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Tell Google to Index My Website Manually From Webmaster Tools Account

Are you facing any indexing problem with your website or blog ? Sometimes Google spiders may not index our web pages and blog posts irrespective of whatever efforts we do. Without indexing, Google will not show a web page in their search results. So it is very important to ensure that every pages on our website and blogs are indexed by Search Engines. What we can do if a website is not crawled by them properly ? This is one of the unfortunate state where Google shows no interest to a blog where already done most of the normal SEO steps to ensure the indexing. Is there any manual steps or procedure to force Google to index webpages on a website ? There is a way to submit webpages which are not yet indexed  from Webmaster Tools. If a specific page or post in our website is not yet indexed by them, we can submit that web page URL to Google directly and their spiders will come to index that URL after it is submitted. Manual procedure to submit a URL to index in Google from Webmaster tools…

USB Tethering Error Showing On My Android Phone

While traveling I use my Android phone to get Internet connection on my laptop. Using the tethering feature I can use my Android phone as a wireless modem and my laptop access Internet through it. If anyone does not know what tethering stands for, it is a feature which allows share android phone's mobile data connection via USB or as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot. Yesterday while traveling I got in to a strange error. My mobile handset failed to tether. After connecting Android handset to laptop it showed the message USB connected, check to tether as usual. When I clicked tether, it fade out and showed an error message USB tethering error.

Then I received a pop up to turn on USB storage. I clicked on the button to turn on USB storage and then it displayed another message you cannot tether while USB storage is on. I turned off the USB storage and then it showed "USB connected, check to tether". Again when I clicked on tether, it said USB tethering error. I disconnected phone …

Do You Use Nofollow For Internal Links in Your Website?

This article is about analyzing the usage of nofollow attribute while dealing with internal pages on a website. We can still see websites using this attribute for their internal links. I even see supporters of using it for internal linking. Personally I do not like the idea of adding rel="nofollow" to them. While discussing in webmaster forums, supporters of using nofollow attribute while pointing internal pages argue there is no need to pass PR juice to less important pages like contact us page, FAQ etc. So to avoid passing PR juice to the less important pages they add this attribute whenever pointing to those pages. Let us check how much truth in their arguments who support the usage of rel="nofollow" to internal webpages.

Concept of Page Rank Sculpting When I started doing SEO for my websites, the concept of Page Rank sculpting was ruling. According to Page Rank Sculpting, we can channel the PR juice of one webpage to certain links on that page including internal…

How to Change Blogspot Blog Address from Blogger Settings

So if you have a blog in blogspot domain and have an address  not much related to the topics you write, you can change it always from the blogger dashboard. There is no restriction from blogger about the number of times you can change the URL of your blog. So if you think the URL is not an easily recognizable one or it does not tell the real niche of your writing, you have the full freedom to change it. The point we should remember is this facility depends on the availability of blog URLs. It means if the URL you are seeking for is already taken, you cannot use that. Blogspot serves first comes basis and it is better you register the one you want sooner.

Steps to Change Blogger Blog Address Log in to Blogger account

Click on Settings

Under basic settings you can see an edit button near blog address.

Click edit and change the current URL with the new one. Click on Save after completing the process.

Change Blogspot URL With Registered Domain Name
Now let us come to another scenario. You wa…

Stop Blogger Counting On Owners Visits in Analytics

If you are using blogger as your blog platform, to count the traffic to your blog you do not need to install any third party analytics (though I recommend the use of Google analytics). Blogger has a default traffic analyzer which checks the traffic to your website, country from which visitors came, the major landing pages with popular keywords. One issue with blogger stats checker is, it counts your own visit to total traffic. Though it makes sense, we can tell it to do not count our traffic to our blogs. So it will give exact view of genuine traffic originated and help to make our future plans with this true stats by making all your visits to your blog anonymous. To tell how to stop counting our traffic, follow the instructions provided below.

Tell Blogger to Stop Counting Your Own Pageviews in Stats Login to Blogspot Account

Click on the Blog listed in the dashboard

Click on Stats

Click on the link don't track your own pageviews

Select the radio button don't track my pageviews and…

How to Check Backlinks To a Website in Google, Yahoo & Bing Search Engines

If you are a blogger or webmaster, one thing you are always curious to check is the backlink count of your website just after checking your keyword rankings. We all know the importance of backlinks and how do they help to get higher keyword rank for our sites. This article is dedicated to various methods to check the number of backlinks in major search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing pointing to your and your competitors. There are various ways to find the number of external links indexed in Google, Yahoo and Bing. Here I am not using any third party tools to view the backlink count but the methods provided by the respective Search Engines only.

How to Check Backlinks in GoogleFirst let us check the methods to find indexed backlinks to your website from Google. There are two methods to find it. They are Google backlink check command and link list from Webmaster tools account.
Google External Backlink Check Command:
Type to find the external links pointing …

How to Cut a Video File Using Free Video Cutter Avidemux

Yesterday I recovered a long forgotten video which had taken during my college days. Though an amateur creation, it has many exciting moments which reminds the college days. Since I had no intention to keep that lengthy file, I decided to cut important portions only for future. I do not know very much about Video editing but wanted to edit this one badly. So I was looking for simple applications which can edit a video and help us to cut certain part of it. This article tells my efforts to find such a software and how did it met my needs. I hope this article will help newbies who have a genuine copy of movie file but planning to delete it while keeping the best parts of it in hard disks.

You must need a free movie cutter to perform this task. This article explains how much one of my favorite free applications named Avidemux can help you. I have been using this free application to edit and cut movie files. It is a free, hassle free video cutter software. Cut a film in to a number clips…

Small Office Home Office (SOHO) Device Setup Guide

This guide is dedicated to SOHO products and is a collection of tutorials to configure various models of them. SOHO stands for Small Office Home Office and I hope you will find this tutorial helpful to configure or troubleshoot a LAN network in your home or office. I started my networking career by designing and troubleshooting networks with SOHO products and still love to do the same. Here you can find links to our various guides to configure and troubleshoot routers, modems, switches , adapters etc of various vendors like Belkin, Linksys, Cisco, D-link etc

File Access Denied- Need to Provide Administrative Permissions to Move The File

Have you ever encountered an error message File Access Denied 'You will need to provide administrative permission to move this file' while moving one file in your computer from one location to another ? This can happen either you are in a standard user account without having sufficient permission or the wrong security permissions set on file. If you are in a standard/guest user account you need to login to Administrative account to move a folder which needs administrative privilage. If you are already logged in to an administrative account and still facing the same error message, you have to edit the system permission set. By changing the set of rules which restrict the access, you can fix this issue.

The error message looks like:

You can change the permission for a user by following the steps below.
Right click on the file

Click on Property

Click on Security tab

Select the user and click on Edit button near "To change permission click Edit"

Select the user and uncheck e…

Increase Adsense Ad Revenue by Improving CPC and CTR of Ads Displaying On Your Website

I have been using Google Adsense to monetize my blogs for more than 5 years. With this experience, I would like to write an article about the basic facts which affect the revenue from Adsense ads displaying on a website. I hope it will help at least a few newbie webmasters to monetize their website effectively using this program. Traffic is the key of AdSense success but still you should learn other factors which affects total advertisement earning. Though there are many factors affecting the Advertisement revenue I would like to concentrate just two factors CPC and CTR in this article. It is important to note that the tips explained here are valid only for a quality website.

High CPC Assure Higher Adsense Revenue In advertisers point of view CPC of Adsense units showing is the amount they pays to display their ads and it is just above the amount bid by the competitor immediate below him(not the maximum amount they bid). According to a webmaster, Cost Per Click of ad units displaying o…