Gaurav Tiwari

Excellent Reader, Good Orator and Bad Writer. Talk about WordPress, PHP and Mathematics. I develop & design web applications that are visually brilliant and mass-friendly. I can also design stunning graphics to support my web-apps & amazing logos to amaze people. I have worked with several companies & individuals to deliver satisfactory results.

Books, Education, Learning

Be Smarter and Nicer by Reading Literature

There has recently been speculation that reading has no discernible benefit to the human mind. This challenges the conventional thinking that reading makes us smarter. However, evidence shows that reading does have a positive effect on our brains. Not only does it make us smarter it can also make us nicer people.

Fiction books make us more emphatic

Several studies performed over the years showed that those of us who read fiction have much better-developed abilities. Understanding and empathy are two of the key traits discovered. The research also acknowledged that some people are naturally more empathetic than others. Fiction is a genre that consists of stories; these stories are related to people, their relationships and their mental states. That being said, fiction books could make us more emphatic. A separate study that monitored children attempted to find a link about the genre and their perceptions. It was found that those who read fiction had keener perception skills, particularly when judging other people’s intentions.

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Blogging Tips & Tricks, Internet Marketing, Money Making

How to Start Internet Marketing with a single website?

Who doesn’t want to earn money? Who won’t especially if the money comes sitting next to your laptop or computer? Online Money making is a sweet addiction that gets hold of every e-user sooner or later. This money-making process is somewhat very challenging in the beginning but once you start to figure out the what-to and what-not-to’s, things get easier. For pro-marketers, it becomes a child’s play. Just type and engage with the valued stuffs and see the money flowing to your pockets. In this article, I’ll be guiding you on the basics of Internet marketing.

What is Internet marketing?

The word INTERNET MARKETING simply suggests that it is all about marketing stuffs on internet. The specific meaning of the term is no different from the former. However, some specialists think that e-commerce & some other online services, despite being done on internet, don’t come under internet marketing. In e-commerce you sell physical & virtual goods for money while some online services like web development & design, are hard-earned money for your time and work.

An average person can understand the term Internet marketing by the process of earning money by selling content & links to readers and clients. Following deeds are the most popular Internet marketing things:

  • Affiliate Marketing
    Affiliated Marketing includes consumer repulsion to external sites (mainly shopping sites like Amazon, Myntra, Flipkart, Themeforest, Creative Market etc) using several conversion techniques.
  • Email Marketing
    In email marketing, readers are converted into customers using mail lists.
  • Sponsored Posting
    Promoting services and products (but not selling them) using targeted blog posts.
  • Selling Backlinks
    Selling periodic external backlinks from authoritative sites.
  • Advertising / Pay per Click Programs
    Showing text and banner ads using your own or Adsense/infolinks/chitika like ad-serving agencies.
  • Visitors Referring
    Sending visitors to external sites using links from various parts of your site.
  • Forum Posting
    Getting paid for posting to popular forums for someone else.
  • Selling Facebook Likes
  • Social Network Marketing
  • Premium Support
  • e-seminars
    Internet Marketing is being tougher by time. Everyone, who has a blog, a webpage or even a Facebook page is into marketing online. They are making the internet an extremely competitive place day by day. In order to be a successful marketer, you must choose a market you’re best at. Any wrong selection may make you lose your investment and you will have to start from scratch every time.

How to choose a good market?

One of the hardest things you’ll ever do is the choice of a favorable market. You should ask many questions about the market you are going to join. For example:

  • Have I enough time for this?
  • Is it of low competition?
  • Has it many searches?
  • Do I know a lot about it, and, love it?
  • Will I be every bore about this market? How long will my passion continue?
  • Is this market ever going to lose in future?

After you know the answers and satisfied with your selection, you can start Internet marketing. You choice can be very broad or very specific. For example, if you love shopping clothes at Myntra.com and have some affiliated Myntra coupons, you can start a coupon sharing portal to share Myntra Promo codes. This will profit both you and your readers. You will earn handy affiliated money and your readers will save money on their purchases thanks to you.  But before you really start to do so, you must look on your website or blog on which you’re planning to build your money-empire. You need to prepare your site for better exposure and trust.

