How SMS Is Changing The World [INFOGRAPHIC]

SMS (Short Message Service) is one of the most popular feature in the mobile devices. SMS is simple and straight to the point. Why simple? Because you don’t have much options, you send and receive message, and that’s the concept of communication. Almost every basic mobile user is aware about SMS and he/she uses it everyday.

Here we displayed another useful infographic from MBA Online about “How SMS Messaging Is Changing The World”. You can find out the most used data service in the world, how many people have cellphones worldwide but no electricity and more interesting facts.

SMS Infographic

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Can you live without SMS? How many times do you use it per day?

Google PageRank is Unpredictable – Time to say Goodbye?

Pagerank unpredictableThe Google Pagerank is a tool developed by Google that determines the importance of your website / webpage with relation to the search requested by the users. It is a value represented by a whole number between1 – 10. Higher the Google pagerank for a website, greater the chances of that website appearing at the top in a web search.

Principle behind Google PageRank

The Google Pagerank functions on the principle of link analysis algorithm. The link analysis algorithm assigns a numerical weight to each element within a set based on its relative importance in the set. In this particular context, it refers to the links that a webpage has managed to acquire.

Web page Links

  • Google Pagerank is determined by the number of links that a website gets. These links may be considered as recommendations by other web users and web masters. The web links generally indicate that the content was relevant and of high quality. Naturally, greater the number of links the website gets, higher is the pagerank for the website.
  • While considering links for websites, the quality of the links is also given due weightage. For instance, if your website deals with home furnishing, a link from a reputed interior and home decoration magazine’s website will carry more weight than a link from a customer’s blog.

Google Pagerank – Unpredictable?

In recent times, the effectiveness of Google Pagerank has reduced considerably. The tool has become unpredictable for a variety of reasons.

  • The importance of keywords in online marketing is far surpassing that of Pagerank. Keywords are not restricted to commonly used single words, but are more complex, multi word phrases specific to the product or industry that the website deals in. Many websites find that their pages containing specific product related keywords, but having lower pagerank perform better in searches as compared to the home page that may have a higher pagerank.
  • There is nothing original, fresh content to impress search engines. Often blogs containing relevant updated information come up high on search engine results within minutes of posting. Obviously they have not yet had time to gather any links, so their pagerank is low. Yet their visibility is high because of the updated content. Because of this, blogging is emerging as an effective online marketing tool, used by many companies.
  • Some companies offer to sell high quality links to webmasters in an effort to boost the Google Pagerank. This includes links from pages that have a high pagerank themselves. Such a strategy is nothing but false creation or manipulation of pagerank, which gives distorted picture of the relevance of that website for the information sought.
  • Certain websites that provide software or services require mandatory links from their clients at least for a temporary period. In such a case, the Google Pagerank for the website will shoot up for the period and this has nothing to do with quality or relevance of content on the website.

Google Pagerank appears to be on its way out. So if your website has a low Google pagerank, it means little or nothing for the online marketing for your business.

This article is written by Prateek. He is the founder and tech-writer with SEOEXCEED. He dedicates SEO knowledge. Recently he is coming up with a series of articles related to basics of SEO.

Internet and Pornography – Stats [INFOGRAPHIC]

Debate on pornography and you can talk for hours. Right from the methods they used and the bucks they generated. I’m against this act, but yet, I learned some tactics they used and compiled them here – 15+ Blogging Tactics I Learned From ‘Porn’. This interesting infographic reveals some information about this, and facts are quite amusing.

According to this infographic, the average time for watching internet porn is 15 minutes per session. “Sex” and “Porn” seems to be among the top 5 search terms for kids who are under the age 18.

Intenet and Pornography

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Social Media Buzz & Royal Wedding [INFOGRAPHIC]

Am not a big fan of Royal Wedding, but yet this still pulled my thoughts. I was surprised to hear that the online buzz for this big event has surpassed the buzz that surrounded the Egypt uprising and the Japan earthquake.

Webtrends gathered some stats and information regarding this. According to them, people have sent 911,000 tweets in the last 30 days, which averages 30K tweets per day. There were approximately 217,000 Facebook status updates and 145,000 blog posts about William and Kate’s big day.

More than 50% of the tweets, blog posts and Facebook updates are from the United States.

You can check these two infographics for more stats.

Royal Wedding Stats

Royal Wedding

The Growth Of Social Networking Sites In India [CHART]

The growth of social networking websites has been tremendous for the past few years in India. Interestingly Orkut came next to Facebook. This clearly indicates Orkut is still popular in many sectors in India.

Growth Of Social Sites In India

The dark bar represents the total number of unique visitors for a site in Nov ’09 while the lighter bar represents the same number for Nov ’10. As you can see Facebook and Orkut came first and second, and LinkedIn reached the third place defeating the most popular microblogging service — Twitter.

Image credit via Digital Inspiration and stats via BusinessToday.

8 Great Plugins To Track WordPress Stats

To maintain your blog traffic you must analyze the traffic stats daily and work to improve it every week or every month. But to analyze these stats you must have stats tracking tool with you, so in my today’s article I am going to give you a list of top WordPress plugins that will help you to track your daily blog statistics.

8 Great Plugins To Track Stats1. Google Analytics Plugin : This plugin allows you to use the powerful Google Analytics to track your WordPress stats. It logs 404 errors and also keep track of searches. Click here to download.

2. WordPress Wassup Plugin : It can track your visitors in real time. Has got a very readable and fancy admin console to keep tracks of your blog’s users visits. Click here to download.

3. WordPress Statpress : Using StatPress you can spy your visitors while they are surfing your blog or check which are the preferred pages, posts and categories. Once it is activated, it immediately starts to collect statistics information. Click here to download.

4. WordPress SlimStat : It tracks visits as per defined by Google Analytics, you can filter IP addresses to ignore a visit record, very compressed to it has low load on server. Click here to download.

5. WP Stats : Display your WordPress blog statistics ranging from general total statistics and top 10 statistics. Click here to download.

6. Piwik Analytics WordPress Plugin : It adds the piwik javascript code into every page of your weblog, so you don’t have to code PHP to add it to your templates. Click here to download.

7. WP OnlineCounter : A plugin for WordPress which counts the number of currently online visitors, the highest number of visitors online at the same time, and the total count of visitors. You can configure what should be displayed and how it should look like through its own options page in your WordPress dashboard. Click here to download.

8. Generic Statistics : It allows you to add any statistics tracking code to your WordPress blog without having to edit your WordPress Template’s code. Click here to download.

 

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