Despite concerns about the pervasiveness of toxicity in gaming, most gamers are not toxic. Outside of extremely social MMOs, I suspect most people probably just play their games peacefully in their own little bubble and don’t really interact much with other players at all, either negatively or positively. Ever run a PUG five-man in World of Warcraft? Yeah, most people are just playing along, not making a big effort to socialize, just teaming up when they have to, answering when spoken to but not going beyond. I’m not judging anybody for this, mind you; if you’ve been playing online games for over two decades as some gamers have, you can kinda see why the shine of being everybody’s friend 24-7 has worn off. And then, I hear stories like this one. Game dev @MotleyGrue recently tweeted, “There’s a kid across the road who clearly plays Overwatch with his window open. You can hear him calling strats down the block. Thing is, he’s totally … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: Do you make an effort to be positive and friendly in MMORPGs?
In the video game world, rarely are things stagnant. Meaning, people come and people go when it comes to developers and publishers, it’s just the natural order of things. Yet, when someone gets promoted, fired, transferred, or just plain leaves, we tend to take notice. Thankfully, for Naughty Dog at least, the news is rather positive, as several members of the staff have been promoted to new positions. This was all outlined in a special post on their website, here’s the highlights. First up, Neil Druckmann has gotten a promotion in a big way: In recognition of his expanded role, contributing on critical, studio level decisions, Neil Druckmann is now Vice President of Naughty Dog. He’s been a vital part of the management team for some time now, and we’re proud to formally acknowledge his involvement. In addition to his new position, Neil will continue as the Creative Director on The Last of Us Part II. It’s good to hear that Neil will still be on Last of … [Read more...] about Naughty Dog Promotes Key People To Key Positions
Just ranking for a Keyword on the first page of Google doesn’t mean that you are getting most out of it, as the real competition is on what position you are ranking. There are softwares like Free Keyword monitor or Keyword position checkers which will help you to check what position you are ranking at and work on improving on it. According to the latest study by chitika , the first search result clicks receives twice the second, and three times the third. According to data gathered in searches of Google, the first results received for 35% of clicks, the second on 17% and third 12%. But above all that the biggest leap of visits to appear from the first page results to the second. The pages at #10, the end of the first page of results, gets 143% more visits than the first result of the second page #11. Obviously these data confirm something we’ve known throughout the years, SEO Rules!! and why is it important must be at the top of the web search results. Now … [Read more...] about How Google SERP Position Affects Your Blog Traffic
One important aspect of search engine optimization is to keep a track of Keyword ranking. When ever we talk about building backlinks by any method, let it be blog commenting, guest posting or article directory submission, the target is to increase ranking of particular keyword. Most of e-commerce websites or service portal, tries to rank for keyword for main domain but for a blog like yours or mine, it’s important to track keyword ranking for individual pages and then work on building backlinks to that particular post with targeted keyword. Now most common question is how to find Keywords you are ranking for? How to see your current position and keep a track of it. There are many paid tools for the same, but in this post I’m talking about one free tool which I have been using from long time and it works like charm. More over, most of my guest posting strategy is based on result from this tool. Once I check any particular keyword which I’m targeting is on the 1st or … [Read more...] about Find Keyword Position in Google
Google recommends best practices and guidelines to webmasters in their support center and have also crafted an SEO Starter Guide. So, I’m going to explore Google’s Webmaster Guidelines and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) starter guide for you. Note: If you’re displaying Google AdSense ads on your website then I also suggest you to check out their AdSense Program Policies. AdSense publishers are required to adhere to the Google Webmaster Guidelines as well. Wait, if you still don’t know how Google Search works… Google Webmaster Guidelines: Do This, Not That! Once your website is ready, submit the URL to Google for inclusion in Google’s index and submit a Sitemap via Google Webmaster Tools which is the only way to submit a website to Google directly. Make pages primarily for users, not for search engines. Design & Content Guidelines Do write high quality content and give the visitors what they’re looking for. Do link to other sites as … [Read more...] about Everything You Need To Know