How to ready your blog/website for Internet marketing?

There are some rules you must follow to build a perfectly affiliated website.

  1. Get a domain name reflecting your market & marketing skills.
  2. Customize your site for better and conversion ready look.
  3. Do proper keyword research.
  4. Learn SEO. Do SEO.
  5. Win Google’s trust.
  6. Track Google algorithm changes.
  7. Write regularly.
  8. Allow track-backs & comments.
  9. Link to similar websites.
  10. Exchange links with authority websites.
  11. Track readers.
  12. Allow RSS & Email subscriptions.

Challenges

Internet marketing is only as hard as you make it to be. With unlimited possibilities, Internet marketing turns easier once you become familiar with it. If you are willing to be an Internet marketer, start as soon as possible. Because the Internet (especially Google) changes every night and the rules are not always the same. The faster you learn the best marketing techniques and tools now, the easier it will be for you once they change and start to become more complicated.

Education, Learning

Best Commerce Colleges in India

Recently commerce & economics courses have seen rapid growths in numbers of both the students and colleges. With more than a hundred types of courses and thousands of colleges, B. COM. and M. COM. may show promising careers. But you must be alert and aware about the commerce college and course you’re going to choose after your 10+2 (and graduation). In this post, we will be ranking the 10 best commerce colleges out of all those thousands this & that colleges.

Top 10 Commerce Colleges in India

#1. Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi

srcc

SRCC, Delhi is a commerce college of Delhi University offering commerce focused education. It was established in 1926 in North Campus of Delhi University. We rated it undoubtedly the best commerce college of India. Shri Ram College offers various Honors courses in commerce & related subjects. This should be your first choice of college if you’re willing to be a commerce graduate with a bright future. SRCC has given top talents to the country.

ADDRESS: North Campus, University of Delhi, Guru Teg Bahadur Marg, Maurice Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110007

WEBSITE: www.srcc.edu

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Education, Learning

Best Arts Colleges in India

Higher Education is not just a class or standard of education, but it is also a way to enhance student’s efficiency & value to the society and self. Being at the top of the education system, higher education invests valuable scholars to the society. After finishing senior secondary education, one must pick the best possible institute for higher studies. India has a huge student base, all trying to do better than others. There is clearly a race among students of different specifications. Engineering, BBA/MBA & medical like courses may be on top for the moment, but regular humanity & arts courses are no longer behind. With growing demand of highly efficient employees from diverse areas of education, there is a need of choosing not just a valuable course but also a valuable college. A highly valued college can help you get a high-valued job. But a wrong selection can equally spoil your future. In this series of four back to back articles, we shall be analyzing and listing India’s top colleges from Arts, Commerce, Hotel Management and Mass Communication. Whilst the opinions are of our editorial panel, these lists are motivated from different independent surveys done by India Today, Times of India, The Hindu and The Outlook. Our main focus has been to provide you a better and trusted list of best institutions all across the country. This list doesn’t cover institutions which are limited to distance learning or a gender or a category.

Top 10 Arts Colleges in India

In the first index, we shall be analyzing the 10 best arts colleges in India. We have calculated a college’s performance by its track record, placements, quality of teaching, infrastructure and other major points.

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Image Galleries, Leisure

My 2015 Holi Photo Gallery

Holi is the only festival my friend circle waits for. On this day we get together, share colors, jokes and thoughts. On this day, we gather at one decided place from all corners of India. This year’s Holi was another such astounding day – full of colors, fun, and what best, the friends. This time we did the regular yet relatively shorter tour of our village. Lacking the presence of Suryakantwe weren’t as joyed as earlier Holi. But still we managed to do better club-colorings.

With mobile phones in hand, when we finished the day – we had plenty of photographs. This Holi photo gallery displays some of the finest picture moments we had.

