Sitemap, Your Key To Get High Page Rank

Ranking high on Google needs a lot of SEO. One of the main SEO things is to make a Google Sitemap for you site. Usually webmasters place sitemap in their pages or they help with different wordpress plugins. Here I’m going to show you one of the easiest ways to upload your sitemap to Google Webmaster Central. If you didn’t added sites in it then do it fast, as you have a lot of good statistics in there.

After you added some of your sites there click on of them and go check settings of it. In left sidebar you will see Sitemaps, click on it. There you need to upload your sitemap of the site you clicked on with the methods you select. For the blogger who hosted their blog on blogspot/blogger, simply put their sitemap's url as

If you are using self hosting blog, for making sitemap, one of the first ranked sites is XML-Sitemaps. Here create your sitemap by entering your site url. Download the sitemap and upload it to Google Webmaster Central, and you are done. This will help Google to crawl your site faster and maybe you will gain some positions on Google.


Identify Broken BackLinks with Google Web Crawl

Web Crawl is one of tools inside Google Webmaster Tools that provides you with detailed reports about your pages' visibility on Google. This suite of webmaster tools provides you with a free and easy way to make your site more Google-friendly. It Identifies all the backlinks to your site which are pointing towards a Non-existent Page i.e. those backlinks which are broken

Consequences of linking to a Non-existent Page?
Though it doesn’t hurt much in case of your site’s SEO purpose but you are losing the effective PR juice which you deserve for your site. As Google will not rank a non-existant Page, the backlik becomes useless.
Also you will lose the important traffic which will come to your site following the backlink.

Steps to Using Web Crawl On Your Site:
  • Goto Google webmaster tools.
  • Add your site if you still haven’t done it.
  • Click on your site. You will be taken to your site Overview.
  • On the left side there is an option for diagnostics. Click on it.
  • Under that web Crawl Feature is present.


Growth Up Traffic Of Adsense Site With Using Social Bookmarking

Bookmarking your sites, articles, videos and everything else you do online is a great way to get backlinks and drive traffic to your site. Bookmarking sites are where people go to have a list of their favorite sites online and to share these sites or other related sites with others. These sites can generate traffic to your web site(s) because the bookmarking sites have a very large community. But the most important aspect of this bookmarking sites is that you are getting quality one way backlinks. Backlinks are very important to have if you want to rank high in the search engines for your keywords.

Bookmarking sites can generate traffic more quickly than search engines because they index and categorize content faster than the search engines. So be sure to have a well planned and targeted bookmarking campaign and you will drive free targeted traffic to your web site.

When you start to bookmark everything you do online, here is a few of the main sites that you should be using:

1. Digg - this site is for people to submit stories that they find on the internet. When other people like your story, they digg it. The more diggs a story gets, the higher it is ranked. If you can get enough diggs your story can appear on the front page with the potential of getting thousands of views.

2. Technorati - is one of the main authority sites when it comes to blogs. They monitor the content, comments and links between.

3. Stumble upon - Bookmarking or telling people which web sites that you stumble upon and think are interesting.

4. - high authority bookmarking site with a large community

when you are bookmarking be sure to add the correct tags to your bookmarks. This will guarantee that they are seen and will increase links to your site. When adding tags, be sure to pay attention to the format that the site uses.
The two most common formats are comma separated and space separated. Make sure you follow the correct format so you get the full benefit of each bookmark.

Bookmarking your sites manually can be very time consuming. Here are two tools that will help you make the process go a little faster.
  1. Only Wire
  2. Social Marker
So get started and sign up for accounts at these bookmarking sites and remember to bookmark everything you do online.

How To Improve Your Adsense Earning

Adsense is a great program, if you run a content based website, then it can effectively offer you 'free money'. Basically just by placing Google's AdSense code on your site you can make money from anyone who clicks through on any one of those ads.

This is great and most website owners end-up applying for the AdSense program. Once approved the tendency is to log into your account, chose a few ad formats, place them on your site and wait for the money to start rolling in... or not...

The truth is that AdSense is extremely easy to implement (you just copy the text from Google's website and paste it into your own site). But it's actually fairly complex to get right. That's why many website owners feel very, very disappointed when they reach the end of the first month and little money has come through.

Partly this is because displaying ads on your site is a numbers game... The more people you have coming to your site the more likely it is that they will click on the ads on your site. Typically you will get a click-through rate of between 1% and 5% (ie for every 100 people who visit your site only between 1 and 5 of them will click on an ad). You can improve this number by altering the layout of your ads (ie ad size, font colours and border colours) where plain ads that actually resemble the overall look and feel of the text on your site tend to perform best. Basically you're trying to make the ads merge in with the content of your site so that they do not look like ads. That's why some of the more unusual ad sizes can look better than the standard 'banner' style of ads.

Obviously you also need to look after your SEO. You need to build more links so that more people find your website and see your pages (remember that earning income from ads is a numbers game, the more people who visit your site, the more clicks you get).

However, it's also often forgotten that each ad is worth a certain amount of money and only pays you a certain amount for each click. You want to get ads to your site that will entice your visitors to click on them and which will earn you the most income. This is why you need to pay particular attention to how your website is indexed and the keywords you have.

Your keywords should always be related to your site's content, however some keywords are better at getting high-paying ads than others. Also , the google bots index the whole of your site and if you have a complex page with lots of links this may not be a good thing.

