a default template.This is not enough. What is Windows XP operating system without any softwares installed on it.What is a Television with no channels in it and what is Video game with no Plugin.Here is the Keyword : ‘PLUGIN’. There are 100s of plugins available to manage and promote your BLOG. For example if you are using WordPress for Blogs then you may find loads of plugins according to your need at : http://wiki.wordpress.org/Plugin http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page You may also look for other features for your Blog by searching Goolge for “Your Blog provider” “Plugin keyword” “Your requirement here”. Note : All you have to do is upload the scipt in plugin directory and activiate it after you login to your admin page.You can also get a plugin created and installed cheapely by using service of a freelance from sites like Scriptlance.com Another important thing you have to do with your weblog is to have a unique theme/template.If you use the default theme/template provided with the blogging script then it will seem like your efforts towards the running of the blog and business is casual. B)Learn from your BLOG It is best to learn from your own BLOG.If not available, you may easily install a stats program specially for your blog and then check the stats for your Blog on daily basis and see as to what worked for you. Website analysis of your blog is very important. What made you get more hits? What made a particular blog entry receive few hits ? The...

When and how much to Blog

When it comes to blogs: Quality > Quantity Quality AND Quantity > Quality OR Quantity Instead of making a weblog post entry once a day which consists of mere 4 lines it would be best if you make a post which has search engines something worth to index for. Well you can get indexed even if you make a smallest of post and do the blog and ping process but the poor quality of your post will actually hurt your position on the search engines. If you can write regular long content daily then there is nothing like it. The key here is regular and rich content that will bring the search engines and blog sites coming on to you rather than you asking them to come to you. YES, the search engines are looking for sites just like these which are regularly updating itself with quality. Some Do’s :1) At least blog 2 times a week and make sure you have something worth to blog about.2) Best advised to keep auto pinging on with your blog post entries.3) If you have a professional or business site then post on the days Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.4) If your site is personal then you can make posts on Friday , Saturday and Sunday. Some Dont’s:1) Do not make blogs just for the heck of it.2) Do not spam on blogs.3) Don’t use copied, stale content on your blog.4) Do not post wrong URLS. Check URLS of you blog before submitting the...

Auto discovery for blogs

Best thing about blog is that everything is instant.You write content, make a post and hit submit and you have a new blog page ready. Search engines like google love blogs. Because they provide new conent. Other search engines like Msn and Yahoo have also moved towards this technology. The RSS feed can be submitted to these search engines and your site will be indexed in minutes. No more waiting for your site to be indexed after you submit your site to google. You will be in these search engines within 3-5 days max. The tag that will help you here is the auto discovery. It is important that more and more users add your RSS feed to their MY Yahoo if you want to improve your existing rank on Yahoo.com. This remains same with the new MSN.com too. For example if your RSS file is at http://www.jimmythakkar.com/blog/wp-rss2.php then your yahoo button html code would look like below Add to MY YAHOO! If you do not know much HTML or RSS creation then it is fine as the Jvw Rss solution pack has the RSS tools you need to create them with...

Blogging and pinging

It is important to note that no blogging and pinging script or software alone will get you the million of hits you dream about. It is important to stick to the basics of having a quality content and then letting the indexers do their job. It is also important to keep updating the sites you need to ping. It is best to keep adding to the list and sites you need to ping as the blogging seen gets hotter. In the late nineties the Site submission software was really hot. What you had to do is just enter your Website URL in the textbox and then select the number of search engines you wish to submit to. Well the things have not changed much. The only difference is that instead of submitting the Website , you submit the RSS (Because for each blog there is an RSS). You can search Google for such a tool or you can use the RSS submitter tool available with RSS solution package at Jvw. Note : It is important that you do not keep submitting the RSS feed again and again. One important thing that most bloggers forget is the use of important keywords in their meta-tags or using the meta tags in the first place. The auto blog installer installs the basic blog but it is important you build upon it and make sure you have meta tags for each post you make. This is very important for rankings in many search engines and directories like msn.com and dmoz.org. Submit Blog to DMOZ – >...