Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Dealing With Internet Connectivity Issues in Ubuntu

I finally went ahead and installed Ubuntu 13.04. I had to google a few things from my phone during the installation, but all in all everything went pretty smooth. The only problem worth mentioning was that I lost my internet connection at some point (though I was still connected to the wireless network), but that was solved pretty easily.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Submitting a Blogger Sitemap to Google

If you have a blog, you probably want people to read it and for them to be able to read it, they first have to discover it. Though people may learn about your blog from a variety of sources such as by direct communication with you, through social media or links from other sites, search engines such as Google usually play the leading role of having your blog discovered.

For your blog to be listed in search results of a search engine, it has to be indexed by that search engine. For this purpose, search engines use automated software, called web crawlers, that visit pages and index them as they become available. Though your blog may be discovered by crawlers and indexed by search engines automatically after some period of time, there are certain things you can do to speed up this process. Submitting your sitemap manually to search engines is one of them. This will let the search engines know about the structure of your blog, which enables them to efficiently index all your pages. According to Google, "Creating and submitting a Sitemap helps make sure that Google knows about all the pages on your site, including URLs that may not be discoverable by Google's normal crawling process".

In this article, we will learn how to submit sitemaps of our blogs to Google.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Adding Social Media Buttons on Blogger

Social media buttons provide an easy way for your visitors to show that they appreciate your blog and share this with their friends. When used properly, these buttons can also increase traffic to your website. In this article, we will learn how to use Blogger's HTML/JavaScript gadget to add social media buttons to our blog.