Goodbye PageRANKING Google PageRank may Officially Die

To those who are wondering what is Google PageRank, it is a link analysis algorithm that rates various websites on a logarithmic scale of 0-10 with the rating “10” being the best.

Although Google has had the habit and tradition to regularly update PageRank in the past, now might be the right time for us to move on from it, according to Google’s John Mueller.

Goodbye PageRANKING Google PageRank may Officially Die
Mueller states that the update done last December 2013 will most probably be the final one though PR was technically last updated in October 2013. The December update was, apparently, done by accident and wasn’t in the plan.

A frustrated user had asked a question as to why he could not understand why there were so many spam sites selling PR6 backlinks had not been taken care of despite having been reported to Google a multitude of times.

Mueller replied to this individual during a Hangout that there are a few things that Google had taken action on but is just not directly seen by the users. Toolbar PageRank is something that they have not updated about a year now and Mueller says they will no longer be updating it going forward. PageRank is essentially blocked from passing through sites that sell problematic links and Google has a lot of ways to recognize these links.

As an addition, Mueller also mentioned that he would go through that individual’s list of spammy sites himself to determine if he can discover and find anything that are not picked up on by Google’s algorithms.

PageRank will most probably be no longer updated according to Mueller as Google has prepared measures in place to stop do-follow backlinks from flowing the PR juice if they are placed on spammy sites.

Why did Google decide to kill PageRank anyway?

Matt Cutts mentioned last year that the next update will probably take place later in the year, seeing that Google had last updated PR in October 2013. The unplanned update, however, occurred in December 2013 when Google engineers were working on the backend and just happened to venture to make an update along the way.

A piece from the warlier reporting about Google’s announcement, earlier this year about its plan to no longer update toolbar PR stated that Google obviously thinks that the consumers do not need the latest data for publishers obsess over it so much. So they decided to pull the meter from the toolbar altogether. Why not?

Despite everything, that was what Google had said and consumers might still find it useful. On the other hand, people still need the data, though they obsess over it too much.

Therefore, Google says they are to rank websites by the use of other signals instead of PageRank as good ol’ PR might finally die and be saying ‘goodbye’ to its users for good.
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Avoiding Google Penalty by Link Removal Requests and Webmasters Disavow Links

Penalizing of website which displays duplicate contents has now started by the Google. Webmasters now is violating the security of Google in which many Webmasters are hiring Freelancer to post comments with their blogs and website links.

This penalty is actually caused by manipulation of back links that favors companies in search results. Many Webmasters often break Google's term and condition by adjoining links and this will arises to penalty if Google discovers. But due to the Google penalty, Webmasters is eradicating link requests to avoid penalty.

Websites like MyBlogGuest is now facing penalty from the Google because of its manipulative methods which resulted to Organic Traffic Flow. It also result to low search ranking and completely removal from their search engine. That's why Google is constantly updating to avoid those links building from dominating search results.

According to Matt Cutt, head of Web spam team at Google and a software engineer, he agrees that the said network will go for penalty. However, there are approaches to prevent fines such example include the link removal request from Webmasters which found to be successful. But this requires a lot of time and effort.

This link removal is a new link building in which one will get the webmaster to where you are sending the request in order that your request will be read and then removing the link; although this was perceived to be insulting and negative. Some companies however learned a creative pattern with their link removal request.

In addition, many service firms find reasons behind penalty of such website and then finding solutions to recover from Google penalties. Also formulated methods and was proven to be reliable.

A free reminder of not leaving a comment with hidden link in comment section is now promulgated because this is no more allowed by Google.

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How to Make Blog Fast Loading by Cleaning Your Stylesheet

As we design our blog for a long time, tweaking and making changes to make it better we may accumulate overlapping styling sheetsDesigning our websites includes adding widgets and scripts most specially css/styling codes, while increasing the codes inside our blog it may compromise the loading speed of our webpage, so lets now see how to avoid this by cleaning the unused codes inside our site.

