101 Useful Websites of 2012 by Amit Agarwal

One of the most useful websites of 2012 - A beautiful collection of 101 websites by Amit Agarwal

The Most Useful Websites and Web Apps

  1. screenr.com – record movies of your desktop and send them straight to YouTube.
  2. ctrlq.org/screenshots – for capturing screenshots of web pages on mobile and desktops.
  3. goo.gl – shorten long URLs and convert URLs into QR codes.
  4. unfurlr.come – find the original URL that’s hiding behind a short URL.
  5. qClock – find the local time of a city using a Google Map.
  6. copypastecharacter.com – copy special characters that aren’t on your keyboard.
  7. postpost.com – a better search engine for twitter.
  8. lovelycharts.com – create flowcharts, network diagrams, sitemaps, etc.
  9. iconfinder.com – the best place to find icons of all sizes.
  10. office.com – download templates, clipart and images for your Office documents.
  11. followupthen.com – the easiest way to setup email reminders.
  12. jotti.org – scan any suspicious file or email attachment for viruses.
  13. wolframalpha.com – gets answers directly without searching   – see more wolfram tips.
  14. printwhatyoulike.com – print web pages without the clutter.
  15. joliprint.com – reformats news articles and blog content as a newspaper.
  16. ctrql.org/rss – a search engine for RSS feeds.
  17. e.ggtimer.com – a simple online timer for your daily needs.
  18. coralcdn.org – if a site is down due to heavy traffic, try accessing it through coral CDN.
  19. random.org – pick random numbers, flip coins, and more.
  20. pdfescape.com – lets you can quickly edit PDFs in the browser itself.
  21. viewer.zoho.com – Preview PDFs and Presentations directly in the browser.
  22. tubemogul.com – simultaneously upload videos to YouTube and other video sites.
  23. ctrlq.org/dictation – online voice recognition in the browser itself.
  24. scr.im – share you email address online without worrying about spam.
  25. spypig.com – now get read receipts for your email.
  26. sizeasy.com – visualize and compare the size of any product.
  27. myfonts.com/WhatTheFont – quickly determine the font name from an image.
  28. google.com/webfonts – a good collection of open source fonts.
  29. regex.info – find data hidden in your photographs – see more EXIF tools.
  30. livestream.com – broadcast events live over the web, including your desktop screen.
  31. iwantmyname.com – helps you search domains across all TLDs.
  32. homestyler.com – design from scratch or re-model your home in 3d.
  33. join.me – share you screen with anyone over the web.
  34. onlineocr.net – recognize text from scanned PDFs – see other OCR tools.
  35. flightstats.com – Track flight status at airports worldwide.
  36. wetransfer.com – for sharing really big files online.
  37. hundredzeros.com – the site lets you download free Kindle books.
  38. polishmywriting.com – check your writing for spelling or grammatical errors.
  39. marker.to – easily highlight the important parts of a web page for sharing.
  40. typewith.me – work on the same document with multiple people.
  41. whichdateworks.com – planning an event? find a date that works for all.
  42. everytimezone.com – a less confusing view of the world time zones.
  43. gtmetrix.com – the perfect tool for measuring your site performance online.
  44. noteflight.com – print music sheets, write your own music online (review).
  45. imo.im – chat with your buddies on Skype, Facebook, Google Talk, etc. from one place.
  46. translate.google.com – translate web pages, PDFs and Office documents.
  47. kleki.com – create paintings and sketches with a wide variety of brushes.
  48. similarsites.com – discover new sites that are similar to what you like already.
  49. wordle.net – quick summarize long pieces of text with tag clouds.
