Tuesday, September 10, 2013

iPhone 5S Launched - Apple officially unveils the iPhone 5S - Read Complete Detail

iPhone 5S Specifications/Specs and Features

Just as expected, the iPhone 5S looks the same on the outside, has a number of changes on the inside where pretty much all the work has gone.

iPhone 5S Features, iPhone 5S Specs, iPhone 5S Price
iPhone 5S

iPhone 5S - The A7 chipset

The iPhone 5S makes use of a radically re-engineered new chip set, called A7.

Based on 64-bit architecture for the first time, the new iPhone 5S is said to be up to 56 times faster than the original iPhone. iOS 7 is now a 64-bit OS, but it's backward compatible with all the currently available 32-bit apps.

The A7 also supports OpenGL ES 3.0, which opens the door to even higher-quality graphics, allowing for real-time computation of effects such as depth of field, blur, full screen vignettes and lens flares.

The processor is accompanied by the M7, a motion co-processor, which measures motion data continuously from the accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass, enabling a new generation of sports apps.

iPhone 5S Chipset
iPhone 5S Chipset

iPhone 5S 8MP camera

The new camera has a wider f/2.2 aperture (as opposed to f/2.4) and a larger image sensor. There is also a new double LED flash on the iPhone 5S, which Apple has dubbed True Tone, called this way because it allows to achieve more accurate colors tone.

The camera also comes with new image stabilization, albeit digital one.

The camera will also captures 720p videos at 120fps, allowing it to create slow-mo videos.

iPhone 5S 8 MP Camera
iPhone 5S Camera 8 Mega Pixcels

iPhone 5S Touch ID

As rumors suggested, the new iPhone 5S will indeed sport a touch sensor embedded into the Home button. It's a security feature and it's called Touch ID.

A metallic ring around the sensor detects a present of a finger even without pressing anything.

iPhone 5S Miscellaneous Features 

The iPhone 5S will offer 10 hours of 3G talk time, up to 250h of standby, up to 40h of music playback.
The new iPhone 5S will be available in black, golden and grey colours. As expected the iPhone 5S will be priced just as the iPhone 5. To be continued...

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Microsoft Digital Marketing Certifications

Happy to share my updated Digital Marketing skills certified from Microsoft. Today I've completed two digital marketing courses offered to Microsoft Partner Network.

1. Microsoft Partner Network Sales Specialist Competency Assessment for Digital Marketing

This Microsoft certification assessed my skills for the sales & marketing particularly the digital marketing competency.

Sales Specialist (Digital Marketing) Certificate

Microsoft Partner Network Sales Specialist Competency Assessment for Digital Marketing
Microsoft Partner Network Sales Specialist Competency Assessment for Digital Marketing

2. Microsoft Partner Network Bing SEO Technical Competency Assessment (Digital Marketing)

This Microsoft certification assessed my skills for the SEO (Search Engine Optimization)  particularly the Bing and Yahoo organic search competency.

SEO Competency (Digital Marketing) Certificate

Microsoft Partner Network Bing SEO Technical Competency Assessment (Digital Marketing)
Microsoft Partner Network Bing SEO Technical Competency Assessment (Digital Marketing)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Professional Words Puzzle

Recently I've seen a puzzle named Eye Test getting popular on Linkedin. Its quality was not that good, but people tend to share it again and again. Here's a puzzle containing professional words you can explore.

Professional Words Puzzle
Professional Buzzwords Puzzle
Comment the words you could discover.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sehri Time in Lahore 2013 Ramadan Iftari Timings

Ramadan 2013 Calendar for Lahore

Ramadan (the holy month of fasting) is a month of blessings for all human beings and creations in the universe. Find Sehri and Iftari timings in Lahore for Ramadan 2013.

Let me share a verse of Holy Qur'an,
"Ramadan is the (month) in which the Quran was sent down, as a guide to mankind and a clear guidance and judgment (so that mankind will distinguish from right and wrong).." 
(Q 2:183)

