404 Error pages to include ‘Missing Children Messages’

404 pages are ones that are displayed when people reach for webpages that do not exist any more.  And now missing children are to be sought via those 404 error pages.

A European initiative is putting pictures and biographical details of missing children on the well-known 404 Not Found pages.

The NotFound project has been created by Missing Children Europe, Child Focus, the European Federation for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children and several other European organizations.

404 pages are easy to customize for each website and NotFound wants sites to add a snippet of code to those customized pages so they display data about missing children.

As reported at BBC, about 480 sites have signed up to the NotFound initiative and reconfigured their 404 page to help so far. And anyone running a website is being encouraged to join the project to raise the profile of missing children.

Make better use of your 404-page

EMOTICONS ARE 30 YEARS OLD NOW :-)

Today is the 30th anniversary of the emoticons 🙂

In September 19, 1982 Carnegie Melon University computer science professor Scott Fahlman was the first to suggest using these three symbols: 🙂 in computer texts in order to show a ‘smiley face’..

So if you’re happy with using the emoticons, you should can this man 🙂 or not 🙁

Fahlman ‘invented’ the first smiley emoticon  thinking it would help people on a message board at Carnegie Mellon to distinguish serious posts from jokes. So, he proposed the use of 🙂 and 🙁 for this purpose, and the symbols caught on.

The original message from which these symbols originated was posted on September 19, 1982. The message was recovered on September 10, 2002and here it is quoted:

19-Sep-82 11:44    Scott E  Fahlman             :-)
From: Scott E Fahlman <Fahlman at Cmu-20c>
 
I propose that the following character sequence for joke markers:
        
:-)
        
Read it sideways.  Actually, it is probably more economical to mark
things that are NOT jokes, given current trends.  For this, use
        
:-(

HAPPY AND EMOTIONAL TYPING 🙂

Yandex Maps to be integrated into Apple software in Russia

According to Bloomberg, Yandex – Russia’s largest search engine – will have its location-search service integrated in the latest version of Apple‘s software used in the iPhone and iPad sold in Russia.

Apple has developed its own maps tools for users of the new iOS 6 replacing the Google maps service. 

Alexander Patsay, director of program management at Moscow-based software maker Parallels Holding Ltd., said he has tested the developer version of iOS 6 and noticed that its Maps application is integrated with Yandex’s geographical search.

“When you search for Vladimir Lenin’s Mausoleum, it offers you to get more details on Yandex.Maps application or offers to download the app from App Store if the user doesn’t have it installed.” 

The iOS 6 system will be available for download on September 19. Cupertino, California-based Apple said today orders for the iPhone 5 topped two million units in the first 24 hours.

Apple dropped using Google’s applications including Google Maps and YouTube because Google’s Android software helps other smartphone producers to compete with Apple…

read more at Bloomberg

iPhone 5 & Samsung Galaxy SIII

Recently, Apple revealed the latest — and in its words the greatest — version of the iPhone: iPhone 5. The competition is – and has always been – huge between Samsung Galaxy and iPhone. And though Samsung lost the patent battle against Apple, but it doesn’t mean they quieted down.

In a new ad shown to Mashable that will start running in various national and regional papers on Sunday, Samsung – the Korean electronics giant – has stacked the specs of its Galaxy S III smartphone against the newly-announced iPhone 5.

The tagline of the ad: It doesn’t take a genius.

Obviously, Galaxy S III has a much longer list of features than the iPhone 5, and its main advantages over the iPhone are HD resolution, RAM and Talk Time, + NFC (near-field communications) technology, which is not included in the iPhone 5.

Also, pay attention to the last feature of the iPhone 5 – a totally different plug – it’s the key feature and the main advantage of the new iPhone 5.

iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S III

source: Mashable

Google Voice Search: 13 New Languages

Speak your queries instead of typing using Voice Search…

You  can type phrases fast, but you can say them even faster—and when on the go, speed is what we’re looking for. With Voice Search, you can speak into your phone to get search results quickly and easily.

Voice Search is already available in 29 languages, and today, Google’s bringing support to 13 new languages for Android users — bringing the total to 42 languages and accents in 46 countries.

In fact, 100 million new speakers can use Voice Search now, with the addition of:

  • Basque
  • Bulgarian
  • Catalan
  • European Portuguese
  • Finnish
  • Galician
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Norwegian
  • Romanian
  • Serbian
  • Slovak
  • Swedish

This update has already started to roll out, and will continue to do so over the course of the next week… Read more at Official Google Blog

Facebook Fake Accounts: 83 million

According to Facebook Q2 2012 Earnings Report, the social media giant updated some figures. Well, you won’t see any $ or financial data, we’ll take a look at Facebook users and accounts:

Impressive chart…

In 2 years (Q2 2010 – Q2 2012) Facebook Users reach 955 million from 482 million. The growth is  473 million in 2 years. Let’s see how many users in average have been registered on Facebook:

However, let’s have a look at this quarter’s performance:

Facebook User Statistics 2012

Pretty nice figures… 11.3% change in Mobile MUAs, it seems like ‘Facebook is going to become a mobile company‘ however, analysts say ‘Facebook will disappear by 2020.‘ Well, time will show..

Now, out of that 955 million user accounts a total of 8.7% or 83 million accounts on the network are ‘fake’. And, of that 8.7% there are duplicate accounts (4.8% – 46 million), user-misclassified accounts (2.4% – 23 million) and undesirable (spam) accounts (1.5%  -14 million).

Facebook Fake Accounts

83 million fake accounts, by the way, Germany’s population is almost the same…

In March 2012, Facebook claimed about 5% to 6% of its accounts (or 40.3 million to 50.7 million) were fake. So, more than 30 million ‘new fake’ accounts are out there. However, the company also says it bans at least 20,000 accounts daily and estimates about 600,000 accounts per day are compromised. So, according to the latest figures, Facebook’s 955 million active users would reach  872 million.

Yes, time will show…

Proper SEO = Higher PROFIT

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization and in short it is the process of getting more ‘organic‘ or ‘unpaid‘ traffic and higher rankings on search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo etc. It considers how search engines work, what are their main criteria. So let’s discuss how it works.

Proper SEO

Say I am searching for ‘electronic cigarettes’ on the web, for example on Google. In this case ‘electronic cigarettes’ is the keyword and ‘Google’ is the search engine. When I type the keyword on Google’s search bar and hit the enter, it returns an endless list of webpages, images and videos etc corresponding to my keyword. Each of the results surely contains my keyword and I can open each one to find what I am really looking for. The chances certainly are much higher that I will choose a website on the first, second or third page than on the 10th or 200th.

Search engine optimization is managed to increase the visibility of the website in these search results and get more traffic. If you manage a proper SEO strategy, it will increase your website visibility and your website will appear on the first search engine result pages, you will get more traffic, more potential clients and more sales. This means you increase your profit.

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This is the right place to promote your website and get the best SEO results within the shortest possible time period.

At SEO Century we analyze what we do and do what we analyze.

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