Verify Your Blog by Norton SafeWeb

If you are a blogger or webmaster then do not forget to verify your blog from Norton Safeweb for better security and users experience. In this article, we have provided a detailed tutorial on how to verify a blog or website by Norton Websafe. So let us start with this: Windows Live Writer- Best Offline Blogging Application.

What is Norton Safeweb?

Before starting this tutorial to verify your site from Norton SafeWeb, you may think what is it!! So, I would like to tell you that Norton SafeWeb is a service from Symantec, which provides a safe environment for online internet users by giving a report to users of whether a site is safe to surf or not. If any site has a security issue or contains malwares and viruses, then it warns users about it.

For webmasters and site-owners in their words “site report is a great resource to help you identify and resolve security issues for users of your Web site. Our expert analysis may find security issues with your Web site that you were not aware of. You may also learn more about the experiences of your site’s visitors by reading the community site reviews.” In simple words, for site owners, this service helps them to detect any security issues or problems which they wre aware of till now. If your site has any security issues to its users then you site owners can correct them and resubmit their site for evaluation by Norton Safeweb. How to check a link is Do-follow or No-follow?

Steps to verify your site by Norton SafeWeb:

  1. First of all Sign-up for an account on the official site of Norton. Here is the link for Sign Up Page.
  2. After, signing up an account in Norton Safeweb, go to this link (https://safeweb.norton.com/site_dispute) and click on “Add site” link below your user profile.
  3. When you click on “Add site”, a pop up window will open and it will ask for protocol ( http or https) and link of your site . Most of the normal sites have ‘http’ protocol, so do not confuse at the time of choosing a protocol. If you select wrong protocol of your site then it may create problems at the time of verification of your site.
  4. After adding your site, next step is to verify your website. There are three methods for verification of a site in Norton SafeWeb, in first one you can verify your site by adding a meta tag (which will provided by Norton safeWeb as shown in below image) at your homepage in header section just above the body. In second method, if you are unable to verify it by meta tag then you can pate some keywords at homepage of your site. The last way for verifying a site is by uploading a HTML file to root directory of your site.
  5. If you put a meta tag at wrong position then a pop window will open saying they are unable to verify your site, so if you are verifying your site by placing meta tag than make sure to place it at right position. For WP blogs, to add meta tags you can go to Dashboard >> Appearanc >> Editor >> Header and paste your meta tag in header section just above the body. How to add a Gravatar (Admin image) in WordPress

Now you are done. Within a week or it may take more days, you will the report of your site whether it is safe to surf or not. In case yourv site is found unsafe for normal surfing then you can correct the security issues and resubmit your site for getting a fresh report.

Windows Live Writer- Best Offline Blogging Application

Today in this article i am going to provide review of Windows Live Writer, which is a very good blogging software if you want to write your posts in offline mode. If you never heard about Windows live Writer before, then this article is very helpful for you. Read the detailed review of windows Live writer – a product by Microsoft below. :)

What is Windows Live Writer?

If you do not know, about Windows Live Writer or you are hearing about it first time, then don’t need to wonder about it. It is very famous software for Bloggers to write their articles from their Desktop and customize them effectively with a number of features provided by Windows Live Writer without connecting to internet. It means in Windows Live Writer, you can write your post and save them when you works offline, and when your article gets ready to publish finally, then through Windows Live Writer you can post to your Blog within seconds. Moreover, windows Live Writer saves your time as it provides you an option to write and edit your blog’s post offline. So. you do not need to connect to an Internet connection all the time.

Features of windows Live Writer

Windows Live Writer provides you to work offline , if you have Blogspot, WordPress, Typepad, Windows Live Spaces, Share Point Blog and many other blogging platforms. The best thing about Windows Live Writer is that, this software is made by Microsoft and it is totally free to use if you have Windows Operating system installed on your PC.Windows Live Writer also features WYSIWYG and media editing, which provides a good user experience.

How to start with Windows Live writer

To start with windows Live writer right now, first of all download windows Live Writer from this linkWindows Live Writer. Windows Live Writer is currently available in two versions, first version is Windows Live Writer 2009 which is available for all to download, the second version of this software is Windows Live Writer, which is available to download to them only who have advanced version than windows XP, it means if you have Windows XP O.S. installed in your PC then you can not download it, in case you have Windows7 or other later versions of Windows then it is available to you for downloading. After downloading Windows Live writer follow these simple steps to get start with this amazing software.

  • When installation of Windows Live writer completes on your PC, then configure your blog to use this software. For this, firstly select your blogging platform, if you blog runs on WordPress or BlogSpot then select that, otherwise select the appropriate option as shown in below image. If you do not have a blog, then it allows you to create a blog at that moment only.
  • After selecting, the blogging platform, it will ask for Blog address, Username and its password to set up your blog into your Desktop for working in offline mode.
  •   It will take some minutes to download files from your blog and your current theme, as it will import all the settings and other scripts for better working.
  • After setting up the configuration of your blog, Windows live Writer will ask to select a nick name for this configured blog. You may leave as default which will include original blog name. Now you are ready to work with windows Live writer , if you host your blog in WordPress then you can also add a large number of live plugins to it.