The links and other text you have may lead to areas of your site and topics that are not related to the main focus of the page they're on (this is particularly true of portal sites and forums and article sites) and this is where Google provides tools to help you. One of the most important of these is a series of tags:

text of section

This tells Google that the text between those tags is the most important part of a web pate. Now, the remainder of the page won't be ignored but whatever's between those tags will be given extra weighting. Google recommends that you include at least 20% of a page's content in those sections and you certainly can't use it to just highlight certain words and phrases. But if your page is complex and especially if your page design puts some of the main navigation elements before the main content it can be very powerful.

If, however, you want certain text on your pages to be ignored completely for ad indexing you can use the following tags:

text of section

Using these tools can help you dramatically help the focussing of ads on your site and this can help your click-through rates and incomes.


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Plus Minus Using Flash in Web Design

Adobe Flash (formerly Macromedia Flash) is a powerful multimedia technology that brings life and color to the web. Flash however, comes with various disadvantages that often hinder its implementation in web page design. At a time when SEO is a necessity in web design, flash should be used very cautiously. Following are some reasons why:

Browser incompatibility
While it's true the Adobe Flash plugin has been installed in very many browsers, you often need the latest version of the plugin to view content created using new versions of flash authoring software. You are also not sure that every user updates their plugins diligently. This presents the risk of your flash content not being properly viewed by all your site visitors. Woe unto you if your entire site is in flash.

Near-impossible site indexing
Site engine robots cannot execute JavaScript nor index content that is embed within flash files. For that reason, flash site designers are encouraged to provide html or text only versions of their web pages. This should however be carefully implemented to avoid penalties of web page duplication and spamming search engine robots.

Very small screen fonts
For some reason, many web sites designed entirely in flash have very small fonts that are particularly hard to read. Worse, there are no ways of resizing the page text size used on such pages. The worst part is that flash sites have no accessibility features for visitors who use text-only browsers or those who are visually handicapped.

Distracting animations and eye-candy
Many overzealous designers often go over themselves to come up with extremely busy web pages full of flashy graphics, animated banners and other multimedia flash elements. With Flash, it's very easy to yield to the temptation of creating web pages full of eye candy that fails to delight the eye but ends up distracting thge mind. Be careful, most modern browsers e.g. Opera offers users the option of instantly disabling animated graphics and other multimedia content.

Slow-loading multimedia content
It is true that most Flash content is handled as vector graphics in flash authoring applications. On the web however, these files are incorporated as SWF flash files. In view of the ActionScript that facilitates animations and interaction, the file sizes increase. Ultimately, web sites with heavy flash content take longer to load. This can easily drive your visitors away. Flash content is to be kept to a minimum.

The Great Keywords For Growing Up Web Traffic

Keywords are not just for search engine optimization of your website, rather these can serve as subjects when you are writing fruitful content for your website. Keywords provide you with topics people are searching for. No wonder you would want these to be converted into informative articles.

How many keywords can one subject contain?
There is no dearth of keywords for a single subject, because there are millions out there trying to search for information and trying new keywords all the time. Therefore, proper research will reveal the numbers of available keywords for a single subject.

It is absolutely normal if you put in the main keyword and take use those which have highest numbers of clicks. This strategy will work when you are trying to market your website. However, using single line or vertical keywords can really make your website SEO friendly. If you want continuous flow of traffic your efforts should be directed towards building a user friendly and highly informative website.

Are website content keywords any different than the marketing ones?
Keywords for both purposes would be almost similar. However, for the purpose of building an informative website, you should use keywords with a wider spectrum rather than eyeing just the bull's eye. When building a website and adding content, it becomes necessary to include as many related topics as possible, this is what will bring in regular visitors.

Keyword mining software will always provide you with not just vertical keywords which are directly related to the subject. Instead through these software you will find keywords that are related to the subject but do not happen to be the very main stream ones. These keywords are very useful in providing you with topics that can become informative articles to a wide range of Internet users.

For example: If your website is about particular jewelry, it would be easier to attract traffic if it contained jewelry for men, women, children, different age groups, different occasions, information regarding what jewelry goes well with what apparel, with examples, etc. this would automatically increase use of the jewelry website and people would visit it often to get ideas and information. You can also provide visitors with information regarding preserving, cleaning and repair of the jewelry.

Can all the above keywords bring in traffic for the website?
Some keywords can be used simply for building your website. Though internet users do not search for the product or service using the keyword, you will be surprised to see that many who visit your website will check out the information page. If visitors find information worthwhile, you can be assured they will come back each time they want to more knowledge about the subject.

Keywords used for web content building may not always pull in traffic, but they are always helpful in retaining traffic if the content answers their queries and current problems effectively. You have the long tail keywords and short keywords; both can be used for building website content.


A Grandma has world's fastest broadband

Sigbritt, a 75 year old woman from Karlstad in central Sweden has been thrust into the IT history books - with the world's fastest internet connection.

Sigbritt Löthberg's home has been supplied with a blistering 40 Gigabits per second (40 Gbs) connection, many thousands of times faster than the average residential link and the first time ever that a home user has experienced such a high speed.

But Sigbritt, who had never had a computer until now, is no ordinary 75 year old. She is the mother of Swedish internet legend Peter Löthberg who, along with Karlstad Stadsnät, the local council's network arm, has arranged the connection.
"This is more than just a demonstration," said network boss Hafsteinn Jonsson.
"As a network owner we're trying to persuade internet operators to invest in faster connections. And Peter Löthberg wanted to show how you can build a low price, high capacity line over long distances," he told The Local.
Sigbritt will now be able to enjoy 1,500 high definition HDTV channels simultaneously. Or, if there is nothing worth watching there, she will be able to download a full high definition DVD in just two seconds.

The secret behind Sigbritt's ultra-fast connection is a new modulation technique which allows data to be transferred directly between two routers up to 2,000 kilometres apart, with no intermediary transponders.