Ramadan 2013 Time Lahore
Ramadan 2013 Timings - Lahore

Ramadan Timings (Fiqah Hanfiya) - Lahore 2013

Ramadan Date Sehari Time Iftari Time
Ramadan 1 7/11/2013 3:29 AM 7:11 PM
Ramadan 2 7/12/2013 3:29 AM 7:11 PM
Ramadan 3 7/13/2013 3:30 AM 7:10 PM
Ramadan 4 7/14/2013 3:31 AM 7:10 PM
Ramadan 5 7/15/2013 3:32 AM 7:10 PM
Ramadan 6 7/16/2013 3:33 AM 7:09 PM
Ramadan 7 7/17/2013 3:33 AM 7:09 PM
Ramadan 8 7/18/2013 3:34 AM 7:09 PM
Ramadan 9 7/19/2013 3:35 AM 7:08 PM
Ramadan 10 7/20/2013 3:36 AM 7:08 PM
Ramadan 11 7/21/2013 3:37 AM 7:07 PM
Ramadan 12 7/22/2013 3:38 AM 7:07 PM
Ramadan 13 7/23/2013 3:39 AM 7:06 PM
Ramadan 14 7/24/2013 3:39 AM 7:05 PM
Ramadan 15 7/25/2013 3:40 AM 7:05 PM
Ramadan 16 7/26/2013 3:41 AM 7:04 PM
Ramadan 17 7/27/2013 3:42 AM 7:03 PM
Ramadan 18 7/28/2013 3:43 AM 7:03 PM
Ramadan 19 7/29/2013 3:44 AM 7:02 PM
Ramadan 20 7/30/2013 3:45 AM 7:01 PM
Ramadan 21 7/31/2013 3:46 AM 7:01 PM
Ramadan 22 8/1/2013 3:47 AM 7:00 PM
Ramadan 23 8/2/2013 3:48 AM 6:59 PM
Ramadan 24 8/3/2013 3:49 AM 6:58 PM
Ramadan 25 8/4/2013 3:50 AM 6:57 PM
Ramadan 26 8/5/2013 3:51 AM 6:57 PM
Ramadan 27 8/6/2013 3:52 AM 6:56 PM
Ramadan 28 8/7/2013 3:52 AM 6:55 PM
Ramadan 29 8/8/2013 3:53 AM 6:54 PM
Ramadan 30 8/9/2013 3:54 AM 6:53 PM

Lahore Iftar and Sehar Timings - Ramadan 2013
Ramadan 2013 - Lahore Sehar and Iftar Timings

Ramadan Timings (Fiqah Jafriya) - Lahore 2013

Ramadan Date Sehari Time Iftari Time Day
Ramadan 1 7/11/2013 3:19 AM 7:21 PM
Ramadan 2 7/12/2013 3:19 AM 7:21 PM
Ramadan 3 7/13/2013 3:20 AM 7:20 PM 
Ramadan 4 7/14/2013 3:21 AM 7:20 PM
Ramadan 5 7/15/2013 3:22 AM7:20 PM  
Ramadan 6 7/16/2013 3:23 AM 7:19 PM
Ramadan 7 7/17/2013 3:23 AM 7:19 PM
Ramadan 8 7/18/2013 3:24 AM 7:19 PM
Ramadan 9 7/19/2013 3:25 AM 7:18 PM
Ramadan 10 7/20/2013 3:26 AM 7:18 PM
Ramadan 11 7/21/2013 3:27 AM 7:17 PM
Ramadan 12 7/22/2013 3:28 AM 7:17 PM
Ramadan 13 7/23/2013 3:29 AM 7:16 PM
Ramadan 14 7/24/2013 3:29 AM 7:15 PM
Ramadan 15 7/25/2013 3:30 AM 7:15 PM
Ramadan 16 7/26/2013 3:31 AM 7:14 PM
Ramadan 17 7/27/2013 3:32 AM 7:13 PM
Ramadan 18 7/28/2013 3:33 AM 7:13 PM
Ramadan 19 7/29/2013 3:34 AM 7:12 PM
Ramadan 20 7/30/2013 3:35 AM 7:11 PM
Ramadan 21 7/31/2013 3:36 AM 7:11 PM
Ramadan 22 8/1/2013 3:37 AM 7:10 PM
Ramadan 23 8/2/2013 3:38 AM 7:09 PM
Ramadan 24 8/3/2013 3:39 AM 7:08 PM
Ramadan 25 8/4/2013 3:40 AM 7:07 PM
Ramadan 26 8/5/2013 3:41 AM 7:07 PM
Ramadan 27 8/6/2013 3:42 AM 7:06 PM
Ramadan 28 8/7/2013 3:42 AM 7:05 PM
Ramadan 29 8/8/2013 3:43 AM 7:04 PM
Ramadan 30 8/9/2013 3:44 AM 7:03 PM

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

You want your website pages ranking on Google's 1st page. Right?

Well, first of all let me tell you that I am happy because Linkedin has fixed my clipart icon issue for sharing images & files, and I am happier to work at Visionet Systems where my job is to look after internet marketing activities for EdgeAX which is a Microsoft Dyanmics AX 2012 R2 suite for Apparel & Retails industries.

Now as we all are planning for summer vacations, so before that why not get to know about the most important factors for ranking in search engines. Believe me, I'll not confuse you with long details, just going to list down things in simple bullets, so that everybody can understand. Here we go!

It's simple and fun!

