Mastering YouTube

With the YouTube Statistics released lately, you would be amazed that more than 35 hours of video content is uploaded every single minute and also more video is uploaded to YouTube in 60 days than the 3 major US networks created in 60 years!!! I would say without a second thought that YouTube has become one of the most popular search engines on the Internet today.

Browsing more on the various search options provided by YouTube, I realized that there are many features which makes your search easy and interesting. I thought I should share this information with anyone interested.

How To Setup a Professional Website – II

In my previous blog, I wrote an overview on the first initial steps required for anyone to setup a personal website. Now, I would like to take you further into the world of wordpress, themes, etc. If I have to guess, your website has just started to take shape, you have made your initial planning and have a specific idea in your mind about your website design and content. You have also registered your domain name and selected a feasible hosting service for the purpose. It is now ready to install wordpress on your website and get accustomed to the various features and plug-ins available.

How to Set-Up a Professional Website – I

With the advent of technology and the availability of numerous Content Management Systems(CMS), it is quite easy these days to create a website or a blog and get it up and running in no time. But then, some wonder, why is my website not being indexed, what is SEO, how to create my site-map, how to take a backup, what are the useful plug-ins(out of the thousands available), how to avoid spam, etc. I thought I will share my experience and views as and when I progress with this website of mine. Hope some of you will find it useful.

My Top 5 WordPress Plugins

Just a week into my blogging and I am in love with WordPress and how easy and convenient a tool it offers to all us first-time bloggers. There is a long way to go and explore the various database parameters and tables involved, but I wanted to share my first few experiences about creating and using some of the plugins. So here goes….

My Top 5 Plugins installed on this site:

1. WordPress DB Backup – I am pretty certain that a blogger’s life would be miserable except for this useful backup utility. On my very 2nd day, i downloaded a plugin for comments/feedback, and immediately my website crashed. I was not able to logon to my WP account either and the only way left was to contact my hosting provider. He said, you need to restore from your ‘backup’. Well, that is how I actually used the Backup that I had taken a few hours back when I first installed this plugin. I think enough said now, just install this and configure a daily backup. I would also say, it is always better to send a copy of the backup file to your personal email account.