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Google Warns Affiliate Marketers About Content on Video Sites

on Tuesday, 28 January 2014. Posted in Search Engine Optimization

Google is giving more stress to affiliate marketers by giving attention on published content on video sites. These sites display content from affiliate marketing websites which is available on thousands of other site also. Google warns webmasters against developing a website with thin or scraped content which has no substantial added value to its users.

Hummingbird Update: Major Search Algorithm Change for Long Tail Queries

on Friday, 27 September 2013. Posted in Search Engine Optimization

Google revealed major update at a special event on its 15th birthday, that update has been rolled out in past month and is live now. Algorithm Changes affected the search queries to give more correct answers to long questions. Hummingbird represents the revised way of indexing websites, which changes the algorithm named Caffeine, updated three years ago in 2010.

CodeFire's Google+ Hangout

on Friday, 12 July 2013. Posted in Technology

Finally at CodeFire Technologies we did our very first Google+ Hangout Live on Air. Google+ Hangout seems to be very cool tool to meet with friends and followers online and discuss any topic. Also when you are doing Live on Air hangout, google creates a youtube stream for the hangout which can be viewed live on web or it can be viewed later as a video on youTube.

Web application performance

on Tuesday, 02 July 2013. Posted in Technology

Application performance is one very important aspect of web application. Most of the web developers should be aware of the concepts that are used to make the?application perform well. The below presentation was part of Boot camp training at CodeFire Technologies. This presentation is must read for entry level web developers irrespective of technology they are working in.

SEO for redesigned site or change in domain name

on Tuesday, 18 June 2013. Posted in Search Engine Optimization

Are you changing design of your website? Or moving the old site to a completely new domain? Following are the points to keep in mind from SEO point of view

1.You have to be very careful while change of address of URL to avoid 404 (File Not Found) errors when users click on links to your site on any search engine.

Impact of domain types (TLD) on SEO

on Monday, 03 June 2013. Posted in Search Engine Optimization

Most of the website owners and webmasters think many times while purchasing domain for their business. One of the major worry is whether it will rank better in Search Engines with respect to nature of business or not.

Some very handy tools for SEO

on Friday, 24 May 2013. Posted in Search Engine Optimization

SEO tools can help automate some of the processes that need to be followed for each of the sites you are optimizing for search engines.

Google Penguin 2.0 - Spam fighting update is live

on Friday, 24 May 2013. Posted in Search Engine Optimization

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Link Joomla Blogs/Articles with Google plus profile

on Wednesday, 20 March 2013. Posted in Technology

We have created a Joomla plugin that will help you easily link Google plus profile with Joomla Blogs or articles. All you have to do is install the plugin from Joomla plugin page and follow the basic steps as mentioned on the page. Some of the important steps are:

1.First of all you will need a Google+ profile. If you don’t have one this is a good time to create one!

Setup SSL certificate on Amazon EC2

on Thursday, 06 December 2012. Posted in Technology

Amazon EC2

 I am using unbuntu based EC2 instance so commands are specific to that but the steps are mostly generic and will apply to most linux distributions.

There are basically 4 steps for this:

 1.  Create CSR 

I basically used OpenSSL to generate CSR as it is installed by default in ubuntu. You can go to to get the command to generate CSR. Once you have the command login to your EC2 instance via ssh. And run the command. It will create 2 files, namely www_domain_com.csr and  www_domain_com.key  [in this case I am generating certificate for www]


Optimizing the URLs using slugs

on Sunday, 02 December 2012. Posted in Search Engine Optimization

 If you are using the URLs such as http://domainname/index.php?pid=12&uid=821 they do serve the purpose of opening the correct page however they do not provide any information to the user as to what page they are going to see and what they should expect on this page. Also, as we all know the URLs are also very useful for search engine optimizations, so unless the URL conveys complete information it is not of much use.


Google’s suggestion on using dashes and underscores

on Sunday, 02 September 2012. Posted in Search Engine Optimization


If you have a URL such as http://domainname/page/info1-info2 dashes (-) are then translated by google as spaces so the above “info1-info2” becomes “info1  info2” however if you are using “info1_info2” it translates to “info1info2”.

So if you are deciding on the URL scheme it is better to use dash rather than underscores however as per Matt in this video it is not worth the effort to change the existing urls which have underscores to dashes.

Google Panda Update 2.2 is live (16 June 2011)

on Sunday, 17 June 2012. Posted in Search Engine Optimization

Google Panda Update 2.2 is live (16 June 2011)

What is Google Panda


Google panda is basically a new algorithm announced by Google. Its aim is to fight against content farms (duplicate content website).

Google started rolling out its Panda update initially in February in the US and later in April it reached a few other regions. The Google Panda update was made to reduce the amount of spam within the Google search results 

Google panda is not a complete overhaul of the ranking algorithm but is a value that feeds into the overall Google algorithm. If it helps consider it as if every site is given a PandaRank score. Those low in Panda come through OK; those high get hammered.



Open Source option (Gammu) to connect your Phone

on Sunday, 26 June 2011. Posted in Technology

I started this experiment to be able to test the integration of a web based (PHP) application and SMS using a phone connected to machine on which web server is running.
Gammu seems to be a good open source option to setup PC to phone connection. Gammu comes with multiple utilities such as Wammu (which adds UI based interface to this). Since I was looking specifically for SMS based options, there is a utility called gammu-smsd which comes bundled with Gammu which runs as daemon and can be used to integrate incoming and outgoing SMS. It comes with multiple options for integration such as file based integration, SQL (MySQL, PostgreSQL, SOL Lite) based integrations.

CodeFire Technologies Blog

on Wednesday, 15 June 2011. Posted in Technology

This is the place where we will be keeping track of latest in technology, update the latest from the company and more. So stay tuned...
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