Web Design Trends of 2013

A wise man once said that, the only thing constant about a good design is that it changes. We have seen design philosophy change rather drastically in the past year or so. Just as we are getting more capable and powerful machines, the focus is shifting back towards simple and minimalistic design philosophy.

We saw it with Windows 8 and now more recently with iOS 7 which caused a huge uproar with its minimalistic and flat design. Keeping in line with the design of the OS, we have seen several websites changing their designs. The likes of the Verge and TNW have adopted a more minimalistic and simple and clean design philosophy. So what exactly is the trend when it comes to designing a website in 2013?

Here is a very interesting infographic that establishes the argument that we are moving towards a more simple and clean design where texts are big, images are clear and headers are bold. You can also check out the names of websites which have incorporated these designs.

Web Design Trends for 2013

Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.
Via: Visual.ly

Optimizing Ad Location On Your Blog (A Video)

Ads are a massive part of how any site looks like. Despite the fact they can be pretty annoying they are sometimes the backbone of either a blog doing well or poorly. Therefore the placement of ad becomes a very important criteria while designing the layout of the site. For most of the people who are new to the blogging world, this can be a rather challenging task.

However, Google has always been extremely helpful when it comes to helping young bloggers establish themselves. They recently released this video which in great details tells how to go about the placement of Ads. here is the same video, hoping it would help you too to get the ads on your blog right.

How To Build And Keep Audience For Your Blog (An Infographic)

In all our technology related posts, somewhere down the line we still remember that Blogtechnika started off as a blog that aimed at helping fellow bloggers and people. Over the years we have covered plenty of posts that are written for people who wish to join is in the wonderful world of blogging. It is one of the hardest things to do, yet an incredibly joyful occupation. Your blog when it is brand new may take a while to take off and get you a regular audience but like they say with right amount of hard work and luck, everything can be achieved. However, we here we want to share an infographic that may help plenty of new bloggers about how to build and engage your audience. Chances are you may know a few of these points, but the entire list is extremely comprehensive and definitely worth going through.

(Infographic by: Visual)

WordPress 3.3 Update: Better Responsiveness, Neater interface

WordPress has released a new version of their popular tool dubbed “Sonny” after Jazz Saxophonist Sonny Stitt. Worpress 3.3 boasts of a neater,cleaner interface,less flash, better responsiveness and a host of many other features that allows for adaptation of WordPress admin to smaller screens.

To get the latest version, head over to the WordPress website to download the latest version or you can simply update the one you are using through the dashboard.

The new WordPress comes built in with a load of new and improved features to help create a more productive experience for users. Experienced users will appreciate the new drag and drop feature for uploading images, hover menus for easy navigation, a new toolbar and a Tumblr importer. This time, WordPress has concentrated on how they can improve the experience for new users and have added simple things like pointer tips and a welcome message for all those new users.

The new image uploader is easy to use and has impressed well with its drag and drop support for all kinds of media files.

What impressed us about the new look of WordPress is the slicker and cleaner interface lift that they have given. Hover over menus to view their contents sliding out making almost all features of this tool just a single click away.

WordPress is continuously striving to make the experience of the user easier and more interactive and this update is one step forward in that direction.

How To Backup Your WordPress Blog (Scheduled Online Backup)

By doing continuous hard work, research and writing on your blog for day, months and years, you create an asset which you don’t want to lose at any cost. As all the blog data stores inside the secure servers, many times bloggers face nightmares. This issue occurs because of time to time hacking attempts by hackers.

Even several top blogs of the earth such as Techcrunch and Makeuseof also didn’t save themselves from being hacked. So you have to be concerned about your blog’s security. Choosing strong passwords and changing them time to time is not the only solution. You should backup your blog so that if you face any such issue in future, you can instantly get back your whole data with the help of backup.

There are several awesome WordPress backup services available online and unfortunately many of them are not free. After digging into many backup services I found Online backup for Wordrpess plugin to be most promising. First of all it is free to use and second it is easy to setup. Also it takes backup at regular interval and save inside a secure online vault. You can always download the latest version of backup by visiting the vault.

How to install and configure the plugin

Installation of this plugin is easy. You can download it from the official site or from inside the WordPress dashboard. Click on “Add New” under plugin section and then type online backup for WordPress in the search box. Install and activate the Online Backup for WordPress plugin.