  50. bubbl.us – create mind-maps, brainstorm ideas in the browser.
  51. kuler.adobe.com – get color ideas, also extract colors from photographs.
  52. liveshare.com – share your photos in an album instantly.
  53. lmgtfy.com – when your friends are too lazy to use Google on their own.
  54. midomi.com – when you need to find the name of a song.
  55. bing.com/images – automatically find perfectly-sized wallpapers for mobiles.
  56. faxzero.com – send an online fax for free – see more fax services.
  57. feedmyinbox.com – get RSS feeds as an email newsletter.
  58. ge.tt – quickly send a file to someone, they can even preview it before downloading.
  59. pipebytes.com – transfer files of any size without uploading to a third-party server.
  60. tinychat.com – setup a private chat room in micro-seconds.
  61. privnote.com – create text notes that will self-destruct after being read.
  62. boxoh.com – track the status of any shipment on Google Maps – alternative.
  63. chipin.com – when you need to raise funds online for an event or a cause.
  64. downforeveryoneorjustme.com – find if your favorite website is offline or not?
  65. ewhois.com – find the other websites of a person with reverse Analytics lookup.
  66. whoishostingthis.com – find the web host of any website.
  67. google.com/history – found something on Google but can’t remember it now?
  68. aviary.com/myna – an online audio editor that lets record, and remix audio clips online.
  69. disposablewebpage.com – create a temporary web page that self-destruct.
  70. urbandictionary.com – find definitions of slangs and informal words.
  71. seatguru.com – consult this site before choosing a seat for your next flight.
  72. sxc.hu – download stock images absolutely free.
  73. zoom.it – view very high-resolution images in your browser without scrolling.
  74. scribblemaps.com – create custom Google Maps easily.
  75. alertful.com – quickly setup email reminders for important events.
  76. picmonkey.com – Picnik is offline but PicMonkey is an even better image editor.
  77. formspring.me – you can ask or answer personal questions here.
  78. sumopaint.com – an excellent layer-based online image editor.
  79. snopes.com – find if that email offer you received is real or just another scam.
  80. typingweb.com – master touch-typing with these practice sessions.
  81. mailvu.com – send video emails to anyone using your web cam.
  82. timerime.com – create timelines with audio, video and images.
  83. stupeflix.com – make a movie out of your images, audio and video clips.
  84. safeweb.norton.com – check the trust level of any website.
  85. teuxdeux.com – a beautiful to-do app that looks like your paper dairy.
  86. deadurl.com – you’ll need this when your bookmarked web pages are deleted.
  87. minutes.io – quickly capture effective notes during meetings.
  88. youtube.com/leanback – Watch YouTube channels in TV mode.
  89. youtube.com/disco – quickly create a video playlist of your favorite artist.
  90. talltweets.com – Send tweets longer than 140 characters.
  91. pancake.io – create a free and simple website using your Dropbox account.
  92. builtwith.com – find the technology stack of any website.
  93. woorank.com – research a website from the SEO perspective.
  94. mixlr.com – broadcast live audio over the web.
  95. radbox.me – bookmark online videos and watch them later (review).
  96. tagmydoc.com – add QR codes to your documents and presentations (review).
  97. notes.io – the easiest way to write short text notes in the browser.
  98. ctrlq.org/html-mail – send rich-text mails to anyone, anonymously.
  99. fiverr.com – hire people to do little things for $5.
  100. otixo.com – easily manage your online files on Dropbox, Google Docs, etc.
  101. ifttt.com – create a connection between all your online accounts.

