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5 Best Google AdSense Account Approval Tricks

Getting account approval from Google AdSense is one of major issue among bloggers & internet marketers (oh yes for spammers too!) in India, Pakistan, China & other countries. Google is becoming more & more stricter related to the AdSense account approval & so people are not getting their account approved.
One of the biggest problem comes when Google says, your domain must be 6 months old to apply for AdSense. They have other guidelines as well which you can access here.
Although you will find many websites, who are selling AdSense account but most of these sites are fake. Many of them create the account through some illegitimate way & once you receive the account from such people, there is a big chance, it will be deactivated in next few days.
But you don’t need to worry. If you are a genuine person who own a decent website with good traffic (I mean genuine traffic), then there is a way out to get your application approved from Google AdSense.Google Adsense Account Approval TricksI am explaining here some of the AdSense approval tricks which work most of the time. Try one or other & I am sure, you will have your AdSense account in next few days.

Top 5 Tricks for AdSense Account Approval

Let’s check all the 5 tricks one by one for getting your AdSense account approved from Google.

1. Create a Better Website

One of the best & highly recommended way is to create a good website. If you get the approval & no one visiting your website, then there is no meaning to your AdSense account. It won’t give you any earnings.
You need to publish high quality contents on your website if you are looking to monetize your contents. People visit your website for your contents & not to make you money. If you provide them with good contents, your visitors will love them, share them & make a return visit for the new contents.
One of the best idea is, create your website on WordPress platform. If you already own a website, you must know what is WordPress. More than 25% website are created on WordPress only. Create a better WordPress blog with regular updated contents, design it properly with sitemap & navigation & then submit it on Google AdSense. I am sure, you don’t need to use other tricks mentioned here for approval.

2. Buy an Old Domain

As I told you, you need to have a 6 month old domain in order to apply for AdSense account, you can buy an old or expired domain through various domain auction sites like GoDaddySedo or NameCheap.
You can buy an expired domain for as low as $5. Then you can build a good WordPress blog on that domain, publish good contents on regular basis & then apply for AdSense account. This is another best tip to get your AdSense approval.

3. Apply with BlogSpot blog

Initially when Google started to decline AdSense application for new domain, BlogSpot was the sure shot way of taking approval from Google AdSense. Create a blog, write 1-2 post, apply for AdSense account & take approval but its no more the case.
Now Google is taking seriously all applications that comes through BlogSpot blog but still there is a trick for this. But you have to shell out around $10 for this. Its better than taking a fake AdSense account for $20 or more from AdSense account seller.
All you have to do is create a BlogSpot blog & buy a domain from blogger to use it for your blog. Now your BlogSpot URL will be https://www.yourdomain.com instead of https://yourname.blogspot.com. Now publish some good 5-7 articles & then submit your website for AdSense account.
If you buy a domain name from Blogger.com then you don’t have to do any settings to use your domain with BlogSpot but if you are already have domain or buy it from outside then you have follow the guidelines mentioned here to point that domain to BlogSpot blog.
With Blogger, you have to pay $10 or more but if you buy from other service provider like GoDaddy, you can buy it for less than $5 for ‘.info’ domain or by using some discount coupons.
This tricks works most of the time but if you don’t get approval in first attempt then write some more useful articles & then apply. I am sure, you will get approval in few attempts.

4. Revenue Sharing Websites

Revenue sharing website are best trick to get approval from Google AdSense. All you have to do is register an account with a revenue sharing website & upload high quality articles on these website. You can use site like HubPages to write the contents. These are high authority sites in Google’s eyes & if you write some quality stuffs, your sites will also receive traffic. After sometime, you can apply for AdSense account & there is a great chance, you will get the approval in first attempt.