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Android, Blogging Tips & Tricks, Smartphones and Mobile Apps

10 Awesome Android Apps for Pro-bloggers

Without any doubt, Android is world’s most popular mobile operating system. Sponsored by Google, this OS has already spread its roots from casual users to hardcore code-maniacs. Bloggers and pro-bloggers are no exception. It’s highly likely to have at least one android device for any blogger who calls him/her a blogging professional. Blogging app choices for Android are fairly limited if compared to desktop counterparts. However if used in a proper combination, an android device can be proved nearly as useful as web/desktop apps are. This awesome article features 10 awesome Android apps which can be used to make your blogging life easier and even more automated. In short, this list conveys almost everything a pro-blogger will ever need while writing a blog post.

0. Official applications

official android applications for blogger wordpress tumblr

Official applications are the first choice if one is looking for a full-featured tool for a platform specific blog. WordPress/WordPress.com, Blogger, Tumblr – all major blogging platforms offer official android apps for casual writing and editing. All these vary in both features and user interface but are similarly useful in doing on the go blogging.

Some applications like WordPress App for android, offer real time statistics, visual editing and one-touch media-upload. While others, like Blogger app for android, are just deemed to be editors.

WordPress app for Android

Blogger app for Android

Tumblr app for Android

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Books

5 Fiction books that are must read in 2015

Reading is one of the best ways of escaping reality and creating your own imaginary universe, at least for a couple of hours. Out of the numerous literary and non-literary genres available, the category that involves fiction is the most liberating. Why? Well, probably because it’s not real, at least not entirely. Fiction books are incredible because at the root of the main plot, there always has to be some sort of truth, and that’s even more fascinating. Here are 5 incredible fiction books that you cannot miss out on this 2015.

1. “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty

From the bestselling author of The Husband’s Secret

big little liesIf you haven’t had a chance to check out “Big Little Lies” in 2014, when it was released, you should do it right now. The novel is centered on the lifestyles of 3 mothers from a peaceful Australian suburb. They all have kids and in appearance, their lives are perfect. But what happens when one of the main characters is murdered? Between abusive husbands, cheating wives and school bullies, “Big Little Lies” tries to emphasize that sometimes the most innocent lies can have the greatest impact on people. What to know who the killer is? Liane Moriarty’s book is fascinating, fun to read, and a bit disturbing, but in a good way.

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Blogging Tips & Tricks, Internet Marketing, Web Design

5 Great Conversion Ready Landing Pages

Ever wondered what went wrong, as you planned & worked hard to optimize your website in every aspect of web designing & SEO. But the conversion rate now you notice is nothing compared to the things you put together in your plan. Go to your site stats and check how many pages at average does a unique visitor view? 1 or 2 or more? If the number is less than 2, then your site has a really bad conversion ratio. This amount of views per visitor means that your visitors just enter, and… leave! What? But why do they go away? You say, you have everything a consumer will need. Then why aren’t people clicking through?

Think again. Your content may be the best, but it’s worth nothing until it’s easily accessible & click friendly. No matter what your visitors come looking for, your first aim should be to make your website interactive enough to stick them in different engagements.

How can more conversion be achieved?

There isn’t a single answer to this question. There are several elements that affect clicks & engagement. Reports tell that if properly designed, 45% readers landing on an internal page of your website, always return to your homepage. There, on the homepage, you can engage them in other site activities by showing a perfect homepage. A perfect homepage, also called landing page in internet marketing, can convert your reader into a subscriber or even a buyer.

Creating a landing page, is actually even more challenging than pulling traffic to it. A landing page must be clean, fast loading and conversion ready with productive action elements (buttons, links, forms etc.). You can design the landing page anyway you want, but make sure to focus on just one-thing: conversion.

According to Nick Carson

There are plenty of rules and principles of great design but when it comes to a website’s landing page, it is almost an exact science. It’s about ‘conversion-centered design’, or using the design of the landing page to persuade a user towards a particular action.

Very true! But as we said, there’s no single way to achieve a better level of conversion friendliness. How can just one example show the ways to boost conversion? There are hundreds of ideal examples on internet with which you can learn & get inspired.