According to Karlstad Stadsnät the distance is, in theory, unlimited - there is no data loss as long as the fibre is in place.

"I want to show that there are other methods than the old fashioned ways such as copper wires and radio, which lack the possibilities that fibre has," said Peter Löthberg, who now works at Cisco.
Cisco contributed to the project but the point, said Hafsteinn Jonsson, is that fibre technology makes such high speed connections technically and commercially viable.
"The most difficult part of the whole project was installing Windows on Sigbritt's PC," said Jonsson.

Btw, I wish I was her grandson ... :)

How about your grandma, guys?

Source: The Local Sweden's News.

Best Ways to Increase Blog Traffic

For beginner and even the expert, here are the simple and best ways for increasing the traffic to your blogs or websites:
  • Trade links with others website owner (Traffic exchanges) - This method should be related to the subject of your blogs. But is not encourage by search engines. This method able to drive unlimited amounts of traffic to your website. Traffic exchanges are websites that award its members with advertising credits in exchange for viewing other members websites or business opportunities.
  • E-zines or Articles - Write some articles and submit them to e-zines, websites and magazines that accept article submissions for free. And, include your business information and web address at the end of the article.
  • Online community - When people get involved in your community they will regularly come back to communicate with others such as online message board, forum or chat room.
  • Freebie - Give away the freebie to your visitors because this will increase your blogs exposure and attract many online users to your blogs at the same time.
  • Online directories - List your particular item or service for free. If you’re offering a free e-zine, submit it to all the free e-zine directories on the web.
  • Message Boards - Participating to other people’s questions and give comments and post appropriate information.
  • Exchange classified or sponsor ads - Exchanging ads or links means more traffic to the web site and make money online in converting the traffic to sale much effective to the blogger and internet marketer.
  • Free advertising Listing - You can post it on free classified ad sites, free for all links sites, news groups that allow ads, free yellow page directories, etc. Free advertising sites offer you free advertising to entice you to upgrade in the future. When you place an ad with a free advertising website you are basically testing that website to see if your ad will generate traffic to your site, once your ads begins to generate traffic, you will most likely upgrade your account.
  • Setup blog and post - Setting up your own blog is one of the simplest way to generate traffic to your website either free blog or self-hosted blog. Blogs help you to simply your thoughts and ideas and the best way to communicate in a blog is to write the same way you speak. Make sure that when you are blogging you use the keywords relevant to your niche at least 5 times in the body of your blog. You can get indexed rather quickly with blogs. Therefore generating a lot of traffic to your website through the search engines.
  • Backlinks - This way can be achieve several ways such as reciprocal link. Reciprocal links is when you place another marketers link on your website in exchange for them placing your link on theirs. Another way is to place ads free or paid in several listings across the internet using your url as the source.
  • Yahoo Answers - Answering questions related to your niche will help you to generate traffic to your website for the simple fact that Yahoo allows you to post your url as the source of the answer.
  • Thank You Page - When someone fills your form with their information it takes them to a thank you page where the message usually read thank you for your subscription. You can redirect your thank you page to any website of your choice. The reason the traffic is targeted is because the person signing the form was definitely interested in your product.
  • Opt-in Form - An opt-in form is a web form used to capture a prospects name, e-mail address or phone number. This way works if you offer a prospect a free gift or service, but they must fill out your form in order to receive delivery of their gift. One caution is to make sure not to spam your list, because just as they opt-in, they can choose to opt-out.
  • Post comments - Make comment to others people blog will let other people to click your link because people will curious about your comment and want to look more about you and your website.
  • Giving testimonials - This involve giving comments and endorsement to other people’s products. As soon as you use another person’s product, send a quick email to the person telling him/her how much valuable or helpful the product was to you. Soon , you’ll be having people putting your testimonials on their high traffic website with a link to your site.
  • Signature - Include your signature file with links to your web site at the end of all your postings or emails or even articles.
  • Submit your URL to major search engines - This increase the possibilities for online users to search your website with the keywords.


Free And Useful SEO Tools for Webmaster

These free SEO Tools will help your web pages and your site as a whole to achieve a top ranking status in various search engine listings like search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN and

ROR Sitemap Generator
Sitemap is an essential part of a website. This helps the search engines to crawl your pages easily and smoothly. The easier your web pages can be crawled by the search engines, the more pages of your website can be indexed. Likewise, the more web pages the search engines can crawl, the more information they can stock in their databases. Hence, Google actively recommends to all websites to submit sitemap in suggested XML or plain text format.

Here is a free ROR Sitemap Generator that will crawl your website and generate an ROR Sitemap for up to 1,000 URLs, which is compatible to ALL search engines, not just Google, Yahoo or MSN.

ROR is a rapidly growing XML format for describing any object on a website (sitemaps, products, services, menus, images, reviews, contact info, business info, etc), so any search engines can better understand its content.
Note: To make your ROR Sitemap automatically readable by all search engines, choose the “ror/rss” format.
Website Grader
Website Grader is a free search engine optimization tool that you should be using if you’re a webmaster. Website Grader will give you a report of many aspects of your site and a final grade out of 100. When I first ran it on my site, I was at 56, now I’m up to 98. And my traffic has gone from 100 visits a day to 5000. I’m not saying it’s because of Website Grader, but it helped me determine problem areas.

Xinu Returns
Another web site I had written about a couple of months back that lets you quickly check things like your pagerank, rating, backlinks, and indexed pages. Xinu Returns is a great tool to get a quick overview of your the status of your site in the blogosphere. It also gives you tips for your title tags and meta keywords.

