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Google Code Jam Offers $15,000 Prize Pool


If you can accept a bigger challenge like solving logic puzzles or speed programming competitions then you can test your skills in Google Code Jam 2017.

What is Google Code Jam?

Code Jam is a programming competition famous all over the world since last 14 years. In this global contest, algorithm puzzles have to be solved. Online registration is open for everyone after which they can participate in qualifying rounds. Passing these rounds will take the winner to next round. A time limit is given to solve each round with 3 to 4 problems.

Last year in 2016, there were 7 rounds in the Code Jam which ended with World Finals. Apart from the World Final, all the other rounds are contested online. In August 2017, the World Final will be held in Ireland at Google’s office.

In order to get the grand prize of $15,000 and achieve the title of the “Code Jam World Champion”, 25 best code jammers of the year will compete with champion of last year. Apart from that, Code Jam T-shirt will be given to top 1,500 performers this year.

How can I register?

At the official site of Google’s code jam, registration is open for everyone. It only requires a Google account. 7th April 2017 is the last date to register for this competition.

Two hours before start of the contest, you can load the contests’ dashboard but problem will only be provided after the official start of the contest.

How to prepare for it?

At the official site of code jam, Google has uploaded previous competitions since 2008. You can test your skills by solving these problems in the allotted time.

Information about programming languages like C, C++, Java, Python is important for taking part in this competition but Google recommends not to use Python while solving large datasets as this language is slow.

If you know to solve algorithms without any knowledge of programming even then you can take part in the contest. You can solve a problem by hand in this case.

Most of us only consider Google as a search engine but it can be seen almost everywhere from making phones to self driving cars and mapping the world. Apart from Code Jam, the company is holding several other such competitions that are held from time to time.

How To Become YouTube Star Making $100,000 Plus Per Year

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YouTube isn’t profitable yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make money on the video sharing site.

We recently profiled 10 YouTube star, who has figured out how to make hundreds of thousands of  dollars  in his video. We rated one star, Philip DeFranco, is $ 181 000 per year.

As easy as people like Philip, to make it look, however, a way to make money from YouTube is not smooth. It takes time, patience and luck to see the benefits of any kind.Sydney

To make life easier for the average YouTube user, we’ve created a step-by-step guide on what you need to do to become the next Philip DeFranco and begin making money on YouTube.

Before you even pick up your camera…

YouTube will NOT let you make money off your video if it…

  • ” … contains content that you didn’t create or get permission from its creator to use.”
  • ” … shows people from whom you did not get permission.”
  • ” … has content that would be inappropriate for children.”

Will Google Deliver The Death Blow For BANS Sites?


Google and BANS. Once we thought this was a match made in Heaven. Nowadays, if you’re a BANS owner, you probably think you’ve been in affiliate marketing Hell. First there was the Ebay Partner Network canning hundreds of eBay affiliates, many who had Build A Niche Store sites up, and now Google has been either penalizing or out right indexing BANS sites from the SERPS.

Yeah, for some of you BANS owners, it’s been a pretty tough last few months.

I’m knocking on wood here. If you remember from my initial Build a niche store review, my goal was to build 100 banned websites. Now I thank my lucky star that I AMADD (Affiliate Marketing Attention Deficit Disorder) and only doing it to 30 points before losing focus and go do something else. So far none of my sites have been touched by one of Google or eBay. I’ll give you my theories on why it’s down the page.

A Few Theories Why Google Is De-Indexing BANS sites.

I’ve been following a lot of the chatter on forums about this subject as well as receiving a lot of email. This is what I’ve figured out to this point. No one has 100% concrete proof why Google is de-indexing BANS sites. There are a few theories floating around.

  1. Disable the program has been used by many spammers. Many of these boys / girls were throwing the huge number of banned sites. info domains. They never bothered to change anything with the programs, their only concern is to get as many sites are prohibited as they could, as cheaply as they could. This left a huge trail for Google to follow.
  2. Most of these same people never bothered to put any content on their sites. They were simply ebay sites with ebay auctions on them. This would be what Google calls a “thin affiliate” site. And we know what Google does with thin affiliate sites.
  3. In order for Google to get all the spammy BANS sites, it had to take some legitimate sites along with them. It’s the shotgun approach. Use a huge pattern to make sure you get all of them. Try and limit the casualties but go forward knowing some innocent victims will be in the pattern.

My Theory On Why Google Hasn’t De-Indexed All BANS Sites

Even as when I bought Build Niche Store program, talked about Google finding the footprint of all standard templates and prohibit them punished. It seems this bird has come home to roost. From the outset, here is what I did to try and ban my site unique from all other “cookie cutter banned sites.