5. Use Fiverr Service

This is not recommended but this one is also a trick for AdSense account approval. Many people sell AdSense account on Fiverr for just $5.
Many of them use the same technique as I mentioned about the fake account seller in the beginning but there is some difference between those & Fiverr sellers.
The charges those AdSense account sellers ask are very high & you will not find any review from the genuine customers. If there are any testimonials on the website, that might be fake. But in Fiverr, you will get the service in just $5 & the review Fiverr sellers receive, are from the real customers only.
I don’t want to recommend any Fiverr seller here. Just visit Fiverr & search with keywords like ‘AdSense account’ or ‘Google AdSense approval’ & you will find many sellers. Once you find the results, click on ‘Rating’ tab so that sellers will be sorted with highest rating first. I hope you get a genuine account this way.
So these are some of the best tricks for Google AdSense account approval. I don’t think, you will not get approval by using these tricks. Try them today!
I am a an old internet marketer & 6 year old AdSense publisher. I am making good money through AdSense & affiliate marketing. AdSense approval is one of smallest part in AdSense earnings. There are many secrets that you need to know about Google AdSense & of-course blogging.
People who make big money through AdSense never share such secrets. I conduct training in Google AdSense in Mumbai. You can visit this training link in case you need a successful training to make money from AdSense.
Share your thoughts & comments on how you think on these Google AdSense approval tricks & what you recommend to others for this.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Statistics
Location
Confirmed
Cases per 1 million people
Recovered
Deaths
Worldwide 663,748 94.2 142,184 30,880
United States 124,697 381.24 3,231 2,227
Italy 92,472 1,463.97 12,384 10,023
China 81,439 59.3 75,448 3,300
Spain 73,235 1,477.99 12,285 5,982
Germany 58,137 707.81 4,227 479
France 37,611 556.65 5,700 2,314
Iran 35,408 437.18 11,679 2,517
United Kingdom 17,136 264.06 140 1,028
Switzerland 14,108 2,079.29 1,595 271
Netherlands 9,819 602.98 0 640
South Korea 9,583 187.76 5,033 152
Belgium 9,134 886.18 1,063 353
Austria 8,291 1,058.07 225 68
Turkey 7,402 88.43 70 108
Canada 5,607 162.27 479 61
Portugal 5,170 484.23 43 100
Norway 4,032 756.63 0 23
Australia 3,964 173.18 224 16
Brazil 3,904 18.94 6 111
Israel 3,619 317.37 89 12
Sweden 3,460 344.21 18 112
Czechia 2,663 250.05 11 11
Ireland 2,415 462.36 5 36
Denmark 2,366 426.38 0 65
Malaysia 2,320 69.82 320 27
Chile 1,909 109.22 61 6
Luxembourg 1,831 2,287.08 40 18
Ecuador 1,823 110.12 3 48
Japan 1,693 13.35 404 52
Poland 1,638 44.06 21 20
Pakistan 1,495 7.44 25 12
Romania 1,452 67.64 139 37
Thailand 1,388 20.72 111 7
Russia 1,264 8.83 49 4
Saudi Arabia 1,203 42.55 37 4
South Africa 1,187 21.4 31 1
Finland 1,163 214.32 10 9
Indonesia 1,155 4.43 59 102
Philippines 1,075 10.31 35 68
Greece 1,061 98.44 52 32
India 1,024 0.81 85 24
Iceland 963 2,849.21 114 2
Panama 901 244.49 4 17
Singapore 802 171.44 198 3
