Monday, June 18, 2012

Facebbok Has Been Forced To Charity Of $10M For Violating Users' Rights By US Court

Facebook Incorporation has agreed to pay $10 million to charity to settle a lawsuit that accused the site of violating users'rights to control the use of their own names,photographs and likenesses,according to court documents made public over the weekend.Here the story of Facebbok Has Been Forced To Charity Of $10M For Violating Users' Rights By US Court.

The case in U.S. District Court,Northern District of California is Angel Fraley et al., individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated vs. Facebook Inc. ,11-cv-1726.The lawsuit,brought by five Facebook members, alleged the social networking site violated California law by publicizing users' "likes" of certain advertisers on its "Sponsored Stories" feature without paying them or giving them a way to opt out, the documents said.A "Sponsored Story" is an advertisement that appears on a member's Facebook page and generally consists of another friend's name, profile picture and an assertion that the person "likes" the advertiser.
The settlement was reached last month but made public this weekend.Facebook declined to comment on Saturday.The proposed class-action lawsuit,filed in federal court in San Jose, California,could have included nearly one of every three Americans,with billions of dollars in damages,according to previous court documents.In the lawsuit,Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg was quoted as saying that a trusted referral was the "Holy Grail" of advertising.In addition,the lawsuit cited comments from Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg,saying that the value of a "Sponsored Story" advertisement was at least twice and up to three times the value of a standard ad without a friend endorsement.U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh said the plaintiffs had shown economic injury could occur through Facebook's use of their names, photographs and likenesses.California has long recognized a right to protect one's name and likeness against appropriation by others for their advantage,"Koh wrote.The settlement arrangement is known as a cy-pres settlement, meaning the settlement funds can go to charity.
Facebook shares closed at $30.01 on Friday, down 21 percent since the company's initial public offering last month.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Most Grossing Question By The Professional Bloggers Why Blog Does Not Make Money

One of the question that almost everyone starts asking after working hard for days and nights by writing tons of articles online.Why should your blog make money? Why should advertisers sponsor it? What have you got in your content that will provide potential return to advertisers ? Why should someone buy an ad spot on your blog? Are you receiving good page views? What is handsome traffic in numbers for you? Do you have readership power? How many people actually re-share your content? How active are your daily readers,do they shop online? Which country brings you a lot of traffic? Forget about PageRank,whats your Alexa? A lot of questions that can be asked from people who just stepped into blogging and all these questions have logical answers.I have observed new enthusiastic people rapidly turning their attention to this beautiful art of writing and earning online.Yes without any doubts,blogs do make money and they drive hell lot of traffic but if that is the case then why aren't everyone becoming a millionaire? The secret lies in a sensible traffic formula and understanding search engine optimization strategies,the sooner you know it,the better it gets.The most researched and asking question from bloggers that Why his Blog Makes No Money?

