How to get more fans on social media

Everyone wants to have great big profiles on social media with many fans and friends. This is not hard. Herefriendship.jpg are some tips that I learned in time.

– Don’t be a hater

This may be the most important aspect. Being a hater isn’t good at all. It’s true, you can’t just like everything you see on digg, sphinn,stumbleupon,reddit and so on, but not liking everything … this is a big problem! You are definitely frustrated. So cut off this attitude, be nice. I am talking about social media, the keyword is social so you must get in touch with others, be nice and make friends!

– Don’t be desperate

Let’s say that you like someone’s activity there on a social media, you add him as a friend and then you beg him to add you as a friend too. No, this is not the way to do it! First, just introduce yourself, something like “Hey, I liked your profile so I added your as a friend. I had a good laugh reading …” talk more with him or her and the chances are big to become mutual friends.

– Get involved in discussions

Getting involved in discussions is very important. On stumbleupon you can find some nice targeted groups and discuss with people that have same preferences as you, this way you could gather some more friends and fans. Digg, sphinn, don’t have groups like that but there is no problem! Comment on the articles you liked, many times there will be “hot” discussions on some. Get involved in them! Let your voice be heard because your opinion does matter!

Just follow these steps and you’ll see the good results coming, hit me with a comment or e-mail if you have any more tips regarding this.

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Big threat for the Americans who love internet

Yes you heard me, unfortunately there’s a big threat for you at this moment! Tell me please, why do you love highway.jpginternet? First, let me tell you why I love it. I love it because of its freedom, you can be anybody here, anywhere, reading anything you want no matter your job, or even your age! Internet is a great source for documentation, having fun, connecting with others or even finding the job that suits you.

As I came across a Google’s page today, I was shocked. There was a big title “A Note to Google Users on Net Neutrality:” so I read the whole article. I say it again, I was shocked, Eric Schmidt was writing that there is a debate heating up in Washington, DC on something called “net neutrality” and Google was requesting our help. Nobody wants the internet to be controlled by phone and cable companies and not allow us to see what we first want and when. Nobody wants restrictions. Internet is a a great highway, a world without restrictions and that’s how it must be in future too!

If you want to help with this,  you are pleased to call (202-224-3121) and let your voice be heard.

You can read Eric’s article here.

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How to change Google’s favicon to the old one

Google changed its favicon with a new and stupid one, personally I don’t like it at all and I would like to change it back to the old, classical one. I found a great way to do that.

There is a Greasmonkey script that runs with Firefox and Safari, sorry for the Internet Explorer or Opera users. Ok, so to do that you first need to install the Greasemonkey script like an add-on for the browser, and after restarting the browser, you’ll see the link for installing it. After doing that, here is what I got:

Before and after:

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Firefox 3 – a success!

Do you remember about this article regarding the plans of Firefox 3 to set a World Record? To do that, Firefox 3 must be the most downloaded browser in 24 hours.

Well, Firefox 3 is a true success, being download by more than 8 million people in only 24 h – the top countries being US, Germany, Japan, Spain, UK, France, Iran, Italy, Canada, and Poland.

All we can do right now is just to wait and see what the people from Guinness will have to say about this stunning record, but I am 99% sure that Firefox 3 has made it to the top.

By the way, the guys from Internet Explorer made a delicious present for the guys from Mozilla, congratulating them for their new amazing release:

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When to upgrade to a dedicated server?

I am sure that most of the new bloggers have a shared hosting plan, not a dedicated server and there is no problem. Why spend hundreds of dollars on a dedicated server if your blogs stays very well on a shared hosting plan. I tried to make a little research because I always argue with the guys from support on different reasons.

Today, I asked at Hostgator what happens if I get on the digg’s front page with my blog hosted at them, on a shared hosting plan. Here is the conversation ( I got the permission to post it here ):

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So, as you can see, at the beginning, Jacob P – the guy from support tried to convince me that a shared hosting plan at Hostgator is very powerful and should resist at huge traffic. Then, after I said that there is a possibility to buy a dedicated server (that means giving more money to them) he changed his mind and he wasn’t so sure if a shared account will resist at a .. let’s say digg’s front page.

Right now, I am hosting about 10 websites on my shared account at Hostgator and they all have a traffic of about 15,000 visits / day and I really don’t have any problems, my account gets suspended only when I receive many visitors in a small period of time.

So, you should upgrade to a dedicated server only when yo earn more than the hosting’s price and only when your blog¬† really needs a dedicated server, you will know that by seeing your account getting suspended very often.

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Unique design – important or not?

We all know that content is king, but what about the blog’s design, is it important?

 

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Along with your content, the blog’s design is a major factor that influences the traffic and returning visitors. A blog can be compared with a book. Let’s say that you are in a library and you want to buy an interesting book but you don’t know any good titles. Then, what are you looking for? I am sure that a nice envelope attracts your attention, you pick it up, read its title and if you find it interesting you buy it. But there, on the shelf, might be more interesting books but if they don’t have any nice envelopes, they won’t attract your attention at all.

The same thing can be applied in blogging. You need to have a nice and clean template, user-friendly that attracts your visitors attention – the good way not the bad way like a very colorful blog with all kind of bad colors for your eye or flashing stars.

But why should it be unique? It costs a lot of money, I know that, but if you really want to start a project that will become successful, picking your correct template is the first step that you should do. Imagine like wearing the same clothes like your best friend. They are nice, but if someone else wears them there is a problem. Try to give your blog a little personality. A premium or even a free template can easily be personalized if you have basic skills in photoshop and coding.

Extraordinary child themes for Thesis & Genesis!

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