Important Shortcut Keys that will Boost your Browsing Speed

July 2, 2015

It feels kindda distractive when you put your hand on the mouse over and over again. It wastes your time and also badly affects your productivity. What if you can do all the common things using keyboard? It would be great, right? Anyway, here are some shortcut keys that will boost your speed and turn you into a Browsing Ninja.

 

Ctrl+L                                    for getting your cursor to the address bar

Ctrl+T                                  for opening new tab

Ctrl+Shift+T                     for opening recently closed tab

Ctrl+U                                 for viewing the source of page

Ctrl+N                                  for opening new window

Ctrl+Shit+N                      for opening recently closed window

Ctrl+H                                 for viewing browsing history

Ctrl+R                                 for reloading page

Ctrl+B                                 for opening bookmarks menu

Ctrl+D                                for adding current page into bookmarks

Ctrl+J                                 for displaying Download Window

Ctrl+[1…9]                       for selecting any tab

Esc                                       for stop loading

End                                      getting to the end of webpage

Home                                 to get to the top of webpage

It will take some time to memorize all those above. But you just start using them and they will get into your bones. They will turn you into Browsing Ninja and boost your productivity :)

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How to Check WordPress Version?

June 26, 2015

I will keep this blog post very short. You want to know what WordPress version your site is running? Or you wanna know the WordPress version of any other site? Well keep reading and you will find out :)

 

Scenario A: When the site is your own and you have access to it’s Dashboard

You can simply scroll down and on the bottom right corner, the version of your WordPress site will be given. For your convenience I have added a screenshot below:

 

Check WordPress Version

 

Scenario B: When you want to check the WordPress version of someone else’s site or blog

Simply go to that site and view its source. You can do that by pressing Ctrl+U. After that press Ctrl+F and type WordPress to find the word “WordPress” in the source. Some where on the page you will something written like this,

<meta name=”generator” content=”WordPress 4.2.2″/>

In above line, 4.2.2 is the version of WordPress.

Wordpress version check

Hope you liked the tutorial, feel free to ask if you have any other question, problem or issue regarding WordPress.

 

Why Javascript is known as JAVAscript?

June 22, 2015

javascript confusion

Why there is a word Java in Javascript? Is there any connection between Java and Javascript? Is Java subset of Javascript? or they are not related at all and everything is just a result of some coincidence?

I have asked these questions to multiple Web Developers and one of them came up with an answer:

Java is to JavaScript what Car is to Carpet

But it is not a satisfactory answer. There must be something more of a relation than that, it can’t just be a coincidence. Right?

History of Javascript

Javascript is a client side scripting language which is used to make Webpage interactive. It was developed by Brendan Eich in 1995 when he was working for Netscape. It was first known as Mocha, but after some time it was changed to LiveScript. For more information and tutorials, you need to visit W3Schools website.

Why there is a word JAVA in Javascript?

After exploring the web and reading couple of blogs, I came up with a conclusion that there is not a single reason why javascript is known as JAVAscript. Some of the reasons are:

Alright, those are some possible reasons but don’t stop here.

What Brendan Eich, the creator of Javascript says about it?

In an interview to InfoWorld, he said:

Netscape and Sun did a license agreement and it became JavaScript. The idea was to make it a complementary scripting language to go with Java, the compiled language“.  Further more ” We were developing Javascript as a little brother to Java, as like Visual Basic was to C++ in Microsoft’s language families at the time“. You can read the whole interview here Javascript Creator ponders past,future

Hope you guys learned something new in this article. For more information, have a look at these following links :)

10 Differences Between Java and Javascript

Javascript: The World’s Most Misunderstood Language

10 Things We Hate About Javascript

The future of World is Javascript!!!

10 Small Things We May Not Know about Javascript

Java vs Javascript

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How to Reduce your Bounce Rate By 50%?

June 17, 2015

Reduce Bounce Rate
Before I start explaining, let me tell you something. Traffic is not the only thing that matters to your blog, there are some other important aspects too. Such as Bounce Rate, Time people spent on your Blog and the Percentage of returning readers. Advertisers are greatly concerned with these 3 factors, and the money given to you highly depends on them. Along with this post, I would like you to read this post too, Tiny Factor that Shoot Up My Bounce Rate.

Ok now lets move to our main topic. You must be asking yourself “Does this method really work?” or “has anyone tried it yet?“. I tell you what, I tried this method and it worked quite well for me.

Here is the proof:

Bounce Rate before Using this Method

High Bounce Rate

High Bounce Rate

You see? Bounce Rate was touching to the sky but until I used this method :)

Bounce Rate after Using this Method

Reduce Bounce Rate

Low Bounce Rate

As you can see, my bounce rate is cut to half. You can do it too, let’s break the ice :)

 

How did I do It?

I thought of a blog post that will require readers to click at least on one link.

For example

All you have to do is just write a short post which contains some links that are obvious and necessary to be clicked on and that’s it :)

Like I wrote this post, How to find someone on Facebook without Logging in? and I explained 3 ways of doing it. Which means, I put 3 links in that post and voila the results were amazing. As every visitor had to click on at least one link and some of them even clicked multiple links etc. As you can see in the image below:

Facebook Clicks

Result

I received tons of clicks on this post which decreased my Bounce Rate. You should write such posts too once in a while so that your Bounce Rate will stay in control :).

Note: This method is 100% legal, appropriate and purely White Hat.

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5 Dirty Truths about the Readers

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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:

7 Motivational Movies that Every Blogger Should Watch

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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