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If you have any Facebook page of your brand or business to attract and update your fans or customers, that doesn’t mean you don’t require a home on the Web.

It is quite essential to have a website to appear as a legitimate entity. With the advent of website builder like Weebly, Wix, etc., it is quite easy to setup a genuine and professional-looking website. These website builders are readily improving, and there are a lot of companies appearing as their competition.

 But first, we should investigate the requirement of a web page in the current scenario where social media remains to be a dominant place. First, at the personal level, you wouldn’t want to direct the potential employer to your Facebook page which means that a personal website makes sense as an online and custom resume, Secondly, building your website provides you far more choices when it comes to design. You can also get control over various products and services which you wish to sell. At last,, by making a dedicated site, you can make your business look like more authoritative and trustworthy.

Today, with the advent of online site builders, you can create your customized website without breaking a sweat.

The services that are included here allows you to make a well-designed, mobile-capable site with just some technical knowledge. These services drive small business to profitability with buy links, online stores, and various money-making choices. Larger businesses often spend a lot of money to build their custom designed site. However, the small businesses don’t require to spend so much money as they can avail the capabilities of these website builders as low as mere $8 per month and some time to create a unique and appealing website.

Most of these services provide free options but if you select this path, you site will consist branding of the provider which can make your site looking less impressive to the shoppers.

With all the services, you can easily build your website via simple drag-and-drop interfaces. These services allows you to add social share buttons, blogs, media players, etc

Begin with an Address and a Template

Before you process to build tour website, you will require an address for it. Most of these site builders can register a unique domain for you and provides you a web address via the provider’s domain. These services allows you to use the domain that you have acquired from any third-party but you have to pay the site builder for this privilege.

In all of these services, you first have to choose a template from these services to start building your website. They also comes with full images in the background. Some services also use templates that automatically reformat your site for better view on mobile devices.

Mobile Site Design

Any modern site builder must have the provision to create sites that are compatible with mobile. Some builders like Weebly and Squarespace utilizes responsive design approaches to building a mobile site from the website you have created for the Web.

Responsive designs are quite important, but when it comes to SEO, search engines really account the fact that the site displays correctly on mobile screen sizes. They aren’t concerned whether it stretches as you increase the screen size. However, there are few site builders which provide no ability to control over the mobile-view of the site. Still, there are builders like Wix, which provides a mobile-site preview and also make customizations which will only apply in mobile viewing.

Photos and Galleries

We all know that to make a great website, pictures are quintessential. The site builders provide certain options for photo and gallery display, Builders like Squarespace and Wix provide a huge number of stock photos which you can use. Some builders allow you to edit the images with tools like cropping, brightness and all. Weebly provides an entire gallery of styles for your own galleries.

Earning Money from Your Website

In case you wish to go for sales, you will require to more up to a specialized Web shopping cart service such as Shopify. All the services do provide some abilities to sell items via your site. There are numerous advanced options which provide you with the capability to process credit card payments along with adding your own cart and checkout pages. Most of the powerful site builders come with email marketing, inventory and shipping tools to name a few.

Social and Site Stats

All of the site builder mentioned her allows you to Facebook Like or Twitter Follow buttons on your web pages, and even allows you to include feeds from social networks. Few of the services assist in building a Facebook page and also tie them into your site design.

Most of the services here can provide you information about site traffic although this varies a lot as per different services, and are often included with a premium account levels.

As you can clearly see that there are many factors to consider before you choice an easy online website builder. Mentioned below are few of the site builders you can choose from.

1. Wix

Wix is among the most featured website builder around which you can use to make a website of your own without any cost.

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2. Weebly

With its great interface along with free accounts, site states and source code which is downloadable, Weebly is the perfect choice.

3. GoDaddy Website Builder

This service is famous mostly for its domain registration and site hosting, this service also provide basic and simple website builder with few limitations.

4. DudaOne

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This service provides easy and powerful website builder along with strong mobile site creation and comes with Web storefront functions.

5. Squarespace

This service provides modern and responsive website for both desktop and mobile and also allows you to expand your site for full scale commerce.

6. BoldGrid

This service allows you to create responsive-design sites, but it is quite harder to use. It lacks few of the common features.

7. Jimdo

Jimdo provides all the professional tools to you to create a professional website for free, but its competition offers more features.

8. Webs

This service allows you to build any site online but lacks modern offerings given by Squarespace and Weebly.

9. Strikingly

It allows you to make a well-designed site without quite an easy. However, it does come with limited customization.

10. Yola

This easy to use site builder is loaded with site widgets but lack in features when compared with Weebly and Squarespace.

You have received an email from a person with whom you have never interacted earlier and thus, before you take the conversation forward, you would like to do some research on the Internet to know more about that person. How do you do this without directly asking the other person?

Google is the most obvious place for performing reverse email lookups (just Google for the email address) but if that person doesn’t have a website or if they have never used their email address on public forums, Google will be of little help.

No worries. If you only know the email address of a person and nothing more, here are some ways that may help you uncover the identity of that unknown email sender.

How to do Reverse Email Search

#1. Find the sender’s location

Location of Email Sender

Open the header of the email message and look for lines that say “Received: from” and are followed by an IP address in square brackets. If there are multiple entries, use the IP address mentioned in the last entry.

