Top 10 Things You Can Do with Skype

Uses of skype

Skype is basically a software application popular for video calling and instant message but you can do a lot with Skype.

Skype was created by Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis in 2003, and now owned by Microsoft since 2011.

Skype has lots of features besides video calling and instant messaging service. You can use Skype not only as a communication tool but you can do lot more with Skype.

Uses of Skype

1. Free Video calling

You can do video calling i.e. talk face-to-face from Skype free of cost with any one on the world.

2. Instant Messaging (Chat)

You can also send text messages with Skype. No need to download or use any other messaging client for instant messaging.

3. Group Video Calling

With Skype you can also do group video calling either at home or work though not free. For group video calling at home you will need Skype Premium subscription and for business purpose you need Skype Manager.

4. Call forwarding

When you can’t attend your call through Skype you can forward it to your mobile phone or even landline with some charges. Using this feature of Skype you can never miss a call.

5. Online Number

You can owe an online number and when anybody calls it you can pick up on Skype wherever you are in the world. You also get voice-mail facility with this service.

6. Send File

With Skype you can send your important document, files of any size and share with your friends and colleagues.

7. Send SMS texts with Skype

Use Skype to send SMS texts to any mobile phones even in abroad.

8. Screen Sharing i.e. Remote desktop sharing

Share your screen with any one. You can simultaneously talk and share your screen with Skype

9. Connect with Facebook

You can view your Facebook newsfeed directly via Skype, chat with your Facebook friends and also do video calling. Also you can update your Facebook status, easily like or comment on friend’s status and call your Facebook landline or mobile directly for Skype.

10. Skype Wi-Fi

Get online at over 1 million Wi-Fi hotspots available worldwide and only pay for the time you’re online with Skype Credit.

More Features of Skype:

Three Gadgets for SEO Professionals

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a web marketing technique that helps websites ranked higher than the other sites by the search engines. It is very important for your website to get listed on the top as only the top listed websites are considered as more relevant when compared to those on the last. SEO helps your website get noticed by the search engines. Each search engine has its own website ranking criteria. The SEO studies all the different criteria so that your website is top listed in almost every search engine.

Three Gadgets for SEO Professionals

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How Does an SEO Work?

An SEO studies the several activities of search engines. These activities are named as Crawling, Indexing, Processing, Calculating Relevancy and Retrieving. It also studies the limitations of the search engines. SEO helps optimize the pages to help the already efficient search engine index and classify the pages to get high rankings.

While searching for results the search engines calculate relevancy of the millions of pages using various algorithms to know keyword density or links. Each search engine considers a few of the various algorithms. So each engine shows a different list. It also changes the algorithms periodically. SEO devotes more efforts on studying this aspect of the search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc and help the websites keep updating the content.

Must Read :10 Website To Get SEO Analysis Report For Free.

Three of the SEO Professionals’ Gadgets are:

1)  Similar Page Checker

You have a website with content on a particular subject. There could be websites on the Internet with similar content. Even the pages in your own website can carry similar content. This generally happens with the pages of dynamic product catalog. Similar Page Checker tool checks the percentage of similarity of content in different websites and in your own website. It also recognizes the paragraphs and lines that can be changed to minimize the similarity.

2)  Search Engine Spider Simulator

Not being humans, the search engines are only text driven. Those are not intelligent enough to feel the creatively and beautifully designed websites and notice the movements and sounds. The java scripts, flash movies, frames, password-protected pages and directories go unnoticed.  By running the Spider Simulator the users can know if the spider can view all these features. This tool simulates a search engine which displays the flash-based content, java script, images, sound and movie files that are get unnoticed by the search engine because of its limitations. The hyperlinks are also displayed by the Search Engine Spider Simulator. The search engine followed the hyperlinks.

3)  Backlink Builder

One of the most important factors that help your website ranked higher is the presence of quality backlinks. This is given a top consideration in Search Engine Optimization. The tool called Backlink Builder creates potential backlinks with the websites with the same theme as yours. It also searches for “Add link” or “Add site” or “Add URL” or “Add article” or “Submit URL”, etc., or in multiple combinations of these key phrases of the specified websites.

Author Bio: Sathishkumar Varatharajan is an Internet Marketer and Full-Time Blogger from India. Right now he works for Pixlo, a free Virtual Tour services company and Nethosting, a Dedicated Hosting company.

Add Email Signature to Gmail or any Email client

If you want to add an HTML Email Signature to your Gmail or any other email client  then here I’m showing how to do that.  To add your Professorial looking Email Signature you have to download and install WiseStamp add-on or extension for chrome .You can download WiseStamp for both browsers Mozilla and Chrome .

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An example of Email Signature.

After installing WiseStamp you can see an icon of appearing on right side top of your Gmail bar from which you can edit your HTML signature. Wise Stamp has many Email application like your recent tweet, your latest blog feeds, eBay products etc. You can also add your social profiles and Instant messenger icons. It also provide you some inbuilt Template to choose which include your name,contact info,Company logo, etc. [Visit wisestamp App Gallery ]

Wisstamp gmail signature addon

Now to create your HTML signature you have to set up your email apps and Social icons  and then you  have to click “apply” and “ok”.  To  insert your signature in Gmail simply click wisestamp icon and choose your signature you want to insert. You can create two kind of signature, one for personal and other for business use.

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You can also upgrade to pro version which have more extra features and functionality.

Below is the official video from Wisestamp:

Tip:

Wise Stamp is for only Gmail but if you use  Wise Stamp from Firefox then you can add the signature to any email client.You have to just right-click in your browser and click on “Insert Signature” to add your signature. See screenshot below:

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I hope it will work for you. Please share this post if you find it useful.

Jing-Awesome ScreenCapture And ScreenCasts Tool

If you have wondered a free tool which takes instant Screenshots and Screen-casts then Jing is absolutely perfectly for you. It is an awesome tool provided for free by Tech Smith,to take a picture or make a short video from your desktop.


Jing awesome screenshot and screencast tool
Jing

 


The most important part is that it is available for free and your captured screenshot and screen-cast is directly uploaded to Screencast.com from which you can easily share your screenshot with your friend and in Social networking site.

Screencast gives you 2 GB of storage and 2 GB monthly bandwidth for free. You can Control the rights to your own content and decide who views your content.

Download Jing for your Computer from here and install it. Then you will get notification “Welcome to Jing”.

 

 

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Click “Sign Up” to register and make free account in Screencast.

 

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Now you can Login with you login credential to use Jing and upload it to screencast.com .

 

Jing login

 

 

After installation and setup of Jing you can see a small icon at top of your screen.From there you can take screenshots instantly or you can also use notification area to capture screenshot.

The video created by Jing is in the form of swf file and can embedded easily after uploading it to Screencast.com. Here is a video tutorial from Techsmith to get embed code for your website.

Make your own Search Story video in minutes

Recently I came through a very interesting service by YouTube from which you can create your own Search Story video in minutes.

Every search is a quest. Every quest is a story. These videos show that anyone can do anything when paired with the power of search.

Here is mine search story for Dohach.org.

If you want to make your own search story video, then go to this link. All you need to do is type in your Google searches; pick some music and  presto!  you’ve got your very own Search Story to share with your friends or showcase on our YouTube channel.

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And who knows, if people really like your Search Story, it may end up in a place you never dreamed.