In this special post, we’ll quickly go through some great landing pages. They may be new to you, but these are the sites I’ve been inspired for a long. Let’s pick our favorites.

5. Buffer

…easing with halves.

buffer landing page template

Buffer is a sharing tool for multiple social networks, including Facebook & Twitter. With an image on left with big call to action and sign-in buttons on right, bufferapp.com is an ideal example for those who are willing to boost their user base. Not just social sign-ins but signing-in with email is equally easy. As sign-in & register pages are the same,  visitors don’t need to look for an extra page for different conversions. Just enter your details, tap either of login or sign-up & you are ready to.

4. rdio

…eye candy!

rdio.com page landing

rdio.com is a free ad-supported music streaming service working in all major countries. rdio’s candid graphics & huge calls to action are sufficient to make you an rdio lover. A slide-out menu is always there for curious visitors.

3. Coupon Machine

… land to the roots.


Get Latest Offers And Discount Coupons couponmachine

If properly designed, content focused websites can be exceptionally conversion ready too. The prime examples, YouTube and Wikipedia like websites have preferred content over creativity.

Coupon Machine is coupon collecting web portal which recently got my attention with its newly introduced flat design & click ready blocks. One of its own kind, coupon machine is another example of how effective regular web designs can be.

With proper call-out elements, Coupon Machine invites you to click on the buttons. And once you click on one, you see the coupon code you were looking for. But wait, affiliated shop’s web-page also opens in next tab. That’s one effective engagement technique commercial webmasters are aggressively trying now-a-days.

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Blogging Tips & Tricks, Leisure

#ThankYou2014

thank you 20142014 was an amazing year for me. Things didn’t went that wrong, like they did in 2013 and year before that. Both my online and offline lives went smooth. This post is a summary of things I did/learned in 2014. It has primarily a personal approach and doesn’t intend to force any show-off to readers.

2013 : Learning with troubles

2013 had ended up with a disturbing half when my INSPIRE scholarship was discontinued, due to some unknown reasons. God knows why are there corrupt and careless people in the center of Indian Government. Nevertheless, all was for good. I found a more convenient & easier way of earning money. I started selling backlinks. And to do so, I needed to move off WordPress.com free hosting due to their strict linking rules. In September 2013I switched to GoDaddy Unlimited from WordPress.com to enjoy freedom. Self Hosted WordPress wasn’t a new tool for me as I (as a team) had already been operating Symbian-Developers.net for years on WordPress.org software. But then came the real trouble from the other end. GoDaddy was very slow & my sites went offline often with HTTP errors. I tried to ask for a refund and they made it for faster & more resourceful for one month or so. After two months of hosting purchase, I again started getting trouble with site load time and unexpected HTTP errors. On support desk, GoDaddy.com people told me to use better caching & cloudflare optimization network. December was the month of goodness— I switched to cloudflare, sold couple of backlinks and found new sponsored articles. My site had almost 0% downtimes, and I was feeling a lot better  & more focused.

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Integral Equations, Study Notes

Solving Integral Equations (4) : Integral Equations into Differential Equations

Introduction

In earlier parts we discussed about the basics of integral equations and how they can be derived from ordinary differential equations. In second part, we also solved a linear integral equation using trial method. Now we are in a situation from where main job of solving Integral Equations can be started. But before we go ahead to that mission, it will be better to learn how can integral equations be converted into differential equations.

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Web Design

Four Essential Tests you should apply on your Newly created Websites

If there was only one single piece of advice we could give you for building and launching your new website, it would be this:

Take nothing for granted.

Just because something should look, or function, a certain way, that doesn’t mean it’s always going to. Just because my site looks a million dollars when viewed on Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, that doesn’t mean Internet Explorer is going to load it the same way. Nor we should assume that just because we find it easy to log on to my site and use all its features, doesn’t mean my customers are going to enjoy the same way. Perhaps they naturally navigate the site in a way we hadn’t thought of, or come up stuck at a point we assumed would be pretty straight forward.