Now paste the IP address in this trace route tool and you should get a fairly good idea about the approximate location of the email sender.

#2. Reverse email search with Facebook

Facebook has a billion users and the likelihood is therefore high that the sender may also have a profile on Facebook.

Unlike LinkedIn and most other social networks, Facebook lets you search users by email address so that should make your job simpler. Just paste the email address of the person into the search box and Facebook will instantly tell you if a profile exists with that email address or not.

If you are able to locate that person on Facebook, download the profile picture and then upload it to Google Images (click the camera icon in the search box). This acts as a reverse image search engine so you can locate his other social profiles where he may have used the same picture.

#3. Check all the other Social Networks

You can use a service like Knowem to quickly determine if a profile with a particular username exists in any of the social networks.

If the email address of the sender is something like green_peas@hotmail.com, there’s a probability that he or she may have created accounts of some other social network using the same alias “green_peas” – put that in knowem.com to confirm.

Gmail users can install the Rapportive add-on and find the Twitter and LinkedIn profiles associated with an email address, if any of them exist. For details, see this tutorial on how to guess someone’s email address.

#4. People Search

Reverse Email Search

Finally, if none of the above tricks work, you should try a people search service like Pipl and Spokeo – both services let you perform reverse email lookups but Spokeo has a more comprehensive database than Pipl.

Other than regular web documents, Spoke also scans social networks and even the who is information of domain names to find any bit of information associated with an email address. However, some of the results returned by Spokeo are only available to subscribers.

Overview of some of the most useful Google search tricks, from basic tips to new features just recently released.

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1. Use quotes to search for an exact phrase.

This one’s a well-known, simple trick: searching a phrase in quotes will yield only pages with the same words in the same order as what’s in the quotes. It’s one of the most vital search tips, especially useful if you’re trying to find results containing a specific a phrase.

2. Use an asterisk within quotes to specify unknown or variable words.

Here’s a lesser known trick: searching a phrase in quotes with an asterisk replacing a word will search all variations of that phrase. It’s helpful if you’re trying to determine a song from its lyrics, but you couldn’t make out the entire phrase (e.g. “imagine all the * living for today”), or if you’re trying to find all forms of an expression (e.g. “* is thicker than water”).

3. Use the minus sign to eliminate results containing certain words.

You’ll want to eliminate results with certain words if you’re trying to search for a term that’s generating a lot of results that aren’t of interest to you. Figure out what terms you’re not interested in (e.g. jaguar -car) and re-run the search.

4. Search websites for keywords.

Think of the “site:” function as a Google search that searches only a particular website. If you want to see every time TIME.com mentioned Google, use the search “Google site:TIME.com”.

5. Search news archives going back to the mid-1880s.

Google News has an option to search over 100 years’ worth of archived news from newspapers around the world.

6. Compare foods using “vs.”

Can’t decide between a burger or pizza for dinner? Type in “rice vs. quinoa,” for example, and you’ll receive side-by-side comparisons of the nutritional facts.

Google Search Tips Tricks
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7. Filter search results for recipes.

If you search your favorite food, and then click “Search Tools” right under the search bar, you’ll be able to filter recipes based on ingredients, cook time and calories. It’s the perfect tool if you have certain dietary restrictions.

8. Use “DEFINE:” to learn the meaning of words—slang included.

Streamline the dictionary process by using, for example, “DEFINE: mortgage.” For words that appear in the dictionary, you’ll be able to see etymology and a graph of its use over time alongside the definition. Google will even sift the web to define slang words or acronyms. Try out “DEFINE: bae” or “DEFINE: SMH”.

9. Tilt your screen by searching “tilt.”

This is one of the fun additions built in by Google engineers. Try it out yourself (search without quotes).

10. Play Atari Breakout by searching it on Google Images.

The legendary brick breaker game is available for easy access on Google. Just search “Atari Breakout” (without quotes) on Google Images and enjoy.

11. Search images using images.

Ever come across a photo that looks strangely familiar? Or if you want to know where it came from? If you save the image, and then search it on Google Images (with the camera button), you’ll be able to see similar images on the web.

12. Press the mic icon on Google’s search bar, and say “flip a coin” or “heads or tails.”

The feature released last month lets Google flip a coin for you when you don’t have one on hand.

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13. Press the mic icon on Google’s search bar, and say “give me a love quote” or “I love you.”

The love quote generator is also a feature released last month for those in need of a little romance.

Here are 10 important links that every Google user should know about. They are tucked away, somewhere deep inside your Google Account dashboard, and they may reveal interesting details about you that are known to Google. Let’s get started.

