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How to Redirect Traffic and Links Pointing Old Blogger Post URL to New URL

Blogger introduces a new feature called Custom URL Redirect. By this feature, we can provide a permanent redirect for old nonworking URLs to new working URLs. The main benefit is, we can still utilize the backlinks pointing to the old posts (which may about to get deleted ) to the appropriate blogger blog posts. We can also successfully redirect the users who click the old post links (links which are no longer working) to the respective new updated posts. So we can retain the traffic and backlinks using this blogger Custom blog post URL Redirect feature. Steps to use Custom URL Redirect on your blogger site are provided below.

Redirect Traffic from broken Links to Working Blog Posts Login to Blogger Account

Click Blogger Dashboard

Click on Settings

Click on Search Preference

Click Edit link on Custom Redirects

Here you should enter the broken links to which external links are pointing on "From" field. You should enter the working URL on the "To" field. Do not forget t…

How To Delete Beneficiary Fund Transfer in HDFC Netbanking Account

If you are using HDFC bank for online transfer of money to another account, you should add the beneficiary details (account number and other details of the receiver) first. Then you should wait till HDFC enables the new beneficiary for fund transfer. After they enable the beneficiary, you can start transferring money. The time to enable a beneficiary account depends on the bank policy (right now it is 12 hours).

 It is important to note that there is a maximum number of beneficiary registration for each type of fund transfer in HDFC bank (Currently it is 50 beneficiaries per each type of transfer).

 This article is about deleting a no longer needed beneficiary from your HDFC net banking account.

Steps to Delete a Beneficiary from HDFC Account Update (05-04-2015): It seems HDFC has removed the feature to delete existing beneficiaries, but we can use the edit feature to alter all information we added. The instructions listed just below this update explains this procedure.

Automatic Deduc…

Difference Between Configuring Modem in Bridge Mode and PPPoE Mode

As I mentioned in my old posts, I started my career in computer networking as a SOHO consultant. In the first few months, we were assigned to configure Local Networks in small offices. During the period the first thing I learned was the differences between configuring a DSL modem in bridge mode and PPPoE mode. It is because the mode of modem configuration entirely affects the router configuration. You need a dialer to access the Internet if you configure the modem in bridge mode.

Then every time you must enter the Username and Password provided by ISP. If your modem is in PPPoE mode, the connection is always on. It means you do not need to use any dialer to access the Internet.

Below you can see a summary of differences between a modem in bridge mode and PPPoE mode.

Differences Between PPPoE Mode and Bridge ModeBridge Mode Supports only one computer, but PPPoE supports multiple computers

In bridge mode, you need to dial every time to connect Internet. PPPoE mode is always connected.


A Lot Of Backlinks Suddenly Disappeared From Google Webmaster Tools

Have you checked the backlink count of your website reported in webmaster tools? If not, I recommend you to log in and make sure there is no big difference in the number of external links pointing to your websites. Right now in my webmaster tools account, most of the backlinks to my blog are not appearing. You can understand the sudden shock it can give to a blogger. However, I recovered from the shock very soon because this issue happened for many website owners.

Many webmasters are reporting the same issue in the Google product forum, blogs, and other webmaster forums. So my guess is Google may be changing the way to display external links pointing in webmaster tools or it might be a bug in their system.

Update: Google seems fixed the issue. Now I can see the backlinks again in Webmaster Tools.
How to Check Backlinks to Your Website in Google Webmaster Tools Responsible webmasters always monitor the backlinks to his websites discovered by Google. After the Penguin update, lower qu…

Duplicate Name Exists Error While Connecting to a Network

Have you ever received an error message Duplicate Name Exists while trying to connect your computer to a Local network? If yes, it is because another computer in the network is already using the (hostname used by NetBIOS) name of your computer. You can fix Duplicate Name Exists error by simply changing the NetBIOS name (Network Basic Input/Output System) of your computer ( it should be unique in the Local network ).

Sometimes you may receive this error message even if your computer has a unique name. The reason is the outdated WINS Server.

It is because WINS server is responsible for verifying the NetBIOS names of the computers in the same network. So the possible solutions to fix the error Duplicate Name Exists are provided below.

How to Solve Duplicate Name Exist Error Change the name of the computer (assign a unique name) and reboot.Update WINS serverUpdate to the Newer version of Windows Operating System
It is important to have a unique name for every computer in a network created …

How to Power Cycle Router & Modem In a Local Home Network

In this article, we discuss the importance of the power cycle in solving network connectivity issues. It is the process of turning off and turning on networking devices in a systematic order. Network devices mean the Router, Modem, Switch, etc.. It sounds simple but effective to solve connectivity issues. We recommend you to perform a power cycle after you set up a new router in the local network. In this tutorial, you will learn how to power cycle devices like modem, router, switch, Access Point, etc..

How to Power cycle Modem or Router
Let us check how to power cycle a modem/router. As I explained before, power cycling is the process of the turnoff and turn on a device in systematic order. To do it, follow the instructions provided below.
Disconnect Power from your Modem /Router (unplug Power Cable) Wait 30 seconds Reconnect the Power supplyWait for one minute and ensure the active LED lights on the device are not blinking (Power light, Internet light, etc.. )

How to Power Cycle E…

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Alex George has Engineering graduation in Computer Science and an MBA in Finance. He had been working as a senior Network Engineer for ten years. His specialization is in Cisco products. Traveling is one of his hobbies and visited various places as part of his onsite work. He visited different places as part of his onsite work like New York, Dubai, London, etc. Right now Alex is a director of one of the leading career development firms in India, which trains students for UPSC, SSC, and PSC examinations. He guides a lot of students to get selection for various prestigious institutions like CBI, Income Tax Department, etc. Alex George is a stock market investor and a very active intraday trader. Engineering Background: He has a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering and passed different network and security courses like CCNA, CCNP (Security), CEH, and various Microsoft certifications. Finance Background: Alex has an MBA in Finance. He is an active intraday trader and a Share Market Investor. Webmaster Skills: Alex is a blogger since 2004. He has a working knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP, and JavaScrip.


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