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Story Behind your Date of Birth!! Interesting !!


Hey this is really true and see it will work for you too

If U were born on the 1st, 10th, 19th, 28th of any month U r number 1....

If U were born on the 2nd, 11th, 20th, 29th of any month then U r number 2...

If U were born on the 3rd, 12th, 21st, 30th of any month then U r number 3...

If U were born on the 4th, 13th, 22nd, 31st of any month then U r number 4...

If U were born on the 5th, 14th, 23rd of any month then U r number 5...

If U were born on the 6th, 15th, 24th of any month then U r number 6...

If U were born on the 7th, 16th, 25th of any month then U r number 7...

If U were born on the 8th,17th,26th of any month then U r number 8...

If U were born on the 9th,18th,27th of any month then U r number 9...

Number 1

You are smart, straight talking, funny, stubborn, hardworking, honest,Jealous on competing basis, kind hearted, angry, friendly, authorities,Famous

person...always want to be and regarded as first on people position, they are often like to be independent, will never be under others, self confident

You are most likely to fall in love in the younger age, but will get marry when you mature! You are likely to have problems with people who have opposite

And you are most likely to take revenge over your enemies in a long time basis. You are a spender, but you will have a good profession in the future.

If you are guy you will be very popular that everybody will have mental attraction and respect at you. You can go anywhere from the local shop to the

heart of the parliament because you are positive and well talented in numerous issues!! But in your life you will always have some people who will work

hard to bring you & your name down. This is undercover!! Coz of your smart behavior you will be hated by some people too...

Your family life is very cool, you will have a very nice partner & wonderful children... You are pioneer, independent & original...

Your best match is 4,6,8 good match is 3,5,7 !!!

Number 2

No matter what, you will be loved by every one coz your ruler is the moon and every one loves the Moon. Well.. You are a person who day dream a lot,

you have very low-self confidence, you need back up for every move in your life, you are very much unpredictable. Means you do change according to

time and circumstances, kind a selfish, have a very strong sense of musical, artistic talent, verbal communication.

Your attitudes are like the Moon, comes to gloom and fade away so everybody can expect changes in you. You can be a next Mahatma Gandhi who does

peace love or you can be a Hitler who wants to destroy the man kind and peace (I mean in the community and your own home).

If you really have a deep thought about your own believe in God you can feel the difference which will make you stronger! Most of the time your words

are a kind of would be happening true! So without any knowledge you can predict the situation. You will become poets, writers, any Artistic business


You are not strong in love, so you will be there and here till you get marry.. If U r a girl you will be a responsible woman in the whole family. If U r

a man you will involve in fights & arguments in the family or Vice-versa. Means you will sacrifice your life for the goodness sake of

Your family...You are gentle , intuitive with a broad vision, a power behind the scenes, well balanced People!!!

Your best match is 2 ,5 ,9 no other people can put up with you !!!

Number 3

You are a person of hard hearted, selfish most of the times, religious, loves to climb up in your life. You always tend to have lots of problems within

your family in the early stages but you will put up with everything.. You have the strong word power, pretty happy face.. So wherever you go always

you have got what you wanted!!! And from the birth always wanted to work hard in order to achieve something.. You will not get anything without hard

work! When you reach a man/ woman age you want other younger once to listen to you because you want younger people to respect people older than

them. You do set so many examples to others.

Generally you are not a cool person. It's not easy thing dealing with you. A tough player you are! But once you like someone's attitude then here you

go, what can I say? It will be a lasting friendship. You always have respect from others.

Your life seems to have lots of worries and problems but sure they won't be long.. you will always have brilliant kids!!! You love the money a bit too

much so temptation will push you to endless trying and trying.. If you are a guy then it's over. Looking after your family and help friends, so you will

spend a life time just being generous and kind (except 21st born men). And number 3s you will
be such an example of how to be in the culture & life!!! If you are girl then you have good character and culture & hardworking attitude. You always


You are a freedom lover, creative, ambition

focused, a person who brings beauty , hope & joy to this world!!!

Your best match 6 ,9. Good match 1 ,3 ,5 !!!

Number 4

You are very stubborn too, very hard working but unlucky in important matters in life, very cool, helpful, you have rough word power.. Might put lots

of people away from you, you may cause nuisance to others if you are a man, and you often understands others and their problems well. If you are a

girl you are very good with studies and arts. If you are a guy you spend most of the time after girl friends (almost) at times, you will have sort of too

much fun life with mates & girls. Your friends will spend your time & money and get away with their life and you will become empty handed and don't

know what to do... So be careful!! You love to spend anyway!!!

Your good will is you are always there to help family and friends. Tell you what you people are little gem! s, specially the girls.. You always fall in love

in younger age as well. You often live with disappointments, for an example you have got a degree in some thing... but you will be unemployed.. or will

do very ordinary jobs.

But you will take care of your family very well...All you need to be careful of people who will take advantage of your kind heart. And beware of your

relations too..