  • I changed up the CSS a little bit on every site. I made sections like the header and content fields larger and smaller.
  • I changed the colors on every site.
  • I changed the size of the headers on every site and used graphic headers.
  • I DID NOT go out and start sending hundreds of backlinks to my sites. I built them up over time using blog carnivals, article submissions, reciprocal linking and adding one way permanent links.
  • I added content to nearly every page plus I used a lot of graphics.
  • I never put eBay auctions on my main page. I put content on the index page to make it look as much like a informative content site as I could. Just look at how many BANS sites have nothing more than auctions on their front page.
  • On many of the domains that hosted my BANS sites, I added blogs, article directories and forums to many. (mostly just blogs that supported the main domain)
  • I never put more than 2 BANS sites on one hosting account plus I paid extra for all sites to have a dedicated IP’s. I’ve read stories of people hosting all their BANS sites with one hosting company. Wow, I can’t fathom that idea. I’m just too paranoid I suppose.
  • I only used dot com domains. Of course, these last two items is what I do for nearly all of my affiliate sites, not just for BANS. I want to make it as hard as possible for Google or any other search engine to spy on my websites.

Now, I’m not saying if you do these things that Google will not index your site. These are things I do every site had banned. I did this from day one and as I said above, knock on wood, my sites that are not touched. In fact, many of them are still climbing the SERPS.

Is the Build A Niche Store Still Worth Buying?

I’ve had a few emails asking that question. Honestly, I’d say yes it is. But only if you intend to build sites that have a lot of content and you make them unique. If you’re plan is to buy it and throw up a bunch of BANS sites without adding any value to them, I think you’d be wasting your money. Google is on to you.

Alternatives to The Build A Niche Store program

If you’ve been reading this blog for more than a week or so, you know I’m impressed by PHPBay plugin for WordPress. As I mentioned in my post Advanced Build Niche Store Strategies, I’ve been doing PHP Bayand WordPress blogs and stores with eBay auctions. It seems that every week my PHPBay / WordPress stores outproduce my Build Niche Store sites. Hey, it’s no secret that Google is crazy in love with blogging WordPress. Why not take advantage of it? Plus, to be honest, and WordPress blog site PHP Bay combination just looks much better than 99% of prohibitions sites out there, mine included. (Hey, maybe Google hates ugly sites?)

Whatever the real reason that Google is de-indexing or penalizing BANS sites, owners using this program need to proceed with caution. If you continue to make sites with BANS, then do everything in your power to make them unique and stand away from the crowd.

Improving Your Search Skills: Google Tips


All of us are accustomed to using Google on daily basis, either directly or indirectly (like the search feature which is powered by Google).

If I ask what is the number of cancer patients in Pakistan? Almost all of you readers will jump on Google or any search engine and query response. Google is good at understanding natural questions like “What is it,” what is it, and Google is able to understand some other statements that can help you make your search less time is needed here few.
Take Time World:

Can you call someone who lives in Canada, say, but do not know weather there. Here’s the easiest solution is simply time Canada “Google. A screenshot of the result:

Currency Convertor

Want the currency exchange rates or the exchange value? Just Google Currency A in Currency B.

Local weather?

No problem.

If your score does not come directly to the city, use the “City Name time channel, this time to open the first link of their reports are quite sophisticated and clean.

Get Definitions

Want the definition of potpourri but don’t want to read the Wikipedia article or lengthy explanations? Use this keyword, ‘define: DesiredWord’

A little calculation?

Search From a Particular Website:

So you want to search MMS Prices Site Warid, but search you can not have the desired result or a web site that is search engine. Here’s how Google can help write your search term keyword site: followed by the desired site.

You read an article about blocking SMS on Telenor last week on ProPakistani, want to find it? Use the Search Tools on the left to limit your results to a specific time (last week in our case).

  • More search features are here on Google’s website:
  • And yes you can always check Google Labs for any other of their upcoming projects and to-be-added new features, link:
  • Check this Google Labs India project that helps you in finding Hindi Music:

How Insert Your Adsense Pub-ID Into An Adsense Ready WordPress Theme


Every since I put up The Ultimate List of Adsense Ready WordPress Themes, I’ve received some emails asking how to change the Adsense codes in the Themes.

It goes without saying, I hope so anyways, that you’ll need an Adsense account. If not, go get one first before trying this.

I’m going to try and explain it here, step by step.  For this example, I’ll be using the Ads Minded Theme.

1. Choose an Adsense Ready WordPress Theme. You can get one by cliking the link above.

2. Download the theme, choose it in your WordPress control panel under “Presentations”.

3. Once you’ve selected the theme you want and it shows up on your site, go to“Theme Editor” under the “Presentations” button.

4. The Adsense Code can be in different files depending on which Theme you choose.  The Theme developer will tell you which files contain the Adsense code. You normally find this either on their website or in the readme.txt file. This is what it looks like.