Go to activated plugins and click on “View status” link given below the plugin page. You’ll get a page as shown in the screenshot below. There are two sections: Overview and Perform a manual backup.

After downloading the plugin, create an online account which gives you 50MB of free space to store the backup file. Register your account here.


Overview section

This is the most important section as you can change the settings, change backup schedule, decrypt a backup. Click on Change settings button to change the default settings. Here you can select which table to get backed up. The core WordPress tables such as wp_comments, wp_links, wp_options, wp_postmeta, wp_posts, etc. always get backed up. Also you can choose the encryption technology (ex. AES 128) and encryption key to keep your backup data safe.

You can schedule the backup according to hours, day, weeks or month. Also you can set it to email the schedule backups to you automatically. Sending backup to online vault is optional. You can uncheck the option if you don’t want a copy of backup.


Perform a manual backup

You can anytime perform a manual backup within the wp dashboard. Check the option box next to “Download to your computer”, “Send to the online backup vault” and click on the “Start manual backup” button to start the backup process.


The backup will start and automatically get downloads on your computer. The downloaded file will be a zipped and encrypted  (WPOnlineBackup_03-09-2010-04-45-06.bak.gz.enc). You can decrypt it with the help of decrypt tool available in the overview section. .


This is a nice tool to backup your WordPress blog. Remember that if you are not using any backup service to backup your blog then you might be doing a big mistake. Use this plugin and backup your blog now to avoid horrible situations in future.

Download Online backup for Wordrpess plugin.

What Google Suggests You About Blogging

Google auto suggestion is no doubt one of the important feature to find out relevant result. It helps me a lot in find some great software alternative and other results. This morning just for curiosity, I tried to know what Google is suggesting about blogging and the results where not so exciting. Here is a screenshot of what Google suggest to me. I strongly disagree with few results.


It may be topic of discussion that blogging is journalism or not but other points are obviously not true.

What you guys think about the result. Express your views in the comment section.

Blogging And Social Networking In India

Number of blog users are increasing day by day in India. Impact of various social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Orkut is increasing day by day but according to the  President of Internet Service Provider in India currently only 7% population of India is using internet.

Check out this video of NDTV program “Hum Log” in which journalist Pankaj Pachauri is having a discussion about pros and cons of blogging and social networking sites with bloggers of India.

NDTV- Hum Log

You can watch full video here.

Import/Export Live Writer Setting By Import and Export Wizard

Windows Livewriter is one of the favorite tool for bloggers. But installing Windows Live Writer again on a computer due to some reason (Formatting computer or using any other computer)  is a time consuming process.


If anyone owns two or more blogs then adding those  blogs again to Windows Live Writer is annoying. Also apart from blog setting you cannot bring back your important settings such as categories, links and preferences.


Windows Livewriter Import/export wizard lets you import and export all the important settings of Windows Live Writer on your computer or FTP site.


Basic Steps to Export Live Writer settings:


Download and install the program. After restarting Windows Live Writer you will get Import/Export link on the right sidebar under Insert option. Click on the link to open the wizard.




Now select Export selected setting and click on Next button.




Now select the settings you want to export. Apart from blog setting you can export preferences, plugins and autolinks also.




Now choose the location to store the setting, you may store the setting in your computer or you can store it in directory on FTP site.






Import/Export Livewriter setting.

Export blogs setting, passwords, categories, links etc.

Free of cost.

You can also store export file on FTP site.


Download Import and Export Wizard via [Liferocks 2.0]

Top 50 List Post of My Blog:Power List 2009

Today is the last day of 2009. The new year is knocking the door . On this occasion  I collect all the list post of Blogtechnika which I wrote this year. These are highly researched post and very useful to any newbie as well as  established blogger. I started this blog on the month of August and started serious blogging from October. In these 3 months this blog had achieved lots of milestones. Few of them are more than 2000 comments and 55K Alexa rank. Hope I will give some more cool articles in the upcoming year 2010 and make Blogtechnika one of the finest blog of the World.