Dominican Republic 719 67.85 3 28
Mexico 717 5.69 4 12
Argentina 690 15.19 51 17
Slovenia 684 390.1 10 9
Peru 671 21.4 16 16
Serbia 659 81.72 42 10
Croatia 657 140.2 49 5
Estonia 640 500.24 20 1
Colombia 608 12.86 10 6
Qatar 590 255.35 45 1
Hong Kong 582 56.61 112 4
Egypt 576 5.75 121 36
Iraq 506 12.39 131 42
Bahrain 476 340.24 265 4
New Zealand 476 106.2 56 1
United Arab Emirates 468 89.16 55 2
Algeria 454 10.96 29 29
Lebanon 412 66.36 27 8
Armenia 407 161.9 30 1
Lithuania 394 132.08 1 7
Morocco 359 10.68 11 24
Ukraine 356 8.3 5 9
Hungary 343 34.27 34 11
Bulgaria 331 49.62 11 7
Andorra 308 4,043.22 5 3
Latvia 305 162.5 1 0
Costa Rica 295 58.53 3 2
Slovakia 292 48.67 7 0
Taiwan 283 11.86 30 2
Tunisia 278 24.7 2 8
Uruguay 274 84.3 0 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina 262 79.98 5 5
Jordan 246 28.02 18 1
North Macedonia 241 116.03 3 4
Kuwait 235 83.09 64 0
Kazakhstan 228 11.72 16 1
San Marino 223 6,687.86 6 21
Burkina Faso 207 10.69 21 11
Albania 197 65.62 33 10
Moldova 188 47.88 3 2
Azerbaijan 182 17.33 15 4
Vietnam 179 1.83 21 0
Cyprus 162 131.12 15 5
Oman 152 36.11 23 0
Malta 149 352.32 2 0
Ghana 141 4.92 2 5
Senegal 130 8.73 18 0
Brunei 120 348.29 25 1
Cuba 119 10.68 4 3
Sri Lanka 113 5.04 9 1
Venezuela 113 3.58 39 2
Afghanistan 110 3.28 2 4
Uzbekistan 104 3.84 0 2
Cambodia 103 6.57 21 0
Mauritius 102 74.96 0 2
Côte d’Ivoire 101 4.25 3 0
Puerto Rico 100 2 3
Nigeria 97 0.5 3 1
Palestine 97 19.2 18 1
Honduras 95 10.35 0 2
Belarus 94 9.74 32 0
Cameroon 91 3.73 2 2
Georgia 90 19 16 0
Kosovo 88 50.99 1 1
Montenegro 82 136.92 0 1
Bolivia 74 6.67 0 0
Trinidad and Tobago 74 60.8 1 2
Democratic Republic of the Congo 65 0.74 2 6
Jersey 61 595.62 0 1
Northern Cyprus 61 187.12 29 1
Rwanda 60 5.26 0 0
Kyrgyzstan 58 7.98 0 0
Liechtenstein 56 542.09 0 0
Paraguay 56 8.07 5 3
Bangladesh 48 0.29 11 5
Monaco 42 1,096.61 1 0
Guernsey 39 614.76 0 0
Kenya 38 0.78 1 1
Macao 37 66.58 10 0
Guatemala 34 2.31 10 1
Isle of Man 32 363.9 0 0
Jamaica 30 10.01 2 1
Uganda 30 0.82 0 0
Zambia 28 1.84 0 0
Barbados 26 89.35 0 0
Madagascar 26 1.04 0 0
Togo 25 3.07 1 0
El Salvador 19 2.95 0 0
Mali 18 0 0
Ethiopia 16 0.15 0 0
Maldives 16 41.36 11 0
Tanzania 14 0.25 0 0
Djibouti 12 15.56 0 0
Equatorial Guinea 12 17.56 0 0
Mongolia 12 4.06 0 0
Dominica 11 0 0
Niger 10 0.58 0 1
The Bahamas 10 30.28 0 0
Eswatini 9 7.92 0 0
Guinea 8 0.65 1 0
Guyana 8 11.08 0 1
Haiti 8 0.74 0 0
Laos 8 0 0
Mozambique 8 0 0
Myanmar (Burma) 8 0 0
Namibia 8 3.8 2 0
Seychelles 8 82.88 0 0
Suriname 8 13.92 0 0
Gabon 7 3.6 0 1
Grenada 7 0 0
Zimbabwe 7 0.5 0 1
Benin 6 0.62 0 0
Eritrea 6 0.93 0 0
Vatican City 6 0 0
Fiji 5 5.41 0 0
Mauritania 5 1.56 0 0
Nepal 5 0.13 1 0
Sudan 5 0.13 0 1
Syria 5 0 0
Angola 4 0.14 0 0
Cape Verde 4 7.14 0 1
Nicaragua 4 0.68 0 1
Republic of the Congo 4 1.17 0 0
Antigua and Barbuda 3 31.57 0 0
Bhutan 3 5.48 0 0
Central African Republic 3 0.58 0 0
Chad 3 0.24 0 0
Liberia 3 0.54 0 0
Libya 3 0 0
Saint Lucia 3 18.01 0 0
Somalia 3 0.29 0 0
The Gambia 3 1.29 0 1
Belize 2 0 0
Guinea-Bissau 2 0 0
Saint Kitts and Nevis 2 0 0
Papua New Guinea 1 0.14 0 0
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 9.97 0 0
Timor-Leste 1 0 0