Custom style sheets may become:

Used Twice, for instance, we may have put the blog background color twice and doesn't noticed it.

, i.e. many different values for one styling property, such as 2 different designs for the body background. on this scenario the browser will only shoose out one design, making the other useless.

Unused. You may have added a beautiful widget and added custom stylesheet for it. But then later decided to change it for a new one or delete it entirely. The style sheet for this widget still remains behind, no longer in use.

How to clean unused stylesheets?

More than just these redundant css may add to your host file size and loading time of your website it also affects how the site performs because of needing to process the extra styling codes. 

How to Make Blog Fast Loading by Cleaning Your Stylesheet

A well known browser extension, tagged as Dust Me is used for just such a purpose. It searches your site pages, and lists all the overlapping and redundant styling sheet rules. Other browsers like Firefox and Opera users will need to add this plugin, and fortunately for its users, Google Chrome have is own built-in developer options in which you can use to clean redundant CSS.

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MUST READ: Is Your Blog Actually Traffic Worthy?

A blog is a personal website of an individual or a group recording their own opinions, news, interests, videos or even links to other blogs. During the 1990’s, blogs are like online journals of a blogger’s interests with the aim to express oneself. However, nowadays, that is not the only game in the blogging communities; it can also be used as a part of a company, a way of business and to earn money.

Just 2 years ago, in 2012, in alone, there are 42,000,000 blogs with 500,000 new posts a day and 420,000 daily comments. Which is why, to actually create something unique in the internet world is quite hard.

The question though, that stinks in every blog is— is the blog actually “traffic worthy”? Do the contents of your blog deserve to be clicked by people?

One major issue is the copyrights violation. This is when a person copies off a content of another one and to post it as his. Some bloggers discreetly post such just to have content. Originality, people, be original. It is not merely copy-pasting but you’re stealing. What is even more nerve-wrecking is that most of the time, the bloggers don’t even know if the content or the information they’re copying is actually true. This goes to many blogs nowadays, who just create “noise”, most especially in the news section unless of course, if it is a satire. Some people call the current journalism as highly biased without even knowing they are doing it themselves in their own blogs!

The next one is the scam sham- to which some people are still foolish enough to click it. One would post something online, promising something- perhaps a downloadable software, music, games or even explicit sex tapes or the classic “You are the 1,000,000th visitor. Collect your prize!” This is a cheat and smells desperation but goodness, it DOES work (well, to some people who haven’t learned a lesson anyway). If the traffic in your web page comes from misleading links, think about it a little, you’re the guy running for a place in the government promising good life but turns out to be a jerk.

The last one to be discussed is the never-ending-not-quite-original spam in the comment boxes. These are those comments which say, “Good Article,” or “Nice one,” Then pastes the link of his blog. Oh sure, did you even read the article? Even in Youtube, where vlog (video blog) are quite prosperous have these comment spams. Most bloggers are better off without those. Actual discussions of the article are quite rare nowadays which tells something.

Whether or not a blog is traffic worthy is a subjective matter. But the thing is, wouldn’t it be nice if you search keyword/s on Google, Yahoo or Bing, you’d actually see a blog worth reading? Is your blog traffic worthy? It is up to you to vote.
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FIXED! Adsense Ads not Showing in Homepage of Blogs or Website

Problem Solved! have you experience your Adsense ads not showing on homepage? Ads are showing on other pages except for homepage, well just this week I had a hard time figuring out why my ads are not showing in homepage.

I have another blog that is using Adsense ads. After a day of fixing almost all my template errors still the Adsense ads are not showing so I tried to search for it on internet.

Some forums will tell you that it is about updating your privacy policy pages, well I did that also but there's no effect.

The solution is very simple just navigate to blogger setting or wordpress seo settings. I'm focusing on blogger since my blog is in blogger platform.