You are radical, patient, persistent,a bit old-fashioned, you live with foundation & order...

Your best Match 1, 8. Good match 5 ,6 , 7 !!!

Number 5

You are very popular within the community, you can get things done by just chatting..to even enemies! You have a pretty good business mind, you are

often have no-idea what is today is like, or tomorrow is like, you are a person who does anything when your head thinks "lets do this". You will be

famous if you open up a business, get involve in share dealings, music etc.. Very popular with sense of humor ,you are the one your friends and families

will always ask for help, and you are the one actually get money on credit and help your friends. You will have more than 1 relationship, but when u

get settle down you will be a bit selfish anyway. Coz your other half will have a pretty good amount of control in you, be careful! You tend to go for

other relationships! Contacts even you are married at times 'coz your popularity..

You are someone who get along with anyone coz the number 5 is the middle number.. Changes & freedom lovers you are! You are an explorer with magic

on your face. You learn your life through experience and it's your best teacher!!!

Your best match 1 ,2 ,9. Good match 6 ,8 !!!

Number 6

Ooopppss..you are born to enjoy.. You don't care about others. I mean you are always want to enjoy your life time, you are a person.. You will be very

good in either education or work wise or business management! You are talented, kind (but with only people who you think are nice), very beautiful girls

and guys, popular and more than lucky with anything in your lives. All the goodness does come with you. Your mind and body is just made perfect for


You are lovable by any other numbers. But if you are a number 6 man, you will experience kind of looks from most girls and will involve in more than

few relationships until you get married. If you are girl, most of you will get marry/engaged early. You are a caring person towards your family &

friends . If you miss the half-way mark then you are about to suffer physically and mentally. Generally you will lead a very good inner-home happiness

with nothing short of. You are a person of compassion, comfort & fairness, domestic responsibility, good judgment, and after all you can heal this

world wounds to make peace for every life coz you have the great power of caring talent to make this world of love one step further...

Your best match 1, 6, 9. Good match 4, 5 !!!

Number 7

You have got the attraction to anyone out there, you are realistic, very confident, happy, such a talented individual with your education, music, arts,

singing, and most importantly acting too. You have real problems with bad temper! If you are a girl, you are popular with the subjects listed above.

You give up things for your parents. I mean you value your family status a lot, you will be in the top rank when you reach a certain age. If you are a

guy you are popular with girls, you are a very talented too. Most of the number 7s face lots of problems with their marriage life.

Only a very few are happy. You have everything in your life, but still always number 7s have some sort of unfullfilness, such worries all their lifetime.

It's probably the Lord given you all sort of over the standard humans talents and you are about to suffer in family life. So you need to get ready

looking for a partner rather than waiting. If you don't, then you might end-up single. So take care with this issue,

You are wonderful, friendly, artistic, happy person.. You are born to contribute lots to this world!!!

Your best match is 2. Good matches are 1,4 !!!

Number 8

You are a very strong personality, there's no one out there will understand you. You are very good at pointing your finger at some thing and say "this is

You are more likely to suffer from the early ages. I mean poverty. If your times are not good you might lose either of your parent and end up looking

after your entire family. You often suffer all the way in life.

The problems will not allow you to study further, but you will learn the life in a very practical way. You are the one who will fight for justice and may

die in the war too. You are normally very reserved with handful of friends and most of the time live life lonely and always prepared to help others.

Well. once you get married (which is often late) then your bad lucks will go away a bit and you! u become safe. You will face un-expected problems

such as : the error, government, poisonous animals, accidents.

You are some one with great discipline, persistence, courage, strength which will take you to success. You are a great part of a family team. You are a


Your Best match 1 ,4, 8. Good match 5 !!!

Number 9

Hey...you guys are the incompatibles people in the world. You are so strong, physically and mentally... You are often have big-aims. You will work hard

and hard to get there. Normally you suffer in the early age from family problems and generally you will have fighting life.. But when you achieve what

you have done, it's always a big task you have done! You are so much respected in the community, you are a person who can make a challenge and

successfully finish the matter off.