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) map
Statistics
Location
Confirmed
Cases per 1 million people
Recovered
Deaths
Worldwide 663,748 94.2 142,184 30,880
United States 124,697 381.24 3,231 2,227
Italy 92,472 1,463.97 12,384 10,023
China 81,439 59.3 75,448 3,300
Spain 73,235 1,477.99 12,285 5,982
Germany 58,137 707.81 4,227 479
France 37,611 556.65 5,700 2,314
Iran 35,408 437.18 11,679 2,517
United Kingdom 17,136 264.06 140 1,028
Switzerland 14,108 2,079.29 1,595 271
Netherlands 9,819 602.98 0 640
South Korea 9,583 187.76 5,033 152
Belgium 9,134 886.18 1,063 353
Austria 8,291 1,058.07 225 68
Turkey 7,402 88.43 70 108
Canada 5,607 162.27 479 61
Portugal 5,170 484.23 43 100
Norway 4,032 756.63 0 23
Australia 3,964 173.18 224 16
Brazil 3,904 18.94 6 111
Israel 3,619 317.37 89 12
Sweden 3,460 344.21 18 112
Czechia 2,663 250.05 11 11
Ireland 2,415 462.36 5 36
Denmark 2,366 426.38 0 65
Malaysia 2,320 69.82 320 27
Chile 1,909 109.22 61 6
Luxembourg 1,831 2,287.08 40 18
Ecuador 1,823 110.12 3 48
Japan 1,693 13.35 404 52
Poland 1,638 44.06 21 20
Pakistan 1,495 7.44 25 12
Romania 1,452 67.64 139 37
Thailand 1,388 20.72 111 7
Russia 1,264 8.83 49 4
Saudi Arabia 1,203 42.55 37 4
South Africa 1,187 21.4 31 1
Finland 1,163 214.32 10 9
Indonesia 1,155 4.43 59 102
Philippines 1,075 10.31 35 68
Greece 1,061 98.44 52 32
India 1,024 0.81 85 24
Iceland 963 2,849.21 114 2
Panama 901 244.49 4 17
Singapore 802 171.44 198 3
Dominican Republic 719 67.85 3 28
Mexico 717 5.69 4 12
Argentina 690 15.19 51 17
Slovenia 684 390.1 10 9
Peru 671 21.4 16 16
Serbia 659 81.72 42 10
Croatia 657 140.2 49 5
Estonia 640 500.24 20 1
Colombia 608 12.86 10 6
Qatar 590 255.35 45 1
Hong Kong 582 56.61 112 4
Egypt 576 5.75 121 36
Iraq 506 12.39 131 42
Bahrain 476 340.24 265 4
New Zealand 476 106.2 56 1
United Arab Emirates 468 89.16 55 2
Algeria 454 10.96 29 29
Lebanon 412 66.36 27 8
Armenia 407 161.9 30 1
Lithuania 394 132.08 1 7
Morocco 359 10.68 11 24
Ukraine 356 8.3 5 9
Hungary 343 34.27 34 11
Bulgaria 331 49.62 11 7
Andorra 308 4,043.22 5 3
Latvia 305 162.5 1 0
Costa Rica 295 58.53 3 2
Slovakia 292 48.67 7 0
Taiwan 283 11.86 30 2
Tunisia 278 24.7 2 8
Uruguay 274 84.3 0 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina 262 79.98 5 5
Jordan 246 28.02 18 1
North Macedonia 241 116.03 3 4
Kuwait 235 83.09 64 0
Kazakhstan 228 11.72 16 1
San Marino 223 6,687.86 6 21
Burkina Faso 207 10.69 21 11
Albania 197 65.62 33 10
Moldova 188 47.88 3 2
Azerbaijan 182 17.33 15 4
Vietnam 179 1.83 21 0
Cyprus 162 131.12 15 5
Oman 152 36.11 23 0
Malta 149 352.32 2 0
Ghana 141 4.92 2 5
Senegal 130 8.73 18 0
Brunei 120 348.29 25 1
Cuba 119 10.68 4 3
Sri Lanka 113 5.04 9 1
Venezuela 113 3.58 39 2
Afghanistan 110 3.28 2 4
Uzbekistan 104 3.84 0 2
Cambodia 103 6.57 21 0
Mauritius 102 74.96 0 2
Côte d’Ivoire 101 4.25 3 0
Puerto Rico 100 2 3
Nigeria 97 0.5 3 1
Palestine 97 19.2 18 1
Honduras 95 10.35 0 2
Belarus 94 9.74 32 0
Cameroon 91 3.73 2 2
Georgia 90 19 16 0
Kosovo 88 50.99 1 1
Montenegro 82 136.92 0 1
Bolivia 74 6.67 0 0
Trinidad and Tobago 74 60.8 1 2
Democratic Republic of the Congo 65 0.74 2 6
Jersey 61 595.62 0 1
Northern Cyprus 61 187.12 29 1
Rwanda 60 5.26 0 0
Kyrgyzstan 58 7.98 0 0
Liechtenstein 56 542.09 0 0
Paraguay 56 8.07 5 3
Bangladesh 48 0.29 11 5
Monaco 42 1,096.61 1 0
Guernsey 39 614.76 0 0
Kenya 38 0.78 1 1
Macao 37 66.58 10 0
Guatemala 34 2.31 10 1
Isle of Man 32 363.9 0 0
Jamaica 30 10.01 2 1
Uganda 30 0.82 0 0
Zambia 28 1.84 0 0
Barbados 26 89.35 0 0
Madagascar 26 1.04 0 0
Togo 25 3.07 1 0
El Salvador 19 2.95 0 0
Mali 18 0 0
Ethiopia 16 0.15 0 0
Maldives 16 41.36 11 0
Tanzania 14 0.25 0 0
Djibouti 12 15.56 0 0
Equatorial Guinea 12 17.56 0 0
Mongolia 12 4.06 0 0
Dominica 11 0 0
Niger 10 0.58 0 1
The Bahamas 10 30.28 0 0
Eswatini 9 7.92 0 0
Guinea 8 0.65 1 0
Guyana 8 11.08 0 1
Haiti 8 0.74 0 0
Laos 8 0 0
Mozambique 8 0 0
Myanmar (Burma) 8 0 0
Namibia 8 3.8 2 0
Seychelles 8 82.88 0 0
Suriname 8 13.92 0 0
Gabon 7 3.6 0 1
Grenada 7 0 0
Zimbabwe 7 0.5 0 1
Benin 6 0.62 0 0
Eritrea 6 0.93 0 0
Vatican City 6 0 0
Fiji 5 5.41 0 0
Mauritania 5 1.56 0 0
Nepal 5 0.13 1 0
Sudan 5 0.13 0 1
Syria 5 0 0
Angola 4 0.14 0 0
Cape Verde 4 7.14 0 1
Nicaragua 4 0.68 0 1
Republic of the Congo 4 1.17 0 0
Antigua and Barbuda 3 31.57 0 0
Bhutan 3 5.48 0 0
Central African Republic 3 0.58 0 0
Chad 3 0.24 0 0
Liberia 3 0.54 0 0
Libya 3 0 0
Saint Lucia 3 18.01 0 0
Somalia 3 0.29 0 0
The Gambia 3 1.29 0 1
Belize 2 0 0
Guinea-Bissau 2 0 0
Saint Kitts and Nevis 2 0 0
Papua New Guinea 1 0.14 0 0
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 9.97 0 0
Timor-Leste 1 0 0
About this data
It changes rapidly
This data changes rapidly, so what’s shown may be out of date. Table totals may not always represent an accurate sum. Information about reported cases is also available on the World Health Organisation site.
It doesn’t include all cases
Confirmed cases aren’t all cases. They only include people who tested positive. Testing rules and availability vary by country.

