Thursday, August 11, 2011

Most Popular Blog Directory And RSS Submission Sites

A Look at RSS And Blog Directory Submissions With BestRSS

If you're looking for a directory for blog listings, search engines, and RSS feeds, you need look no further than BestRSS. BestRSS has been growing for several years now. This site now features well over 100 of the best search engines and directories on the Web. All of these search engines and directories are ideal for the submission and promotion of your own site.

Let's take a look at how you can really take advantage of the unique benefits offered by BestRSS.

BestRSS is updated every week. Quality Web directories are put into the pool. Under-performing, low-quality, and dead sites are removed. This ensures the highest value lists.

Each of the listed directories has a brief review written about it. This will help you to determine whether or not it is a good medium for you to use to promote your own site. You won't have to waste a lot of time going to a bunch of directories, only to find the majority of them to be unsuitable.

Inside each of these brief reviews is a link to where you go to add your own site to the directory. This alone can save you a lot of time. It can be difficult to find these areas on some directories. In fact, without these links it could take you hours to submit your site to just a dozen or so directories.

All of the sites on BestRSS are English-language sites listed with the most recently added sites first and the older sites down toward the end of the list, with no ordered preference given to quality. All of the sites are centered around Internet marketing technologies, from search engine optimization sites to publishing sites.

When you need to generate a lot of links to your website, it goes without saying that you need to submit your sites to RSS and blog directories. This is a great way to quickly expand your reach into your target market.


Liquida follows the line of a crowdsourced site for all of your news. You can submit your own news content. Liquida visitors will be able to respond to your news posts with comments and ratings. They can also post links to your news for others. Your news will have a short summary used for previewing. Submissions are as simple as going to Liquida and entering your name, e-mail address, site address, and site title.
Add your blog to Liquida


BlogDirs works as a directory where you can browse or search blogs by theme, sorted by each page's rank. BlogDirs allows submissions of blogs without any charge or registration. To submit your own blog site, you only need to add your name, e-mail address, site address, site title, and a short blog description. You will also be allowed to choose the category under which you believe your blog should be filed. The one thing you will need to do is include a piece of code on one of your pages and then submit the address of that page to BlogDirs.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Best Video Conferencing Tools

Communicate Easily with Video Conferencing Tools

Whether you're a business person who needs to communicate regularly with clients and partners or someone who simply
wants to keep in touch with family and close friends, you can easily do that with the help of video conferencing tools.
You only need to have a good Internet connection (preferably broadband) and a webcam.

From Expensive to Affordable

In the past, video conferencing called for high-end proprietary hardware systems that were too expensive for the average person to afford.
Today, however, video conferencing tools have become common and affordable for everyone. They also have features on top of the usual video, audio/VoIP, and text chat.
For instance, most video conferencing tools you'll find today have a feature that lets you do file transfers or even record your audio/video chats.

Easy as 1-2-3

It's also easy to get set up for video conferencing. In most cases, it only takes a few clicks of the mouse.
And while the video quality is largely dependent on which tools you use, your webcam's quality and your Internet connection's speed
and bandwidth influence how good your video conferences will turn out.

Picking the Right Video Conferencing Tools for You

Your choice of video conferencing tools largely depends on your particular needs.

Do you want to be able to video conference with several people at a time?
If so, you'll need a video conferencing tool that allows multiple camera streaming feeds.

If you'd like to be able to also type while you're in a call, look for a video conferencing tool that has a text chat feature.

If you're primarily using video conferencing to collaborate and exchange files, look for a video conferencing tool that allows file sending while you're in a call.

A Few Options

There are many video conferencing tools available today.
Skype, for example, is one of the most popular and is ideal if you just want to do one-on-one video conferencing.
However, if you'd like to be able to talk to more than one person at a time, below are a few video conferencing tools that have that feature.

* ooVoo - This software is still in beta. It's free to use but requires registration after downloading and installing in your computer.
It has Windows and Mac versions. With ooVoo, you can video conference with up to 6 people and do text-chat as well as record video messages. ooVoo has a file sharing feature also.
It lets you share as many as 25 files (25mb/file max) simultaneously to an unlimited number of people.

* Adobe Connect Now - This video conferencing tool is one of the online collaboration tools of
This tools enables you to do video conferencing and VoIP. It also has whiteboard, file sharing, chat, and screen sharing features.
Adobe Connect Now is free after registration.

* VSee - This free videoconferencing tool lets you talk with several people at a time. It has a feature that allows you to edit and annotate documents remotely.
You can share apps and desktops, record and share videos, and transfer files. What's cool about this video conferencing tool is that you can remotely control cameras -- tilt, pan, and zoom them.

* SightSpeed - This light and inexpensive video conferencing tool lets you do video calls with as many as 9 people at a time.
While you're on a video call, you can text chat, share files, and record your sessions. It's $9.95 a month to use this service.
SightSpeed is ideal for business use.

Thursday, May 12, 2011


There's no tilde (~) key on my keyboard, and many URLs have tildes in them.
How am I ever going to access those resources?

You can use the escape code sequences to substitute for any character in a URL.
You use a % sign followed by the hexadecimal ASCII code for the symbol.
For a tilde, this is %7E.

I'm tired of typing in everytime I want to access the blah web site.
Is there some way I can reduce what I have to type?

Try accessing the URL by just typing in your Web browser's address window.
Many browser brands will pre-pend the http:// to your request.
Note that this shortcut won't work when writing out a URL in HTML.