This site is really awesome for webmasters. You type in your web address and then choose all of the browsers and OSs that you would like to see your website shown in. You can see how your web site looks on Linux, Windows or Mac and in all of the different browsers, including Firefox, IE, Safari, and Opera. You can also choose the screen size, color depth, etc. BrowserShots is really great tool.

YSlow is a Firefox only addon, but it is an amazing tool for analyzing a website in terms of performance and speed. It checks 13 different factors for a web page and generates a final score for the site. It also lists out the improvements that need to be made to ensure the highest possible grade. How it helped me reduce the load time of my site by 50% by using it.

Another tool you can use that is similar to YSlow, but no need for Firefox. This tool gives you a breakdown of various aspects of your site, including HTTP requests, DNS lookups, etc and gives you recommendations on how to make it load faster, etc.

BuiltWith is a very cool site that creates a profile of your website based on what technologies your site is running on. This site really focuses on the actual technologies that your site is built with, i.e. PHP, Apache server, Google Analytics, etc. It also gives you a score out of 5 stars depending on how good those technologies are. has a rating of 2/5! IIS sucks!

CSS Optimizer
Just about every website uses CSS in some way or another and each call to a CSS file takes time to download. If you can shrink the size of your CSS files, even by a little bit, you’ll save a lot of time on page loading. You can also go to the W3C CSS Validation site to make sure your CSS is valid. Visit its site for more info.

A very powerful tool that will take your JavaScript and CSS files and combine them together and remove all unnecessary comments and whitespace. I have used this tool before to reduce the size of my Javascript files by almost 40%. You can imagine the savings in load time because of that, especially if you use Wordpress where each plugin usually has it’s own Javascript file.


10 Firefox Extension to Fight Against Phishing

Phishing is an attempt to steal an access, identity or useful information by making a fake pages. Usually they attempt to steal e-mail, username, password, bank account number, etc.

Never reveal your passwords. Not even to family or close friends. Of course you trust your family and friends but once revealed you can never be sure that they will not unwittingly reveal your password to someone else. There may be occasions, due to sickness or accident for example, when you have to allow family or close friends to access some on-line accounts. Following such occasions you should change your passwords as soon as practically possible.

The following are a few of Firefox extensions that could be use to fight against phishing attack.

1. PhishTank SiteChecker
Will block all phishing site according to data from PhishTank Community. When you visit site that were considered as phishing site by PhishTank, then it will show you blocking page.

2. Google Safe Browsing
Will give warning when a site page attempt to steal private data or bank account information. By combining algorithm combination with data about fake site from many source, then Google Safe Browsing will automatically recognize if you visiting phishing site.

3. WOT
WOT helping you to recognize phishing site by showing site reputation to your browser. So that you can easily avoiding phishing site. The Reputation were taken according to testimonial from WOT community.

4. Verisign EV Green Bar
This extension adding certificate validation to your browser. When you access ’secure’ site, then address bar text will turn into green and showing the site owner and certificate authority. This extension helpful to recognize fake site.

5. iTrustPage
Will prevent internet user in filling form to some fake site. When you visiting site that has form page, iTrustPage calculate value from TrustScore form page, to find out if those site are valid or not.

6. Finjan SecureBrowsing
Finjan SecureBrowsing examine link to your search result and give warning about potentially phishing link. Finjan will attempt to detect malicious code and script as well. After that will give green marked for safe link and red malicious link.

7. FirePhish
FirePhish warned you everytime you visit site that is considered phishing site or has suspicious script and code.

8. CallingID Link Advisor
CallingID Link Advisor verify whether if a link is safe or not before you fully open it. When your mouse point to that link then it will show you an detailed information about those link so you can easily recognize trusted site.

9. SpoofStick
SpoofStick make you easy to find out whether if those site is a fake by showing only valid and relevant domain information.

TrustBar give an advantage to user to give a name or logo site. Making it easier to find out if those site are fake or not.


Web 2.0 Ads Ready Template for Blogger

Are you looking for a new Blogger template? Look! This is the best template the author have converted here at eBlog Templates. It’s a wonderful web 2.0 popular blog layout with some great built in ad spots (hence the template name) and features.

It’s either a 2 or 3 column template (you can change it on the fly) so you get the best of both worlds. This Blogger template is what we call a “powerhouse” template since almost all the features you need are already built in. On top of that, it’s quite easy to setup and makes your blog look like a professional site without much effort.

  • 2 or 3 right side columns which are easy to switch (default is 3)
  • 3 great location ad spots (header banner 468 x 60, three 125 x 125 buttons in sidebar, and a 468 x 60 AdSense banner above the first post)
  • Integrated Feedburner rss and subscribe via email sidebar module (also includes “add to favoritesTechnorati link)
  • Built-in live traffic feed widget from FEEDJIT
  • Built-in MyBlogLog and BlogCatalog recent reader widgets
  • Dynamic tabs easily created by editing the link list widget
  • Search box without the need for a “go” button
  • Recent posts and comments widgets
  • Nicely designed individual blog post comments section
  • Properly setup Blogger layout editor
You can download this template at here or here.


Grow and build traffic your blog with Entrecard

For who don't know, Entrecard is a new blogger tool that enables bloggers to exchange advertising space and in turn grow their sites. A very nice idea if I must say so myself. The cool thing about it is that it also works.

Unlike things like blogrush etc this one genuinely generates traffic to your site and brings dedicated readers that will be interested in what you have to say. So Click the link above and check them out and enjoy free advertising and traffic exchange. It’s one of the best ways to grow a new blog!