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Is Google Plus Important for Search Engine Optimization?

Is Google plus important for search engine optimization? We all know that being found by search engines is in essence free marketing.Is Google Plus Important for Your Search Engine Optimization
And who doesn’t like something for free.
Search Engine Optimization (also known as SEO) is a process which includes both on-site and off-site techniques that enables the search engines to index the website and rank it on the search engine result pages.
On-site” techniques include the website work, such as setting up the page titles, sub-titles and keywords and this makes easier for the search engines to crawl the site. The key activity and tactic for “Off-site” techniques includes the process of link building.
Google uses different signals to determine the quality of each page of website and on the basis of that give it the ranking in search results. But the most important among these signals is links from other sites. These links must be of high quality to rank higher in search engine results. A link from the New York Times will be valued much more highly than a link from a Shepherd’s website in Kazakhstan.
The measurement and ranking of these hyperlinks has made it possible to find the things on the web.

Black hat and white hat SEO techniques

Search engines are always hungry for well designed, content rich and optimized website. Some webmasters and SEO specialists are deliberately using the wrong techniques to rank higher. These techniques are known as Black Hat techniques which do not follow the guidelines or algorithms of major search engines.
Those practices which follow the guidelines of search engine are called White Hat techniques.

Importance of SEO to your business

Ranking well in search engines bring more traffic to your site and hence the possibility of buying your products and hiring your services increases. Therefore, every company wants their business to be online and a high ranking. To achieve this, they have to perform SEO for their site. In other words SEO is the golden ticket for Internet Marketing, if done following the guidelines of search engines as search engines always shows organic results to the users.
SEO can be highly profitable to your business as it will brings more traffic on your site and that too without any charges. But companies must remember that they should implement only those SEO techniques which follow the guidelines of search engines (White Hat Technique).
One of the White hat techniques which is new and must be considered by all organisations which want to drive more traffic to their site is to start using Google+ effectively. 

Google+ and SEO

Most of the business owners and webmasters know that Google+ is a powerful tool and is important for SEO but they don’t know why it is so important.
Google+ has a strong effect on Google search not only because it is a product by Google but due to the construct and the power of it. Google+ entered into the social media race not just to compete with other social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook but to improve search engine results.