Go to Blogger settings ->> Search Preferences->> Enable search description. Click yes then put your sites description and save. That's it! reload and see the magic :D

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Install Wordpress Site on your Computer using XAMPP

Installing a WordPress site on your local computer would be very helpful in practicing blogging. This is a great way to develop your website or blog. It allows you to try things out and get your website configured perfectly without running the risk of experimenting on your actual site. Recently I received an email through the Contact page and the reader asked if there was a way to install wordpress blog on Windows computer. Windows? As a matter of fact there is. It’s a similar application called XAMPP.

What is XAMPP?
The X in XAMPP represents four different Operating Systems. Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris. Yes that’s right, it works on all four of them. So the actual acronym goes like this:

X = four different Operating Systems
A = Apache
P = Perl

With all the functions and scripting languages that today’s websites use, especially WordPress, this application gives you everything bundled together in one neat little package. Cool huh? So without further ado, here we go.

To begin, go to the website and download the software. This link will take you directly to the Windows download. The easiest way is to get the “Installer” version. This will make installing it much much easier for you.

Once you have the downloaded installer, go ahead and double click on it to get things started. If your computer has UAC (User Account Control) activated you may see this little window popup.

Go ahead and click OK and exit out of the installation. For now, the simplest thing to do is to deactivate UAC. You can do this by navigating to Control Panel->User Accounts and Family Safety->User Accounts->Change User Account Control Settings. Simply slide the slider all the way to the bottom. If you already have UAC deactivated, then you will see a different message stating that your system is good to go.

Now, go back and start the installer again. It’s perfectly fine to accept all the default settings that are presented to you and simply clicking ‘Next’ all the way through the process will give you a successful installation. After everything is finished you should see the following message. Go ahead and click ‘Yes’ to start the Control Panel.

This is what the Control Panel looks like.

For WordPress you will need MySQL and Apache. Click the ‘Start’ button next to each one to get them running. You’ll notice that they become highlighted green and the ports they are running on are displayed in the column to the right. That’s it. You my friend are up and running. On to the next step!

You’ll need to create a database for WordPress before you install it. Simply click on the ‘Admin’ button for MySQL in the XAMPP Control Panel. Your web browser will open and you should see this screen.

If all you see is a blank page don’t worry. It’s simply a Firewall issue. The easiest way to get around this is to turn your firewall off, but only for Home and Private networks. Leave the firewall on for Public networks. If you’re not familiar where to do this, the settings are located at Control Panel->System and Security->Windows Firewall->Turn Firewall On/Off. If you are not comfortable with turning your firewall off, you can open up the ports that Apache and MySQL require. For now, turn off the firewall and if you want you can turn it back on after you are finished.

Clicking on the ‘Databases’ tab when you are in phpMyAdmin screen will bring to the following screen where you can enter your database name and click ‘Create’. For this tutorial I chose ‘testsite’.

You should receive a confirmation that the database was created successfully. That should do it. Almost finished!

First you will need to download WordPress. You can get the latest version from their website.

Once you have it, place the .ZIP file in the following directory. “C:\xampp\htdocs\”

Now extract it using WinZip, 7Zip or another similar application. Personally I use WinRAR and use the “Extract Here” function. Once you have it extracted, you should have a folder labeled ‘wordpress’.

Once you have completed this, open up your web browser and type the following in the address bar.


This should take you straight to the WordPress configuration screen below.

Now you should be on familiar ground. Go ahead and click the “Create Configuration File”. Enter in the following information when you are prompted for it.

database name = whatever name you created in Step #8

database user = root

password = <none>

database host/server = localhost

One thing to keep in mind. Typically you would not want to use the root user, nor would you want to have a blank password. But for this tutorial and if you are only going to be using it locally for development and/or testing this is acceptable. If this were a real installation, you would want to implement proper site and database security.

Lastly, enter a blog name and an email address. That completes the installation. You now have a local WordPress installation that can be your personal playground and the great thing about it, is if you screw something up, simply delete the ‘wordpress’ folder and extract it again from the .ZIP file. Ta da!! Brand new WordPress.
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