Sunday, 28 December 2014

Indonesia halts search for missing AirAsia plane as night falls

 Indonesia called off until first light a search for an AirAsia plane with 162 people on board that went missing on Sunday after pilots asked to change course to avoid bad weather during a flight from Indonesia's Surabaya city to Singapore.

Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501, an Airbus 320-200 carrying 155 passengers and seven crew, lost contact with Jakarta air traffic control at 6:17 a.m. (2317 GMT on Saturday). No distress signal had been sent, said Joko Muryo Atmodjo, an Indonesian transport ministry official.

On board were 155 Indonesians, three South Koreans and one each from Singapore, Malaysia and Britain, plus a French pilot, the airline said in a statement, correcting earlier information.

Tatang Kurniadi, head of Indonesia's National Committee of Safety Transportation, expressed hope of locating the aircraft quickly and said it was too early to detect any of the so-called electronic pings from its black box recorder.

"We are using our capacity to search on sea and land. Hopefully we can find the location of the plane as soon as possible," he told a news conference.

"What I need to emphasize is until now, we have not found out how the plane fell or what kind of emergency it was."

Indonesia AirAsia is 49 percent owned by Malaysia-based budget carrier AirAsia (AIRA.KL), which has had a clean safety record since it began operating 13 years ago. The AirAsia group also has affiliates in Thailand, the Philippines and India. The aircraft had accumulated approximately 23,000 flight hours in some 13,600 flights, according to Airbus (AIR.PA).

The pilots of QZ8501 "was requesting deviation due to en-route weather before communication with the aircraft was lost," the airline said in a statement. Singapore, Malaysia, Britain, South Korea and Australia offered to help in the search and any investigation. Malaysia said it was sending vessels and a C130 aircraft while Singapore had also sent a C130. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said a P3 Orion aircraft was on standby if needed.


Flight QZ8501 was between Tanjung Pandan on Indonesia's Belitung island and Pontianak, in West Kalimantan province on Borneo - almost halfway between Surabaya and Singapore - when it went missing. There was bad weather over Belitung at the time and the aircraft had been flying at 32,000 feet before asking to fly at 38,000 feet to avoid clouds.

In both Surabaya and Singapore, anxious relatives of people on the plane awaited news.

Louise Sidharta was at Singapore's Changi Airport waiting for her fiancée to return from a family holiday.

"It was supposed to be their last vacation before we got married," she said.

A man named Purnomo told TVOne in Surabaya of a lucky escape.

"I should have been on the flight," he said. "We, seven people, had planned to go to Singapore for vacation but this morning I had an emergency. I had my passport in hand."

Tony Fernandes, chief of Malaysia's AirAsia, said he was heading to Surabaya.
 AirAsia plane
"My only thoughts are with the passengers and my crew. We put our hope in the SAR (search and rescue) operation and thank the Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysian governments," he said on Twitter.

AirAsia swapped its distinctive bright red logo for a grey background on its website and social media accounts.

The incident comes during a troubled year for Malaysia-affiliated airlines. Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 went missing on March 8 on a trip from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew on board and has not been found.

On July 17, Flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.

Indonesia AirAsia has a fleet of 30 Airbus A320s. The missing plane has been in service for just over six years, according to

All AirAsia-branded airlines operate aircraft made by Airbus, which has orders for several hundred planes from the group. AirAsia is considered one of the European planemaker's most important customers.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Top 10 Tips from This Open Forum


 1) Money is not the only measure of success. Depending on your business, there are so many other ways to measure.

2. Don’t always default to email, especially when it comes to scheduling a meeting. Opt for a phone or quick desk chat instead.

3. Always deliver bad news upfront, and follow with a proposed solution. Otherwise, the bad news may come as a surprise, which only adds salt to the wound.

4. When writing a list post, dig into “the why.” It will make for a more interesting and compelling read.

5. Make sure your content provokes a strong emotion.Awe is shared more than contentment, and anger is shared more than sadness.

6. When writing your tagline, use unexpected word pairings. They need to make sense, of course, but a fresh phrase will grab the right kind of attention.

7. Look beyond domestic borders for the greatest opportunities. There could be a market for your product or service somewhere less saturated than the U.S.

8. Use your company blog to show gratitude to your customers. Make a personalized post, or run a weekly column featuring the “Customer of the Week.”

9. When you’re a leader, show your human side. Don’t be so buttoned up. Leaders don’t have to be perfect, and your team will be that much more inspired when you achieve something big.

