Tiny Factor that Shoot Up My Bounce Rate

April 28, 2015

Bounce Rate

It’s been a long time since I wrote anything on my Blog. Maybe it was lack of motivation or maybe I was way too busy to write. Anyway, lets come back to our main topic. If you wanna know how to Motivate yourself, go ahead and read this post:

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I have been noticing that my Bounce Rate is climbing up to the mountain. You know how much it is? 65%? 70%? 79%? No!, but even higher which is 84%. As you can see in the below image.

High Bounce Rate
See? I have huge Bounce Rate and not only that, I also received tons of Spam Comments. Looks like I will have to take a shift from CommentLuv to Disqus. Anyway, lets talk about the reason behind such a huge Bounce Rate.

Reason Behind

We love analyzing our Blog and sharing it to other people. Each and everyone of us crave huge traffic, right? Same case was with me when I started this Blog. I analyzed my Blog with tons of online tools and shared it on bulk of Directories. Now what happens is:

  1. I keep getting spam traffic.
  2. My Blog is now friend of bots.
  3. I get a lot spammers.

All these things result into my Spam Comments and high Bounce Rate, as you can see above. How to handle this situation? Well hold on and I will share it with you:

Solution

Solution is very simple, all you have to do is prevent bad traffic from reaching your Blog. So that they don’t increase your bounce rate or put spam on it. How you can do it? By editing your .htaccess File. Don’t worry, if you never heard about it before. I will explain everything in steps.

First of all, make sure that you have access to your Cpanel. You can open your Cpanel by typing this yoursiteaddress:2083 in your Browser’s Address bar. For example, I will type this geekfellows.com:2083 to open my site’s Cpanel.

 

1) Type your login information and hit enter.

Control Panel

 

2) Now go to File Manager as shown below:

File manager

3) Inside File Manager, find .htaccess file in your root directory. Such as shown in the image below. Enable Show Hidden files if you don’t find any .htaccess file. If still you don’t see it, then create your own. Make sure you create it inside the public_html directory, as shown on the left side of below image.

 

Htaccess File

 

4) Select it and then click on Edit. Click Ok if it asks you something about encoding. Now another window will open. You will put some code in it.

For Example
Enter this code on the top of .htaccess file.


RewriteEngine on
# Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} social-buttons\.com [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} googlsucks\.com [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} site32\.social-buttons.com\.com [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} theguardlan\.com [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} free-share-buttons\.com [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} forum\.topic47332967\.darodar\.com
RewriteRule .* - [F]

Edit the above code according to yourself. I have added the name of sites that I wanted to block. You can write yours. Like in above code, I blocked following sites from reaching my site.

5) Here take a look at how I did it.

Deny sites from reaching your blog

Now click on Save button in the Top-Right Corner and you are done. I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Don’t forget to share it with your friends. Thanks !!!

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How to Boost your Firefox Browser?

March 17, 2015

Improve Speed
Efficiency gets affected with the passage of time. Same is the case with Web Browsers. With the course of time, you install different plug-ins, bookmark pages and store passwords which result in slow speed. Lets see how you can take care of this problem. What? Your computer is already acting like a snail? Don’t worry, just give this blog post a reading shot
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Removing Unnecessary Plugins

Most of the time, 30% of the plug-ins installed in your browser are unnecessary. They drastically affect your browser  performance and also show annoying ads. Remove those plugins right now and see how your browser speed gets improved.

OR

Refresh Your Browser

There is a function in Firefox Browser that will reborn your browser. There is a folder called Profile in which your Personal and Firefox Settings are stored. What this feature does is, create new Profile folder and delete the previous one. Don’t worry, it does not delete your valuable information.

Following type of data remains untouched:

Following data gets deleted:

Just click on the below link to refresh your Firefox Browser. Make sure that you do it using Firefox Browser.
Refresh My Firefox Browser

 

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NOTE: Your old Firefox profile will be placed on your desktop in a folder named “Old Firefox Data”. If the reset didn’t fix your problem you can restore some of the information not saved by copying files to the new profile that was created. If you don’t need this folder any longer, you should delete it as it contains sensitive information.