5. Once you find the Google Adsense code in the file, highlight the existing code and replace everything between the <script> and </script> tags with your own code. Now save the file. That’s it. The code in the WordPress Theme should be your own.

DO NOT CLICK ON YOUR OWN ADS! It’s against Google Adsense TOS and can get you banned. I know it can happen sometimes when you’re working on a site and you do it without thinking. If that happens, you might want to contact Adsense and let them now what happened.

To make sure that the correct ads are showing, I monitor my Adsense ads in my control panel and make sure impressions and clicks are showing up.

Let’s say you have with adsense on it. You’ve just used a new blog theme and inserted your adsense code into the theme. Let’s also assume that you’ve been receiving impressions and clicks so you know you have traffic. If you stop receiving impressions and clicks after inserting the code, you may want to redo it. Chances are it’s not counting.

Good luck and have fun with these WordPress Themes and Google Adsense!

Google Loves Us Not…Google Loves Us…

This story is like an old episode of “As The World Turns”. A few days ago I posted about Googles updated Adsense TOS and how they were tightening up the TOS and how it seemed they were trying to nudge out the competition and force publishers to choose between the higher paying Adsense and the newer and start up contextual networks like YPN and MSN.

Jensense spoke with Brian Axe (the senior product manager on the Google Adsense Team) and he told her:

Namely, publishers can now display other contextual ads on the same site or page as Google ads as long as they have the same look and feel as our ads

To see what this could mean to you running two types of contextual ads on your site such as Adsense and YPN ads, click on over to her site and see her in-depth reporting on the subject.

4 Important Factors For Increasing Your Google Ad sense Earnings

If you are like hundreds of other people work on the Internet and try to make money with your blog or website, then you probably know Google Ad Sense program. By inserting a snippet of code in your website, Google will place ads through Google Ad Sense on your blog or website. Every time someone clicks on those ads, you get a percentage of what Google makes from its advertisers that the ads are displayed on your site.

Although the idea of making money with Google Ad Sense is simple for a decent amount of money, you must work hard and effort. When it comes to making money with ad sense, there are a few basic things you should know about and at work. In order for you to make money with ad sense, you should be able to use and proper application of these things. When it comes to ad-sense and Ad Sense revenue, the most important factors are:

Google Ad Sense serves ads based on your content keywords.Other words, meaning ad displays ads that are relevant to your content. And like any other form of advertising, some advertisers pay more than others, so when someone clicks on such ads, more money. Thus, investigating and using high paying keywords is an important factor, if you feel like your ad revenue.

Of course to make money Ad Sense, you must drive traffic to your site, and without proper content, there’s no point in driving traffic to your site. You have something of value to people for them to visit your site.

Ad Placement
Though you might think placing ads throughout your site works, it’s revealed that ads placed above the fold (the upper part of your site, where a visitor comes not above scroll down to see the ad) are much more effective. Even the size and design of Ad Sense shown on your site is a factor in whether or not a visitor clicks on it.

You’ve researched your keywords, created some great content, your ads placed on the best spot on your site, but if nobody is coming to your site, there will be no clicks on your ads. Here comes the hardest part of your journey, drive targeted traffic to your site. There are many ways to get targeted traffic to your site, from article marketing, in the forum and search engine optimization. But any webmaster will tell you that search engine optimization is by far the best method for driving targeted traffic to your site specifically for the long term. SEO will take some time and effort, but well worth the rewards.

Working on each of these individual areas will increase your profits Google Ad Sense, but it may take you a while to master all four.But if you do, you really make money with Google Ad Sense.

If you like hundreds of other people are working on the internet and trying to make money from your blog or website, then you probably are aware Google ad sense program. By inserting a snip of codes in your website, Google ad sense will place advertisements from Google on your blog or website. Every time someone clicks on those ads, you get a percentage of what Google earns from its advertisers who’s ads are shown on your site.

Although the idea of making money with Google ad sense is simple, to make any decent amount of money, you have to put some hard work and effort into it. When it comes to making real money with ad sense, there are a few basic things you need to know about and work on. In order for you to make money with ad sense, you need to be able to use and apply these things correctly. When it comes to ad sense and ad sense earnings, the most important factors are:

Google ad sense serves ads based on your content keywords. Another words, ad sense shows ad that are relevant to your content. And like any other type of advertising, some advertisers pay more than others, thus when someone clicks on such ads, you earn more money. So, researching and using high paying keywords is an important factor, if you want to increase your ad sense earnings.

Of course to make money from ad sense, you need to drive traffic to your site, and without any decent content, there is no point in driving  traffic to your site. You have to offer something of a value to people in order for them to visit your site.