10. Know the perils of emotional pricing, and avoid them by pricing with your head instead of your heart. Don't let your pride or the "joy of the hunt" get the best of you, as it could lead to big obstacles down the line.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Directory Submission Tips For SEO


Make sure, before you start doing directory submission for your blog or website, first make a proper database of Directory Submission sites list. Pick and use those sites from your database one by one. It will help you to remember which site you have already used to do submission and from where you have to start now.


You have no need to register for an account to submit your link. You can directly submit your links without any sign up. Why waste your precious time to create account on multiple directory submission sites. Just go to the directories and start submitting the link.


When you are ready to do directory submission, make sure you first select the most appropriate category and then click on Submit Link button. Most of newbie bloggers directly click on Submit Link without choosing the category. You can select the category later also but it will be difficult to choose most appropriate category from the list of all the categories.


To take proper benefit of your hard work, you need to submit your site's link in proper category. Don't submit your link in any irrelevant category. If there is no appropriate category in that directory submission site, then try to pick as relevant category as possible and submit your link in that category.


After selecting the most appropriate category, you need to click on Submit link. But before clicking the Submit link, first copy the URL of that category from your browser's address bar and keep that URL in any text editor. You can use MS-Excel and prepare a proper report of that URLs so that you can easily find your link after approval.


During filling the form to submit your link, always keep in your mind that you must fill as unique information as possible. By unique information, I mean to say that don't fill same data (especially description) in all the directory submissions. Each submission should be unique and original.


All directory submission sites provide three options for submitting the link, Featured links, Regular links and Regular links with reciprocal. Always select regular links because selecting featured links will charge you some cost. Why pay if we can submit our link for free. And if you select regular links with reciprocal, then you need to put link of that directory on your blog. And nobody will like to build blog a link farm.


Once you submit your link in directory submission sites, make sure you check your email account for confirmation link. Usually it takes few days to receive confirmation link. You need to check your emails daily. Once you receive the email, click on confirmation link to confirm your email address. You submission will not approve if you fail to confirm your email address.


You need to make a plan with your keywords after doing a keyword research. Select your keywords and then do at most 10 directory submissions for single keyword. Never exclude this limit for same day. You can do more submissions next day. Always try to change your keywords day by day. Never target same keyword whenever you use web directories for link building.


If you are targeting different pages with different keywords, then don't submit every links in same directory. Only submit one link per directory. It will give your blog more exposure and popularity in search results and your blog will always be protected from every SEO penalties.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Tips for Image Optimization – SEO For Images

image optimization is very crucial because it can bring you a lot of traffic to your website. Image SEO is an targeted and organic way too. If you are missing image optimization you will miss so much traffic. Here are some
 tips to optimize images for search engines.

ALT Text

ALT text is the only thing that search engines spider can read. Alt text is the important thing in image optimization. It is a simple text to describe about that image. It should be descriptive and informative. Don’t use more lengthy or short alt tags. You can also use title tag in images. But it cannot boost performance. Title tag is only for humans, to read it.

File name

Using unreadable file names are one of the mistake. It is just like permalink to the pages. Instead of using numbers and unreadable names, you should use your targeting keywords as image name. Hence search engines can identify that image well.

Reduce File size & Optimize image

Optimized images can improve performance. It can load much faster. You should reduce the file size without losing its quality. Here are some tools to optimize your images:
  • Yahoo  (Online)
  • Riot (Free Software)
  • PNGGauntlet (Free Software)

Relevant content

Your content should be related to that image. If your content doesn’t match with the image, search engines will consider it as spam and did not rank well.

Link that image

Search engines like links. This is a plus point and this is not a essential thing. If you linked images to any pages or that images itself you may get better result.

Submit Image SiteMap

Image sitemap will helps to crawl images much better, that search engines are missing. Your images will get indexed on image search. Keep your images in separate XML sitemap, not in your sitemap that contains pages. Here is the sample code for an image sitemap from Google Webmaster tools.

Monday, 25 March 2013

The best Sneakiest LinkedIn SEO Tips to Boost Your Profile’s Views

1. Use Anchor Text in Links

Every LinkedIn profile can list as many as 3 links. The default options include “Company Website” and “Blog,” and these just aren’t very SEO-friendly. You can customize the anchor text in your URLs by selecting the “Other” option. Use a keyword-rich title, such as “My Inbound Marketing Blog.”

2. Finish Your Profile

This one is almost a no-brainer, but far too many of us haven’t taken the time to fully complete our LinkedIn profiles. Ask for recommendations (and give recommendations back), fill out every single section, and use LinkedIn’s help to guide your profile to completion.

3. Keyword-Optimize Your Job Titles

We’re definitely not recommending you describe your last position as “Management,” when it was more administrative. However, fudging your job titles slightly to include a few keywords is just smart. Instead of “Blog Manager,” bait search engines by clarifying “Inbound Marketing Strategy Blog Manager.”