Why Google created Google Plus

So Google+ is much more than just a social network. It is “core” to Google’s entire online strategy. It is about capturing rich data that Facebook has been capturing for years such as age, sex, location and much more. So here are 4 benefits for Google.
  • It enriches the Google data from Google users allowing its search engines to be more accurate
  • People create profiles on Google and search on web while signing in to Google, so Google can track the information of their identity, activity and their interests.
  • Google +captures much more such information by simply measuring+1’ing, sharing and commenting on the network.
  • This data helps Google to personalize organic search results in a better way.
This flows onto more personalized search results for people when searching which improves the user experience.

Google+ and social signals

In essence Google+ is a data capturing platform for Google which helps to determine what is to be prominent in a Google search. Due to the increased importance of social signals, Google+ has become one of the top social networking sites. Social networks are populated by real people who share, retweet and like.
Google’s search engine watches these signals and hence gives ranking to your site in search engine results.

Google+ and web influence

Google+ is now a large social network which can influence your organization’s brand across the web. People can reach your site via Google’s entire network, which will influence your search results directly and indirectly. Google+ helps you to build your brand value including Google authorship and provides you a graphical display of your brand value.

Google+ and Page Rank

The links in Google + profiles are added with “do follow” and are treated as web pages and this helps in increasing the websites visibility and page rank. On Twitter all the links are placed with no follow tag and this doesn’t pass Page rank through to your site.
In essence your search results can be improved if you use Google+ network. A strong presence on Google + can provide you a higher page rank and web visibility.

What about you?

Have you created a Google+ account? Why did you sign up? Are you enjoying using it or are you there because you see it as important for SEO.
What sort of results are you achieving on Google?
Look forward to your stories and insights in the comments below.
Guest Author: Alderic Thomas is the Content Writer in SEO Rank Smart. 

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How Google Plus Helps Your SEO and Online Marketing

Google Plus (Google+) is a social media platform owned by Google. This post explains how I use Google Plus for higher Google Search Rankings for myself and my clients.

I find that Google Plus (Google+) helps my SEO rankings and online marketing efforts.
Google Plus (Google+) is a social media platform owned by Google.  Some people may be dubious about using this platform because Google owns it.  They shouldn’t be.  That’s because using Google Tools always helps to achieve higher Google Search Rankings for your keywords.  This applies to websites and blogs too.

Faster Search Rankings

One Hour

The first thing I noticed when I began posting links to my newly published online articles on Google Plus to promte them was how fast Google indexed my Google Plus post.  Below is a screenshot showing it took only “1 hour ago” for Google to rank it #2 (organic results) for the keyword phrase “Contadora Island Panama” right behind the popular travel review website TripAdvisor and two spots ahead of a Wikipedia article.  Now that’s fast!
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Two Hours

Only one hour later Google ranked my Google Plus post as #2 for a different keyword phrase “Contadora Island”.  See where it shows “2 hours ago” since I published it.      
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Three Hours

Here’s another screenshot showing how Google ranked my Google Plus post as #2 in only “3 hours ago”.
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Top 3

Google Plus also helps with getting my original blog post in “Bigger Pockets” into Google Search Rankings as #1 and #2 as shown in the screenshot below.  I do not know why Google ranked the same blog post as both #1 and #2, but I am sure happy it did!  My Google Plus is ranked #3 for the same keyword phrase.
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4 out of Google Top 5

The screenshot below shows how I got 4 out of the Google Top 5 for the keyword phrase “Navigate Tricky Property Showings” written for real estate agents.   My original post in the Realty Express Blog got the first three rankings in Google Search Results.  I do not know why Google ranked the same blog post (including two archives) as its first three results.  I am not complaining, just puzzled.  Ranked #5 is my Google Plus post promoting my original blog post.
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Two Google Plus Posts in Google Top 8

The screenshot below shows how two of my Google Plus posts promoting another of my blog posts are ranked by Google as #7 and #8 for the keyword phrase “Successful Landing Pages” about how to write effective landing pages.
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Getting 5 Posts into Google Top 5

Finally, the screenshot below shows how I wrote all of the Google Top 5 Search Rankings for the keyword phrase about mining real estate leads.  My original blog post for the Realty Express Blog is ranked #1 and #2.  The reason why my original blog post is ranked #1 and #2 is that at the time the Realty Express Blog had two versions of their website online simultaneously as one was to be replaced by the other.  In spite of these “mirror” websites which is considered a fatal SEO error, Google ranked both of them as its Top 2.  Google ranked as #3 my blog post in a real estate website called “Real Estate Webmasters” promoting my original blog post.  Coming in at #4 is my blog post in a real estate website called “Bigger Pockets” also promoting my original blog post.  My Google Plus post is ranked #5.  It is a rare feat to be the author of every Google Top 5 Search Rankings for the same keyword phase.
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Conclusion

Google Plus really has helped my SEO efforts and my online marketing.  As you saw the screenshots above, not only with getting my Google Plus highly ranked, but doing it so fast.  Getting my Google Plus posts ranked in one to three hours is amazing.
In addition, my Google Plus posts promoting my other blog posts with several of them being highly ranked by Google for the same keyword phrase is mind-boggling.
Thank you, Google Plus.