1. 8 Killer Tips For Increasing Page views Of Your Blog

2. 5 Tips For Using Blog Post Title Effectively

3. 10 Important Points To Make A Good Social Media Profile

4. 5 Ways To Make Money From Your Blog Without Showing Any Ads

5. 6 Impressive Ways You Can Use Your Blog

6. 6 Basic Things You Should Know About Blog

7. 6 Important Points To Remember Before Making A Unique Blog

8. 25 Great And Useful Features Of WordPress.org

9. 7 Tips to Make A Community Near Your Blog And Increasing Conversation

10. 5 Unique ways To Add Value To Twitter

11.5 Killer And Efficient Domain Name Selecting Tools

12. Top 10 Dreams Of A Professional Blogger

13. Top 8 Tips To Make A Strong Social Media Profile

14.5 Blogging Strategy To Take Your Blog To The Next Level

15. 4 Famous steps in the installation of WordPress

16. 10 Reasons To Get Distracted From Your Blog

17. 10 Unique Tips To Write An Attractive Article For Visitors

18.7 Simple Ideas To Associate Your Blog With Readers

19. 15 Incredible And Unmatched Qualities Of Professional Bloggers

20. 40 Great Twitter Tips For Twitter Users

21. 25 Creative Ways To Battle With Writer’s block

22. 5 Ways To Approach Bloggers for Making A Contact

23. 8 Stages Of Blogging Journey Of A Common Little Blogger

24. 20 Most Popular Technical and Professional Bloggers of India: 2009 Power List

25. 6 must Follow Blogging tips For Professional Bloggers

26. Top 10 Political Blog which are ready to take place of Print Media

27. Top 10 greatest advantages of Blogging

28. 10 reasons why people use internet

29. Top 10 Social News Aggregators for new content ideas

30. 7 Useful and must have Portable Applications for every Bloggers

31. 5 reasons why WordPress plugins can cause major harm to your blog

32. 8 necessary and important criteria for professional blogging

33. 8 Greatest advantages of WordPress

34. 10 killer tips to get more comments on every blog post

35. 22 steps in a daily life of a professional blogger

36. 7 Factual ways of making online money

37. 7 best resources on blog comments strategy

38. 25 Killer Blogging tools for Bloggers

39. How to market your post effectively in 10 easy ways

40. 10 reasons why today is the best time to start a blog

45. Top 10 Weblogs I follow to learn Blogging

46. 8 things not to do on Twitter

47. 8 must watch video for effective SEO of a blog

48.7 Facebook tips for status update on Facebook wall

49.Top 10 SEO tips for WordPress bloggers

50.10 ways to kill your blog

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8 Killer Tips For Increasing Page views Of Your Blog

Blogging is a process of writing articles on blog. Whenever you write a new article, new article pushes back an old article. If your blog has large number of post then it is not possible to keep all the posts on front page. Old blog posts take position of second page, third page, fourth page and so on.

It is very difficult to expose those blog post which are not visible in the front page or which don’t have any organic visitors. To expose these pages or increase the page views of blog you need to follow some basic tips to get some great visibility.


Use related post plugin

Use WordPress Yet another related post plugin to show your related post. This plugin automatically check keywords from another post and display the title of the posts at the end on an article. This is very effective plugin for improving SEO and visibility of blog.

Use SEO Smart Link plugin

SEO Smart Link plugin is an effective plugin for generate auto links on blog. This plugin select the keywords inside the post and automatically hyperlink those keywords to the previous post or tag. This is another cool plugin for improving SEO and visibility of site.

Manual linking

Manual linking means creating hyperlink by own. This means you can relate any keyword with your own by some previous post. This is good for SEO as well as exploring any important previous post.

Display Random Post Widget in sidebar

Displaying random post on the sidebar is a good decision for increasing visibility of your previous posts. This can be done with the help of WordPress Random post plugin. You would get an option for displaying random post in a form of widget.

Explore Previous Post

Write a single post in which you can describe all the previous you had written on your blog. Give the title of every post in a single blog post and hyperlink each title with the original post.

Tweet Your Previous Post

Twitter is a good marketing tool. You can tweet your previous post in a regular time interval. Don’t forget to put a hash tags (#) on your tweet to explore it fully among Twitter audience. Request others to retweet your post.

Share On Facebook

Try to put a Facebook share button on your blog so that anyone can share your post on Facebook. Facebook is also a great marketing tool like Twitter so try to full make use of this service.

Write Series Of Articles

Writing series of article is a nice idea. Try to write on a particular topic. If you are writing on How to make a WordPress blog then write all the post one by one and give reference of your previous post to guide visitors who want to know more about the topic.

These are some great way to explore your older post and increasing page views of your blog. Do you know some more techniques ? Try to share some more tips with our readers in the comment section.

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