You are very naughty in your younger age, often beaten up by your parents and involve in fights and you seemed to have lots of injuries in your life

time. But when u grow you become calm and macho type.

Love is not an easy matter for you. You are good in engineering or banking jobs coz people always trust you.

Your family life is very good, but will have worries over your children.

Your such qualities are humanitarian, patient, very wise & compassionate.

You are born to achieve targets and serve every one all equally without any prejudice.

You are totally a role model to anybody in the world for a great inspiration.

Your Best match 3, 5, 6, 9. Good match 2
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Google Page Rank Update Schedule 2012-2013

Good afternoon all. Blogs instinct will allow a post dealing with a Page Rank of the latest schedule. With the schedule of this page rank we can predict or deliver the most powerful moment for our blog to get a high page rank. With this we will explain a little about Page rank themselves. Page rank will not work on a blog that is copy and paste because Mr. Google will track blog articles are really into Google criteria. Because Google do not want in fooling by the bloggers, therefore from now on let's make a blog article Google it meets the criteria in order to get a high page rank.

As an example: Blogger Sitemap Generator New Version Blogger Sitemap Generator New Version Here's Google Page Rank 

Update Schedule: 
Update 1 - January 30 to February 2
Update 2 - June 30 to July 2
Update 3 - 30 September to 2 October
Update 4 - 31 December to 3 January 2013
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Blackberry Z10 – Will This One Be The Bounce-Back Factor For the Smartphone Giant?

After going through a few dark phases, it seems like RIM is now all set to bounce back into action with its brand new creation – the Blackberry Z10. The gadget will be the flagship handset displaying the latest Blackberry 10 operating system. Though Z10 is expected to launch in India somewhere in the mid February, it is already in news for a lot of good reasons and a few bad, and obviously the bad ones come from the critics themselves. So, let’s have a closer look at the gadget and find out whether it is worth the extra buzz.

Key features:

4.2-inch capacitive touchscreen
BlackBerry 10 Operating System
1.5 GHz dual core processor
16 GB internal memory (extendible up to 64 GB)
8 MP primary camera, 2 MP secondary camera

Design is one of the factors that BlackBerry keeps on experimenting on, and this time seems to be no exception. In terms of looks, the new BlackBerry appears quite impressive at the first shot. The gadget weighs 135g and is 9 mm thick, which means it can easily fit onto your palm. Though not a trademark BlackBerry design, it does seem to be on the smarter side. So, a 9 on 10 for the design is truly justified.

The Z10 features a 4.2-inch screen with a 1280 x 768 pixel resolution. Whether the screen has an additional scratch guard coating or not is yet to be known. It has full GSM and 3G support. Moreover, the US version also features LTE, but the global versions most likely won’t. 16 GB of on-board storage seems to be quite decent. If that’s not enough, you can further extend the memory up to 64 GB using a microSD card. The phone has an 8 MP camera with auto-focus. Interestingly, it also features an impressive 2 MP camera for video calling. Power packed with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor for a faster and much efficient performance.

Operating System:
The most highly anticipated feature of the phone is the brand new BlackBerry 10 operating system. One of its most innovative features is the gesture based navigation. Moreover, a single swipe lets you access the new BlackBerry Hub from any app. The on-screen keyboard has got a complete makeover making it a lot more intelligent. In terms of apps, you obviously won’t face a drought. You can expect around 70,000 apps in store including the most popular ones like Foursquare, Twitter and Linkedin just to name a few.

The Final Verdict:
With a whole bunch of brand new high-end features, the BlackBerry Z10 surely deserves to be one of the top 10 smart phones ever created though it is quite early to pass the final judgement. However you can surely hope to save a few bucks by comparing prices online. We can help you out with that. So, just wait for a while until the gadget is out for grabs and you can check it out for yourself.
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A beginner’s guide to Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing seems to be the new buzzword in town, every brave marketer want to test drive it as their is ample research to show that affiliate marketing is future and undoubtedly it is growing at a rapid pace. The only dilemma about affiliate marketing is that for most of the people even to marketing managers it is still a unfamiliar territory.
 Every online marketer knows Affiliate marketing could be a very good income source and its the only job that give you freedom to work sitting on your couch and working in your pajama’s. All you need is a laptop and a internet connection. This post as well as this blog is a attempt to address frequent questions and doubts that every curious Affiliate marketer have . To make things simple and to the point we tried writing it in question-answer format and non-techy language.