Entrecard has finally added the ability for users to have more than one blog in their system. You could implement this in the past by setting up an account for each blog, but this was a major pain in the neck. Now there’s a new option called “Linked Blogs”

This lets you add a new blog, or join up a different blog you had created a new account for. Linked blogs have the following properties:
  • Linked blogs are displayed as “Other blogs by this author” on the profile page
  • There are no limits on credit transfers between linked blogs
  • When dropping, the currently Active card is the card that is dropped
  • Each blog may drop on up to 300 sites per day
There are other features they have introduced (including a new home page), but this is the best feature I think. It’s interesting how once you get used to the base service a website offers, it’s the new stuff that attracts your attention, just like shiny kitchen faucets on an old kitchen. New features make the service exciting once again, give it that spot of freshness.


Edit and Retouch your Photo on Adobe Photoshop Online

Adobe System Inc, the maker of the popular photo-editing software Photoshop on Thursday launched a basic version available for free online.

Adobe says it hopes to boost its name recognition among a new generation of consumers who edit, store and share photos online. While Photoshop is designed for trained professionals, Adobe says Photoshop Express, which it launched in a “beta” test version, is easier to learn. User comments will be taken into account for future upgrades.

Photoshop Express will be completely Web-based so consumers can use it with any type of computer, operating system and browser. And, once they register, users can get to their accounts from different computers.

Web-based software is increasingly popular, and Adobe knows it’s got to get on that train, said Kathleen Maher, an analyst at Jon Peddie Research. Many kinds of software are available for use online in a trend known as “software as a service” or “cloud computing”. The earliest were e-mail programs, but they now include services to create and manage content and even whole operating systems. And they don’t require time-consuming upgrades because they’re maintained by the service provider.

Google Inc. provides a host of such services, as do Microsoft Corp and others.
“This is the battlefield where Adobe and Microsoft and Google are going to fight some pretty big battles,” Maher said.
Photoshop enters the online photo-management arena many years after such services first appeared. Some companies have already made a big name for themselves, like 9-year-old storage solution Shutterfly Inc., photo-editing service Picnik or image-sharing site Photobucket Inc.

Adobe says providing Photoshop Express for free is part marketing and part a strategy to create up-sell opportunities. It hopes some customers will move from it to boxed software like its $99 Photoshop Elements or to a subscription-based version of Express that’s in the works.

Ron Glaz, a research analyst at IDC, says the move was necessary for Adobe to keep pace. Users are less likely to switch to a software they aren’t familiar with, he said.
“They have a whole market that they are missing out on, and they need to make sure that the market is aware there is a Photoshop solution for them. As that market grows and becomes more sophisticated, hopefully it will generate money,” Glaz said.
“It’s one of those things, if you can’t beat them, join them,” Glaz said. “If they don’t join them, the long run could be really painful.”

For the real experience visit this free web based of Photoshop at here.


Obfuscate and Encode your PHP Code with Obfusc PHP 2.3.1

Obfusc Php is an obfuscator and encoder based on a high quality PHP parser to ensure that all the syntax is properly handled. You don't need to install extension on servers,obfusc is a real obfuscator.

Unlike products that only encode the sources and decode them at runtime, selling only an illusion of protection. Obfusc PHP provides full control over the obfuscation process with a powerful user interface. You can decide case by case if an identifier should be or not obfuscated.

The default settings and decisions provide around 90% rate of obfuscation without human intervention for a normal project. You can make manual decisions and rise this rate in cases where obfusc is not 100% sure that understands all code intentions. If you want to preserve names as a part of an API for customers you can easily do this too.

From interface you can choose what files are not to be obfuscated and all identifiers used in those files will not be scrambled in the rest of the project. You can have more styles for obfuscated identifiers and you can choose if strings are scrambled or white spaces and comments are stripped.When stripping comments you can also preserve some PHP comments that you choose.

Features :
  • Replaces variables, functions, classes, members, constants names from PHP scripts with nonsense names and obscure strings, removes comments and white spaces without affecting functionality.
  • Starting with 2.0 it has encoder features to hide entirely the code structure.
  • Fully obfuscate and encode your project before buying!
  • No changes required to your source code!
  • No changes required on server!
  • PHP4 and PHP5 versions supported.
  • Easy to use (in 1-2 hours you can be an expert)
  • Advanced GUI
  • Great for source/project analysis. You can see easy how/where every name is used.

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Alexa Shuts Down Redirect Nonsense

Alexa is a web statistics company that counts traffic from a number of sources, primarily its toolbar userbase. Alexa rankings have become increasingly important lately as Izea’s Text Link Ads brokerage uses Alexa rank and Google Page Rank to set the price on text link ads it brokers.

Webmasters looking for a boost to their Alexa rankings had been using a loophole in the Alexa system to get clicks on links to their blog counted in Alexa’s traffic counts. By adding “” ahead of their actual URL, Alexa would redirect the surfer to their site and count one visitor in the process. This had picked up speed in recent weeks, including a fairly good sized faction of EntreCard users using the Alexa redirect as their EntreCard URL.

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Integrating Adsense in The Body Of Your WordPress Post

When blogging, one of the best spots to place your Adsense Ad is in the body of your post. We receives 75%+ of it’s clicks from the ads that we integrate in the post.There’s only one problem with those ads. Google Adsense allows no more then 3 Ads on a single page, and with the standard tools Wordpress supplies, on all pages that have

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Yahoo rejects Microsoft's $44.6 billion bid

Yahoo Inc. spurned Microsoft Corp.'s $44.6 billion takeover bid as inadequate Monday, betting that it can elicit a higher offer from the world's largest software maker or find another way to deliver a comparable payoff to its shareholders.

