Here at ShoutMeLoud, I sell few e-books (Free + Paid) & plugins. I use Mac OS, as it’s more secure than Windows. Needless to say, I’m little paranoid about security. I ensure my system remains safe by using inbuilt Mac Firewall & stay away from downloading files from unreliable sources. Getting back to why I ended up searching for online virus scanner: ShoutMeLoud free WordPress Guide eBook has been downloaded more than 5000 times and in the past 2 months, I received 2 emails saying that their antivirus software (Avast to be precise) disabled the file access. Here is the email that I received: This was something unlikely to happen & I started digging more into this issue. The very first step was to check if the file is infected or not. (Do read the second section to learn about virus false positive detection). My requirement was simple, as I needed one tool that could check the database of all popular antiviruses & detect any viruses, worms, trojans or … [Read more...] about How To Check Virus Online By Uploading File?
Let me start this post by asking a simple question: How many of you use local HDD or such local storage to store your data? Have you ever thought of leveraging the power of free online data storage sites to store your data and get the freedom of accessing it anywhere. If you have not been using cloud storage feature of many free services, you are running a step behind with the latest technology. In this article, we will learn about some of the free and best available options in the market for everyone. Many of you having lots of data and one of the biggest problem is how to keep them safe. Keeping your data a backup HDD is a good idea, but again we never know how and when our HDD can crash. Recovering a crashed Hard disk is not tough but the guarantee of 100% data retrieval is not guaranteed. Same is the limitation with other backup solutions like pen drive, Flash drive and so on. Some online file storage services offer space on a per-gigabyte basis. Usually, some websites will charge … [Read more...] about Free Online Cloud Data Storage Sites: Prevent Data Loss
The admin gets a free high-quality post, and the guest author gets visibility on new turf. Here at ShoutMeLoud, we have already discussed how to create a WordPress blog for guest posting. Now, you’ll need something that can help you manage these guest posts. There are many WordPress plugins out there which will help you automate, or make guest posting easier on your blog. When I say automate, it doesn’t mean that the guest post will be automatically published, it means that the plugins will help you streamline the guest blogging process. Here’s an example of that streamlined process: When somebody submits a post, the editor gets a notification. When a post is rejected, the submitter gets a notification along with the editor’s notes. Here I will be talking about four such plugins that are useful for guest blogging-enabled WordPress blogs. Best Guest Blogging Plugins for WordPress 1. WP User Frontend PRO This one plugin will help you tackle the biggest … [Read more...] about 4 Useful WordPress Guest Blogging Plugins
Images helps a lot in driving traffic to your blog. We already discussed 4 ways how images enhance your blog. Few days back we also informed Google started ranking website based on speed and images plays a great role in increasing or decreasing page load time. In this post we will talk about how you can compress and resize any images with softwares and that will help you to optimize your website. If you are on WordPress, you can also use Shortpixels plugin. It is a big need to compress and resize images for blogs and websites. Photoshop is the easy tool for resizing an image but it is not a good tool to compress an image. Compressor of photoshop is not so much effective. And it can not maintain the image quality with compression after a certain limit . Suppose we create a header design for our blog with adobe illustrator and its size is 990/200 px . When we import it to jpg format we find its size approx 300 kb on 150 dpi resolution .Now we try to compress this image with illustrator … [Read more...] about 3 Softwares to Compress and Resize Images for your blog
For those who are not aware, “readability” is one of those signals which Google uses for ranking your site. A poor readability level is something I suggest you always avoid. What is Readability Level? Readability has different meanings, but let me put it into blogging terms: It’s the “easy-ness” of reading an article. According to Wikipedia: Readability is the ease in which text can be read and understood. Various factors to measure readability have been used, such as “speed of perception,” “perceptibility at a distance,” “perceptibility in peripheral vision,” “visibility,” “the reflex blink technique,” “rate of work” (e.g., speed of reading), “eye movements,” and “fatigue in reading.” There are many ways to calculate readability levels of text and online articles. Here are some of the most commonly used readability measurements: Flesch Reading Ease … [Read more...] about Readability for SEO: Online Readability Calculators