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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Interesting Quotes

  • A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you take an effort to make the turn.
  • A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience

  • A man who is too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic who is too busy to take care of his tools

  • A smile is the most potent weapon, in times of adversity

  • A successful person is one who has the talent to handle his talent

  • Actions speak louder than words

  • Attitude decides your altitude irrespective of your aptitude.

  • By the time a man realizes might be his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks that he is wrong.

  • Delete the memories that slower the functioning of the system of your mind

  • Delete the memories that slower the functioning of the system of your mind

  • Discussion is an exchange of knowledge and argument is an exchange of ignorance

  • Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.

  • Do not take failures to heart and success to head

  • Doing what you like is success. Liking what you do is happiness.

  • Dreams are the tiny seeds from which beautiful tomorrows grow

  • Envy is the ambition turned upside down.

  • Every artist was first an amateur

  • Everyone has a will to win but very few have the will to prepare to win

  • Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.

  • Good, better, best, never be at rest till your good becomes better and your better becomes the best

  • Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances

  • High achievement always takes place in a framework of high expectation

  • Human beings should be building bridges with people around them instead of building walls

  • If you are the anvil, bear. If you are the hammer, strike

  • If you cannot be happy as you are and how you are, you can never be happy

  • If you have not often felt the joy of doing a kind act, you have neglected much, and most of all yourself

  • If you think you can, YOU CAN. If you think you cannot, you are right, you cannot

  • In the company of wind, dust achieves great heights, but mixed with water it becomes mud.

  • It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow

  • It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed

  • Kindness in your heart is not put to stay. Kindness is not kindness until you give it away.

  • Knowing is not enough, we must apply willing is not enough, we must do

  • Leaders see more in other people than other people see in themselves

  • Look forward, onward and upward

  • Low aim is a crime

  • Many of us spend half our time wishing for things we could have if we had not spent half our time wishing

  • Motivation together with inspiration is the fuel for the mind of every human being.

  • Nothing in this world turns up until someone turns them up

  • Obstacles are the frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

  • Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal

  • One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation

  • One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure

  • Our vision of tomorrow governs our action of today

  • People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

  • People who gossip with you will also gossip about you in your absence

  • Sacrifice is the pinnacle of art and it is full of true joy in it.

  • Success is going from failure to failure with out loss of enthusiasm

  • Success is the prize for those who stand true to their dreams

  • Talking is sharing and listening is caring

  • The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual

  • The battles of life do not always go to the stronger and faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the man who thinks he can

  • The foundation of success, regardless of your chosen field, is attitude

  • The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials

  • The greatest tragedy is not failing to reach the goal but having no goal to reach

  • The harder you fall, the higher you bounce

  • The said word and the sped arrow cannot be retrieved

  • The secret of success and a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings.

  • The world of achievement has always belonged to the optimist

  • Time flies. It is up to you to be the navigator

  • To be blind is bad, but worse is to have eyes and not see
  • To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first

  • To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of human existence

  • Vision without action is a day dream, Action without vision is a nightmare

  • We are all born with divine fire within us. We have to add wings to our fire and fill the world with the glory of it.

  • What you think of yourself is more important than what others think of you

  • Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can surely achieve.

  • When the going gets tough, the tough gets going

  • When you model yourself on people, you should try to resemble their good sides.

  • Yesterday is a cancelled cheque, tomorrow is a promissory note and today is ready cash, use it

  • You don’t have to be smart to accomplish your goals you just have to be interested

Interesting Quotes – Said by “Unknown” and Copied by “Matt” :)
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Friday, February 17, 2006

Effective Link Request Template

How to create an effective Link Request Template

1. Proper subject (Link Request, Link Exchange Request, etc)
2. Try to find the webmaster’s name or website owner’s name and add them in the LIT (start as “Dear XXXX”, “Hello XXXX” etc)
3. A small description about their website (please include the home page URL of their website)
4. A brief introduction about yourself (example: My name is xxx and I am working as the webmaster of for the past 3 years and I have good experience in the search engine marketing and got up many websites in the rankings)
5. A brief introduction about the website and the service that we provide through the website (example: My website provides web designs service and we have developed more than 100 websites and we are specialized in search engine marketing)
6. We should explain how this link exchange helps both websites in the search engine rankings (A paragraph that describes your site and why you feel it's link-worthy)
7. Tell the URL where you need your link to be placed on their website
8. Tell them where you will place their link (if you have already placed a link, please proved the URL)
9. A valid signature: it should contain the following,
  • Name

