Whether we should trust alexa ranking or not?

Alexa over the years is becoming a popular site to show whether your site is receiving traffic or not and helps you optimize it up to some bit by providing some of the useful keywords. But still there always remain a doubt whether alexa is truly reliable or not.

My answer would be NO. Alexa calculates rank on a very particular type of algorithm. These algorithms are:

  1. Whether person visiting the site have alexa toolbar installed or not because if the user have alexa toolbar installed than only it will be counted as traffic otherwise not.
  2. Most probably those sites dealing with webmaster stuff usually have good alexa ranking because most of their users have alexa toolbar installed in their browsers.

I had experience of visiting many that really have good amount of traffic but don’t have good alexa rank. Also keep in my mind that alexa rank can be improved very easily by installing the toolbar and visiting your own site frequently. That thing actually works!

You can download Reload After Sometime extension for Firefox and set it to reload after a particular gap of time. and than you can see how your alexa ranking goes up within a day.

WARNING—– Don’t set the time too low because it can cause some serious issues to your website. One minute will be good if you are in shared hosting and 30 seconds will be good if you are on Dedicated Server. Also please notice that by following this technique on a adsense enabled site is dangerous. You can lose your account also. SO USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.


1. Use Alexa Toolbar:

Download the Alexa Toolbar and install it in your web browser and visit your blog daily. The Toolbar is only available for the IE and Firefox web browsers. For chrome, you can use this Extension SEO Status Pagerank/Alexa Toolbar. This is the most basic step to increase your Alexa rank.

2. Use Alexa Widget:

Place an Alexa Widget your blog. Alexa offers Traffic Graph, Site Stats Button and Traffic Rank Button widgets and they come in different sizes too. Select anyone of these and customize it and place it your blog.

3. Use Alexa Redirects:

When you provide a link to your blog in forum signatures or Email signatures, use the Alexa redirect URL. For example, When I provide links in signatures, I am using http://redirect.alexa.com/redirect?ub7.net. Some people claimed using this technique helps them to increase their Alexa rank, although there is no official proof.

4. Post Frequency:

Try to update your blog frequently with good articles. If you don’t have time to update your blog contents daily, then try to update on alternative days. Alexa rank will automatically improve if you post frequently.

5. Write about Alexa:

There are many bloggers and webmasters who want to learn the secret or the tips to improve their Alexa Rankings. So, if you write an Article on how to increase Alexa rank, they will link back to you, which results in targeted traffic for your blog.

6. Use Alexa Reviews:

Ask your friends and colleagues, to write a review about your blog in Alexa and rate your Alexa website profile. Some webmasters and bloggers claimed this tip is working for them, but I am not entirely sure of its impact on rankings. Anyway, you are most welcome to write a Review for Ub7.net.

7. Use Social Media Sites:

Try to take advantage of social media sites like Digg, StumbleUpon, and Reddit. For this you should write good contents, since most of the online users, share worthy and interesting contents to Social Media sites. Since these sites will bring a massive amount of traffic for your blog, it will have a positive impact on your Alexa Rank.

A new video site from MSN.COM

Recently my friends make me aware of the new video Website by MSN

You can visit it here

This site is full flash. It takes some time to load on my slow connection. Slow speed is always expected from a full flash site.

  1. It is sponsored by Wendy’s.
  2. Categories include General,Sports,Celebs,Gaming.
  3. Video player didn’t contain many functions. Yea its ordinary.
  4. Some of the videos are really funny.
  5. You can rate a video  out of 5 stars.

Camera powered tablet by Samsung to compete with Apple iPad

Samsung Electronics Co. (KSE: 005930.KS – News) on Thursday unveiled the Galaxy Tab, its take on Apple Inc.’s (NasdaqGS: AAPL – News) iPad, as more technology companies trickle into the nascent tablet market.

Galaxy Tab Has Smaller Screen, Similar Features to Apple’s Device; Likely Cost Is $200-$300

Tablets represent a potential new source of revenue for Samsung, which is making up for lost ground in the intensely competitive smartphone business.

Rather than sell it directly to consumers, Samsung will rely on its carrier partners to sell the Galaxy Tab, which runs on Google Inc.’s (NasdaqGS: GOOG – News) Android software, comes with a cellular connection, and features a seven-inch screen. The tablet will debut in Italy, moving to other markets as Samsung locks in more carrier deals.