How many sales did Katrina Kaif Kay beauty line made?

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How real are celebrity make-up collaborations?

From the Kay Beauty collection by Katrina Kaif

From the Kay Beauty collection by Katrina Kaif  

There’s always a buzz surrounding celebrity make-up launches, the most recent being Kay Beauty by Katrina Kaif. Is the hype worth it?

Karl Lagerfeld did it. Kim Kardashian West did it. So did Sabyasachi, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, and even Hello Kitty — I’m talking, of course, about make-up collaborations. Brands view collaborating with a celebrity as a foolproof way to both increase sales and drive visibility to their collections. But do they live up to the hype? Is a line of make-up designed by a celebrity really better than regular old products, and do celebrities really ‘design’ them?
The answer to these questions, if I’m being perfectly honest, is a yes, and a no. The truth is, there are different ways in which celebrities can associate with beauty brands, from being involved in every detail of the design, production and marketing (like Padma Lakshmi did with MAC) to just agreeing to have their name and face associated with a finished product.
Rihanna and her Fenty foundations

Rihanna and her Fenty foundations  

More than skin deep

Take pop-star Rihanna’s beauty line, Fenty, for example. While she is an almost 50% stakeholder along with luxury conglomerate LVMH, her involvement extends to every aspect, from branding with her last name, to the development of the products and formulas, and ultimately, the publicity machine that is the launch of a celebrity brand. In a market where familiarity and personalisation are increasingly important, she proved herself to be the ultimate millennial marketing maven — giving her fans the sense that she was letting them into every detail, by sharing her point of view through extensive media interviews and her social media channels.
She talked at length about how she was frustrated by the lack of foundation shades available in most mainstream brands, then proceeded to launch the Pro Filt’R Foundation, arguably Fenty’s most successful product. It featured an almost unheard-of 50 shades, to which the reaction was swift. Fans responded by taking to social media to applaud the brand for finally catering to a larger audience, and then by voting with their wallets once the line launched. Other make-up companies were quick to add more shades to their existing foundation ranges. In a world where everyone has a voice thanks to social media, beauty brands are finding that the best way to secure their slice of the pie is to listen to what their consumers really want, and brands like Fenty have proven themselves to be at the top of this game.

Going old school

Then there are the more traditional types of collaborations, where a celebrity lends their name to an existing beauty brand – MAC is one of the pioneers of this method, and has created lines with everyone from singers to actresses and even cartoon characters. It’s an effective tactic for everyone concerned. Consumers are far more likely to notice a new line if it’s associated with a well-known face than if it were just another seasonal collection. The brand can look forward to heightened exposure and increased sales. And the celebrity knows that they’re lending their name to a risk-free brand with an established reputation for quality, while taking home sizeable pay-cheques, and in some instances, a percentage of the sales, too.
Sabyasachi Mukherjee and his L’Oreal collaboration

Sabyasachi Mukherjee and his L’Oreal collaboration  

While I love make-up, I’m not a huge fan of the celebrity collaboration, especially if it’s a limited edition line that a celebrity is tacking their name onto. I can’t quite shake the feeling that it’s all just a giant marketing tactic — which, let’s be honest, it is. Did I buy anything from L’Oreal’s Sabyasachi collaboration? Nope. Do I think Katrina Kaif created her entire line from scratch and had a hand in every detail, despite what she says? Not really.
But I will tell you what I loved — Masaba’s collection of lipsticks with Nykaa. The formulas were great, but it’s the packaging that had my heart. With her signature tongue-in-cheek take on colour and print, it made make-up seem like fun which, at the end of the day, is really what it’s about.