The rebuff by the slumping Internet pioneer had been widely anticipated after word of Yahoo's intention was leaked during the weekend.

In its formal response, Yahoo said its board had concluded Microsoft's unsolicited offer "substantially undervalues" the Sunnyvale-based company.

Yahoo indicated it could be lured to the negotiating table if Microsoft ups the ante, without mentioning the price it has in mind.

"The board of directors is continually evaluating all of its strategic options in the context of the rapidly evolving industry environment and we remain committed to pursuing initiatives that maximize value for all stockholders," Yahoo said in a statement.

Investors appeared confident that Microsoft wants Yahoo badly enough to raise the stakes. Yahoo shares rose 34 cents to $29.54 in Monday's morning trading while Microsoft shares fell 46 cents to $28.10.

If Microsoft doesn't raise its offer, Yahoo Chief Executive Jerry Yang assured employees in a Monday e-mail that the company is poised to rebound on its own and become a "must buy" in the $45 billion online advertising market.

"We have accomplished a great deal in a very short time," wrote Yang, a company co-founder who promised things would get better after he became CEO eight months ago. "Yahoo is a faster-moving, better organized, more nimble company well on its way to transforming the experiences of its users, advertisers, publishers and developers."

Just two days before Microsoft made its bid, Yang had warned Yahoo faced "headwinds" that made it unlikely the company's performance would improve significantly until 2009.

Yahoo's stock price had dropped by more than 40 percent in the three months leading to Microsoft's bid, valued at $31 per share when it was announced Feb. 1. The offer was 62 percent above Yahoo's market value at the time.

Many analysts believe Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft will eventually raise its bid to $35 to $40 per share, sweetening the pot by $5 billion to $12 billion in an effort to negotiate an amicable sale.

Microsoft was prepared to pay at least $40 per share for Yahoo a year ago, according to a person familiar with the talks between the two companies a year ago. Yahoo wasn't interested then because it was confident in its own strategy, said the person, who didn't want to be identified because Microsoft's 2007 offer was never publicly disclosed.

But a higher bid now could hurt Microsoft's own stock price, which has been slipping amid concerns that a Yahoo takeover could be more trouble than its worth. Microsoft's market value has plunged by more than $40 billion, or 14 percent, since the bid was made public.

Microsoft representatives didn't immediately respond to requests for comment Monday morning.

RBC Capital Markets analyst Jordan Rohan predicted Yahoo's board will have little choice but to sell the company if Microsoft raises its bid to $35 or $36 per share. "Yahoo management has already exhausted the patience of its largest, longest-suffering shareholders," Rohan wrote in a Monday note.

If it doesn't want to pay more money, Microsoft could take its original bid directly to Yahoo's shareholders. Microsoft's management began preparing for that possibility last week by meeting with some of Yahoo's major shareholders to rally support for its offer.

In a more extreme tactic, Microsoft could try to override Yahoo's board by trying to oust the current directors later this year — a risky maneuver that would likely create hard feelings that would make it more difficult to cobble the two businesses together if a deal were consummated.

Yahoo also could fend off Microsoft by exercising an antitakeover device, known as a "poison pill," that would issue more company shares to make a buyout too expensive to pull off.

Although its profits have been dwindling during the past two years, Yahoo still possesses one of the Internet's biggest audiences and most valuable franchises. Microsoft believes it can build on those assets to become a more formidable competitor to Google Inc., which now holds a commanding lead in the lucrative online search and advertising markets.

Yahoo has reportedly been exploring an advertising partnership with Google as one way to boost its profits and remain independent. The company also has been looking for other suitors that might be interested in countering Microsoft's bid, but so far no one has stepped forward.

By rejecting Microsoft's initial offer, Yahoo's board is running the risk that the company's stock will plunge below $20 per share again if its suitor decides to walk away.

That scenario would probably unleash a flood of shareholder lawsuits, intensifying the pressure on Yahoo's management team to deliver on a long-awaited turnaround that has been in the works for the past 18 months.

Source: AP


Speed up your site with PHPSpeedy

Leon Chevalier of Aciddrop has just released a free script that can considerably speed-up your website or blog's load time. PHPSpeedy works by making fewer HTTP requests, adding a far-future expires header, Gziping page components and minifying Javascript, CSS and HTML.

The end results are pretty stunning, in Chevalier's test (available at his site), a 271 KB page with 14 requests took 4.44 seconds to load. The same page after the modifications weighed in at 49 KB and just 4 requests, for 1.1s load time.

The latest version of the script includes an installer process that makes enabling the script on your own website for blog very, very easy. We tried it on our own WordPress installation and found the results to be as advertised and the installation process to be worry free.

For more specific WordPress 2.3.x instructions, follow us after the jump.For WordPress 2.3.x users, installing and enabling the script is very easy.

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Digs' em - Brand New WordPress Theme Inspired From

Digg is a very popular website. Luck and the large mass of community was not the only two elements that carried forth the success of Many people, especially Internet marketers and search engine marketers fail to realize the importance of a website design. Dig's em is a new WordPress theme that carries forth a very search friendly design.

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Animated PNG in Firefox 3

No more crappy 256 color animations! PNG rules, and now they're animated, excellent.

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Social Bookmarking Systems | Tips And Guides

Social bookmarking systems are sites that allow Internet users to save and share all of the interesting web sites they come across. On the social bookmarking systems people can save links to Web pages that they want to remember and share with others.

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New Google Logo

My idea of new Google Logo :).