Vodafone Group PLC (NasdaqGS: VOD – News), the world’s biggest mobile operator, said it would start selling the Galaxy Tab in most of its European markets and a number of its other markets worldwide in October.

It is expected to launch in the U.S. over the next few months, but the company would only say it was in talks with multiple carriers. The Galaxy Tab is essentially an enlarged version of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S smartphone, which was originally available through AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T – News) and Deutsche Telekom AG’s (Buenos Aires: DT.BA – News) T-Mobile, and more recently Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S – News).

While a price hasn’t been set, Samsung product executive Hankil Yoon said in an interview that it would likely retail for between $200 and $300, although the final price would vary depending on different carrier subsidies.

Mr. Yoon expects to ship 10 million units and take a third of the global tablet market next year.

But it’s unclear if any tablet beyond the iPad will prove to be a hit. Samsung follows Dell Inc. (NasdaqGS: DELL – News), which launched its Streak through AT&T last month. More tablets are expected for the holiday selling season.

While many companies are devoting resources toward building a worthy iPad competitor, history shows that Apple often enjoys a lengthy lead with its products, said Rhoda Alexander, an analyst at iSuppli.

The iPad, which sold 3 million units after 80 days in the market, is expected to control three-quarters of the tablet market this year, with its share only slipping to 62% by 2012, according to iSuppli.

Like the iPad, the Galaxy Tab customizes core applications, such as email and contacts, to take advantage of the larger screen, offers Wi-Fi capabilities, and provides a hub for reading magazines, books and newspapers. It also lacks a removable battery and requires a proprietary dock to connect to a PC.

The Tab sets itself apart on size. The 7-inch screen allows for a slimmer profile than the iPad, which packs a 9.7-inch screen. Also, the Samsung device supports the latest version of Adobe Flash–something the iPad doesn’t do–enabling the Tab to show more video found on the Internet.

“It’s a truly mobile device,” Mr. Yoon said.

It features a camera on each side of the device, as well as a slot for expandable memory. It also has the capability to make phone calls, but carriers will decide whether that capability will be offered. Mr. Yoon said Samsung plans to support the device with two major software updates a year.

The Tab will run on Android 2.2, the latest version, and will have access to the Android Marketplace for a number of applications. But Gartner analyst Carolina Milanesi said she was concerned about how many apps will be designed specifically for the device. The iPad already benefits from a number of third-party apps that utilize its larger screen.

Samsung is exploring the possibility of a tablet with a 10-inch or 6-inch screen, and Mr. Yoon said the company plans to eventually launch a family of Galaxy Tab devices. Samsung has invested $200 million in advertising the Galaxy S phone around the world. The company plans to spend less promoting the Galaxy Tab, because it feels the product appeals to more of a niche audience than the more mainstream smartphone, said Samsung mobile marketing executive Younghee Lee.

Beware before applying for BSNL 4 Mbps plans

Recently launched two new plans under home category by BSNL i. e. HOME 900 and HOME 1400 are completely fake as far as Punjab region is concerned. They promise to give 4 Mbps speed up to 8gb and 25gb respectively and than afterwards speed will be downgraded to 256 Kbps. But truth is that you will never get full 4 Mbps speed. It will be always around 2 Mbps.

As far as ping is concerned, it is completely unstable. You will face massive ping sometimes. I actually shifted from reliance to BSNL thinking that i will get good pings but it is completely opposite and now i regret my decision of shifting. So my suggestion would be never to go for BSNL ever or otherwise you will suffer like me.


  1. Speed—-1 out of 5
  2. Ping   —–0 out of 5
  3. Customer Support—-1 out of 5(They don’t even know what is ping.)

At last .co now available to register by anyone

As the title of the article explain itself that now  the much hyped cctld is available for registration by anyone.

There are more chances that you will be able to find the suitable domain for yourself in this particular extension. This extension is the most hyped one around because it is nearly similar to the major extension or TLD that is .COM

.CO is the CCTLD of Columbia which is now made available to the entire world that is they remove all the restrictions from this one. Recently held auction for e.co domain goes for 81,000$.

Present cost of .CO is quite high but still if you have desire to invest or if you are able to find a good name than you should grab it as soon as you can.