Tips For Strong, Secure And Memorable Passwords

Forget about using a password generator. Yes, chances are you will get a strong, secure password but you are not going to remember it. Maybe you will for 1, but definitely not for 5. The best kind of passwords are those that you will have no problem remembering 10 years down the road.


  1. Avoid Common Passwords
  2. 6 most common password types according to Google :

    • The name of a pet, child, family member, or significant other
    • Anniversary dates and birthdays
    • Birthplace
    • Name of a favorite holiday
    • Something related to a favorite sports team
    • The word “password”

    Some others include :

    • 123456
    • abc123
    • qwerty
    • 111111
    • iloveyou

    If your password is part of any of the above, please change it immediately at the end of this article.

  3. Attributes Of A Strong Password
    • at least 8 characters long.
    • contains upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols.
    • is not a character substitution like [email protected]$$W0RD

    Examples Of Strong Memorable Passwords

    • 10000k/Month (Personal Goals)
    • Samsung-i9005 (Model of your gadget)
    • DragonBallz-1989 (The first air date of your favourite anime)
    • MirandaKerr_2013 (Favourite celebrity and the date of a significant event)
    • Ben&JerryCoffee2009 (Your favourite ice cream brand and the year you discovered your favourite flavour)
Search Engine

35 SEO Tips Simplified According To Value And Importance

There are many things that you can do to optimize your website for better ranking in search engines. Below are a list of things that anyone can do to rank better. I’d like to imagine search engines using a point system to govern the billions of websites in the universe, giving points for elements and keywords that will help in bringing the most relevant results to searchers. I’ve divided the list into 3 different categories, for better understanding of the importance that each item brings. Important, quite important and very important.

    Very Important

  1. Keywords in < title > tag
  2. Imagine walking down a street with dozens of shops on the left and right, each with a name at the top, wanting to buy a table lamp. The street is busy and as you walk down further, you see a shop with the name of ‘Lights & Lamps’. You walk in, buy that table lamp you’ve been searching for and walk out. Little did you know, the shop next door also sells table lamps but with a cheaper price. You didn’t notice it cause it’s name was ‘Mr Chee’. It’s name sounded more like a restaurant than an electrical store.

    Shop = your site
    Signboard = < title > tag

  3. Keywords in URL
  4. http:// / keywords-in-URL /

    Directory names can help rankings in Google even if competition is competitive although keyword stuffing in URL may contribute to the site being flagged as spam. If the content is of quality and it matches, you’ll have full points for it.

  5. Keyword density in content
  6. Keyword density is the ratio of the word that is being searched for against the total number of words appearing on a given web page. A naturally written document contains a keyword density of at most 10%. It’s one of the simplest way of gaining points in search engine rankings. Chris did it.

  7. Keywords in anchor text
  8. The anchor text of inbound links can be a decisive factor when going after top ranking on extremely competitive search terms. John Chow displayed the power of anchor test when he lured anchor text in the form of contests, though linking for prizes is considered a violation of Google’s terms and conditions.

  9. Keywords in headings
  10. There are six levels of headings from < h1 > (the most important) to < h6 > (the least important). User agents may use headings to construct a table of contents for a document automatically. If the content is of quality and relevance, you’ll have full points for it.

  11. PR of inbound links
  12. In the world of Google, the higher your PR the higher your reputation. Getting an inbound link from a high ranking site will certainly give more value to the inbound link.

  13. Site similarity of inbound links
  14. A hundred related sites linking to yours is more valuable then a thousand unrelated sites. Full points is awarded for relevance and and similarity.

  15. .edu and .gov inbound links
  16. Both top level domains are not sold to the public, hence the value. They don’t expire, are trusted and an inbound link carries much more weight than any other.

  17. Quantity of inbound links
  18. The more the better. It’s like voting. 1 link = 1 vote. All legitimate ones are counted and weighted against link popularity and originating context.

  19. Site accessibility
  20. Just think like a website visitor and your best selling layout is generated in your mind. Improvements include checking browser compatibility, reducing password protected areas, 404 errors and broken links. Getting more pages successfully indexed will earn a site full points in this area.

    Another fundamental issue, which that is often neglected. If the site (or separate pages) is unaccessible because of broken links, 404 errors, password-protected areas and other similar reasons, then the site simply can’t be indexed.