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Getting that Expert Look on Your Website

Gone are the days when flashing text, or having animated flames plastered all over your front page was cool. Now, surfers want to see simple clean looking websites that are well organized and clear on what the subject or purpose of the website is. Here are a few tips on what you can do to help ensure you aren't one of the millions of

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How to speed up your website!

Boost your website load time by 500% with 3 lines of script from

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Digg Alters the Definition of “Popular”

Most people know how Digg works. You submit a story, and based on how many people vote it up or down, it will hopefully be moved from “upcoming” to “popular.” Until now it’s been based on sheer numbers, but last night Digg founder Kevin Rose unveiled a new algorithm which turns this upside down.

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Creating A Fantastic Fantasy Night Sky In Photoshop

Learn how to create cartoon style clouds using Photoshop and a bit of Illustrator. Great tutorial covering the brush engine and layer styles to get a really great looking effect.

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AirTalkr: Single Messenger for Yahoo!, Google Talk and MSN

Like Meebo, AirTalkr offers a web based instant messenger that lets you stay connected with your buddies on Google Talk, Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live and other popular IM services. But there’re a couple of reasons why you may want to give AirTalkr a shot ..

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Bill Gates' prediction for PCs in 5 years

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates says that people will see a sea change in the way they interact with computers in the coming five years. According to him, more intuitive and natural technologies-particularly touch, vision and speech interfaces-will become ..

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How google detects invalid clicks?

We always hear that Google has a sophisticated system to detect the invalid clicks, and result in termination of the cheaters' account. But, how can Google do that? In this post, I summarize those ways that Google depends on to detect whether the clicks on your site are invalid or not. Google will not first ban your account immediately. Rather, they will first flag your account and Google will keep a closer eye to your account. In some occasion, they may send you a warning letter to notify your situation; but sometimes not.

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100 Excellent Free WordPress Themes

High-quality WordPress themes always come in handy. Whether you are looking for some design inspiration or professional coding solutions — in both cases you can learn a lot, you can apply them and you can build customized designs upon them without reinventing the wheel all the time.

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How To Change Eye Color with PhotoShop

First, open up your Image. Enlarge the image to get a good view, close-up view of the eyes. Using the “Lasso Tool," select the area of the irises & eyes. By holding SHIFT then selected the other eyes w/ Lasso Tools. Patient & Fully attention are needed. After they are both fully selected, use Feather tool (Alt + Ctrl + D) to smooth the edges, but only a little (around 0.5 – 2.0 is good).

Copy the selected area, and paste it in a new layer. Make sure the new layer of eyes are on the same spot as the first layer.

However, if you want a different colored eye, keep the second layer of eyes in "Normal" mode and go to Enhance in the main toolbar, then Adjust Color | Hue/Saturation. Choose Colorize

Set the color as you like. I’m using this setting :

Click "OK" once your satisfied with your selections.

You can leave your image like that and merge the two layers, but only if you are happy with the results. If you still want to experienced with it, set the Blending Mode at the second layer of eyes into "Overlay" or whatsoever as you like
If you like the overall effect, but still wants the color looked lighter or darker, have a experienced with the opacity. For a quick lightening/darkening tool, use the "Dodge Tool" or "Burn Tool".

I lowered the Opacity of the Overlay effect to 70%. Then I used the "Dodge Tool" with a Range of 'Midtones' and Exposure of '100%' and clicked on each eye once using the tool. This is now my result:

OK. Enjoy your work!

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The Right Way To Make a Robots.txt file!

What is a robots.txt file? The robots.txt file is a simple text file that must be placed in your root directory ( It tells the search engine spider which web pages on your website should be indexed and which web pages should be ignored.

You can use a simple text editor to create a robots.txt file. The content of a robots.txt file consists of so-called “records”.
A record contains the information for a special search engine. Each record consists of two fields: the user agent line and one or more Disallow lines.

Here’s an example:
User-agent: googlebot
Disallow: /cgi-bin/
Disallow: /uploads/
This robots.txt file would allow the “googlebot”, which is the search engine spider of Google, to retrieve every page from your site except for files from the “cgi-bin” directory. All files in the “cgi-bin” directory will be ignored by googlebot.

Which new commands is Google testing?
Webmasters have found out that Google seems to be experimenting with a Noindex commands for the robots.txt file. It basically seems to do the same as the Disallow command so it’s not clear why Google is using this command.
Other commands that might be tested by Google are Noarchive and Nofollow. However, none of these commands is official yet.

How does this affect your rankings on Google?
If you accidentally use the wrong commands then you might tell Google to go away although you want them to index your pages. For that reason, it is important that you check the content of your robotx.txt file.

How to check your robots.txt file
Open your web browser and enter to view the contents of your robots txt file.

Here are the most important tips for a correct robots.txt file:
There are only two official commands for the robots.txt file: User-agent and Disallow. Do not use more commands than these.
Don’t change the order of the commands. Start with the user-agent line and then add the disallow commands:
  • User-agent: *
  • Disallow: /cgi-bin/
  • Disallow: /uploads/
Don’t use more than one directory in a Disallow line.
“Disallow: /support /cgi-bin/ /images/” does not work.
Use an extra Disallow line for every directory:
  • User-agent: *
  • Disallow: /support
  • Disallow: /cgi-bin/
  • Disallow: /images/
Be sure to use the right case. The file names on your server are case sensitve.
If the name of your directory is “Support“, don’t write “support” in the robots.txt file.

You can find user agent names in your log files by checking for requests to robots.txt. Usually, all search engine spiders should be given the same rights. To do that, use User-agent: * in your robots.txt file.