Doing it right

Another example is Victoria Beckham’s make-up collections for Estee Lauder. For me, a good celebrity collaboration should elevate the brand, and that’s exactly what hers does. I’ve come to expect only the best from EL, but this line was a whole other level of exquisite, with price points to match. Rich, pigmented lipsticks; powdery kohl pencils that melt upon contact with the skin; shimmery, bold shadows; and buttery lip glosses — they were elegant and sophisticated, and made me feel just a little more grown-up. As a result, I’m far more likely to buy Beckham’s own recently-launched beauty line.
MAC’s celebrity collaborations have always been outstanding and get me excited every time. A personal favourite was their recent one with 80s-obsessed designer Jeremy Scott, which captured his colourful personality to a T, down to the boom-box packaging. When done right, these collaborations speak to the heart of what make-up is really about — having fun and feeling good about yourself. When done wrong, it feels like just another outdated marketing tactic employed by a brand trying to fool consumers into thinking they’re getting something special. And I like to think we’re all smarter than that.
In the market
  • L’Oreal Paris x Sabyasachi: a 21 piece limited-edition line of colour cosmetics (From ₹600)
  • Manish Malhotra Haute Couture Makeup with MyGlamm: 2 eye shadow palettes, 12 lipsticks, 18 nail polishes, and more (From ₹450)
  • MAC Shades of Disha Patani: a limited-edition collection of lipsticks (From ₹1,650)
  • Masaba x Nykaa: a range of 12 lipsticks with nail polishes to match (From ₹199)
  • Kay By Katrina: kajal, lip crayon, lip pencil, eyebrow pencil and a lip topper (From ₹550)
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Which country has elected Katrina Kaif sakellaropoulos as its first woman?

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Lucknow votes to elect first woman Mayor in 100 years

Voters wait to cast their vote at a polling booth in Vikramaditya ward during the Uttar Pradesh civic body polls in Lucknow on Sunday.

Voters wait to cast their vote at a polling booth in Vikramaditya ward during the Uttar Pradesh civic body polls in Lucknow on Sunday.   | Photo Credit: The Hindu

All the parties fielded women candidates after the Lucknow mayoral seat was reserved for women.

Lucknow voters on Sunday cast ballots to elect their first woman mayor in the ongoing civic body polls in Uttar Pradesh which already has the distinction of giving the country its first woman Governor and Chief Minister.
As many as 23,27,900 voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in 2,201 polling booths, Lucknow District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma said.
As the exercise to choose the first woman mayor in 100 years was in progress, enthusiastic voters queued outside polling stations, enjoying a mellow sunshine on a wintry Sunday afternoon.
All the parties fielded women candidates after the Lucknow mayoral seat was reserved for women.
Prominent contestants in a field of 19 are Sayukta Bhatia (BJP), Prema Awasthi (Congress), Bulbul Godiyal (BSP), Priyanka Maheshwari (AAP) and Meera Vardhan (SP).
Uttar Pradesh is credited with giving the country its first woman governor Sarojini Naidu and chief minister Sucheta Kriplani.
Now, the City of Nawabs is poised to break the glass ceiling by electing its first woman mayor since the Uttar Pradesh Municipalities Act came was notified way back in 1916.
“Our time has come,” feels Bhatia, while the BSP nominee says, “Better late than never”.
Vardhan is the kin of educationist Acharya Narendra Dev, while Awasthi is the wife of the late Congress legislator Surendra Nath.
Lucknow figured in the second leg of the three-phase municipal elections across the state.
The Uttar Pradesh Municipalities Act came into being in 1916 and Barrister Syed Nabiullah became the first Indian to head the local body.
In 1948, the UP government changed the electoral nature of the local body and introduced the concept of administrator and Bhairav Datt Sanwal (ICS) was appointed to the post.
In 1959, the UP Municipalities Act, 1916, was replaced by the Uttar Pradesh Municipal Corporation Act, paving the way for the formation of the municipal corporation (nagar mahapalika) in Lucknow on February 1, 1960.
It was on the intervention of the Allahabad High Court in 1989 that the government announced local bodies polls.
An amendment in the Constitution accorded the status of municipal corporation to Lucknow’s local body retrospectively from May 31, 1994.
Provisions were made in the Municipality Act of 1959 to allow citizens to elect a mayor. Provision of reservation to women, SCs, STs and OBCs was also made on a rotational basis.
Kriplani, who had come to the forefront during the Quit India Movement in 1942, held the chief minister’s office from 1963 to 1967.
She had worked closely with Mahatma Gandhi during the Partition riots. She was one of the few women who were elected to the Constituent Assembly and was part of the sub-committee that drafted the Constitution.
Naidu, popularly known as the ‘Nightingale of India’, was the governor of the United Provinces, now known as Uttar Pradesh, from 1947 to 1949.
She was born in a Bengali family on February 13, 1879 in Hyderabad and was educated in Chennai, London and Cambridge.
Naidu too was a follower of Mahatama Gandhi and had participated in the freedom struggle. She, later, went on to become the president of the Indian National Congress.
Lucknow has thrice sent a woman to the Lok Sabha as its representative with Sheila Kaul being elected in 1971, 1980 and 1984.
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