Take these 10 steps to rank higher in Google

  1. Create Google+ community for your industry and talk to relevant people there.
  2. Publish fresh, interesting and useful posts on hourly/daily or atleast weekly basis.
  3. Share your latest posts on Facebook Page and run News Feed ads to increase reach.
  4. Your content should be like Wao, this is cool, I should share it with my friends.
  5. Use engaging media (photos, videos, documents) in your posts to get social engagement (comments, likes, +1s, retweets, pins, diggs, and love.
  6. Focus on creating best web pages on the topic, stop begging for cheap links.
  7. Drive people to comment on your post and stick to the topic (in our language keywords ;) to get their opinions, solve their problems, get their love.
  8. Share your feelings in a simple and funny way. People on internet love to LOL and troll.
  9. Use topic (keywords) consistently across title, meta description, URL, H1, H2, body text, image name, alt tags, and let people comment on the same topic (keywords).
  10. Plan video productions, weekly fun stories in images, infographics, and provide useful information in easy way!
Enough for now, have a great weekend!

higher ranks in google

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Do you see the option Share Images & Files on your Linkedin?

I was wondering about the file pin icon disappeared from my Linkedin profile. Can anyone tell me where can I find the option of share images & files? Is this option appearing on your Linkedin profile?

Linkedin share images & files option not appearing
Linkedin Share Images & Files option disappeared.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Developed Website for One Pound Fish Man

Have you heard about the famous song 'One Pound Fish'? Recently developed official website for £1 Fish Man. I chose wordpress content management system, as it's search friendly and easy for people who are not expert in code. Check the Official Website of One Pound Fish Man.

One Pound Fish Official Website
Kids, Shahid Nazir Famous as '£1 Fish Man' and Me

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Social Signals at Page Level are Important for Rankings

Social signals on page level are improtant as a valid Search Ranking Factor.

page level social signals - seo importance
So, for ranking higher in Search Engines, focus on social signals i.e. plus ones, likes, shares, tweets, pins etc.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Google Should Update its Search Algorithm Annually

Hi my dear Search Marketing friends, in this post I've nothing to say, but have to request Google to stop rolling out Panda and Penguine search algorithm updates whenever they feel like, and I need you to raise voice with me if you also feel it irritating to see breaking news every week. We all know that Google is trying hard to present quality sites to the users. We (Search Marketing Professionals) are also working hard, day and night to optimize our websites, with quality content and trustworthy authorship. We just want to request you +matt  to keep it a little organized. You can decide on rolling out Search algorithm updates in December every year, or may be in January of each year. This will help us in defining a better online strategy to execute. If not on annual basis, then please don't do sudden changes and kindly give us a time period of at least 6 months between each algorithm update.

google search algorithms, panda, penguine
There should be algorithm change spike only once every year, so that we can follow the guidelines and contribute with valuable information and solutions. I hope, you (Google) will not mind, if we together bring quality content for the users. +MattCutts

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

Online Marketing Services - What Can I Do for You?

Hi! Bonjour! السلام عليكم

I am an online marketing professional, specialized in search marketing, ppc and social media marketing. Certified in web and graphic designing, currently working on SEO of PakWheels.com which is Pakistan's #1 portal for cars and bikes.

I offer search marketing consultancy to all those who need help in search engine optimization of their website. Do you have one? Let me know if you have any questions regarding On site or Off site optimization. I am planning to launch my services website 'seOptus.com' soon.

Search Marketing Services
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Services
What's different about my services?

I've got almost 5 years experience in search, ppc and social media marketing, and during these years I've evolved myself into a long sighted search strategist. I can help you in identifying the traffic potential for a given set of costs. I always focus on practices that work, and I do it with analytics by focusing on search verticals and content that receives the most traffic to a website. Carefully thought content strategy for a website that is accessible to search engines and technically optimized is the key. Your website's information architecture is very important for SEO success.

I can plan a SEO focused content strategy after understanding the strengths of your website's information architecture for growth of relevant traffic to your website in less than 1 year.

You can let me work hard for your website to make it crawlable, scalable and reputed online. If you want someone to dedicatedly dig down the opportunities of online growth, I can help you win.
Let's add astonishing value to your business with confidence! 

Only Transparent Online Marketing Services, no cheap tactics.

Make your mind and let me know at anyone of the following platforms:
Twitter @twitahir
Skype: tahir.iqbal.seo

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Expertise

The field of Inbound Marketing also known as Search Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing has become complex as compared to previous years. Google and other search engines are trying hard to offer value added services to users, and for achieving this, the algorithms are updated on regular basis. Many of the search engine optimization techniques are obsolete now. Manipulative link building practices are severly penalized by the search giant 'Google'. SEO Expert can optimize any kind of website such as Automotive Website, Online Fashion Magazine, Blog, E-Commerce Website etc.

Finding a professional expert of Search Engine optimization is itself a challenging task, as there are thousands of so called SEO experts who claim to get you no.1 rankings by manipulative linking techniques such as link  wheels, links from link farms, gateway pages, and other Black Hat tricks etc. which are all highly unliked & penalized by the leading Search Engines.