  21. Unique content
  22. Content is king. Wrong.

    Unique, high-quality, unduplicated content is king!

  23. Regular content changes
  24. Frequency of content updating in blogs and websites are becoming of more value to Google than it used to be. The more frequent the content, the more likely others are going to visit your site and find articles that they want to link to, which in turn provides leverage in SERPs. I personally regard frequent content updating as the BEST marketing tool you can ever have in today’s web.


9 Things Everyone Should Consider First Before Buying A Mobile Phone

Many people, my Dad included, base their decisions on getting a mobile phone from advertisements, be it from the media or friends. Just because it says $199 for a mobile phone in the newspaper does not mean that’s all you’re paying for. Just because it has an Blackberry, Android or an Apple symbol does not mean you are getting what you’re looking for. Actually, what’s most important are the 9 items below which will help you to decide the phone that best suits you.

  1. Budget
  2. The single most important deciding factor in purchasing your next mobile phone. Whether if it is a high end, mid range or lower range mobile phone, it all depends on your spending power. I assume that most have the budget for a mid range phone, at least. Now, I’m telling you DON’T. If you have the cash for a mid range phone, you should spend it instead on an older model high end mobile phone. For example, if you can’t afford a Samsung Galaxy S2, get the Samsung Galaxy S instead. It’s half the price and it will stay relevant longer than if you were to spend it on a Samsung Galaxy Ace.

  3. Screen
  4. One of the most looked at feature when buying a phone. Most people like it big but then they have to realize that the bigger the screen size, the more power it is going to consume. Also, nothing beats LED as they are lowest in power consumption, thinner than LCDs because they do not need to be back lit, really bright screens, truer blacks, wider viewing angle and have better heat dissipation that LEDs. The best screen you can get at the moment is from Samsung called the HD Super AMOLED.

  5. Battery Life
  6. A very, very important feature to look out for, especially if you are on the road a lot! The lower the battery capacity, the faster it dies out on you. When browsing through specifications of phones on the internet, always look out for talk time. Anything less than 12 hours (half a day) on 2G, forget it. HTC has a really bad reputation when it comes to battery life.

  7. Contract
  8. It may look good on paper, but in actual fact, it isn’t. The savings for going contract-less is enormous. For example, an AT&T customer with an Apple iPhone on a traditional plan pays at least $130 a month, excluding taxes and fees, for unlimited calls and web use. Compared with the $50 a month, all-inclusive prepaid plans, the iPhone owner pays nearly $1,000 more over the course of a year!

  9. Keyboard
  10. On slide out fairly big screens, a physical keyboard thickens the mobile phone. Blackberries like the Bold series are slimmer with the keyboard on the surface but the screen is much smaller. The only reason you would want to consider buying a mobile phone with a physical keyboard is if you email a lot. Most mobile phone keyboards are the QWERTY type that resembles the computer keyboard for familiarity and faster typing.

  11. Network
  12. The most popular network band in the world is GSM, used by 80% of the world’s population. The other 20% belongs to the CDMA network band. Which means that when buying your next phone, check that it accepts both network bands for convenience purposes especially if you travel a lot.

  13. Durability
  14. The only way to find out if the phone survives a fall is to search youtube for “drop tests” of your phone model. For example, the youtube video above is the most popular drop test of 2011.

  15. Camera Quality
  16. Of course, a real proper camera’s picture quality will always be better than one from a mobile phone but the thing is, the point and shoot or DSLR with isn’t always with you. Whereas, your phone is. So it is an important feature to consider as well. Don’t be too caught up on megapixels. It has little impact in producing a higher quality photo. The easiest is to find and compare photos taken by different mobile phones by users that uploaded them to the internet. A really good site for comparing every detail from colour to shapes to text is GSM Arena’s Photo Compare Tool.

  17. Radioactive Level
  18. Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) is a measure of the rate at which energy is absorbed by the body when exposed to a mobile phone’s radio frequency electromagnetic field, defined as the power absorbed per mass of tissue and has units of watts per kilogram (W/kg). SAR levels for mobile phones sold in the US must not exceed 1.6 W/kg while Europe’s must not exceed 2W/kg over 10g of tissue. Motorola has a really bad record for having high SAR levels while Samsung’s record is the best. Check out the complete list of SAR levels of mobile phones here.

      What other important thing do you think one should look out for when buying a mobile phone?