Q.What is Affiliate Marketing ?

In terms of a layman’s , affiliate marketing is: “web publishers (i.e. affiliates ) generating subscriptions/ leads or sales for merchants (advertisers), in return for a predetermined Commission each time they do so”.

Before we understand in detail what affiliate Marketing and affiliate program, its important to understand the role of 3 partners involved in affiliate marketing namely Merchant, Affiliate and Affiliate Network.

Q.What is a Merchant ?

Merchant (Advertiser):The Company who wants to sell its products and services or acquire customer base through its e-commerce enabled web-site and wants to reward anyone who brings in traffic(customer) on to its web-site that result in a valid sale. eg. OTA’s like Yatra (www. yatra.com ), Makemytrip (www. makemytrip.com ) , Flipkart (www .Flipkart .com ).

Learn More – : Check out this list of Top Merchants in India with Affiliate programs.

Q.What is a Affiliate ?

Affiliates are business partners who generates subscriptions/ leads or sales for merchants (advertisers), in return for a predetermined Commission each time they do so. Affiliate (Publisher) can be a web-site which is content rich and has a capability to brings internet traffic of end-customers. Most the Affiliate uses techniques like PPC (Pay per Click like google adwords) or uses very good SEO (Search Engine Optimization) techniques to rank itself high in terms of search result. e.g. Coupon Websites, Cash back websites, Informational Portals.

Affiliates can also be people who buys media on different platforms like facebook advertisers or people who email marketing.

Q.What is a Affiliate Network ?

Affiliate Network is the most important link in the chain between the Merchant and the Affiliate. As a technology platform a Network enables a seam-less, transparent and reliable link between them and also acts as a commercial entity that collects commissions on behalf of the Merchants and distributes them to the affiliates, based on the individual recorded sales. A great deal of value-add also goes in the Account management activities that The Network has to exhibit whilst interacting with the Merchants. An important aspect is the correct selection of Affiliates for any Merchant programme. The Network uses a lot of discretion in approving the right affiliate for any programme.

These affiliate networks will get you registered as an affiliate and then let you apply to individual programs of different merchants. On the affiliate network website, you will have access to its platform where you get all sort of tools to get banners, links , feeds, voucher codes to your site with your tracking id. Most networks also offer real time reporting to you. They will also do your account management and handle payments and tax forms. That way, for instance if you earn commissions from 20 different merchants in a month, you won’t get 20 small checks. Instead, the network will consolidate all of your commissions into one payment and will give you one cheque or will directly transfer it to your bank account.

Q.What is the Concept behind Affiliate Marketing ?

Affiliate marketing is a form of online advertising, which works on concept -payment only on pure performance basis. Advertiser’s (also Known as Merchants) products are promoted on website publisher’s (also known as affiliates) websites. When customers (surfers/visitors) click through from the affiliate’s site to the advertiser’s site and make a purchase, or fill a lead form a preset commission is paid to the affiliate. Affiliate marketing enables merchants to acquire more customers and affiliates to earn maximum revenue from their audience.

Q.How affiliate marketing Works?
An Publisher looking for products to promote joins Affiliate Network like OMG in India or some global network like CJ. Once succesfully approved by affiliate network he can choose and apply for programs he/she want to promote through affiliate network website. Once approved to promote a program affiliate can access creatives like banners, feeds, and links provided by affiliate network and place them on their website.

