Google has published the report on search trends for the year of 2012. According to their numbers, people searched on Google for 1.2 trillion times. From this huge volume of data, Google ranked the top searches, top searched images, people, performing artists, movies and many more. On the basis of Google Zeitgeist 2012, I have created an infographic to visually present some of Google trends 2012. You are free to use the infographic anyway you may wish. However, if you post it somewhere, a link back to subtlebias.com would be appreciated. Thanks.
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You cannot realistically expect organic traffic within the first two or three months of launching your website because it takes time to rank on Google for keywords and bring traffic to website. That means, you have to devise some other plan than SEO and make a strategy on how to bring traffic to website. PPC campaign is obviously a good way, if you have a handsome budget. But what if you don’t have that much money to spend on PPC or your area of business is highly competitive for PPC even. In that case, you need to get a bit creative. I am going to explain a few ways that will help you to bring traffic at the initial phase of your website.
I absolutely love LibreOffice and the flexibility it provides me. Being a minimalist, I recently started writing using Focus Writer. While I do adore the clutter free environment of Focus Writer, at the same time, I also miss many functions of LibreOffice. Hence I was wondering how to create a similar clutter free environment in LibreOffice as well.
It turned out that the process of making a soothing minimal environment in LibreOffice is not difficult at all. Wonder how many steps it might involve? Well, only three. Yes, you are only three steps away from creating a pacifying writing environment like mine (click on the image to see the larger version).
Recently, Google has unveiled two new products- Google Glass and Google Now. Google Now has caught my attention and I firmly believe that it is going to be the new battleground for the businesses. After two decades of globalization, businesses are now starting to shift their attention to the local. With Google Now on your smartphone, local information is now more available, almost instantly accessible.
So what is Google Now? As seen on the landing page, Google Now is introduced as:
International Atomic Time (TAI) is an uber-accurate time standard. How they maintain the accuracy? There are almost 200 atomic clocks spread all over the world in 50 national laboratories. International Atomic Time is calculated from the weighted average of time kept by all these clocks.These atomic clocks are capable of measuring time with incredible precision since they measure time through atomic vibrations in a metal isotope. The most advanced atomic clocks now use atoms that are cooled down to near absolute zero temperature, using lasers to slow them down. So, how accurate an atomic clock is? Though it depends on the temperature of the atom used, atomic clocks in the industrialized and semi-industrialized countries maintain almost same level of accuracy which is of 10?9 seconds per day. That means, if you put 14 zeros after 1 and divide 1 by that number the result you get is the fraction of a second that can be the maximum inaccuracy of an atomic clock on any given day. To clarify it further, it means that an atomic clock can make a mistake of 1 second in 200 million years of time.
Leo Babauta is a person whom I am following for a long time and his wonderful blog Zen Habits is a constant source of inspiration for me and million other people. He also maintains a Tumblr blog where he posts interesting links, pictures, quotes etc. Everyday I check his Tumblr blog at least once. It never ceases to amaze me. Specially, Leo mentions some quotes from time to time, and each of the quotes he collects is a gem. Here are some of those gems – a collection of 50 quotes that Leo Babauta tumbled. These quotes will surely infect you with positive energy and passion. Be inspired.
Everyone in the web business knows about the importance of optimizing the website for search engine. Among the plethora of websites out there, without being visible there’s no other way of getting traffic. Once I came across the saying somewhere, ‘Without SEO, your website is like a store in the middle of Amazon forest.’ There are thousands of different ways of optimizing website. However, the main functions can be summed up in four best practices : building links with relevant websites, creating original and quality content, optimizing your website with appropriate tags and metadata, and making sure that the website code is clean and lean. Now, this article is not about optimizing your website, it is more about optimizing your life. I will rather be ‘offline’ here and take a look at how these SEO practices are related with our own lives and living better.Let’s take a look the the four best practices of SEO from a different perspective.