At last .co now available to register by anyone

As the title of the article explain itself that now  the much hyped cctld is available for registration by anyone.

There are more chances that you will be able to find the suitable domain for yourself in this particular extension. This extension is the most hyped one around because it is nearly similar to the major extension or TLD that is .COM

.CO is the CCTLD of Columbia which is now made available to the entire world that is they remove all the restrictions from this one. Recently held auction for e.co domain goes for 81,000$.

Present cost of .CO is quite high but still if you have desire to invest or if you are able to find a good name than you should grab it as soon as you can.

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An interesting story to boost the confidence of Indian students studying abroad

It was the first day of a school in USA and a new Indian student named Chandrasekhar Subramanian entered the fourth grade.

The teacher said, “Let’s begin by reviewing some American History. Who said ‘Give me Liberty , or give me Death’?”

She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Chandrasekhar, who had his hand up:?’Patrick Henry, 1775?he said.

‘Very good! Who said ‘Government of the People, by the People, for the People, shall not perish from the Earth?”

Again, no response except from Chandrasekhar. ‘Abraham Lincoln, 1863? said Chandrasekhar.

The teacher snapped at the class, ‘Class, you should be ashamed. Chandrasekhar, who is new to our country, knows more about our history than you do.’

She heard a loud whisper: ‘F ___ the Indians,’

‘Who said that?’ she demanded. Chandrasekhar put his hand up. ‘General Custer, 1862.’

At that point, a student in the back said, ‘I’m gonna puke.’

The teacher glares around and asks ‘All right! Now, who said that?’ Again, Chandrasekhar says, ‘George Bush to the Japanese Prime Minister, 1991.’

Now with almost mob hysteria someone said ‘You little shit. If you say anything else, I’ll kill you.’
Chandrasekhar frantically yells at the top of his voice, ‘ Michael Jackson to the child witnesses testifying against him, 2004.’

The teacher fainted. And as the class gathered around the teacher on the floor, someone said, ‘Oh shit, we’re screwed!’
And Chandrasekhar said quietly, ‘I think it was Lehmann Brothers, November 4th, 2008?.

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Want to know if your country is the happiest one?

Wondering why you aren’t as happy as you’d like? Taking a look at your passport might give one clue. A recent Gallup poll ranked 155 countries on their inhabitants’ well-being, based on in-person and phone surveys. The three happiest countries in the world, divided into four major regions–Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia–follow.

Europe

No. 1: Denmark

Percentage thriving: 82%
Percentage struggling: 17%
Percentage suffering: 1%
Daily experience: 7.9

No. 2: Finland

Percentage thriving: 75%
Percentage struggling: 23%
Percentage suffering: 2%
Daily experience: 7.8

No. 3: Norway

Percentage thriving: 69%
Percentage struggling: 31%
Percentage suffering: 0%
Daily experience: 7.9

Americas

No. 1: Costa Rica

Percentage thriving: 63%
Percentage struggling: 35%
Percentage suffering: 2%
Daily experience: 8.1

No. 2: Canada

Percentage thriving: 62%
Percentage struggling: 36%
Percentage suffering: 2%
Daily experience: 7.6

No. 3: Panama

Percentage thriving: 58%
Percentage struggling: 39%
Percentage suffering: 3%
Daily experience: 8.4

Africa

No. 1: Malawi

Percentage thriving: 25%
Percentage struggling: 64%
Percentage suffering: 10%
Daily experience: 8

No. 2: Libya

Percentage thriving: 24%
Percentage struggling: 68%
Percentage suffering: 8%
Daily experience: 6

No. 3: Botswana

Percentage thriving: 24%
Percentage struggling: 65%
Percentage suffering: 11%
Daily experience: 7.3

Asia

No. 1: New Zealand

Percentage thriving: 63%
Percentage struggling: 35%
Percentage suffering: 2%
Daily experience: 7.6

No. 2: Israel

Percentage thriving: 62%
Percentage struggling: 35%
Percentage suffering: 3%
Daily experience: 6.4

No. 3: Australia

Percentage thriving: 62%
Percentage struggling: 35%
Percentage suffering: 3%
Daily experience: 7.5

source-forbes.com

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Google banned me-What to do now?