Ad placement
While you may think placing ads anywhere on your site will work, its been shown that ads placed above the fold (the top area of your site, where a visitors coming in doesn’t have top scroll down to see  the ad) are much more effective. Even the size and the design of ad sense displayed on your site is a factor in whether or not a visitor clicks on it.

You have researched your keywords, created some great content, placed your ads on the best spot on your site, but if there is no one coming to your site, there will be no clicks on your ads. Here comes the hardest part of your journey, driving targeted traffic to your site. There are many ways to drive targeted traffic to your site, from article marketing, to forum posting and search engine optimization. But any webmaster will tell you that search engine optimization is by far the best method for driving targeted traffic to your site specially for the long run. SEO will take some time and effort, but its well worth the rewards.

Working on each of these individual areas will increase your Google ad sense earnings, but it may take you a while to master all four. But when you do, you will be really making money with Google ad sense.

5 Recommendations On Being Successful With Google’s Adsense Program

As you use Google’s AdSense for more and more time you begin to learn from the blunders of the past, and you gradually begin to understand which of your actions kept your site from reaching its full potential. But an important part in producing an error for an individual to tell and teach them how to avoid the exact same mistake. So this is a list of the top five mistakes people using AdSense make.

You have to read and see if one of them applies to your content. If it is, you must stop and try to repair such errors as quickly as possible. The first big no-no that everyone seems to refer to one point or another has to do with breaking the rules. Google’s AdSense is a great program, but it relies on you respecting a few set rules. Once you increase website traffic and have a large proportion of site visitors you can produce a great deal of money just from their clicks.

The first essential is not “artificial clicks” through any means possible to make. Never click your own links in no way ask your friends or relatives and never click on the links, by a means that your content to encourage visitors to the link. You risk being permanently banned, and that will definitely damage your revenue.

Not with Google’s terms could have your AdSense account suspended. And this is actually the reason why this rule is by all means probably the most important of all. It is because this is the difference between life and death. The second thing users get wrong a lot of time is a bad color palette for ads get. Many times this occurs simply because the publishers are not informed enough to change default color palettes.

Others just can not seem to spend enough time in changing the standard. After notice is definitely bad publicity to push away from individuals to click, while having something that clearly will not distinctive. Third, of course, the position of the ads is probably the most important element you should be good to get you to maximize your earnings with AdSense. This is shown in a large proportion of the sites on the web and Google talks about it as well. Google may provide you with statistics which illustrate what positions work particularly well on your website.

Fourthly, banner ads are also a very bad idea if you’re using AdSense. 480 × 60 such ads are a sure way to drive away many people like most Internet users have a natural resistance to such means of advertising. And last but definitely not least, is not taking care of the site running the ads. Simply because ultimately it does not matter how cool the website itself. If it does not have updated content and a large part of the daily visitors to the site will probably never earn a serious AdSense revenues.

So these are probably the most essential points five individuals to get wrong while using the AdSense program. But of course if you do not mean the expression of such issues, here are the top five points you need to do to ensure your AdSense ads are constantly bringing in that revenue. No way to break Google’s policy. Do not make visitors produce “artificial clicks” on your website, regardless of the person or so the reason. Make sure your ads have the right colors that blend with your site and make sure they are in the right places to attract as many customers as feasible. Often try to avoid using banner-like (480 x 60) adds unless you really know what you are doing and constantly keep your site fresh and up to date.

Adwords – The Five Top Spots To Find Google Adsense

AdWords – The 5 best places to find Google Adsense.

First look at the website Feedback Profile for an example of using these methods.

You have looked at home pages on Google Advertising for, but we have investigated a number of great Adsense sites you really want to see. They are much better than what you would find with a basic Google search.

Have not you always thought about having a sensational website SEO PPC? Are you interested in PPC SEO? Then, I believe I can show you something stirring. I’ve compared many online content about AdWords and imagine how many times you felt dissatisfied. Many authors talk about Google Adsense on the Web, but it’s hard to find adequate resources. So I have collected the five most interesting places and one of which includes feedback on the software site.

Selecting the best sites, I first did a whole endless chase in major web directories for the major names: Adsense, Google Adsense and Pay Per Click ads. Most people are not so much research: they tend to restrict their searches to a few terms like PPC SEO.
But I have noted the best results I got. Believe me, it took a lot of time, but I can visit any one of them, successively, there was a lot of trash, but it was also frequently leads to all this information on Google Adsense to explore!

After considering something like 20 websites, my choices down to what looked like the top 10 websites PPC SEO. I looked more closely at them, and I realized that at least fifty percent negligent content into! I intended that I would find stacks of information about Pay Per Click advertising, but mostly I did not find many pages on Adwords.

Fortunately there were some surprising 5 sites with many pages! So I compared each of these sites during a peak time. I wanted to abuse more time to know everything about Adsense!