Where it all started!!!


Apple, Google, Amazon, Harley, Disney, Mattel!!!

It all boils down to our vision and attitude!!!

Brands I’m associated everyday


In continuation with my previous blog I wanted to check the brands I’m associated on a daily basis…

Wills LifeStyle: Almost everyday I wear a WLS Jean or Shirt…
Puma: I wear PUMA shoes…
Maruthi: I drive a Maruthi Zen…
Apple: I use an iPad or a Mac notebook…
Samsung: My mobile is Galaxy S2…
Cogzidel: I work for this company..
FaceBook: It has become integral part of life…
Google: Another integral part of life… I use android, search engine, google mail apps et more…
WordPress: This blog is powered by wordpress…
LG: We use many LG products at home…
CitiBank: I use a citibank credit card…
HDFC Bank: my secondary credit card is HDFC card…
ICICI Bank: My primary banking service provider…
Visa: My credit & debit cards are powered by VISA…
MasterCard: Other cards are powered by master…
Indian Rupee: Dealing with it everyday…
L’oreal: Hair gel & shampoo…
Vodafone: Mobile operator….
Rediff: I follow my daily news here…
WikiPedia: Sourcing information…
TechCrunch: Getting tech updates…

This is what I can think spontaneously… List excludes brands if not used on a daily basis…

Google blocks my Adsense


Today morning when I opened my email I got an email from my folks to check for Google Adsense as no ads were getting displayed in our demo website… Sadly my @anandnataraj.com email id’s went not configured after we changed our server… Cost of that laziness is I didn’t receive Google’s email on blocking my account…

My assumption is I’ve posted Adsense ads on couple of our products demo sites which were apart from my domain… Anyways I’ve to goto Google Adsense support team and understand the reason for the ban and also check if there is any chance of revoking the ban…

If my assumption is right then again the problem is with Google because they rejected my proposal for a business account to showcase ads on our Product demos…

Anyways coming days are going to be interesting as I’ve to be active one;

  • Communicating with Adsense team & work a solution…
  • If finally I can’t get the ban revoked then it must be great opportunity to try options other than Google…

Good part of this Ban is I took time to configure my email Id and it is working now… Also Transferred my domain from Dotster to Godaddy which was pending for long because of the email problem…

My First Google AdSense Cheque


Yesterday received my first Google AdSense cheque for INR 4,652/-. I’ve been blogging for almost 5 years now and this is the money which I got it from the Ad posted in my Blog. It took me 5 years to accumulate this minimum amount. I’m sure it wont take another 5 years to earn the same money. I must thank all my readers who have motivated me to write often, Google for supporting bloggers by their AdSense model which makes us to earn a revenue from our hobby.

Though the amount is small I’m planning to invest it in some Mutual Funds instead of spending it unnecessarily. Here is the copy of the Cheque.

My blog helps to connect separated family


One of my dearest friend got separated from his biological uncle because of a tussle between his father and his fathers brothers. Two days back i got a call from a person claiming to be my friend’s cousin and he asked for my friends contact details to get re-united.

Then i passed my friends mobile number to his cousin and it was nice that they interacted.

I’m not specifying my friends name because my friends father is not interested with this re-union. But i’m happy because google & my blog has help someone to find their lost ones even they were unable to get re-united again.

Experimenting Google Keyboard Shortkuts


Anything happening with Google is a Buzz. Today when i went into google i got a message “Try Google Experimental” on Google footer. Immediately my curiosity made to try that link and immediately explore what is new they are trying. In the morning i tried keyboard shortcuts and by now i became familiar with it and from now i think i might stop using mouse any more.

For those who are new to this can try these shortcuts.

First you have to goto http://www.google.com/experimental/ and enable the experiment option. From then you will be able to use following shortcut keys.

Key Action
J Selects the next result.
K Selects the previous result.
O Opens the selected result.
<Enter> Opens the selected result.
/ Puts the cursor in the search box.
<Esc> Removes the cursor from the search box.

Google Launches Super Phone Nexus One


Salient features & information about Google Nexus One – Web Meets Phone. 

  • Handset is manufactured by HTC.
  • Software used is Google’s Android 2.1.
  • Can be purchased from http://www.google.com/phone.
  • Phone is prices at $179.
  • Device has 3.7-inch OLED 800 x 480 display.
  • Processor is 1 GHz Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm.
  • Device is 11.5 mm thick, and weighs just 130 grams
  • Device has 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and can take MPEG 4 videos.
  • Google applications such as Gmail, Google Voice and Google Maps Navigation are inbuilt.
  • Device has a career-independent model & also a model tied up with T-Mobile.
  • Already 5188 article based on Nexus One.

Something about SEO


What is Search Engine Optimization?

Search Engine Optimization is the term given to optimize a website to get listed in Search Engine.

How important is SEO required for a site?

SEO is very vital to get good listing for a site in a search engine. If you want to get your sited listed in top 10 results page of a search engine for a particular Key Word then you have to optimize your site for your Key Word.

Better ranking will result in business conversion.

What is a Key Word?

Goto www.google.com and search for the term “SEO services firm” and see for results. You will be having http://www.iseofirm.com would be comming as the 7th result.

What are basic SEO standards for a website?

To get better search results a website must have

  • Title, Meta Description & Meta Keywords.
  • Must have maximum one way links. We can get one way links through;
    • Must be bookmarked with social bookmarking sites.
    • Links from other blogs.
    • Links from social networking sites.
  • Publish news about your site in free PR publishing sites.
  • Publish articles about your site.

Is there any firm providing professional SEO services?

There are several firms providing SEO services. But I’ve personally used the services of www.iseofirm.com

Their tariffs are nominal and they are offering high quality services. Their site is also highly informative…

What the crap is with Orkut??


What is this crap that too from a site run by Google… I’ve an Orkut.com account for last three years… Just logged into my Google adwords account which is a different from my orkut account… Now when I go to orkut it asks me to create a new account with my Google adword details… Also there is no link to tell that I already have an account or to clear the session… Please look at this screenshot and let me know if I missed out anything;

orkut
Google is known for itz simplicity and usability and this really disappoints…