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Lets Talk about Windows Secret Weapon

March 9, 2015

Secret Weapon

Knowing some geek tips and tricks is always great to save time and increase productivity. Today, I am going to share with you a secret weapon of Windows that will save you from a lot of headache.

Just press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to unleash this secret Weapon. What do you see? Task Manager? You already knew about it? Wait, there are things you still don’t know about it. Just hang on and we will dive into it.
 

1) Get Rid of Irresponsive Programs

This is what Task Manager is famous for. Usually it happens that your computer slow down and get hangged in the middle. It is because some programs are not-responding to you or taking too long. You can forcefully close those programs using Task Manager. You can see how to do it in below picture.

close Not-Responding programs

Just click on the End Task button and you will get rid of problematic program.

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2) Memory and CPU Usage

You can find how much Physical Memory, CPU and other Resources are being used by your computer at the moment. You can close unnecessary programs accordingly. Just click on the Performance Tab in Task Manager and you will find out everything.

resources-used

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3) Reveal Hidden Processes

There are some processes that run behind the scene without letting you know. Some of them are necessary for your Computer to run properly. While some of them are kind of unnecessary. You may close the later one as they are just a burden for you. To reveal background processes, just click on Processes Tab in Task Manager.

background-processes

You may select any process from above and click on End Process to close it.

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4) Startup Services and Turning them Off

Some services start running as soon as you turn on your computer. Example for such services can be your Yahoo/MSN Messenger or maybe Skype, Antivirus is also a great example. Anyway, you can find those startup services and change their behaviour using Task Manager. To see those services, click on Services Tab in Task Manager.

Startup Services

To change their settings, click on Services button as shown in the above image. Another window will open.

View Change

Right Click on any Service to change its settings.

change

After writing all these things, I would say that using Task Manager can save your from a lot of headaches. One should really use it a lot, especially when your computer is hanged or working like a snail.

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How to know Everything about your Computer?

February 27, 2015

I love my Computer and I know each and everything about it. I am familiar with all of it’s body parts, organs, emotions and feelings etc. Don’t you believe? Well just look at the image given below, it is showing even the temperature:

My Computer Specifications

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Do you want to know about your computer? I used one free tool for it, called Speccy. Just download it, run it on your computer and it will tell you everything. Even the temperature of your computer. Isn’t it great? :)

Screenshots

Computer Specifications

Computer Temperature

Detailed Computer Info

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How to put Subtitles in VLC Player?

February 23, 2015

Put subtitles on VLC Player

I love watching movies, specially with subtitles. Why use subtitiles? There can be multiple reasons for that. For Example:

Alright, enough with the talking. Now lets show what you are here to see.

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So you have downloaded the movie and want to put subtitles on it. How you can do it? Well you can easily do it using VLC Player. Lets do it step by step.

Download VLC Player from Here if you don’t have it already.

From where to get Subtitles?

There is one great site called SubScene to find subtitles. Just go there, type your Movie’s name and you will find tons of subtitles in multiple languages. Choose according to your need and download.

Subscene Movie Select

Subscene Subtitle Select

Subscene Subtitle Download

How to put them on VLC Player?

Play your movie using VLC Player, Stop it by pressing Space Bar. Now click on Subtitle tab, select Add Subtitle File.

VLC Subtitle

Select the subtitle file you downloaded from subscene and click open.

VLC Subtitle

Alright, if the subtitles are working properly and they are appearing on time, then it means you are done. If not, keep reading :)

How to correct the timing of Subtitles?

Sometimes, subtitles are not synchronized with the voice of characters. They appear either too late or too early from the exact timing. You can correct this problem by either delaying or hastening the subtitles appearance.

After adding the subtitle file like I did above. Just click on Tools>Track Synchronization as shown in the image below.

VLC Track Synchronization

A window will open, from there you can either delay or hasten the subtitles according to your need. For Example, if I set Subtitle Track Synchronization to 5.000s then it means subtitles will appear with 5 seconds delay. For -5.000s, subtitles will appear 5 seconds before their default timing.

VLC-Subtitle-Delaying

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