I am banned from Google…Help! What did you do to get un-banned? Can you get un-banned? Yes! But first you need to know what you did to get banned. Google will not tell you.

A sure sign you have been banned is that your web site is missing a page rank. By, that I mean the PR bar is Gray. That is usually the first indication. To double check that, enter site:www.yoursite.com into Google. Replace “yoursite.com” with your URL. If it there are no pages indexed, that is a good sign your site has been removed from Google (if your pages were indexed beforehand). Also try link:www.yoursite.com to see if your back links are still listed on Google. If your site is banned they will be removed as well.

Read through the following list. If any of these ring a bell, you should change them ASAP.

Spam: Yes, people still do it whether it was intentional or not. Some newcomers get confused in regard to legal, productive ways to help boost their keyword percentage and spam. The keyword tag with too many keywords or keywords repeated too many times is spam. Comment tags are for comments, not for keywords.

Description Tag: Your description tag is for a description. Yes, keywords should be in it. However, it should not be blatantly “chocked full” of keywords. Insistently, the keywords in your description should reflect that particular page, not your entire site. Each page has its own keywords.

Another way to spam is to hide text. Creating text and making it the same color as the background is spam. Spam can sometimes be unintentional. If your site repeats the same words over and over it can be seen as spam. For example let’s say your site sells airline tickets. Your site may state that you sell “tickets to New York”, “tickets to San Francisco”, “tickets to Indiana”, etc. If you list all 50 states with the word “tickets” attached — that’s spam!

Redirect: If you own several domain names and have them redirect to one, that is bad SEO. The only redirect allowed is a 301 redirect. It should only be used to redirect an old site to a newer site (old domain to a new domain). This tells Google that it is a “permanent” re-direct.

Linking to bad neighbors: A bad neighbor is a site that is considered to use Black Hat SEO methods. These can hurt you big time. Some examples of bad neighbors are * Free-for-all link farms * Adult web sites * Gambling web sites * Sites that have multiple categories to link to.

It is hard to undo links to bad neighbors. You can try to check your back links and try to find the bad neighbors. Then, try to see if they will remove your link. It usually takes a large amount of bad links to hurt you. If you stick to sites that are related to you and your industry, you will likely be ok. Sometimes people search for an easy way to generate one way links by turning to directories.

These can do a lot more bad than good. Plus, many are automated, making removal next to impossible

Duplicated Content: This falls under the spam rule listed above. Basically, if you create a page and then duplicate it throughout your own site, it will hurt you. If your site is large, you can use this free tool (copyscape.com) to locate duplicated content on the web. You won’t be penalized if your content (i.e. articles) is syndicated to other sites, only if it is repeated on the same domain. You can use similar content on pages. Google does not tell us the percentage of content that is considered to be spam so I would suggest you keep it below 15%.

Robot,txt: Sometimes this is inserted improperly. The robot.txt file is a set of instructions for search engine spiders. It tells them what to index or not to index. This file resides in your root directory. If the tag is incorrect it could prevent all search engines, not just Google, from indexing your site. Or, in some cases, removing it from the search engine index altogether. If inserted properly you should be able to locate it by http://www.yoursitehere.com/robots.txt to validate that your robot file is in proper order. Visit this site: www.searchengineworld.com for more utility options. For more info on how to properly format your robot tag, visit www.seoconsultants.com.

These are some of the major things to look out for. If you have been banned from Google, go through this list one problem at a time. After you have made the corrections, contact Google. If you still have problems you may need to start all over with a new domain.

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How to get rid of the problem of the non-useful pages getting indexed in Google?

Hi all of you

Many a times you must have face this problem that your non-useful or system pages getting index in Google or other search engines. Getting rid from them is quite easy.

We can make use of a file known as robots.txt file. In this file you actually mention the name of the folders which you want to prevent from being getting indexed.

This problem is not so common in the static website. There are more chances that you get this problem while using CMS or Content Management System like Joomla, WordPress etc. that too when you are using quite lot of components. My suggestion would be to remove these components otherwise there is a possibility that you will get penalized by the search engines for waste content.

Also one more suggestion that in case if you are using Rok Box plugin from Rocket Theme than i would suggest to un install it immediately because its folder cannot be exempted even by robots.txt.

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