Kumar Gauraw

Did you know that blogging is the best way to build your brand identity? It helps you, not just in reaching out to a maximum number of people, but it is also the most effective way to get your message out to the world. Everybody I talk to understands the value of blogging. But, the biggest challenge people have is finding time to actually do it. Starting a blog is one thing; staying consistent, and continuing to blog regularly, is another. That is where most people give up. In fact, I have seen blogs with good community fade away because the blogger couldn t keep up. I don t know  about you but I certainly find it overwhelming at times. There are days I just don t feel like writing and there are other times when I don t have time to write, even though I know what to write. I have been through phases where I wonder if I will be able to keep up with this responsibility. You Can Find Time For Blogging The good news is that I have been able to streamline the process for myself. Now I kno

Have you noticed a sudden increase in the number of hosting companies offering managed WordPress hosting service? Last week, I was approached by two of my good friends asking me to recommend a reliable WordPress hosting company. Since they were just getting started, I recommended BlueHost to them as a good option for beginners. However, these people seem to have done their homework before talking to me. So, they asked, How about going for managed WordPress hosting offered by BlueHost? Now, that got my attention because if these people were allocating their budget for managed WordPress hosting service, I better take them seriously. If my company is offering managed WordPress hosting service, why should my friends think of somebody else, right? So, I compared features that Krishna World Wide Hosting offers with other managed WordPress hosting offers by companies like BlueHost, GoDaddy, DreamHost etc. and then I compared their prices with that of ours. Once I knew what my customers get v

If you check into your Google Analytics, chances are that your About page (if you have one) is among the top 5 most visited pages on your website. Especially, for your first time visitors, it is the most important page. Any new visitor who lands on one of your pages through organic search or any social media channels, it is the About page that they visit next if they like your content. I have talked about it in the past and I want to talk about it one more time. This time, I want to talk about it in detail because as I was doing analysis of my conversion rate yesterday,  I found something very interesting. Out of all the pages on my website including my homepage, the most converting sign up form on my website is the one which is on my About page. More than 50% of my subscribers in the past year have signed up for my mailing list from my about page. Why You Should Have A Decent About Page I know blogs and even business websites that do not even have an About page. I am sure that you h

Did you know that hackers may be trying to consume your server bandwidth and CPU resources at this very moment if you have a WordPress powered website? Do you have any mechanism to know that someone is trying to get into your website? Do you have any protection mechanism enabled? You Might Have Heard Of BruteForce Attacks A large botnet of more than 90,000 compromised servers has been attempting to break into WordPress websites (randomly) by continually trying to get into the WordPress admin dashboard using the default admin username and guessing passwords. This isn t an old story. InMotion reported about these brute force attacks on 17th July 2014 and a couple of websites on Krishna World Wide Hosting servers came under attack in the last two days as well. Your Username And Password Might Be Strong if you have been using WordPress for some time, you should know by now that admin, as a username, is very poor website security. In fact, some web hosts require you to remove that username

When you think branding, do you think of a logo, an advertisement on TV, radio or on the internet? You are not alone if you do that because branding is yet another misinterpreted and misunderstood  word. Branding is usually identified with the practice of putting a symbol on a thing to indicate ownership. Companies have used their logos on the products they sell and campaigned to imprint their logs in people s minds. Do You Need A Logo For Personal Branding? Recently, a gentleman sent me a review of my blog design and proposed that he could give me a better design and a better navigation for about $500. Well, he should have known that I undertake web designing projects myself and I have been doing that work for a while now. Had he taken time to go to my profile, he would have figured that out. But, that is a different issue for another time. In his remarks, he was pleased that I have a logo on my website good for branding. About that, I am still not sure if that is really a good thin

Starting your own website doesn t seem to be rocket science and, it s not. But, having a plan in place to launch, knowing exactly what to do before and after the launch is very important for your success. I have often wondered, and I have seen many of my friends beating around the bushes to find success after starting a new website. Sometimes, I have ended up making the same mistakes a second and a third time. If you have launched a website or are planning to, you know what I m talking about. With MisterAcronym.com website design and development in full swing, I am again thinking to revisit my launch plan of this website with my partner, Bill Butler. MisterAcronym.com is a creative project with the intention to entertain and educate, while helping our readers expand their vocabulary in English language in a very creative manner. We also plan to add books for children and adults, special services and many fun things when the website launches. Bill and I are very excited about this ambi

What time do you get up on Saturdays and Sundays? Why your weekends? Well, that is because I wanted you to know what time you get up on your own when you have a choice to sleep more. Those who know me know that I am an early riser (if not super early.) I go to bed after midnight and I am up around 6 AM (working to notch it up to 5 AM,) every single day. Not because I hate sleeping, but because I believe I can do better than that. An Early Childhood Practice Early in my childhood, I saw my dad getting up at 4 AM every day without exception. In fact, he was the alarm clock for my family. He would work for the government from 9 to 5, take care of our farm (yes, we did have cattle and we did not buy milk,) at night and in early morning, and then he would sit down with us to make sure we did our homework before he left for his duty. We did not appreciate being woken at 6 o clock every day, making us upset . But, I have come to appreciate his discipline and determination now that I understa

Do you use your blog as a tool for building your credibility, authority and influence? If you haven t thought in that direction so far, you need to start clearing your blogging misconceptions quickly and start thinking of your blog as a tool to do so. A lot of bloggers come to blogging to make quick bucks and very soon, they fade away once they begin to realize that there is no shortcut to success. Making legitimate money has never been and will never be so easy. Some people blog only for the purpose of link building as their core objective. Well, that aspect of blogging should be dying now since the recent crackdown by Google. Using Your Blog To Establish Your Brand Credibility In this post, let’s take a look at a few things you need to keep in mind in relation to blogging. Yes, blogging, content marketing is a great way to start sharing your knowledge, your thought processes and to reach out to the masses. Blogging is a great way to establish your credibility as a marketer, as a t

Launched in January 2004, Google s first social media venture, Orkut is shutting down on September 30, 2014. I received an email from the Orkut team notifying me of this development a couple of days ago. If you know anything about Orkut, you may remember that it was launched even before Facebook. It was very popular in India and Brazil, although it never took off in the US. In fact, Orkut was my first introduction to social networking, although I found Facebook much better and I gradually moved away from Orkut. Later on, as Google launched its new social networking website Google+, I moved all my stuff from Orkut to Google+. Well, we knew that the end for Orkut was near as soon as Google plus was launched. In fact, most people I know shifted from Orkut to Facebook as soon as Facebook started to gain popularity right around 2008. The Time Has Come To Say Goodbye Orkut, that gave us our first social networking experience (at least it is true in my case for sure,) is now about to say goo

Have you come across people who come to you for answers but actually seem to have all the answers already? The situation becomes even especially more challenging when they have not paid for your time in trying to help them get their answers. I have had several such encounters with people who wanted me to guide them; coaching them so they could succeed in their careers. But, as it turned out, they really were not looking for anything but to waste my time. A Recent Interaction I do not do prospecting for coaching clients. But, probably because of my leadership related posts and quotations that I sometimes share on social media, some people begin to think that I might be a life coach and this gentleman approached me as well. The Beginning Of Relationship Building He appreciated what I do and that he loves my contribution on the Internet. He said that my writing resonates with him and that he would like me to become his business coach. He also offered to pay my charges. All I had to do wa