Search Engine Optimization Expert
Search Engine Optimization - SEO Expert

A successful Search Engine performance requires, a long term Search Marketing strategy that should be backed by Marketing Strategy and the Business Strategy. The websites should be accessible to crawlers as well as value adding to the users. For this there are some best practices and guidelines provided by Search Engines to perform better in SERP with an aim of providing useful information, services and solutions to the end users. Please keep in mind that the Organic Search is different from Paid Search i.e. SEM/PPC which is paid advertising on Search Engines.

The Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Development

The process of Search Engine Optimization can be divided into following steps:

Keyword Research

Selection of appropriate keywords and phrases is the most important step towards a successful search engine performance. Research for the most relevant keywords of your industry to add value for users.

Exclusive (Original) Content

Original content is something exclusively written with original images taken for explanation. The other media; Video, Infographics, Graphs, and Charts should support the words to present a useful piece of information on a particular subject for users.

Optimized Blog

The blog is a source of updates, news and announcements for any website. This serves as a platform of fresh content for users. The blog posts can be helpful in guiding users about specific pages on a website.

On Page Optimization

There are some best practices for On page optimization such as Title, meta description, Heading tags, Placement of keywords in URL, Image Alt attribute, important keywords with <strong> tag, interlinking to relevant topics etc.

Off Page Optimization

Off page optimization means outreach to other relevant websites for a relationship, Social Media marketing on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and many others. Inclusion of your website in credible listings, yellow pages, classifieds etc. Guest blogging is a good practice getting popular for Off page optimization of websites.

Vertical Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Vertical optimization includes image optimization (image name, image alt, image title, caption, size etc.), videos optimization (Youtube, Vimeo etc.), and local optimization on Google places, local Yahoo, Bing places etc.

Technical Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Tehcnical SEO includes tasks like removing duplications, robots.txt, .htaccess for guiding crawlers about indexing and following of links, sitemap.xml, authorship tags, 301 redirects, 404/410 redirects, schema.org, website migrations, AJAX SEO, Conversion Rate Optimization and Google webmaster issues.

Now these SEO tasks get advanced and complex as the size of websites increase. An ecommerce site can be complex to optimize for its products and advanced at technical end. 

Other important tasks that are responsibility of a professional SEO Expert include:
  • Tracking, Measuring and Reporting on SEO
  • SEO Expert should be Analytics Expert too
  • SEO Expert should know QA for testing SEO enhancements
  • SEO Expert should be expert in Internet Research methods, search operators and Website KPI reporting
  • SEO Expert should be up to date about keyword trends, algorithm updates, and ranking factors
  • Knowledge of Marketing, Demographics, Marketing Mangement, Product Management, Brand Management empowers every SEO Expert
  • SEO Expert should be expert of HTML, CSS and have know-how of Web Designing
Moreover SEO Experts should have business skills such as Presentation, Business Development, Microsoft Excel etc.

If your SEO Expert has these capabilities, then you are on the right track. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Certificate of Graphics & Web Designing from EVS

My certificate of Graphics & Web Designing course from EVS. Website design plays an important role in SEO.

Web Design & SEO

Saturday, January 12, 2013

SEO Checklist for 2013 - 20 Practical Search Engine Optimization Tips

There were major shifts in Search Marketing industry in 2012.

SEO Check List 2013

Author-rank is something that was taken as a step for wiping out the spammers and bring in original content from the known authors. So, don't get yourself killed by low quality link building and shallow content tricks for ranking higher in SERPs. Hire a SEO Specialist who can perform following checklist of 20 best SEO things to do 2013 for your website:

  1. Keep variety in anchor text links
  2. Diversify your risks by variety of links
  3. Go beyond Google, Bing and Yahoo! Capture variety of traffic sources, Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, Storify, Twitter and more
  4. Apply Authorship markup to your website
  5. Create your Blogger account and start posting original content
  6. Design creative info graphics for your business
  7. Apply Marketing Principles for 2013 SEO
  8. Bring variety in your opinion
  9. Start PPC campaign for tough keywords to wish Happy New Year 2013 to Google!
  10. Expect more updates in search algorithms
  11. Strengthen your business with Mobile! make mobile friendly website
  12. Conduct keyword research and list down potential keywords for 2013 based on trends!
  13. Think like an enterprise, think of Online Brand, provide unique content that is link worthy for users
  14. Create interesting posts to get viral on Social platforms
  15. Structure your activity, integrate your social media, make link earning strategy
  16. Make an account on Yelp
  17. Make an account on Pinterest
  18. Start Google+ page and community
  19. Go local (Google Places), local schema, geotag, and enable Facebook open graph
  20. Don't scrap others data! Don't copy paste content, Be yourself, do original!