I am trying to reply the core question here. People everywhere around the world has realized the importance of education.Literacy rate is growing at an alarming rate producing brilliant authors every single second.Every good writer wants to turn his writing skills into cash.Some try their luck as freelancers whilst others in search of their own unique identity choose blogging as a long term goal.Netcraft,which is an Internet monitoring company,reported in 2007 that there were 106,875,138 Web sites with domain names and content on them in 2007, compared to just 18,000 Web sites in August 1995.Billions of webpages are published every day within 24 hours,making the competition online tougher every second.Can you expect to survive as a new content publisher amongst already existing giants? Yes you can! Internet traffic is like a hungry whale eating everything coming in its way.The only difference is that are you providing a smooth path for search engines to come and value what you publish? I guess I have asked enough questions,its time to solve some mysteries and bust some widely popular myths online.Most Grossing Question By The Professional Bloggers Why Blog Does Not Make Money.
Three Fundamental Tips To Succeed As Blogger
1)Patience and Dedication:-
The first lesson that I learnt in my school economic classes was that the success of a good businessman lies in investing power.Those who step into business today and expect profit in material form tomorrow,are the first to badly end their endeavors.Hopelessness and frustration accompany you when you expect a lot.Why should you receive tons of traffic daily when you have not invested at all? Pro bloggers that you hear of daily were lucky champs who started blogging 10 years ago.Every single blogging ICON today has written around thousands of quality articles online and these articles were a smart investment that today generates them revenue in hundreds of dollars via Ad impressions.You don't need to write 1000 of articles to reach a stable stage and work hard too much,what you need to do is answer the call of internet.Stick to your topic and don't deviate.Work hard for continuous six months and your targets should be the following:
Write at least one post per day.My personal recommendation would be 2-3 posts per day.Hire authors just like me if you cant do it alone. Write on social media to boost your traffic. Always write on latest updates related to social media networking sites and keep social media as a for granted part of your blog no matter what your niche may be.Keep track of updates related to your niche and provide readers with something new.Act like a journalist,hear it first and share it first.
Keep post length to a minimum of 500 words and post title limit to 65-70 characters
Post at a fixed time and don't just push the publish button anytime you want.Alexa Rank improves only when you fix your posting time. Keep note of every minute.Keep an interval of 7-13 minutes between your posts.Keep timing odd always.For improving PageRank do not waste time by commenting on every forum and blog,do Guest posting.There are several high PR blogs that accept guest posts.Search for the list of High PageRank blogs that accept guest posts.Keep Adsense away for six months! Adsense is useless when your traffic is less than 500 unique visitors/day.Add it only once you cross the stage#1 of blogging.Add social networking buttons on your blog,Add likebox,twiiter follow button and Google Plus sharing widgets on your blog. Keep your sidebar as clean as possible and wait and watch.The only motivation for you should be improved Alexa Rank daily.If your Alexa is not improving then you need to change your posting time.Post at midnights if you live in Asia.You must achieve 20-10K Alexa Rank Within this six months investing period.Remember you are investing in terms of patience and dedication.Apply SEO PACK to your blog,no matter you use Wordpress or blogger.
2)Learn and Keep exploring Skills:-
There is a difference between a normal essay writer,journalist and a blogger.The aim of blogger should not be to write well polished posts with high-fi vocab instead he should write well optimized posts using SEO techniques.Avoid use of strong English with idioms,complex phrases,clich├ęs,metaphors and instead adopt a simple and easy to understand style.Simple English is what that attracts both visitors and search engine robot hits.Learn baics of search engine optimization related to the platform you are using.Don't apply every SEO tip that you learn online.You must follow people who share tutorials related to the platform you are using.
3)Avoid the unavoidable:-
You need to understand the value of your time online.Every hour is precious in life and time turns productive only when you filter the obstacles.Do this to keep ideas flooding in your mind and in order to protect yourself from distraction.Delete your Facebook Account permanently and do not use any social media network as personal profile.Use them for blog promotion only.Today the first website I visit is my blog and lots of posts are waiting in queue to be published while back in the start of 2011,the first website I used to visit was Facebook and I would always find myself with no unique ideas in mind because I had become an addict who was always looking into personal lives of other people with no objective for his own life.The day I left Facebook,I discovered what true life is and how dreams could be turned into reality.Avoid listening to the tips shared by story tellers.Story tellers are people who are well established online and they always force you in accepting them as role models.These stereotype people online often pretend to be role models and give you a believe to trust them with everything they share.There tips to be honest often lack practicality.The reason behind their success is that they are well educated actors with accidental achievements in life.If you really want to push ahead then avoid the shortcuts that they provide.Whether they may be pro bloggers or Internet Marketers,they only aim at building their email lists in order to keep rolling their marketing strategies that keep fooling people the way they did you.Please read this article to open your eyes:5 Tips To Destroy your Blogging Career.Do not Display your subscriber or fan followers count unless you get at least 100 subscribers or 100 followers from any social media network you use.Low followers count often discourage new visitors from subscribing and thus readership to grow.Act like a professional and give an impression like you are not the only one running the blog. Avoid the word "I" and prefer using "We".Check your analytics report only once a week and not every day.Human mind is very sensitive.sometimes a drop in traffic often disturb a lot.Therefore in order to keep your mind fresh and away from distraction,you may check your website stats only once a week to see the result of your one week hard work. Daily checkup of stats will often distract your mind and can disappoint you too.Do not waste time commenting on blogs and forums unless you need help. In order to receive rich backlinks the best you can is to Write at most one quality guest post once or twice a month at a a well established blog that may accept guest posts.You don't need to be someone big in order to qualify for guest posting.As long as your guest post offers some value to Admin readers it will never be rejected.In order to qualify for guest post the best strategy is to keep its length as high as possible.Generally guest posts that share top20 tips,tech gadgets or tools are always accepted.Therefore write one good guest post daily to ensure build up backlinks at an early stage.
In short in order to make potential revenue out of your blog,you must keep posting daily.For a maximum boost in traffic and revenue writing two quality posts per day play wonders for bloggers are also bound to post at least once a day.When writing a new post think at least for 5 minutes to give your post a better optimized title and keep opening paragraph rich with keywords.Apply social media plugins to blog, answer readers regularly and write on latest updates.Nothing works like magic than sharing updates on social media and technology.I will be completing this series very soon.I just hope this ongoing help may prove beneficial to most of you.I am sharing my personal experiences and formulas here,sharing everything I learnt sop far.I hope this small effort from this little blog may educate newbie bloggers in a more correct way,guiding them to true webmaster strategies.Peace and blessings pals.
Guest Author Profile:-
Mohammad Mustafa Ahmedzai is a young Entrepreneur and Internet Marketer.He is a Professional Blogger,SEO Consultant & Web Developer,running a number of sites right from his Living Room.His most popular blog at My Blogger Tricks