Hope you will like this application from Microsoft, which provides you an offline option for writing your posts. You may also like to read How to check a link is Do-follow or No-followHow to add a Gravatar (Admin image) in WordPress and How to Transfer a Blog from WordPress to Blogspot.

How to check a link is Do-follow or No-follow?

Read this article to know, how to check a link is whether do-follow or no-follow. As many new bloggers and webmasters don’t know this, so through this post you can easily check the type of link.

I have found many new bloggers and webmasters, who keep on asking about ‘how to check a link is with do-follow attribute or no-follow attribute.’ So, in this article I have provided a very simple and easy method to check a do-follow and no-follow links.

Also read How to add a Gravatar (Admin image) in WordPress and How to Transfer a Blog from WordPress to Blogspot.

What is Do-follow link

For novice bloggers or those who are not familiar with the term do-follow and no-follow, can ask such a silly question. So, for them I would like to tell that do-follow is a link or backlink within a web page which is instructed to search engines and robots to crawl and follow. So, if a link is do-follow, then search engines are instructed or ordered to crawl that link and visit the link for deeper indexing of webpage.

What is No-follow link

No-follow link is very opposite to the do-follow link. If a link is not a do-follow, then it means it must be a no-follow. In ‘no-follow’ links, search engines are instructed to exclude the link from crawling.

How to code Do-follow and No-follow links

Coding a do-follow or no-follow link is very easy and simple. For this, you don’t need to be a programmer or great tech savvy. Just learn the following attributes and you are done. Here, I will elaborate it with an example.

1. For do-follow backlinks:
< a href = ”www.technologyimpulse.com” rel=”dofollow”>

2. For No-follow Backlinks
a href= ”www.technologyimpulse.com” rel=”nofollow”

Also read Top 3 Plugins to Display Author Bio Box.

How to Check whether a link is Do-follow or No-follow

To check whether a link is is do-follow or no-follow, is very much easy and any one can do it without any confusion. For this purpose, first of all download an add on in your Mozilla Firefox web browser whose name is “No follow”. Just download “No follow” add-on in your Firefox from here and install it in your browser. After installing it, re-start Firefox web browser and go to any website or webpage, where you can find a large number of links. Now, to check whether a link is no-follow or do-follow, just right and tick on “No follow” add on by clicking on it. You can also enable it by clicking on “Tools >> No follow” in your Mozilla Firefox web browser.

Now, you can easily notice, some of the links are shown with blue colour while others are shown with orange or red colour.The blue colour links are do-follow links while other i.e., red colour links are no-follow.

How to add a Gravatar (Admin image) in WordPress

If you are a new WordPress blogger then you may be interested to add a custom gravatar (profile pic) replacing the default logo of WordPress site. So read this post, to how to change the default WordPress logo from your WordPress profile and add a new image of your choice replacing the default one. How to Transfer a Blog from WordPress to Blogspot.

To add a gravatar follow these simple steps below :

1. First of all go to www.gravatar.com and register a new account there. To register a new account here, you firstly need to enter your email id as shown in below image.

2. After that, it will send a confirmation mail to your e-mail id, got your inbox and open your mail from Gravatar, now click on the link sent by Gravatar on your mail to verify your e-mail address. It will redirect you to the official site of Gravatar.

3. Now you have to Sign – Up for Gravatar.com after confirming your e-mail address. To sign up enter your desirable username (it can’t be changed later, so enter wisely) which should be in small letters, then enter password for Gravatar account of your choice. Top 3 Plugins to Display Author Bio Box.

4. After  Signing up an account at Gravatar.com, now you are ready to add Gravatar or your image of your choice, the default gravatar for any user is WordPress’s logo. Now, go to My Account at right corner of your screen and click on that, it will open a drop – down Menu as shown in below image.

5. Now in this drop-down Menu, click on “Add an Email Address” and go to its page to add the email address which you have entered in your WordPress profile (in user profile section), as i would like to tell you that the whole working of Gravatar is based on your e-mail address, whenever you will enter this e-mail address at comments in other sites or anywhere else then this Gravatar or image of your would be shown. In case you enter other email address at the time of commenting to other blogs, then it will show only default gravatar as it only works with e-mail address.

6. After, adding your e-mail address, now the last step is that add any pic or image of your choice, which you want to show to others as a Gravatar, by again going to My Account >> add an image. Just chose your image from your computer’s hard disk drive or Internet and upload there. After uploading, it will ask to crop the image for Gravatar purpose, so crop it and save it. Now Pinterest Is Open for All without Invitation.

Congratulations!! Now, the Gravatar for your profile is ready, which will be shown on all the websites, if you enter correct e-mail address. You can also use, Author Bio plugin in your WordPress.org blog, which will show an Author box in each post at bottom position showing your image and your description, as you can see here in my blog :) .