1. Create a new Google Account using your existing email address. The regular sign-up process uses your @gmail.com address as your Google account username but with this special URL, you can use any other email address as your username.

https://accounts.google.com/SignUpWithoutGmail

2. Google creates a profile of yourself based on the sites you visit, your Google+ account and other signals. They try to guess your age, gender and interests and then use this data to serve you more relevant ads. Use this URL to know how Google sees you on the web.

https://www.google.com/ads/preferences/

Also see: Secret URLs for Google Drive & Google Docs

3. Google lets you export all your data out of the Google ecosystem. You can download your photos, contacts, Gmail messages and even your YouTube videos. Head over the the Takeout page to grab the download links.

https://www.google.com/takeout

4. If you ever find your content appearing on another website that is using one or more Google products – say Blogger, AdSense, Google+ or YouTube – you can raise a DMCA complaint with Google against that site to get that content removed. This wizard can also be used to remove websites from Google search results that are scraping your content.

https://support.google.com/legal

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5. Your Android device may be reporting your recent location data and velocity (are you moving and if yes, how fast are you moving) back to Google servers. Head over to the Google Maps website to see your entire location history and you also have the option to export this data as KML files that can be viewed inside Google Earth or even Google Drive.

https://maps.google.com/locationhistory

6. Google records every search term that you’ve ever typed into their search boxes. They even keep a log of every Google ad that you have clicked on various websites and if you are a Google Now user, you can also see a log of all your audio search queries. OK Google.

https://history.google.com
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7. You need to login to your Gmail account at least once every 9 months else Google may terminate your account according to their program policies. This can be an issue if you have multiple Gmail accounts so as a workaround, you can setup your main Gmail account as the trusted content for your secondary accounts. Thus Google will keep sending you reminders every few months to login to your other accounts. Not available for Google Apps.

https://www.google.com/settings/account/inactive

8. Worried that someone else is using your Google account. Go to the activity report to see a log of every device that has recently been used to log into your Google account. You also get to know the I.P. Address and their approximate geographic location. Unfortunately, you can’t remotely log out of a Google session.

https://security.google.com/settings/security/activity

9. This is a complete list of web apps, browser extensions, Google Scripts and mobile apps that have any read or write access to your Google data. If the permission level says “access to basic account info”, it basically means that you have used your Google account to sign-in to that app.

https://security.google.com/settings/security/permissions

10. This is important URL for Google Apps users. If your Google Account ever gets hacked, use this secret link to reset your admin password. You’ll be asked to verify your domain name by creating a CNAME record in your DNS.

https://admin.google.com/domain.com/VerifyAdminAccountPasswordReset [*] Replace domain.com in the above URL with your own web domain name.

Now call anywhere free even without internet connectivity with FREEKALL !

Capitalizing on the same is ‘FREEKALL’, a Bangalore-based Cloud telephony startup. They have developed a service where a user can call any mobile or landline for freewithout using internet or installing any applications.

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Founded by Yashas C Shekar, Vijayakumar Umaluti and Sandesh E, FREEKALL is being launched today and is open for public beta. To use the service, users have to call their number 080-49202060 after which the call will drop and they will receive a call back. They can answer the call and dial the number of the person they want to talk to, followed by the symbol #. Both calls will be bridged and users can talk freely.

The founders have been working on this concept from the last eight months. Apart from the co-founders, another team member Sabari Jagadisheen played a key role in developing the product. Yashas explains,

In the public beta launch of FREEKALL, people can use three min/day without registering and once they register they get 12 min/day free. Users can register by visiting the website http://www.freekall.in or replying to their SMS template by filling the provided details. Once the beta is over, the 12 minutes/day cap will be released and users can talk for as long as they want for free.

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What’s the catch?
Well as you know there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Though people don’t have to pay for the calls and can even use the service without registering, they have to listen to a 10 second ad in every call about the latest offers by brands and receive offer coupons. This will help them keep it free and help them achieve the costs. After every two minutes, users will have to here advertisements in between the free calls.
FREEEKALL has secured a seed round of Rs 10 Lakhs from Ranjit Cherickel, founding member of 88mph, an Africa-based accelerator program platform.

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TRY THIS :

MAGIC #1

Nobody can create a FOLDER anywhere on the Computer which can be named as “CON”.
This is something funny and inexplicable?
At Microsoft the whole Team, couldn’t answer why this happened.
TRY IT NOW, IT WILL NOT CREATE A “CON” FOLDER

MAGIC #2

For those of you using Windows, do the following:

1.) Open an empty notepad file
2.) Type “Bush hid the facts” (without the quotes)
3.) Save it as whatever you want.
4.) Close it, and re-open it.

Noticed the weird bug? No one can explain.

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MAGIC #3

Again this is something funny and can’t be explained?
At Microsoft the whole Team, including Bill Gates, couldn’t answer why this happened!
It was discovered by a Brazilian. Try it out yourself?
Open Microsoft Word and type..

=rand (200, 99)

Then press ENTER
And see the magic..??

Magic #4

Did you know that a flight number from one of the planes that hit one of the two WTC towers on 9/11 was Q33N. In Notepad / WordPad or MS Word, type that flight number i.e Q33N. Increase the font size to 72. Change the font to Wingdings…You will be amazed by the findings..!!

Our present need for internet connectivity is so profound that secondary devices like the Nextep Computer are bound to happen. Developed to be worn as a bracelet, this computer concept is constructed out of a flexible OLED touchscreen. Earmarked for the year 2020, features like a holographic projector (for screen), pull-out extra keyboard panels and social networking compatibility, make the concept plausible.

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