4. Maximize Your Group Membership

Joining and participating in relevant groups won’t just expand your network, but it can improve your profile’s SEO. Since the group names appear on your profile, search engines have no choice but to crawl the titles and learn more about who you are and what you do. Not only will industry-relevant groups improve the keywords on your profile, but local groups like “Nashville Marketing Professionals” can help with geo-targeted SEO.

5. Aggressively Expand Your Network

If your LinkedIn network is one-fourth the size of your Facebook connections, it might be time to search your email contacts. Plus, it’s the perfect platform for connecting with colleagues but still maintaining a semblance of work-life separation on social media. Entrepreneur Rick Stomphorst writes: “[LinkedIn search results] elevate results for connections within a network (i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd level connections, groups). Therefore…you need to be connected to as many people as possible.”

6. Optimize Your Job Descriptions

Lindsay Hunt recommends that “your job descriptions on LinkedIn should be creative, truthful, descriptive and succinct.” Instead of writing out full paragraphs, use a wide variety of relevant keywords in bullet-pointed lists. Formatting your descriptions will also increase your profile’s scannability.

7. Claim Your Vanity URL

The fundamental SEO benefits of claiming your vanity URL may be minimal, but it’s just good business. Connecting your LinkedIn profile to your name will allow you to be found easier by real-life connections. It will also let you add your custom URL to business cards.

8. Don’t Keyword Stuff

While you never want to hide what it is you do from search engines, repeating the same keyword ad naseum throughout your profile isn’t going to give you much search benefit. Take an approach of optimizing around secondary keywords that are still relevant and descriptive of your skill set.

9. Promote Your LinkedIn Profile Elsewhere

Put a link to your LinkedIn profile on Facebook, Google+, and any websites you maintain to create inbound links.

10. Be Vigilant About Building Recommendations

Turns out, recommendations may have more benefit than just making you look likeable to potential employers. Stormphorst believes10 or more recommendations will elevate your profile’s search ranking.

11. Leave No Field Blank

Your LinkedIn profile shouldn’t leave too much to the imagination. Fully optimize your Honors & Awards and Languages.

12. Shamelessly Self-Promote

There’s little hard-and-fast evidence that promoting your latest eBook or high-performing blog content in the projects section of your profile will improve your SEO, but some believe it works in your benefit. Besides, being able to increase the visibility of your latest content marketing project certainly can’t hurt, right?

13.Keep Collecting Endorsements

While endorsements currently carry little weight in how well your profile ranks on Google or in LinkedIn search results, rumor has it that this fact will soon change. During the release of the new functionality in September 2012, Dave Kerpen stated “…the more endorsements for your skills and talents that you get, the more often you’ll appear in search results.”

Sunday, 24 February 2013

14 SEO copywriting tips

1. Write well

"Content is king:" this is the mantra of every SEO-conscious web developer out there. Google and other search engines love useful, well-written content. If users find your content useful, they will link to it and they will tell their friends about it. When Google finds these inbound links, that page's ranking will rise even higher, which in turn will bring in more visitors.

One of the implications of writing well is that you should use as many different words that are as relevant to the title as possible. If your copy uses the same keywords again and again, search engines can tell that the article is shallow and not very useful. Conversely, is you use a wide vocabulary that is pertinent to the topic, search engines will infer that the article is authoritative, deep and useful. Google's ability to determine the true value of a piece of writing by examining words other than the keywords is known as latent semantic indexing. For this reason, it is important to use synonyms of your keywords in addition to the keywords you are targeting.

2. Use the h1 tag for your title

Using the h1 tag for your title will make Google take the title extremely seriously, providing the title's words are also present somewhere in the text. The h1 tag allows you to achieve a high degree of focus on your chosen keywords. The h1 tag is one of those golden SEO tips that will improve your search engine results very quickly.
You should also use the h2 tag on sub-headings, and the h3 tag on sub-sub-headings. If you make your article hierarchical, Google will give you a lot of respect.

3. Keyword density

The keywords that you are targeting should appear at the beginning, in most paragraphs and somewhere near the end. Once you have that down, just focus on producing exceptionally useful and comprehensive content. Do not stuff your articles with keywords, as this is spammy and search engines can tell. You are also a lot less likely to receive inbound links if your copywriting is poor.

4. Bold, italics, underlined

When you emphasize a word with italics, underlining or bolding, search engines assume that it is a keyword. Use this to your advantage to tell Google what your keywords are. The flip side of the coin is that you should only use these tags on keywords, or you will confuse the search engines and weaken the effect.