Q.When affiliate marketing works best ?
Affiliate marketings works best when your content is relevant to the prouct being sold. For example, let’s say you have a site about baby products, and you are an affiliate of website selling babyproducts like Babyoye, firstcry, hushbabies etc. Mrs.X mom of a newborn comes to your website to do and sees posts on offers selling baby products. Realizing that she could surely buy some products, she clicks on the link, goes to babyoye .com, and buys baby product worth INR1000 . Since you are the affiliate Mrs X to babyoye, you receive a predetermined commission.

Q.How Sales are Tracked?
Affiliate marketing works on the concept of cookie ( Cookie is a small text file which contains relevant information such as affiliate ID, merchant ID, banner ID,website ID,Program ID etc.). So whenever a user clicks on any banner/text link running on affiliate website a cookie gets set on user’s web browser. The information stored in the cookie is sent back to Affilate Network server whenever your tracking code provided by your network is called. As long as the cookie resides on the user’s browser any sale / lead/click happening through that system will be attributed to that particular affiliate.

Q. What Is An Affiliate Program?

An affiliate program is a system where you posts a link to another website through your website (or through media buying or email marketing), and if a visitor to your website clicks on that link and then buys something or fill a lead you receive a predetermined commission.
Q. What Kinds of Companies Offer Affiliate Programs?

There are literally thousands of companies with affiliate programs in almost all segments,sectors and categories ranging from big ones like Amazon.com (globally ), Flipkart (india ) to small companies in various niche’s like babyoye,firstcry in babyproduct .segment. etc

Q. Are there any Joining fees or other costs associated with joining an affiliate program/affiliate network ?

A. No. It is free. Sometimes You also get sign up bonus . However all networks have commission threshold i.e. you need a earn a minimum amount of commission before you get paid. e.g. OMG India pays its affiliates only when their commission amount become more then INR 2000.

Q.Which are the Top Affiliates Networks in India ?

Indian Networks – > OMG India, Tyroo, Trootrac, Vcommission, DGM.

Learn More -> Top affiliate networks in India.

Q.Which are the biggest international Affiliate Networks ?

CJ, Tradedoubler, Affiliate window,ShareASale, Linkshare, Google Affiliate Network

Q.When affiliate marketing works best ?
Affiliate marketings works best when your content is relevant to the prouct being sold. For example, let’s say you have a site about baby products, and you are an affiliate of website selling babyproducts like Babyoye, firstcry, hushbabies etc. Mrs.X mom of a newborn comes to your website to do and sees posts on offers selling baby products. Realizing that she could surely buy some products, she clicks on the link, goes to babyoye .com, and buys baby product worth INR1000 . Since you are the affiliate Mrs X to babyoye, you receive a predetermined commission.

Q. What Kinds of Companies/Advertisers/Merchants Offer Affiliate Programs?

A. There are literally thousands of companies with affiliate programs in almost all segments,sectors and categories ranging from big ones like Amazon.com (globally ), Flipkart (india ) to small companies in various niche’s like babyoye,firstcry in babyproduct segment. etc

Q. Are there any start-up fees or other costs associated with joining an affiliate program?

A. No. It is free to sign up, and free to add banners and links of your affiliates to your site. Web merchants are looking to gain traffic and sales– they are more than willing to not charge you anything AND pay a commission for your help.

Q. Do I need any special qualifications to be an affiliate?
Not as a rule. Anyone can be a affiliate.

Q. Do I need a website to be an affiliate?
yes for getting accepted to most of the affiliate networks and affiliate programs you need a website. If you are a media buyer or a email markerter, you could also sign up to some affiliate networks without a website.

Q What type of website should i have to get approved to affiliate Network or Afiliate program?
It depends from program to program and network to network. Its good to have relevant website with relevant content for e.g. if you are applying for a travel affiliate program, apply with a website with travel content instead of applying from personal blog to maximize your chances of approval.Remember -Networks/Merchant are looking for specific qualities in their affiliates.

Q.How to get your affiliate application disapproved ?
Often, merchants/affiliate networks will not approve websites that are sexually explicit (unless you are applying for a porn program ), violent, violate international property laws, advocate discrimination, promote radical religious or political views, or advocate or promote any illegal activities.