What happens if you don’t have a robots.txt file?
If your website doesn’t have a robots.txt file (you can check this by entering your in your web browser) then search engines will automatically index everything they can find on your site.

Checking your robots.txt file is important if you want search engines to index your web pages. However, indexing alone is not enough. You must also make sure that search engines find what they’re looking for when they index your pages.


Google applies for image text patent

Google has filed a patent for the recognition and use of text contained in images and videos. The application, made in June 2007, was published on Thursday and covers "methods, systems and apparatus including computer program products for using extracted image text," according to Google.
"In one implementation, a computer-implemented method is provided," reads the abstract for the application. "The method includes receiving an input of one or more image-search terms and identifying keywords from the received one or more image search terms. The method also includes searching a collection of keywords including keywords extracted from image text, retrieving an image associated with extracted image text corresponding to one or more of the image-search terms, and presenting the image."
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The Right Keywords for SEO Development

Selecting a correct, proper and related keyword for your web site is key and most important as far as SEO is concerned. Selecting proper keywords is the base of the search engine optimization campaign. In other words it is the foundation of the search engine optimization campaign. At this stage, think many times and look around in the top search engines and/or use keyword selection tools to create a list of related keywords not only for your home page but every single page of your website.

During Selection of Keywords, make sure of following considerations:

First of all, select domain name which reflects the theme of your web site (if it is possible), however, if it is not applicable to get the related domain name then consider another, because it is not very important because most of search engines don’t give weight to the URLs.

Select keyword which are specifically related to your product or services you are going to offer. If you are using keywords in phrases then these must be meaningful short sentences, otherwise, yes your site will appear in top positions but there will be no use if no one is using that unnatural keyword phrase on the net. That means the keyword should be selected as per your product and services in meaningful short phrases.

If it is applicable, regionalize your keywords, because targeting on regionalized market will result more useful and targeted traffic with lower competition, in fact there will be more sales. For example, if you are selling product or service in Las Vegas, Nevada, then add Las Vegas or Nevada in your selected key phrases.

Select relatively less competitive keywords which will increase the probabilities of appearance of your site in top rankings.

After these considerations, you will find a good comprehensive list of keywords; now you can professionally and effectively optimize your entire site for all of your selected keywords, if you have series of landing pages with various services and products.

Another term which has very significant role in search engine optimization is Anchor Text; it has importance within inbound links. Inbound links from websites provides your site two benefits. The first and obvious is that these links can help your company by sending potential customers to your website. The second benefit is that Google and the other major search engines will see these links as votes of confidence therefore giving your website a boost in its rankings. When developing inbound links it is important to take advantage of keywords that your site might be targeting.

In the First paragraph I mentioned that you need keywords not only for your home page but for your other pages as well, it has paramount importance that your optimization efforts should never stop after your home page is completed, your entire site should be professionally optimized for maximum results.

At the last but not least, do not make mistake in selecting higher competitive keywords, this will lead your website dropping in deep pages of search engine results.

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The Most Creative Website Design

If we would like to develop our company in World Wide Web, then it's necessary to create the most creative website, so people can visit our website and want to take the information about our services and products. It is said that the first impression is the last impression and your website is the first impression to your target prospective clients. The impression should be developed by your creative website in visitor's mind so it's essential to create more creative website for first impression on our client's mentality so they want to visit our site again. To design the most creative website, follow below tips.

About Pages
If you want to get the ideas of your visitors, then feedback is necessary. Contact us page is also advisable to start a relation among you and your clients. You must give your email address so visitor can contact you directly and you can give support completely. About us webpage must be included to provide the information about your company. The information can be year of establishment, your growth, and name of country from where you operate. Home page must be included with links to all the other WebPages. All web pages must be given and the link to Home page.

Your website should be attractive. The color selection for the pages has to be looked nice. The color of background has to be light and design has to be attracted by visitor first look.

Your website should be professional, in proper title pages. The content must be placed and unnecessary content must be avoided in a proper way. At first site, it should be able to show the visitor's interest for continuing your website. For example, you can visit our site - flash web design fort lauderdale

Small size of WebPages
WebPages should also be good looking and creative as well. WebPages must not be very comprehensive. Surfing of these types of websites will be simply avoided.

Content does not issue; issue is look of expressions in WebPages. The background of the webpage should be light and text should be dark, it will be impressive. To read the text easily, the background should not be dark. All the fonts of the WebPages should be chosen properly which are easily available on every computer. In this case, visitors do not need to install new fonts in computer to read your text of your webpage. They can surf and read your site easily.

Capitalized Text
If you want to emphasize something, only when you should use capitalized text. Don't uses capitalize text in every sentences, it is hard to read.

You should not be careless in text which is written in the webpage. You must not make any mistakes which may prove your ineffectiveness. Before finalize the text of your WebPages, you must check it. Any grammatical mistakes must not be made.

Background Images
You should keep minimum background images. Generally, it makes your pages harder to view and read.

Image Formats
Generally designers are using two types of formats GIF and JPEG. Let's know the difference between both formats.
GIF stands for Graphic Interchange Format. For different types of images, this format is better with only some different colors like drawing, black and white images and little content that will be little pixels high. It is also supporting transparency. JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group. It supports 16 million colors which are the best suited for photographs and complex graphics. It does not work well on line drawings, lettering or simple graphics.

When you are using frames in your website, it makes website ugly, confusing and more complicated.
Thus, the expert web designing companies have the best skills to design and online marketing skill and know that how to develop a website that should be one of the most favorable advertising tools in the biggest market of the world. Are you looking for web design fort lauderdale, you can certainly contact us at Ardis Creative.

Source: Peter Einheuser