5. META tags

Use your title's keywords in the <title> and DESCRIPTION tags. Google will love it if the TITLE and DESCRIPTION tags are similar or identical. Do not repeat keywords in these (or any other) tags, as this is considered spam.

6. Numbered lists

For some reason people love to link to lists, so try and present some of your articles as numbered lists, along the lines of "10 ways to improve your website's Google ranking." Lists are easy to digest and are popular with bloggers.

7. File names

Use up to 5 keywords in the name of your files. Using keywords in the file name has some SEO benefit. You should also use keywords to name the directory in which the file is. In this way, all your URLs will consist of your domain name followed by keywords that are relevant to the page's content.

8. Interlink your articles

Cross-linking your pages will ensure that PageRank is shared among the articles on your website; you don't want a page that massively outperforms the others. Interlink your pages with contextual links whose anchor text is relevant to the target page. In addition to spreading PageRank over your websites, this technique will also help you tell Google what your pages are about.

9. Have useful external links

Linking to useful websites is vital. It has been shown experimentally that, other things being equal, pages with outbound links have a higher Google ranking than pages with no outbound links. You should only link to pages that are relevant to your page's content. You should also make sure that they have not been penalized By Google, or your page will be penalized too.

10. Have a high content-to-code ratio

Your pages should have a high content-to-code ratio, also known as a high signal-to-noise ratio This is the amount of text relative to the amount of code. If you view the source code of a page (in Internet Explorer, this is done by clicking on "View" in the toolbar and choosing "Source"), there should be much more text than HTML code. Search engines will love it. If you write a 700-word article with clean, simple HTML code, the signal-to-noise ratio will be high and search engines will love it.

11. Do not use Flash

Flash is a real pain. It is also the biggest enemy of SEO, along with frames. Flash takes ages to load and cannot be read by the search engines: any information embedded in a Flash file will not be indexed, and the whole point of SEO is to make your content visible and understandable to the search engines. Flash also irritates users and drives them away, myself included. Enough said.

12. Do not use frames

There is no question about it - frames suck Frames blithely do away with the fundamantal unit of web navigation: single, unequivocally identifiable web pages. They therefore completely destroy a website's chances with the search engines. If a website uses frames, the ONLY page that search engines will index is the home page - if that. You've been warned!

13. Synonyms and plurals

To make your articles relevant to as many search queries as possible, you should use synonyms in your copy. Google will love this and you will qualify for more search terms. A similar argument applies to plurals - it will make sure you get Google referrals for both the plural and singular versions of a given keyword.

14. Links must be embedded in text, not isolated in mini-linkfarms

As I mentioned in my Craigslist secrets lens, Links that are isolated tend to be discounted by Google. The more substantial the block of text to which they belong, the better.
Good luck!

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Basic SEO Tips For Every Blogger In 2013

Maintain Quality Not Quantity :

No doubt where ever your go,you will surely read the phrase "Quality Content"....

Yes its true...!!

As you know Search Engines are always busy digging the high quality content.So,if you maintain good quality in your blog posts,your blog will be noticed by the Search Engines and will give much importance to your blog in the SERP soon.

Link Building :

Hmm...this is a bit complex issue to discuss,but you have to pay more attention while you are creating back links.Since back links must be niche-based.

For suppose if a technology blog is linked to another technology blog..its fine and no prob..
but the main problem comes when a technology blog is linked to a music or may be a photography blog.since they are not of the same niche and the question rings is like..why should a tech blog link to photography blog..?


Actually backlinks should come naturally,but it is difficult....

So,what to do...?

I suggest you to prefer Guest Blogging on a popular reputed in order to gain maximum exposure to you and your blog.Blog commenting is another good way followed by most of the newbies.

Remember No Paid Links...

Keyword Research :

I know Keyword Research is not an easy task,you need to spend a lot of time on it to spot on the correct keyword.There are a lot of keyword research tools available,but go for Google Adwords Keyword Tool,you will get most of the data there.If you don't know how to use it,just search for the related videos on YouTube.

Optimization (But Not Over) :

Suppose you wrote a blog post and ready to publish it.....

Wait for a moment...

Read it once,place the Keyword which you are targeting in some places like Post title,Permalink,Post description,if possible in the first and last sentence of the blog post.And also don't fill up the entire post with the same keyword again and again which appears like spam.So,once you are ready to publish an article optimize it but not over.Make sure that your readers will understand it after everything done.

Keep an Eye on Search Engines :

As I said Search Engines like Google frequently updates its algorithms in order to uncover the quality content.You need to be updated time to time to escape from those Penguin kicks and Panda slaps.And learn new things in SEO always.