  • Designation

  • Valid E-mail ID

  • Valid Website URL

  • Phone number (not necessary but if you provide this it will look professional)

  • Optional: Logo of your website to make the letter more professional

10. Try to reframe it for each and every webmaster you contact for link exchange :)

Please let me know if anybody needs a sample link request :)

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Saturday, February 04, 2006

Links Baiting Techniques for Blogs

To generate traffic to blogs we can do the following things,

1) News:
We can post important and useful information about latest happenings in the world (or related to the topic of our blog)

2) Resources:
We can have informative links in the blogs without expecting any reciprocal links from them and this will surely get some back-links to the blog, if the information available in the blog is really useful for the visitor.

3) Humor:
We should have some topics with fun that will entertain the user when he gets bored. This is to retain the visitor in the blogs for a longtime.

4) Contrary:
We can post some topics that are contrary to the existing thing, so that visitors are allowed to have a good discussion (and sometimes debate) about that topic in the blog. Even though the contradiction posting points to false news it should be interesting, else it won’t make the use to revisit the blog again (but this technique is not recommended, because some of them always don’t like the false news)

5) Frequent Update of the Blog (i.e. Freshness of Content):
We should update the blogs daily (or at least regularly) because freshness-of-content plays a major role in the search engine rankings (especially in Google).

Date: 04 Feb 2006
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Google Banning Websites For Duplication: Example

Google Banning Websites and Web-Pages: Example

You have heard about Google banning websites that copy content from other websites, if the content owner registers a complaint in Google under Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Google will remove that result page(s) from the listings.

Recently I got an example and would like to share it with you all, this is really a good example, just go through it and you find it very interesting,

The following website was launched 2 to 3 years back and it provides SEO services to many clients,

Given below is the screen shot of that website,

Recently I saw another website (SEO Heights), just look at the screen shot and you will not believe this, and they have copied the above website (everything, except the logo) :)

The owner of the original website submitted a complaint under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and got the copied website out of the listings.

So beware, don’t copy any website content and articles without proper permission from the webmasters :)

Date: 4 Feb 2006

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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Bigdaddy progress update

In case you don’t want to download a 70 megabyte audio file, here’s the latest on Bigdaddy. Bigdaddy continues to roll out and is now available at three data centers. In addition to and, Bigdaddy is now up at We’ve been going through the spam feedback and acting on it, and reading through the general search feedback as well.

Q: Is Bigdaddy still on track and launching?A: Yes. Remember that Bigdaddy involves new infrastructure and is not just a data push or algorithm update. Don’t take it as a promise, but I’d expect a new data center to be converted to Bigdaddy roughly every 10 days or so. Again, take that as a rule of thumb. There are smart folks doing this transition, and they’re deciding how to do it in the best way.
Q: Will those IP addresses always show Bigdaddy results?A: No, not always. Sometimes data centers are taken out of the rotation for testing or other reasons.
Q: Is there an easy way to test if a datacenter is running Bigdaddy?A: There’s not a definitive way outside of Google. But the [sf giants] example that I mentioned in my
pre-Bigdaddy 302 post remains a pretty good test. If the query [sf giants] returns, the odds are pretty good that you’re hitting Bigdaddy.
Q: How will I see the switchover happen?A: It will happen naturally as more data centers switch over to the Bigdaddy infrastructure. The more data centers there are using Bigdaddy, the odds of you hitting a Bigdaddy data center in the normal rotation go up.
Q: Can I still give spam or quality feedback?A: Absolutely. Follow the same instructions from my original
Bigdaddy post. I’ll ask someone to review any new spam feedback, and I’ll request that someone look through the non-spam search quality feedback looking for issues as well.

Taken From: Matt Cutts Blog
Date: 1 Feb 2006
Category: Google/SEO
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