Q. Do I have to have a Live website before i apply to a Network/merchant?

A. No its not mandatory. You can usually register with a website that is underconstruction, as long as you own the domain name. Just make sure that you use an email address associated with the domain name, otherwise it will be very difficult for you to get past the affiliate Verification Process.

Q.How merchants / affiliate networks verify my application ?
It completly depends from merchant to merchant and network to network.
Most network tally your domain registry records (who.is ) with details provided by you, followed by verification by call or you simply need to put a verification code in your website HTML.

Q. How much are commissions?

A. Commissions vary from industry to industry, merchant to merchant and from network to network. It depends on margin merchant enjoys and average customer acquisition cost in that segment. For lead/subscription campaign commission/payout is fixed e.g. Rs 30 per valid lead. For sales program 10% is probably the average however in India most of the programs give a fixed payout like Rs 200 on every sale.

Q Are commissions same for all affiliates?

Generally network show same commission to all affiliates. However in reality super affiliates (those who refer a lot of customers and generate a lot of revenue) get increased commissions when they cross a predetermined number of sales. To get exclusive commission check with your affiliate manager if performance based commission structure is available for the program you are promoting.

Q. How often will I get paid?

A. Most networks will aggregate your commissions and then send you a check or make a direct deposit to your bank account or pay you through Paypal within 15 to 60 days from month end. Note -: Your commission amount should be more then predefined threshold level.

Q. What is a cookie?

A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser (firefox, chrome etc) while a user is browsing a website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user’s previous activity. Affiliate programs are based on cookies. When a user comes to your site and clicks on the link of a site you are affiliated with, a cookie is placed on that user’s computer. Then, even if they leave the site and come back a week later to make a purchase, you will get credit for the purchase and receive a commission. A merchant can make the duration of a cookie as long or as short as they want usually it is of 30 days for most of the programs.

Q What is affiliate data feed/Product feed?
A affiliate product feed is a system by which affiliates could easily choose, manage and modify the products you offer on your website on behalf of a merchant you are affiliated with. Product feeds are vital for online stores and other sales websites.Data feeds are converted into individual products and include descriptions, links for images, links for visitors to click, pricing and more. The affiliate can take the information in the feed and build individual pages for each product, or put multiple products on each page.

Q From where i can get data feeds ?
Affiliate product feed also known as data feeds are provided by merchants to affiliates to better promote and sell their products. You can get it direct from merchants or from affiliate networks.

Q How are data feeds delivered to an affiliate?
Through XML, CSV file – usually it involve the use of File Transfer Protocol (FTP).

Q What are advantages of using a data feed.

Using a data feed means keeping your content fresh and updated additionally its gives more exposure on the web. More exposure for your affiliate site, and more exposure for the merchant’s products. Using data feed you can create thousands of pages in a day whereas manually this no. will be 5, 10 or maximum 20. Just wonder how much traffic that would generate?
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WebRupee - Use Symbol Rupee on Your Website

What is WebRupee?

Symbol for Indian currency was approved by the Union Cabinet on 15 July 2010. WebRupee is a web API for the symbol of Indian currency, it makes the rupee symbol available to everybody on the web.

WebRupee API provides a simple, cross browser method for using the Rupee symbol on your webpage, blog or anywhere on the web.

A Sample Output

Rs. 200 »  
  • This rupee symbol is dynamically generated by WebRupee API for web viewing. It's not an image.
  • Try copying the 'Rupee symbol and 200', and paste it somewhere(like notepad). Wham! It just printed 'Rs. 200'.

Well that means if somebody copies text from your site and pastes it somewhere he will see Rs. and not some other or blank character.

How To Use WebRupee?

Add a stylesheet link in the head section of your webpage:
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://cdn.webrupee.com/font">
Add the following code enclosing your "Rs."
<span class="WebRupee">Rs.</span> 200
Just include the following javascript and it will update all the " Rs " / " Rs. " for you
<script src="http://cdn.webrupee.com/js" type="text/javascript"></script>

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